4pax Birthday Dinner for Good Friend Couple @ Akira Back on 19Apr2021

had lovely 4pax dinner with SMM & B @ akira back 19.4.2021.^^

chef akira back is Korean, grew up in aspen colorado USA, professional snowboarder for 7 years….

the set dinner wasn’t interesting like before, so we decided to go ala carte instead. 🙂

the tuna and crepes mushroom thin pizza was excellent as before. they allow a combo version and that was enough for 4pax appetiser.

we ordered the miso eggplant with mozzarella first tie. it was excellent too. good.. I can improve my miso glazed eggplant.

we ordered 4 mains to share = 2 portions of halibut and 1 portion of ji dori chicken and 1 portion of F1 wagyu.

halibut was excellent, and it was from akira previously that I replicated my own pangrilled halibut on soy beurre blanc sauce.

likewise the jidori chicken on truffle mash was tender and delicious, something I replicated as well (sous vide 75degC 1 hr and pangrilled).

the 350days grain fed F1 wagyu was underwhelming, especially after having the best ohmi wagyu at 8picure several times…

F1 is only 50% Jap wagyu, but I find that Lisa and sulin’s homecooked USDA prime or even just grain fed black angus are as good or better…

the best F1 wagyu I had was at chef Ace Tan pop up at one altitude

we selected our own sushi moriawase from the ala carte menu-aburi otoro, uni, akami, hamachi and unagi, I think about S$90.

sushi of course fresh and sweet…we think though can get much better value at kuirya dining…

had a great dinner conversation and sharing with this friend couple.

c.h.e.f andy


Akira Back (located in JW Marriott Hotel in South BeachAddress: 30 Beach Road, Level B1M, 189763 Located in: JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach 7VV4+R9 Singapore   Contact: jwmarriottsingapore.com 6818 1914   Opening Hours:

Friday-Saturday12–2:30PM 6–10:30PM
Sunday- Thursday12–2:30PM 6–10PM

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