Last week, a group of bloggers were gathered by Alvin to try the newly opened Japanese restaurant at Ang Mo Kio. It just opened last month.
I was very impressed with how classy the place looked. Dark woods and yellow lighting gave the restaurant a very posh and elegant appeal.
There was also a small room if you want a bit of privacy and you get to sit crossed legs while eating.
We see fresh fishes displayed on the counter and there is the seal of freshness.
The food tasting started with Wagyu Tatako ($26.80). It was cooked lightly by searing it on a hot flame for a short period of time. It was very soft and best dipped with the sauce that comes with it.
We were all given a small bowl of Negima Mushi ($15). This is a tuna belly soup with leek. I am not a soup person but I was surprisingly loving this soup. It love the flavor of the soup and the tuna belly was very tender.
We were given a plate of thin strips of wagyu to cook into this sukiyaki. The Wagyu Sukiyaki ($25.80) is also one of my favorite of the night. I am a sweet-tooth. So I enjoyed this sweet-tasting soup with the wagyu cooked in this boiling soup.
Yuzu Tebasaki ($6.80) are chicken wings seasoned with lots of spices. I didn’t realize that it would be spicy. I am not much into spicy food so I had only one stick of this. But spicy-lovers would enjoy this one.
When I eat at Japanese restaurant, my go-to order would always be Gyudon. The next dish is quite similar. But instead of the regular beef strips, this is wagyu. Presenting the Wagyu Don ($24.80).
You mix it with raw egg, best when the rice is still hot. This is definitely my favorite. I love the juiciness of the wagyu beef with the rice saturated with egg. I keep getting several spoonfuls of this dish.
The Sashimi Platter with Itoyori ($158) was a sight to behold. It looks like a wonderful yummy piece of art. The Itoyori is the big fish at the back of the platter while the sashimi platter are on the front part of the platter. I am currently avoiding raw fish so I didn’t eat much of these. But the other bloggers really enjoyed this dish. They said it melt in their mouths.
I haven’t tried any ramen yet that I like but it seems that I have found the ramen that I like. Zaku Ramen ($14.80) come with egg and these pieces of sweetly marinated pork. I wasn’t spicy for me and the soup was filled with so much flavor.
We were given a plate of Aburi Sushi ($23.80). It is a variety of sushi in one plate. You have the salmon, swordfish, tuna, squid, prawn and scallop. We each picked our sushi. I got the prawn sushi which tasted heavenly.
Lastly we had the Haru Roll ($14.80). It has salmon, creamy mayonnaise, salmon roe, avocado and crab meat. I enjoyed this a lot. I can definitely finished two plates of these.
Haru Haru is a good place for Japanese food-lovers to gather. If you are nearby Ang Mo Kio during lunch hours, take advantage of their lunch specials. Buy two, get one free.
Thank you Alvin and Haru Haru Restaurant for inviting us. It was a great night sharing good foods with fellow bloggers who enjoys fun conversations and a whole lot of laughter.
Haru Haru Japanese Restaurant
61 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
#02-03 Jubilee Square
Disclaimer: This was a food tasting event invited by Alvin Tan on behalf of Haru Haru Japanese Restaurant. The food tasting was free. No monetary compensation is involved. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.