GOHAN CAFE by KACYO – Your Secret Japanese Hideout (Shhhh!)
How many of us actually frequent Aperia Mall? I’m guessing not many, unless your workplace is nearby? Well, for me, I visit Aperia only when my passport is due for renewal. However, KACYO Singapore’s newest venture, GOHAN CAFE by KACYO could be the reason to pop by this relatively quiet mall. I dislike eating in an extremely noisy and packed restaurant, so if you’re like me, the cosy and quiet environment will suit you well.
Itadakimasu. The Braised Octopus ($6) deserves 8 leg raises from us! Sporting a relatively ordinary look, the octopus was actually cooked to a great tenderness. Even if you’re not a seafood lover, I reckon that you might not be able to resist having another piece after the first. Oishii!
The Stewed Miyazaki Pork Belly Kakuni ($12) from the Yakimono menu was recommended by the Japanese server. While the marination was flavourful, the pork belly itself wasn’t very tender, unfortunately.
The Salmon Belly Sashimi ($18) was plated so elegantly that our hearts skipped a beat, or a few, when it arrived. With some mini tako (octopus) and vegetables on the side, the bright orange colour drew us in immediately. Although the 5 pieces of salmon wasn’t the most impressive we’ve had, it is fresher than what you would get at many casual Japanese food joints out there for sure.
Inaniwa Udon has grown into one of my favourite noodles. I can’t help but fall in love with those thin and silky strands. Even my dining partner, who isn’t exactly a fan of udon, totally enjoyed this dish! Have it either hot or cold, and slurp the Tempura Inaniwa Udon ($18) up! Fresh ingredients such as prawns and mushrooms were encased in a delightfully light batter. We wanted to have some tempura sauce to go along but we were told to dip our tempuras in the light soup base instead.
“Raffles Place, City Hall, Tanjong Pagar… I’m so sick of the food already.”
How about lunch at Lavender MRT next? Just 2 stops from City Hall! In addition to the A La Carte menu, they have a plethora of Japanese donburis (rice bowls) too. Barachirashi Don, Salmon Ikura Don and Black Vinegar Karaage Don…oooooohh I feel my Japanese food cravings haunting me again. Be right back, I need my weekly dose of sushi again.
GOHAN CAFE by KACYO
Address: 12 Kallang Avenue, #02-07/08, Aperia Mall, Singapore 339509
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the restaurant featured here.
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