Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tanuki Raw - Best Happy Hour, Ever.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
$1 Happy Hour Oysters, Tanuki Raw, Somerset
Happy hour oysters, $1 a pop

This is cheesy but I don't know what I'd do if happy hours didn't exist. Good thing for me, all of us, I mean, happy hours are one of those rare things in life that are never short in supply (and probably never will be). See, life doesn't always throw us lemons, sometimes life can be kind enough to throw us $1 oysters too! Along with a few wedges of lemon, usually, and some tabasco.

$1 Happy Hour Oysters, Tanuki Raw, SomersetHappy Hour Martinis, Tanuki Raw, Somerset
Happy hour martinis (and beer, and classic cocktails), $10

I'll be lying if I go on to say that the sheer number of happy hour offers are making me spoiled for choice. Because I'm not. The choice is quite clear when oysters go for a dollar a pop, daily, should I add, from 5-8pm. The only catch? You're limited to a dozen for every alcoholic drink you get. Well, that's plenty. Never thought anything could ever beat Morton's happy hour (I mean, we're talking complimentary filet mignon sandwiches!), but life always goes on to prove me wrong.

Nachos, Tanuki Raw, Somerset
Tanuki Roll, Tanuki Raw, Somerset
Nachos, $10, Rockstar Roll, $10

I've tried a couple of things from the menu in my first two visits - the offerings here are tasty enough, but really nothing to shout about. This time, we had the nachos with 5 dips on the side including lobster salad, taco mayo and salmon avocado. Most of the dips were decent considering the price point, apart from the salmon avocado, which really needed some kind of marinade. You can't simply toss salmon and avocado together and call it salmon avocado, it doesn't quite work like that. The rockstar roll, essentially a breaded mozzarella sushi roll topped with torched salmon, sounded good on paper but turned out too dry, and the breaded mozzarella, too cold.

Just do the drinks, I say, and oysters, as many oysters as you can manage. Martinis, oysters, and fabulous company - life can't get much better than this!

Happy Hour (5-8pm daily)
- $1 oysters (up to a dozen with every alcoholic beverage)
- $10 martinis/beers/classic cocktails

[Update: The oysters are now $2 a pop during Happy Hour, but you now get 5 chunky slices of salmon sashimi for just $5 with each drink. Well, something's gotta give! Looks like the promotion keeps changing so do give them a call before heading down.]

Tanuki Raw
181 Orchard Road
#02-03 Orchard Central
Tel: (65) 66365949

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