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Kinsa Sushi – A4 Wagyu Beef Rice Bowls That Even The Supreme Leader Can’t Resist

James Chan

Kinsa Sushi

In his recent visit to Singapore, Kim Jong Un’s doppelganger went to a couple of restaurants with Kinsa Sushi being one of them. So what managed to pique the “supreme leader’s” interest?

kinsa sushi kim jung un

The Food

Besides having a smart robot waiter (I named him Howard) to serve food to customers and a levitating sushi conveyor belt that utilizes magnetic tech, it all boils down to the taste of the food. Was it good?

kinsa sushi wagyu don

Signature Wagyu Don

The Japanese Meat Grading Association (yeah it’s a legit thing) gives a score to each cow that range from C1 to A5, with A5 being the best quality. Kinsa Sushi imports A4 grade Wagyu beef so you do the math at the premium quality meat that’s placed in front of you.

I believe the amount of Wagyu meat Kinsa offers on each Wagyu don is more than generous for the price and IT’S SO TENDER AND DELICIOUS! Every bite was rich in fatty, beefy flavors and so juicy!

kinsa sushi chirashi don

Kinsa Chirashi with Wagyu

When they say “WITH WAGYU” they really mean just a dollop of Wagyu sashimi so don’t raise your expectations too high. HOWEVER, the sashimi makes up for the lack of wagyu. It’s everything you expect good sashimi to be; fresh, sweet, light and easy to go down but over at Kinsa, there’s an added twist – they melt in your mouth! Foodgasm!

kinsa sushi kinsa roll

Kinsa Roll

Cucumber, Aburi Salmon, Purple Rice, Avocado and Ikura. A pretty safe yet tasty combination. Although, purple rice is definitely the healthier option so this means YOU CAN EAT MORE!

kinsa sushi kim jung un

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

I wish I had more space to try the rest of the dishes but I assure you the Chirashi don and the Wagyu don are winners. Heck, if Kim Jung Un came here to eat, doppelganger or not, it means something yeah?

 

Kinsa Sushi
HillV2
4 Hillview Rise, #02-02 Singapore 667979
Tel : 6710 7278

 

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Kimoto Gastro Bar – Affordable Japanese Fare In The CBD

James Chan

Kimoto Gastro Bar

Located in the Central Business District (CBD) at The Sail @ Marina Bay lies Kimoto Gastro Bar – A quaint, unassuming and warm little establishment that serves excellent kushiyaki (skewered and grilled food).

This place is perfect for a much needed relaxation sesh after a hard day’s slog in the office. A couple of skewers in one hand and a glass of beer or sake in the other (thinking whether I really need my job or not) just might do the trick!

One of the owners happens to be a sake distributor to various establishments in Singapore so you can be sure you’re getting the best stuff straight from Japan!

kimoto gastro bar asparagus with bacon

The Food

Here’s a list of things that YOU SHOULD ORDER if you ever find yourself at Kimoto Gastro Bar. I didn’t include sake because that’s a given with Japanese food. Sake just brings everything to a whole different level. If you’re unsure as to which sake to order, the friendly staff at Kimoto will point you in the right direction.

Kushiyaki

Kimoto Gastro Bar has a wide variety of Kushiyaki for you to order. My favorites?

kimoto gastro bar uzura tamago

Uzura Tamago (Quail Eggs, $4)

A perfectly hard boiled quail egg, the ones I’m used to eating at CNY steamboats, or so I thought. Then I sunk my teeth in and the soft onsen egg yolk burst into my mouth. Heaven.

Tsukune (Chicken Meatball, $4)

Kudos to the chef on this one. The meatballs were tender, juicy and marinated extremely well. Every bite was a joy.

kimoto gastro bar buta bara

Buta Bura (Iberico Pork Belly, $6)

Iberico Pork Belly? Six dollars? Yes please. Great tasting premium meat at a not so premium price.

kimoto gastro bar tempura

Tempura Moriwase ($12)

Another highlight of Kimoto is their tempura. They have this special tempura fryer that regulates the temperature of the oil. This results in a perfect crispy tempura batter (not the oil soaked stuff some places serve.. urgh).

kimoto gastro bar sashimi

Sashimi

FROM 5pm to 8pm GET 30% OFF ALL SASHIMI & 30% OFF ALL SAKE BOTTLES. Because Sashimi & Sake. No further explanation needed.

Look how pretty the Sashimi Set is (refer to image above) you can tell a lot of care and effort has been placed on the presentation. Tastes great too! Best part, ask them to fry the fish (it isn’t just there for decoration) after you’re done eating. SO CRISPY!

kimoto gastro bar sashimi again

Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

Definitely. For a bar in the CBD, you’re getting maximum value in terms of price and taste. The downside? The place is a tad small so you might want to check on sitting availability before heading down.

 

Kimoto Gastro Bar
The Sail @ Marina Bay #01-15
6 Marina Boulevard
Singapore 018987
Tel: 6213 4595
https://www.facebook.com/kimotogastrobar/

 

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Poké Bowl – Fresh, Clean Eating

Pei Xia Ang

Poké Bowls haven’t exactly hit Singapore by storm but it’s slowly catching on with the locals in terms of popularity. Pronounced poh-kay, it is the Hawaiian verb for “to slice or cut” and originates from… you guessed it! Hawaii!

Usually served with slices of seasoned fish on top of leafy greens, poké is a common Hawaiian appetiser. I don’t know about you but I like it, ALOT.

Health Benefits to Eating Poké

1. Healthy Ingredients

Poké bowl fresh fish

Fresh Fish

Fish is one of the key ingredients to poké, and it is a great fix for your daily source of protein.

On top of that, fish has essential fatty acids like omega that helps to improve brain function. The fatty acids also helps to play a part in improving cardiovascular health, and maintaining a healthy cholesterol level.

Poké bowl raw vegetables

Raw Vegetables

Vegetables are high in fibre and are a great help for regular bowel movements. They have a low caloric count, in fact, 4 ounces of poké has less than 150 calories.

2. Customisable

Selection of Base

Poké may be a Hawaiian appetiser, but here in Asia, they are typically served as a main course.

Depending on how hungry you are, you can select a base which fills you best. For a heavier meal, go for rice, or if you are feeling less hungry, salad. The best way to have a meal when all your friends want different things, I should say.

Poké bowl colourful

Colours

One of the main appeals of poké is that it gives you the creative freedom to choose the ingredients that you want to personalise your own meal.

From the bright colours of red cherry tomatoes and canary yellow of pineapples, to the more earthy browns of almonds and walnuts, the combination of colours are simply endless.

Quick and Easy

Poké is a great choice for individuals who want a meal that doesn’t take too much time to prepare or to wash up. All that is required in the preparation process is to cut the ingredients. Since there wasn’t much kitchen utensils used, washing up is also minimal.

3. Places to Try Poké

Poké bowl at aloha poke

Aloha Poké

Believed to be one of the first few companies to start the poké trend in Singapore, Aloha Poké offers fresh, tasty poké. What started out as a simple idea by 2 couples who wished to bring a taste of Hawaii back to Singapore, Aloha Poké established its authenticity by catering to Hawaiian customers who love the taste.

Poké bowl aloha poke bowl

I had the delight of trying out Aloha Poké as my first bowl of poké, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I was pleasantly surprised at the generous portions, not just for the vegetables, but for the salmon cubes too. The ingredients used were very fresh— you can tell from the leafy greens of the vegetables to the pinkish hue of the salmon.

To complete my healthy meal, I ordered fresh coconut juice from a selection of juices. Complete. Satisfaction.

Poké bowl poke doke for fresh fish

Poké Doke

With fresh fish sourced daily, superb service, and wonderful ambience, Poké Doke knows what it takes to have end-to-end customer service. The food here maintains the standard of good quality, and waiters are friendly and approachable.

For the spice-lovers out there you guys have got to try the Spicy Almighty. Made with American-style spicy mayo, Japanese mayo and hot sauce, and topped with Togarashi spice, this is one mean bowl of poké!

Poké bowls at alter ego as a healthy choice

Alter Ego

The team behind Alter Ego totally gets it when there are days that you want to eat healthy but don’t know what to get. At Alter Ego, choose from 5 pre-set options, with prices ranging from $14 to $17 a bowl. Vegan options available too.

If you’re still unsure which of the 5 to get, we recommend The Wildcard. (pardon the expression) This dish features their best-selling marinade, and comes with avocado miso tuna on sushi rice. As an indulgent treat, the bowl is topped with ikura, tobiko, and seasonal picked veggies.

But hey, don’t just take our words for it, go try them out for yourselves!

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