Birthday Surprise (Part 1): Tanuki Raw @ Orchard Central

This post is quite dated since my birthday is on 26 April, but I had a backlog of blog posts, so I am only uploading it now. My sister (#bestsisterintheworld) planned a whole day of surprises for me. I honestly had no idea where we were going the whole day. Our first stop that day was at Tanuki Raw (by the people behind Standing Sushi Bar) and its Truffle Yakiniku Don I had been yearning to try.

But, not before I received a balloon bouquet from her! Did I ever mention how much I love helium balloons? She specially made a trip down to Holland Village to inflate these balloons before asking me to head down to Somerset MRT Station.

Anyway, Tanuki Raw is located on the second floor of Orchard Central and offers both alfresco and indoor seating. Since the weather had been humid lately, we decided to enjoy the aircon indoors.

The Truffle Yakiniku Don is part of their lunch set which is available from 11.30am to 3pm daily. The items on the lunch menu range from seafood to beef to curry and are priced less than $18. In addition, you may top up $2 for a bowl of miso soup, some side salad and a cup of green tea.

Of course I had the Truffle Yakiniku Don which costs only $14.80! Pan-seared Black Angus short rib with onsen tomago egg, served with truffle soy sauce. The first thing I did was to burst the runny yolk! I loved it! It is really rare to find such quality for such an affordable price!

Sis had the Salmon Don ($12), which was served with fresh sliced sashimi, lightly seared aburi and plump ikura served with housemade spicy mayo and yakiniku sauce. She did not really like the aburi as it was not seared enough to release the flavour but for the price, it was a pretty good deal.

Stay tuned to find out our next stop!

Tanuki Raw
181 Orchard Road, #02-03
Orchard Central,
Singapore 238896
Tel: 6636 5949
Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1130-2230hrs

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