January 02, 2017
Yuki Onna @ Far East Square ~ Rice Bowls & Japanese-Inspired Comfort Food In The CBD
Donburi or rice bowl might not be considered the trendiest food around but it is certainly one of the most convenient, comforting and satisfying one-dish meal with staying power.
Yes? Yes? Ask the lunch crowd at Yuki Onna, and they probably will agree.
Yuki Onna at Far East Square does serve up quite a decent selection of donburis, and described itself as "a quaint izakaya dishing up Japanese-inspired comfort food in the heart of CBD",
Some of their signatures include Truffle Beef Yakiniku Don ($16.90), Pork Belly Don ($13.90), Chirashi Don ($16.90), as well as Cold Truffle Somen with Hotate ($14.90).
Those who like your meal customized can go for the MYOB - Make Your Own Bowl ($7.90 - $19.90) option.
Just indicate your choice of salad base, fish, carbs and toppings on the order chit provided and make yourself a happy bowl with all your favorites.
There is also a selection of small sides including Ikura Onsen Tamago ($2), Oden ($2.90) and Salmon Sashimi ($4.80) if you want to make the meal even more substantial.
We were told that the Japanese-inspired poke bowls are very popular with the health conscious regulars too.
Haha obviously I'm definitely not one of them as I went for the hearty Truffle Beef Yakiniku & Foie Gras ($23), with the rice replaced by Quinoa (+$1).
Although the beef and foie gras may not seemed to be of the most premium quality, both were cooked just nicely. Easily finished all the ingredients off.
The under-seasoned quinoa needed some help from the soy sauce, but still, the entire bowl combination with a subtle hint of truffle scent is exactly the kind which I can't resist!
My lunch partner opted for the Bara Chirashi Don ($14.90), which came topped with salmon, tuna, hamachi, tobiko, ikura and tamagoyaki.
At initial glance, the bowl does look like what he had at Teppei. The fishes were adequately fresh, but taste-wise, it could do with more marination. Perhaps some sauce would give it a greater lift in overall flavors.
Yuki Onna (meaning "snow woman" in Japanese) is also the sister outlet to Ice Queen.
You might remember Ice Queen as the shop at East Coast Road which sells liquid nitrogen ice cream, before moving to the current location at One Raffles Place.
Will we expect some ice cream at Yuki Onna as well? The answer is "Yes!", once there is sufficient manpower.
Diners can also look forward to a Dinner Menu, as well as an All Day Happy Hour Menu.
Affordable drinks like Sapporo Draft full pint for only $6.80? Or special deals such as Uni on Toast for only $2 per piece from 5pm onwards? These might be launched in the coming year very soon.
Read PinkyPiggu's guest post for Daniel's Food Diary at Yuki Onna – Truffle Beef Yakiniku and Chirashi Rice Bowls At Far East Square
Address: Far East Square, 3 Amoy Street, #01-01, Singapore 049946
Contact: To be updated
Opening Hours: Daily Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm & Dinner 5.30pm-10pm
Prices are (1) Stated in Singapore dollars (2) Nett - no service charge & GST (3) Correct at point of published date.
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