Japanese cuisine is my favourite cuisine of all. This time round my foodie partner, Eric and I explored Hakumai Sushi & Omakase. The restaurant is conveniently located in a corner of International Plaza building.The location is conveniently accessible with walking distance from Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Hakumai also serve a selection of choices in the form of lunch bento sets which is great value in business districts.
We decided to try Pitan Tofu S$7.00 which is well-received in reviews. Indeed a good tofu with very smooth pitan above. Awesome combination with the presentation and taste!
Chirashi Sushi Gozen set S$39.80 serves with a bowl of prawn broth and truffled flavoured chawanmushi. Sweet delicious broth serving that left a deep impression over it. Fusion of truffle sauce with chawanmushi is indeed tasty. As for the set, we are quite pleased with overall. Fresh thick sashimi slices with flavorful japanese rice complete the meal.
Another set that we tried is the Sanshoku Mini Don Gozen set S$36.80 which comes with three small rice bowls. Pork belly, unagi and mashed salmon with truffle oil. Every bits of the bowl gives us a chance to taste. My favourite was the salmon bowl with nicely mashed bits with natto and truffles infused.
Hakumai also serves interesting dishes with reasonable pricing. If you are working in the CBD area, you could try out their set lunch offers which is relatively cheaper than the regular menu though.
However, do not expect much from the services. One of the service staff seems to rush people to leave by clearing the dishes on our table and some actions that indirectly telling us that they are closed for lunch operating hours.
Hakumai Sushi & Omakase
10 Anson Road
Operating Hours: Monday- Saturday 11:30AM-15:00 | 6:00PM – 10:30PM
(Closed on Sunday)