Ms Skinnyfat

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Restaurant Review: BBQ Gyu Kaku

By Monday, January 02, 2012 , , , , , ,

When it comes to BBQ meat, i like mine in a nice restaurant with attentive service, great meats, wide variety and without smoke. That's the only way to have BBQ really. Do not expect me to be standing in front of a grill, getting all dirty and greasy. Fun yes, but the cleaning up is not joke. I would do that if i am 16 once again but not at this age. Comfort creatures we are as we grow older.

My favorite place to go? Gyu Kaku. I've been there at least 4-5 times and it has never disappointed me (other than the time L and i ordered the ala carte dishes- absolutely unsatisfying). My advice, always go for the sets. Just look at the following pictures and you'd be convinced.

Fuku Set- modified

Warai Set- modified

I've tried both the Warai Set and the Fuku set. Not much difference, depending on what you feel like having more. Could always exchange the items for something else if you don't feel like having a particular cut. I love the wagyu short rib! Great marbling and very tender (provided you don't overcook them). 
Perhaps the only healthy dish in the mix. I always go for the Horenso salad which is a creamy sesame dressing with bacon and fried garlic with spinach. This also happens to be the best seller too.
L and i had some grilled miso salmon which imo is the nicest fish dish ever. It is now replaced by gindara in the Fuku set but it's not too bad. You can never go wrong with fresh and succulent grilled seafood.
Their bimbimbap is also one of my favorites. I would go to Gyu Kaku just for the bimbimbap. Of course i'd be lying if i said i wouldn't be ordering anything else. 
Ok it's kinda fattening to have this on a regular basis. Not the most healthy meal you can have. Just look at the oil on the plate. Tsk. I just had this again yesterday despite my sore throat and cough (sacrifices i make for friends) but you can only live once so it might as well be good right?
On to the desserts, i love the Gyu Kaku ice cream which has soy bean powder and a gula melaka kinda syrup on real vanilla ice cream (with vanilla beans!). This has to be my favorite until i tried the Gyu Kaku Milk pudding.

This is the bomb really. Really soft custardy milk pudding which quivers as you try to scoop it up. Same dressings as the Gyu Kaku ice cream just that this is a milky heaven curd. My new favorite. 
Me with my hair all bunned up the first time i ate at GK because we weren't sure if we would smell after. L & i did a sniff test on each other after we left. Quite a sight to have 2 small girls sniffing each other in public. :P 
I've been to both the UE and Chijmes outlets and i prefer the UE one even though it's a little out of the way. Bigger space, quieter and not quite smoky too.

So yea.. this is my NY dinner and it was awesome despite the raging inferno in my throat. Hope you guys had a good one!

Gyu Kaku
368 Alexandra Road
Tel: +65 6479 4001

30 Victoria St #01-01/03
Tel: +65 6333 4001

UE Square
81A Clemenceau Ave
Tel: +65 6733 4001

Holland Village
29 Lorong Mambong
Tel: +65 6466 4001

Opening hours:
Daily: 11.30am/12pm - 2.30pm (last order 2pm), 5.30/6pm - 10.30pm (last order 10pm)
(check website for specific opening hours for different branches)

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