Tomo Izakaya

I love izakayas. To me, izakayas mean Japanese plum wine and tonnes of nommy Japanese snacks to go with. So when Sui suggested a night out at an izakaya, I happily agreed.

We started off with a carpaccio dish… It wasn’t bad. The prawn sashimi was very fresh and creamy, as were the salmon. The white fish was so-so.

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Followed by gyu tataki… This would have been better if the beef slices were a little less chewy.

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Square chicken meatballs with yuzu sauce (if they are square, should they be known as meatcubes?). Very interesting taste, not too bad.

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My favourite dish at any sumiyaki or izakaya, grilled okra wrapped in bacon. Not the best I have had (which is at Kazu Sumiyaki), but is always good anyway.

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I love mentai-ko (spicy fish roe) but never had it in its original form until now… I liked it, although some bits were so salty that it was actually bitter.

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Agedashi tofu as an attempt to eat a little healthy something… Pretty good, smooth and hearty.

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Onigiri in clear soup which really filled us up… The roasted rice added awesome aroma to this. This was quite good even though we got really stuffed.

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And the last dish, grilled mushroom wrapped in bacon with mentai-ko cheese sauce. This one wasn’t good at all. The other dishes were not too bad but this one was quite terrible. The bacon was burnt and hard instead of crispy.

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We then took a walk over the bridge, stopping for a few minutes to listen to a live band performing, and admiring the Merlion which I haven’t seen since that whole shebang where it was trapped in a makeshift hotel so people could pay to sleep with it.

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Wanted a popsicle but they were closed. :(

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We then settled at Overeasy for a coupla interesting cocktails. Mine was the one with the meringue. We were confused over how it should be consumed…

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We also devoured a blooberry waffle between us. It was an extremely satisfying night of food, drink and chitchat!

Tomo Izakaya @ Esplanade
8 Raffles Avenue
#01-09 Esplanade Mall
Singapore 039802

6333 0012

http://www.tomoizakaya.com

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