January 17th, 2017. Last day in Singapore. A friend of mine told me about this place. And I told the group right away, before we off to Singapore. So, I was waited eagerly to have lunch here. They said it’s one of the best lunch place in Singapore. And I want to prove it. Tanuki Raw.
When I arrived there with Gaby, we chose the natural light corner. Darius came later. We took pictures first before ordered the food. I just knew that they just reopened the place at Orchard Central, from level 2 to level 4. They have 2 separate areas. One for non smoking, and one for smoking area. It was crowded since it’s lunch time and they have lunch promo which gave a cheaper price. By the way, we chose indoor area, near windows for natural light spot.
Truffle Yakiniku $ 14.90
Pan-Seared US Black Angus Short Rib, Onsen Egg, Truffle Soy Sauce over Tanuki’s Signature Mixed Rice
This was the one that rolling around the Instagram. I wanted to try this one, but another dish caught my eye, so I let Darius’ wife took the order of it. It’s definitely one appetizing dish because the short rib was juicy and tender, the onsen egg was perfect, and the truffle soy sauce really enhanced the flavour of it. Not to mention, the signature mixed rice. It was one perfect dish, definitely.
Foie Gras Truffle Yakiniku $ 19.90
Pan-Seared Foie Gras, US Black Angus Short Rib, Onsen Egg, Truffle Soy, Black Garlic Brown Butter over Tanuki’s Signature Mixed Rice
Well, this was my order. And you must know why I chose this one. YES! 100% correct. Foie gras. It has literally moved the previous dish to a higher level. OMG! The foie gras was big. Like, freaking awesome big! And it was dabomb! Must-order! Very recommended! The mixed rice was big portion with delicious taste. Need to go back for this.
Salted Duck Egg Char Siew $ 15.90
Tender Seasoned Japanese Nagano Pork Belly Char Siew, Onsen Egg, Mixed Mushroom, and Golden Salted Duck Egg Hollandaise over Sushi Rice
I thought it will be like salted egg dish that’s happening in Jakarta nowadays. But turned out it’s different. The salted egg came in a form of hollandaise sauce. Perfect onsen egg. And the pork belly char siew was super duper tender. Melt in your mouth. Another recommended dish.
Chirashi $ 17.80
Mix of Sashimi including Tuna, Salmon Belly Aburi, Salmon Sashimi, Scallop, Sea Bream, Swordfish, White Tuna, Yellow Tail, Ikura, Tamago, Ebiko over Tanuki’s Signature Mixed Rice
I tried a bite and I knew right away that this would be a favourite dish for seafood lovers. It’s like an ocean feast. The salmon was extremely fresh. And look at those sashimi. Simply delightful.
Tanuki Raw stole my heart. A one-time visit is definitely not enough! Wait for me next trip yaaaa!
Orchard Central #04-01
181 Orchard Road