Just as seemingly fusion as the name of this restaurant goes, Yureka is a fairly new restaurant that prides itself by having a variety (I hesitate to use the word "fusion") of cuisines - Japanese, Chinese, Malay and even Western - all under one roof. I learnt about Yureka from an 8 Days magazine and thought I should give this Halal-certified establishment a shot.
There's Teppanyaki on offer as well, but you should only choose to sit by the hot pan if you don't mind going out later smelling of... cooked food haha. It was fine with me since I was going to drive back home anyway (away from rolled eyes or curious stares from public transport commuters I suppose) and it was nice to get personal attention from the chef. You can still order teppanyaki items if you're seated at the normal tables, so not to worry, but you might just miss some nifty bartender-like moves by the chefs.
Garlic Fried Rice
This is a must-have with any Teppanyaki meal. Instead of boring steamed rice, have the Garlic Fried Rice for more flavour, and to whet your appetite of course. I liked the fried rice here, simple with crunchy little bits of garlic.
Black Pepper Beef
I ordered the "Twin Teppanyaki Set" which lets you choose from a range of items - chicken, cuttlefish, beef, salmon, prawn and scallops - and not surprisingly I made sure one of those items I had was moo moo beef. The Black Pepper Beef was delicious, in large part because of the sauce, but it would have been much better if it was done medium or medium-rare since it was a tad too chewy. If I'm back here again I would ask for slices instead of cubes, that might help haha.
The Teriyaki Chicken was better than the beef actually, since the sweet teriyaki sauce was complemented very well by crisp garlic chips. We ordered the typical teppanyaki bean-sprouts too which weren't too bad as well.
Grilled Sambal Stingray
The Sambal Stingray was quite a let-down. The fish was overdone while the type of sambal used didn't seem to quite fit. I suppose it was too spicy without having that bit of sweetness that usually characterises the all familiar sambal stingray.
Excellent. Staff were eager to please, and were very helpful with orders too.
$39.90++ for the twin teppanyaki set
- choice of chicken or cuttlefish
- choice of prawns, scallops, salmon or beef
- choice of grilled sambal stingray or sweet and sour fish fillet
- teppanyaki vegetables
- steamed rice and miso soup
- soft drinks or green tea
* Additional charges to change steamed rice to garlic fried rice.
5 Thong Soon Avenue.
Pictures taken with the Canon Ixus 80 IS and Apple iPhone 4.