Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The diner where side dishes rules...

Who says that you can only be getting average stuff at an affordable Japanese buffet. This post will prove you wrong, very wrong. In fact, the location of this place is so good that the seats are easily filled up by the neighbouring office workers & commoners like you and me within minutes during the lunch hours...

Depending on your luck, the main dish of the day will differs from time to
time. I'm getting this marinated fish during my first visit. Thought it's
tasty, but as compared to the dish I'm getting during my second visit, this
is far more inferior. During my second visit, I'm actually getting an 'Steamed
Anago(Eel) Rice bowl'. Unlike the usual serving of 'Steamed Anago Rice bowl'
out there in the market, the chef over here are using a bamboo tray to prepare
the 'Steamed Anago Rice bowl'. And they are covering the base of the bamboo
tray with a Banana Leaf. By doing this, it could push the fragrance and the
overall taste of the 'Steamed Anago Rice bowl' to a higher level. :D

Depending on your luck(?), the side dishes differs from time to time.
(As you can see, a small table isn't sufficient for me.)

They have 'fried side dishes' such as 'Karaage(Fried Chicken, it's juicy
and not too oily), Tempura (Crispy and not too oily), 'Dashimaki Tamago'
(Japanese rolled omelette, fluffy and yummy), Simmered Potatoes, etc...
The chef really put his heart and efforts in preparing these delicious
dishes. Even simple dishes like 'Croquette', they are adding ingredients
like sweet corns to enhance the overall taste even further. :D Well, if
you are not into 'Fried' stuff, there always stuff like...

They also have cooked dishes like the above. As mentioned earlier these
dishes will change on a daily basis. And most of these dishes always
managed to maintain a good balance between the meaty and vegetables stuff.

Depending on your luck, you might be getting these steamed delights too.
When I was there previously, they are offering Dim Sum and one of my
personal favorites, 'Chawanmushi'(Steamed Egg in a Tea Bowl) and it also
comes with slices of 'Shiitake Mushrooms' too. :D But wait, that isn't
the best item on their menu.

'Japanese Curry Rice'
Loaded with lots of vegetables like 'Carrots', 'Mushrooms' and 'Meaty
Chicken Cubes', this dish is a champion. Besides for the delicious
'Chicken Curry'(I have 3 portions of this the first time round), they
are also serving delicious looking 'Beef' curry too. Not sure about
the 'Beef Curry', but the texture of the 'Chicken Curry' is pretty
thick, sweet and delicioous.

On top of that, they also have Japanese vegetables cold dishes,
yummy 'Miso Soup' and a unlimited flow of good Japanese Tea.

So where can you give this buffet a good try?
The name of this Japanese Cafe/Restaurant would be 'Hanare'.
It's located on level 2 in one of the shop houses along
'Tanjong Pagar Road', which is also located opposite 'Tanjong Pagar Market
and Food Centre' and at the same time located near 'Orchid Hotel'.

Opening Hours:
  • Lunch:
    Mondays - Fridays: 11:45 - 14:30
    Saturdays: 12:00 - 14:30
    Mondays - Saturdays: 18:30 - 22:00
    (Closed on Sundays)
  • They are offering 3 different set meals over here
    • 'Hanare Buffet' - you get to choose one of the main dishes and you also get to enjoy all the side dishes
    • 'Bara Chirashi Set' - Comes with a Sashimi Seafood Rice Bowl and you get to enjoy 4 different side dishes and 'Miso Soup'.
    • 'Lunch Set' - Typical Japanese Lunch set

* Click here for the Facebook page of 'Hanare Japanese Cafe/Restaurant'.
^ Click here for the location of 'Hanare Japanese Cafe/Restaurant' on 'Google Maps'.

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