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If you love Japanese cuisine in omakase style, you gotta check out Nagomi! It’s one of my best hidden finds of 2010 and it’s definitely going to be one of my top picks for ”places to recommend for dinner” this year too.This time, the Hokkaido king crab is in season and it’s HUGE. Like seriously, the leg is about the size of my forearm! So naturally sweet, fresh and meaty~Otoshi of burdock and radish was a nice starter; my usual dose of simmered pumpkin from the bowls of cooked food laid out on t
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If you love Japanese cuisine in omakase style, you gotta check out Nagomi! It’s one of my best hidden finds of 2010 and it’s definitely going to be one of my top picks for ”places to recommend for dinner” this year too.

This time, the Hokkaido king crab is in season and it’s HUGE. Like seriously, the leg is about the size of my forearm! So naturally sweet, fresh and meaty~

Otoshi of burdock and radish was a nice starter; my usual dose of simmered pumpkin from the bowls of cooked food laid out on the counter was good comfort food; ikura don was rich and briny; and I was most impressed with the Japanese tomato with sea salt. Beautifully sweet and juicy, quite unlike any I’ve ever tasted!

Then chef prepared the ultimate protein feast! So many different types of fish, from deep fried crispy fish (can’t remember what’s the name) and simmered kinki, to super fresh sashimi (love the plump scallop most!) and grilled fish cheek, oishii!

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Great omakase dinner at Nagomi, which is a small and hidden Japanese eatery at Cuppage Plaza. The chef Nada Satoru used to have a normal menu but he changed it into an omakase menu based on the fresh and seasonal ingredients from Japan.The place is dimly lit and you have to remove your shoes when you enter. There aren’t many seats, just a counter table of about 8 seats and about 4 tables. The ambiance is definitely cozy and it feels very traditional. The food is excellent and each course is a de
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Great omakase dinner at Nagomi, which is a small and hidden Japanese eatery at Cuppage Plaza. The chef Nada Satoru used to have a normal menu but he changed it into an omakase menu based on the fresh and seasonal ingredients from Japan.

The place is dimly lit and you have to remove your shoes when you enter. There aren’t many seats, just a counter table of about 8 seats and about 4 tables. The ambiance is definitely cozy and it feels very traditional. The food is excellent and each course is a delight as it is traditional Japanese cuisine with high-quality ingredients that are flown in from Japan.

Please see more photos at http://dirtystall.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/omakase-dinner-at-nagomi/
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My first omakase experience at Nagomi was wonderful -big grin- It’s an intimate restaurant that seats 25, no shoes are allowed (I just chucked my Birkenstock in the rack by the entrance) and there’s no signboard or menu (or price). Diners go by omakase which literally means “entrusting.” It’s scary to trust someone I don’t even know, and the idea of eating whatever he feels like cooking doesn’t quite agree with my fussy-with-food nature. But my healthy sense of adventure craves for the elements
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My first omakase experience at Nagomi was wonderful -big grin- It’s an intimate restaurant that seats 25, no shoes are allowed (I just chucked my Birkenstock in the rack by the entrance) and there’s no signboard or menu (or price). Diners go by omakase which literally means “entrusting.” It’s scary to trust someone I don’t even know, and the idea of eating whatever he feels like cooking doesn’t quite agree with my fussy-with-food nature. But my healthy sense of adventure craves for the elements of suspense and surprise, so omakase it was!

I can’t remember when’s the last time I rave about a salad. The tofu salad was great, with generous amounts of greens, avocado, tomatoes and crispy fried garlic, and the power sesame dressing made this so delicious that I’d happily eat this everyday!

Nagomi imports its fish from Japan 4 times a week so the sashimi ought to be fresher than fresh. And it was! There’s melt-in-the-mouth uni, fatty otoro (tuna belly, my favourite sashimi currently), yellowtail, silverfish, shimaaji (striped horsemackerel) and a jumbo scallop that’s ultra big and sweet.

Skinny she may be, but I totally enjoyed the kinki fish served with burdocks. Fried then simmered in a sweet soy sauce, the flavour reminded me of dried Chinese bak kwa (cuz of the umami sauce) and the white folds of meat were incredibly soft.

Who needs French fries when there’s sweet potato chips that’s a million times more addictive! Kudos to the chef for such a thin crispy batter that’s practically oil-free.

I reckon “overcooked” is not a word in the chef’s dictionary cuz he sent out another great fish, this time a grilled fleshy kama fish that’s firm yet juicy.

9 courses, 2.5 hours, unlimited happiness. Even though it’s still too early to be sure, Nagomi is a strong contender for the best Japanese meal of 2010!

If interested, you are welcome to drop by www.myfoodsirens.wordpress.com for full reviews/photos =)
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