had 4pax lunch @ joie (pronounced joy) orchard central with J, GYS & LKC today on 26.2.2021.^^
today is 十五元宵节….my vegetarian day 初一十五
returning to joie, fusion french japanese vegetarian after 4yrs
looks like food still same from my only visit 4yrs back & just as good
icy lemon shooter was refreshing
chef appetiser-salmon sashimi most impressive perfect cured texture, crackers & raspberry were good
mozzarella button mushrooms (escargot) looked as delicious as before.
GYS had kami nabe (paper steamboat).
he found the first piece mushroom a bit tough second piece which i had a slice was ok…
I had charcoal tempura..it was good, or as good as tempura of banana, apple, yam, pencil asparagus and eggplant could be.
on that score i should rate this excellent- look & colour great, like the “escargot” dish, texture great, goma (sesame) dip great..
taste very good too..surprisingly the banana tasted pretty good..so overall actually pretty perfect!
we all had truffle cepes mushroom soup..as good as dozo was eons ago..will try potato cauliflower next time…
& we all had monkey mushrooms “steak” on hoba leaf 朴叶….it was good!
like thick tenderloin, tasty mash & sauce and the deepfried pasta was great..overall quite delicious…i guess as good as a mushroom steak can be lol!
GYS had coconut & blueberry false cake..i had a slice..pretty good..
rest of us had red wine poached pear..J thought it was not that good..it was ok for me..competent i guess..
drinks included..GYS & i had hawaiian blue -lychee & blueberry..a bit sweet..ok..joel had apple melody..LKC had hot lavendar tea..
nice lunch with good friends
Joie by Dozo
181 #12- 01 Central, Orchard Road, Singapore 238824