My friends and colleagues are aware of my love for food that they go to me for suggestions on what restaurants I would suggest they should try. I would happily suggest this new restaurant discovery I went to a few weeks ago for people who are a fan of Japanese food.
Barashi-Tei is a cozy Japanese restaurant in Middle Road that offers authentic and fresh Japanese cuisine. It is owned by Mr. Wang Zhenfang who learned the art of authentic Japanese cooking from a seasoned Japanese chef to provide his customers quality Japanese cuisine.
The interiors made us wooden panels, and interesting display of beer bottles with dim lighting. The place was packed with regular customers on a Friday night.
Our table was filled with a colourful yummy display of Japanese food waiting to be devoured and enjoyed.
Sashimi Salad $13.80
This is such a happy plate with its burst of different colors from the different variety of raw & fresh fishes with leafy vegetables and tomatoes. It comes with a light salad dressing that works well with the fresh sashimi.
Avocado Salmon Salad $13.80
Avocado and Salmon are currently my favorite food staples. I make sure I always have stocks of both of it in my kitchen. I was delighted to see it together in a pretty plate. I love the texture of the perfectly cut avocado and the fresh taste of the salmon.
Bara Chirashi $13.80
This bowl contains bite-sized chunks of tuna, salmon and mackerel with cucumber cubes and tamago. The fresh sashimi just melts in my mouth. And I love that there were more sashimi than the cucumbers in this bowl.
Aburi Bara Chirashi $16.80
This bowl is similar to Bara Chirashi except that this one is torched the contents of the bowl hence the it is more pricey that the Bara Chirashi. I like both versions. But I don’t mind sticking to the Bara Chirashi.
Spicy Salmon Maki $12.80
One reason why I love Japanese food are their makis. This one is the yummiest maki I ever tasted. I was expecting it to be spicy but I am glad it was at all that spicy. There is a salmon on top with fish roe and a deep-fried ebi in between that gives it a wonderful crunch. I can’t wait to go back to Barashi-Tei just to try this one again.
Rice Paper Ebi Maki $10.80
This maki is similar to the Spicy Salmon Maki except that they used rice paper like the one used in Vietnamese springroll. This is a good option for those people who prefers the healthier option.
Yaki Tamago $5.00
Tamago is a special Japanese omelette. I love the sweetness of the tamago and its velvety texture that melts in my mouth. Barashi-Tei make their very own tamago to ensure its authenticity and good taste. They import most of their ingredients from Japan.
Chirashi Don $23
If you are one of those people who has to have rice in all meals, this is the one to get. Beneath the thick yummy assorted slices of salmon, mackerel, tuna, tamago and mekajiki is a bed of rice flown from Japan. This will definitely satisfy your hunger.
Sake Jyu Don $16.80
This is a pretty plate for salmon fans. The salmon is sliced nicely-thin with fish roe on top.
Maguro Nakauchi Don $16.80
For those who wants to try something besides salmon, Maguro Nakauchi Don is the one for them with its moderately thick slices of tuna.
Sirloin Steak Foie Gras $19.80
I have not tasted foie gras before until that day. I am happy to announced that I love it. The texture was surprisingly soft and not stretchy.
Ika Teriyaki $13.80
This squid is huge and perfect for sharing. The dish is not chewy or rubbery like most squid dishes. It was heavily marinated in soy sauce to allow it taste to permeate into the squid.
Gindara Nabe $24.00
This is the only soup among the dishes. It is a very flavourful broth with mackerel, mushrooms, seaweeds and tofu. It is yummy hot pot for sharing with its light sweetness.
Wasabi Ebi $7.80
I love a good ebi. Wasabi was moderately added so it wasn’t so strong which I am glad. I am very a fan of too spicy food. The shrimps were huge and juicy
Kuruma Ebi $7.80
Similar to Wasabi Ebi, this one is a pan-friend with a heavy drizzling of freshly minced garlic. I love garlic so I was really enjoying this dish a lot.
Smoked Duck Kushi $2.60
This dish was not heavily saturated with sauces or spices. It was soft and chewy but I wasn’t really into the dish. I prefer my duck to be roasted than smoked.
Orange Pudding $3.80
This pudding is a perfect end to a night of Japanese feasting. It was light and not overpowering sweet. It wasn’t heavy in the tummy. It was a great choice for dessert.
Barashi-Tei is a great place for Japanesee food-lovers to feast on affordable, authentic and fresh Japanese cuisine at the heart of the city of Singapore.
266 Middle Road Elias Building 188991
Opens at 11:00AM – 3:00PM, 6:00PM – 4:00AM
Disclaimer: This was a food tasting event invited by Christina of Thox.Sg on behalf of Barashi-Tei. The food tasting was free. No monetary compensation is involved. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.