Tag Archives: Japanese

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi at The Cathay

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi (also known as Kagetsu Ramen) recently added two new dishes, Ginjiro Ramen and Itameshi Dry Curry Rice, to its menu. I was invited to sample them last Friday evening. Ginjiro Ramen @ S$13.90 The Ginjiro Ramen is apparently a very popular dish at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi’s Japanese and Taiwanese outlets. The Tonkotsu-based […]

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IKYU Gourmet Traveller – Nov 2013′s Seasonal Menu

I was invited to a tasting at IKYU last week. We were there to preview IKYU’s Gourmet Traveller menu that will only be served from 13 to 30 November 2013 (extended till 15 December 2013 by popular demand). Featuring the best produce from 15 Japanese Prefectures in one menu at IKYU, our tastebuds were taken on […]

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Executive Sashimi Set Lunch at Kinki Restaurant + Bar

While clearing leave, J and I met for a set lunch at Kinki Restaurant + Bar. We’ve been meaning to check out this place for quite a while as they have good lunch deals. Executive Sashimi Lunch Set @ S$ 46 We were so happy to catch up that we ordered the Executive Sashimi Lunch […]

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Ramen Bari-Uma at Tanglin Shopping Centre

Last month, I was invited to a tasting at Ramen Bari-Uma, another Japanese chain to set up shop in Singapore. Hailing from Hiroshima, Ramen Bari-Uma’s Singapore branch is located in the basement of  Tanglin Shopping Centre. Ajitama-Uma Ramen @ S$15 Ramen in Pork-flavoured soup (Tonkotsu broth) with Ajitama (flavoured egg) & thick-cut Aburi (seared) Chashu Ramen […]

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Octopoke & Burger at Jewel Cafe & Bar

I visited newly opened Jewel Cafe and Bar for a light dinner last evening. A branch of my favourite coffee joint in the Shenton Way area, Jewel Coffee, Jewel Cafe and Bar was opened on 15 March 2013. Shio-Koji Octopoke @ S$12 Octopus tossed in shio-koji, wasabi, extra virgin oil, avocado & ginger-flower I was quite […]

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A Noodle Story, Singapore-style Ramen

If you’re a major noodle lover, A Noodle Story‘s a hawker stall worth checking out. Started by a duo of noodle lovers, who trained together at Shatec, the stall is the realisation of their dream to sell a premium noodle dish at an affordable price. Using modern culinary techniques and through re-engineering of classic hawker flavours, the intrepid […]

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Bijin Nabe (Beauty Steamboat) at Tsukada Nojo

Bijin Nabe (Beauty Steamboat), a Japanese hot pot using collagen-rich soup stock, is the latest addition to my list of favourite steamboats. Available only for dinner at Tsukada Nojo, a cosy Japanese restaurant located at The Atrium@Orchard. We waited 90 minutes to get a table on the third day of CNY. This outlet is the […]

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IKYU Japanese Restaurant at Yong Siak Street

This is a long overdue post on an invited tasting at IKYU Japanese Restaurant that I didn’t have the time to finish before Chinese New Year. A modern Japanese restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Takuma Seki, formerly Chef de Cuisine at Hide Yamamoto at Marina Bay Sands, IKYU means “Take a Break” in Japanese. Located […]

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Chinese New Year 2013 Prosperity Buffet at PARKROYAL on Beach Road

This Chinese New Year, you might like to try Plaza Brasserie’s Prosperity Buffet Feast for a change from traditional Chinese lunches or dinners. Fruity Yu Sheng Image reproduced with permission from PARKROYAL   I was recently invited to a tasting at Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road  where I was pleasantly surprised to discover […]

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Maison Ikkoku – Marrying Style with Coffee – Gastronomic Ruminations

The specialty coffee scene is heating up in Singapore with the latest addition, Maison Ikkoku which means ‘House of the Moment’, opening its doors over the past weekend at Kandahar Street.  Image courtesy of Maison Ikkoku & Word of Mouth Communications Named after a Mangga comic, Maison Ikkoku is the brainchild of two married couples […]

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