Ion Orchard's Food Opera
Three hours after having dimsum at Din Tai Fung, we found ourselves exploring Food Opera at Ion Orchard. Food Opera is an upgraded version of a regular food court with its swanky design and choice food stalls.
Naturally, we were unable to resist the lure of Food Opera so we decided to try two of its more popular outlets even though we were nowhere near hungry.
First stop was 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken. 4 Fingers claims to have Korean themed cuisine inspired by the streets of New York City.
|Cute Compact Store|
|4 Fingers Crispy Chicken|
Similar to what I have been accustomed to, the wings and drummettes of 4 Fingers are hand-painted in soy garlic or hot sauce. I thought this would be an upgrade from what I've been having in the Philippines, but aside from being juicier, the crispness of the skin and the flavors were the same. To be fair, I think I would have been blow away if it were my first time eating bonchon chicken.
Our second stop was Gindaco which had long lines. Gindaco is an import from Japan, popular for its takoyaki balls.
|A Fraction of the Long Line|
|Takoyaki Making as an Art Form|
|Leek with Cold Tempura Sauce|
The balls were moist and huge with a generous amount of real octopus bits. I was not feeling the unconventional sauce though.
|Gindaco Original Sauce|
This was more like it! Tangy Gindaco original sauce topped with Kewpie mayonnaise and bonito flakes made for one heck of a takoyaki! I enjoyed every bite tremendously. My friends who lined up for this for more than 10 minutes were left unimpressed though. HAHA