Flaming Don opens at CapitaLand Mall’s Bugis+ has given diners a whole lot more options for meals around the area. What makes Flaming Don slightly different from its competitors is that it has implemented a self-ordering and collection system. Embracing technology we call it. With a wide selection of donburis, ramen, and sides, you will be spoilt for choice on what to order.
Flaming Don’s interior had a good mix of both urban and Japanese cultural decorations – giving it a modern twist to Japan’s culture, which is a good representation of Flaming Don’s theme.
If you are looking for food options that will not break your bank, try the Miso Buta Yaki Don ($9.90). The name may be long but it is essentially a rice bowl topped with sliced pork belly and a fresh yolk. Remember to try dipping the pork into the yolk as the creaminess of the yolk made the pork even more flavourful! Comparing to other dons, the pork belly may sound a tad unassuming but it left me wishing that I had more space in my stomach for it.
Signature Flaming Chicken Don ($9.90) is another don you should try if you are on a budget. The chicken is tender, and the yolk of the onsen egg helped to pull the dish together. The word flaming was used to describe the method of preparation — rather than the flavour profile of the dish — which was slightly disappointing as I expected it to be spicy.
A meat lover? Give the Signature Flaming Beef Don ($17.90) a go. The dish features diced Australian tenderloin with a honey black pepper sauce. Though the meat was tender, it was a tad salty. If you do not mind heavier flavours, this may be the one for you as it’s also topped with garlic chips.
The Australian Wagyu Don ($19.90) is one of Flaming Don’s more premium bowls. The A3 Australian wagyu strip loin served up juicy and tender, making it worthy even with the heftier price tag.
The Salmon Don ($13.90) is a healthier alternative to the other dons. The salmon is paired with a runny egg at the bottom, and broccoli and cherry tomatoes on the side.
Flaming Don also took into consideration that donburis may not be for everyone by adding ramen onto the menu too. There are 4 different ramens to choose from: the traditional Char Siew Ramen ($14.90) to the more unusual Dry Minced Meat Ramen ($12.90).
Completing your dining experience here, there are also plenty of sides you can choose from. The 2 sides that we tried were the Agedashi Tofu ($4.90) and Chicken Karage ($4.90).
In addition, you can top up $1.99 for a set which includes free-flow drinks and soup. Give Flaming Don a visit if you are around the area! With the fast and interactive service, you would surely have a good time here.
CapitaLand Mall Bugis+
#05-02/03, 201 Victoria St
Nearby MRT: Bugis