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Restaurant Review: Chikuwa Tei

By Wednesday, July 18, 2012 , , , ,

One of my favorite Japanese restaurant has got to be Chikuwa Tei, which is located at Mohamed Sultan Road near Robertson Quay. I have been frequenting this restaurant for at least 2 years and it has always provided good food at reasonable prices.

There are 18 bento sets to choose from, from S$12 to $25, the most expensive being the Chirashi set. I've tried a couple of their bentos and the quality is pretty consistent.
If you like Sashimi, you would love this. Just look at the generous chunks of fresh fish piled on top of the vinegar rice! Each piece is about 10cm long and at least 1cm thick and you can taste the fresh sweetness of the fish. S orders this everytime we go there.
Depending on my mood, i would go for Ten Cha Soba set ($12) when i want something lighter. Or their Chikuwa Tei set when i'm really greedy. They have 2 sets, 1 for individual and another for 2pax. It is more pricy (about S$40-50/pax) but there is a variety of dishes, from grilled to tempura and sukiyaki even.

Anyway, i love the refreshing cha soba which has a tinge of matcha taste in it (not all cha soba tastes of green tea). The texture of the green noodles is also very spingy and the dipping sauce is of the right amount of saltiness. My comfort food. I would go for cold udon but they advised me against it (it isn't on the menu). Just be good and listen to the aunties.  
The California maki (S$8) is also very satisfying. In fact, it's quite a huge portion. The chef is very generous with the avocado and flying fish roe. There is no need for soy sauce because the natural saltiness of the roe is sufficient for flavoring.

If you were wondering if it's the same notorious chef from Wasabi Tei at Far East Square, it is (or was). I didn't see him the last time i was there so i'm not sure if they have changed their chef.
Hope you like the food as much as i do. Remember to order the sashimi! You wouldn't be disappointed. :)
Food: 4/5
Service: 3.5/5
Atmosphere: 3.5/5

Chikuwa Tei
9 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01
Tel: +65 6738 9395
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm

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