Dashi Master Marusaya is the flagship restaurant of the Marusaya Group specialising in traditional Dashi. Dashi Master Marusaya is managed by Japanese katsuobushi wholesaler Marusaya, who is dedicated to all-natural dashi, Japanese soup stock, to bring out the natural flavours of the ingredients.
Dashi Master Marusaya has introduced a new lunch set menu. Highlights include Marusaya Udon Set Lunch, Dashi Shabu Set Lunch, Hot Toban Set Lunch and Shokado Bento. Each set lunch (except for Shokado Bento Box), will be served with Dashi Miso Soup and choice of 3 side dishes from the following options: Dashimaki (Egg), Fried Chicken, Edamame, Hijiki Seaweed, Nanbanzuke (Japanese fish dish), Ohitashi (Japanese spinach salad with dashi), California Roll and Matcha Cake plus dashi miso soup.
|Dashi Shabu Set Lunch – Wagyu Shabu Set|
Dashi Shabu Set Lunch – Wagyu Shabu Set ($48). This lunch set is a mini version of Dashi Shabu Set that they served in the evening. With just a short dip into the premium dashi stock, the wagyu slices are ready to eat. When you put the wagyu beef in your mouth, you can feel it is slowly melting. #Beefgasm. To enhance the flavours of the shabu, you can choose from 6 different types of salt and pepper to dip. Personally, I find the melt in your mouth sensation with the dashi broth is more than enough.
The dashi shabu also comes with lettuce, spring onion, mushroom and spinach to be cook in the dashi broth. For the sides, I had chosen Fried Chicken, Othitashi and Nanbanzuke. The fried chicken has a crispy exterior, with succulent flesh. The othitashi is refreshing and nanbanzuke (salmon fish) provided variety in the set.
|Fried Chicken, Othitashi and Nanbanzuke|
Dashi Shabu Set Lunch also come in US Angus Beef Shabu Set ($38) and Hokkaido Pork Shabu Set ($28).
Hot Toban Set Lunch – Wagyu Toban Set ($48). Toban generally means to roast on a ceramic plate. The wagyu steak is served on a ceramic plate, with vegetable and dashi sauce base. The ceramic plate ensures the dish remains warm for a long period while slowly infusing the dashi sauce into the wagyu and vegetables.
|Hot Toban Set Lunch – Wagyu Toban Set|
The wagyu is juicy, succulent and melts in your mouth, coated with superb umami gravy from the onion and dashi. The sauce was so good, we scoop it on our rice, dashimaki and even the fried chicken.
|Hot Toban Set Lunch – Wagyu Toban Set|
Hot Toban Set Lunch also available in Seafood Toban Set ($48), Wagyu Sukiyaki Toban Set ($38), Wagyu Hamburg Toban ($28), Pork Cutlet with Dashi Toban Set ($28), Thick Cut Salmon Toban Set ($24) and Deep-fried Chicken with White Radish Toban Set ($24).
For the most memorable experience and valuable set lunch, Shokado Bento Box ($58) will be the best choice. This bento box includes Appetizers, Chawanmushi, Tempura, Grilled Fish, Meat dish, 2 kinds of Sashimi, Small rice bowl (Salmon and Ikura), Small Udon (Hot) and desserts.
|Shokado Bento Box|
This bento box showcases some of the best dishes that are offered in Dashi Master Marusaya. In simple terms, you can consider this Express Omakase. The portion is generous, sufficient for 2 persons or maybe 1 person with a huge appetite. We tried the udon before and we held it in high regards and the sashimi are super fresh. Oishi!!
|Salmon & Ikura Don|
For Tuna Belly lovers, I recommend you try their Tuna Belly Don Set ($38) from their Rice Bowl Set Lunch. The slices of tuna belly are generous in size, fresh and just slowly melts in your mouth. In the tuna belly don set, you will also get the minced tuna belly, dashimaki and pickled ginger to balance the meal.
|Tuna Belly Don Set|
|Tuna Belly Don|
Overall, the NEW lunch set at Dashi Master Marusaya is superb and value for money. Definitely worth a visit. Cheers!!
Full review of Dashi Master Marusaya Dinner Menu, click here. Thank you very much Jennifer Yeo Consultancy and Dashi Master Marusaya for hosting us.
In addition to Dashi Master Marusaya, the group also TEN Sushi at Robertson Quay and Monte Risaia at Duxton. (Click on the link for the review of the other restaurants).
Food & Drinks: 9/10
Service: N/A (Media Tasting)
Budget per Person: $26 - $50; $51 - $80; $81 and Above
Dashi Master Marusaya
86 Robertson Quay
#01-01 Robertson Blue Singapore
T: +65 6732 0383
Mon – Fri: 12.00 – 14.30; 17.00 – 22.30 (LO 22.00)
Sat, Sun & PH: 12.00 – 22.30 (LO 22.00)
Dashi Master Marusaya - New Set Lunch Menu