Box n Sticks is a small cozy casual Japanese eatery in Kampong Glam area. The interior decoration of the dining hall in the shophouse made us feel as if we were eating at an alley in the streets of Japan when we saw the bar counter.
Was there for lunch and we choose from a selection of lunch set menu. The sumo set (with 6 options) cost $18.90 with 1 main, 2 sides and a drink included.
Went for the Chirashidon Assorted sashimi, flying fish roe, omelette and kanistick on sushi rice and Salmon mentai yaki with tori karaage + rice Grilled creamy cod roe salmon + fried chicken bites with rice.
The Chirashidon was pretty average in terms of quantity of sashimi and quality. Guess there are many places offering pretty value-for-money Chirashidon in Singapore such that consumers stand to benefit from the competition.
Waited quite a while for my Salmon mentai yaki, goes to show that the dish was freshly made but my friend was already half-way through finishing her Chirashidon. The Salmon fillet was slightly thin and dry but still tasted quite all-right. The mentai and karaage combi made the dish dry as there wasn’t much gravy/sauce to go with the rice.
Oddly we only got 1 chawanmushi first while another one of us had to wait for the fresh batch to be ready…I would have preferred if the dishes could be coordinated to be served together. Some room for improvement on coordination.
Competed our meal with the Lychee sorbet as our 2nd side.
Overall I think its decoration and ambience made it an interesting place to visit more than the food itself.
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