Fans of Japan's famed Ramen Nagi chain will be happy to hear that it is opening its first outlet here at Suntec City on Thursday.
The brand has four "king" signature tonkotsu-based flavours: traditional Butao King (tonkotsu pork broth, $13.90); spicy Red King (blend of garlic, chilli oil and cayenne, $15.90); Black King (blackened garlic and squid ink, $15.90); and Green King (basil and olive oil in tonkotsu broth topped with grated parmesan, $15.90).
Diners can customise their bowl by selecting the richness of the broth, the amount of garlic, the spice level and ramen texture and whether they want pork shoulder or pork belly chashu.
Still hungry? It also offers gyoza ($7.90), chicken karaage ($9) and chashu rice ($5). The ramen chain by ramen master Ikuta Satoshi has 22 outlets in Japan and 28 overseas franchise branches.
Where: 01-512/513 Suntec City Tower 2, North Wing (next to north atrium taxi stand) Open: 11am to 10pm daily Info: Call 6821-1601 or go to www.facebook.com/RamenNagiSingapore
KYUU BY SHUNSUI
Kyuu by Shunsui, which specialises in sashimi and robatayaki, has opened in Keong Saik Road.
The 32-seat restaurant offers a 10-course menu ($129++, available until 9pm) which includes a selection of seasonal sashimi, as well as other dishes such as king crab with vinegar and sudachi lime and Kagoshima A4 wagyu aitchbone with red miso fond de veau.
It also has appetisers such as fresh fig with sumiso (a mixture of miso, rice vinegar and sesame paste); housemade sesame tofu covered with wasabi and bekko-an sauce (a mixture of dashi, soya sauce, mirin and sugar); and soft simmered duck topped with miso.
An a la carte menu is also available from 9pm to midnight . Pair your meal with a variety of beer, wine, champagne and sake.
Kyuu by Shunsui is a sister restaurant of Japanese eateries Five Nines and Kappo Shunsui (both at Cuppage Plaza).
Where: 29 Keong Saik Road Open: 6pm to 1am (Tuesdays to Sundays), closed on Monday s Info: Call 6221-7098 or go to www.facebook.com/kyuubyshunsui
Ceviches - raw seafood marinated in citrus juices - and slushies - frozen beverages - may be an unusual combination, but who is to say they do not pair well? Taste them together at eatery Sluviche in Keong Saik Road.
Pick from five ceviche options: scallop ($25), tuna ($23), shrimp ($22), yellowtail ($20) and swordfish ($20). All ceviches come with a side of sourdough bread. Corn ($3), potatoes ($6) and cilantro salad ($10) can be added.
The eatery currently offers two types of alcoholic slushies - Pisco Punch or Pisco Sour ($15 each) - along with cocktails, wine and sake.
Where: Level 2, 17A Keong Saik Road Open: Noon to 2.30pm (Wednesdays to Saturdays), 6 to 10pm (Tuesdays to Thursdays), 6pm to midnight (Fridays and Saturdays), closed on Sundays and Mondays Info: Call 6224-0212 or go to www.facebook.com/sluviche
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