First up, we were given a salad, with bamboo shoots, which was rather like the regular bamboo shoots we get every lunch as a side dish.
Next up was some edamame, this time cooked with some sea salt. Made alot of difference!
i'm not going to rate these two dishes since I guess they are more "amuse bouche" rather than anything substantial.
First up, we had some crab, which was sliced and marinated - quite nice, a very delicate flavour. (7.5/10)
This was followed by a tofu in stock, which was comforting to say the least - a tinge of wasabi brought it over the edge. (7/10)
Next up, some egg plant in a rich stock - again, very nice. The egg plant was seared, and had a nice blend of textures - crispy outside and soft inside. (7.5/10) (i'm not a big egg-plant fan)
We had a big prawn tempura next, and this one was again up to Teppei's high standards - very crisp and light batter, and fresh prawn. (8/10)
Hokkaido crab was next - this one was deep fried in salt - pretty nice, definitely. (7/10)
Next up was wagyu and chicken soup - delicious. The wagyu was tender and the chicken soup again full of umami. Good flavour combinations. (8/10)
Was very impressed with the soup which came later on - soup with clams. Very delicious / refreshing. The stock was just so comforting and flavourful and was well balanced by the use of Japanese lime (says Teppei the chef). (8.5/10)
I finished off with the Fried Rice which was good, definitely! Next time I order this I will go with the sashimi rice which was what my friend ordered - far more value for money! haha. but fried rice was great as well. (7.5/10)
The best thing about this Omakase? The cost - something like this would definitely cost more than $100 in a high-end restaurant, but at Teppei, all this was mine for just $50. It is seriously good value for money and I would not hesitate to go back many many more times just for the omakase. It's just homely, hearty food cooked very well. and when you have such a lovely charming cast of waiters and chefs whom you know and who like you, dining there becomes a treat every time, as though you were dining at your own home.