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Raw raw meatasaurus Ness has arrived! So when word got out that RENGAYA is offering premium wagyu buffet, YES premium wagyu! marble score 9+ for $69 per person my brain just  automatically calculated how many order’s I’d make to eat all of those wagyu. It took me by surprise that this restaurant offers buffet because a few years back they provide minimum selections of its finest wagyu and servings weren’t that pleasing for my wallet.

When the orders came out, I just couldn’t wait to get my chopsticks straight into those meats and quickly dunk it into the BBQ pan. Whilst it was cooking,  I started my appetizer ‘Yukke’, which is beef tartar. It tasted so delicious, I ended up not sharing it.

To whine down and keep me feeling energize from the over load of wagyu i had ordered Choya Plum Wine (Osaka). It was indeed refreshing. Soon after, a round of Asahi Super Dry on tap beer came filling up the table.

Halfway into eating glorious juicy meat, I noticed beside my other dishes of meat was beef rib porridge. The appearance did not win me, but the flavor of it won my taste buds.

Our last order was up and to finish it off  to a lovely meal was dessert.  My stomach felt like it was about to explode but I always seem to have a extra space in my tummy for my sweet tooth.

I could not resist to eat WA Plate by myself even though I felt my pants were about to burst. Luckily it was a ideal choice because it was incredible. The sweet black syrup drowned the warabimochi so well together. And green tea cre’me brulee was a finishing touch along with organic green tea. And don’t forget the red bean soup, marvelous .

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Valentines with Sokyo‏

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY !!! I hope you all got spoilt by your sweet valentine or even if you don’t have a valentine I hope you managed to do something fun. So this year I decided to why not spend this day at Sokyo at Star City.

On previous visits to Star City it was always a gamble coming to eat here because there is always a minor queue for anything. So in advance I had booked two weeks prior to this day, so I could have a least a chance to get a table. Luckily I did !!! As it took me and my valentine a few minutes to discover where Sokyo was located, I managed to pass by a service counter and ask the lady. I felt so silly because she was facing right opposite the restaurant, which suggest Sokyo’s theme color black does not draw my eyes to find them.

As we sat down on our very spacious table, the waiter suggested some drinks because my valentine wanted a cocktail with a hint of lychee. Waiter came back and suggested lychee with watermelon and coconut martini. As soon as he finished describing the delicious cocktail, I had to order one for myself as well. And boy that cocktail was marvellous.

Our first entree pacific oysters was fabulous, the texture of the oyster was creamy, however I was disappointed at the size of the oysters because they were quite small

Second dish hokkaido scallop sashimi, which was one of my favourites to share was fresh, juicy, sweet and crisp because of the red onions and cherry tomatoes. Blended so well in my mouth.

Next was scampi, I personally was a fan of this dish because it seemed simple. But scampi was perfectly tender to eat.

During our third degustation, me and my valentine got so caught up catching up on gossip, we didn’t realize how far behind we were on eating, until the waitress arrived in her hand the signature Sokyo sushi.

Hence we must of ignored looking at the waiter and our table. Apparently moreton bay bug tempura , denkaguman and kob cuisine tenderloin arrived earlier than we expected during our deep and meaningful chat.

The moreton bay bug tempura was perfectly battered well. Denkaguman was my second favourite dish because of caramelized miso, fish was cooked to perfection, however I wasn’t a fan of the salsa, nor the cucumber, I believe it didn’t blend well together.

After finishing those dishes, kob cuisine tenderloin was our next mission to devour. Lucky we decided to eat this to the end because this was just mouth watering. The presentation of the tenderloin was lovely, the taste of it was so succulent and flavoursome, I had to secretly pinch a few slices off my valentine.

Finally our last savoury dish the signature Sokyo sushi, sadly disappointed me because of the flavour.

And what a perfect way to end the last degustation, dessert.  This certainly knew how to make me smile.  Presentation and taste of each variety was lovable.  Along with our second drink orange mocktail that contain elderflower.

Overall, I wasn’t as satisfied with Sokyo degustation maybe because I personally love not sharing food. Every dish was for sharing and in my opinion to pay $120 per head, I don’t see why I have to share food in degustation. On a happier note I had a truly wonderful evening.

Ciao !


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