We were channeling our inner Bridget Jones in prep for watching the movie, so pizza & wine was on the cards. However, on arrival at Ocean Terminal we passed Wagamama and out went the thoughts of soft dough and cheese and in came the ramen, teppanyaki, curry and don buri’s. (can I just add that I’m not overly fond of restaurant chains, but there is a time and place for them and this was the time and the place!)
We arrived just in time to get one of the last tables before the queue formed. We were seated instantly. The place was full.
Our waiter was a gem. Great chat, quick service and very patient as we took what was probably an age to decide on what we wanted.
So many great dishes to eat here and I love the fact that the food is brought to your table as soon as its ready. This means that you and your dinner guests could be eating at slightly different times but the food is always hot!
It was a tough decision to make. I was torn between three dishes:
Chicken Ramen – noodles in a chicken soup topped with grilled chicken breast and seasonal greens. Garnished with menma and spring onions
Chicken Raisukaree – a mild, coconut and citrus curry, with chicken, mangetout, peppers, red and spring onions. Served with white rice, a sprinkle of mixed sesame seeds, red chillies, coriander and fresh lime
Teriyaki Chicken Don Buri – chicken in teriyaki sauce with sticky white rice, shredded carrots, pea shoots and onions. Garnished with sesame seeds and served with a side of kimchee.
The Teriyaki Chicken Don Buri was my choice in the end. I love the sweetness of the teriyaki, the rice and the brightness and freshness of the carrot and pea shoots. I love sticky white rice with a good glug of soya sauce too and I was very impressed with myself that I managed to eat my entire meal with my chopsticks (gives oneself a pat on the back!)
My friend chose the Chicken and Prawn Cha Han Donburi – stir-fried brown rice with chicken and prawns, egg, mushrooms, mangetout, sweetcorn and spring onions. Served with a side of Japanese pickles. This dish isn’t the prettiest of dishes, rather sludge brown in colour but tasty none the less.
We shared the Chicken Steamed Gyoza dumplings. These were delicious especially the dipping sauce – it was slightly sweet but had a good hit of chilli heat but not overbearingly so.
Service was faultless. Food was delicious. We left with full bellies, still channeling our inner Bridget Jones!
My Spoon Award : Silver Spoon