I love Japanese food… I love it even better when it is beautifully cooked and/or served via traditional methods. Yup.. Oshokuji Dokoro Fujitei, under new management and chef – has gone back to basic. Although each dishes have a modern, fusion look – they all taste pretty damn authentic Mmm…
Hokkaido pan seared in Japanese sake – this was an absolutely great starter! The Japanese scallop was cooked perfectly with the mushroom layered in sweet cheesy goodness.
Beef Tataki – Hubby enjoy this beautifully prepared seared beef scotch slices which was deliciously covered in the special ponzu sauce.
Tempura Moriawase – this assortment of tiger prawn, white fish and vegetables tempura was delicious! The batter is extremely light but keeping it nice and crispy.
We were so fortunate to be able to enjoy this pre-launched assorted Sushi and Shashimi Banquet combo for two which looked absolutely gorgeous as a whole. The shashimi was fresh – especially the kingfish and salmon, but the Tuna was on the fattier side for me. There were two types of sushi rolls and they were very tasty, similar filling but different finished. The scampi sushi was juicy and sweet and was a piece of art in itself. I couldn’t bring myself to eat the whole Unagi sushi though – personal fear, but hubby did say it tasted good.
Black Sesame Panna Cotta – this is a very interesting dessert as it is a fusion mixed between the Italian dessert with Japanese flavours. Perhaps a bit too much roasted flour and green tea powder over the top, leaving your mouth with a bit of a powdery taste. Would enjoy it alot better if it came creamy cold with a side of creamy Matcha ice-cream scoop rather then the fruit also.
Overall a great dining experience. Looking at the menu, prices are a bit on the dearer side. The massive tree in the dining room is worth a mention also as I’m pretty sure with a bit of a touch-up – we suggested to the friendly owner – Ryoichi, that a fresh coat of black paint to cover the rust and getting rid of those tired looking dated lanterns, then transforming it into a cherry blossom like-tree.. would bring this center-piece alive and perhaps be a topic of conversation for diners. Additionally with the changes that Ryo has already achieved and will endeavor to change, this restaurant is definitely heading in the right direction of being a crowd fav!
“In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger” – Kobayashi Issa
Thanks for reading… Christmas counts down begins!!!
| Courtesy invite by Oshokuji Dokoro Fujitei. Opinions are my own. |