The CBD areas of Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar show no lack of Poké Bowl and rice grain shops, with Aloha Poké, A Poke Theory, Pololi, Makai Poke all a short walk from one another.

Salmon Samurai at 100AM Mall has entered this (almost) saturated market, with its differentiating factors being affordable at $9.90 per bowl, and focusing on salmon – the raw fish type Singaporeans love most.

$9.90! That is when some other donburi nearby are already priced closer, or higher than $20.

The salmon donburi shop is opened by the team behind Standing Sushi Bar, Shinkansen Salad and Tanuki Raw, and so I was going with certain expectation. (I like the rice bowls at Tanuki Raw for that matter.)

There are 5 basic Donburis, from Salmon Sashimi, Salmon Mentaiko, Garlic Shoyu Salmon, Salmon Poke and Spicy Salmon, all priced at $9.90 for your doses of omega-3.

For the base, you can choose from mixed grain rice, salad or udon. Add on half an avocado for $1.50, Onsen Egg for $1.50 and Ebiko for $1.00.

I tried both the Salmon Poke and Spicy Salmon options. All in all, a decent, straight-forward bowl that would serve up a fuss-free meal.

For the price, the fresh, fatty salmon portion was satisfactory, though I won’t use the term overly generous. Good enough and filling, at least for me.

Good to know that the salmon is cut fresh in-house.

I came expecting more from the rice – a white and brown rice mix with a touch of tangy yuzu ume for added flavours. The rice over at Tanuki Raw hits the right notes for me, while I find the bowl here at Salmon Samurai more muted, and less layered.

Similarly, the Spicy Salmon could have done with a notch more spiciness.

So loved the price and portion, could fine-tune in terms having more ‘taste’.

Salmon Samurai
100 Tras Street, #03-22 100AM, Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 6543 6823
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon-Fri ), 12pm – 6pm (Sat – Sun)
https://www.facebook.com/salmonsamuraisg

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