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Monday, March 16, 2009

Food Review 2009 #1 - Waraku Japanese Casual Dining

We used to stay at the east part of sg and would drive past this restaurant on our way to the beach. Many times we wanted to try the food there but never had the chance. Well, now that we've moved out of the eastern part of sg, we still head to the beach as much as we can. And finally, the chance to try the food here. :)

The place is rather spacious and not too crowded on a weekday lunch hour. It suited me fine as I'm not expecting a crowd at a restaurant so far away from offices. The service is prompt and the crew are all very polite.

Here are the dishes we ordered that day. There were only 2 of us, so we ordered 5 dishes.
This is basically for me only. Hubs do not take raw food, so sashimi is totally out of the question for him. I love the fish slices here... cut in thick slices, they are so fresh and yummy...
Nigiri (mixed sushi platter).... I needed something to further satisfy my sashimi cravings, and so this went on the order. Noticed that there's the egg and tako sushi that Hubs will be able to take. *snigger*. The rice were not molded tight enough, which broke into pieces when I tried dipping them in sauce.Ika Maruyaki - Hubs loves seafood, so this was his order. the sauce looked very little when the dish arrived but after it got warmed up, the amount was actually just nice. the squid was cooked just nice. Abit of chew to it and it's thick flesh gave a very satisfying bite. Overall rather salty but it went down well with some rice.Saba Ichiyaboshi - grilled saba. A little on the dry side but the part near the belly was good!

Final dish was chige ramen. Hubs asked for the spiciest ramen they had and this was the recommendation from the service crew. I love that thick slab of pork in it (there were only 2 pieces of meat, wish there were more). Was cooked to perfection! the meat tasted tender and there's 2 strips of tendons across it when gave it a very very nice bite! The soup had an "almost"cooked egg in it. I love breaking the yolk open and let it mix into the soup, making it very thick and flavourful. Of course there's some pieces of bamboo shots in the broth too. It's good tho' I'm not sure if I'll want to order this again. It's not as spicy as it claimed to be and we added quite a fair amt of chilli flakes in it. :P
Overall, it was a good dining experience. For those who wants to avoid the lunch crowd and have your own transportation, it's a good place for a nice and quiet sit down meal.
Waraku Japanese Casual Dining
1020 East Coast Parkway S449878
Tel : 62421123



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