Affordable Japanese Rice Bowls at Waa Cow! [NUS UTown]

After seeing Waa Cow! on social media and realising its proximity to my home, my parents and I decided to check it out. The restaurant offers reasonably priced Wagyu beef rice bowls with three choices: Petite, Regular and Truffle.

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The normal Sliced Wagyu Beef rice bowl comes in Petite ($9.90) and Regular ($16.90) sizes. The beef is cooked sous vide for 24 hours, then cooked to a lovely golden brown on Akitakomachi rice (high-end grain) from Japan. It is then served with a 62-degree egg and a soy-based beef sauce. If you are a small eater (like my mum) or just feeling peckish, go for the Petite.

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I had the Truffle Wagyu Beef ($19.90). It is similar to the Regular bowl but coated with ground black truffle and champignons. You can add a set meal for $3, which includes chawanmushi and a canned drink. However, I do not think that is worth it. Besides, I did not fancy their chawanmushi at all.

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My dad had the Aburi Bara Chirashi ($16.10), which has limited portions a day. The sashimi is air-flown and tossed in Waa Cow!’s aged soy sauce, then topped with ikura (salmon roe). Dad found the portion of sashimi measly.

Waa Cow!
2 College Avenue West, #01-06,
NUS UTown Stephen Riady Centre,
Singapore 138607
Tel: 8168 8777
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 1130-1530hrs & 1800-1930hrs
Saturday 1200-1500hrs
Closed on Sunday.
Nearest MRT Station: Dover Station (East West Line)

Dad’s Birthday at Ginzawa @Palais Renaissance

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Since dad has been cutting down on his intake of red meat, sis and I had to resort to bringing him to a place with his second greatest food love–chirashi don–for his birthday. Having researched on restaurants serving good chirashi don and striking off those we have tried, Ginzawa at Palais Renaissance Mall came highly recommended by my sis.

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Other than being known for the location of David Gan’s hair salon, Passion, I do not think many have ventured into the mall, seeing that there are bigger ones in town. At least it was the case for me. It was a weekend when we visited and the mall was rather vacant.

My family and I ordered from Ginzawa’s Set Lunch Menu, which came with a main course, miso soup, steamed egg and ice cream. Also, for an additional $5, we could add on either an order of salmon sashimi or a California roll.
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The chawanmushi (steamed egg) here is one of the better ones I have had. It came with more broth than other chawanmushis and the broth was slightly sweet (reminded us of teriyaki sauce). The egg itself was soft, silky and just melt-in-your-mouth. Two thumbs up!

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Tatsuya @ Goodwood Park Hotel

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It is a family tradition to find a restaurant with good reviews, serving the birthday boy/girl’s favourite food and to bring the person there on their birthday. As my parents were in Italy, it was up to me to bring my sis for her birthday meal.

I celebrated my sister’s birthday at Tatsuya at Goodwood Park Hotel, as it serves her cherished chirashi don. What is exceptionally cool about the restaurant is that you get to sit in front of the chefs preparing your food for you!

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Watching chefs at work definitely trumps any other way of passing time while waiting for the food to be served!

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