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Men-Men Tei - Teppei's Ramen Restaurant With Red Snapper Ramen, At Marina One

It is fair enough to say I am a fan of some of Chef Teppei Yamashita’s concept, from the earliest Teppei Japanese Restaurant (gosh, wrote it in 2012) to the more recent Man Man Unagi Restaurant. There is thus, a certain expectation for Men-Men Tei, his first ramen eatery located at the basement of Marina One. The shop is helmed by Chef Yoshihiko Watanabe, who drains the water from the noodles quite dramatically with a loud “Hey-sho!” (or something like that). It makes you anticipate more for what is to come. Men-Men Tei is a no-fuss rather cramped eatery......

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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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Korean food

6 Best Korean Restaurants For Jjamppong Noodles In Singapore, For That Red, Spicy Kick

Jjamppong 짬뽕 is a Korean-Chinese noodle dish in spicy seafood or pork broth usually flavoured with gochutgaru chilli powder. It is typically served in Korean-Chinese restaurants known for “Junghwa Yori” 中華料理 alongside Jajangmyeon and Tangsuyuk. There seems to be more restaurants serving up Jjamppong in Singapore, including a full...

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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Monki Café – Under The Radar Taiwanese Café With Lu Rou Fan And Snow Flake Desserts, At Holland Drive

Monki Café – Under The Radar Taiwanese Café With Lu Rou Fan And Snow Flake Desserts, At Holland Drive

You can never quite guess that Monki Café is actually a Taiwanese café in Singapore. (Incidentally, 5 Little Bears at Paya Lebar Square is also a Taiwanese eatery. What’s with the animals?) Monki Café is located at Holland Drive, serving up Taiwanese-Western savoury meals and icy snow flake desserts....

April 11, 2018
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Korean food Tanjong Pagar

Hong Jjajang 홍짜장 – Jajangmyeon Specialty Shop With Enjoyable Jjamppong And Tangsuyuk, At Tanjong Pagar

Korean Chinese cuisine 중화요리 or “Junghwa Yori” 中華料理 seems to be getting traction in Singapore. After Nipong Naepong specialising in Jjamppong has opened in JEM to some fanfare, Hong Jjajang 홍짜장 which signature dishes include Jajangmyeon has arrived at 93 Tanjong Pagar (next to Hokkaido Izakaya). Twins Restaurant at...

April 11, 2018
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