Japanese Buffet

This has to be one of my favourite Japanese buffet places. It’s the Kiseki Japanese Restaurant located at the basement of the Heeren, Orchard Road (opposite Mandarin Gallery). There’s a huge sumo wrestler at the entrance. Luckily it’s not real. It’s self service, but plenty of good stuff here. I focus mainly on the seafood and sashimi, but the other stuff are very good as well.

I won’t be going for the weekday lunch which is only $19.80 per pax. Weekday dinner $29.80++ per pax. Worked out to be $30+ per person, but still pretty worthwhile.

Yangshuo Beer Fish 阳朔啤酒鱼

I first heard about this dish when I visited Yangshuo in Guilin, China. I’m not sure how authentic this Yangshuo beer fish is, but here’s my interpretation. The important thing is, it must taste good. The other important thing? Tiger Beer.

As you can see, the ingredients are pretty much the things you usually find in your kitchen.

I like a good helping of chopped spring onions. Marinate it with the fish.

Next, you fry the fish until it’s brown on both sides.

Then, you add the bean paste and other stuff like garlic, tomatoes etc and continue frying. I like to fry them separately so I don’t break up the fish.

If you like beer, go ahead and pour in the whole can. Simmer for a while.

And we are ready to serve. Bear in mind that depending on the amount of beer you’ve poured in, this dish can taste bitter. However, there is also a unique fragrance to this very special dish from Yangshuo, Guilin.

Beef Noodles

This is Crystal Jade’s beef noodles. The beef is boiled, not fried. Nice and tender – not overcooked. The sauce is also pretty good. Overall, quite a healthy dish.

The only problem? The noodles are too soggy and overcooked.