En Sakaba (Orchard Central)
181 Orchard Road #01-16,
T: +65 6634 1018
The En Sakaba @ Orchard Central has been up & running for a little less than a quarter of a year, a stone’s throw away from the landmark Izakaya & Sakaba scene. Situated at the foot of Orchard Central, highly visible & accessible.
Don’t under estimate the small space it occupies, for they have a handsome selection of Sake from different Japanese distilleries. And the food menu is designed not merely to satiate hunger pangs, but intentional to go along with Sake too.
While waiting for the highlights & features to be served, I browsed the menu & was awed by the highly affordable prices. So, for anyone working or residing within proximity, you’re getting your monies worth, not just for set meals, but a la carte as well.
Note: some of the dishes are intentionally stronger in taste, so it doesn’t fade out when palates are under the influence of alcohol
Beef Truffle Carpaccio – thin sliced sirloin drizzled with truffle laced ponzu sauce. This citrus does help awaken the palates, although as a meatarian, I’d prefer for the ponzu to come as a dip, than for my beef to be bathing in it.
Korubuta Niku No Hoho – grilled black pork cheek with wafu sauce. Possibly the tenderest portion of the buta, but I’m wishing the wafu glazing could’ve been a tad thinner. Smokey fragrance is proportionally enjoyable
Zuwai Kani Miso Kourayaki – crabmeat & gut grilled in a shell, with a raw egg, topped with ikura. Give it a good stir and down it like a man! In my books, it’s a better version of protein shake.
Kudos to whoever created butane canisters! The hotate yaki in progress
Jumbo Hotate Yaki with Mentaiko Cheese – grilled jumbo scallop with spicy cod roe & cheese topping. Reminds me much of the Scandinavian bread spread, and the hotate is like a surprise to be discovered in a Kinder Bueno egg.
Foie Gras Yakiniku Onsen Tamago Don – premium beef tataki & foie gras with onsen egg on rice.
Tip: pop the egg, give it a thorough mix, enjoy!
If I should have nice things to say about this, many would think I’m biased since I call myself a meatarian, so, do give it a try and you shall have your own verdict.
En Kaisen Chirashi – 15 kinds of chef’s selection sashimi on En’s pink sushi rice, comprising of: Zuwai Kani, Uni, Caviar, Negitoro, Ikura, Aka Ebi, Hotate, Unagi, Anago, Hamachi, Maguro, Aburi Salmon, Salmon, Tobiko & Tamago Yaki At only $28… Un-un-un-believable! Must Try!
When ordering the chilled House Sake – Hakushika, the staff offers a tub of chilled cups/ glass, for your selection. Evidently is 1 sure way of temperature consistency, resulting in clarity of fragrance & taste while sipping.
As a typical Singaporean, the mouth craves something to munch, when adult beverage is on the table. Edamame No Kin Garikku Itame, Japanese soybean stir fried with crispy garlic… A healthy light snack to go with drinks over chatter.
October 1 is celebrated across the planet for a long list of observations, and among all events, celebrates World Sake Day. Typically, is an observance that marks the day, every year, as the traditional starting date for Sake production.
For one day only, October 1, 2016 (Saturday), En Sakaba offers 30% off the prices of bottled Sake at both their outlets. (Last order at 2230hrs)
En Sakaba @ Orchard Central – 181 Orchard Road #01-16, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
En Sakaba @ JEM – 50 Jurong Gateway Road #01-04, JEM, Singapore 608549
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