went with wife to taka to polish my car today on 14.12.2016.
we decided to walk over to japan food town at wisma to have lunch while waiting for the car to be ready.
it was ok, pretty good..
this time wife wanted me to try nabe seizan. she had nice wagyu don here last time with daughter.
server told us beef is ohmi, one of the 3 top japanese wagyus after matsuzaka & kobe.
mabushi is basically wagyu don, plus there is a dashi you can add to the rice & eat like a chazuke (tea poured onto rice), so described as dashichazuke.
there were garnishes of chopped scallions & seaweed, & freshly grated wasabi to add to the don.
& the set also included a prawn & spinach appetizer, which was ok, good not overly.
i must say we were slightly disappointed with the wagyu don.
we knew from the photos it was not steak quality, more like the gyudon kind of cut.
the beef i guess was pretty ok being ohmi, but it really has no “wow”.
here the overall taste of the wagyu don was mediocre, and overall experience/enjoyment actually poorer than the okinawa agu buta don.
it was better when i added the dashi. at least that made it a more tasty, delicious dish where before it was quite bland…
wagyu mabushi set came with pear & jelly on custard dessert. it was pretty ok dessert.
the okinawa agu buta don was very good!
the lady server replied that it was not kurobuta.
still the taste was excellent. great texture for the belly pork & overall very nice taste experience.
the buta don did not come with appetizer or dessert which were S$3 & S$5 respectively, which would add up to S$33. we ordered the $3 appetizer.
overall, this place was pretty good but would not be my preferred lunch choice.
& while i am generally very much partial towards ohmi wagyu, if i lunch here again, i would pick the S$25 buta don w/o appetizer & dessert over the S$38 wagyu don set because overall the taste experience enjoyment was better.
Nabe Seizan @ Japanfoodtown, Wisma