The Place I love my Chirashi Don and Omote is my go to causal restaurant for my chirashi fix. I checked out the six months old hole-in-the-wall restaurant called House of Chirashi located in East Village in Simpang Bedok. The 9-seater restaurant can only accommodate 6 pax due to social distancing, and reservation is definitely highly recommended.
The Food Even though the space is small, the menu is extensive. There are many variations of Chirashi Don from S$21.80, sashimi, sushi and various types of Donburi with the most luxe being the A5 Wagyu Don (S$58.80). The most luxe Chirashi option is the A5 Wagyu Foie Gras Chirashi Don (S$58.80).
I went for the Chirashi Don (S$21.80), which comes with an assortment of sliced sashimi like salmon, sword fish, yellow tail, scallop, prawn, and more. One thing I notice is that the sashimi comes in very thick slices, which makes it very satisfying. The flavours of the sashimi are fresh, with my favourite being the white tuna which is marinated with much soy sauce.
The other dish I tried was the Aburi Torched Bara Don (S$16.80), a cubed sashimi version as opposed to the Chirashi Don.
The portion is also quite generous with decently sized sashimi cubes.
Rants Extremely tight space, where it is quite unlikely to be able to walk in without a reservation.
Will I Return Again? The freshness of the ingredients and portions at House of Chirashi are the highlights. I do find that the prices in general are not that competitive other than the basic Chirashi Don or Bara Don. It is worth a try if you are in the vicinity, but for an overall experience perspective, I do prefer Omote in Upper Thomson.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
House of Chirashi
430 Upper Changi Road, East Village
Tel: +65 8166 6823
Tuesday to Sunday: 11:30am to 2:30pm; 5:30pm to 10pm
Closed on Monday
Ranted by The Ranter