There have been many discussion of hawker food and chilli crab on the Singapore Board, a few fine dining and Italian as well, but not one Japanese that I can recall until klyeoh wrote the Inakaya thread. So I am adding another one now.
I just had a wonderful authentic shabu shabu dinner at Shabu-hana restaurant at 14 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01 (tel: 6235-8216). There are very few shabu shabu places in Singappore, let alone one that is good and authentic. So I am surprised at this new discovery. The restaurant just started late last year, rather quiet on the main room but filled with Japanese expatriates on its tatami rooms behind. Only opened for dinner.
We took our time to explore their small appetizer dishes for the first 30 minutes, trying their izakay-style small plate cooking. Ordered Magurio no tororoae (maguro sahsimi marinated with yam), Satsumaage (different style of fish cakes), Buta no kakuni (braised pork belly) and Dashimaki tamago (Japanese omelet with dashi). They were all delicious.
We then proceed to order its Waygu marbled beef, Kurobuta Pork loin and Pork belly for the shabu shabu. Vegetables and tofo are included and ended with the udon cooked on the pot as well. I thought everything was done well.
So if you want to try shabu shabu in Singapore, this is the place to go.
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