Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Aburiya, Robertson Quay
After several rounds of yakiniku that left me yearning, I had to come back to Aburiya (60 Robertson Quay, #01-03, 6735-4862). And I'm glad I did. The karubi was tender and only mildly sweet, the tan negi was of good quality, and the daikon sarada was tastier and more daring than Daidomon's with ham and full sheets of nori.
The highlight of the evening was the tontoro pork, which, with all its fat and salt, tasted like bacon on steroids: greasy and salty as hell. Yummm! It's not the healthiest thing in the world, but it went down (guiltily) well with the yaki onigiri rice grilled on a fire.
Still, I have to admit that it wasn't perfect. The meats were sliced way too small - to the point where they shriveled up into ridiculously small pieces. The daikon sarada, although good, is still second-best in my mind to Nanbantei. And I must have gotten a pretty green waiter this time as he didn't quite know what he was doing. All in all though, I'd prefer to come here over the others, short of going all the way to Japan (it looks like they've opened a new location at Holland Village too - and it's open until 1AM - yayyy!!).
Digested at 10:02 PM
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