Media Tasting at Charcoal Grill & Salad Bar
The 19th outlet of Keisuke Group has come with a new Japanese soul food concept offering sumiyaki (charcoal-grilled) where food is slow-grilled over hot charcoal. Charcoal-Grill & Salad Bar Keisuke will officially launch in Singapore on 1 April 2019, Monday.
You can expect a number of traditional fish dishes such as Mackerel, Black Cod Fish, Yellow Tail and Salmon. The main is accompanied by Japanese gozen (set meal) which comes with a hot bowl of miso soup, onsen egg, traditional Japanese rice cooked in a small iron pot and also a free-flow salad bar with over 30 types of side dishes and fresh vegetables to choose from!!
We were spoilt for choices as the salad bar is simply amazing. Not to miss potato salad, cha soba salad, Kanikama coleslaw, marinated beansprout, cold tofu, coffee jelly, fruits and many more. Also comes with six different dressings for your salad. I’ll definitely keep Charcoal-Grill & Salad Bar in mind when I’m feeling hungry. I can attack the salad bar first while waiting for our main. We can’t believe that the set meal (Charcoal Grilled Chicken with Rock Salt) is starting from S$9.90 only!
The onsen egg and miso soup are served shortly after we have placed our order. We were advised to pour onsen egg into the Japanese rice and give it a good mix. I have to admit that the Japanese rice was so soft and moist thou I’m not a rice person!
At Charcoal-Grill & Salad Bar, the Japanese chefs use bincho-tan imported from Japan as it burns clean with a steady high heat and also seals in the moisture and flavour of the food. Not only alkalise heat and also neutralises the harmful acid that may occur during cooking.
All the mains are charcoal-grilled at Charcoal-Grill & Salad Bar. One of the Signature dishes at Charcoal-Grill & Salad Bar is Charcoal Grilled Dried Atka Mackerel. It had a decent amount of saltiness and does not have a strong fishy smell. The downside of mackerel is real, it comes with a lot of fine bones.
Charcoal Grilled Dried Atka Mackerel at S$14.90.
My personal favourite main go to Charcoal Grilled Miso-Marinated Black Cod. It is oily, fatty lusciousness, and flaky but of a meaty texture. Well marinated and the flavours are sealed into the black cod. I will definitely be back for this! I also like it that the main is also served a side of grilled cheese, pickles, potato and radish.
Charcoal Grilled Miso Marinated Black Cod at S$21.90.
The charcoal grilled salmon is well done with an opaque middle. This is good if you can’t take raw fish as the salmon is well-done. As I would prefer my salmon to be done with a slight pink translucency in the middle, thus this piece of salmon is not for me. The texture was firm but slightly dry, the skin was not crispy either. Sadly, there is no option to choose salmon’s doneness.
Charcoal Grilled Salmon at S$14.90.
Don’t forget to get some fruits and coffee jelly after your meal!
The new Charcoal-Grill & Salad Bar has only 33-seater, be sure to be there early to avoid the queue.
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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