Just 900 metres and 10 minutes’ walk from the Petronas Twin Towers, Dua Residency on Jalan Tun Razak sits on the south side of the Singapore High Commission. This modern contemporary luxury apartment ranging between 2000 square feet to 6000 square feet , can cost anything between RM1.6 – 5.6 million ! Wow.. the food they serve here better be good!
Soft Shell Crab Salad – RM18.00
The first dish to arrive was the soft shell crab salad. Small portions with shriveled tomatoes failed to impress us. The dressing was plain and uninteresting. Isn’t salad supposed to be one of the easiest, hassle free dishes to prepare?
The hand rolls were average and according to our guests, the salmon skin was minute and hardly enough stuffing filled the roll to give a person one, good, hearty bite. (photo is deceiving we know!)
When I first saw the price, I jumped! Only just RM38 for Wagyu Foie gras Enoki… four pieces as well… where’s the catch?
Well, this dish disappointed me the most because my expectations were high and I was really looking forward to sinking my teeth into it.
Foie gras.. ? What foie gras.. ? Our guests debated.. is it in the sauce..? in the garnishing? What?
We call the waitress. She assures us – it is IN THE ROLL.
(What can we say… If we have to ask …hmmm.. )
The sashimi set was average, and laid out on too big a serving tray, making it look sparse and uninteresting.
The Unagi Roll was uneventful.
Kobe Beef Steak -RM88.00 per 700 gram
Enter the Steak. This tiny slab of meat was good, but from the price you can tell that this was not prime cut Kobe beef. Our guests loved it for sure! I could not complain. The flavour was subtly beefy and lightly marinated so as not to obscure the intrinsic taste of that soft juicy red meat. The texture was good, but with hardly enough marbling, so it did not melt in your mouth. I always feel that if you have to chew the beef more than three times, it is not great kobe beef (This cow needed more Asahi beer, Thai massages and chill out Café del Mar music to listen to:P)
The Saba Shioyaki was the saving grace of the entire meal. Sweet and fresh, all it needed was a dash of salt and some pepper. It went prefect with a fluffy bowl of Japanese white rice! Delicious.
Sometimes, the less they do to the food, the better it tastes. Know what I mean?
Look at the price on those tiny swirls of noodles! lol.. it’s imported , ok! (Never mind the fact that it looks like the Pad Thai noodle you can get anywhere by the roadside in Thailand for like 50 cents or something.. )
Anyway, the Udon on ice was suprisingly good in its simplicity! Dunking it into the Wasabi saturated soya sauce and slurping it up in one swift drag.. i start to see the world through new,misty eyes… oh, yea… the world has become a much better place for sure. (That, as well as the whole load of sake we consumed.. and could not even finish..)
Edamame – On the house.
As we struggled to finish the Sake we had Edamame. (Well, beer goes with peanuts like how Sake goes with Edamame.. no?)
Kirishima Japanese Restaurant,
Lot 1.2, First Floor, Dua Annexe,
No. 211 Jalan Tun Razak,
Tel: 03 2162 8127
Service:4/10 (many rookie staff)
MSG level: low