Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jonapong 21st Birthday - Japanese Dining Sun

A little sneak peek at my camera barang
580EXII, 50mm, Stofen, Battery Grip, Memory Card, Chicken Essence

Waited for Jonapong to finish work
cos we're having a 21st celebration dinner with him.

Here we are at
Japanese Dining SUN
30, Victoria Street
#02-01, Chijmes

This restaurant is rather reputable
with award winning and recognised dining experience
We're here to find out..

The ambience of the restaurant is fantastic
Cozy and condusive
There are even compartments where you can
bring you business partners here

Despite having made a reservation
we waited quite long after being brought to our table

The menu was impressive
beautifully taken pictures
good quality paper

Kinda makes you wanna order everything
that has a visual attached to it

Dining with us today are
Jonapong, Edwin Goh, Valerie, James and Adrian

They also have a Sushi Dinner Set

It took them long enough
to decide what they want

Me and Jonapong decides to pose as
food magazine review chicks

Val, "Adrian is so handsome.."
Adrian, "=_=" go away!"

I would eat this.. this.. this.. this.. and this..


Adrian plays with Jonapong's EOS 450d

Maguro Kakuni
The tuna is tough
and it taste like canned 肉丁 ("bah teng")

Salmon Avocado Salad
I quite like this dish
It is refreshing, the greens are fresh
and the seasoning is perfect, with hints of wasabi
Did I mention the salmon is awesome?

Zensai Mori
Other than the salad shrimps,
the rest of the dishes are pretty dull
The bite-size tori kara age taste like
popcorn chicken

Oh yes.. Its quite fun
to eat salad with chopsticks!

Cha Soba
The buckwheat noodles taste a bit over-cooked
However the presentation is fantastic!

Yasai Cheese Gyumaki
These croquette are kinda boring to eat
The stuffings all taste the same
and batter is a bit too thick
I came to realise that the restaurant fails at deep fried food

Niku Udon
Yoshinoya-styled sliced beef were very tasty
Soup was rather bland
Well.. I would say
This is baby food

Hokkaido Miso Ramen
I'm very critical when I come to Japanese cuisine
And when it comes to Ramen
Everything fails if the soup base fails
In this situation, a big failure!
If you are a ramen fan and have tasted Tampopo,
this is a dish to avoid at all cost.
The soup appears to be prepared by a lazy and stingy cook.

Chicken Teriyaki
This is really tasty.
The chicken teriyaki could be the best I've ever tasted.
Cut size was just nice, marination was perfect.
I would say this is a must-try.
Jonapong commented that the cabbage is tasty.

(KM) Unagi
This is a very interactive and fun dish.
It comes with a sand hour glass
and your unagi don rests on a nice wooden platform
5-stars visual pleasure
Val commented that the unagi melts in your mouth.
I beg to differ, I felt it was too soft. Why so?
I feel that a good grilled dish should be more grilled
on one side, so that
1. you know which is the top side
2. there is a grilled texture when you put it in your mouth
If I want to eat something so under-grilled, I would go for braised
However it tasted clean, meaning the prep work was well-done

Macha Ice-cream
The macha ice-cream is fantastic
I would rate it on par with the one at Fuurin
Strong taste of green tea
with a refreshing after taste

Goma Pudding
This dessert looks friggin' ugly
but despite the looks of it
In layman terms, its like eating
豆腐花 + 芝麻糊
(bean curd + sesame paste)

Tofu Cheese Cake
A few of them did not enjoy this dish
but I felt its fantastic!
Its like a cream cheese bean curd
The crust is delicious
and the berry compliments the cake aplenty
It releases a soya bean fragrant inside your mouth
Brilliant! Must-try!

Total Damage: $181.00 for 6 pax

Food Quality: 6/10
Food Portion Size: 9/10
Food Presentation: 10/10
Value for Money: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 11/10
Return Factor: 6/10
Recommended for: Couples, Business Dining
Other Remarks: It is really not expensive for a Japanese dinner that also provides an awesome ambience, however a few dishes were really not up-to-standard. If I were to return, it is only for the desserts. Service wasn't fantastic for a Japanese restaurant also.

This review also appears at

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