Lucky by day, Wagyu by night; this warm and casual café panders to comfort food cravings during the day and transforms into a carnivore’s meat haven in the evenings.
Wagyu beef is a big part of the experience here, so much so it’s almost compulsory to try at least one manifestation of this near-sacred meat.
Before getting there, however, there are a few treats in store. A truly worthwhile dish that shows the versatility of the kitchen is chef Ong’s special wasabi prawns. They look rather impressive and taste better than that with its crispy batter on the outside and just the right amount of wasabi luxuriating on the inside.
As expected, the sizzling black-pepper Wagyu is tender but has an extra dimension with a generous serving of onions and not excessive amounts of black pepper. The sauce is as gooey as could be hoped for.
Dessert is not the forte of this restaurant as there are only cakes and ice cream on show. However, it has to be said the Forty Licks are unusually creamy and feature the most imaginative selection of flavours. Think Guinness flavouring.