Sunday, May 11, 2014

Yaki Yaki Bo Teppanyaki Restaurant @ NEX Mall (Serangoon Central)

For a grilled meat / seafood lover, i have great affection for teppanyaki but the prices are a tad too expensive, especially when i feel that the reason for the high pricing is attributed to the interesting "show" of the chef rather than the food.

Hence, my last Teppanyaki was easily more than five years ago and i would not likely have stepped in to Yaki Yaki Bo at Nex if not for Stella and Matt, who gave Alex and myself a treat for our birthdays! 

There were so many types of meat, seafood and other ingredients to choose from, not to mention there was the delicious looking okonomiyaki too! The premium set was suggested as it provided a wider variety for us to indulge in.

Seafood Set
With salad, beansprouts, salmon, prawns, scallops, squid, chawanmushi, rice, miso soup and fruits at a price of S$25.90++, let's talk about the salad first. The vegetables were cold and fresh even though the dressing used could have been less zesty and salty. Anyway, i am here to eat meat, not vegetables! 

Salmon was alright although i am more impressed with the sauce that went very well with the Japanese rice whereas the portions for the scallops and squids seemed a bit small. Stella vividly remembered the scallops were huge the last they visited so i guess it must be either they were not in season or i didn't have the luck for them! 

Pan-fried with a dash of pepper and onions, the beansprouts were cooked just nice. 

Star of the meal was this chawanmushi in a real onion! It didn't have fanciful ingredients like ginkgo nuts etc yet the taste of pure steamed egg with nicely scented onion flavour was enough for me to scrap it clean from the edible bowl! Note, i am an onion lover! 

Fruit of the day was orange. I am not sure about it but i absolutely detest to having oranges as fruits when i am dining outside. They are usually not sweet and there is a high tendency for me to spurt the juice all over me or on others!

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In all, everything was alright and i think the variety would be one major factor attracting me to patronise the place again. Service could have improved, at least start with a smile across the face. 

Location
23, Serangoon Central,
#B1-78, NEX Mall

Price
Seafood Set - S$25.90
[Subject to GST and Service Charge]

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