What kind of buffet doesn't serve you white rice? Why, Jogoya of course. Although, the last time I was there, I managed to get white rice from somewhere, but this time, even that avenue was blocked off. So, no white rice.
"But who wants to go to an expensive buffet and eat white rice?!"
"Me la, of course! Can do so many things with white rice you know? From the dishes I'm going to show you here, so many of them could be vastly improved if only there was white rice."
To start off, I got distracted by the tempura counter while getting the coconut drinks (refer previous post).
And prawn tempura, is basically, prawn tempura lah. Deep fried prawn with batter, dipped into the radish sauce. Crispy and light. Yum yum.
Next up, raw oysters. Or as some of you would call it, 'Icky Raw Stuff'.
There we go. Two oysters with some lemon. There are people who like it, and there are people who don't. There are also people who don't like it but eat it for the novelty. I'm not too sure which group I fall into.
And then, more 'Icky Raw Stuff'!
The fish looks quite pink. I'm sure there's some hamachi in there somewhere. But realistically, I only liked the sashimi. Now if only I had some white rice, I'd be able to make some Salmon Don, a la Sushi Ten!
My meal then progressed from the raw food, to the cooked food. So.
Some unagi, which I was raving about the last time I was there. Only had 2 sticks this time though. Again, if only I had white rice.
I did find some fried rice though, and I also got distracted by some fried fish. So I put those two things together and came up with this.
The rice was pretty good, with plenty of prawn. But the fish was not good at all. Thumbs down for this.
After that, I remembered that I could request for handrolls. So back I went to the counter.
Unagi roll, and Crab Roe roll. Orange and green. Both were made fresh on the spot and put on the plate for me. And I think not many people knew about it, so I was the only one there requesting.
And thennnnn, because I so wanted to recreate the Salmon Don, I tried it with the fried rice.
Which turned out to be a spectacular failure, and should not be talked about anymore.
The next two dishes were ordered by my friend.
Looks like a dead fish, and probably is a dead fish. As much as I like steamed pomfret, I had to ask my friend, "Why come to Jogoya to eat this? Cannot get at home ah?" Oh yes, this would benefit greatly from white rice as well.
And a plate of garlic black pepper beef.
I tried a few pieces of this, and it was quite good. Like mini pieces of steak. If only it could be done medium rare, I think this could be one of the hidden gems on the menu.
It is a well known fact that no meal is complete without vegetables.
Upon the arrival of this dish on the table, I got hit by my own question from my friend, "Why come to Jogoya and eat this? Cannot get at home ah?"
My other friend ordered some Soft Shell Crab, which, looking at the picture now, I probably should have ordered, but that thought did not occur to me at that time.
I'm quite sure it tastes as good as it looks.
And finally, dessert was some Haagen Dazs ice cream (they had Baskin Robbins and some other brand as well).
That egg tart was a separate thing that I just dropped into the ice cream cup.
Overall, I remember it to be a very enjoyable and satisfying meal. I did not overeat.
And I would have been happier had I found some white rice.