Chirashi Don - Zipang Japanese Dining BarChirashi Don from the newly-opened Zipang Japanese Dining Bar along Cavanagh Road behind Concorde Hotel. Essentially Teppei-style but here salt level-perfect marinated sashimi chunks atop fluffy and comfortingly warm rice, with the addition of whitebait adding chewy bitterness and the sashimi being so remarkably fresh that its innate fishly sensuality shines through the often personality-inhibiting and one-note domination of marinade. 4.1/5

Zipang Japanese Dining Bar
28 Cavenagh Road #01-05
Singapore 229635


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