Eat at Seven is a Japanese dining concept enclave in Suntec City Mall, and within the enclave lies Maguro-Donya, a dining model formed by the renowned Misaki Megumi Suisan, which is recognised as one of the best maguro and fish wholesalers in Japan.
Here at Maguro-Donya, diners will be able to enjoy high-quality maguro prepared in different styles. Misaki Megumi Suisan imports the fish fresh directly from Misaki Port to Singapore. For optimal quality assurance, the maguro is freeze at -60°C with state-of-the-art super freezing technique when on board the ship.
Adding on to its existing menu, the Five-Cut Sashimi (S$52) features five parts of maguro: hon akami (top loin), chutoro (mid-fat loin), otoro (belly), kamatoro (between fish cheek and collar) and tToumi (head). The ultimate favourite among sashimi enthusiasts is none other than the otoro. Its tender pink flesh fuses together with the white fatty tissue to create a rich and velvety experience in your mouth. Few can resist the charm of the otoro’s smooth and luscious taste.
You can further indulge in the fatty otoro with the restaurant’s O-toro Don Set (S$49). Thick slices of beautifully marbled otoro are laid atop fluffy Hokkaido sushi rice that is seasoned with vinegar that helps balance out the richness of the fish. Loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, each bite of the luscious dish is enjoyed guilt-free.
If you like to try out different cooking techniques of the maguro, do not miss out the Megumi Special Set (S$49). Created for two to enjoy, this special set consists of the Big Eye Maguro (a medium rare chutoro steak), a grilled Bluefin Maguro Collar, a small salad, chawanmushi and a dessert of the day. The medium rare chutoro steak is sublime with the perfect balance of flavour from the lightly seared fish and grated radish. If you are feeling an overdose of raw food, the grilled collar is a great flavour contrast. Juicy and hearty, it goes perfectly with a glass of shochu.
Speaking of shochu food pairing, we have to mention the Maguro Rare Katsu (S$36). Encrusted with panko and deep-fried to a golden crisp on the outside, the maguro is kept rare on the inside. The complex texture and flavours of the dish stole my heart that evening.
Also known as Godzilla Roll, the Uni Ikura Toro Misaki Roll (S$64) lives up to its name. Generous scoops of Maguro Otoro Hikkaki, salmon roe and sea urchin are piled atop of a kappamaki (Japanese cucumber sushi) to provide a gastronomic experience that is bound to fill any monstrous appetite and to satiate the fussiest taste buds.
Fresh and high-quality maguro is a rare delicacy in Singapore. Maguro-Donya is one of the few places in Singapore that adopts a ‘sea-to-table’ concept to ensure the finest quality of seafood served. The prices may be a tad high for some, but for an authentic Japanese dining experience and the freshest ingredients flown in direct, we are willing to look past the price tags.
Eat At Seven
3 Temasek Boulevard
#03-314 Suntec City Mall
Tel: +65 6684 5054
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm; 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 3pm; 5.30pm – 10pm (Sunday)