Okinawan Food @ Nirai Kanai
Okinawan cuisine has a strong Chinese influence (lots of stir-fries). The chopsticks in their holder remind me of divination lots in a Chinese temple.
On my first visit, I had ordered a small bowl in an effort to pace myself since DL had ordered quite a few other dishes but regretted the decision because the small serving was definitely not enough to sate the carb-freak in me. The rich and flavourful broth was comfort food for the soul. The springy noodles (like a Japanese version of Linguine) went very well with chunks of well-seasoned and tender pork. This is a Must-Try!
It was awesome! The crisp exterior added a fragrance to the well-seasoned slices of pork belly. Though I generally try to avoid the fat in pork belly, the browned fat bits were tasty and added an interesting touch to the flavour. Squeezing some lemon juice on the slices helped to cut the fattiness of the pork belly and whetted the appetite for more. We loved it so much that we had 3 servings! So much for a light bite after all the mooncakes that we ate! This is a Must-Try!
Nirai-Kanai 19 Tanglin Road #04-05 Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909 Telephone : +65 6737-5811
Operating Hours: Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Mondays to Saturdays only) Dinner : 6pm to 12 am (Mondays to Thursdays) 6pm to 2am (Fridays & Saturdays) 5pm to 12 am (Sundays)
Okinawan Diner Nirai-Kanai (smaller menu) B1-01/02 Liang Court 177 River Valley Road Singapore 179030 Telephone: +65 6339-4811
Operating Hours: Daily: 11.30am to 1am