Friday, October 14, 2016
Man Man, Keong Saik Road
Hear ye. The Teppei Group have advanced themselves and set up a new Japanese unagi shop Man Man (#01-01, 1 Keong Saik Road, tel : +65 6222 0678). By Japanese unagi, we're specifically referring to eels that are sourced from Japan (from what I've read, a "respected unagi farm in Aichi prefecture") rather than China or wherever else they're sourced from. Imported live into tanks, freshly slaughtered and charcoal grilled. Making Man Man the second Japanese unagi shop here after the pricey Chikuyotei.
How was it? Pretty impressive I must admit. The unagi had a nice caramelized surface with a healthy char from the grilling with meat that was fall apart tender. That's the kimo don which included a portion of the eel liver. There's even a little root of wasabi on the side for you to grate. Considering that the seating spaces are a little small and the tables just that little shaky, it required some finesse to do the grating. But I'm not complaining. Looking forward to returning assuming that the inevitable queues that will find their way there doesn't kill it for me.