Yomenya Goemon (The Star Vista)

Yomenya Goemon (The Star Vista)

Was at the Star just over the weekend and spotted Yomenya Goemon – a fusion restaurant that serves up spaghetti dishes with interesting combinations that are (mostly) Japanese influenced. On its website, Yomenya Goemon claims to be “The Original Japanese Pasta Shop Since 1976” and being a fusion restaurant, it should come as no surprise that dining at Yomenya Goemon involves consuming your spaghetti dishes with a chopstick instead of a fork and spoon. Eating spaghetti with chopsticks makes the whole dining experience unique and that little bit more interesting, don’t you think?

Yomenya Goemon (The Star Vista)

With glass panels instead of walls, it offers an interesting view for potential customers to peer into the restaurant before deciding to go in. To further entice the passing crowd, there is a display of the various types of spaghetti the restaurant offers.

Yomenya Goemon (The Star Vista)
Yummy looking display

Upon entering the restaurant, you will be greeted by dashes of red and yellow, which surprisingly complements each other and not overwhelmingly garish (to me at least); the design of the restaurant is modern and simple with some seats outside and more tables inside. Even the kitchen has an open concept where customers can see the action that goes behind the scenes.

Yomenya Goemon (The Star Vista)
The interior

There were 3 of us so we ordered 2 different (and the only) half-half sets (which comes with two flavors of spaghetti) and an ala-carte order of Salmon and Broccoli Spaghetti. One thing I have to say is that servings are quite substantial, perfect for those with good appetites or just plain hungry.

Yomenya Goemon (The Star Vista)
Chopsticks for your spaghetti!
Yomenya Goemon (The Star Vista)
Salmon and Broccoli Spaghetti

Now for the more interesting half-half sets! With the substantial portions, the two halfs can be shared if you are not that hungry or between those with smaller appetites.

Half & Half Set A

Half & Half Set A
Tomato Sauce with Basil & Mozzarella
Tomato Sauce with Basil & Mozzarella - the basil added a clean refreshing taste to the mozzarella, complementing the tomato sauce & spaghetti
Cream Sauce Spaghetti with Crab, Shrimp and Scallop
Cream Sauce Spaghetti with Crab, Shrimp and Scallop - the cream just nice, though it may be too rich for those who don't like their cream

Half & Half Set B

Half & Half Set B
The Half & Half Set B consists of the Meat Sauce Spaghetti with Mozzarella & Eggplant and Mentaiko, Shrimp and Japanese Herb Spaghetti. In the midst of the food frenzy, the close-up for the Meat Sauce Spaghetti with Mozzarella & Eggplant was forgotten.

Compared to the Tomato Sauce with Basil & Mozzarella in Set A, the Meat Sauce Spaghetti with Mozzarella & Eggplant had a stronger flavor to it. With the meat and the eggplant, it would be perfect for those who love that combination.

As for the Mentaiko, Shrimp and Japanese Herb Spaghetti, I think it is a very innovative Japanese influenced flavored spaghetti - the prawns were fresh and the combination of herb and mentaiko was pleasant. ^^

Mentaiko, Shrimp and Japanese Herb Spaghetti
Mentaiko, Shrimp and Japanese Herb Spaghetti - very unique and nice spaghetti

The desserts looked so nice that we even wanted to have dessert, but (as mentioned earlier) the portions were so generous that we had no room for dessert unfortunately. Overall, the food was good (e.g. spaghetti cooked just nice, not soft nor too hard with a nice chewy texture to it), there was a variety of appealing fusion flavors, and the price was quite reasonable - being in the mid-range averaging about S$15++ for ala-carte and about S$20++ for the sets (that come with soup, drink, and/or salad and dessert). Will definitely be back to check out the other items, especially the desserts!

Yomenya Goemon
1 Vista Exchange Green
#02-04 The Star Vista
Tel: 66943570
Website: http://www.n-rs.com.sg/

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