Last Friday, I had the opportunity to have dinner at Kuriya (basement of Raffles City Shopping Centre, next to Din Tai Feng) with a few colleagues, sort of a send-off gathering for one of them, a really popular humble smart gentlemanly type, who would be gone to another altogether different environment for a year. It’s not a stretch to say that all of us will miss him.
What with all the comfortable company and conversation, just about the least important part of the gathering was the food, which turned out to be generally good to excellent. The grilled pork belly with spring onion was juicy with marination, its layers of fat and meat distinct and succulent, with just enough charred bits on the edges. I thought the soft shell crab hand roll and the quite exquisitely presented sushi balls on bamboo were dishes we could try on a return trip too :)