Kiku [Singapore Restaurant Week 2015]

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Once again, it’s every food-lover’s favourite time of the year – The Singapore Restaurant Week, which runs from 24th October 2015 to the 1st November 2015.

Organised by the online dining guide, DiningCity and proudly presented by American Express – it’s actually where you can get to enjoy 3-course dinner at top restaurants for a mere $35++ SGD*!

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From my past experience with Restaurant Week, I had never once chosen a Japanese restaurant…yet. I guess it’s mainly because their menus didn’t really catch my attention.

This time round, I’m bent on trying out at least one Japanese restaurant and Kiku’s menu struck me as rather generous.

Oh, and yes – for restaurants awarded with a DiningCity Star (it’s a tiny star icon in the website), there’s an additional charge of $15++ SGD for lunch and $20++ SGD for dinner.

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My first impression was that Kiku was slightly different from the rest of the restaurants I went before during Restaurant Week – They didn’t display their Restaurant Week menu.

So, if you can’t remember what’s for lunch because you (just like me) booked too many restaurants during Restaurant Week ?, remember to bookmark the menu on your phone before you head over!

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Kiku – one of the few restaurants that’s awarded with a DiningCity Star.

Some of you might have spotted why I chose Kiku to kickstart my virgin Japanese Restaurant Week 2015. ?

… Yeap! Because Kiku’s menu stated that there was Ikura aka Salmon Roe in their main. ?

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Chicken Meatball in Clear Broth.

The meal started with a clear soup which comes with 2 pieces of chicken meatballs. The broth was super flavourful and the chicken meatball has a little bit grinded chicken cartilage and added in to give it a unique crunchy texture.

Oh, and yes! The soup is refillable!

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Hotate Chawanmushi

Next up, Truffle Steamed Egg with Hokkaido Scallop!

Sake Sake

Sake Sake

Salmon Sashimi with Fish Skin in Mentaiko Mayo, served together with Salmon Carpaccio in Onion Sauce…

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Tuna Tuna Don

And there’s my long-awaited Soy-Marinated Tuna Sashimi and Aburi Tuna with Salmon Roe.. Oh wait! WAIT!!!!!

Salmon Roe?! Where is my salmon roe??? I felt something is missing but I couldn’t quite put a finger on it until I went online to grab Kiku’s Restaurant Week menu for this blogpost. ?

WHERE IS MY IKURA!? WHERE!?

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Pretty big serving – don’t you think?

I must say, though – it doesn’t really taste like a typical Japanese Don other than the rice. The way the tuna was prepared made it taste more.. western?

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With my $6 hot green tea…

Green tea isn’t complimentary here – it costs $6, unfortunately.. and the tea isn’t really something to scream about. It’s your standard green tea lor

Come to think of it, now I remember why I never once chose a Japanese during Restaurant Week even thought I’m an avid-fan of Japanese cuisine:

In terms of taste, I don’t mind having it again – but I don’t think it’s worth coming during Restaurant Week as there are many other restaurants offering better menu for the same price!

Kiku

ASIAN • FUSION • JAPANESE
Address: 21 Duxton Road 089487

OPENING HOURS:
Mon – Thu: 12:00 – 15:00
Mon – Thu: 18:00 – 22:30
Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 15:00
Fri – Sat: 18:00 – 23:00
Closed: Sun

RESERVATIONS: +65 68846884
PHONE: +65 62255567

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