What to near Tanjong Pagar besides the usual Amoy Street Food Centre? We ventured around and tried out Japan Rail Cafe’s Watashino Hayashi Rice for this food review.
Not knowing what to order, we were recommended by their friendly waitress, their hot selling item of Watashino Hayashi Rice, which was made up of a generous portion of Japanese hashed beef stew, consisting of tender sliced beef, onions, and a thick demi-glace sauce made of tomato puree and red wine. On its own, it had an elegance and depth of richness, mainly tasted of tomato, yet elevated with its reduced red wine allure, infused marvelously into their tenderlicious beef slices. Coupled with a thick patty of pork and beef meat patty, which cost an additional $1. Subtly sweet, soft yet held an intricate firmness with a well caramelized crust. Next were 3 beautifully buttered scallops for the umami aspect. These were married together with perfectly cooked short grain rice, together with refreshing greens topped with roasted sesame dressing.
For $17 as its base price, you get a cripsy chicken cutlet, or saba fish at no additional top-up. But if you fancy a pork/beef patty like us, additional $1 is needed, or $2 for a tonkatsu.
For sides, instead of buttered scallops, you can opt for crab cream croquette, a fried egg, or a crispy salmon.
Perhaps slightly pricey, but do consider it at a cafe, in the CBD area, and you are getting top notch friendly service with quality food at Japan Rail Cafe’s comfortable ambience. ^^
|Monday||11am – 9pm|
|Tuesday||11am – 9pm|
|Wednesday||11am – 9pm|
|Thursday||11am – 9pm|
|Friday||11am – 9:30pm|
|Saturday||11am – 9:30pm|
|Sunday||11am – 8pm|
5 Wallich St, #01 – 20 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078883