July 22, 2015

Wafuken @ Asia Square ~ Food Kisok That Sells Healthy Japanese Rice Bowls

My tummy was fixed on getting that Instagram-lovely bowl of beef donburi from Wafuken, but Mr Ang made a special mention that the owners are hot. "Hot", according to the recent "Hot Hawkers" feature by Straits Times.

A meal with both good looking food and owners? Why not? Humans are such visual beings. Haha!

Located at Asia Square Tower 2 where the food garden is, Wafuken positions itself as a food kiosk that sells healthy Japanese rice bowls.

And looking at the owners' lean physique, it does give the healthy concept a credibility edge. Meet Edmund Goh, 27, a Shatec Institute culinary graduate and ex-SIA crew, and Jake Pang, 25, an avid boxer and gym-goer.

They use high quality non-frozen meat, and employ the sous-vide cooking method to retain its moisture and nutrients. Seasoning is minimum, and Australian brown rice is served (instead of Japanese rice) for more flavor and fibre.

Sounds really guilt-free!

Our bowl of Truffle Wagyu Don ($24.90) looked promising with pinkish slices of grain-fed, Kobe BMS 8 wagyu rump seasoned with truffle salt and perfumed with black winter truffle oil. The sous vide beef was tender, but lacked the smoky aroma which I seek. While it is highly recommended to enjoy it on its own, we thought a generous dash of the garlic soy sauce gave a much-needed lift to the overall taste.

Accompanied by an onsen egg and brown rice which gave a nutty and chewy bite, the bowl did feel "cleaner and lighter" than usual. Suitable for you who are looking for a healthier choice.

Besides the Truffle Wagyu don, there are also choices of Beef (Sirloin Steak) Don ($14.90), Chicken Don ($8.90) and Salmon Don ($12.90), as well as "Create Your Own" option.

Address: 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, #02-05, Singapore 018961
Website: http://www.wafuken.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WafukenSG
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm / Closed on Weekends

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