Tuesday 11 August 2015

Washoku GOEN – Introducing Sumubiyaki [MEDIA INVITE]

Washoku Goen @ VivoCity

Washoku Goen ('WG') is a Japanese stall located in Food Republic Outlet in VivoCity and Wisma Atria. Established itself in Singapore since January 2015, Washoku Goen has a reputation for serving gigantic katsu portion and delicious Japanese Curry Rice.

The Menu

Since their opening, they have consistently adding variety to their menu. WG have just introduced Sumibiyaki - Japanese charcoal grill. After you placed your order, the grill master will do the hard work for you and grill the meat to perfection. There are two type of sauce you can choose from Japanese BBQ (using eel sauce) or Singa BBQ (using local flavour).

Sumibiyaki - Japanese Charcoal Grill - Chicken

We decided to order Japanese BBQ Menu, Sumibi Yakiton Juu ($6.80). The chicken is well marinated, with a sweet flavour sauce. It is tender and coated with smokey charcoal BBQ flavour. The proportion of rice and chicken are huge. Good Value.

Sumibi Yakiton Juu

On top of that, we also tried Ultimate Original Curry Rice ($19.90). This consist of Fish Katsu, Tonkasu, Chicken Katsu, Sumibi Beef, Croquette and Half Boil Egg, on top of huge plate of rice and curry sauce. This suppose to be good to fill the stomach for 2 to 3 person, but I think it can feed 4 pax easily.

Ultimate Original Curry Rice

To start, we dig in to the Katsu: Fish Katsu, Tonkatsu and Chicken Katsu. We must agree, the size of both the chicken katsu and fish katsu are huge. Each of them almost as big as my two palms combined. The fish is tender and flaky. While the chicken is juicy and succulent. For tonkatsu, they use the lean part of the pork instead of the fatty one. So it is a bit dry and harder compare to the chicken katsu, bur from price point, it is pretty good.

Fish Katsu

The one that catch my attention is the Sumibi Beef. It is tender, succulent, perfectly grilled filled with smokey flavour. The croquette is crispy on the outside while soft in the inside. While the egg is nicely boiled where the yolk will ooze out when it cuts into half.

Sumibi Beef, Tonkatsu, Chicken Katsu and Half boil egg

Meanwhile the portion of the rice and curry are just to big for two of us to finish. The curry is robust and flavourful. It is thick but not sticky, with a hint of smoky flavour as well.

FYI, we tabao (packed) half of the katsu + 3/4 of the rice home because we were to full to eat it all. So imagine the Ultimate size.
Overall, We find the portion of the food served are extremely generous. The food is delicious and definitely worth the try. Kanpai!! Cheers!!

Thanks to Washoku Goen Team & WCC Solutions Team for the tasting invitation.

Food & Drink: 7/10
Value: 8.5/10
Service: N/A
Ambiance: N/A
Budget per Person: $0 – 10; $11 - $25

Washoku GOEN
1 Harbourfront Walk
#03-01 Food Republic (Stall 23)
Singapore 098585

T: +65 6420 6392
Sun – Thu: 10.00 – 22.00
Fri, Sat & Eve PH: 10.00 – 22.30

Other Outlet
Udon GOEN @ Wisma Atria
435 Orchard Road
Wisma Atria
#04-02/38 Food Republic (Stall 11)
Singapore 238877

T: +65 6337 4237
Sun – Thu: 10.00 – 22.00
Fri, Sat & Eve PH: 10.00 – 23.00

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