Umi Nami – $10 NETT Bara Chirashi Don At Holland Village
So which eateries sell the cheapest Bara Chirashi Don in Singapore? Not the the kiosk ones, but those that sells donburi in a sit-down restaurant.
It should be District Sushi’s which was previously $10 (but now $13), En Sushi’s version at $10.80, and Umi Nami which sells theirs for $10 – with no GST or service charge.
Umi Nami is located along Lorong Mambong at Holland Village, and kept its interior with the basics – wooden tables, grey floors and paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling.
I suppose reducing unnecessary cost on its interior décor, gave it some room to offer bowls at more affordable pricing.
The Bara Chirashi Don is priced at $10, while other bowls included Salmon Don ($12), Aburi Salmon Don ($13), Maguro Zuke Don ($12), and Aburi Scallop Mekajiki Don ($24) – consisting of lightly seared scallops with cubes of swordfish belly.
The signature bowl came with cubes of salmon, tuna, sweet tamago egg and ebiko, marinated with light soy-saltiness.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much and so thought that it was a decent bowl for its price, with warm fluffy rice and good-enough portion.
The fish cubes were the freshest or tastiest around, but could be another choice if you are in the vicinity and in need a casual meal. It might not have warranted an out-of-the-way trip.
Comparatively, I found the Aburi Salmon Don ($13) a tastier and heartier bowl overall.
I also ordered other side dishes such as Marinated Scallop Bits ($4) and Tamagoyaki ($3), which would more to go with drinks, but not impressive enough to make me want to order them again.
If there are not further constrains, the restaurants can consider selling some hot side dishes.
8 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277674
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm Daily
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