went to my friend’s “sound studio” to watch federer vs djokovic australian open semi-finals on 28.1.2016.
for me, for us, this was the finals la..& federer was playing so well enroute to SF that we thought maybe got some fight as the “borg”kovic machine (“resistance is futile” my friend messaged)..
but alas..there was no return of the jedi roger maestro..the dark side of the force lagi too strong la..djok vader overwhelmed jedi master roger..
there was no fight at all in the first 2 sets…federer was actually playing well but he had no aswer to the djoker..so many forced “unforced errors” man…every winner was returned…vader was simply unplayable!
so in the end though it was a 4 setter it was NOT the epic of the nadal federer days with djokovic closely behind with wonderful long rallies exploring every angle won by outright winners NOT unforced errors.
after the 4-setter, we decided to go back to momoya. we had been there several times after such matches, the most recent on 6.7.2014.
this time, there was a DBS/POSB promotion, 3paying 1 free alacarte buffet @ S$39++pax (so about
the sashimi was very average quality, very average.
gyu itame (stir-fry beef)
the gyu itame (stir-fry beef) was ok, passable, don’t make much impression.
buta itame (stir-fry pork) ginger with bean sprouts
buta itame (stir-fry pork) ginger with bean sprouts was quite nice.
i always liked the buta kimchi…this one the kimchi not great.
mentaiko (明太子) pasta – cod roe pasta
i liked the mentaiko (明太子) pasta – cod roe pasta. not my friends’ favourite, so good that it was a small portion. i sapu most of it. 🙂
salmon teriyaki quite good.
saba shioyaki – grilled saba with salt
saba shiyaki not bad too.
sishamo (pregnant fish)
sishamo were quite big. my friends liked it. this not my favorite & for choice i rather have saba or sanma.
spider maki (soft shell crab)
my friends were asking for soft shell crab but they don’t serve that as a dish, so we ordered spider maki, which was just average.
tempura moriawase also average. my friend was talking about the oldest guy in japan serving tempura. i had some supposedly very good tempura(just marginally good for me) in shinjuku, but tempura not really my favourite so i won’t pay the very high price (4000-5000yen) for good tempura.
smoked duck breast salad
smoked duck salad don’t make much impression also. now that one can get very cheap smoked duck in ntuc etc, interest lowered liao…
marinated seaweed & baby octopus
marinated seaweed & baby octopus ok la..
buta miso soup
the pork belly miso soup just the usual not great miso soup with maybe 3 pieces of pork belly.
2 friends had the asari (clam) miso soup. they didn’t like it also.
zaru soba – cold buckwheat noodles
the zaru soba or cold buckwheat noodles i didn’t like. a friend liked it though.
hamachi sushi (mayne it was kampachi)
i ordered the hamachi sushi…liked it!
unagi & kajiki (swordfish) sushi
also liked the unagi & kajiki (swordfish) sushi.
edamame very good for just munching (& beer)
anago cheese sushi & ika sushi
i liked the anago (congel eel or sea eel) cheese sushi. some friends didn’t take cheese so i had 3 pieces.
anago cheese sushi & ika sushi
ika was just average, not the thick gummy type.
overall i think it was avery good deal at like S$29.50pax.
though i said most things were just average, but that is just by comparison with really good quality jap food. for an alacarte buffet, this was as good as any, had very good menu spread and very good for the price.
say before we took the S$17 sashimi+sushi set & add $5 sashimi, so that’s S$22++, and we were happy with the food.
so for S$29.50 alacarte buffet, definitely worth it.
i will certainly have this again.