So we were trying so hard to get seats at Teppei that we gave up. Then came G’s friend, JY, who happened to know a chef in a Japanese restaurant, and she had seats for Omakase dinner! She very generously offered to bring us along and we were so excited (even though it’s not Teppei, haha…)!
Our appetizer came rather quickly. That delicate fish and egg roll that tasted like a cake caught our attention immediately! The whelk was huge and fresh, and we enjoyed it very much; it had a just-right kind of chewy texture such that you can enjoy the chewing process without feeling tired! The liver in the bowl was oh-so-sinfully-delicious too! What a great way to begin the meal 🙂
The sashimi platter was next to arrive… So deliciously fresh! Our favourite was the salmon, that literally melted in our mouths! The uni was also very sweet and delicious, which we really appreciated since we seldom get to have fresh uni in Singapore. Funny how we sometimes see it in the menus but always unavailable 😦
Unfortunately our tuna had bits of tendon, which was a little black mark in the otherwise very satisfactory 5-piece sashimi platter.
Next up was wifey’s absolute favourite of the meal – pitan tofu! It was different from the usual tofu with sliced or diced century eggs lined on top. Rather, the century egg was in a purée form and that heavenly eggy taste was a perfect match with the tofu and sweet crab meat! Totally beat all versions hands down, even wiping out the rather delicious pitan tofu we had in Macau back in 2008, that got us started on loving this dish.
This was followed by the grilled swordfish and salmon. Who knew grilled swordfish could taste so good?
Our previous experience with swordfish was only sashimi style and a really fishy fried version at Fish & Co, so this was really quite amazing for us! It was my favourite item of the meal!
We then had our chawanmushi with ikura and mushrooms. Very pretty, smooth and delicate dish 🙂
This was followed by a huge grilled scallop and mushroom with mentai sauce… Woo! Very addictive!
The beef teppanyaki was tender and delicious, and the sauce was very flavourful, but I guess we had quite a fair bit of beef teppanyaki and steaks all the time, so this wasn’t particularly memorable amongst all the rest of the outstanding dishes (oops sorry JY!!)
The eighth dish to arrive was the 6 types of sushi and by now, wifey was really quite full and unable to finish the dish. But not before trying out her favourite anago sushi, to re-live her Tokyo experience long ago, which totally changed her mind about sushi… Haha!
Lastly, we had a clear soup with a strong bonito flavour, which we felt was a good way to finish our meal!
This was a truly enjoyable experience! Thank you JY 🙂