Review: Yao Japanese Rice House (Singapore)



Tanjong Pagar Plaza Food Centre Singapore

Yao Japanese Rice House

serves fusion japanese rice dishes with choice of meats, a smooth omelette and a bowl of soup. Very likeable.

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Pork Cutlet Curry Rice

This japanese curry rice comes with a piece of pork cutlet, a serving of japanese rice, japanese curry, an omelette, japanese pickles and a bowl of soup.

The pork cutlet is soft and moist. It is fairly thick with nice meaty flesh and a crispy breaded crust. It is nice. The japanese style curry is thick with slightly sweet and slightly spicy flavours. It is nice too. As for the egg omelette, it is soft and buttery smooth. It is good!

The rice is firm and a little sticky, and the serving of japanese pickles tastes somewhat like achar with a refreshing limey taste. The bowl of soup contains some mixed vegetables and miso flavourings.

This japanese curry rice is definitely likeable. It is available with chicken cutlet too.

Karaage Chicken Rice

Besides deep fried cutlet, lightly coated karaage chicken is available as an option too. This plate of karaage chicken rice is served with pieces of chicken meat, fried tofu cubes, a serving of fried rice, an omelette egg and a bowl of soup.

The fried chicken has soft and moist meat coated with a nice light and airy type of crispiness outside. The fried tofu cubes are crispy outside and soft inside too. These are topped with some cucumber shreds and a sweet thai chilli sauce. It is nice.

As for the fried rice, it uses the japanese type of sticky rice and contains tiny bits of ham, carrot and vegetables. It has a nice firm texture and a light garlicky taste. It is nice too.

Terikayi Chicken Rice

Teriyaki style grilled chicken chop is a served here as well. It is served in a bowl of rice with seaweed, sweet corn, japanese pickles, an omelette and a bowl of soup.

The chicken chop is nicely grilled with soft and moist meat, nice flavourings too. It is topped with some sesame seeds and served with japanese rice that is topped with slivers of seaweed. This one is rather likeable too.


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