Chotto Matte, Modern Japanese Restaurant At Blair Road

Since I got to know that Chotto Matte has started to serve lunch with set menu, I have been trying to pop over to try but it has not been quite successful due to the rain. Finally, the opportunity came.

Interior
Interior

Chotto Matte does not have the usual Japanese decoration cum setting. Instead it has a modern looking decoration, very much like contemporary, I suppose. With nice orange for the wall which gives a warm feeling to the restaurant.

There are a total of 5 different lunch set menu catering to different budget and preference.

Ala Carte is also available. On the Ala Carte, you can find some pretty Western dishes such as the pasta, Foie Gras, Lamb Rack which I suppose, it will be some Japanese Fusion dishes.

My purpose at Chotto Matte was to try out their Lunch Menu so surely I am going for it. Out of the 5 menu, there are 2 six-courses set lunch to choose from. The difference between the two was the Main; either Pork Belly and Garlic Fried Rice or Wagyu Tamago Don. I was in the mood for Pork so naturally I went with the Fried Rice.

Appetizer
Appetizer

First course was the appetizer and it was some chopped octopus Sashimi in some savoury sauce with a little hint of chilli spiciness. It was pretty appetising.

Sashimi (5 types)
Sashimi (5 types)

Followed by Sashimi; there were 5 different types. All were very fresh. There were Octopus, some kind of shell fish, tuna, salmon and one other which I have no idea what it was, all I know was I like the taste and texture. lol.

Yakimono (2 pieces of Kaki Mentaiyaki)
Yakimono (2 pieces of Kaki Mentaiyaki)

The third course was Yakimono (Grilled or Pan Fried dish). It came with 2 pieces of Kaki Metaiyaki (oysters) with some cheese like taste on top of the oysters. It was awesome. The oysters was so sweet and the rufescent savoury top enhances the whole experience.

For the Musihmono (steamed dish), it was a soup, Signature Dobinmushi. The soup was excellent, it has both the sweetish flavour from the vegetable and seafood and not at all fishy. I saw some leek, mushroom, fish, octopus and a scallop in the soup, lots of ingredients. Though I am not a soup “drinker”, I enjoy the soup very much. One of the best so far.

Main, Kagoshima Pork Belly and Garlic Fried Rice
Main, Kagoshima Pork Belly and Garlic Fried Rice

It was time for the main. In fact, after the soup, I was filled to brim. But as I like the Japanese Garlic Fried Rice and was in the mood for pork, no way I was going to miss this. Interestingly, the garlic and egg flavours were more concentrated when the dish was cooler. It was flavourful and pork belly was tender.

Dessert, Yuzu Ice Cream
Dessert, Yuzu Ice Cream

Lastly, I ended my meal with a dessert. I added $2 for the premium ice cream (which they called flavoured ice cream). There were Matcha, Sesame and Yuzu to choose from and from the photo I am sure you already knew about my choice. The Yuzu was not too sweet, a good balance of sourish and sweet. There were some Yuzu bite to give the extra texture and extra Yuzu flavour. It was fantastic.

My lunch at Chotto Matte, on a Monday, certainly has removed all the blues. I enjoyed the food, service and the ambience. Food was certainly delish. I am keen to try their grilled items, sushi and yakitori on my next visit. Perhaps, I will do dinner next.

 

Chotto Matte
54 Blair Road Singapore 089954
Tel: +65 6222 8846

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Opening Hours

Daily 1130 to 0000 (Last order for lunch 2pm)

Getting There

By Bus:
– alight after Jalan Bukit Merah or aft Blair Road along Kampong Bahru Road – 61, 124, 120, 143, 147, 166, 167, 196, 197, 961

By MRT: East-West line or North East line – Outram Park station (Exit F)

Rating: 8/10

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Seriously Ice Cream, Homemade Ice Cream At Everton Park

With an addition of Seriously Ice Cream at Everton Park, the variety increased. It is indeed a great news for residents in the area.

Menu
Menu

Seriously Ice Cream does not offer only ice cream though that is their speciality. There are sales of ornments in the shop as as well.

Interior
Interior

The decoration and the furniture put in place, make the place feel a little vintage somehow.

Cute Display @ Counter
Cute Display @ Counter

There is about a dozen flavours each day. The staff, which I think who is the owner was still getting more pan of ice cream on the display. Their ice cream are preservatives free and made from only natural ingredients according to crew of the day.

Ice Cream Flavours
Ice Cream Flavours

I was pleasantly surprised to find Honey Rosemary. This was the first I tried. I didn’t quite like it. I think it is an acquired taste. Sweet Rosemary, kinda strange. I was recommended the Lychee Rose. I am not a fan of Lychee but since it was a recommendation so I tried. It has a good fragrance of lychee and rose. Not too bad, but didn’t quite enjoy. Lastly, I tried the Miso Gula Melaka. I have been eyeing on it since I saw in when I step foot into the cafe. But the pan wasn’t in the display so waited for the crew to dig it out of the freezer. I like it very much so ordered a scoop.

Oops, sorry, forgot to take a photo. I was too eager to finish the entire scoop. The Miso Gula Melaka was creamy and has a nice balance of miso and gula meleka. It is kinda similar to Salted Caramel. I find that by far, this was the best Gula Melaka ice cream I tasted. It was a pity that there was a few tiny ice crystals in the ice cream. Otherwise, it would have been perfect.

Generally, the ice cream is a little sweeter. The sweetness is still within my acceptable range. I would certainly be back to try their other flavour.

 

Seriously Ice Cream
Blk 4 Everton Park #01-44 Singapore 080004
Tel: +65 9621 6889

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Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday – Thursday 1230 to 2100; Friday – Saturday 1100 to 2300; Sunday 1100 to 2100; Closed on Tuesday

Getting There

By MRT: East-West Line, Outram Park or Tanjong Pagar station

By Bus:
alight at Blk 3 along Neil Road – 61, 166, 167, 196, 197;
alight at or opp Maritime House along Cantoment Road – 75, 167, 196

It is more convenient to get to Everton Park by bus. It takes 10 – 15 walk from the MRT station

Tip: If you have to take the MRT, catch bus 75 from the bus stop at Outram MRT station and alight at the bus stop opposite Maritime House and cross the bridge.

Rating: 7.5/10

Everton Park, Spoilt For Choice

*Updated on 11 Mar 2015

Ever since the Pinnacle @ Duxton was up, cafe have been blooming in Tanjong Pagar, Duxton and the used to be quiet and unknown Everton Park.

Now at Everton Park, there are a number of cakes & pastries, cafe and eatery places. You will be spoilt for choice. What can you find at Everton Park? I have come up with a list.

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Happy3 Bites Cafe, An NEA Approved Pet Cafe [Closed]

I was so excited to know that there was a pet cafe, Happy3 Bites Cafe, started business in Everton Park. As my sister’s dog was with us over the Good Friday long weekend, I decided to check out Happy3 Bites Cafe together with my mom and the dog on Saturday. Not on Friday as Good Friday is a day of abstinence and fast for Catholic. Begin a Catholic, I got to observe the day of abstinence and fast.

Happy3 Bites Cafe
Happy3 Bites Cafe

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