New Kushiage Restaurant “Rokkakutei”

今日のディナーは、つい数日前にオープンしたばかりの串揚げのレストラン「六覺燈」に行ってみました。

This evening we tried a new Kushiage restaurant “Rokkakutei” that opened just a few days ago for dinner.

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生野菜は新鮮で、ピクルスもとても美味しかったです。

Vegetables were fresh and the pickles were also very tasty.

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おまかせコースにしました。串は20串ですが、わたしが食べられないシーフードやお魚が多かったので(そして、代替え品はありませんでしたので)わたしは11串。3串比較的美味しいと思ったものをもう1度上げてもらって14串。

We chose their “omakase” course, which includes 20 sticks.  However, as I cannot eat seafood or fish they gave me only 11 sticks in total, they were not able to replace what I cannot eat with something else.  I asked them to cook 3 additional sticks from what I’d already had to make up for some and had 14 sticks in total.  (They do give you discount from the total bill for the sticks you didn’t have.)

串揚げはどれも同じように見えてしまうので全部はアップしませんが、全体的に珍しい食材はなく、海老から始まって和牛、豚肉と玉ねぎ、チキンの胸肉とシソにとんぶりをのせたものなど普通っぽいものがほとんどでした。ちょっと変わっていると思ったのは、こんにゃくかな?夫は、グリーンピースと海老の串揚げ(上の右)が気に入っていたようでした。

As they all look similar I’m not going to upload many photos but there weren’t really anything special to be honest, they were all quite ordinary.  I guess there might have been a couple of a little unusual ones like konnyaku but none of them was outstanding.

最後に近いところでパンとグラニテが出て来ました。グラニテは梅酒をかけているとのことでしたが、結構氷の塊部分が多くて残念な感じ。パンは普通に美味しかったですが、なんでこの時点でパンが出てくるのか不思議。最初に出した方が良いように思いますが。。。

Near to the end, they served some slices of bread and granite.  Granite had some lumps of ice, which wasn’t very pleasant.  Bread was fine but we felt it was strange to have bread when we nearly finished our dinner.  It would have made more sense to serve it in the beginning, I think.

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オープンして数日ということですのでまだ色々調整中だろうとは思っていましたが、揚げてくれていたローカルのシェフはトッピングするソースを間違えること度々で何度も日本人シェフから指示が与えられていました。たった20串でそのうちトッピングのソースが必要なものはそう多くないのに、そんなにいくつも覚えていないのはどうなの?夫は貝類が食べられないと最初にお伝えしましたし、女性の店員さんがそのように伝えているのを目の前で見ていましたし、そのあとまたシェフから確認があったのでお伝えしたのに、夫に貝柱が出て来たのにもびっくりしました。こちらが言っても納得しかねる感じだったので、貝柱は貝類ではないと思っておられたような様子でしたね。

I know they opened only a few days ago and did expect certain things not going smoothly but the local chef, who was in charge of us, was making so many mistakes about which sauce to put on which stick, the Japanese chef next to him corrected him or advised him so many times.  There are only 20 kinds and only a few of them need to be topped with some sauce, so how can he make so many mistakes??  We told the staff who took our orders that my husband cannot eat any shellfish and we saw her telling that to the chefs, and the chef in charge also asked us to confirm, but then he served my husband a scallop.  We never found out why because he looked surprised when we told him he cannot eat that.  I guess he doesn’t know scallops are shellfish.

和牛も豚肉(2種類)もわたしには臭みがあって美味しくなかったですし、あまり意外性もなく特に唸るほど美味しいものもなく、お値段の割には残念な内容のように思いました。和食のお店、応援したいのですが、すっかり辛口になってしまい残念。

All the meat – wagyu beef and 2 kinds of pork – were gamy and not nice to me.  Nothing was outstanding and nothing was very unusual, I found it quite boring to be honest, specially for the price.  It’s S$134 (++) per person. (Mine was S$100 because I only had 14 sticks.)  I’d love to support Japanese restaurants but sadly I cannot recommend this place, at least if it doesn’t change the menu.

以前何度か行った「Han」では食べられないものの代わりに他のものを揚げてくださいましたし、意外性のある素材や季節の素材が使われていてずっと美味しかったと思います。セントーサにあったSi Bonが「Han」に変わって1度か2度行ったきりで長い間行っていないなと思い自分のブログで検索して見たら、住所が「六覺燈」と同じになっています。「Han」はなくなってしまったようですね。残念。

We were saying how we much preferred the restaurant “Han” (which was “Si Bon” in Sentosa before they changed the name and the location) because I remember they served very seasonal and often many unusual ingredients for their kushiage.  I’ve been there a few times but hadn’t been there for a long time, so I searched on my blog where it was and found out it was at the exact location as this new restaurant.  I guess it means it’s closed down, how sad.

 

 

Ginza Rokkakutei
331 North Bridge Road
#01-04, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720

Tel:6266 1077

 

 

 

 

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