Let's face it. The only thing better than drinking in the Japanese culture is eating while you drink it in.
We, the team at Inter-Rice Asia, asked one of our Sake bosses - Adrian Goh (who is not only the company's sake sommelier, but also one of the biggest Japanese food-lovers you will ever meet) - what his favourite Oishi dishes in Singapore are.
He looked quite stressed when we told him that he could only pick FIVE favourites, but he finally did it!
Understandably, it is very tough to narrow down all the Oishi goodness in Singapore to this INTER RICE TOP FIVE selection, but this is some of Adrian's current favourites and we are sure there will be many more.
These are some of the Top 5 Japanese Dishes in Singapore that we really want to eat RIGHT NOW.
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"Ikyu at Yong Siak Street. They do french fusion Japanese cuisine. They do a scallop carpaccio with truffle and soy oil, the combination bursts with umami. It is even better when paired with a complex rich Daiginjo sake, like the Kiminoi Daiginjo."
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"I’m a big fan of Tomi Sushi. They do excellent sushi at very reasonable prices. They don’t skimp on ingredients and use top grade koshihikari rice from Niigata, along with fresh grinded wasabi. Japanese food in Singapore hardly gets better than this."
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"I love going to Ginza Kuroson for their lunch set. Their fish is always fresh from Japan, probably because their parent company is a Japanese seafood exporter. I like a nice dry karakuchi Ginjo - perhaps from Manotsuru or Tenryohomare - to go with their food."
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"Nobuya is a small, well hidden Izakaya at Fortune Centre. Their grilled kurobota pork cheek is really awesome. Nice silky texture, with a bit of crisp and crunchiness to it. Great with a nice premium sake like the Musashino Tokubetsu Honjozo."
"Another quaint place is Tenza Izakaya. They used to be at Sunset Way before moving to Chun Tin Road, just opposite Beauty World. Their speciality is their Pork Katsu, but they also have an extensive seasonal menu. This goes well with a flavorful Junmai, like the Imayotsukasa."
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What do you think our sake boss should try next? What are YOUR top five favourite Japanese dishes in Singapore?