I am currently using my new notebook to draft this blog entry. Honestly speaking, I am still not used to the keyboard. It didn’t have a few buttons that I was familiar with my previous HP. But I think I will get used to it in a few days time.
However, I do like the graphic resolution. It made my pictures looking very nice. I used to think that my SONY NEX-3N was only average but now I knew it was actually the graphic resolution of my previous HP. So, I am putting off the idea of getting a new camera for the mean time. LOL!
Anyways, let’s not get sidetracked with what I should be blogging for today. Sister and I went dinner at TANUKI RAW in Orchard this evening. It was my treat for her as an advanced birthday dinner since she might not be coming home on her birthday month. I gave her a budget for birthday dinner and she could choose the venue she wants. She chose TANUKI RAW.
TANUKI RAW is located on the fourth floor of Orchard Central. It is more convenient to take the escalator outside UNIQLO (I think) which would transport you straight to the third floor from the ground and another round of escalator to the fourth floor.
TANUKI RAW offers lunch promotion at S$10 for Mondays and Tuesday for specific dishes as printed in the banner above.
Without further ado, let me show you what the both of us had for dinner tonight!
Negitoro Herumetto | S$14
spicy fatty tuna, avocado, tomato, onion and lettuce stuffed inside house-made crunchy taco shells made of seaweed, topped with umami cheese and spring onion
To be honest, this was my most anticipated dish of the night. I had even pinpointed to Sister that we should order this particular appetizer as I had read positive reviews of it. However, both Sister and I were disappointed with it.
The seared tuna wasn’t that great and the texture was kind of off in my opinion. Most importantly, it wasn’t spicy at all. Even Sister who couldn’t tolerate spicy food commented that it was non-spicy. I didn’t like the texture of their house-made seaweed taco shells. They were a bit too salty for my liking.
Salmon Kaisen | S$16
a mix of salmon sashimi, aburi salmon belly, cubed spicy salmon, mentaiko seared salmon sashimi and ikura topped over Tanuki Raw’s signature mixed rice
My first choice was Negitoro Don and I was so relieved that I got Salmon Kaisen instead after I took the first bite of the Negitoro Herumetto earlier on. The portion of salmon sashimi was generous in my opinion. The sashimi were fresh and torched pork belly with mentaiko sauce was good!
Foie Gras Scallop & Unagi | S$31.90
pan seared foie gras, fresh scallop and grilled unagi glazed with our house made unagi sauce and shredded tamago served over Tanuki Raw’s signature mixed rice
This was Sister’s choice of dinner. It came with foie gras, scallop and unagi. If you have no idea what a foie gras is, it is duck’s liver. I thought foie gras is more common in French cuisine but TANUKI RAW has it.
The texture of foie gras was extremely smooth as opposed to the regular chicken liver. However, it tasted quite strong like the fatty bits of a roasted duck. Sister was extremely satisfied and pleased with her choice of dinner.
Verdict: We both truly enjoyed the dinner. It would be greater if the Negitoro Herumetto was better. The customer service was awesome and food were served promptly after ordering. The first dish was served less than 10 minutes after placed our order.
181 Orchard Road,
#04-01 Orchard Central,