went lunch with a friend to mikuni on 27.11.2015. ^^
if i want kaiseki or omakase, it would be hachi.
& for a cheap & really good chirashi don (or maybe it is large cube cut barachirashi) don then sumiya.
today we wanted to take the teppanyaki or robatayaki set, so we sat at the robatayaki counter.
it’s quite an excellent seating actually, very private corner area.
robatayaki 炉烧 is like a charcoal bbq where skewered meats are barbequed. the chef then serves the food with giant oars to reach over the counter.
i was chatting with the chef before my friend arrived.
this ugly fish is kinki, a quite tasty japanese delicacy, a bit expensive.
looks a bit like the kinmedai, golden eye snapper.
they was lobsters & king prawns. cannot tell from photo but the lobster was 650g size & the prawns were very large king prawns.
& there was the alaskan king crab & large oysters.
the kurobuta belly were sous vide before bbq.
i am testing one belly now (being pressed with weights) in the fridge (tea brined & 16hrs in the oven at 70degC), and will pan fry skin side tomorrow. let’s see how that goes. 🙂
my friend ordered the teppanyaki set.
i had the teppanyaki set previously so i decided to try out the business bento (top photo) this time.
server told me lobster uni yaki was 1/2 lobster.
but then this a very tiny lobster, maybe 350g size, so 1/2 very small serving.
sashimi was good standard but not special, just 2 pieces salmon & a hotate.
futomaki was ok.
the small sides were very average, nicely presented.
if you take the menu prices before discount, 1/2 lobster = S$24, so the remaining almost nothing dishes added up to S$44=S$68-S$24, i would say the set is not worth at all, might as well order a lobster to share.
of course if you take the whole lobster business bento set at S$34 (after 50% feed at raffles discounts) in such a restaurant. i guess it’s ok.
but i would take the chirashi don anytime.
my friend’s teppanyaki set included a chawanmushi. 🙂
the golden prawns one of the popular dishes here, & miso cod was also good.
the tenderloin was so so here (i tried previously). my friend thought so also. garlic rice was ok.
the dessert was a mousse ice cream. quite nice really & my friend liked it.
i prefer the previous panna cotta though.
ambience was super & we had good time together. overall the food & place were great for the price. not the best i had at mikuni. but it ‘s good to try different dishes also.