Tag Archives: Japanese

FUKU – Singapore’s First Fugu aka Puffer Fish Restaurant

[Updated May 2015] FUKU the first restaurant in Singapore that specialise in fugu puffer fish, has introduced three new offerings which includes Soya Bean Fugu hotpot, Red Miso Fugu hotpot and Shabu A5 beef hotpot. “What? Puffer fish sperm” This is by far the most exotic food item I had this year. Dare or not? […]

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Ki-sho – Japanese Omakase At Its Best

There are some Japanese restaurants in Singapore that exhibits the best in traditional Japanese fine dining with extraordinary omakase meals. Ki-sho is one of them. It is of no surprise. Ki-sho is helmed by an affable Chef Kazuhiro Hamamoto, bringing with him a wealth of experience and creativity amassed from his apprenticeship days in Kyoto’s […]

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Fukuya Mentaiko – Experience Flavours of Mentaiko at Takashimaya Singapore

Mentaiko 明太子 is quite an underrated side dish of the Japanese cuisine culture, at least in Singapore. Yet, we do see it in on sushi, rice dons, onigiri, ramen, and inside tamago dishes. Here are some interesting facts I found about Mentaiko: This marinated roe of the Alaskan pollock was actually introduced to Japan from […]

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Sumire Yakitori House – New Afforable Yakitori-ya at Bugis Junction

My idea of a Yakitori-ya is a small restaurant that grills chicken sticks over charcoal, where customers sit around a counter for shochu which would be an informal, busy and smoky affair. At last that is the impression I get at Tokyo’s Omoide-yokocho street in Shinjuku. The new Sumire Yakitori House at Bugis Junction (it […]

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Tamoya Udon Chinatown Point – Love The Udon, Not The Tempura

Udon, the thick Japanese wheat flour noodles, never really caught on the waves in Singapore like ramen or soba. That was before Tamoya Udon came along at Liang Court, and I know many who are converted fans and swear this is one of the best udon available locally. Tamoya’s udon propelled to fame after it […]

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Tsukada Nojo – Amazing Beauty Pot Opens 2nd Branch at Chinatown Point

Many could not believe that Tsukado Nojo indicated “closed” and “full house” at 7pm. There were still 3 more hours to closing. Well sir, I got my reservation at 5:30pm, and only managed to get in for my collagen soup after an hour’s wait. Moral of the story: Register your name at the counter, give […]

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Sushi Kou – $50 Omakase Meal? Make Your Bookings

Updated: Sushi Kou’s Omakase prices are now $50, $80 and $100. Both the $50 and $80 omakase sets are 7-course affairs (which is indeed more affordable than many other omakase meals). The $80 set comes with more premium sashimi and sushi, while the $100 set has more upscale ingredients with an additional course of Grilled […]

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Ramen Kagetsu Arashi – One of the Largest Ramen Chain Shop in Japan Opens at Star Vista

So many new ramen shops in Singapore, some are jumping on the ramen bandwagon, but how many can really make it. I now get a little skeptical when the shops say are “best…”, “most number of…”, “winner of…”, as the recent new shops have been less than satisfactory. (Read: 5 New & Best Ramen Places […]

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Shokudo Japanese Coffee House – New Revamped Menu Has Almost Something For Everyone

Unlike other Thai Express brands Xin Wang, Poulet and Kiseki, Shokudo does not enjoy the same amount of success. I won’t be surprised if some gets it confused with the old marche-style Shokudo Japanese Bazaar at Raffles City. Yes, Shokudo Japanese Coffee House is the one at Orchard Cineleisure (right up the escalator) and Bugis […]

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Abe’s Diner – Hidden Gem at Tiong Bahru. Omakase Dinner for $38

Yes, I know. Tiong Bahru is like THE happening district where there are so many hippie food joints. But I need to emphasize, for some of the places that are crowded, it may not mean that their food is good. Usually it’s all about branding. Vice versa. (Read: 5 Best New Food Places At Tiong […]

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