I like it leh! If this keeps up, I’m going to get drunk.
We are at Takeshi-San which is a modern
Japanese concept. It’s mostly using
Japanese dishes as the base for playing with modern
flavours. Modern flavours or maybe modern ingredients.
So what I really like
about this place from the get-go is
how unpretentious it is. I’m a fan of
Japanese food, my dad’s a Japanese chef
and even so I still feel that sometimes
when you walk into a Japanese restaurant
it’s a little intimidating you know it feels very
premium and very like expensive but it’s a little
pretentious sometimes, like people go there
you can’t talk too loud you know, that kind of thing.
And then, Salmon and Scallop Carpaccio. I see some tuna in it as well, actually.
I’m actually not a super big fan of uni.
Good chawanmushi is good chawanmushi.
Do you taste truffle? Yes, I taste truffle
and it works with the uni. This uni is fresh!
I know why you don’t like uni.
I don’t get that smell!
Pretty nice. The marinade feels very Chinese.
It’s firmed up somehow from the preparation
like there’s more bite to it. I would like
to go for this one
So this is the Umami Sparkling Sake.
Oh wait, what? what? I like it leh! I totally wasn’t
expecting it it’s a sweet one. The umami is in the
aftertaste. Is it? Like a very faint umami flavour
coming up! Right, I get you.
On its own, it’s a really nice drink like
I cannot get over the sweet sake it was really very nice.
Yep. If this keeps up, I’m gonna get drunk.
Supreme Roll. Wow this one also got cream cheese
i’m scared it just sounds really adventurous. Super
adventurous! Look at it. Oh! I get the cream cheese
after biting for a while and
that was such a nice surprise. Wow the tempura bit is
very crispy leh. It’s definitely not the soggy kind.
It’s actually really well done. A lot of
nice textures. Can I be really honest? I’m
not a fan of unagi because of the bones inside
but with this because there’s so many textures
from the crunchy cucumber to the tempura bits
and all right so it takes away that bony feeling I
don’t like about unagi. The cream cheese is a nice
bed to the whole thing and even with the
cream cheese, right, it still tastes rather Japanese
Mentaiko with angel hair pasta and of course,
protein of choice. You can see the actual mentaiko
in it. So a lot of the commercially
produced ones are just a lot of mayo.
I like that the mentaiko is not too strong.
I don’t taste truffle, but I smell truffle.
You know what the texture reminds me
of? The dried mee sua. Eating pasta with chopsticks
is another experience. As blasphemous as it
sounds, it’s the realest way to eat it. I think
we should just eat everything with chopsticks.
Oh this is really nice. It’s very pretty eh!
This is definitely stronger also a lot drier.
The sake that they serve here is drier in nature
because it goes better with the kind of food they
serve it helps cut away the fattiness of whatever
we just had because to be frank, the pasta was a little bit
oily for me. It got heavy at the end. Takeshi set
and then this is the salmon set. Are you ready
to take the next step? Given this is a Kaidan
sushi set I feel that the raw one should be at the
bottom. You know like how sushi is supposed
to go from lighter flavour to heavier? The experience
makes more sense if you are going from bottom to top
BORN gold it’s like a champagne and the
reason why they serve it in the champagne glass
is because they feel that the nosing or the smell
of the sake is one of the key selling points.
Oh I get it. It smells like it
could be sweet. Oh it is slightly sweet but
also very fragrant. It’s extremely different
from the first one that we had. I understand now
why because initially, I thought that the first
one we had, which is like a sparkling sweet sake
would be the best seller but
when we’re drink it still feels very full-bodied
and then the sweetness, the lingering
sweetness. I like this, I can tell why
this is a best seller. We have a Black Tea Shochu,
Chardonnay Milk Liqour as well as a Honey and
Umeshu. These are your dessert wine trio.
Actually it feels like having very siap siap tea.
No, this is not siap. You don’t taste the siap-ness? Not really.
I’ve had more siap tea. Oh I like this.
This is grape yakult. Yes! Oh it’s really good, though like
how is this alcoholic? I’m done already. Umeshu!
Sweet, this one should be.
The plum flavouring is quite strong.
Okay so that was Takeshi-San! Hai! Unpretentious
Japanese food paired with really delicious sake that
might open your mind about sake and what it is
That’s about it. Have a try if you have any other
Japanese fare that you want to recommend, Please
put it in the comments we’ll check it out. Bye!