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[SG EATS] Ki Su Shoujin Omakase at Tras Street Offers Unique Plant-Based Omakase Dining Experience

Nestled along Tras Street, Ki Su Shoujin Omakase stands out as a fresh addition to Singapore’s culinary scene, brought to you by the team behind Joie by Dozo. Embracing a plant-based omakase concept, Ki Su is a pioneer, offering a distinctive and forward-thinking dining experience.

Read more: [SG EATS] Ki Su Shoujin Omakase at Tras Street Offers Unique Plant-Based Omakase Dining Experience Ki Su - Interior ShotUpon entering Ki Su, guests are greeted by an elegant interior design. The main dining area features a long counter table, where patrons can witness the artistry of each course being meticulously prepared in the open kitchen. Additionally, the restaurant offers two private rooms suitable for larger groups.

Ki Su offers two omakase menus: an 8-course lunch priced at S$88.00++ and a 10-course dinner at S$168.00++. Opting for the dinner omakase, guests are treated to a sequence of inventive meatless dishes, each presenting a contemporary twist on traditional omakase fare.

The dinner omakase menu unfolds with a delightful trio of snacks, including Egg Yolk Toast with Air Flown Tonburi Caviar, Avocado Taco, and Beetroot Cigar.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Nigiri SushiKi Su Shoujin Omakase - Uni-Pumpkin

Next, we had the Nigiri Sushi selection features four distinct types, such as the Shiro Shimeji (White Mushroom), Red Capsicum (reminiscent of tuna sushi), Nasu (Eggplant), and Pumpkin (resembling Uni sushi). Each piece offers a harmonious balance of flavors and textures, showcasing the chef’s creativity.

A highlight of the meal is the Truffle Pate, a decadent creation crafted from nuts and adorned with mustard seeds and a hint of truffle sauce atop a crispy buttery toast. The illusion of foie gras is convincingly achieved. I was amazed with the creation.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Yakimono

The Yakimono course presented two skewers of beancurd skin wrapped with enoki mushroom and cherry tomato, grilled to perfection.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - King Oyster

The following course features king oyster mushrooms adorned with shiso leaf, complemented by a sweet pea puree.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Kabutoni

Kabutoni, a simmered course, delighted the palate with eggplant, daikon, yuba (tofu skin), and morel mushroom in a flavorful soy sauce and sake broth.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Golden Temaki

Notable mentions go to the Golden Temaki, a crunchy seaweed handroll filled with maitake mushroom, gold flakes, and egg yolk. The homemade mayonnaise truly shines.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Entree Monkey Head Mushroom

For the Entree, the juicy and meaty Monkey head mushroom took center stage, accompanied by rice popcorn and truffle mashed potatoes. Despite already feeling satisfied, the temptation of the truffle mashed potatoes was simply irresistible.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Omakase-leek-infused soup

The meal concludes with a comforting leek-infused soup poured over a baby Napa cabbage. This dish reminds me of a similar dish I had at Chef Chan’s Private Dine recently.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Dessert Matcha BonsaiKi Su Shoujin Omakase - Dessert edible flowers and Hokkaido Ice Cream

Desserts were a delightful culmination of creativity and flavors, with highlights including a Matcha Bonsai creation and a colorful display of edible flower petals served with Hokkaido ice cream.

While the dinner omakase price may seem steep for a primarily vegetable-based menu, Ki Su Shoujin Omakase presents a novel and commendable concept in plant-based dining.

While it may not align with traditional Japanese omakase expectations, it undoubtedly offers a unique and memorable culinary adventure for those seeking innovative flavors and vegetarian delights.

Address: Ki Su Shoujin Omakase

60 Tras St, #01-01,

Singapore 078999

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00PM-3:00PM | 6:00PM-10:00PM

(Closed on Sunday)

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[SG EATS] Abura Kappo at Amoy Street | A Novel Restaurant-in-a-Restaurant Concept within Hashida Singapore

Abura Kappo is a new dining concept within the renowned Hashida Singapore that offers a unique and innovative dining experience. Nestled along the vibrant Amoy Street, Abura Kappo shares the same entrance as Hashida Singapore, which is helmed by chef Kenjiro “Hatch” Hashida. Having recently unveiled its doors last December, Abura Kappo introduces a captivating fusion of creativity and tradition, all centered around the element of oil.

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There are three private dining rooms available- Room A which accommodates 12 guests, Room B with a capacity for 7 guests , and Room O (Abura Kappo) designed for gatherings of up to 6 guests. So to reach to the designated Abura Kappo room, diners will take a serene stroll down a zen lane within Hashida Singapore that adds an element of anticipation.

Abura Kappo’s fixed 13-course menu, priced at S$200++ per person, showcases a delightful blend of traditional Japanese flavors with a contemporary twist. Join me as I delve into the beautiful evening here.

Monaka 

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A crispy wafer filled with a creamy blend of blue cheese and Comté cheese, mushroom sauce, and pearls of roasted beetroot and Japanese radish.

Lamb x Squid 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Lamb x Squid


A surprising combination of fresh raw lamb paired with squid, accompanied by Hashida’s signature gin salt. I thought the combination was interesting and the chef has nailed it well.

Camembert 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Camembert


A delightful course featuring Camembert cheese tempura paired with the citrusy mint of kinome leaves. One of my favourite of the night.

Tuna Consommé 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Tuna Consumme


I was instructed to gently swirl the glass containing the tuna consommé, which I thought it was wine at the first place. The swirl is to allow the aromatic spring onion oil to meld with the essence of Japanese bluefin tuna. Splendid!

Managatsuo 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Managatsuo


Moving on to the Managatsuo, a dish spotlighting the silver pomfret. This delectable creation is served with two flavorful sauces – a zesty, homemade onion sauce and a rich tempura sauce.

Ebi Toast 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Ebi Toast


Deviating from traditional bread with a savoury house-made tamagoyaki and angel shrimp paste. Visually pretty and flavours are on point.

Tebagyoza 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Tebagyoza

A twist on Tebagyoza, featuring a crisp deboned chicken wing generously stuffed with glutinous rice and egg. It is inspired from Oyako-don dish.

Wagyu Beef Tempura 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Wagyu Beef Tempura


Hokkaido Tokachi Wagyu beef wrapped in green shiso leaf, deep-fried to perfection, and drizzled with a sauce made from balsamic vinegar and pomegranate juice. Give a dip with with the Sakura salt and red shiso (yukari) salt that served on the side for more flavours.  

Duck Salad 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Duck Salad


A refreshing intermission in the culinary journey so far. This course features slices of succulent duck breast accompanied by pickled turnip and persimmon, offering a delightful blend of flavors and textures.

Soft Soba Taco 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Soft Soba Taco


The Soft Soba Taco is a pleasantly surprising fusion dish that brings together a handmade buckwheat tortilla with a touch of sukiyaki inspiration

There are also inspirations from sukiyaki with the deep-fried cutlet of minced Wagyu topped with tofu emulsion and then drizzled over with egg yolk. 

Oden Tempura 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Oden Tempura



Oden Tempura takes inspiration from the Japanese classic, with radish and tomato stewed in dashi before being deep-fried to a golden perfection. This unique preparation is a first for me, and I must say, it’s surprisingly delightful.

Donabe  

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Presented in a donabe, the dish features plump, glossy, and sweet Nanatsuboshi short-grain rice, paired generously with a selection of fresh seafood. The bowl is accompanied by a trio of toppings and sheets of roasted seaweed. Among them is the Spicy Tuna, adorned with golden tempura crumbs; Prawn Tempura, served with tempura sauce resembling a mini tendon; and a mix of julienned radish, shiitake mushroom, spinach, and burdock root arranged in the style of Korean Kimbap.

The concluding savory course offers a playful DIY experience, allowing you to customize the donabe with condiments and accompanying ingredients to your liking.

Dessert 

Abura Kappo Amoy Street-Dessert



The dessert presentation unfolds in two parts. First,  we had the shiitake mushroom-infused chocolate paired harmoniously with house-made vanilla ice cream, cleverly shaped to mimic a mushroom cap. Next is the slice of dried persimmon served alongside house-made matcha ice cream.

For those still craving more, ala carte add-ons such as Uni & Caviar Tempura, Ika & Caviar Tempura, and Kani Tempura are available.

Abura Kappo’s innovative approach to its “oil”-inspired menu, combined with unexpected twists and delightful flavors, offers a refreshing departure from traditional omakase experiences. The intimate setting and creative dishes make it a must-try for those seeking a fun and unique culinary adventure in the heart of Singapore.

Address: Abura Kappo  
77 Amoy Street 
Singapore 069896 
Tel: +65 8129 5336 

Opening Hours 
Tuesday: 7.00pm to 10.30pm 
Wednesdays to Sundays 
Lunch: 12.00pm to 3.00pm 
Dinner: 7.00pm to 10.30pm 
Closed on Mondays 

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[SG EATS] Nishikane by Nobuhiro Nishi – Japanese Kappo Style Omakase Restaurant

Nishikane by Nobuhiro Nishi stands as a premium Japanese kappo style omakase establishment nestled in Singapore’s bustling Central Business District. Chef Nobu, with a lineage steeped in Japanese culinary traditions spanning over six generations, brings a unique blend of classic techniques and modern flavors to this intimate 16-seater fine-dining venue. Continue reading [SG EATS] Nishikane by Nobuhiro Nishi – Japanese Kappo Style Omakase Restaurant

[SG EATS] Charcoal-Grilled Omakase Dining Experience at HANAZEN in Chijmes

Hanazen situated in the CHIJMES dining and entertainment hub in the heart of the City Hall district has recently launched a brand-new menu. The menu is meticulously crafted by Chef Taisei Iwao. Chef Taisei, who serves as the Executive Chef at the Michelin-starred Lumiere and owns Karato in Osaka. Continue reading [SG EATS] Charcoal-Grilled Omakase Dining Experience at HANAZEN in Chijmes

[SG EATS] 8-course Lunch Omakase S$68++ at Unkai Sushi Singapore – Affordable Omakase in Orchard Singapore

Omakase tends to be premium and expensive due to not only the many courses that are served, but also due to the quality of the ingredients that determined the pricing. My recent visit to Unkai Sushi Singapore located in Orchard Rendezvous Hotel does not have to break the bank. Helmed by Chef Eugene Lam, he is offering a Lunch Omakase priced at S$68.00++ per pax and other Omakase menu from S$88.00++. Continue reading [SG EATS] 8-course Lunch Omakase S$68++ at Unkai Sushi Singapore – Affordable Omakase in Orchard Singapore

SG Food: Ikkoten Omakase – Kyoto-Style Kaiseki Dining Restaurant at Telok Ayer Street

Ikkoten Omakase located at Telok Ayer Street showcases culinary odyssey through the rich yet clean-tasting flavours of traditional Kyoto cuisine. Translated to English as “ Paradise on Earth”, the word “Ikkoten”or“一壺天” is derived from the Japanese legend about a magical jar that contains a magnificent world filled with fine wines and bountiful feasts. Helmed by Executive Chef, Brandon Low, a Singaporean trained under various Japanese chefs. Although Chef Brandon is young, he has close to 10 years of experience in Japanese cuisine. Continue reading SG Food: Ikkoten Omakase – Kyoto-Style Kaiseki Dining Restaurant at Telok Ayer Street

[SG EATS] Kissajin by Les Amis Group – Fun and Affordable Omakase Experience Inspired by Japanese Culture, Festivals

Kissajin officially opened on 10 October 2022 and located right next to Jinhonten ( Omakase sister establishment). The restaurants are also in the esteemed restaurant group of Les Amis Group including Wagyu Jin, Jinjo, Tenjin and Sushi Jin. Helmed by Chef Ryo Yamaguchi alongside Executive Chef Makoto Saito, @Kissajin proffers an experiential menu that is refreshed quarterly to highlight prime seasonal produce.

The restaurant offers one specially curated omakase menu each for lunch and dinner. Priced at S$68.00++ for seven (7) course lunch and S$98.00++ for eight (8) course dinner. Expect to see new menu every quarterly to highlight prime seasonal produce. Continue reading [SG EATS] Kissajin by Les Amis Group – Fun and Affordable Omakase Experience Inspired by Japanese Culture, Festivals

[SG EATS] Omakase Experience at JIDAI Restaurant @ Circular Road

JIDAI Restaurant located at Circular Road is a French-Japanese restaurant that opened few months ago. Once you stepped into the restaurant, you can see the 招き猫 Maneki-Neko as an iconic figurine filled up the interior of the restaurant. The restaurant offers omakase-style, set lunch and a la carte menu currently. Diners can opt for 8-course omakase priced at S$88.00++ per pax or 10-course omakase priced at S$118.00++ per pax. Their omakase menu changes every 2 months and I am sharing the current 8-course omakase with French influences. Continue reading [SG EATS] Omakase Experience at JIDAI Restaurant @ Circular Road

[SG EATS] Maetomo Japanese cuisine Kaiseki & Sushi At Sheraton Towers Hotel – Omakase Dining That Transport You Back To Japan

Maetomo Japanese cuisine Kaiseki & Sushi located at Level 1 of Sheraton Towers Hotel is helmed by Chef Maetomo that offers traditional recipes of washoku a contemporary twist and brings out the delicate flavours of each seasonal ingredient to create a tantalizing umami experience for all in luxe and private setting. They are a total of 4 private room with the theme of four seasons. Continue reading [SG EATS] Maetomo Japanese cuisine Kaiseki & Sushi At Sheraton Towers Hotel – Omakase Dining That Transport You Back To Japan

[SG EATS] Rêve -French & Japanese Flavours Fine Dining Restaurant At Kreta Ayer Road

Rêve nestled located along Kreta Ayer Road is a French-Japanese fine-dining restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Kawano Masahiko. The elegant fine dining space balances traditional Japanese ingredients with French cuisine with a 7 course lunch menu at S$158.00++ and a 9 course dinner menu at S$218.00++. Continue reading [SG EATS] Rêve -French & Japanese Flavours Fine Dining Restaurant At Kreta Ayer Road