You might not know of Tochigi, the Japanese prefecture north of Tokyo, but you've probably heard of its famed Tochigi wagyu. For the uninitiated, Tochigi wagyu is derived from black Japanese cows raised by a select group of farmers who ensure the pedigree of the animal remains untainted. The result is a highly marbled beef boasting an extremely fine texture and bold, award-winning flavours.
If you're hankering for a taste of Tochigi wagyu, you don't have to go far. From 27 to 29 October, Japanese guest chef Seiichi Shinbo will helm the kitchen at Fat Cow, bringing with him a taste of the menu at Ginza Tochigi Chalte restaurant in Tokyo, where he presides as head chef. For three nights only, expect to find a dinner menu featuring the famed bovine, framed with other seasonal produce the Tochigi region is known for. Taking advantage of Tochigi's reputation as the strawberry kingdom of Japan, Shinbo will feature the sweet fruit in a fresh strawberry sauce paired with a velvety nashi (pear) sabayon and vanilla ice cream.
27 to 29 October 2016. Fat Cow. #01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre. 1 Orchard Boulevard. Tel: 6735 0308