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Indulge in Sushi Rice “Bak Zhang” With Uni From Oosterbay Singapore Till 9 Aug

Last Updated: August 2, 2020

Written by Deanna Lim

The Dragon Boat Festival might have ended this year, but OosterBay Singapore has come up with something special that just might tempt you.

Oosterbay Japanese Bak Zhang 1

To celebrate our nation’s 55th birthday, OosterBay is releasing an all-new Uni Bak Zhang (S$19.90 for 3pcs). Intrigued yet?

Made with sushi rice and filled with uni, ikura, tobiko and crabmeat, this isn’t your traditional bak zhang, but it’s tasty all the same. Purists might not consider it actual rice dumpling but you can take it as a cross between onigiri and bak zhang then.

I managed to get ahold of some to try (thank you OosterBay!), so let me tell you what to expect.

Oosterbay Japanese Bak Zhang 2

Traditional bak zhang tends to be heftier, but the Uni Bak Zhang from OosterBay was dainty enough to fit snugly in my palm. Since it’s bite-sized, I really had to exercise some self-control so that I didn’t gobble all three pieces up by myself.

What I really appreciated about OosterBay’s take on bak zhang is how it was familiar, yet strikingly new.

The sticky sushi rice reminded me of the usual glutinous rice in bak zhang, though each grain was more distinct and it was a lot lighter on the palate. It held a faint fragrance from the vibrant green pandan leaves wrapped around the rice, further adding to its refreshing quality.

Oosterbay Japanese Bak Zhang 4

Creamy uni, pops of briny flavour from the tobiko and ikura, and clean-tasting sweet crabmeat made up the filling of this “bak zhang. It wasn’t overwhelming even though there were plenty of seafood elements, and I could happily polish off another one or two.

Oosterbay Japanese Bak Zhang 3

If you want to elevate your experience even further, you can even get some caviar to accompany your “bak zhang”. OosterBay offers caviar of different grades and quantities, from Polanco Siberian Reserve (S$80/30g, S$129/50g) to Polanco Oscietra (S$109/30g, S$182/50g).

This is definitely a different take on the usual bak zhang, and if you’re not too much of a purist, you should give it a try. You can get it delivered to your doorstep, or you can also head over to their restaurant Uni Gallery for a sit-down meal.

Dates & Times: Now available until 9 August 2020 | Order online

Prices: S$19.90 for three

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Our Rating: 4 / 5

Uni Gallery by OosterBay Singapore

7500A Beach Road, #B1-313, The Plaza, Singapore 199591

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Uni Gallery by OosterBay Singapore

7500A Beach Road, #B1-313, The Plaza, Singapore 199591

Telephone: +65 9838 8209
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 2.45pm (Daily), 6pm – 10pm (Sun to Thu), 6pm – 10.30pm (Fri & Sat)
Telephone: +65 9838 8209

Operating Hours: 11.30am – 2.45pm (Daily), 6pm – 10pm (Sun to Thu), 6pm – 10.30pm (Fri & Sat)
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