Every year, we try to have one get-together to round off the year and this year is no exception. Thanks to Larry for introducing the restaurant. We both went there for a tasting more than a month back and came out impressed.
Zen Restaurant is located in UE Square but facing the side of Unity Street. Friends started streaming in at 6pm - Harry being the first this time around. Sorry Jo, you lost that distinction. Zen serves up a Ala Carte Buffet and they have a nice variety of dishes.
Two main meals I strongly recommend are the Unagi Chahan (Eel Fried Rice) and the Zuwai Chahan (Crab Fried Rice with Gravy). The unagi fried rice was cooked with good wok hei and the taste of unagi lifted the fried rice. Sorry I have no picture of the fried rice. By the time I got to the table, only a small portion was left for me… darn! What is also nice is the crab porridge. Sitting atop the rice is a deep fried short shell crab. Great flavor and a must-have dish.
And before long, we were all stuffed. How good was the food? Well Jo ate more than he drank! So that was how good the food was. At our table, you can trust David and Larry to order the good stuff. So we started to get ready the table shot.
This time around, we thought two good themes would be "The First Mechanical" and your "Latest Mechanical". Some surprising watches in the "Latest" category. Three Seven Friday - all three of the same variant P2-01. What a coincidence! And three Seiko Monsters - 2 anniversary pieces and one Moon Monster.
Unfortunately, I could not take pictures of all the watches but suffice to say it was another interesting gathering - a gathering of sharing and partaking of good food and drinks. Happy New Year to all watch enthusiasts and have a Happy Horological journey in 2014!
Z'en Japanese Cuisine
205 River Valley Road, UE Square #01-75 (facing Unity Street)
Telephone: +65 6732 3110