The stall known to sell $10 Wagyu Beef Bowls at Amoy Street Food Centre, has opened a shop in the heart of Orchard Road.
The question that could be on your mind… Yes, the bowls are still sold at $10 each.
Recently, there are a couple of hawker stall owners who opened eatery or restaurants, who met with fairly successful results.
Some examples are Hai Kee Brothers (Coffeeshop stall at Bedok to Chinatown Point); Fook Kin 福劲 (Old Airport Road stall to roast restaurant in Killiney); and Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodle Bar (Amoy Street stall to Noodle Bar near Boat Quay).
The new Gyu Nami is located at the basement of Orchard Gateway, the space previously occupied by Alfero Gelato and Andiamo Gelato). However, the shop is not as conspicuous and may not attract that much foot traffic.
The Signature Wagyu Roast Beef Don is still sold at $10, however there is also a large option at $13. You can top up $2 to make is a set with miso soup and mochi. (I wasn’t that keen in the mochi.)
But wait ah, there is also service tax here.
I ordered the large because I noticed that the other tables’ bowls looked quite shallow, and I needed more protein after a gym workout.
The roasted wagyu beef slices continued to be both soft and tender, all reasonably large slices with that beautiful pinkiness on the surface.
The accompanying sous vide egg and creamy yogurt sauce helped ease the dryness, and added that element of stickiness (otherwise could have been a tad dry).
Compared to the poster and what I had in Amoy, the $10 bowl didn’t look as tall and well-presented, but this is understandable considering the town-rental.
There is also an Ungai Don ($12) offered with sous vide egg hidden below the eel.
Overall, a straight-forward bowl with little surprises and the portion may not be enough for hungry diners.
The Orchard crowd can be fairly unpredictable, compared to the CBD diners who won’t mind a quick-fix of $10 Roast Beef Bowls – and lunch time crowd WILL be there rain or shine.
I reckon with a shop, the young owners may need to experiment more with providing options of varied sizing (example, an even bigger bowl), offering sides, and speeding up the assembling process.
Gyu Nami – Orchard
Orchard Gateway B2-06 277 Orchard Road, 238858
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Gyu Nami – Amoy
Amoy Street Food Centre #02-126, 7 Maxwell Road Singapore 069111
Opening Hours: 11am – 30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun