Soup curry in Singapore! Well, for a limited time anyway. While exploring the new Plaza Singapura extension, we walked past Hifumi and I saw a sign outside saying "December Special! Soup Curry Set!" At that point, wild horses couldn't drag me away.
When you order any main course here, you get access to a small appetizer buffet. An additional $1.99 gets you free flow of all their drinks, from coffee/tea to soft drinks.
The appetizers in the buffet were pretty basic - things like cucumber and jellyfish, sauteed eggplant and rice cakes. Some were quite tasty though, like the potato salad, fried whitefish and braised daikon.
On the whole, the soup curry wasn't too bad. It was more like a very thin Japanese curry than the soup curry that I fell in love with in Hokkaido, but overall it was a decent alternative. Flavours were good, and the chicken was nice and tender. My only grouse was that it really wasn't spicy, and there wasn't any proper chilli powder to add spice.
A's katsu was surprisingly good. Instead of a typical slab of dried-out pork like I (perhaps unfairly) expected, the meat was actually very tender, a little fatty and pretty tasty.
Definitely an unexpected find. I do hope they put the soup curry on their regular menu, though it seems like their other dishes are also well worth a try.
Great value for money with the appetiser buffet (though the dishes are fairly hit or miss).
Hifumi Japanese Restaurant
68 Orchard Road
#04-68 Plaza Singapura
Open daily 11.30 am to 10 pm