Kiyoshi Tasting Session - Takeaway

June 26, 2020 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Kiyoshi Tasting Session - Takeaway
75 Amoy Street

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 10pm



https://www.facebook.com/75amoystreet/

This was an invited media drop. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.


Unagi Bento (SGD $18.80)



Cozy & Casual Family-Friendly Restaurant

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 9
Value for Money: 8
Budget about SGD $22++ per person.


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The COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of circuit breaker measures in Singapore hit the food & beverage industry really hard. That's why I was surprised to hear that Kiyoshi opened its doors on 13th April 2020, right after all restaurants were forced to prohibit dine-in. With a name that means 'pure' or 'clean', Kiyoshi is a casual family-friendly restaurant focused on speciality Inaniwa udon noodles, with bento set meals for takeaway and delivery. I subsequently returned when dine-in was available.

Kiyoshi Contact Details
Kiyoshi Contact Details


Delivery Packaging
Delivery Packaging



Kiyoshi doesn't directly deliver themselves, instead, they contract 3rd party delivery companies such as Lalamove and Grab. However, takeaway self-pickup is the better option here. I like that the majority of the bentos are thoughtfully designed to feature ingredients that hold up well some time later, and remain well presented and visually pleasing. Their quality and taste is a notch above the average, with dishes being tasty and satisfying. Portions are large and filling for individuals, and prices are reasonable, budget about SGD $22++ per person.

Kiyoshi Menu Ala-Carte Takeaway
Kiyoshi Menu Ala-Carte Takeaway


Kiyoshi Menu Seasonal Takeaway
Kiyoshi Menu Seasonal Takeaway


Side Dishes
Side Dishes



The Toriniku Gyoza (SGD $6.80) were decent, with a crisp dumpling wrapper that crunches lightly, revealing the warm, moist, tender filling of minced chicken within. Has a delicate sweet savoury salty flavour. Best paired with the light soy dipping sauce on the side.

Toriniku Gyoza (SGD $6.80)


Toriniku Gyoza
Toriniku Gyoza


Toriniku Gyoza



The Tamagoyaki (SGD $4.80) here is unique, because the wobbly tamagoyaki / rolled egg omelette is infused with dashi and light soy sauce, resulting in a deep eggy salty savoury sweet flavour. A dollop of fresh grated daikon radish helps offset the lingering notes on the palate, cleansing with its bright vegetal sweet flavour that is so refreshing.

Tamagoyaki (SGD $4.80)


Tamagoyaki
Tamagoyaki



The Tori Karaage (SGD $9.80) features juicy tori karaage / deep-fried chicken karaage with delicate savoury salty sweet flavour, over a bed of crunchy white cabbage with vegetal sweet flavour. A sprinkle of lemon juice lends a sharp zesty tangy sour note to contrast.

Tori Karaage (SGD $9.80)


Tori Karaage
Tori Karaage



The Yakiniku Don (SGD $10.80) has a base of sticky Japanese white rice with grainy sweet flavour, topped with fresh crisp lettuce that holds bright vegetal sweet bitter flavour. Garnished with strips of tender yakiniku / grilled pork with caramelised white onions that hold bold sweet salty savoury flavour. The meal is accompanied by a rich misoshiru / miso soup filled with fish cake and seaweed, having a deep earthy savoury salty flavour; and wobbly soft chawanmushi / steamed egg custard garnished with fish cake and shiitake mushrooms, having a mild earthy eggy sweet flavour. A satisfying meal. Good!

Yakiniku Don (SGD $10.80)


Misoshiru


Misoshiru
Misoshiru


Chawanmushi


Chawanmushi
Chawanmushi


Yakiniku Don
Yakiniku Don



The Yakiniku Bento (SGD $19.80) is a filling meal. The base of sticky Japanese white rice with grainy sweet flavour, is topped with strips of tender yakiniku / grilled pork with caramelised white onions that hold bold sweet salty savoury flavour. There's slices of juicy orenji / oranges with fruity sweet flavour, and crunchy tsukemono daikon zuke / pickled daikon radish in white vinegar with sharp tangy sour sweet flavour. The secondary sides feature succulent but firm shake teriyaki / salmon fish teriyaki which has a nice sweet savoury salty flavour, and crunchy edamame / immature soy beans with grassy vegetal earthy sweet flavour. Completed with a fresh juicy tomato topped with grated daikon radish, which burst with lovely vegetal sweet flavour. Good!

Yakiniku Bento (SGD $19.80)


Yakiniku
Yakiniku


Orenji
Orenji


Shake Teriyaki & Edamame
Shake Teriyaki & Edamame


Tomato
Tomato


Tsukemono Daikon Zuke
Tsukemono Daikon Zuke


Yakiniku Bento
Yakiniku Bento



The Shake Teriyaki Bento (SGD $18.80) is an alright set meal. The base of sticky Japanese white rice with grainy sweet flavour, is topped with crisp lettuce and fillets of succulent but firm shake teriyaki / salmon fish teriyaki which has a nice sweet savoury salty flavour. There's slices of juicy orenji / oranges with fruity sweet flavour, and crunchy tsukemono daikon zuke / pickled daikon radish in white vinegar with sharp tangy sour sweet flavour. The secondary sides feature deliciously juicy tori karaage / deep-fried chicken karaage with delicate savoury salty sweet flavour, and soft yasai tempura / vegetables tempura (string beans, sweet potato, brinjal / aubergine / eggplant) that was slightly limp after the delivery but had decent vegetal sweet earthy flavour. Completed with a fresh juicy tomato topped with grated daikon radish, which burst with lovely vegetal sweet flavour. This is best eaten fresh, instead of delivered. Could be improved.

Shake Teriyaki Bento (SGD $18.80)


Shake Teriyaki
Shake Teriyaki


Orenji
Orenji


Tori Karaage & Yasai Tempura
Tori Karaage & Yasai Tempura


Tomato
Tomato


Tsukemono Daikon Zuke
Tsukemono Daikon Zuke


Shake Teriyaki Bento
Shake Teriyaki Bento



The Unagi Bento (SGD $18.80) was so good! The base of sticky Japanese white rice with grainy sweet flavour, is topped with shreds of egg, and a large tender succulent fillet of unagi kabayaki / grilled fresh water eel teriyaki with bold sweet savoury salty flavour. There's crunchy tsukemono daikon zuke / pickled daikon radish in white vinegar with sharp tangy sour sweet flavour, and crisp horenso ohitashi / spinach in seaweed dashi broth with tender mushrooms (straw, golden) which has bright vegetal earthy sweet savoury flavour. The secondary sides feature wobbly dashimaki tamago / rolled egg omelette infused with dashi that has deep eggy salty savoury sweet flavour. Completed with a fresh juicy tomato topped with grated daikon radish, which burst with lovely vegetal sweet flavour. I enjoyed this. Highly recommended!

Unagi Bento (SGD $18.80)


Unagi Kabayaki
Unagi Kabayaki


Horenso Ohitashi
Horenso Ohitashi


Dashimaki Tamago
Dashimaki Tamago


Tomato
Tomato


Tsukemono Daikon Zuke
Tsukemono Daikon Zuke


Unagi Bento
Unagi Bento



The Sushi Moriwase Bento (SGD $19.80) is perfect for those who like variety. There's 5 pieces of nigiri sushi moriwase, hand picked by Chef from the day's freshest ingredients - I got hotate / scallops, shake / salmon fish, tamago / rolled egg omelette, unagi / grilled fresh water eel, and amaebi / spot prawn, all with lovely sweet savoury flavour. There's crunchy kimuchi kyabetsu / kimchi pickled cabbage with sharp tangy vegetal sour spice flavour, and crisp horenso ohitashi / spinach in seaweed dashi broth with tender mushrooms (straw, golden) which has bright vegetal earthy sweet savoury flavour. The secondary sides feature thick succulent shake sashimi / raw salmon fish slices with bright sweet savoury fatty flavour, alongside a dollop of wasabi with sharp earthy spice flavour. There's also 3 thick pieces of tojo makizushi / California roll sushi, which I enjoyed for its bright vegetal sweet flavour. An excellent variety platter. Highly recommended!

Sushi Moriwase Bento (SGD $19.80)


Nigiri Sushi Moriwase
Nigiri Sushi Moriwase


Kimuchi Kyabetsu
Kimuchi Kyabetsu


Horenso Ohitashi
Horenso Ohitashi


Shake Sashimi
Shake Sashimi


Tojo Makizushi
Tojo Makizushi


Sushi Moriwase Bento
Sushi Moriwase Bento



The Chikin Teriyaki Bento (SGD $16.80) is filling and comforting. The base of sticky Japanese white rice with grainy sweet flavour, is topped with tender juicy chikin teriyaki / chicken teriyaki which has deep savoury salty sweet flavour, and a meaty bite to texture. There's crunchy kimuchi kyabetsu / kimchi pickled cabbage with sharp tangy vegetal sour spice flavour, and crisp horenso ohitashi / spinach in seaweed dashi broth with tender mushrooms (straw, golden) which has bright vegetal earthy sweet savoury flavour. The secondary sides feature pan-fried toriniku gyoza / chicken gyoza dumplings with a crisp crunchy exterior and a juicy tender interior, the minced chicken filling being delicate sweet savoury salty in flavour. Completed with a fresh juicy tomato topped with grated daikon radish, which burst with lovely vegetal sweet flavour. Good!

Chikin Teriyaki Bento (SGD $16.80)


Chikin Teriyaki
Chikin Teriyaki


Kimuchi Kyabetsu
Kimuchi Kyabetsu


Horenso Ohitashi
Horenso Ohitashi


Toriniku Gyoza
Toriniku Gyoza


Tomato
Tomato


Chikin Teriyaki Bento
Chikin Teriyaki Bento



Enjoyed the Katsudon Bento (SGD $16.80). The main is a katsudon / tonkatsu donburi / pork cutlet rice bowl, with a base of sticky Japanese white rice with grainy sweet flavour, topped with a large tender panko-crumbed tonkatsu / pork cutlet coated in juicy scrambled eggs and soft caramelised white onions, resulting in an addictive savoury eggy sweet salty flavour. There's crunchy kimuchi kyabetsu / kimchi pickled cabbage with sharp tangy vegetal sour spice flavour, and crisp horenso ohitashi / spinach in seaweed dashi broth with tender mushrooms (straw, golden) which has bright vegetal earthy sweet savoury flavour. The secondary sides feature juicy tori karaage / deep-fried chicken karaage with delicate savoury salty sweet flavour. Completed with a fresh juicy tomato topped with grated daikon radish, which burst with lovely vegetal sweet flavour. Loved every bite of this. Highly recommended!

Katsudon Bento (SGD $16.80)


Katsudon
Katsudon


Kimuchi Kyabetsu
Kimuchi Kyabetsu


Horenso Ohitashi
Horenso Ohitashi


Tori Karaage
Tori Karaage


Tomato
Tomato


Katsudon Bento
Katsudon Bento



The story behind this Miru Kurepu Keki Matcha Azuki (SGD $Complimentary) is an excellent service recovery process. I'd ordered delivery on an occasion, but 90 minutes after the contracted deliver rider failed to show up (looking at you, Lalamove, and your disappointing service), I decided to drop by the restaurant to self-collect my order. The Kiyoshi staff had kept my food warm, and though it wasn't their fault, apologised profusely. They couldn't refund my delivery fees, but made up by giving me this dessert cake instead. The miru kurepu keki matcha azuki / mille-crepe cake with green tea and adzuki red beans has a soft, creamy smooth texture, with delicate earthy floral sweet flavour. I like that the matcha / green tea isn't overpowering. Pleasant and delicious. Highly recommended!

Miru Kurepu Keki Matcha Azuki (SGD $Complimentary)


Miru Kurepu Keki Matcha Azuki


Miru Kurepu Keki Matcha Azuki


Miru Kurepu Keki Matcha Azuki
Miru Kurepu Keki Matcha Azuki



Overall, I enjoyed the dining experience at Kiyoshi, and have since placed orders on other occasions, and visited a couple of times. Do check out Kiyoshi for hearty Japanese fare!


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