BBQ Stingray 8pax Dinner @ Banana Leaf Seafood, Kopitiam Blk 450 Clementi Ave 3 on 21Nov2016

zi char dishes

zi char dishes

my OPS primary school classmate bought 8pax dinner at banana leaf seafood this evening on 21.11.2016. ^^

the host came kind of late, so we were at liberty to order the food. 🙂

banana leaf seafood bbq stall @ kopitiam blk 450 clementi ave 3

banana leaf seafood bbq stall @ kopitiam blk 450 clementi ave 3

banana leaf seafood bbq stall @ kopitiam blk 450 clementi ave 3

banana leaf seafood bbq stall @ kopitiam blk 450 clementi ave 3

banana leaf seafood bbq stall is located at kopitiam blk 450 clementi ave 3.

according to one friend, the stall selling pig trotters also good.

no photography!!!

no photography!!!

there was a sign – no photography!!!

though we were taking photos with impunity throughout dinner.

no outside food understandable…anyhow we also took some ming ang pastry after dinner…

satay

satay

the satay was pretty good here also.

satay

satay

satay was tasty. chicken satay was tender. beef/mutton satay ok, just slightly tough.

satay

satay 

another friend paid separately for satay, she said about $15 for 20 satays & 2 ketupat. 🙂

otah

otah

we ordered prawn & fish otah.

otah

otah

otah was ok for me. some friends said not so good.

cannot really c/w the thick chunky otah at restaurants, & some cheaper burnt leaf otah also very good, but otherwise ok for me.

lala - little neck clams

lala – little neck clams

lala to me was non-descript.

lala - little neck clams

lala – little neck clams

sauce not anything, not spicy no specia flavours (like curry leaves)…clams not succulent.

#1 stir-fried manila clams with curry leaves

my own manila clams with curry leaves

no comparison with my own manila clams leh…..

har jeon gai - prawn paste chicken

har jeon gai – prawn paste chicken

some friends liked the har jeon gai – prawn paste chicken here.

for me it was quite ordinary. not great.

fried kang kong

fried kang kong

fried kang kong was ok.

thai kailan

thai kailan

thai kailan quite ok too.

chilli bbq sotong

chilli bbq sotong

the bbq sotong so so for me. maybe it was just chilli sotong & baked in the leaf.

no bbq flavours.

chilli bbq stingray

chilli bbq stingray

the bbq stingray was excellent!

chilli bbq stingray

chilli bbq stingray

very tasty, tender, juicy.

and chilli very good & great complements to the bbq fish.

dinner for 8pax, 7 dishes was S$112. pretty ok…

ming ann pastry from JB

ming ann pastry from JB

ming ann pastry from JB

ming ann pastry from JB

ming ann egg tart

ming ann egg tart

a friend brought some ming ang pastry & egg tarts from JB…we had that after dinner…

i guess as long as you eat your fair share of food purchase at the kopitiam, they let you consume outside food.

wimi coconut ice cream dessert

wimi coconut ice cream dessert

after dinner a friend suggested we have the wimi ice cream dessert.

coconut ice cream dessert

coconut ice cream dessert – S$5

the $5 serving came with a choice of 2 ice creams, plus 3 toppings, all served in a coconut & also a free coconut water drink.

i didn’t try it.

it looks pretty look for a $5 dessert, nice combo.

a pleasant evening with old friends of 51years…great bonding..

c.h.e.f andy

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Another Bestest Kaiseki Dinner @ Hachi on 20Nov2016

uni ikura on king crab + botan ebi with corn veloute

#1 uni ikura on king crab + botan ebi with corn veloute 

wife bought 3pax dinner at hachi this evening on 20.11.2016. ^^

never fail to have the best kaiseki, best dinner experience here….we had so many best here. 🙂

 

kaiseki menu

kaiseki menu 

for us this place is better than or equal to most of the ryokan kaiseki we had in japan.

really excellent stuff & always thrill the palate, everytime la….

uni ikura on king crab + botan ebi with corn veloute

#1 uni ikura on king crab + botan ebi with corn veloute 

the sensai 前菜came with 2 delicacies.

uni ikura on king crab

#1 uni ikura on king crab 

a generous serving on uni & ikura atop a tarabagani (king crab) with apple vinegar jelly.

uni superb & ikura was like my daughter said – taste of the sea.

strangely though i though the king crab wasn’t that sweet, or not as sweet as i expected (like the lobster was). wife & daughter thought it was great, so maybe just me.

botan ebi with corn veloute

#1 botan ebi with corn veloute 

the botan ebi was wonderful, as expected.

the corn veloute felt more like a chawanmushi than a soup, very nice la!

uni isobe age

#2 uni isobe age 

the uni isobe age was very good this evening.

excellent isobe age (a seaweed flavoured fritter) to complement the very sweet & fresh uni.

on a bed of edamame mousse.

uni isobe age + kinono mushroom consomme

#2 uni isobe age + kinoko mushroom consomme 

there was a kinoko mushroom consomme, but really that was non-descript.

not that it was not good or tasty. but it was ordinary by comparison.

how i miss jaan…& the “out-of-this-world” cepe mushroom tea!

canadian oyster with ponzu jelly

#3 canadian oyster with ponzu jelly 

the large canadian oyster, quite a permanent fixture in both lunch & dinner kaiseki.

always good, plump & great combined with the ponzu jelly.

canadian oyster with ponzu jelly

#3 canadian oyster with ponzu jelly 

daughter & i both commented that the oyster this evening not as sweet as what we had previously. still excellent la… 🙂

sashimi moriawase

#4 sashimi moriawase 

we had a great chef’s selection of sashimi.

though i wouldn’t mind if we had some shell fish like akagai, hotate, or some uni or botan ebi…haha! can always be better….

sashimi moriawase

#4 sashimi moriawase

every fish was very sweet – bonito, chutoro, kampachi, hirame, a grouper (tai??), & kinmedai.

all wonderful!

a hirame millefeuille dish

a hirame millefeuille dish (complimentary)

we were served a complimentary dish – don’t see it in the menu la..

the server saod layer hirame with nori (seaweed)..

a hirame millefeuille dish

a hirame millefeuille dish (complimentary)

don’t see the millefeuille layers here, just hirame stacked together – 4 slices..

this hirame (flounder) very sweet & no residue…usually hirame has residue..

there was some sauce…the entire dish very tasty..

grilled lobster done to perfection

#5 grilled lobster done to perfection 

the lightly grilled lobster was fantastic!

so sweet, so tasty, perfection la!

the lobster was as good as the superb grilled lobster at ash & elm’s 100gourmet dinner on 26.8.2016. ^^

grilled lobster done to perfection

#5 grilled lobster done to perfection

& the serving tray!

never seen one so beautiful! the maple were encased in glass, the lobster & the tiny fish fritters displayed on top! 🙂

some tiny fish fritters

some tiny fish fritters 

very nice tiny fish fritters to go with the lobster.

truffle miso cod + A5 ohmi wagyu

#6 truffle miso cod + A5 ohmi wagyu 

wife doesn’t take saba. the chef knows well so served her a truffle miso cod. quite excellent!

pacific saury (saba)

#6 pacific saury (saba) 

daughter & i had our saba.

it was very very good! just could not match the cod la…

A5 ohmi wagyu

#6 A5 ohmi wagyu 

& the A5 ohmi wagyu was just resplendent la! the bestest!

pacific saury (saba)+ A5 ohmi wagyu

#6 pacific saury (saba)+ A5 ohmi wagyu

was having a conversation with the young chef, a friendly young man, came over from the hachi izakaya side we were yet to try.

he was talking about A6, A7, A8 wagyu that are only available in japan.

not sure he is right though. never heard of A6, A7, A8 wagyu. always thought A5 was the highest grade. couldn’t find anything on google. can be though that they are in japanese & google only turns out overseas info which only list A5 as highest grade.

uni + hotate + chutoro sushi

#7 uni + hotate + chutoro sushi

wife got her hotate sushi.

chutoro + saba + uni sushi

chutoro + saba + uni sushi

daughter & i had saba sushi, along with uni & chutoro.

chutoro + saba + uni sushi

chutoro + saba + uni sushi 

they were all just so good la………

lemon jelly with kuromame + black sesame ice cream

#8 lemon jelly with kuromame + black sesame ice cream

for dessert, we had the lemon jelly with kuromame. japanese sweetened black beans always so nice, & perfect with the jelly.

lemon jelly with kuromame + black sesame ice cream

lemon jelly with kuromame + black sesame ice cream

the black sesame in a macha cone also very nice.

this a place we enjoy & will come back repeatedly.

though dinner kaiseki is expensive c/w with the excellent value lunch kaiseki, it was very good so well worth the price.

c.h.e.f andy

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Hachi

Address

#01-01, 6 Mohamed Sultan Road, 238956

Contact

+65 67349622

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 12:00 – 14:30

Tue – Fri: 18:00 – 23:00

Sat, Sun & PH: 18:00 – 23:00

No lunch of Sat, Sun & PH

Closed: Alt Sun