We have been up to our necks with the home reorganization as well as renovations that it's such a delight to receive an invite to have a nice family meal out of the dusty messy home. (Read: a good temporary escape for me).
CocoICHIBANYA. My kids and I are huge fans of Japanese curry hence we were naturally excited to check out what's in store for us here.
We have never stepped into a CocoICHBANYA restaurant before this invite and what surprised me was that the curry served at this place came with 5 different levels of spicy-ness that patrons could opt for (what a delight), which means I don't have to compromise on my love for hot spicy food because the kids cannot take it as hot as I do and I would need to accommodate to their preference.
While on this food tasting we were given all the levels of heat of the curry to try out, ranging from Mild, Standard, Level 1 all the way to Level 5 (Crazy Hot)! You can imagine me going all gung-ho and head straight for the highest level of heat! HAH!!! The initial taste of the crazy hot curry was ok, but the heat builds up S.L.O.W.L.Y.... and you've been warned! It's interesting but not something I would take a second or third mouthful as it's simply too spicy!!!
The great thing about dining at this place is that patrons get to customize their own curry rice! Customers can choose to adjust the amount of curry, amount of rice, spicy level of curry and add any number of toppings according to their preference. Talk about customization, this is one of the first I've encountered in a restaurant.
We were offered many different dishes to try out and of the lot these were what I've enjoyed most...
|Hash Beef Omelette Rice|
|Tofu with Fried Fish Salad|
|Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet)|
|Milk Cream Puff|
This light choux pastry contained within it is sweet frozen cream combined with bitter sweet chocolate sauce, it's simply YUM! I was secretly hoping that I could have it all to myself and not share it!
|Chocolate Crepe Cake|
By the end of the meal, all the four of us were very stuffed up but we had a really very enjoyable meal! It's a great place for a family meal. If you have young children you might want to check out their kids' meal menu with 4 options to pick out from.
CocoICHIBANYA - Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road #03-73
Tel: 6238 7539
Sunday - Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 10pm - 11pm
Disclaimer: We have been invited by ATMC on behalf of Coco Ichibanya to a meal for the purpose of this review