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Barashi-Tei

James Chan

The Weekly Glutton (25/9 – 02/10)

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barashi-tei japanese food

Barashi-Tei

Side note, The Mbassadors was at Selegie this afternoon printing new namecards. (We’ll post a picture of it in our socials as soon as they’re printed, fret not) We happened to chance upon this Japanese restaurant after we were done.

We were drawn to it based off their affordable set lunch offerings they had on the menu. Not that we’re cheap but we did fork out a considerable amount of money for the namecards (to be fair).

barashi tei decor

First off, it was lunch time and there was literally no one in the restaurant (always a bad sign if you ask me). Next, the level of English proficiency the waitress possessed mirrored that of a barbarian (she didn’t even understand the word menu) and lastly the food. Let’s just say I usually finish my food unless its relatively bad. Today, I didn’t finish my food so go figure.

They do have a couple of saving graces though. Mainly their affordability and the Spicy Salmon Maki.

Salmon Sashimi & Beef, $10.80

barashi tei salmon sashimi and beef bento

They gave really thick slices of Salmon Sashimi, which is a plus. However, the beef was overcooked and don’t get me started on the rice. (Who ****s up rice?)

If you’re a foodie, this dish was cringe-worthy but if you’re there just to fill your stomach then you’ve come to the right place. I on the other hand, am the latter.

 Chicken Katsu Curry, $8.80

barashi-tei chicken katsu curry

Deep Fried Chicken Cutlet and Curry with Rice

Three elements to the dish; Curry, Chicken Cutlet and the rice. Curry was decent, nothing special to mention here. The Chicken Cutlet was crispy, tender and went well with the curry. Expectations for this dish were high as the waitress placed this huge plate on our table. However, yet again, THE RICE.

Pretty worth it for $8.80 though.

Spicy Salmon Maki, $14.80

barashi-tei spicy salmon maki

Crispy Tempura Prawn, Broiled Salmon with Special Spicy Sauce

It’s unanimous that this was the dish that stole our hearts. You’ve got crowd favorites – Salmon and Tempura Prawn all in one dish for the price of $14.80! Win!

The spicy sauce could have been a tad spicier though. Other than that, I have no complaints.

Okay, dishes aside, I was tempted to write a glowing review but with all the flak food bloggers are getting about giving highly exaggerated reviews because they’re sponsored, I figured “Honesty is the best policy” Over here at The Mbassadors, we honest af.

barashi-tei menu

Barashi-Tei
 Address: 266 Middle Road, Elias Building
Singapore 188991
Tel:  6837 0506
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11.00am-3.00pm, 6.00pm-2.00am,
Sun 11.00am-3.00pm, 6.00pm-10.00pm

*The Mbassadors paid for their own meal (ouch!) unless otherwise stated.

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26@Marina, Great Food@Marina

Pei Xia Ang

The Weekly Glutton (18/9-24/9)

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26@Marina store

26@Marina

I was in the Marina Bay Sands area, and famished. At that point, all I knew was that I wanted food.

Shuffling my leaden legs forward, I stumbled upon the unassuming establishment of 26@Marina.

As I was pondering the number of sides that would satiate my rumbling stomach, I was introduced to Carol. She gave some choice recommendations, and made sure I left in contentment.

26@Marina crispy pork belly

Crispy Pork Belly Salsa ($13.90)

Carrying just the right amount of fat, each slice of pork belly had a crisp, golden-brown cracking. I especially love it when the fat just melted in my mouth!

26@Marina sambal belacan

Feeling that a little something was amiss, I added some chilli, and that sealed the deal for me. The homemade chilli sauce helped bring out the flavour of the dish, and at the same time added a punch to the dish.

Aptly named Ooh La La Belachan Chilli, it is made with a special homemade recipe and is up for sale at $8 a bottle, but produced in limited quantities. Naturally, they sell out pretty quickly.

26@Marina stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed Mushroom ($11.90)

The dish was simple, but after I had my first bite, I knew this was not your regular stuffed mushrooms. This was when Carol explained that this dish was made with her own secret recipe, consisting of chopped sausages and bacon, giving you that juicy goodness that just OOZES out!

26@Marina stuffed mushrooms artistic shot

This is the dish that has stood the test of time at 26@Marina, and remains a crowd favourite even after all these years.

26@Marina sausage and pork chop

U.S. Pork Chop and Sausage ($12.90)

By this time, the angry rumbling in my stomach has subsided, but when my main was served, my jaw dropped. The portions were so huge!

26@Marina pork chop and sausage artistic shot

The sausage was large and juicy, and was filling enough to be served as a main in itself! Imported from the States, the meat was hearty and satisfying to the last bite. For the pork chop, it was well-seasoned accompanied with a nice, herb-y taste.

On the other hand, the fries by the side did not cut it for me, as they were a tad too bland.

Others to try

If you have diet restrictions, other bestsellers include the beer-battered dory, classic cheeseburger, and spicy hot wings.

26@Marina happy hour pricing

Promotions

Savour a refreshing pint of Archipelago Blonde Ale or a can of Tiger White or Tiger Black. Happy hour here starts as early as 12pm, and drinks go for as cheap as $23 a jug. Only available on Mondays to Thursdays though, from 12pm to 8pm.

26@Marina view of marina bay sands

Verdict

As I finished the last of my meal, it occurred to me that this was a fantastic spot for a gathering with friends. Additionally, they offer a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, serve superb bites. All these with a KILLER view of Marina Bay.

The staff were friendly and very accommodating, and I would most definitely be making a trip back in the near future. Until next time!

26@Marina decor

26@Marina
Address: Satay by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018953
Tel: 6702 0739
Opening Hours: 11am-11.30pm

 

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