Sunday, 1 October 2017

Wafuken - Healthy Sous-Vide Food @ OUE Downtown Gallery

Nowadays people are getting more conscious of their health and well-being, as well as watching their diets carefully while being afraid about the fats and calories that accompanies the food. After visiting Wafuken recently, I can gladly say that the team does it well in terms of being on the healthier side yet retaining it's tastiness in their food.

The winning point at Wafuken is their sous-vide cooking method, it is a unique cooking technique that uses immersion in hot water to cook for a long period, and this will result in some of the most tender and succulent meat. Ordering at Wafuken is pretty straight-forward, customise your dish by picking your preferred protein (from S$4) and carb/ sides (from $1).

The overall cost of a dish really depends on what you pick, and here is my favorite bowl - Donburi Rice Set S$4 (Furikake Japanese brown rice + Onsen Egg + Daikon Pickles) topped with 100 day grain-fed Oyster Blade Steak (S$7 Half Steak 90g / S$12 Full Steak 180g) and finishes off with Truffle Oil S$2. This is one of our favorite customised donburi but ultimately a question of personal taste and preference. Fret not if you don't take beef, there are duck, chicken and fish to choose from.

Apart from the healthy carb and sides like the avocado, yuzu salad and quinoa, can I emphasize how perfect that slab of Salmon Belly S$12 is? This sous-vide salmon is possibly the most succulent and tender one I ever tasted, and the chef sear the skin till crispy which gives a crunch - think as salmon cracklings. Oh damn.

I like how sous-vide cooking method changed my perspective of meat texture especially chicken breast. I'm not a big fan of chicken breasts because of it's dry texture but I was mind-blown at how this method of cooking changes everything. Both the Chicken (S$4 Half Breast 125g / S$6 Full Breast 250g) and Smoked Duck (S$7 Half Portion 100g / S$12 Full 200g) were extremely tender and moist, on the first thought I can't believe they were chicken breasts. 

Elevate the overall taste by going for their house-made sauces - Garlic Soy, Black Pepper, Spicy Miso and Ponzu Pink Peppercorn. Do approach the staff for recommendations on which sauce to pair with your protein.

The second outlet of Wafuken is situated in OUE Downtown Gallery, a short distance away from their first outlet in Asia Square. The folks pride themselves in serving up healthy sous-vide Japanese dishes at an affordable price in the CBD. While both outlets are in the central, I'm looking forward to them venturing into other areas of Singapore.

Wafuken OUE Downtown
6A Shenton Way
OUE Downtown Gallery #02-23
Singapore 068815
Mon - Fri: 11am - 8pm / Saturday: 11am - 3pm
Closed on Sunday & PH

Wafuken Asia Square
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2 #02-05
Singapore 018961
Mon - Fri: 11am - 8pm
Closed on Weekends and PH

*This was an invited media tasting while all opinions expressed are based on our own experience.


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