Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Aburiya: Wagyu Heaven

I'm starting this blog on my birthday. Today is also the day I discovered I'm newly pregnant with second child! So double reasons to celebrate with a good meal. My gosh, my craving for Japanese food has been phenomenal, and hubby wanted some meaty dishes too. So we went to Aburiya, a small little yakiniku place at Robertson Quay. We were lucky - they only recently started opening for lunch in addition to dinner.

Anyway, Aburiya is where I discovered wagyu heaven! Succulent, almost melt-in-your-mouth grilled cubes (ribeye) and slices of beef (jo-karubi or prime short rib), every bite bursting with aromatic goodness. It was soo divine we ordered another plate of choice ribeye cubes. It was especially good with a tiny dab of coarse salt crystals. (Sorry but the pictures hardly do justice to the food!)

Aburiya - foiegras with beef, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

We also had regular beef with foie gras - very generous portions of foie gras, I must say. You put the whole container to sizzle on the grill, allowing the beef and liver to cook in their own fat).

Last came some tare-marinated pork slices (unfortunately, a wallflower after you've had the wagyu). The spinach salad was also delicious, with its tangy, soy-based dressing. Oh we also had onigiri. Drizzle on some soy and toast them til crispy on the outside - a wonderful accompaniment to the meat.

To top it off, Aburiya has a lovely, casual atmosphere and service staff are prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. You can dine indoors or al fresco. Another sign of an authentic place - most of the clientele there were Japanese.

We would definitely go back again. Just for the wagyu!

60 Robertson Quay
#01-03, The Quayside
Tel: 6735-4862


  1. Oh yeah, the foie gras with tare sauce is excellent with rice! Felt the wagyu a bit expensive but shiok.

  2. Ah I didn't try that combination! The foie gras is very rich! Oops, not supposed to eat liver during pregnancy!

    Yes, the wagyu is a bit expensive (good things usually are) but so worth the "oh-my-god" burst of sensation in your mouth!


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