Friday, June 13, 2008

Hanabi @ Odeon Towers

I thought it was aptly named, this hanabi (fireworks). An explosion of colours and flavours, for a mere S$33++. Ala carte buffet style.

Seriously. Forget fine-dines. Forget kaisekis. Remember to order. Lotsa. And enjoy your favourite dishes to your heart's content. Seriously.

And is there a reason not to? I don't think so.

Afterall, mortality, like a hanabi, is a celebration of life itself. So, why not live gloriously knowing one day, we will be one with them. Them smoke from the fireworks? Ohana-chan smiles.

From the sashimi menu, try the unlimited mix platter of Sashimi Moriawase. With a colourful mix of sake, tako, ika, hamachi and maguro, it did resemble a little hanabi. Followed by another few plates of sakes, maguros and more sakes.

Other popular dishes to consider are the maguro and sake zukes. Both seared and sprinkled with crushed black pepper. The saba shioyaki though tough, was still well flavoured.

And get more of the sashimi.

The ever-patient staffs were wonderful. Perhaps they have been enlightened with the way of life of a hanabi. Sitting nearby the cashier is a good idea as they can get rather busy.

The extensive menu is something to look forward too. On the last count, there were 128 dishes to choose from while desserts are charged separately.

Like many others, the fortunate us had a chance to choose. Both the dishes and destinations that we fancy. That we believe in. And that is a blessing. Make full use of it.

Carpe diem!

And never waste.

Hanabi Japanese Restaurant
331, North Bridge Road
#01-04 Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
Tel: (+65) 6338 6626
Website (includes the full buffet menu): http://www.hanabi.com.sg

Others:
Simon (the guy who gets all the nice chicks)
Xiu Long Bao (the matcha chick who suggested Hanabi)

18 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

is this place new? must check it out, the next time i am in sing ! ... but will starve myself 1st by running the marathon :P

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Wah...you picture strip almost looks like a menu leh. You ate so much??

mimid3vils said...

Oh Nic...it remind me of the Rakuzen buffet... *drooling*, must pay a 2nd visit!!!

Xiu Long Bao said...

GOOD choice. I know.

Gosh, the collage is scary. We actually walloped so much food??

Nic (KHKL) said...

cumi & ciki, which marathon? the recent midnight one in singapore? oh, i heard is not that new and there's another branch at bukit timah. check it out! ;)

lyrical lemongrass, average 9 dishes per person. there were 3 of us..hehe...(terror leh?)..something happened to the strip...it was supposed to be larger than this size..dunno what happened..sigh...

mimi, i wonder if the rakuzen at desa parkcity got buffet or not. so much more convenient than travelling all the way to chulan square, hor? hehehe...

Nic (KHKL) said...

xiu long bao, ya lor...arigato gozaimasu lor for the recommendation..hehe....

yupe, average 9 dishes per person.

i still got some pics but din put up...scary hor? hehehe...

backstreetgluttons said...

buffets are very good for a group not in a hurry and to appreciate suppose must have supreme patience and strategy, otherwise at the end probably cannot proceed to round 2 , and then round 3 will be touch n go
hahaha

ai wei said...

gosh, this post brought me back to the rakuzen in chulan square, happily having buffet with christine n the bunch... >_<

is hanabi the buffet concept?

Simon Seow said...

Wei, you forgot to mention how the waiter used his hand to transfer the fried chicken from one plate to another to clear the plate. LOL. Thanks for bringing me there.

Kenny Mah said...

Never waste? Good advice that. With food, and with every moment of life. For once I can stand to look at all your lovely pics without drooling cos I just returned from a huge-ass Japanese dinner.

Damn good.

The only problem? My camera died halfway... Haiya... I shouldn't have taken so many pics of the darn sushi... :P

♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ said...

u expert in capture pic! :) very nice and attraction~ i enjoy to view it~

Nic (KHKL) said...

backstreetgluttons, yes! absolutely agree. like a game of chess (or finding parking in one-utama), a strategy is much needed. eat slow, eat smart and drink only green tea...hehehe

ai wei, i havent tried rakuzen before :( everyone seems to like that place...hmmm, perhaps a visit soon.

yupe, it's buffet. but ala carte buffet. which is good becoz we just sit there and wait to be served ;)

simon, aiyoh! ya lor! how can i forget that incident??!!! what was that guy thinking???!!! hahaha! i wonder if XLB got the same experience on her 2nd n 3rd visit. you're welcome, dude!

kenny, exactly! never waste food and every moment of life! this post was actually inspired by the passing of a colleague....

where you had a huge-ass J-dinner lar??? errmmm, let me guess. kampachi (again?)...hehe

aiyoh, because of the flash isit? i make it a point to carry 2 batteries with me. kiasu, right? haha!

alvin, wah, thanks for the compliment! too bad i cannot blow up the strip. something happened to the software lar, i think..sigh...

ling239 said...

urs is so much more exiciting that i have got... >.<"
cheaper too ~ argh!!!

ipohwav3 said...

All that in one visit!? O.O

Shell (貝殼) said...

i like the 1st photo cos it looks like the cover page of a magazine

mimid3vils said...

Nic : I don't think they have, but I'll check that out ...let u know :)

J2Kfm said...

wah! 9 dishes per pax? cannot share one ah? so tamak ...hehe!!
but reasonable once convert to RM ya? not bad ... whenever I go S'pore also dunno what to eat ... ended up with hawker fare mostly

Nic (KHKL) said...

jason, hehe....yupe, yupe. all in one visit. actually the dishes are very small in size one ;)

shell(貝殼), thanks! glad you liked the photo. it was taken before the madness with the food..haha!

mimi, is it? hmmm, but so near leh. i must go and try at least once lar, right?..hehe..thanks ya! ;)

J2Kfm, hehe...we did share some of the dishes but still, not enough..haha! well, do give us a buzz when you come down to sg next time! we'll go makan! ;)