No one can deny that the PS.Cafe people are great in their design work and interiors.
The group has gone on to open a new Japanese casual restaurant at Martin Road, replacing Chopsuey Café.
For the good and bad of it, people are talking about the modern-meets-rustic Japanese theme, costal vibes, Japanese hip-hop music and even the staff’s indigo-navy coloured uniform.
In fact, those fisherman lanterns hanging from the ceiling were the first things noticed for many.
You get my point.
In this social media era when diners can easily get distracted by the décor, there is a huge portion of people who really still go for the food.
The menu serves up a variety of items from Robata Sticks, Sushi Rolls, Sashimi, small plates, All Day Bowls and desserts.
I suspect the items are largely designed for small group sharing, and to go with drinks.
I was in the mood of going for something more substantial, and thus the Tonkatsu Curry Rice ($19) of Iberico Pork Cutlet with shredded cabbage and grilled shishito.
The bowl didn’t depart far from the other average Japanese restaurants that would serve Japanese Curry as part of their many dishes, with slightly tough meat and sauce that wasn’t impressionable.
Except that it would come with a higher price tag.
But at least it was at least better than the Charred Charsiu Ramen ($17), with soggy noodles contained in a not-very-rich-soup. A waste, really.
Thankfully, the dessert was a delight, as the Coconut Matcha Panna Cotta ($11) was wobbly-smooth with light fragrance of the coconut.
Even though the interior was quite a stylish place in its own way, I found the menu lacking in character that could gel better with the theme.
No.38 Martin Road, Singapore 239072
Tel: +65 8188 6177
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 4:00pm, 5:30pm – 11.00pm Last Order 10:30pm (Tues – Sun)
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