Chi Chi Dining Gyoza

ChiChi Singapore – local fare with a Japanese twist

ChiChi Dining at Amoy Street is kind of a unique find I must say. Not neatly fitting into any cuisine category, I suppose I could summarise it as being local-proud, Japanese-influenced creations.

We decided to take the easy route and went for the 6-course menu at $58 per person, and I can assure you that you will feel full enough. In fact, we had to ask for a doggy bag for our leftover rice and fried chicken. Below are the items that comprised the menu at ChiChi.

Chirachi Salad Chi Chi 3
Chirachi Salad Chi Chi

The set started with a Chirachi Salad ($23) and is perfect for low-carb lovers. Chopped raw bits of salmon and hamachi that are lightly marinated with a soy dressing is served with a wasabi cream that you mix up and then eat like a taco with the romaine lettuce leaves. I really enjoyed the pops of crunch that the tobiko and crispy puffs added.

Chi Chi Dining Gyoza
Chi Chi Dining Gyoza 2

The next dish was my absolute favourite of the night – the Smoked Chestnut and Truffle Gyoza ($13). The combination of chestnut, mushrooms, picked ginger, a slice of brie (yes, strange as it might seem but there was torched brie atop each gyoza) and the truffle-scented milk was delish! Pop the whole thing in and enjoy.

Chi Chi Chawanmushi

The Spicy Chawanmushi ($12) is exactly that. Unlike any chawanmushi, this one has a fiery Szechuan pepper based sauce on top and is served with burnt corn kernels. Good thing I had my refreshing Yuzu and Raspberry mojito on hand.

Chicken Karaage

Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Kaarage ($14) were large pieces of chicken thigh, piping hot and crisp on arrival.

Ang Kar Prawns
Chi Chi Prawn 2

Many have raved about the Ang Kar Prawns ($26) in Shio Kombu (salted kelp)  and Burnt Butter and Garlic sauce. I think if I had some bread to mop up that sauce I would be in heaven. There were four large prawns, fresh and perfectly-cooked.

Chi Chi Crab Fried Rice 1
Crab Fried Rice 2

ChiChi’s XO Crab Fried Rice ($20) – lumps of blue swimmer crab, and a mountain of tobiko to go along with it. Really had a feel of having been fried with a special savoury sauce in a large flaming wok, though I am not sure if they used a wok.

Dessert wasn’t part of the tasting menu but as I mentioned earlier, you’re probably not going to be hankering for more food if you get the set.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with the fusion premise of ChiChi Dining, but I was pleasantly surprised and I will definitely return one day!


ChiChi Singapore:

Address: 92 Amoy Street #01-01 Singapore 069911

Contact: 6977 7375

Website: https://www.chichidining.com/contact

Opening Hours:

TUE TO THU:

LUNCH: 11:30 AM TO 2:30 PM, DINNER: 6 PM TO 10 PM

FRI TO SAT:

LUNCH: 11:30 AM TO 2:30 PM, DINNER: 6 PM TO 10:30 PM

SUN:

DINNER: 5:30 PM TO 10PM


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