Monday, 15 December 2014

The Flying Squirrel

We had actually planned to have some healthy food, such as soup for lunch during lunch breaks in CBD. But the hot and humid simply deterred us from heading to the agreed designation.

Perhaps a blessing in disguise, we chanced upon an interesting signage pointing towards an alley, which doesn't look at all promising a place for meal. But our doubts were soon hammered back to ourselves. Hidden just in the alley, there is a small, or perhaps squeezy restaurant. It was packed and the aroma of the food upon entering didn't gave us a chance to walk out.

Only able to house handfuls of diners, it would be recommended to make reservations instead, especially when the lunch hour is precious during the weekdays.

Despite the narrow walkway, I love the interior design of the restaurant. The walls and floors have the raw-hardened cement as finishing, without any tiles. One special side of the side is sealed with real bricks, where we believe the wall has been cracked open revealing the foundation bricks within. Very much like an interior industrial style.

The Flying Squirrel's menu is limited by choice of food. They have a variety of alcoholic drinks, which at night turned to be a bar.

It was initially a disappointing experience while placing our order, because both our orders, Chicken Karaage Bento and Tonkatsu Donburi were sold out then. Not having much interest in the sashimi and other bentos, we settled for the Unagi Donburi ($17.00). It consists of braised unagi, poached egg, scallions and green onions served with Japanese rice.

When we were served, the aroma of the Unagi started to tickle our nostril, somewhat telling us to start cracking on the food. The tender unagi and rice which seems to be coated with collagen make the whole dish pleasing to our palates. Portion is sufficient enough for a person, which isn't too little or too much for an average person.

Although the Unagi Donburi is satisfying, I am still craving for their Chicken Karaage Bento, which consists of Japanese curry sauce. The reason why I was so keen to have that was because I saw how another diner before us enjoyed it. This is definitely going to be my lunch when I visit them again.

Not forgetting their cakes, perhaps I can leave an adequate space for their cheesecake which seems appetizing!

The Flying Squirrel

92 Amoy Street
Singapore 069911

Tel: (65) 6226 2203

Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs: 1100 - 2300 hours
Fri: 1100 - 0000 hours
Sat: 1500 - 0000 hours

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