The urge to fly to Japan for holiday is REAL, especially after seeing all the Japan photos that has been flooding my social media platform these two months. It’s been a good one year since I’ve last visited Japan and I don’t think I can go there anytime soon (super tied down to work). But well, if you are stuck in Singapore and your cravings for Japanese food is strong, you just have to find the best alternative to curb your desires, and I think I’ve found the perfect solution!
Located in the trendy Duo Galleria, Cast Iron is a new and modern restaurant that offers an extensive range of delectable Japanese-Western eats such as Robatayaki, Sushi, Sashimi, Maki and Grills. On top of that, they also have a huge selection of sakes. Prices are a tad steep over here but I really don’t mind paying for the kind of quality I’m experiencing at the restaurant. It seems like I can save on an air ticket to Japan and satisfy my cravings for legit Japanese delicacies at the new Cast Iron! You can as well!
Here’s a #flatlay showcasing the dishes I had at Cast Iron. The dishes were very well-executed, using premium ingredients imported from Japan. Grills were amazing as well. I need my sake to go with all these delicious tapas!
If you have little knowledge about sakes, it’s best to approach the friendly staff for help. Tell them your preference and I believe they will find one that best suit your taste buds. My sake was relatively smooth (did not burn my throat) and it complement the grills especially well. My stomach was really satisfied!
The first dish already caught my attention. Fish was well-grilled and flavourful. It wasn’t dry at all. Honestly, I don’t have to dip it in any sauce because it tastes good by itself. There’s a sweetness in it that I liked a lot.
Needless to say, with the sushi platter so well-presented, I know it’s going to taste amazing. Comprising of Tuna Belly, Uni, Big Eye Fish, Tuna, Scallop Egg Roe and many more, this sushi platter is very pleasurable to the taste buds. One look or bite, you’ll probably know they are very premium (flown from Japan). My cousin who dislikes raw sushi had to give in but to try the Tuna which got her eyes wide open.
How good can corn and veggies be? Don’t judge this plate of Assorted Vegetables because I was shocked at how good it was. Vegetables were well-seasoned and the corn was so sweet. My favourite was the not-too-soggy egg plant which was so darn flavourful. Broccoli was crunchy as well.
Chicken Wings were freaking good lah! It was well-marinated, with a subtle lime (sour yet refreshing) flavour at the end. Tender and juicy, and so addictive!
This was a pity! Sauce was really good but the pork belly was too chewy for me. I had a hard time trying to chew and swallow this.
Hands down, we all agree unanimously that the teriyaki chicken was well-marinated, tender and very flavourful. Even though the toasted bread was a bit soggy (cos we left it on the table for quite a while), the chicken made up for it. I didn’t hesitate and finished three by myself!)
Beef-lovers listen up! Cast Iron offers top quality beef from every parts of the cow. You can choose whichever parts you like according to your preference! My picks would be the Tongue, Tenderloin and Sirloin!
Nearest Mrt Station: Bugis
Location: 7 Fraser Street, Singapore 189356
What To Order: Grills & Sushi Platter
Restaurant Rating: 4/5
Food Ratings: 8.5/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)