Irodori Japanese Restaurant @ Riverview Hotel
It has been ages since I had Japanese buffet. Absence does make the heart fonder, slightly fonder. Made reservations for Irodori, another highly recommended restaurant amongst the peers.
Crowded! Private dining rooms are available but I am not too sure if extra surcharges are included.
Table long enough to accomodate 13.
Brought our own red, surprisingly red wine does go pretty well with sushi!
Simple cutlery for a not so simple meal.
Wasabi so potent.
Lightly flavoured silken tofu peppered with fish roe, yummilicious.
Ebi Mentai Mayo
One order of this allowed, this grilled item was appetite whetting. Great flavour and uber fresh.
Salmon, Tuna, Yellow Tail, Sword Fish, Cuttlefish, Octopus, Snapper
A sashimi platter that would please any raw fish fan. Thick fresh slices of meats beautifully plated - at least for buffet standards!
Salmon sashimi sliced so thick!
Always a crowd pleaser.
Soft grains of rice used, easy to eat despite the larger than usual portions. Ingredients used were fairly appetizing too. Irodori Maki is made of lobster salad and some other tasty bits - rice, always a bane at buffets yet I gladly embrace them at Irodori.
Did not attempt but apparently really good.
Still salmon and loving the additional dash of lemon juice.
Adored the grilled skin and crispy layers, incredibly delish.
Perfect as a snack.
Crispy seaweed meets soft rice and delish stuffings, still embracing their sushi!
Decent egg custard.
One of those rare times that I liked it enough to empty it.
Perfect dinner nibblers.
Agemono (Deep Fried)
This was under their list of recommended eats. Tempura batter was light though the oil taste did get to the later reorders.
A tad dry.
Belittle pumpkin not when desserts are not part of the buffet. This sweet vegetable sliced thinly made a great after dinner snack.
My favourite of the lot - plump mushrooms nary the earthy woody taste that some shun. I forgot how many I popped into my mouth - oiishii.
Chicken skewers or satay as the table called it. Loved the chargrilled fragrance and flavour of this.
Not a fan of this though, the oil taste overshadowed.
This breaded item is irresistibly addictive. Curried mash potato deepfried, would have preferred slightly more body in the mash but this was outstanding.
Pepper in Ginger sauce, a must try! Melt in your mouth beef slices, the greatest pity of this is it arrived way too late to savour and make a reorder.
Beef Enoki Maki
Beef slice wrapped around mushrooms, loved the bite.
Nothing too inspiring.
Curry was watery and lacking in flavour. Udon was overcooked. Possibly the only letdown of the night.
Spread of buffet variety is there at an astounding 108 dishes, try as I may I would have loved to sink my pearlies into all of them. Alot more hits than misses for a buffet in general, so Irodori is definitely worth the while. One main grouse goes to their lack of service or unwillingness to serve, most unfortunately. Not so much a case of orders being forgotten but waitresses take orders with most reluctance.
Lunch and Dinner: $35++
Irodori Japanese Restaurant
River View Hotel, Lvl 3