|Aji (horse mackeral) sushi – Photo courtesy of Shinji by Kanesaka|
I was on a mission to discover Singapore’s best omakase restaurant for cnngo and I think I’ve found it at Shinji in Raffles Hotel.
|Team of Japanese chefs at Shinji by Kanesaka – Photo courtesy of Shinji by Kanesaka|
|Toro (tuna) sushi – Photo courtesy of Shinji by Kanesaka|
|5-hour steamed awabi (abalone) – Photo courtesy of Shinji by Kanesaka|
The cooked food’s equally stellar. Think cubes of tuna cheek grilled yakitori style with leek or, if the chef fancies, a marbled hunk of tuna steak. If you’re lucky, you might even land the 5-hour steamed Hokkaido abalone, perfect on it’s own or with a sprinkle of salt. Or the Hokkaido hairy crab, which is first blanched, painstakingly picked of it’s flesh and stuffed back into it’s own shell, then served with a vinegar-spiked dashi dip.
The arrival of a rice dish, in our case the sweet and creamy uni don, sea urchin tossed in rice and topped with chopped tuna, would signal the finale of your omakase journey.
Shinji by Kanesaka | Raffles Hotel #02-20, 1 Beach Road | 65-6338 6131