SINGAPORE: Formerly O'maJ, Tomahawk - Contemporary Steakhouse has been around for more than 9 years, and they just changed their name to Tomahawk back in May to be exactly what they are known for.
Despite being around for so long, I have never been motivated to give this place a go until my close friend told me how good it is. We made the reservation at the opening time, 6 pm. However, we were half an hour too early. To our surprise, the wait staff immediately came out and invited us in despite not being ready to receive their evening guests. The enthusiasm and the great service gave us a good start.
Tomahawk - Contemporary Steakhouse has quite an impressive menu, and I had a hard time deciding what to order. On the one hand, I am trying not to overeat, but on the other, I want everything.
We start with a soup to share, Beefy Tomato Soup (S$11). Initially, I thought the tomato would be overwhelming. But amazingly, we can clearly taste the beef flavour. In the middle of this plate of tangy tomato soup is a piece of beef bone, and with some effort, you can dig out the bone marrow. Mixed in the sour cream, it was perfect.
My love for cheese will never allow me not to order the next dish, Burrata With Salted Fish (S$28). I have never seen salted fish with Burrata before, so I had to try this. It is a platter of buffalo milk mozzarella, roasted vine tomatoes, honey, cashews, black sesame seeds and salted fish with crumbled homemade focaccia. And yes, the salted fish does work! We made sure we picked up all the salted fish bits and had it in our every bite.
While waiting for the tomahawk steak, I greedily ordered the Squid Ink Lobster Stock Risotto (S$44), which blew our minds away! Made with homemade concentrated lobster stock and topped with succulent tiger prawns and Japanese scallops. Every spoon is an ocean swimming in my mouth. This is a masterpiece which I almost wanted to lick the plate clean.
Next stop, we had the Iberico Pork Loin Ribs (680g - S$68). It is prepared with prawn paste and, very obviously, a lot of sesame seed. Each slice is pink and filled with a strong porky flavour. This will be a pork paradise for pork lovers. However, it might be a tad too much for those who don't like pork.
Now for the main course, and here comes this AWESOME 1.5kg worth of Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye Steak (S$262.5). It took some time to prepare because this is a thick piece of steak! This pretty thing comes in a serving tray and a personalized card with my name on it; I love the attention. The waiter sliced the meat in front of us. First, he cut off the ribeye cap. He then took the culinary torch to start roasting and melting the fat which created some beautiful char. You can imagine all the umami oozing out of this beautiful thing.
Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye Steak is an MB 6/7 Australian Sanchoku Wagyu. It is medium rare and served with 2 sauces, the savoury brown sauce and spicy mustard sauce. I find the mustard sauce goes really well with the steak. It added a little spiciness to the meat, and it also cuts the taste of the fat really well.
How can you have a steak without sides? Aged Home-Made Bacon (S$15), Cheesy Creamed Spinach (S$15) and Buttery Mashed Potatoes (S$13) go very well with the steak. The smokey bacon, creamy spinach and very buttery mashed potatoes, what is there not to like? The only complaint I have is the small serving size. But with all the food we ordered, it turned out to be just right for the 5 of us.
We finished the meal with Classic Crème Brûlée (S$7) and Chocolate Lava Cake With Strawberry Cheesecake Gelato (S$13). These got the stamp of approval from a 10-year-old boy and a 15-year-old teenager. It's a great way to end the beautiful evening.
Tomahawk - Contemporary Steakhouse is dog friendly too. Man's best friends will not be eating alone again!
Address: 273, #01-06 Thomson Rd, Novena Gardens, 307644