Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wahiro A La Carte
I could not depart without sampling some kushiyaki, which Wahiro does very well. Beef shimeji (S$5.80), simply delicious.
Pork belly (butabara, S$2.80) tastes so good grilled like this. Chicken skin (kawa, S$1.80) too. Grilled crisp and miraculously not greasy.
I've been called crazy for liking nankotsu or grilled chicken cartilage (S$2.50), but hey, clearly the Japanese thought it desirable as a regular kushiyaki item. Grilled very nicely here and still a little moist with bits of meat on the soft bone. I daresay these were better than the ones I had at Nanbantei in Tokyo. The scallop bacon was pleasant but may not be worth the price (S$9.80).
Salmon sashimi (S$12). Glorious colour. That coveted firm yet almost creamy texture. Sweetness that you savour in silent reverence.
The fish bones strung up say a lot about the chef's skills too. Look at how clean they are. Could not help admiring these.
WAHIRO & KUSHIYAKI
112 East Coast Road #01-27/28/29
Lunch hours: 12-2pm
Dinner hours: 6-10pm