Saturday, March 07, 2015

OmoteNashi Dining Gosso, Boat Quay

For a few moments after stepping in, I had though that OmoteNashi Dining Gosso (64 Boat Quay, tel : +65 6533 5152) had taken over Katanashi. The setup had been so similar and both places had just the same vibes. I could have sworn that I had seen similar faces.

maguro gohan

deep fried burdock

tsukune stuffed with cheese


chicken hearts

chicken gizzards, yuzu pepper paste

chicken filet, yuzu mayo

eringi mushroom

40 second chicken liver

chicken thigh, leeks


the angel and the dark river

While the setup felt familiar being izakaya styled with cheerful over the top greetings, it wasn't the same joint (but I wonder if it's the same people). The menu here had more focused offering, serving almost exclusively just chicken for the meats; grilled and otherwise. Their tsukune were pleasantly tender and juicy while the rest of the grills on sticks were competently done though not outstandingly so.  Note that this was probably the sort of place where one comes to kick back some post work drinks for a few relaxed hours with Japanese bar grub. 

There was a gimmicky grilled chicken liver on skewers which was served with a timer counting down from 40 seconds. Apparently, we were supposed to eat those livers before the timer goes off which signifies that they had been cooled down for too long and wouldn't have the optimal textures they had intended for them. I wasn't too sure if that had been of any real benefit at all since it really risked a scalded tongue.

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