SOUTHPAW BAR & SUSHI | Whisky Pairings with Sushi

This new Japanese restaurant in Jalan Besar offers whisky pairings with sushi and sashimi. Located in a shophouse within walking distance from the Lavendar MRT station, they offer a wide selection of whiskies, often from boutique producers. Therefore you have the opportunity to try them and pair them with sushi.

Southpaw’s owner, Roy Ng, is a whisky connoisseur. He will be there on-site to share more about whisky pairing, and advise on the type of whisky that will best pair with a particular dish. If you’re more of a sake person, there’s also a range of sake available. Kenny Khoo, helms the kitchen. Having worked in Nogawa and Tatsuya previously, Chef Kenny has more than 17 years of experience in Japanese cooking.

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The menu features three omakase sets. The Omakase ume ($68++), Omakase take ($98++) and Omakase matsu ($138++)

We tried the Omakase Take this time ;

APPERTIZER

SASHIMI CARPPACIO

SASHIMI

ASSORTMENT OF SUSHI X 7

CHIEF SPECIAL MISO SOUP

CHIEF CHOICE OF DESSERT

 

 

APPERTIZER (CHIEF SELECTION OF 2 )

Fresh oyster pair with a little whisky to enhance the sweet taste. After I slurped my oyster, I was asked to pour some of the whisky into the empty shell. The whisky tasted even better with the juice left behind in the shell.

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SASHIMI CARPPACIO, salmon with caviar and truffle- flavored bonito flakes seasoned with rock salt. The toasted bonito is packed with a lot of umami and the truffle flavour was pleasant, and not overpowering.

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Whisky pairing with GREEN SPOT Irish whisky

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SASHIMI

Freshly prepared in front of us, by Chef Kenny Khoo prepares everything from scratch, including the soya sauces, truffle-flavoured bonito flakes etc.

 

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ASSORTMENT OF SUSHI

Its almost an art when chef prepared the sushi in front of you, one by one, as you bite into them.

 

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Pair with AMRUT Indian Single Malt whisky.

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The climax of the meal is the seven different types of sushi, which often includes seasonal treats. Chef briefly grilled some of the thin slices of raw fish over a stove to achieve that smokiness, before putting it together with sushi rice.

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Foie Gras on top of fresh scallop , slightly torched to create a bit of burnt taste to enhance the taste of the sushi.

 

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Pair with Redbreast whisky

 

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CHIEF MISO SOUP

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Probably the best iterations of a Californian styled sushi bar with an amazing chorus of craft whiskies to pair.
An intimate setting that sits 12

Reservation is highly recommended.
Location:
11 Cavan Road, #01-04
Singapore
Booking is recommended:
Call +65 9101 1941

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