First discovered this hole-in-the-wall place while exploring Amoy area but they were closed. Made our way back on a weekday night without reservations, lucky to get the last few seats at the kitchen counter. Named The Flying Squirrel, there is a poster of the namesake right behind the counter, cheekily donned with a safety helmet!
From the name of the eatery, it is difficult to relate that they sell Japanese-inspired/ fusion food. The setup and decoration of the place does not in any way reflect any izakaya style, it is totally modern just like any tapas place with an open kitchen counter and limited table sitting. But I must say they serve rather good Japanese food. Menu comprised of jap sushi: sashimi, maki, handroll, chirashi; entrees and mains.
Started with their house sake, followed by Salmon & Ikura Chirashi. The sashimi was fresh and thickly-cut topped wit a rather generous portion of Ikura. The Unagi sushi was next, when it was served I could smell the aroma of the freshly grilled fish.
Truffled Ebi Fry prawns deep-fried with truffled breadcrumbs, served with truffled mayo was crispy but couldn’t really taste the truffle.
The fresh oyster that we wanted had run out, so the staff recommended their Wagyu Burger Pate marinated in home made red wine sauce served with side salad, which was an excellent recommendation. The beef pate was juicy paired with the rich and sweet gravy.
Ended the meal with chocolate cake, but it was a bit hard and dry.
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