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2010-10-28 66 views
Like Nagomi at Cuppage Plaza, Ooi Japanese Dining is one hidden gem that I want to go back again and again. And again. Hiromi-san, the lady boss, is so charming and takes the effort to explain each and every single dish sent to our table so that the sensory assault on the palate is maximised.Gingko nuts are a secret love of mine. Mom always say that it’s not good to eat too much but I often do just that whenever there’s freshly de-shelled and cooked ones at home. Here, the shioiri ginnan
Gingko nuts are a secret love of mine. Mom always say that it’s not good to eat too much but I often do just that whenever there’s freshly de-shelled and cooked ones at home. Here, the shioiri ginnan ($10++) are roasted with rock salt and so addictive! Slightly nutty and delicately sweet~
Steamed whole with the skin still intact, this kuri ni ($12++) is the sweetest chestnut I’ve ever eaten. One is sooo not enough!
The nama shako sashimi ($28++) comes highly recommended by Hiromi-san cuz Ooi is the only place in Singapore where one can have mantis shrimps served fresh in its rawest form. She even showed us a book on the subject, that’s how passionate she is about the food at Ooi!
I always try to have eel in any form at Japanese restaurants if I can. Ooi’s anago tsukeyaki ($20++) is L.O.V.E. The sea eel was grilled so perfectly, though the tiny bones in it were rather annoying. And chef included the edible soft bone of the eel on the side too!