If you’re ok with having dinner at a late timing and absolutely hate queues, come here at 9pm - I only waited for about 10 minutes before being ushered to the counter seat. From there, I could watch all the works in the kitchen, and I loved seeing how the head chef (guy behind) made sure that all the placement of the ingredients are exactly the same as the bowl on their poster.
The seasonal tendon was the Ocean Gems Tendon “Umi” ($23++), and I went for the spicy version which definitely had heat but not overwhelming. The seaweed tempura batter on every piece was light and nori-shing. They ran out of snow crab (sad), so they made up with an extra piece of prawn on top of the two already given together with scallop, squid, oyster, generous drizzle of ikura, and my favourite the king crab stick. It was the size of a fish fillet from LJS so I hadn’t expected it to be crab before biting into it. The juicy umami burst was astounding and left me stunned in wide-eye emoji mode 😳 I wish they had given more oysters instead of prawn, I tried my best to prolong finishing that fat morsel in three tiny bites haha.
The multigrain rice had a nice chew and didn’t feel as filling as plain white rice, perhaps that's why this big bowl turned out to be a manageable portion. #burpple