Hashi Japanese Restaurant

Hashi Japanese Restaurant opened recently at Bukit Pasoh road taking over the shophouse formerly occupied by Absinthe (shifted to Boat Quay) as they are all under the management of the same group. I’ve read some reviews about this place that serves up Kaiseki cuisines but hesitated due to its pricing starting at $98 for five courses. I know its probably quite reasonable for Kaiseki meal but being a new establishment I would prefer to wait-and-see.

Had the chance to visit them when they participated in Restaurant Week Singapore (7 – 13 Oct 13) with the option of $55++ per pax dinner menu. In fact I took the opportunity during RW to visit a few other restaurants on my radar to try their food. One of the key purpose of RW is to let diners enjoy a meal at discounted price and if the food was good the restaurants get to expand their clientele and lure diners to return for future visits.

Hashi Japanese Restaurant

Ordered a bottle of Junmai Ginjo IWAI sake for our meal, loved the colourful print on the bottle. The RW menu had Appetizer – Cold Soba and mixed salad with Yuzu dressing and 3 Kinds of Seasonal Sashimi comprising of Scallops, Tuna and Aji.

Sashimi Bento Box divided into 4 sections:

(1) Japanese cucumber and wakame seaweed with vinaigrette sauce, Boiled marinated spinach, Japanese style steamed duck breast and White fish Kara-age -Nice side dishes especially the vinaigrette sauce with chewy seaweed.
(2) Mixed Tempura Prawn and 3 kinds of vegetables – Freshly fried and lightly battered.
(3) Japanese slow cooked white radish with choice of Beef cheek or Pork belly – We tried both, 1 preferred the tender braised beef while another enjoyed the soft pork belly. So conclusion was both were equally good.
(4) Japanese Hokkaido steamed rice with pickles

Ending our meal with Miso Soup and Japanese Dessert direct from a 5th generation shop in Shizuoka – sake flavoured cake and chestnut with red bean paste.

To me this meal probably justify the dining star which cost $20 more for their RW dinner menu (restaurants without dining star cost $35++ for dinner) as the chef had prepared a number of small bite items from appetizers to dishes filling the Bento Box.

The environment was clean and zen-like, with seats well spaced out. We had a small glitch when the kitchen forgot about our bento box and we waited quite a while for it, other than that the service was pretty attentive.

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