gosh! i’ve been feeling like quite the glutton the past couple of weeks. i’ve either been hovering around the kitchen, or scooting around to fancy schmancy places. earlier this week, the original trio of the mentally corrupted foodies attacked En Grill & Bar.
In 25 years of my life, (okay almost 26), i’ve never really fancied sashimi. perhaps cos all my parents eat is salmon sashimi, and too much of it just doesn’t entice me… BUT! since i started stepping out of my food comfort zone, i must say, i am, quite possibly in love with sashimi. it’s my tastebuds’ new found love!
the serving was such that we each had a slice of everything… (really wished we had doubles!) in an instant all my prior reservations of having raw fish meat in my mouth vanished into thin air..
we ordered a plate of yakitori which consisted of 5 variations… tomato bacon cheese, chicken balls, enoki maki, ebi, and i can’t remember what the last one was called. who’d have thought cherry tomatoes go so well wrapped with bacon & cheese? (but then again you can’t really go wrong with anything that’s got bacon & cheese in it, can you?)
pasta at a japanese restaurant? i had my doubts at first but boy was i proven wrong. the sauce was creamy yet so very light. it is unlike your typical carbona pasta that causes your eating speed to slow halfway, you just want more and more with this one! and the texture of the spaghetti was simply perfect. sprinkled with seaweed shreds in pure japanese fashion! i’m definitely going back for seconds, and this time i want one to myself! :P
i’m gonna interrupt with a photo of mimi & me. cold sake ftw! mimi says she likes this photo cos i look cute. honestly, i look at it and all i notice is that my cheeks are getting chubby again.
ps : i made that turban headband from extra length of a dress that i altered.
now back to the food… next up, kurobuta pork and salmon carpaccio! the pork was a little on the dry side but yummy no doubt. the salmon could have been a little bit more salty, and i’ve never quite been a fan of rocket greens… but i must say they do a fair job in balancing out the taste.
now, what would a japanese place be without sushi?
crab rolls and ebi tempura crunchy rolls. these got abit messy cos they aren’t exactly “bite size” and tend to crumble quite abit. don’t expect to look elegant if you’re ordering this. i wouldn’t really worry tho, since food is meant to be enjoyed with anyone & everyone, especially loved ones. if your partner has issues with you looking “unglam” while savouring someone’s cooking, i say ditch him! (but please don’t say the advice came from me.)
you’d expect us to be too full from all that food, but noooo. i insisted we have dessert. i absolutely loved the green tea ice cream with azuki (red bean) pancakes. the custard pudding was pretty normal, i could easily make it at home so you might want to skip that. but the azuki pancakes are really worth trying altho a tad pricey.
overall, it was a great evening with great company.. the bill came up to slightly over $50 per person cos we had 2 “glass jugs” of sake and quite abit of food. sushi & sashimi is 50% off during happy hour (6pm-8pm on weekdays), and certain beverages are 30% off. i really hope i’m getting the deets right, i promise i’ll pay more attention to details from now on. i usually get too engrossed with the food to remember such things. (my bad!)
En Grill & Bar is located at :
207 River Valley Rd #01-60
UE Square Singapore 238275
Telephone: +65 6732 6863
Mon to Thurs 6pm to 2am / Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 6pm to 3am / Sun closed
go to their website : http://www.endiningbars.com
don’t forget to e-file your income tax by monday! i’ve just submitted mine this afternoon. until our next food escapade (which will be sooner than you can imagine), keep those rumbling tummies filled & have a smashing weekend!