Sometime last week, I had a free meal because I did a favour for a friend who wanted to give me a treat in return. Haha...
We decided on Bugis Iluma because it would be less crowded than say, ION Orchard. We went to this Japanese restaurant, Ebisboshi Shotengai. At first the entrance was confusing. Upon asking, we were told that it was actually a Japanese Food Amusement Street. The setting was like an old Japan street, with paper lanterns, bamboo fences, samurai swords. Looked like a street in Kyoto, just that in Kyoto, you would not be dining OUTSIDE on the street, I guess.
Ebisboshi Shotengai features 7 dining brands - Tsubohachi, Tora Shabu, Katsumiya, Sanshigo, Teppan No Hoshi, and Menya Manpei and Sweet Brothers. Each brand originates from the prefectures of Hokkaido, Nagano, Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima. You can get shabu shabu, teppanyanki, sushi, tonkatsu, okonomiyaki, Sapporo ramen, oden and Japanese desserts all under one roof. What a great concept.
I ordered a mini Unagi Don as well as lime juice. The Unagi Don was not well taken as it was quite dim in the restaurant ( I like! ). I do not like to use flash if possible. I had to brighten up this photo alot. I always like all Japanese whatever-Don, because the rice and ingredients tasted juicy and sweet with the egg, onions, seaweed and sauce. I love the big glass of lime juice, sour with enough punch.
I also ordered the Scallops Teppanyaki! I love scallops and they were pretty generous, 6-7 pieces of big scallops with beansprouts and cucumber and cabbage. I like this dish alot, and it complemented the mini Unagi Don.
It was only when I was leaving that I noticed the exterior of the restaurant. There were 2 funny-looking human-size mannequins on the walls. Is the lunar 7th month here already? Hehe.