Nestled in the folds of the unassuming Golden Mile Tower is Mitsuba, a humble Japanese eatery that has just opened its doors recently. It is easy to get lost in Golden Mile Tower and it may take you awhile to locate the stall, but we promise that this eatery is worth the hunt.
Mitsuba whips up a tantalising array of Japanese fare, with lots of affordable options. Here is what we love about the hidden gem that all Japanese food lovers who have a tight budget must know about.
Although they have just opened a month ago, Mitsuba was packed even on a weekday afternoon. The dimly-lit restaurant seats approximately 30 people and it is not surprising to see it so filled given the appealing prices of their set meals.
We had the Buta Shogayaki Don (S$7.80) which came with slices of marinated pork belly and onions. It may not seem like the most lavish dish of sorts, but trust us when we say that it is one bowl of goodness that will leave you satiated and content.
The pork slices had the right meat-to-fat ratio, and it ticks off everything you would expect of a good stir-fried pork dish.
The Tori Teppan Don (S$7.80) was the one that left an exceptional impression on us. It came with huge pieces of chicken pieces that were nicely slathered with tare which was well-balanced between sweetness and saltiness.
What truly made the dish so noteworthy was how the tare nicely complemented the crispy skin of the chicken pieces, giving it an extremely nice crunch to it on your first bite. Tender, crispy, sweet and yet savoury—the flavours present in this unassuming bowl are enough to make us want to come back for more.
If you are looking for more options, you can also try the Saba Shioyaki Set (S$8.80), Unagi Don (S$12.80) and Bara Chirashi (S$16.90).
#01-56 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Closed on Sundays
Tel: 6299 5665
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway