Food – Japanese


Kanada-Ya - One Of London's Best Ramen, Famed For Its Truffle Ramen. At Piccadilly & Covent Garden

The reason why I come to Kanada-Ya? The Truffle Ramen. A search on “London’s Best Ramen” delivers similar results, such as Kanada-Ya, Shoryu, Bone Daddies, Tonkotsu, Ippudo, Nanban and Taro. Every entry I found listed Kanada-Ya. Have to go, right? Known for its authenticity at this part of the world, Kanada-Ya is a Japanese ramen restaurant with a couple of locations in central London – with one being in Piccadilly, the other in Covent Garden. (I also spotted at branch in Hong Kong at 34 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay.) The story of Chef Kanada illustrated on its......

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Takayama – Japanese Kappo-style Restaurant At Downtown Gallery, With Seasonal Set Lunches And Omakase

Takayama – Japanese Kappo-style Restaurant At Downtown Gallery, With Seasonal Set Lunches And Omakase

Newly opened at Downtown Gallery, Takayama Japanese Restaurant is where you can savour a medley of authentic Japanese flavours in its multi-course menu. This is a “kappo-style” restaurant, similar to a Keiseki meal where elaborately prepared dishes which look like pieces of art, are served. (Click PLAY for highlights...

April 25, 2018
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Chirashi King Kong - Hidden Eatery With $12.90 Unagi Truffle Rice And $6.90 Japanese Curry Rice, At Tanjong Pagar Plaza

Chirashi King Kong – Hidden Eatery With $12.90 Unagi Truffle Rice And $6.90 Japanese Curry Rice, At Tanjong Pagar Plaza

While crowds have been queuing outside unagi restaurants such as Man Man and Unagiya Ichinoji for their Hitsumabushi bowls, Chirashi King Kong will be able to provide a more ‘budget’ option. Chirashi King Kong is a hole-in-the-wall Japanese Donburi eatery located on the second floor of Tanjong Pagar Plaza....

April 17, 2018
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Tokachi Tontaro – Japanese Buta Don (Pork Rice Bowl) Eatery Opens At OUE Downtown Gallery & Plaza Singapura

Tokachi Tontaro – Japanese Buta Don (Pork Rice Bowl) Eatery Opens At OUE Downtown Gallery & Plaza Singapura

While Unadon, Chirashidon and Gyudon all enjoy different levels of popularity in Singapore, Buta Don seems to be under the radar. I previously enjoyed Butahage at Liang Court, which offered tender and juicy grilled pork from Hokkaido Tokachi with a secret sauce of over 80 years of history. However,...

April 16, 2018
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Hana Restaurant - Overflowing Nissin Cup Noodles And “Flying Noodles”, At Forum Galleria Orchard Road

Hana Restaurant – Overflowing Nissin Cup Noodles And “Flying Noodles”, At Forum Galleria Orchard Road

Anyone still remember the days of the “Flying Noodles”? The once-trending #foodporn shot with the noodles “hanging” from a pair of floating chopsticks, as if one had walked into a trick eye museum. Yes, that’s from Hana Restaurant located at The Forum Galleria along Orchard Road under the same...

April 16, 2018
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Unagiya Ichinoji - Unagi Speciality Restaurant Miyagawa Honten Opens 1st Singapore Outlet at Robertson Quay

Unagiya Ichinoji – Unagi Speciality Restaurant Miyagawa Honten Opens 1st Singapore Outlet at Robertson Quay

Call this the Man Man effect. We are seeing more Unagi-specialised Japanese restaurants opening up in Singapore, when eels used to be once-upon-a-time part of an extensive menu. After Uya at Wheelock Place, the next is Unagiya Ichinoji which has opened in Singapore at Riverside Walk, Robertson Quay. Finding...

April 12, 2018
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Marugame Udon & Tempura 丸亀製麺 – Most Popular Udon Shop From Japan Has Arrived In Singapore, At ION Orchard

Marugame Udon & Tempura 丸亀製麺 – Most Popular Udon Shop From Japan Has Arrived In Singapore, At ION Orchard

Marugame Udon & Tempura, known to be the No. 1 Udon noodle restaurant chain in the world, has finally opened in Singapore at ION Orchard basement 4. Those who frequent Japan should have seen this brand around, also known as Marugame Seimen 丸亀製麺. It is named after Marugame 丸亀,...

April 09, 2018
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