Tucked away into an alley walkway, is an inconspicuous and unpretentious new age Japanese Bar. Hearing its name will never give away any hints to what they actually serve - The Flying Squirrel!
TFS does not seek to confuse if they had not convinced you to have made your way there for lunch. The menu is simple and easy to browse through in your limited break to decide on what to eat. No fancy code names or wannabe complicated Japanese terminologies.
The food is equally simple, no frills and pleasantly good. What you ordered is what you get - No fancy plating or strange looking ingredients. But what you get is a place that is focused on getting you what you want (and maybe more) - a tasty meal.
Tonkatsu Donburi ($16) - Thick cuts of lean yet juicy pork, with lightly flavoured batter tops the dish. At most places, you will get an oily and fattened piece of pork, with a batter that tastes like it has been fried in "French Fries" oil. Here, everything is light and one might say just right. The steak was thick, really thick. Hence I had expected it to be undercooked or overcooked and dry. Surprisingly no! It was lean and juicy - like a perfectly cooked Chicken Breast.
The rice was cooked well, but it is the flavours of the Onions, caramelised together with the mushrooms, to present a well balanced rice fused with eggs.
Summer Chirashi Bento ($25) - It sure felt like damn summer during our walk here. But this Chirashi looks absolutely refreshing. Its again simple in its mix, with Salmon, Tuna, Hamachi, Octopus, Ebi, Unagi, Tomago and Ikura.
For a new outlet, a "hole in a wall", the level of attention paid to service is top class. You are promptly greeted at the door and showed to your seats. The small detail of labeling your reservation on a little card and timing is cute. Top up of water is prompt, with the staff constantly eye balling you to see if you are alright.
All in all a pleasant experience and good food.
I will return for the Bar deals of Beers and Sakes that I see on the walls. It will be a nice hideout joint to drink up.
Good job guys!
92 Amoy St, #01-02,
+65 6226 2203
Opening Hours 11am to 12mn