So we actually joined the masses in checking out Japanese Food Town, that new row of specialty Japanese restaurants at Wisma Atria. Strolled pass Nabe Seizan and was promptly seduced by the lunch wagyu dashi set meal. We are huge fans of dashi and have never been able to find a good meal here since having it in Japan. Now with it's Japanese Michelin-star lineage, Japanese chefs, ingredients and limited to only 10 lunch sets a day, how could we say 'no'?
Yah, it's a little pricy at S$38 a meal but we really enjoyed it. The Japanese chef came out and described the meal for us. Not often you get this kinda personal touch. Extremely tender beef and the best part was pouring the dashi broth into the rice. Absolutely loved it.
And then came the dessert. Just when we thought the meal couldn't get any better. Another Japanese (pastry?) chef introduced us to an all Japanese-ingredient creation. Sugar pudding with pineapple from Okinawa and Japanese white wine jelly.
Aaarggh!!! What did I ever do to deserve this? What did I ever do to the Michelin Guide that they had to come ruin my comfort food? Now there's no way I'm ever gonna get to eat my favourite bak chor mee thanks to them getting getting a Michelin Star. Yah, of cos they deserve it, it's crazy vinegary good! But with queues starting as early as 9am in the morning and stretching to well over an hour, ain't no way I'm be slurping any of their mee pok noodles anytime soon. Gone are the days when I would drop by for an early dinner at a little after 5pm when I'm done with cleaning the apartment and stand in line for maybe 20 minutes top. And no, if you don't know where they are, I ain't saying.
And now this. Looks like it's catching on! More wash pole patriots!