saw on groupon a S$38 6-course wagyu set at en grill & bar & decided to go with a friend.
happened that another friend from sydney was in singapore at the time. my friend got his wife to join also, so in the end we had 4pax dinner at en grill on 28.5.2015.^^
i made sure i made the reservations before i bought the groupon deal. 🙂
the last time i came here was in 2008 & my family sat at the bar area. i remember because there were flat screens & i watched safina & ivanovic for the first time & ivanovic won her one & only grand slam at roland garros that year. never been the same since.
today we sat at the restaurant side. 3 of us picked the wagyu set (okinawan wagyu) & 1 the seafood set.
6-course wagyu set
#1 wagyu salad
we started with the standard japanese salad with ponzu dressing which i always like. there were like 3 thin slices of wagyu, quite marbled & sweet i guess, not much impact.
#2 wagyu meatball, tataki & misoyaki
very tiny helpings. they supposed to add up i guess.
wagyu meatball was ok. the crouton went pretty ok with the tomato sauce too.
wagyu tataki was excellent, marbled & flavourful.
the misoyaki? quite odd..didn’t taste anything, like any roast beef.
#3 wagyu foie gras &mini burger
this was quite excellent!
liked the roasted sweet potatoes.
the wagyu was well marbled & tasty. not everyone agreed though. 1 friend thought it tasted like satay beef. i didn’t feel that though, & the beef was great for my taste. 🙂
and the grilled onions infused much of the taste, very good. didn’t feel much of the foie gras, maybe we were busy talking.
the wagyu mini burger was excellent!^^
i can have this again. good that it’s so small, i finished all the carbs. haha! 🙂
#4 wagyu roasted sumiyaki
a slightly thicker slice!
don’t know about the orange sauce. the wagyu was well marbled & flavourful. i felt the orange sauce diminished it. not that the sauce was not nice, but i rather have the grilled, intense wagyu taste.
#5 wagyu ragu pasta
it’s more braised beef than ragout tagliatelle. i guess it was ragout sauce + braised beef. well, as good as a braised wagyu could be. very nice pasta really.
6-course seafood set
#1 sashimi salad with truffle miso
1 friend had the 6-course seafood set. didn’t ask but it looked like the same salad with cube-cut sashimi maguro, salmon & maybe kajiki (swordfish). looked good.
#2 tako carpaccio, hotate bainiku &oyster salsa
this looked very appetising. the sliced scallop with plum jelly on cucumber quite interesting.
#3 gindara teriyaki &mini chicken burger
the friend was very impressed with the chicken mini burger she mentioned several times during dinner & afterwards on FB that it was one of the best burgers she had.^^
the gindara like some of the wagyu servings was really thin to feel much impact.
#4 seafood mentaiko yaki (prawn, oyster & hotate)
japanese shellfish grilled in shells not my favourite preparation. for me, oysters should be taken raw, though occasionally breaded oysters can be quite nice, and scallops pan-fried. however, all these looked grilled (& maybe flamed) & may in fact have been grilled with mentaiko then plated on the shells. if so they should be quite tasty & flavourful.
#5 uni angel hair pasta
the uni & ikura capellini was excellent. ^^
this the only one from my friend’s set i tasted. very flavourful, matching gordon grill’s and other places. i would be quite happy overall to take this seafood set.
#6 cheese cake with yuzu sorbet
both sets came with cheese cake & yuzu sorbet. the yuzu sorbet was superb, just love it!^^
cheese cake was the usual soft textured japanese cheese cake, which i like also. 🙂
overall, it was very good value set for S$38nett. as a great set meal i will certainly do this again.
for the purpose of having a good steak fix, the wagyu set did not really deliver a steak experience, not like what we had at-
- arossa (closed), or
- me@oue or
- at prime society
i guess that’s not comparing apple for apple.