Omakase meal surprise

Angel hair pasta with truffle oil and salmon
Angel hair pasta with truffle oil and salmon
Angel hair pasta with truffle oil and salmon

You’ll be spoilt for choice at Marukyu with their omakase style set lunch

By Cheryl Chia

Lunch hour just got better in the Central Business District with the opening of Japanese restaurant Marukyu.

Specialising in omakase type set meals and fresh food, Marukyu makes a good setting for lunch.

Started by Chef Derrick Lau, the distinctly Japanese décor of bamboo and wood sets the scene for a tranquil lunch.

Omakase – loosely translated to “I’ll leave it to you” – means leaving your meal selection at the hands of the chef.

Trust the Chef

There are regular set lunches available but if you want to splurge on something more premium, try the Lunch Omakase Hana ($68) or the Lunch Omakase Maru ($88).

The Lunch Omakase Hana comprises two kinds of seasonal appetisers, three kinds of sashimi, a seasonal simmered dish, a seasonal grilled dish, a noodle dish and a dessert.

When we were there, the menu started off with monkfish liver and seasoned roe for a light opening before the sashimi of winter yellow tail, slightly-seared megajiki and a scallop flavoured with truffles.

Pristine Fresh

The seasonal simmered dish that day was a snow crab served in its shell with turnip and carrots in a broth. The next dish of winter black sea cod was marinated in a miso base sauce for an almost ambrosia-like taste.

The noodle dish did not disappoint, with the atypical angel hair pasta with truffle oil and salmon.

Dessert came in a pretty martini glass nestled in a leaf. If you’ve ever wanted your entire meal decided for you, fuss-free, try Marukyu for a treat.

Marukyu, 116 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068585, Tel: 6636 5608