Here's a mentaiko spaghetti that's comes tossed with bits of onions, mushrooms and prawn and topped with shredded dried seaweed from Ma Maison (#03-96 Central, 6 Eu Tong Seng Street, tel: 6327-8122). What I like about it is that it's relatively uncomplicated and yet tasty from the blended flavors of the spicy roe and seaweed. There's also the fact that these Japanese styled western places like Pasta De Waraku are quite capable of doing a proper al dente pasta, which is something that cannot be said for some other places. I must admit that I would be very intrigued if they were to bring the spiciness level of this up a couple of notches, but I suppose I could always try something like that some day back at home. If anyone has any good mentaiko pasta to recommend, please do let me know.
This is fried camembert cheese which turned out to be pretty unexpected from the unassuming light crispy batter and gooey soft insides. I definitely liked it much better than I had thought. The sauce that accompanies these cheese fritters are actually lemon honey with a sprinkle of coarse grain pepper. I thought that it works with the cheese on some level but on the other hand, I could just eat them fritters just by themselves.
The beef stroganoff here is something I'll place up in the list of top comfort food to go for if you're craving for some carbs and warm ones at that in the stomach. The scrambled eggs over the buttered rice really does the trick at that. Note that the bits of beef in the stew comes quite well cooked and I'm not sure if this place does accommodate requests of having them in lesser doneness than what they usually do. Also, being no experts in stroganoffs here, I'm not sure if it's anything close to original Russian versions. But I wouldn't be surprised if it's another Japanese interpretation of the dish.