Kuishin-bo

What is the most terrible thing that can happen to a food blogger?

Encountered bad service at a restaurant?

No, thats part of the dining experience.

Taste lousy and not up-to-the-mark food?

Nah, thats also part of the dining experience.

Entering the restaurant and the waitress told you the place is full?

Blame it on yourself who did not make any reservations.

The worst thing, that can ever, ever happen to a food blogger . . .

Is having no camera to take shots of the delicacy displayed upon you.

Thunder never strikes at the same spot, indeed. The last time to The French Stall, LIC forgotten to bring his camera along, and that was an awful feeling. LIC didn’t expect to encounter the same problem, this time LIC did bring the camera, only to arrive happily at the entrance of the restaurant and found out that there was no battery inside!?!

Tsk tsk! LIC shouldn’t taken out the battery to charge and forgot to put it back. A dreadful mistake which must be avoid at all cost next time.

Beware! Warning! The following photos may look awful, terrible, shocking, ghastly, and lousy to you. If you cannot take any of the experience, please DO NOT click on “Read the rest of this entry

The fatal spot where LIC wanted to take a pot-shot of the entrance and to his horror, discovered that the absence of the battery!

Alas, this post on Kuishin-bo will be short due to obvious reasons, LIC was actually working on Absolute Haven but due to time constraint, this post shall appear before your eyes first. Too many post pending for LIC to write, even OT can’t really help : )

The only “slightly more decent” photo, sushi selections

The sushi are all right i guess, nothing to shout about. Quite a wide selections to choose from though.

Prawn Tempura

The tempura section is most probably one of the place where i consume more, with the exception of desserts (which LIC can’t live without!) The prawn tempura is your normal fried prawn with tempura-flour, it works for me although i pretty much suspect its only decent in the eyes of Japanese food experts (LIC self-proclaimed he isn’t a avid Jap food eater)

Kaminabe paper steamboat

Like what i mention during my visit to Waraku, Kaminabe sounds like a foul-word, it still brings back memories from the last visit, hence the mention. Paper pot, the vegetables, are all there to absorb the otherwise oily chicken and soup. Thinking back now, Beef should have been a better option for Kaminabe.

Desserts – Fruit Tarts

Fruit tarts are LIC favorite! I can pop ten easily into my mouth. The tarts here are pretty standard i guess, but still give them to me!

There are also some miniature cakes around, chocolate ones, mini oreo cheesecakes (really tiny), mini doughnuts in different flavors, quite a variety available.

The chocolate fondue craze might have die down already, but that does not means they are not good. Its just that people forgets easily, before long another new craze will appear and the common folks will start to go after the new hype. Think donut, bubble-tea, luo-han fish, chocolate fondue, well just to name a few.

Total Bill for 2 person during weekday lunch comes up to $46.61 after tax and service charge. Weekday lunch is $24.80++ for adult, and if you Op for the 60 minutes express lunch, it is $19.80+, which we did. I guess the 60 minutes strategy is more to attract office working people, but we took it since we are really full after an hour anyway.

Actually the difference in price is only 5 bucks, if you go for the normal price, you got the luxury to enjoy the buffet from 1130am-3pm, which big-appetite eaters should go for. Otherwise if you are working near Suntec, or like us where you can finish the meal in an hour, the discount of $5 although not much, is still rather substantial.

To be honest, the one hour buffet is rather rushed, and if you are the type that refuse to rush while tasting your food, it is not advisable to take it. But if you know what you are looking for, well just attack those areas and your effort will be paid off for the $19.80.

Kuishi-bo proclaimed itself to be the Authenthic Japanese Buffet Restaurant, which i highly doubted it. Authentic hardly feeds into what they are offering. Nevertheless i believe one sentence should sums it all for Kuishi-bo. Quantity, not quality!

Taste is subjective, if you are not looking for very excellent food, i say the ones at Kuishi-bo are quite decent, and definitely value-for-money since its only $19.80. But if you are into Japanese food, i’m afraid the visit will disappoint you greatly. Nonetheless, comparing Kuishi-bo to Sakura International Buffet, and Sakae Sushi Buffet, i still say Kuishi-bo slightly edged out both the latter.

Many acquaintance mentioned that Kuishi-bo’s standard has vastly dropped from last time, a pale shadow of what it used to be. Well, sometimes you have to experience it for yourself to conclude. I did, which is the reason for my visit to Kuishi-bo. Thus, Yay or Nah, make a trip down.

Kuishin-bo
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City Tower 1 #03-002
Tel: 6238 7088

Quantity, not quality!

17 COMMENTS

Haha! The worse thing that happen to me was forgetting to put back the memory card into the camera!!! And I have done that a few times!

Take out camera want to snap, then realise the prompt on the camera, Please insert memory card. arrghh!!

What a bummer! Haha. It happened once to me too (at New York New York), though it wasnt the battery but the memory card. I had forgotten to clear it and couldnt delete the pics either. Took with my hp but never got to post it. :p

Btw, no more crayfish at kuishinbo lunch?

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I went there twice and to be frank, my experience is somehow similar.

I don’t find their stuff up to standard in terms of quality. Although the buffet makes up the whole thing with quantity.

PS: there’s one thing I REALLY HATE about that place. That’s the every-half-an-hour advertisement thingy that goes “Dong Dong Dong! 1 2 3! blah blah blah….” then ends with a “KUISHINBO!” shout. URGH! Hurts my ear and my appetite.

Hello Jiaying: that time i went waraku,my cousin had the beef kamninbe, he said it was not bad but i didn’t really try it so not very sure about the standards.

Hello Keropokman: Ahh.. the worst thing that can ever happen. but i think it wont happen to be cos i seldom take out memory card. but you never know what might happen. lol

Hello thehungrycow: hahaha! same problem with Keropokman! Hmm, i didn’t notice crayfish. To be honest the one hour was quite rush, and my mood was badly affected by the battery fiasco. haha

Hello sp*: Yeah i felt like disabled without camera. lol!

Hello zn: Hahaha! yeah i guess quite a lot of people heard abt their adertisements before!

Hello Paulkami: Yep, quality wise not there, but if you don’t mind the apparent lack of quality, then the rather wide selections do make up for it.

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  • Geez, understand the feeling completely. That is why it is good to have a spare battery… To me, it is a must. The other thing if you worry about forgetting your memory card, use those portable USB readers… Dump everything in your camera bag, sure won’t forget one…

    The photos are not too bad, phone cammie?

    helllo all, just wanted to ask how much do they charge now for the dinner buffet? what time is it from to the last serving? ive wanted to go there for a long long time! heard it has got standards! :D is that true?

    hello hattts: the prices differ for weekdays and weekends. I can’t remember the prices, but i think dinner is around 40+, and definitely more expensive than lunch.

    Actually whether it got standards depends on personal opinion, i got friends who say that their standards have drop while some still find it very good.

    if for their weekday lunch prices of 20+ i’ll say its not bad. but if i am to pay 40-50 for the food, i don’t think its worth the price, after all there are better buffets out there : )

    hey hey…can i ask you; do they have all the varieties they have for dinner at lunchtime also? like crabs? (:

    adeline: haha yes quantity they got a lot, but quality i agree with you its so-so only. But price wise they are really affordable, for their weekdays lunch. Weekends buffet are totally not worth it for the price.

    ruby: hello! Nope, the lunchtime and dinner buffet have slightly different spread. If i am not wrong, dinner have more seafood selections, thats why there is a difference in price : )

    Good stuff – As a novice snapper I often feel overwhelmed by how much I still need to learn about photography. Nevertheless, the more i read posts like this, the better off i am. Thanks for helping me along.

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