Kaisen - Ninja Bowl Kaisen Ninja Bowl from the newly-opened Ninja Bowl – pan-seared Hokkaido scallops, mussels, mixed mushrooms, lemon butter sauce and carrots with added quinoa. The four Hokkaido scallops had a taut, delectable crunch, while elsewhere the carrots possessed the youthful sweetness of a fat smiling baby and the lemon butter sauce enlivened the occasionally dry fried rice-esque quinoa. 4/5

Appealing price point aside (the above item only costs $19, inclusive of $3 for quinoa), this place sure has a sexy-looking menu. Besides scallops, possible toppings for your bowl include 24-hour braised beef cheek (“Noka”), Yaki unagi (“Genki”), tuna tataki (“Tsukiji”) and Japanese aburi cha shu (“Buta”). Non-bowl brunch options include some of the toppings weaved into a brunch-style format (e.g. “Tonkotsu Spirit” is Japanese aburi cha shu with melted cheddar toast, smashed avocado and poached eggs) as well as Japanese-inspired options such as the Fancy French (fig jam french toast drizzled in ume-boshi infused honey, fresh grapes, plums and homemade hazelnut butter). Definitely warrants return visits.

Ninja Bowl
15 Duxton Road
Singapore 089481


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