Its indoor area has high ceilings (most probably to ventilate the kitchen) and the woody and minimalist décor of the place gave the establishment a stylish, contemporary vibe. I was shown a seat at the outdoor alfresco dining area of ENBU; a rather cooling spot with a constant breeze, and definitely a place with great natural sunlight for compulsive foodstagrammers.
I was impressed by the Katsuo Warayaki ($16, below), which consisted of sliced raw bonito atop a bed of hot straws, subsequently wrapped in foil so that the woody scent of the straw would infuse into the flavor of the fish. On my first try, the slices of bonito had a lovely, unique taste to them, however, the straw scent – that the restaurant is notably known for – was lacking.
A surprise highlight of our meal was the Sashimi Moriawase ($120 for 4 pax, below), a generous, gorgeous platter of fresh Akami, ChuToro, OhToro, Saba, Tai, Kampachi and Uni.
Oyster lovers alert! You will probably love the Oyster and Spinach Teppanyaki ($15, below) that’s drizzled with Uni sauce. Just picture freshly grilled oyster juices coupled with the Uni sauce – it’s the perfect combination in your mouth.
Sweet treats never fail to top off any meal, don’t they? The Mochi Ice Cream ($8, below) featured smooth mochi skin encasing a milky vanilla ice cream centre that melted in our mouths.
ENBU, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-307, Singapore 038983 See also: New Restaurants in Singapore Best Japanese Restaurants in Singapore
Written by Eunice Tang