Food Review: Charr’d Steakhouse Along Changi Road | Singapore’s First Halal Restaurant With Kuroge Wagyu Near Kembangan
The Place Opened for just about a week, I visited Charr’d Steakhouse along Changi Road near Kembangan, Singapore’s first halal restaurant which serves A5 Kuroge Wagyu beef from the Mie Prefecture. The casual steakhouse is run by the same team behind Tomahawk King which is a few doors down, and it spots a simple black ceiling interior along with dark wood furniture and neon lights. Charr’d is the only halal restaurant in Singapore to buy and import whole A5 Wagyu cows from Japan.
The Food Kuroge beef is one of the famous tyoes of wagyu beef and is produced from Japan’s Mie Prefecture, similar to Matsusaka beef. The menu here at Charr’d mainly features beef, along with starters and desserts as well as sharing platters.
For a start, I had the A5 Wagyu Cubes (S$19) where the A5 beef is juicy, served with shimeji mushrooms, baby spinach and a pinch of salt.
Beef and fries just go well together, hence I was tempted to also try the Truffle Fries (S$13). A decent café-style rendition where the truffle fries is topped with shredded parmesan and spring onion.
I also had the Cream’d Moonlight Spinach (S$13), a twist from the typical spinach side dish as this is topped with an onsen egg. The spinach is very creamy as well, as it is cooked in a rich Parmigiano-Reggiano cream.
On to the main highlight of the meal, there are three types of Kuroge A5 Wagyu on the menu –ribeye, sirloin, and tenderloin. I had the A5 Ribeye (S$38) which comes with about 100g of A5 Japanese Wagyu ribeye, grilled with some salt. Tender and succulent, the presentation is simple, and you can expect a rich and flavourful profile.
Comparatively, the A5 Tenderloin (S$58) is less rich in flavour as compared to the ribeye since it is less fatty. It really depends on whether prefer a “beefier” flavour or a richer and fattier flavour.
You can also opt for sauces to go with the beef with the likes of House Bearnaise (S$5), Chimichurri (S$5), Wasabi Mayo (S$4), Yakiniku No Tare (S$4) or Ghost Peppercorn Mayo (S$4). Personally, I feel that that beef is good on its own without any sauce.
For dessert, I had the House Brownie (S$12) baked with sea salt and walnuts, crowned with charred burnt cheesecake gelato, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and a cherry.
From 25 March to 25 April 2023, there is an opening promotion of 10% off Charr’d’s Heavenly Meat Board and 1-for-1 Mocktails, available for dine-in only.
Rants While the wagyu beef prices are relatively affordable, the presentation of the dishes could be better given that it is still not a cheap steak dining experience per se. The interior look of the space could also come across as overly casual.
Will I Return Again? It is great to have a Halal option for wagyu beef in the east, and you cannot go that wrong with the beef dishes here.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
324F Changi Road
Tel: +65 8031 4122
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 10pm
Closed on Mondays
Ranted by The Ranter