Ever thought of having beef innards for a meal? Kurohanabi, the latest restaurant to open in EatAtSeven, offers Wagyu beef innards served in various mouth-watering Japanese dishes.
Hailing all the way from Hokkaido, Kurohanabi opened in 2008 as a motsu nabe specialty restaurant, introducing beef offals and innards as a cut that can be appreciated on its own.
Found deep within EatAtSeven’s Japanese Food Street at Suntec City, you can spot Kurohanabi’s red and white storefront with a colourful Noren (Entrance Curtain) hanging at the entryway.
Trying the Food at Kurohanabi, EatAtSeven
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I have personally never eaten beef innards before, but I do love a good wagyu steak. Upon hearing that I will get to try Wagyu beef innards at Kurohanabi, I was curious about how it would taste.
Hokkaido Motsu Nabe
The first dish I tried was the Hokkaido Motsu Nabe ($32). It is a beef innard hotpot cooked in their signature sesame miso soup base, which has chives, tofu, enoki mushrooms and motsu (beef innards). They also provide a special black seasoning which can be added to enhance the soup’s flavour.
The broth is slightly thick, but has a delightfully light, sweet and salty flavour. The motsu has quite a chewy texture, which feels akin to chewing fat. While the hotpot has cooked the ingredients well, some of the motsu flavour has been lost to the soup, a rather normal phenomenon when eating hotpot. The hotpot serves 3-4pax, but additional toppings are available. There is also a natto option ($42) for those who enjoy it as well.
Wagyu Motsu Yakisoba
The next dish was the Wagyu Motsu Yakisoba ($21.80). The fried noodle dish contains Wagyu beef, motsu and assorted vegetables such as carrots and cabbage. The Wagyu beef is melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and the Yakisoba tastes well-seasoned and tossed. The taste of the motsu surprised me, as the flavours of the fat were brought out very well, which enhanced the flavour of the dish. The Yakisoba comes in a variety of flavours to choose from, and provides add-ons for further customisation.
The last dish that I tried was the Hanabitama Okonomiyaki ($21.80). It is a mixed meat and vegetable pancake that has seafood and beef. They were very generous with their special homemade sauce and mayonnaise, which covers atop the dish.
The ingredients in the okonomiyaki comes together very harmoniously, and has a crunchy texture and rich taste. The flavours of the seafood and beef shined through the dish, and the freshness of the cabbage made it feel less oily, causing me to reach for seconds. Just like the Yakisoba and Motsu Nabe, they offer other flavour selections and add-ons.
Kurohanabi offers other wonderful dishes including Hokkaido Motsu Ponzu, Lamb Tsukune, Kamo Hanabi and drinks such as Hokkaido signature shochu cocktails.
Overall, I had a great experience at Kurohanabi. If you require any special requests to omit certain ingredients due to dietary requirements, do let the staff know as they would be glad to do so.
Where: EatAtSeven @ 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, #03-316 Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 3 pm, 5.30 pm to 10 pm daily