Category Archives: Food – Japanese

Taiyaki NYC – Japanese Ice Cream Shop in New York City!

It was late at night and we were rushing to Taiyaki NYC, a Japanese ice cream shop in Manhattan, New York City. We arrived at 9.45pm and were really happy to see that it had not closed yet! Continue reading

12 Best Stalls in Lau Pa Sat, Singapore

Lau Pa Sat (also known as Telok Ayer Market) is a popular food centre located in the heart of Singapore’s business district (CBD). This octagonal building with beautiful Victorian roof and column structures houses many stalls selling awesome hawker food. Even though it is more of a tourist trap at night, one can still find much delicious hawker fare here during daytime on weekdays. After lunching here for almost two years, I have consolidated a list of my favourite 12 stalls in this article. Enjoy! Continue reading

A Noodle Story – AWESOME Noodles at Amoy Street Food Centre (Singapore)!

A good friend introduced me to A Noodle Story at Amoy Street Food Centre recently, and I was blown away by the stall’s delicious noodles! Located on the first floor, this small stall is famous for its fusion noodles dish which seems to be a cross between Japanese Ramen and Chinese Wanton Mee; or as the owners call it, “Singapore-style Ramen”. Due to its popularity with office workers in the surrounding CBD area, there is always a long queue here during lunchtime on weekdays. I waited about 30 minutes when I went down on a Thursday afternoon, but it was well worth the wait! Continue reading

Chalong @ Tanjong Pagar Centre – AWESOME Charcoal Grilled Meat Bowls!

When I first tried Chalong’s charcoal grilled meat bowls at Tanjong Pagar Centre, I was literally blown away by how delicious it tasted. This is definitely one of my favourite eateries in Singapore! Chalong specializes in awesome charcoal grilled meats that are cooked in the acclaimed Josper Charcoal Oven, and smoked with apple wood to give it more depth and flavour. The chef also uses the Sous vide cooking technique, where food is cooked at a controlled temperature under vacuum in a hot water bath. The control of heat allows consistency in temperature of the cooked meats, ensuring premium quality every time. Continue reading

Japan Rail Cafe @ Tanjong Pagar Centre – Awesome Food and Excellent Service!

When I first heard from a friend that the Japan Rail Cafe was going to open in Singapore at Tanjong Pagar Centre, I was a little skeptical about the concept. It seemed odd to me that a Japanese railway company (the “East Japan Railway Company”, aka JR East), would open a bistro in Singapore selling both food and Japanese rail passes. Continue reading

Kushiya – Delicious Japanese Grilled Food at Westgate!

Pork Belly Don and Japanese Skewers SpreadRecently, we discovered Kushiya, a hidden gem at Westgate that serves awesome charcoal-grilled Japanese skewers. It may not be the most prominent eatery on the level, but its modest shopfront belies the delicious food that it has to offer. Continue reading

Kokomama Marketplace @ SOTA

Kokomama Marketplace @ SOTA offers super delicious fusion dishes from a diverse range of cuisines! Continue reading

Tburu – Japanese Restaurant at Orchard Gateway @ Emerald (CLOSED)

Tburu - Wagyu BeefOur review of Tburu, a Japanese restaurant at Orchard Gateway Emerald that offers gourmet Japanese food in an elegantly designed space! Continue reading

20 Great Places to Eat in Kampong Glam!

26 Tapas Bar - Truffle Fries Onion Rings CalamariA list of 20 great places to eat in Kampong Glam (Singapore). From Japanese to Italian to Fusion to Halal to Gluten-free food, there is bound to be something that will satisfy your taste buds! Continue reading

Box N Sticks @ Kandahar Street (Singapore)

Box N Sticks Singapore CounterWith its delicious Kushiyaki, traditional Izakaya vibe, great service and affordable price, Box N Sticks definitely ranks as one of our favourite food joints in Kampong Glam! Continue reading

Sanpoutei Ramen @ Holland Village

Niigata Shoyu Ramen from Sanpoutei Ramen Singapore With its gutsy Shoyu Ramen, luscious Tonkotsu Ramen, perfectly cooked springy noodles and tantalizing aburi chashu, Sanpoutei Ramen is definitely one of our favourite ramen joints in Singapore! Continue reading

Cheeky Chicky – Interview with the Founders!

Cheeky Chicky Founders Jakvyn and Kelvin 4Around two weeks ago, we chanced upon Cheeky Chicky, a great bistro along North Bridge Road (Singapore) that serves Japanese / Western fusion food. We were blown away by the delicious food and decided to do an interview with the founders!
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Cheeky Chicky @ North Bridge Road (Closed)

Beer Can Chicken Platter for OneFrom the sincere and enthusiastic staff to the convivial atmosphere to the heavenly Beer Can Chicken, everything was just oh-so-perfect! Continue reading

18 Great Buffets in Singapore with Nearby Fun Attractions!

Buffet Town SingaporeBelow is a list of eighteen great buffet joints in Singapore. From Local Delights to Chinese Steamboat to Japanese Hotpot to International Buffets, there is bound to be something that will satisfy your taste buds! In addition, we have also listed local attractions that are near the buffet joints. After indulging in the buffet feast, make your way to these attractions for a great day of fun with family and friends! Continue reading

Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya @ Orchard Central

Sumiya Charcoal GrillLocated at the top floor of Orchard Central, Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya is a modern, industrial-themed Japanese restaurant that serves fresh charcoal grilled food. The literal translation of “Sumiya” is charcoal (sumi) house (ya). Indulge in Japanese charcoal grilled food while enjoying the great rooftop view! Continue reading

Marutama Ramen Review – Yummy Ramen with Savoury Chicken Soup Base

Marutama Ramen at Clark Quay Central Singapore

Marutama Ramen at Clark Quay Central
Some of my friends claim that Marutama Ramen serves the “best Ramen in Singapore”. Even though we don’t think it’s the “best”, Raevian and I enjoyed eating here. The price is reasonable, and service is good and consistent as well. Marutama Ramen is definitely the place to go if you want to have a hearty bowl of yummy ramen noodles served in savoury chicken broth! Continue reading

HeNiu Teppanyaki at Wisma Atria

Heniu Teppanyaki at Wisma Atria

Conclusion: Wallet-Friendly Teppanyaki
This was a very filling dinner. The five plates of food below found their way into our two little stomachs within just twenty minutes. Other than the rice and miso soup that turned cold even before the main dishes had been served, and given that we were dining in a food court at an affordable price, we felt that their service and quality of food were generally acceptable. We will definitely be back for this! Continue reading

Sukiya at Marina Square

Entrance of Suki-Ya at Marina Square

Unpretentious and Affordable Japanese Hotpot Buffet
Overall, we felt that the quality of the food was decent enough for the price we paid. Service wise, they appeared to be short-staffed and definitely need to improve on their general customer service and attitude. If you don’t mind the nonchalant service and simply just want to savour unpretentious and affordable Japanese hotpot with free flow of meat, this would be the place for you. Continue reading