Thursday, June 16, 2011

Singapore 2011 part 4 - Saboten Japanese restaurant

We met up with my immediate family, including Dad's girlfriend and one of his brother's family at a really amazing Japanese restaurant, Saboten.

Originally from the Shinjuku neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan, the restaurant specializes in tonkatsu with meals that include free-flow of thinly-shredded chilled Japanese cabbage, cups of Japanese rice and bowls of miso soup.  To cater to individual preferences, part of the dining experience is grinding sesame seeds with your personal mortar and pestle before mixing in the special tonkatsu sauce.

The deep-fried meat (either pork, chicken, oyster or salmon) are done to perfection. They are crispy, golden and there's not an ounce of oil found in them. Highly-recommendable. Service was immaculate and we even saw native Japanese people eating there. Our eyes were especially glued to a pretty good-looking Jap lady who was nursing her baby (covered of course).
 全家福 - Full family shot, minus my sister
The all-you-can-eat fresh Japanese cabbage. My brother loved it so much, he said he could just eat the salad as the main course! One has a choice of either a sweet or vinegar sauce as dressing.
I got the set meal that consisted of tempura prawns and pork katsu. The portions were pretty reasonable such that one is able to finish it without feeling too stuffed- very important for a preggy me who had to keep watching what she ate no thanks to limited stomach space!
 Hubby's meal was amazing. He got the Katsudon (pork tenderloin with egg). I liked that the egg added moisture to the rice so that it wasn't too dry.
Really like this photo. The guy in the middle is my youngest brother, Jacob and Isaac, the older one is on the right. Isaac has this  "I have no idea what to do with my little brother " expression written all over his face.
With Dad
 After dinner we decided to do some baby shopping followed by a game of pool. Needless to say, Isaac beat both of us hands down. I credit it to him having more time to practise!
 Hubby played pretty well himself. He possesses the skills but lacks the practice.
Okok, I know a preggy woman looks funny playing pool. But I did not too bad actually!

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Room to Think said...

food looks goooood. and really cute how you seem to be balancing the pool cue stick on your belly. heh. can't wait to see baby photos!!! aah! :) heh

Pris said...

Hey Jos!
Yeah, the food was awesome! I really miss Singapore cos of the food! hah. Yeah, my belly seems to be getting in the way of a lot of things these days - not that I'm complaining. :) Not too long to go, about 10.5 more weeks. Yikes!

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