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It is hard to go wrong with the trendy donburi (rice bowls), especially when they are topped with the freshest sashimi.
The latest hotspot is the new 32-seat Kuro Maguro at Tanjong Pagar Centre, which specialises in donburi topped with bluefin tuna.
It is by Misaki Megumi Suisan, a maguro and sashimi wholesaler from Kanagawa, Japan, which is also behind MaguroDonya Miuramisakikou Sushi & Dining at multi-concept Japanese restaurant Eat At Seven in Suntec City.
The company imports the fish directly from Kanagawa's Misaki Port to Singapore via ANA air freight. Because of the direct shipping, prices are reasonable for the premium fish cuts.
Take your pick from the otoro meshi ($32.80), with fatty tuna belly; sansyoku meshi ($32.80), with akami (lean maguro), chutoro (medium fatty tuna) and otoro; and kiwami meshi ($42.80, photo), with a selection of premium seafood including uni and amaebi (sweet shrimp). I also recommend the toro aburi meshi ($32.80), for the smoky char of the torched tuna.
Salad, sashimi and mini don items are also available.
In line with the restaurant's grand opening, there is 50 per cent off the otoro meshi donburi from Wednesday to Feb 3, limited to a bowl a person.
WHERE: 01-04 Tanjong Pagar Centre, 7 Wallich Street
MRT: Tanjong Pagar
WHEN: 11.30am - 2pm, 5.30 - 10pm daily, closed today till Monday for Chinese New Year
This article was first published on Jan 27, 2017.
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