Monday 22 April 2019

Tanuki Raw Kapok – Amazing Donburi

Foie Gras Truffle Yakiniku

Tanuki Raw is a combination of playful Japanese cuisine with no-holds-barred American Street Food. With these concepts in mind, Tanuki Raw present creations that is unique, modern and unbelievably flavourful.

LD and I visited the location at the National Design Centre. This restaurant occupied the same open space as the Kapok, a lifestyle select store originated in Hong Kong focusing on all things related to design.

Green Tea, part of Lunch Set

We started with Raw Oyster ($30 for half dozen). It is plump, briny and juicy. A quick check with the service staff, we found out that the oysters are from New Zealand.

NZ Oyster

Foie Gras Truffle Yakiniku ($19, +$2 for Lunch Set). The plating is definitely awesome. The toppings of sliced Black Angus short ribs, Pan Seared foie gras and onsen egg filled the bowl to the brim.

Foie Gras Truffle Yakiniku with Lunch Set

The foie gras is nicely executed. Crisp externally, follow with soft, creamy and velvety texture internally. The sliced ribs are tender and succulent, with tangy sauce drizzle on top of it. Meanwhile, the onsen egg combines all the ingredients nicely with solid flavourful rice. They also served Japanese pickle to balance the richness in this dish. Yum Yum, Two Thumbs Up.

Oozing Egg

The additional $2 to make it a lunch set is definitely worth it. You get a small bowl of refreshing salad, miso soup and cold green tea.

Flavourful Rice

Chirashi NDC ($21, +2 for Lunch Set). The harvest of the sea in a bowl. Generous load of ingredients, tuna, salmon, hamachi, snow crab, negitoro, spicy salmon, ikura and tamago. The seafood is fresh and the quantity is actually enough to make two chirashi bowl, those popping ikura will definitely overwhelm you in each bite of your bowl your meal. Amazing.

Chirashi NDC Lunch Set

Truffle Nagano Pork Spam Fries ($13.90). Unfortunately, this dish is a let-down. The spam fries are lumpy, together with the sauce the saltiness is just over the top. Definitely, need to cut down on the mayo and make the spam fries crispy.

Truffle Nagano Pork Spam Fries

The restaurant is spacious and the open concept in sync with the name of the building. The transition between Kapok and Tanuki Raw is just seamless. Service is friendly and efficient.

Overall, the donburi here is just amazing. The ingredients are of good quality, fresh and generous. Definitely worth a visit and soaks up the atmosphere. Cheers!!

Food & Drinks: 8/10
Value: 7.75/10
Service: 7.5/10
Ambiance: 7.5/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50

Tanuki Raw @ Kapok
111 Middle Road
#01-05 National Design Centre
Singapore 188969

IG: @Tanukiraw
OH: Daily 10.00 – 22.00
Food from 11.30 – 21.30
Lunch Sets from 11.30 – 15.00
Happy Hour from 17.00 – 20.00, all day on Weekends
Menu is available on their website.

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