Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Sun With Moon, Clark Quay Central

This reminded me of the first time I visited a couple of years back at their branch in Wheelock Place. Before this blog was born. The impression from that first visit seemed quite different from today. But we know memory can be a fickle mistress. Since then, the menu appeared to have changed a little with new items.

salmon & yellowtail sashimi

Their sashimi was quite ordinary. One can see that the kitchen here obviously do not put in enough skill points into their knife mastery as does a certain Kaiser Phua from the lack of clean-ness on the edges of the cuts. The presentation was fanciful for a few pieces of meat and style is over substance here.

dragon roll

Am not normally big on makis as I generally bit occasionally I do feel like them. This dragon roll  sounded a bit more promising than the usual because avocado and cheese. I was right about it and this was pretty good with cream cheese at the centre. The other filling on the inside was unagi - ordinary was the word.

rainbow roll

The rainbow roll contained crab fillings at the centre. I was thinking of chunks of crab meat but what they put in were finely minced crab meat in mayo. Kinda disappointing there. The ebiko at the top was more interesting than the crab mayo.

uni sushi

Do not order this here. It's not good at all and it actually costed more than Akashi. That is all I have to say of the uni.

foie gras sushi

Their foie gras was broiled. It didn't come with the crispy or toasty surface. Not impressive. This one so not creamy.

ebi & hotate yaki (prawn & scallop)

This prawn and scallop dish was pretty good. The scallops had char fragrance from the pan fry which made them tasty. Prawns were crunchy. My only complain was that the portions were small.

ton toro yaki

I think I had these pork cheeks the first time I was at the other branch. They were grilled with black pepper. Tasted like bacon minus the fat. Salty, slightly chewy and a bit dry. Again, portions aren't generous.

kani tamago toji

gyu foie gras grill

This gyu foie gras grill was foie gras on top of some grilled beef. Did not expected the entire thing to be drenched in a sweet teriyaki sauce which drowned out all the flavour of the beef. There's eggplant blanketed foie gras sitting on apple slices. Foie gras also did not have crispy surface. Will never order again.

tofu cheese cake

The tofu cheesecake seemed popular here. Thought it's pretty good. The texture felt more tofu than cheesecake but wasn't as soft as real tofu. Flavour's light yet had enough of the cheesecake taste. Wasn't heavy or overwhelmingly sweet.

murasaki imo mont-blanc (purple sweet potato cake)

This was a pleasant surprise. Most of the sweet potato flavour came from the purple yarn surface which housed whipped cream and a few chestnuts (that's the yellowish ball at the top too!) inside. This dessert was not excessively sweet. Quite good stuff.

mineoka ninjin creme brulee (carrot creme brulee)

Carrot creme brulees - not run of the mill creme brulee for sure. Which was why I just had to try it. The carrot flavours were mild but noticeable the same. I thought the caramel top could have been more charred.

tomato ame
Another interesting dessert were the spicy candy glazed tomatoes. These tomatoes were coated with a sugar glaze that was both sweet and mildly spicy. The fruit itself was actually fresh and the tomato bursted with juices when bitten into.

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