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Tanuki Raw

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Heyo back with another food review of Tanuki Raw where T and I had for our anniversary the other time! Firstly, the food was pretty good. I had the Truffle Yakiniku Don (18) while T had the the Yakitori Don (18). Both had a healthy portion of meat with furikake rice. In my opinion I could do without the furikake rice cause it made the whole meal a little too salty? Though once I literally swallowed the beef the furikake rice proved yummy on its own. The truffle flavor is very subtle and blends well with the taste of egg yolk. The beef was a little chewy ( was expecting melt in your mouth :-() but nonetheless seasoned well! For T, his yakitori was very very yummy with juicy chicken that wasn’t overly saucy which you find in many other teriyaki chicken dishes else where.

Sides: We ordered an order of oysters, salmon sashimi, as well as the caveman roll. Oysters were fresh and the pickled topping was very nice to give a fresh bite to the rich oyster flavor. The caveman roll was my favourite!! It was cuts of raw beef, still red and juicy, with a wasabi mayo that I absolutely loved. The raw beef was so eye opening because I had never had anything so texturely fulfilling???? Also not bloody and no mad cow disease guaranteed!!! The sashimi was super super disappointing in my opinion. It was cut so badly and had the not fresh fishy smell. Very very disappointed compared to the one we had at Standing sushi bar.

Lastly, I wanna address the shitty service there that everyone talks about. Personally, I had very good service. Despite the one of two prompts needed for cups for my water and for the table to be cleaned. All my food came on time with the correct orders given and they were very responsive to me. However I feel so bad for the couple next to us where not only got the wrong order but also waited much longer for their food than we did despite us ordering later. T and I suspect it’s because we ordered 90 dollars worth of food so they had to be nice to us HAHAHA. If you just wanna try the beef bowl go for lunch because it’s cheaper (14.8) and you don’t really wanna pay for shitty service do you? There’s lunch deals from 11:30-3 that you can view hereBut if you’re going on a date where your significant other is paying, feel free to go for the dinner and sit by the balcony to enjoy live music along with your booze and raw salmon (all I feel is bliss thinking about this.. time to drag T to bring me again muahahah)

Tanuki Raw

181 Orchard Road
#02-03 Orchard Central
Singapore 238896

Happy eating friends!

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Keisuke Tonkotsu King [5/5]

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Hey hey gonna share about my favourite ramen place in SG today!!! Can’t really take credit for finding the place cause it was really papa Lim who introduced it to us. Papa is a taxi driver so he often finds himself in various parts of Singapore he wouldn’t regularly visit and he is never one to turn down something new. He first brought us there almost 2 years ago and it’s been a go to place for my family and I to get our ramen fix.

They have many many outlets but my favourite is definitely the Tanjong Pagar outlet! Really just because it’s so small and it makes you feel like you are in Japan during the Summer haha. The ramen is rather special as each bowl is customisable where you can choose how thick and oily you want your broth, doneness of your noodle and what toppings you like. I typically put no oil and have my noodles really al dente cause I like it chewyyyy. The place is rather ‘no frills’, they literally only sell 3 types of ramen and nothing else (besides drinks, of course). Each table also comes accompanied with a mountain of unlimited hardboiled eggs that you can crack and dip in mayo/sesame/bonito as well as cooked bean sprouts which I love to pile into my ramen bowl. For big eaters you can add a portion of noodles for an addition $2! But my favourite favourite thing about their ramen would have to be the onset eggs!!!!! Every single time I go, each egg is perfectly cooked with perfectly soyed whites and oozy, creamy yolks that will keep you coming back for more.

If the limited choices are slightly underwhelming, Keisuke has a chain of other restaurants that serve the same quality ramen in many more varieties! They even have a shop dedicated to just Gyoza’s called Gyoza King. If you’ve ever been to japan you may find business men eating just gyozas as a side dish with rice and Gyoza King gives you that experience so it’s definitely worth a try! Rice is also unlimited there so the inner jew can be unleashed HAHA. Go go go, you won’t regret it!!!

Keisuke Tonkotsu King

1 Tras Link, Singapore 078867

keisuke.sg

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