Restaurant review: UNI Gallery by OosterBay
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Satisfy Your Sea Urchin Cravings at UNI Gallery

The first of its kind in Singapore, UNI Gallery is the new go-to place to for all your uni cravings
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Uni lovers look no further – there's a new restaurant in town dedicated to the delectable (and not to mention totally trendy) sea urchin. Opened by online premium sashimi and seafood grocer Oosterbay, UNI Gallery boasts one of the most extensive uni menus in Singapore.

The 40-seater is tucked in a rather nondescript corner in the basement of The Plaza, but is a vibrant space with an urban concept and colourful murals. Besides, aren't obscure locations are all the rage these days? 

Food-wise, purists can head straight for the à la carte selection of fresh raw uni air-flown from Japan, USA, Canada every two to three days. These range from the typical Japanese Bafun and Murasaki uni to more exquisite varieties like the Japanese Higashizawa Shiro Uni and Japanese Hadate Shiro Uni. Depending on the time of year, seasonal uni varieties are also available. 

Or, have the Uni Tokusen Sashimi platter, which comes with one uni sashimi and the chef's choice of six other types of sashimi. The suggested way to enjoy the platter is to start with the white fish, move on to the darker, red fish, followed by the sweet Botan shrimp and finally, the moreish uni. 

To excite the palate a little more, UNI gallery also serves up uni in several creative ways. The restaurant's signature Uni Bomb presents three types of uni served three ways and finished with a shot of Japanese gin or sake. Each variety is paired with ingredients to enhance or create a unique balance of flavours. For example, sweet King crab meat complements the briny Canadian Aka uni. 

Other non-traditional dishes include Uni Aglio Olio, Uni Oyster Shot, Uni Onsen Tamago, Uni Tempura and, our personal favourite, Uni Maki (Canadian Aka uni, Tobiko and tamago atop a snow crab and cucumber roll) – all sure to be crowd pleasers.

If you're going with non-uni fans, there are also the usual Japanese restaurant favourites like Chirashi Don, Cha Soba, Donburis, lots of sushi and more.  

 

UNI Gallery by OosterBay, 7500A Beach Road, #B1-310 The Plaza (Next to Pan Pacific Service Suite @ Beach Road), tel: 9838 8209

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