Category Archives: Japanese

Teppei Syokudo – Get Your Barachirashi Fix at Takashimaya

The Teppei empire is expanding fast and furious, moving to quick service branches (Teppei Syukudo) in Takashimaya and Millenia Walk.  We can now get a bowl of their barachirashi (Kaisen don) easily. The bowl of overflowing sashimi ($16) was assembled after order. It was generously portioned and highly satisfying. I also tried a few of their fried items in other visits but found them toRead More

Tatsuya – An Extravagant Aburi Chirashi Bowl

The chirashi bowl is one of my favourite Japanese dishes. My usual go-to place is Aoki – well known for their high quality mazechirashi. I was very intrigued by Tatsuya’s aburi version and went there for lunch yesterday. I browsed through the menu and couldn’t find the famed bowl that made it to the top 5 chirashi bowlsRead More

Aoki – Beef Bowl Addiction

  Beef Donburi I am completely addicted to the beef bowl in Aoki. Just imagine melt-in-the-mouth beef slices (Medium doneness for me) over warm Japanese rice topped with a wobbling soft-boiled egg and negi. YUMS. The happiness bowl comes in 3 sizes – 50g, 70g & 100g of beef. Take my advice and just go for the largestRead More

Hide Yamamoto – Mid-Day Kaiseki

Nice long lunches have become a thing of the past now that I have passed the 6-month mark in the company. Today though, was an exception – I had made a reservation at Hide Yamamoto to celebrate a colleague’s birthday. Nested in the heart of where all the celebrity restaurants are at MBS – theRead More

Ember – The Revisit

Now that both K and I are based in Singapore and there is some sort of stability – we are back to our joint culinary adventures once again! The first establishment we visited was Ember (in June this year). I believe Ember has been over-blogged (if there is such a term) – however, I hadRead More

Queues, Queues & Longer Queues

It is getting so difficult to avoid long queues for food in Singapore. See below for the three “infamous queues” in town recently. Jollibee Singapore (Image by Sheere Ng, Makansutra)  Jollibee is one of my favourite fast food restaurants and my “must go” whenever I visit The Philippines. I love the juicy beef steaks  andRead More

Waku Ghin – Wowed

Waku Ghin was recently voted as the #2 best restaurant in the annual ranking of Asia’s top 20 restaurants held by the Miele guide. I heard many good things about Chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s second restaurant and that was my choice for a celebrity chef dinner when a dear friend returned to Singapore for a visit. THE GOODRead More

Marutama Ramen – Still My Favourite Ramen

Marutama Ramen at United Square There is a ramen craze in Singapore with big names opening every so often.  Even one of the top restaurants in town (Iggy) jumped on the ramen bandwagon recently and opened Uma Uma ramen. Marutama Ramen entered the Singapore market several years ago and expanded to the current 4 branches. The flagship store in Central is still attracting long queues duringRead More

Treats from Japan #3

Meiji Rich Strawberry Bar Another seasonal offering from Meiji. The mini bars of strawberry chocolate tasted very fruity - apparently the product contained 70% of real strawberries. AMAZING. Tokyo Banana Gaufrette Okay, I found my new favourite Tokyo Banana product (Sorry Tokyo banana cake)! This underrated product tasted so good. The waffles were crispy and the fillingsRead More

Ippudo – Beat the Queue

Ippudo attracted long queues since their opening in Singapore. I decided to try it on a queue-free weekday afternoon. Business was very brisk even at 3pm and there were many Japanese customers. The place was very noisy with many screaming kids – Clearly not an ideal place for long chats. SHIROMARU TAMAGO – Ippudo’s orginalRead More