Japanese & Sake Bar is off the beaten track, an escape from the hustle of
the city outside. It is an unassuming outfit that garners a steady stream of
regulars and new customers.
Getting to this gem of a place can be a challenge, you could use an adventure
exploring the neighbourhood with a light-hearted stroll. Otherwise a car would
make your life easier, isn’t?
an extensive list of alcoholic beverages to get you into the spirit of
drinking. But you’ll not go wrong with sakes to pair with your dishes. Dassai
Junmai Daiginjou 50 ($98.00) is light, complex and aromatic. Seafood
such as prawn and sahimi would make great pairings with this option. Kamotsuru
Gold Tokusei Kintaku Daiginjou ($33) is smooth and easy to drink, with
hints of fruit on the palate. Suntory Premium Draught Beer ($9.00) is bright
and bubbly, rich and refreshing with every sip. Not so bad afterall at Nobiro right? here's more!
starters, the Sashimi Salad ($16) is a refreshing dish that is made up of mixed
sashimi and greens, served with Nori. Wrap the mixed sashimi and greens with
the seaweed, and you have a combination of flavours bursting in your mouth.
out to all oyster lovers, here are the dishes that are bound to whet your
appetite. Nama Kaki Yonshiki ($20) lets you enjoy these salty, slippery gems in
four different ways. For the lightweights, Mushi Nama Kaki ($20) is the steamed
version of oysters, with no lack of freshness to keep your appetite going. Fried
Nama Kaki ($15) is a dish of lightly coated oysters fried to a crisp. Nobiro definitely takes care of the palates of its customers.
Another must have at Nobira is the Tonpei
Yaki ($13). An omelette, served with bacon
prawn and shredded cabbage, topped with bonito flakes to finish. For me, this
is the perfect comfort food to be paired with beer.
Fans of beef won't be neglected here at Nobiro. Wagyu Tataki ($45) is a cut
above the rest that melts in your mouth. The perfectly seared beef gave way to
a soft, buttery texture that doesn’t disappoint.
What impresses me even more
was the Unagi Kabayaki ($25). It might look ordinary, but it surprised me with
a melt-in-my-mouth texture.
Cheese Menchi Katsu ($16) is a dish of juicy beef
patties that are oozing with cheese stuffing – perfect for your Instagram
moment! Could have been seasoned more we felt.
Still hungry? Nobiro also serves up some delicious yakitori sticks. Go for the Soroban ($3) – a dish of chicken neck that’s soft and juicy with every bite, making you forget that it’s a vital part of a chicken.
overallreview: shauneeie4hands. Thanks to Michele and her team at
Nobiro, you can count on an educational and unpretentious experience. The food is designed to be shared, and
its extensive menu can range from bite-sized to more hearty meals. It certainly seems like Nobiro is worth the distance travelled after
all. Don't judge too fast when you first enter. Nobiro sets itself up as a homely and comfortable experience.
Nobiro Japanese and Sake Bar
108 Faber Dr
nearby mrt: clementi
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