Misato: Affordable and delicious Japanese cuisine in town

Monday, 21 September 2015

We are here at Misato today, what would be in store for us? Check it out here!

Located at the basement of the Cathay building, Misato offers premium and fresh ingredients from Japan. Misato opened early in January this year.

Details
  Area: 
Somerset / Orchard Road

Country: 
Singapore

Price: 
$

Good For: 
Small Groups / Friends / Solo / Family

Accessibility: 
Approx 3mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station

Let’s Eat!
Lychee Iced Tea and Matcha Ice blended ($3.90 each)
Refreshing drinks before we start our meal! Both drinks were not too sweet, which is right down my alley.

Cheese Korokke ($4.90)
These potato croquettes, which were made with mozzarella cheese, are crispy on the outside, mushy with cheesy goodness on the insides.
Anyone calling for a refill like I did?

Handmade Gyoza ($5.50 for 6 pieces, $8.90 for 10 pieces)
Its presentation will pleasantly surprise you, and leave your tummy happy with quality tasting gyozas.
Although I'm not a very gyoza person, but I have to say that this impressed me as I thought the steamed grilled chicken and vegetable fillings were really tasty.

Tebasaki Chicken Wings ($5.90)
You must eat this with squeezed lemon juice. It is slightly salty and spicy, and the added zing from the lemon juice is just the cherry on top. :)

Misato Oyakodon ($7.90)
Is the heart shaped topping signifying the parent-child relationship? Lol. 

This oyako-don is so tasty. Basically, Oyako literally means parent-and-child, which refers to the relation of the chicken and egg in the dish. This relationship tastes so delicious! You can also expect a good amount of salmon roe and flying fish roe as toppings, which also comes with a well prepared taste that adds on to the taste of the entire dish.

Zaru Soba ($6.50)
Loved the presentation of these cold buckwheat noodles. The dipping sauce is really good and having these with wasabi is seriously shiok.

Misato Ebi Donburi ($9.90)
Served with 3 upright breadcrumbed tiger prawns over seasoned broth and rice. The tiger prawns were really fresh and tasty.

Teriyaki Salmon Donburi ($10.90)
For those who likes salmon, here's one you might like to consider. Grilled salmon glazed with teriyaki sauce, it tastes really good when you eat it with the yellow pickles.

Chicken Katsu Curry ($7.90)
For me, I felt that the curry is slightly salty and I thought it might be better if it were taken down a notch. But I did enjoy the chicken katsu as they are lean and crispy. The chicken was kept warm under the blanket of rice, waiting for you to drizzle the curry on top of it to enjoy.

Misato Paw Anmitsu ($5.90)
This is their signature dessert! The matcha ice-cream is mixed with fruit and 2 very prettily decorated mochi 'paws'. The ice-cream boasts a full-bodied matcha flavour and is not overly sweet.

Matcha Zenzai Mochi ($4.90)
This dessert is quite special to me, as we find the grilled mochi within the green tea liquid, mixed with azuki bean. Mix well and enjoy.

Sanshoku Warabi Mochi ($5.50)
Warabi mochis are not cheap, yet here, they serve up a good quality jelly-type and yet reasonably priced warabi mochi here. It is delicious coated with 3 types of powders: Goma (Sesame), Kinako (Roasted soybean) and Matcha (Green tea). The matcha one is my ultimate favourite, because the green tea powder used was the slightly bitter type, heavily flavoured with the goodness of green tea.  I have to say, this is my favourite dessert here.

Low-Down
From this tasting, I can conclude that the people behind Misato do put in alot of effort in presentation and the taste of the food. The Misato folks prepares its food freshly and do not keep leftovers for the day. That's why sometimes, you may find certain foods sold out towards the end of the day.

If you ask me what you definitely cannot skip here, I have to tell you: their desserts. If you know me personally, you will find that I most likely already recommended this place to you. :)

Overall, their food keeps as closely as possible to the authentic Japanese food as possible, and serves up food which will satisfy you very well.

Misato
Location: 2 Handy Road #B1-24 The Cathay Singapore 229233
Tel: +65-6887-4438


This is an invited media tasting session.