Gyu Nami – New $10 Wagyu Beef Donburi To Beef Up Your Day!
Gyu Nami is the latest addition to Amoy Street Food Centre! You heard that right – It’s Gyu Nami and not tsunami. Co-owner, Daniel, shared that the name of the shop was derived from the iconic “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”. “Nami” means wave, while the word “Gyu”means beef.
Daniel, who was previously in sales, was inspired to bring the idea of Wagyu Beef Donburi back to Singapore after discovering a similar concept in Japan. With the help of his cousin, who co-founded Ash & Char, Gyu Nami was born.
Upon order, Gyu Nami takes a bowl and fills it up with Japanese short-grained rice that is covered with a spicy siracha sauce. Delicate slices of wagyu roast beef are then arranged on top of the pearl rice. To ensure consistency, the chef painstakingly checks that there is 100g of wagyu beef for each bowl.
It’s almost as if it’s a work of art, when the chef tops it off with an onsen egg and spills sweet onion sauce all over. Gyu Nami’s rendition of beef donburi also contains a rather uncommon element – yogurt sauce which is made from yogurt, sesame and a touch of Japanese mayo.
If you noticed the lack of marbling in the wagyu, that’s because the beef cut is the eye of round. Done to a medium rare, the beef is pretty lean and tender. I enjoyed the sweetness from the onion sauce as well, which made up for the lack of beefy flavour in the beef. The yogurt sauce did well in balancing out the light and sweet profile of the dish with its rich and sour taste.
The rice, which was sticky, pairs nicely with the spicy siracha sauce. While there’s a subtle tingling sensation from the spice, I would have preferred more heat to give the dish a punch. You might want to break the yolk which has a custard-like consistency. It will bring the whole dish together.
A lot of thought has been put into assembling the Wagyu Roast Beef Donburi. For only $10, the donburi is really value for money! Wagyu Roast Beef Donburi is the only item on their menu, so that spares you the agony of deciding what to eat.
Address: Amoy Street Food Centre, #02-126 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111
Phone: 9066 3566
Opening Hours: 11am to 3pm daily. Closed on Sundays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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