Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Wasabi Bistro offers one-of-a- kind Californian- inspired Japanese cuisine.
WHAT TO ORDER
The Wasabi Sampler starter is a beautifully presented combination of the restaurant’s signature starters while Kumi’s No. 1 — a crabmeat and avocado mix wrapped with whitefish — is a delightful blend of delicate flavours that lies in the chef’s secret sauce. The other bites are the ahi poke, mini tofu, a delectable creamy spinach in a goma sauce, a fresh and lightly battered shrimp tempura, and a rainbow sushi roll. The sashimi sharing platter is extremely fresh, excellent with a gentle touch of wasabi. The uni is rich and buttery with a sweet briny flavour.
From the teppanyaki kitchen, the Grade 5 Japanese Wagyu is tender, rich with the classic texture that one expects from an intensely marbled meat like this. The miso cod is pleasantly light and does not have the intense oiliness that sometimes comes with a grilled cod.
To end the meal with something sweet, the yuzu sherbet and sesame ice-cream does not disappoint — the yuzu is extremely refreshing and absolutely perfect for those who prefer a fruity dessert while the sesame ice-cream is creamy yet airy, not overpowering the palate.