The story of the last few months when it comes to the talk of Japanese restaurants is that I should try Aoki, and so, try, I did. Part of the Les Amis group of restaurants and located right beside the group’s flagship, Les Amis. If you’ve been reading my posts, I adore sushi and sashimi. Come to think it, I think I should be giving more respect to the humble Sashimi; I think what I need to do now, is start with the basics – learning the names of the fishes, their appearances and their tastes (both raw and done aburi).
To get lunch started, I went along with the waitress’s recommendation to try the S$100++ Lunch Omakase set. Served in petite portions over the course of an hour, it really felt just right.
Starting off lunch was simple salad.
Next up, a platter of really fresh sashimi.
Served in a tea pot is a miso and clam soup.
The subtle sweetness of the clams lent flavour to the mild miso soup.
Accompanying the miso soup was a small dishes of deep fried tempura of smelt fish.
Five pieces of sushi followed, each served not in one plate, but rather one after another.
The melt-in-your-mouth toro sushi was really good!
To conclude the meal, a small slice of tamago was served. It was really good – I could clearly see why the tamago itself has been the talk of of many.
My verdict? Well, I’m clearly an Aoki-convert now and would definitely love to return sometime for more sushi loving! By the way, the lunch sets are really affordable and come highly recommended.
#02-17 Shaw Centre
Facing Pacific Plaza and HSBC Bank, alongside Les Amis and La Strada