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.
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.
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.
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.
Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Kaarage ($14) were large pieces of chicken thigh, piping hot and crisp on arrival.
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.
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!
Address: 92 Amoy Street #01-01 Singapore 069911
Contact: 6977 7375
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
DINNER: 5:30 PM TO 10PM