Came here on a friend’s recommendation. And a craving for sea urchin.
My starter was a slow cooked onsen tamago egg with truffle sukiyaki foam, sea grapes and water shield. (5-course set) I’ve never had a tastier egg, thanks to the sukiyaki flavours. The sea grapes added texture to the silky egg. Love it!
Hokkaido sea urchin topped with homemade tofu and black truffle soya. (Tasting menu) A very light fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth dish. Super fresh uni is the star obviously. I only wish it came in a bigger portion.
Katsuo tataki with ginger flower, garlic chips, with sesame ponzu (Tasting menu). I don’t get why they would serve so many of a single same item to one person… Even for sharing between two it got boring after a while.
Kyushu abalone with sea urchin cream, eringi mushroom, celery and baby crab. (Tasting menu) So much abalone drenched in sea urchin cream! I usually like my uni in its raw unprocessed form, so the cream wasn’t really my thing. But if you don’t mind, it was very rich and creamy and the uni taste was strong.
Tasting Menu ($220), 5-course set menu ($138).
Since it was my first visit to Mikuni, the set menus gave me a general impression of the food. Next time though, I will just order a-la-carte because I prefer the starters and small dishes. Will get more of those instead of the meats and rice.
The crowd mainly consisted of couples on dates, tourists (it is a hotel after all), and families celebrating birthdays. There was a business meeting going on somewhere. And some baller teenagers sitting at the sushi bar ordering sushi.
Level 3, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road