Kabuke located within a walking distance from Telok Ayer MRT Station is a Japanese sake bar on the second floor of a heritage shophouse. Upon arrival at second floor, we were kinda lost searching the entrance to the bar. It is like a secret passage where we need to figure out where’s the door.
Kabuke specialises in Sake pairing and each item on the menu is matched with recommended sake to heighten the umami flavour of each dish. My foodie friends and I visited the place over the weekend to find out more about it.
Shiso Tempura with Hotate Tartare S$15.00++
Ikura and caviar drizzled with truffle shoyu over crispy shiso leaf tempura. Perfect to kick start the meal.
Salmon Bruschetta S$6.00++
Takoyaki Fries S$12.00++
I would say it is an addictive fries using the ingredients of the Takoyaki balls, including Octopus, Ebiko, Ikura, Bonito Flakes and Takoyaki sauce. It is best for sharing and also sake pairing too.
Crispy Goma Wings S$12.00++
Deep fried sesame chicken wings with yuzu mayo wasabi sauce. Love the crispiness and the juicy flavour of the wings.
Baby Corn S$10.00++
The baby corn is surprisingly delish with its siracha mayo, furikake and pork floss. It was crunchy, savoury and flavourful.
Kabuke Wagyu Bowl S$28.00++
My favourite wagyu bowl topped with onsen egg. It is tasty, filling and umami in flavor.
(Note: the photo shown is sample portion)
Kabuke Cheese Platter S$25.00++
It is rather enriching learning sake from Sake sommelier Keiji throughout the dinner. I rarely experience sake pairing with food though. They offer quite an extensive range of sake and each sake has its own distinctive taste. Sake can be broken down into many different categories including sweet, dry and clear taste. It is so much to learn about sake and definitely an eye-opener for me.
Address: 200A Telok Ayer St.
Monday – Thursday 5:00PM – 11:00PM
Friday – Saturday 5:00PM – 1:00AM
(Closed on Sundays)