Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Nanbantei Lunch Sets
Nanbantei has been around for a long, long time, easily more than 20 years. Ironically I tried it in Tokyo first before I did so in Singapore. Food here is generally quite decent and satisfying.
For lunch, you can get some very affordable set deals too. This is the Yakitori Don Set (S$14), which is about four grilled items on rice, accompanied by a bowl of udon, pickles and appetiser. I love the bacon-wrapped stuff (whether okra or asparagus).
The Yakitori Bento (S$13) comes with rice topped with stewed mushroom, dried seaweed and minced meat. You get five skewers of grilled goodies.
Nanbantei is not very big, but it sure looks cosy and almost ancient. You can sit at the bar counter and watch your food being grilled by the chefs. There is seating all around the perimeter of the restaurant and even an extension at the back.
The exhaust hood is pretty strong, so you don't smell too heavily like yakitori yourself after eating here. But you will still. A little. Hey, it's a tiny space with all those fumes!
Check out the rest of their lunch set bentos here. They have gyu tan, unajyu, tonkatsu, gindara teriyaki, saba and salmon shioyaki sets. Green tea is free.
We found the lunch bentos very similar to that of Kushigin's. We were wondering who copied whom. Only upon leaving the restaurant, we saw that it is affiliated with Kushigin indeed.
NANBANTEI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
#05-132 Far East Plaza,
14 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 7633 5666
Lunch: noon to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm