went to my friend’s “sound studio” to watch federer vs djokovic australian open semi-finals on 28.1.2016.
for me, for us, this was the finals la..& federer was playing so well enroute to SF that we thought maybe got some fight as the “borg”kovic machine (“resistance is futile” my friend messaged)..
but alas..there was no return of the jedi roger maestro..the dark side of the force lagi too strong la..djok vader overwhelmed jedi master roger..
there was no fight at all in the first 2 sets…federer was actually playing well but he had no aswer to the djoker..so many forced “unforced errors” man…every winner was returned…vader was simply unplayable!
so in the end though it was a 4 setter it was NOT the epic of the nadal federer days with djokovic closely behind with wonderful long rallies exploring every angle won by outright winners NOT unforced errors.
this time, there was a DBS/POSB promotion, 3paying 1 free alacarte buffet @ S$39++pax (so about
the sashimi was very average quality, very average.
the gyu itame (stir-fry beef) was ok, passable, don’t make much impression.
buta itame (stir-fry pork) ginger with bean sprouts was quite nice.
i always liked the buta kimchi…this one the kimchi not great.
i liked the mentaiko (明太子) pasta – cod roe pasta. not my friends’ favourite, so good that it was a small portion. i sapu most of it. 🙂
salmon teriyaki quite good.
saba shiyaki not bad too.
sishamo were quite big. my friends liked it. this not my favorite & for choice i rather have saba or sanma.
my friends were asking for soft shell crab but they don’t serve that as a dish, so we ordered spider maki, which was just average.
tempura moriawase also average. my friend was talking about the oldest guy in japan serving tempura. i had some supposedly very good tempura(just marginally good for me) in shinjuku, but tempura not really my favourite so i won’t pay the very high price (4000-5000yen) for good tempura.
smoked duck salad don’t make much impression also. now that one can get very cheap smoked duck in ntuc etc, interest lowered liao…
marinated seaweed & baby octopus ok la..
the pork belly miso soup just the usual not great miso soup with maybe 3 pieces of pork belly.
2 friends had the asari (clam) miso soup. they didn’t like it also.
the zaru soba or cold buckwheat noodles i didn’t like. a friend liked it though.
i ordered the hamachi sushi…liked it!
also liked the unagi & kajiki (swordfish) sushi.
edamame very good for just munching (& beer)
i liked the anago (congel eel or sea eel) cheese sushi. some friends didn’t take cheese so i had 3 pieces.
ika was just average, not the thick gummy type.
overall i think it was avery good deal at like S$29.50pax.
though i said most things were just average, but that is just by comparison with really good quality jap food. for an alacarte buffet, this was as good as any, had very good menu spread and very good for the price.
so for S$29.50 alacarte buffet, definitely worth it.
i will certainly have this again.