Cast Iron just opened its doors in Duo Galleria less than a month ago, and is definitely a hidden gem. This restaurant serves 2 different cuisines – Japanese and Western, and both were equally impressive. This place was pretty hard to find as there were no signs pointing towards Cast Iron.
(1) Dinner Menu Items (5.30pm – 10.30pm)
Started off with an Assorted Vegetable Plate comprising of grilled Hokkaido Corn, Mushroom, Egg Plant and Green Peppers. Expect sweet vegetables coated with a savoury grilled exterior.
Cast Iron serves many different parts of a Wagyu Beef and I highly recommend the Wagyu Misuji – Oyster Blade. This cut of the wagyu yields only about 3kg from each cow and is so tender as it’s a muscle that does plenty of work. The thin slices of oyster blade are wrapped with spring onions inside for a stronger flavour. Prepare for a juicy bite.Price: $24++ (small), $34++ (large)
Another cut of the wagyu beef that was so flavoursome was the Wagyu Jo-Rosu – Chuck Roll. It is a prime part of the beef as it is very rare and will literally melt-in-your-mouth. This comes with a side of sesame dry dip that went so well with the chuck roll. This wagyu will take your taste buds to a whole new level.
Price: $30++ (small), $46++ (large)
(2) Lunch Menu Items (11.30am – 2.30pm)
On the lunch menu is the Spider Uramaki Maki Roll – soft shell crab wrapped in a sushi, and then covered with generous slices of avocado and roe. A typical sushi roll combination. I loved how the zucchini gave the mouthful a crunch to it, a contrast with the buttery avocado.Price: $24++
From the Gaucho Grill, the Chicken Maryland was slightly disappointing as it wasn’t flavourful and the chicken was overcooked, so it dried up. It was also paired with pilaf rice with raisins and walnuts, which was also quite dry. We gave feedback to the kitchen on this, and hopefully, they’ll take it into consideration so when you guys visit, I’m sure it’ll be better!Price: $22++
If you’re a pork lover like me, you have to dig into the Iberico Pork Chop served here. Even though slightly overcooked, the pork was well seasoned and so tasty. For something special, pair it with the rendered chorizo chilli jam as it has a sweetness to it.
Heat: 2/5 (from the jam)
Indulge yourselves in the Sushi Platter here that have the freshest cuts flown in from Japan. With 12 varieties of hand-formed sushi and roll, expect cuts like Tuna Belly, Uni, Big Eye Fish, Tuna, Scallop Egg Roe, etc.
Price: $68++ (regular 8pcs)/ $108 (large 12pcs)
Also, do note that with every lunch set ordered here at Cast Iron, there’ll be complimentary Matcha Gelato Ice Cream served!
7 Fraser Street