Last week, I accepted an invite from Pang JL, the Admin of Singapore Best Makan Facebook Group for a tasting cum get together at Waraku Japanese Restaurant at VivoCity.
Our host, Jasline Ng, who is The Wong San's Group's Deputy Chief Operating Officer was generous and gracious. Here are the parade of dishes (which is just a sampling of Waraku's extensive menu) for our gathering of about 30 people occupying 3 tables on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
I am quite pleased with the quality of the food in the family friendly, moderately priced menu.
Jasline got us off to a good start with the Hokkai Salad of fresh sashimi and leafy greens crowned with golden salmon roe.
Next up was the pan seared Foie Gras Miso which was a good balance of sweet and savoury though it wasn't smooth or creamy enough for my liking.
The meaty large Ebi Miso Yaki followed.
I liked the thick warm cuts of moist, tender and porky Kurobuta Tonkatsu. I'll order this at my next visit.
The tender Chicken Teriyaki topped with melted cheese would be a tad salty if eaten by itself as it is meant to be eaten with plain white rice (lots of it) for balance. I think I can eat two bowls of rice with this :D
The tender Miso Yuzu Pork combining lean and fat cuts was savoury and sweet.
The Volcano Maki is a crowd favourite though I am personally not a sushi person.
Potato Mantai made with fermented salmon roe topped with a lid of soft potato gratin crust. Salty, savoury - meant to be eaten with plenty of plain white rice, I guess.
Waraku's Tonkatsu Ramen was el dente noodles in a steamy full bodied savoury broth. If I am in VivoCity and need carbo, I am likely to walk into Waraku for their ramen.
Waraku is on the roof garden level. The signboard is rather small and is inconspicuously inside the restaurant's glass panel. Look out for Marché restaurant which is right beside Waraku.
Restaurant name: Waraku VivoCity
Address: #03-10, Vivocity. Roof garden level, next to Marche(access via Lobby B)
Hours: 11:30am - 11pm (Last order 10:30pm)
Date visited: 2 Nov 2013
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