Last weekend I was invited to Kuro Maguro Japanese restaurant in Tanjong Pagar courtesy of JPassport to try their new seasonal menu. Hailed as serving up the freshest tuna in town, Kuro Maguro imports all their tuna and seafood directly from Miura Misaki Port in Japan by renowned tuna wholesaler Maguro Donya to bring patrons a variety of tuna dishes as well as other seafood dishes at very affordable prices. The majority of their menu consists of raw fish however those who are not partial to sashimi will be delighted with the new Premium Well Done Set ($19.80++) on their seasonal menu!
The Premium Well Done Set consists of a bowl of rice seasoned with vinegar topped with deep fried oysters in breadcrumbs, boiled mussel, boiled octopus, grilled eel, tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette), boiled prawns, cooked tuna flakes, steamed crab and fried whitebait – so everything is cooked! All the seafood in this rice bowl had been prepared with great care to ensure the freshness and flavour was retained in each bite, I particularly enjoyed the deep fried oysters as they were crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, perfect with the tonkatsu sauce that accompanied them. The set also included a portion of their delicious, crunchy, lightly flour coated karaage (deep fried chicken), silky smooth chawanmushi (steamed egg custard), miso soup and slices of orange. All-in-all a great set for those that would prefer to eat a cooked meal over a raw one.
The Kaisen Chirashi Meshi Set ($19.80++) which is also on Kuro Maguro’s current seasonal menu was deliciously fresh and beautifully prepared as before when I previously visited the restaurant and first tried it. It consisted of a bowl of seasoned Japanese rice topped with anago (salt-water eel), slices of raw salmon, maguro (bluefin tuna) and kanpachi as well as negitoro (minced fatty tuna), crabmeat, ikura (salmon eggs), raw prawn, mussel, cucumber and a shiso leaf. This set also came with karaage, chawanmushi, miso soup and slices of orange. It still tops my list of the best Chirashi Don in Singapore.
In light of the current happenings in the world, Kuro Maguro also have these sets available for takeaway if you prefer to eat them in the comfort of your own home. Although dining there is always a pleasure with consistent excellent and polite service, I think I may be picking up some of these sets for takeaway in the near future! They are available at Kuro Maguro’s Tanjong Pagar outlet only, on weekdays from 5.30pm to 10pm and on weekends and public holidays from 5.30pm to 9pm until the 31st May 2020. For more information, check out the JPassport Kuro Maguro page.
Address: Tanjong Pagar Centre, 7 Wallich Street, #01-04, Singapore 078884
Tel: 6386 8561
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 11.30am – 2pm, 5.30pm – 10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11.30am – 2pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Hope you’ve enjoyed my review of Kuro Maguro’s new seasonal menu, please feel free to leave a comment below with your own review or if you have any questions!