Sunday, February 08, 2015

Tomo Izakaya Lunar New Year Menu

Being a Japanese food lover, I can safely count on Tomo Izakaya to satisfy my sushi, sashimi and yakitori food cravings ! Do you know that Tomo in Japanese means "friend' and izakaya translate to " staying in a sake shop" ? Oh yes Tomo has an extensive range of beers and sake to quench your taste.
Come this Lunar New Year festive season, Tomo has specially crafted 3 Japanese -inspired Chinese New Year set menus , offering patrons a different dinning experience. These 3 set menus comes with at least 8 course authentic Japanese dishes which are great for sharing among friends and family :)

The set we had for dinner was the $666 set good for 6-8 pax . The other two sets are priced at $333 ( 4-6pax ) and $888 (8-10 pax) Each set comes with a bottle of Sake . 

Shown here is the Appetizer set that comes with all 3 price sets
Octopus Wasabi, Unagi with cucumber, Deep fried baby river prawns
Edamame and last but not least, Simmered Duck

Love the presentation..shall give it a 3.5/5
Unagi , however, pity it was a tad dry when we ate it.  Octopus Wasabi is my favorite ! But would like a spicier version..more wasabi would be great ~!The least favorite among these would be the river prawns, quite a fair bit was left on the bowl

Here comes the super eye catching impressive Tower Yu Sheng !!
( avail.for all 3 sets) 
I love the act of tossing Yu Sheng ! But personally I don't quite like 
majority of the sweet plum sauce used in most Yu sheng.  Tomo's version isn't 
overly sweet :) Great for me and you if you are not big on sweet stuff like me ! 
The ingredients are all stacked, layer by layer, to form a tower. 
There is the ameabi on top, tobiko, kanpachi and salmon. Go easy on the sauces and oil
if you prefer a less sinful Yu Sheng :)  4/5

The Tower Yu Sheng can be ordered ala carte. There are 2 sizes
$66 ( 2-4 pax) , $128 ( 6-8 pax)

This Tenderly Braised Pork Soft Rib Bone with
Japanese Rice Cake is part of the $666 & $888 set

This totally suited Alex's palate. The meat was very tender ..
however some of us didn't quite enjoy that layer of mochi .
Quite an interesting mix thou :) 3.9/5

As you can tell by now lighting isn't ideal for photography in the private room 
But it is cozy if you are there with a group of friends :)

This is another dish that is avail.with all 3 set menu
Deep Fried Whole White Meat Fish with Japanese Yuzu sauce.
Not my kind of fish , lacking in flavour and pity the
sauce did nothing to enhance the whole experience either . 2.5/5

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab ..
great if you are a fried food foodie :) 3/5

We called it a night with the Hokkadio Dessert Plate
Can I just that I wish there were more of these!! ? 
Mostly mochi items, each tasted great !! The red bean blended well
with the mochi balls and that matcha ball comes with a soft center ! 4.5/5

 Do take this chance to enjoy these offerings by Tomo :)
Lunar New Year is a time meant to be spent with family and friends .
Enjoy and feast on !!

Do you know that Tomo @ Clark Quay is opened till 3 am on Fri , Sat and eve of PH?
Sure makes a good place to chill out with friends! 

Tomo Izakaya@Clarke Quay
3A River Valley Road
Singapore 179020
Tel: +65 6333 0100

Opening hours 
Lunch : 12pm-3pm

Dinner : 
Sun- Thurs 
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 

Tomo Izakaya @ Esplanade
8 Raffles Avenue
#01-09 Esplanade Mall
Singapore 038981
Tel: +65 6333 0012

Opening hours 
Lunch : 12pm-2.30pm

Dinner : 
Sun- Thurs 
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 

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