Kingyo was recommended to me by a colleague / mentor / friend of mine, P, who said this place was extremely good value for money and good food to boot. He told me to simply ring the place and mention his name and they'd be able to do some good omakase sets for S$50 a head. Sounded great, isn't it? Why not! Hence, me and G trotted down yesterday night to try some Japanese. Healthy living, y' know, for once - I just ate at my usual staple, Chikuwa Tei, just on Monday night, but Kingyo was just as good (especially for the cooked items). Actually, you can't compare, because I hardly ever eat cooked items at Chikuwa (since their raw fish is just soooo good). Never mind, back to the point of Kingyo....
|Bamboo Clams with Dressing|
Bamboo clams were next - these were done up with Japanese mayonnaise and mentaiko (was it?) which went very well especially with a dash of lemon juice. Excellent dish - the clams were sweet and succulent and the tartness of the dressing really livened the entire dish. (8.5/10)
Next up, we had some stewed pork belly, which was just delicious. Juicy, succulent, stewed pork belly in a sauce of mirin, brown sugar, soy? - somewhat like "tau yew bak" but with a Japanese twist, as well as being a little sweeter than that Chinese dish. I enjoyed this quite a bit. (8.5/10)
Next up was some deep-fried tofu, in broth - just so good, especially where the crispy bits of the tofu meet the delectable, umami broth. (8/10)
We even had sushi afterwards - four pieces: (a type of fish I couldn't quite identify), swordfish, mackerel and aburi salmon. The aburi salmon was just delicious - love anything aburi. (7.5/10)
The miso soup was excellent - it came with a piece of salmon which added a different savoury dimension to the usual miso soup. G liked it alot. (8/10)
Ambience was nothing to shout about but hey at these prices I'm not complaining!
Kingyo Japanese Cuisine
Marina Square #02-03
Excellent Japanese food at unbeatable value.