We were here for some Japanese-European fusion food because of the Chope offer!
Though there was a larger outdoor seating area, we opted for indoors, thinking that it would be less hot and more quiet. Erm, it was quite quiet when the blender was not in use 😛
It was ladies’ night today, so ladies get a free drink and 3 oysters at promotional prices. The staff said it is men’s night everyday; the men foot the bill everyday. Hahahaha!
To start, we got a Lychee Sake Cocktail and 3 Fresh Oysters to share. We also had a Raw & Cured Platter ($36++), Hamachi Collar ($21.90++), Charcoal Griled Saikyo Miso Ginger Spring Chicken ($24++), Jumbo Crab Meat Linguine ($29, free with Chope offer).
The eye-pleasing and refreshing platter had a very sweet and fresh botan ebi, yummy sword fish belly, mackerel, salmon, and ikura.
The hamachi collar and crab meat pasta were definitely the stars of our dinner! The hamachi collar was grilled to perfection, and we liked the flavourful pasta and the generous chunks of crab meat.
I did not like the chicken because it had a strange almost-mushy texture.
Actually, this place did not really seem like an izakaya, and had more of a cosy cafe feel indoors. Staff was pleasant and friendly, and we had a great time here.