Tried En Japanese Dining Bar recently and I loved it! We decided on the buffet cause it’s free flow buffet and shabu-shabu for just $48++ / pax.
Buffet menu here
Photos taken on iPhone by Hwee :)
Love the details of the restaurant – giving off a really homely feeling. The staff kindly helped to turn up the air-conditioning when we told them that we’re cold. I especially loved the details of the menu. It reminds me of kimono prints – very intricate.
Pi Tan Tofu
Chilled tofu with century egg sauce
One of the best Pi Tan tofu I have tried thus far. The tofu is bouncy and soft and the century egg sauce is not too thick nor overpowering the freshness of the tofu. We ordered this as an appetiser and had another portion towards the end of the buffet cause this is simply too good to resist. I didn’t like the ginger in it though, but you can simply request for the staff to take it out in your order.
Maguro, Salmon, Tai(Snapper), Mekajiki (sword fish) & Kanpachi(yellow tail)
The sashimi is delightful and fresh. The cut was good and each piece was sizeable but not too much of a mouthful.
Shitake Mushroom Tenpura
Glorious tempura is always a must for me in Japanese dining. It’s not just fried food. It’s food that’s fried to perfection, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s never oily or make you feel unhealthy. And this tempura is quite perfect in my opinion. Very tasty yet very light on oiliness.
Sliced Raw beef with Ponzu Sauce
This is one of the best dishes of the night. When I saw it for the first time, I couldn’t imagine myself eating it. I only take raw fish but never raw meats. Lisa asked me to try it at least once and I am glad I took the plunge. It was delicious! The ponzu sauce was savoury / salty and when matched with that beef, it was divine. One of my favorite dishes of the night.
Cod Roe Sauce Spaghetti
Deep fried tofu (4 pcs)
The tofu was fried to perfection but I thought the sauce could be a little more flavorful. It tasted pretty bland for me.
Chicken Meat Balls
Free flow Shabu Shabu
– Good variety of dishes
– Good quality of dishes
– Raw fish/meat was fresh
– Good and timely service
– No missing dishes
– Location is quite out of the way
– Place is rather small and not so suitable for huge groups/parties
Overall, we enjoyed our buffet at En Japanese Dining. There was a good variety in the menu and will revisit again.
EN JAPANESE DINING BAR @ BUKIT TIMAH
557 Bukit Timah Rd
Crown Centre #01-14/16
+65 6468 5710