Mikuni @ Fairmont Singapore Introduces New Offerings to their Lunch Bento and Business Set Menus

A three-in-one concept which combines the best of Japanese cooking styles: Teppanyaki, Sushi and Robatayaki, Mikuni located at level 3 of Fairmont Singapore is the first of its kind to offer guests three different kinds of dining experiences under one roof. Using only the most premium of Japanese seasonal produce, these live stations enthrall and impress diners with their exquisite creations executed with finesse.

At the helm of this 150-seater Japanese restaurant, is Korean-born Executive Chef Moon Kyung Soo who is constantly experimenting and innovating in the kitchen, marrying the best of traditional culinary techniques with the modern ones of today. The result is an ever-changing exciting menu featuring beautiful and elegant kaiseki dishes with new items constantly added to their popular Bento and Business Set Lunch Menus.

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We first met Chef Moon a few months back at SAVOUR 2014 and after sampling some of his dishes at the food festival, we were definitely excited to visit Mikuni for an opportunity to try the rest of his food.

Find out more about Chef Moon Kyung Soo and his style of cooking in our interview with him.

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There are 4 main bento sets available here at Mikuni during lunch time.

The first is the Premium Bento “Miyabi”– and as its name describes it, the most premium and priciest of the lot at $120++. Presented in an exquisite tiered clay bento set which ‘unlayers’ to reveal 8 dishes. Definitely fancy and aesthetically pleasing. New to this set is the addition of the Kyoto Onion Soup which is served chilled and has way too many complicated techniques involved in the preparation process. The result however is a refreshing thick custard-like consistency that is ultra smooth and naturally sweet from all the blended onions. The BBQ Eel on Rice– a Mikuni signature and favourite has also been added to the set. I think I will return just for another bowl of this Unadon.

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Next up is the Business Bento Set $68++, which is a more affordable variation of the former and with 8 courses no less. I was won over by the Soy Braised Hokkaido Kinki right from the start because I especially adore whole fishes which are prepared this way. The marinate was a combination of sweet green chilli, burdock, shiitake mushrooms and ginger, accentuating the sweetness and freshness of the fish. But while this was my favourite, deboning it was no easy task and those who do not like such inconveniences will definitely prefer the fillet. The Grilled Miso Eggplant was another standout with its white miso seasoning and delicate sweet notes that was finished with a crunch of pine nuts.

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Live action and front view seats of watching the Chefs as they prepare and plate your food are available at the Teppanyaki and Robatayaki counters. For the former, the Teppan Set Lunch, available at $68++, has gone through a revamp with new dishes such as the Marinated Cod with Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom and Australian Tenderloin added to the mix.

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The King Prawn with Golden Sauce was another highlight from the Teppan Set Menu with its fresh succulent peeled prawns that was gently seared and covered copiously with thick buttery sauce. Pops of ebiko in between bites made this even more delightful. I did however wish that the sauce could have been seared a little too for a touch of smokiness then it would have been just right.

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For the Robata Lunch Set $68++, indulge in the Kagoshima Wagyu Beef with Garlic Soya with its tender bite and well balanced marbling that was gloriously fatty yet still a little chewy and the Hokkaido Scallops with Onion Butter which were grilled and simmered in its shell, allowing the bouncy texture of the meat to soak up all the flavour and sweetness. Do not forget to drink up every last drop of the ‘broth’! Utterly satisfying.

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Mikuni is no doubt one of the upscale Japanese restaurants in Singapore that might need an occasion or special reason to pay a visit. Nonetheless, the food delivers in quality and presentation and is worth the splurge every once in a while. It seems to be a huge hit for diners to host their business lunches as well- evident from the fully occupied tables during our visit here on a weekday afternoon. Make your reservations to avoid disappointment. FAR Card Dining members do enjoy great discounts here too so do not forget to enquire with the staff about your privileges when you are here!

All Bentos and Set Menus are available for lunch from Monday to Sunday.

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Level 3, Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Tel: +65 6431 6156
Reservations email: dining.singapore@fairmont.com
Book online at www.mikunirestaurant.com.sg.

Opening hrs:
Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Singapore

One Response to Mikuni @ Fairmont Singapore Introduces New Offerings to their Lunch Bento and Business Set Menus

  1. […] For more on Chef Moon Kyung Soo’s food, check out our review of Mikuni Japanese Restaurant. […]

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