My first try at Ooma Restaurant in Megamall

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Ooma Japanese Rice Bar is currently one of the most popular places in the Metro for Japanese rice rolls and Japanese comfort food-style dishes. To me, that means the best way to enter this place is when you’ve readied your tastebuds and forgotten your diet. I was all set for a gastronomic adventure of bright flavours and wonderful textures, so to say I had high expectations would be right on the money.

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Ooma is a joint venture by Chef Bruce Ricketts and The Moment Group, both of whom have been consistently making waves in the food scene the past few years. This place has been riddled with lines since it opened, but it’s more tolerable now so we decided to try it out. Finally.

The name Ooma is a play on the Japanese word “uma” or “good”, and the interior is inspired by Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market. I actually liked the ambiance as a normal diner, but as a blogger who wanted to take photos I had a hard time because the lighting was hard to manage. 😛

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In any case, nothing was going to take away from my excitement of finally being here. I really loved the idea of having a little jar of shoyu on the table with a brush instead of the usual bottle with a spout. This is a nice way of reminding diners that you shouldn’t drown your maki in soy sauce because it is already flavourful on its own!

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As a fan of Japanese food and sashimi/maki in general, I was so ready to get my food trip on at Ooma. That is until my bubble was popped.

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