The flying noodle dish is quite a craze recently, so our team decide to visit Hana Japanese Restaurant and uncover this mystery dish for ourselves! This restaurant has been around for quite some time in Orchard Road, hidden in Forum Shopping Mall. Now their menu comprises of lunch bowls, sushi tacos, grid boxes (an assortment of food in small boxes), speciality maki and their iconic flying noodles.
Be sure to make a reservation for dinner, as there will be a perpetual queue for the restaurant. However, there will not be any reservation for lunch.
Menu and Pricing:
- FLYING TRUFFLE SOMEN WITH IKURA & SAKURA EBI
Finally, we get to try their popular “flying noodle” after 30mins of wait and it is certainly worth it. In Hana, there are three different flavours of “flying noodle”. We were recommended by their staff to get this flying truffle somen with Ikura & Sakura Ebi as it is their signature dish.
Interesting as it looks, the chopsticks hold the somen noodles in mid air and making it “fly”. It doesn’t just look good, it is also yummy and savoury! It comes with a generous portion of noodles, topped with small shrimps (sakura ebi), fish roe and fresh vegetables can also be found under the “flying noodles”. What make this dish even better is that there is a strong smell of truffle from the noodle.
- TRUFFLE BEEF FRIED RICE
This is also one of their signature dish, though not as popular as their “flying noodles”. Don’t underestimate this plate of fried rice and compare it to those cheap $3 fried rice. It seems that paying $18 for fried rice isn’t worth it right but it isn’t the case. Surprisingly, this truffle beef fried rice isn’t oily or salty and every mouthful of it has truffle taste. Lean skinny premium beef slices were used making this dish even better.
- SOFT SHELL CRAB TACO
Sushi tacos, an unique combination of Japanese food with Mexican dish. This is made with a piece of tortilla folded around sushi ingredients.
In Hana, there are a wide variety of Sushi tacos and once again we had a hard time choosing it. In the end, we just went for the soft shell crab taco and we certainly didn’t regret it. It is so good. This is our first time eating taco sushi and we enjoyed it so much. The fusion of taco and sushi certainly bring the taste to a different dimension.
Daily 11.30AM – 10.00PM
Facebook Website: https://www.facebook.com/HANARest/
583 Orchard Road
#01-17 Forum The Shopping Mall
Directions: Alight at Orchard MRT Station (red line NS22) and exit at Exit E. Walk through the underpass along Paterson Link towards Wheelock Place. Exit the mall and continue along Orchard Road passing by Liat Towers, Far East Shopping Centre and Hilton Singapore Hotel. Forum The Shopping Mall is just right beside this hotel, and the restaurant is on the first level of the mall.