Many of us are know what Omakase is, but Uncle Kiisu brings it to a whole new level, offering Japanese dishes infused with Peranakan flavours. Oh my god, say what? Uncle Kiisu is offering a 1-for-1 special on their #OhMyGutsSay 8-course omakase menu this month. Every course is an element of surprise, yet evokes a sense of familiarity with its local twist. This Chope Exclusives special is only available in August, so start booking away with the promo code CE8UK!
Chicken Rice Musubi & Nasi Lemak Musubi
Just when you think you know sushi, think again: embrace your inner Singaporean with the Chicken Rice Musubi and Nasi Lemak Musubi, where Japanese favourites come grain-to-grain with locally-inspired flavours. They may look like your usual sushi but one bite is enough to convince you that these babies are local, through and through. The flavours of the chicken rice with chilli sauce and the taste of sambal, otah, and Nasi Lemak are unmistakable and, dare we say it, endearing.
Mentaiko Cheese Bruschetta
If you’re familiar with bruschetta, you’ll know to expect a slice of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with freshly chopped tomatoes and olive oil. At Uncle Kiisu, however, you’re treated to a localised take on the Italian favourite: their Mentaiko Cheese Bruschetta is served as a crispy you tiao or dough fritter that’s doused over with sharp mentaiko cheese and a dollop of gleaming ikura roe. Salty with a whole lotta crunch, this quirky creation is definitely worth a try.
Uncle Kiisu’s chawanmushi will have you forgetting the traditional ones in no time! Their version of the steamed egg custard is filled with hotate (scallop) chunks, and a truffle-infused jelly shaped like a magical unicorn sits atop an overflowing pile of ikura roe. Talk about indulgence! It’s almost too beautiful to dig into but trust us: the best way to enjoy this thing is to mix everything together and have it one bite at a time.
Sambal Kuro Ribs
Love something with a kick? You can’t go wrong with the Sambal Kuro Ribs. Making this bad boy goes a little something like this: take a slab of Iberico pork ribs and steam-bake it overnight in a sambal marinade. Right before serving, buah keluak is lathered all over and torched to give it that nice, aburi char. Juicy and robust, this massive platter is enough to satisfy your fiery cravings, that’s for sure!
MTK by Aunty M
Wok hei, wok hei, and more wok hei! We can’t praise Uncle Kiisu enough for the MTK by Aunty M, a plate of mousetail noodles that’s wok-fried to perfection in their secret concoction of spices. Every mouthful gives you an explosion of flavours – the savoury century egg chunks, fresh minced prawn bits, and tender pork slices – and they tempt you to dive in for more.
Kiisu Muah Chee
Expect to be served with local-realness as their dessert on the menu hits a little closer to home. The Kiisu Muah Chee is given a Japanese treatment, flavoured with matcha powder, black sesame, and peanut powder. We were lucky enough to try the yuzu-flavoured one and it’s definitely something we’ve not had anywhere else! Pillowy and simple, this dish is just what you need to end a flavour-packed meal.
Just a heads-up, the menu varies each day according to the chef’s preference. However, we can assure you that the dishes will not disappoint you! Located at Square2 Novena, it is within walkable distance from Novena MRT station, so no excuse to go and visit Uncle Kiisu! Remember the deal is only valid throughout August.
*Terms & Conditions apply:
- Valid only for the 8-course #OhMyGutsSay (omakase) set of the day.
- Valid daily (including PH) for dinner from 5pm to 9:30pm. Last seating is at 8:30pm.
- #OhMyGutsSay sets changes daily and is at the Chef’s discretion.
- For dine-in only.
- Dietary requirements should be stated in the ‘Special Requests’ section.
- This offer is not valid in conjunction with ongoing promotions, offers, discounts and vouchers.