Although Sho Teppan has opened on the 1st day of ION Orchard operations, I never really had any desire to try it. Perhaps it looked like another average teppanyaki restaurant with lot's of smoke floating around in the restaurant.
However, we were out of new choices at ION. Hence, we decided to give Sho Teppan a try.
As we entered, we saw diners sitting around counters. Each had an individual metal pot infront of them. And there were lot's of smoke. And the smell lingers on your clothes long after you leave the restaurant. So those who intends to shop around after dinner should be careful while eating here.
The hot pots were warmed with induction cooking. Very easy to use. Just press the On/Off button, then the up and down button to increase or decrease the heat. P1 is the lowest heat while P3 and above is the maximum.
I have no idea why is there an hour glass here. Perhaps for those who ordered rice or grilled meats?
We each had a Sukiyaki set. First 2 pots full of vegetables and soup was placed infront of us. Wait for the soup to boil before adding the meat.
Lot's of crunchy veges such as mushrooms, chinese cabbage, carrots, tofu, leeks etc.
Black Angus beef set (S$14.90). The beef was very tender after cooking in the soup. In fact you can leave the beef in the soup and it won't get tough.
Marbled pork set (S$13.90). The pork was good too, but I prefer the Black Angus beef. By the way, they also had other cuts such as Wagyu beef, layered pork, chicken, scallops and salmon sets too for the Sukiyaki.
Each set came with a bowl of rice, salad and raw egg. Some prefer to dip the cooked meat in the raw egg before eating. But I prefer my egg cooked, so for my case, I will first cook all the meat in the soup, then add the egg inside and eat the egg on its own. A note on the soup. It is quite salty and flavourful. More like a watered down gravy then soup.
Also had a glass of pineapple juice which I almost could not finish.
Overall, I enjoyed the food here. But hope they can improve on the ventilation system because I still smell like a pot of sukiyaki hours after leaving the restaurant.
2 Orchard Turn