After the very elegant lunch set experience at Yuzu in October, I came back with a friend to try out their kaiseki-style omakase.
There are 3 main options offered for dinner – two omakase sets ($120/6 courses; $170/7 courses) and a sushi omakase ($150). During the Summer and Autumn seasons in Japan, there is an special sushi omakase ($250).
After “bag” baskets were provided to place our bags next to our seats, a selection of pretty sake cups was offered. Then the parade of food began.
First up the chilled appetizer of fresh prawns in Japanese persimmon on a bed of lightly simmered green vegetables topped with sesame paste.
Then Autumn officially announces it’s arrival with this beautiful platter of traditional orange hues (from the ikura and umi), with the bountiful harvest of rice crops, sweet potato, yam and ginko nuts.
Sashimi Parade starts here. Unfortunately I cannot remember most of their names, just makan and enjoy lah!
Then the Sushi Parade starts.
Here comes the rice wrap, usually signifying the end of the meal (however don’t worry there are a few more delightful surprises in store!)
Even the rice wrap itself has a surprise inside! First bite of the top (do not put any sauce to enjoy the sweetness of the ikura).
Oh! What do we see here? Maguro for the 2nd bite of the wrap! Now you can dip it with the sauce.
Oh! There is still a sweet piece of Tamagoyaki!
And a deep earthy broth (not miso). I liked this very much 🙂
And finally the spread of desserts. Crushed ice with grapes, yuzu ice-cream and mochi (eat from left to right).
It was a very good first time experience for me as a first time in kaiseki-style omakase. There was 2 gregarious ladies next to us, who were clearly regulars of Chef Tadashi, and we had fun interacting with each throughout the evening. So we left the place full and satisfied.
YUZU Japanese Restaurant
Address : 6A Lorong Mambong (2nd floor), Holland Village, S277673
Tel : +6564632016
Website : www.yuzuhv.com
Lunch 12:00pm – 03:00pm
Dinner 06:00pm – 11:00pm
Closed on Mondays.