Saturday, August 20, 2011

Inaho's Kitchen Bar, Duxton Road

I've been meaning to update this post for a while, but have been caught up in the past few days with work and the blood soaked feud between the Lannisters and the Starks.

Inaho's Kitchen Bar (60A Duxton Road, tel : +65 9090 6948) is run by a disarmingly curious/friendly proprietress Miho, whom has been living here for the past sixteen years. Curiosity got the better hold of me and I asked about the establishment's clientele and it was mentioned that about 5% at an approximate, wasn't Japanese. When we asked what was the English in the menu for, her three word response was 'sometimes ang moh'.

We ordered up a bunch of dishes to try and I'd have to say that the home styled preparation was definitely up my alley. Being both a kitchen and a bar, the food that they served did go pretty well with drinks.

cod roe cream omelette

First up was an almost scramble egg light omelette that was doused in a cream mixed with cod roe. The flavours of the roe were robust in that ethereal cream and we pretty much wiped the plate clean with an extra portion of their freshly toasted sliced baguette.

gyu tan

I couldn't resist having a shot at their slightly chewy pan fried cow tongue which was served thinly sliced and beefy tasting. The portions were rather small though. Of course I wished there were more.

grilled squid with ponzu & mayo

I really couldn't taste any grill off their grilled squid. In fact, the mollusc tasted like it was braised. To which I really didn't have any complains. The pairing of grated daikon along with their ponzu dressing and heavy drizzle of mayo certainly perked flavors up a couple of notches.

black pepper Hiroshima oysters with bamboo shoots

Miho mentioned that these fat oysters were from her place of birth. These were pretty much the largest Hiroshima oysters I've had. Even after they were cooked, the thick flesh of these oysters were still a literal mouthful for me. Good enough for returns for sure.

sauteed pork with kimchi 

The sliced pieces sauteed pork actually packed more sodium than spice but I guess this was really just bar food here. Or maybe Japanese kimchi wasn't meant to pack as much punch as the Korean ones. Apart from the lack of the kimchi flavors, this was actually pretty enjoyable and would have been great to eat with rice.

I'm certainly favorably disposed towards this hideout. Am going to consider coming back again.

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