A mix between deep-fried tempura and yakitori skewers, kushikatsu (or kushiage) now has a home in this famous restaurant from Japan in Odeon Towers
The Japanese food scene in Singapore started buzzing when it was introduced to Tsuta’s Michelin-starred ramen from Japan, and now, another Japanese phenomenon comes to town by way of Rokukakutei. Also with one Michelin star under its belt, the revered restaurant from Osaka – it also has a second outlet in Ginza, Tokyo – specialises in kushikatsu (AKA kushiage), which foodies might regard as Osaka soul food.
If you love the skewer cuisine of yakitori and the deep-fried cooking of tempura, you’ll love the art of kushikatsu that combines the best of both worlds. Think deep-fried skewers of pork cutlets, shrimp, and vegetables with light, crispy batter (like what you’d expect from tonkatsu), and served with a variety of dipping sauces from sweet to savoury. Already craving a pint just thinking of that? Us too, but you’ll be happy to hear that Rokukakutei goes one step further.
This Japanese restaurant will also stock an impressive selection of international wines, handpicked by Chef Hideyuki Tanada – who’s spearheaded the concept for the last 15 years – himself. So if your perfect idea for a wind-down evening is stuffing yourself with fried food and booze, this Japanese establishment might be your new go-to hangout.
Rokukakutei, #01-04 Odeon Towers, 331 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188720.