Sometimes, having too much choice may not be a good thing after all. Having too many choices can make it hard to make a decision.
That is exactly how I feel about the varied food options in Paragon basement. There are so many great choices, I am at a loss of what I should eat.
If you are ever like me, let me introduce to you Gyu & Tori, a small Japanese-inspired rotisserie stall opposite Famous Amos. This stall specializes in two main ingredients, gyu (beef) and tori (chicken).
The menu is pretty straightforward. The chicken menu is on one side and beef menu on the other side.
The chicken has such a beautiful name – Sakura Rotisserie – although I don’t taste any sakura. You can buy Quarter (with 1 side) [S$8.90], Half (with 2 sides) [S$16.90] or Whole (with 3 sides) [S$29.90] Sakura Rotisserie.
There are 10 yummy sides to choose from: Japanese Rice, Garlic Fried Rice (+S$1), Sweet Potato, Honey Mustard Potato, Zaru Soba, Tomato Pasta, Mac & Cheese, Broccoli & Shiitake, Mixed Salad and Edamame Udon.
You can choose from three different gravy to go with your chicken – Gourmet Gravy, Spicy Piri Piri and Hokkaido Cream of Mushroom.
There is also Savory Chicken Stew with potatoes and carrots [S$8.90].
You get to choose your choice of beef when ordering Wagyu Sukiyaki Don which determines how much your don will cost. The cheapest is Australian Wagyu [S$9.90], followed by Miyazaki Wagyu [S$15.90]. The premium Karubi Truffle [S$21.90] and Karubi Mentaiko [S$21.90] are the most expensive.
I have been eyeing the Wagyu Stew [S$13.30] ever since I saw its saliva-inducing picture at the cashier, but I was disappointed with what I got. The wagyu has been cooked in red wine sauce which gives it a robust and hearty taste. However, Gyu & Tori should really consider cutting out the fats before cooking the wagyu.
Gourmet Ribeye Steak Sandwich [S$15.90] is grilled-upon-order ribeye steak sandwiched between two pieces of white toast and drizzled with goma sauce. I ordered my steak to be medium-rare which might be a little too raw. I had problem tearing the steak, using fork and knife to cut up the sandwich might be a better idea.
Gyu & Tori
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon B1-K26, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm