Japan’s renowned maguro and sashimi wholesaler has reached our shores! Maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-Kou Sushi & Dining has just recently opened their doors to the public at the end of July. They are one of the concepts at Eat At Seven, a 600-seater restaurant that houses seven of Japan’s top food specialist concepts and restaurants. In Japan, the average time to get into this restaurant is more than an hour.
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Maguro can be loosely termed as tuna, but you’ll be damned if you call maguro “tuna” at this restaurant. Maguro is one of the highest quality tuna from Miura Misaki Harbour, a landmark of Japan where fresh maguro abounds all year round.
Chefs practicing shinkei-jime: a tradition of inserting a spike into the hind brain and destroying the spinal cord. By doing this, the production of lactic acid will cease, and in turn the quality of fish can be maintained.
The establishment has its own fleet of fishing trawlers and hence is able to curate the freshest maguro and sashimi from around the world and fly them directly to Singapore via ANA air freight. Besides maguro, there are also fresh salmon, swordfish and yellowtail sashimi available.
Five Cuts Hon Maguro Sashimi – $49G & J: This platter features five parts of the Blue Fin Maguro: Akami (top loin), Chutoro (bottom loin), Otoro (belly), Kamatoro (cheek) and Mekajiki (swordfish). We particularly enjoyed the Chutoro and Otoro! Slightly fatty and melts in your mouth. One of the freshest sashimi we have ever eaten. Though the price may seem a little steep, the quality of this dish more than makes up for it. For this quality at other Japanese restaurants, you might have to pay more than $49.
Hon Maguro Megumi Trio Lunch Set – $49*
*Promotional price till October 2015. Usual price at $79.
G & J: This platter features Hon Maguro Akami Sashimi (top loin), Chutoro Steak (seared bottom loin) and Kama Yakimono (grilled cheek). That was quite mouthful. Indeed, each bite of the sashimi was pleasurable, and while all three types of maguro impressed us, it was the grilled cheek that sealed the deal. No doubt it looks less appetising compared to the sashimi, but start eating your way towards the curved bone and you’ll realise that the meat is soft, firm and addictive.
Megumi Hon Maguro Gunkan – $18G & J: “Gunkan” is Japanese for battleship. Scraps of tuna belly are perched atop two rice and seaweed balls, like a mountain. The most important thing for sushi to taste good is to ensure that the sashimi is fresh. From the first dish to last, the standard and quality of maguro remained consistently fresh, which is a big plus point.
Maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-Kou Sushi & Dining is part of the Eat At Seven series of restaurants located at level 3 of Suntec City. It is home to seven of Japan’s top food specialist concepts and restaurants. Eat At Seven will see seven different concepts launching, and you can check out their other concepts (that have launched so far) below:
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City Mall North Wing #03-314
They are located between the convention centre and tower 1.
Operating hours: 11.30am to 10pm
You can search them on Facebook as well, and hashtag #MiuraMisakiKouSushiAndDiningSG on Instagram when you dine there!
* This is a media tasting invite by Brand Cellar and Maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-Kou Sushi & Dining.
Average cost per pax: $30-$50
What you should order: Kama Yakimono (grilled cheek), Five Cuts Hon Maguro Sashimi.