Manseki 满席 (マン席)

マン席, pronounced as Manseki, means “sold out” or “all seats taken” in the Japanese language. And in effect with the yummilicious omakase meal I had recently, this semi-fine dining restaurant ought to be! I wanted to name this post “A Tale of 2 Friendships” because it was a union of 2 old buddies and I … Continue reading

Sushi Omakase Sake @ Shinzo Carpenter Street

This is a pretty (pun intended) long post with lots of pictures compiled over two visits. Chef Lawrence Chia, who graduated from the famed Nogawa School, helms Shinzo, a rather new Japanese restaurant located at Carpenter Street, with 3 other chefs. Although Shinzo is new being under a year old, Chef Lawrence is not. In … Continue reading

Beef Tataki

Just like carpaccio… Quality grain fed Wagyu grilled with Hanabishi’s Teriyaki sauce. The sauce is made of soy sauce mixed with sake and mirin. You can hear the cow moooo… Not satisfied? Have some Soft Shell Crab sushi rolls Want something cooked after the raw? Agedashi Tofu to the rescue :p Happy eating 🙂