Monday, May 20

Was invited to a media tasting: DANRO Japanese Hot Pot by Ministry of Food (MOF) at NEX last Wednesday evening! The restaurant has a nice ambiance with warm lighting. It is a good place to chill with friends and loved ones.

Before reviewing on the hotpot, I will write about MOF new Japanese soy puddings and Hokkaido Milk Drinks from AmaSoy. Here you go!

The beverage I ordered was Azuki Hokkaido Soy Milk! I think it tasted good! Not too.. sweet for my taste bud. The red bean is chewy, nicely done which blended well with the drink.  

Tried the Japanese Soy Puddings as well! The flavours include: Original, Almond, Matcha, Mango, Salted Caramel! 

The recommended flavours from me would be: Matcha and Salted Caramel! Each has its own unique taste which allows you to enjoy every mouth. Also, it is difficult to find Matcha and Salted Caramel flavour! If you love both of these, you got to try it!

Other flavours tasted reasonably good too. For the Original, I think it will taste better if it was sweeter. 

These are some of the food that you get to see from the buffet section! As you can see, there are many variety for you to choose from. Something special which you rarely would see are: onsen egg, chilled noodles and Japan style Yong Tau Foo and Bak Kut Teh

I personally adore the onsen eggchilled noodles & potato salad! For the onsen egg, you could see that the egg white and yolk is nicely done. The chilled noodles was chewy, sprinkled with spring onions and the appropriate amount of sauce. Nice! 

Oh ya! There are many sauces available for you to dip!

 DANRO's Kiritanpo 
DANRO’s Kiritanpoきりたんぽ is a grilled rice skewer dish traditional in the Akita Prefecture. Kiri means “cut” and tanpo means “rice stick”. Chef Kazunori Sonoda would first pound and mash freshly cooked Japanese rice, form cylinder sticks by hand, brush special sweet sauce and miso for flavour, and toast them on an open fire till the outer layer is slightly crisp. These rice sticks can be dipped into the hot pot soup, or enjoyed with one of DANRO’s specially made dips.

DANRO’s Soup Broth – 9 exciting soup bases created by DANRO’s Japanese Executive Chef
DANRO offers a wide variety of painstakingly-boiled nabemono soup bases, each unique broth type representing a different prefecture in Japan. Among the 9 tasty soup bases, the most popular include:

The recommended one from me will be: Chicken and Milk Broth & Chicken Paitan! The soup tasted yummy! Not too... salty but tasted just nice!!

 This fried mashed potato tasted very good! I like it alot! 
Crispy on the ouside, soft on the inside! 

Yummy Ice-cream! You know why? Because there are many toppings
 to add it in to enrich the taste of this fabulous dessert!

Great to see familiar faces (bloggers) there! Great to mingle and make new friends! Grateful for this opportunity to be invited to this media tasting. Thanks Daniel Ang (Daniel's Food Diary) & Timothy Goh for the host and invitation! (;