We'd heard that the set lunches here were great value... so off we went to find out. Sakana is located on Liang Seah St, which is a bustling little street by Bugis Junction with an assortment of quality eats lining either side of the road. You walk in to Sakana and it's as if you're in a little country town in Japan. There are all sorts of little nick-knacks, paintings, calligraphy and hundreds of Sake bottles rattling around the walls.
They offer about 10 different set meals for lunch, ranging from S$13-S$21. Kim goes for the Unagi set, which comes with a gigantic slab of eel. It deliciously sticky with a little hint of smokiness, although we both wondered how it was possible to even near finish the whole piece ..... It also has miso, rice, yellow tail sashimi, a pink coloured pickled cucumber, a savoury sesame burdock root salad and a few wedges of orange. All was delicious, although massive!
I had the Udon set, which comes with a great big bowl of noodles topped with some shredded nori. There's also a delicious vegetable tempura, which is small pieces of pumpkin, onion, carrot, zucchini, eggplant and baby shitakes in a crisp batter. The sauce is mixed with spring onion and wasabi for a little zing... this is also poured over the noodles. There's 2 pieces of inari sushi (rice filled into sweet deep-fried tofu parcels, bliss!) and a few orange wedges. Everything was so full of flavour and nice and light.
I even had room for dessert .............
Conveniently located just next door, Ah Chew Desserts. A cute little bar serving bowls of sweets and a few sweet drinks.
The menu's are placed under glass at all the tables.. You make your decision and then place your order at the counter.
There is a machine-like construction line of about 4 churning them out to people at tables, and making up take-away bags for those waiting outside.. We were lucky enough to get a seat this time. We both order a bowl of mango sago, mine with the addition of pomelo. The sago pearls are swimming in a mango cream, that's not too heavy nor too sweet. There are chunks of fresh mango and a little bit of ice. Mine had the addition of pomelo 'sacks', hand picked little citrus explosions to look forward to with every bite!
#01-03 / 04 Liang Seah St
Ah Chew Desserts
1 Liang Seah St #01-11 Liang Seah Pl
12:30pm-11:30pm Mon-Thur, 12:30pm-12:30am Fri, 1:30pm-12:30am Sat, 1:30pm-11:30pm Sun