Teppei Daidokoro is the latest Japanese yakitori concept of Chef Teppei Yamashita. “Daidokoro” means “Kitchen” in Japanese, and Chef Teppei’s aims to bring high quality and reasonably-priced Japanese food to his patrons. At the heart of Raffles City Shopping Centre, Teppei Daidokoro is the first flagship outlet. Designed as the casual takeaway concept, you can now get intense charcoal flavour-infused yakitori skewers from the Daidoroko menu, in addition to its signature Kaisen Don (Sashimi Rice Bowl), grilled/deep-fried breaded bentos/dons, and Hokkaido croquettes.
– Gail & Jem
Kaisen Don – $16
G & J: Like the chirashi dons we have been accustomed to, this Kaisen Don is a bowl full of goodness. Succulent ocean meat with Hokkaido rice – yes, we are talking about fresh cubes of sashimi, tuna and yellowtail matched with ikura. There’s also irresistible bits of scallop and uni.
Assorted YakitoriG & J: The yakitori menu includes chicken meatball, chicken thigh, and chicken with Japanese leek, pork belly, pork sausages, salmon belly, quail eggs and many more. Wrapped in Teppei’s savoury sauce. We particularly enjoyed the salmon belly and fish cake one!
Pork Katsu – $6Chicken Katsu – $5.50G: It was definitely the pork katsu over the chicken katsu as it was more tender and less dry. That layer of fat from the pork made the meat juicy while the skin remained crispy on the outside.
J: I really liked the curry. It was aromatic and not too congealing. Perfect dip for the fried pork and chicken.
If you’re rushing for lunch or looking for a takeaway after work, Teppei is a good place to stop by to grab something. Whether it is the Kaisen Don or the Katsu, you’re in for a treat.
At both the Raffles City and Ion branches, there are standing tables nearby for you to use.
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-56 Raffles City Shopping Centre
* This is an invited media tasting by Teppei.
What you should order: Kaisen Don