Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Shabu-hana Japanese Restaurant, Singapore

Wagyu Shabu Shabu

That was a bit of a letdown. Maybe it was because our hopes were set too high, as this place (14 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01, 6235-8216) specialized in wagyu shabu shabu. But the wagyu, as tender as it was, didn't really carry the rich taste that we were hoping for from Japanese beef (was it by chance from Australia?).

Sure, the quality sauces made up for it, and I lapped up the soup at the end like nobody's business. But we kept thinking about the pork at Ohsumi the entire time, even if our most recent experience there last year was also disappointing.

Well, at least this place was light years ahead of Shabuya at VivoCity. Maybe we'll try coming down here on a weekend - if I read the menu correctly, it's actually a bit cheaper at that time. Either that, or we should have opted for the more expensive grade of wagyu.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi! as far as I know, only wagyu from Kagoshima and Iwate prefectures are imported in Singapore. maybe you could ask them next time before ordering : ) - tz

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

90% of the local wagyu are either from US or Aussie. the real McCoy are more than 100% expensive and only reputable Jap restaurants will bring them in. and if i'm not wrong, sell to diners by the 100gm.

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Ivan said...

is the wagyu freeflow? otherwise, is one plate serving of wagyu enough to fill an average male stomach?