Thanks to Starhub, we had a 1-for-1 voucher, and decided to try out Takujo at Emporium Shokuhin, serving contemporary Japanese cuisine.
Emporium Shokuhin is this huge area in Marina Square ground floor that has a collection of fresh fish market (with fresh lobster from Hokkaido!), frozen meat market, groceries, and many restaurants all congregating together.
The restaurant was surprising quiet at 6:45pm on a Friday night (maybe the price put off many people). Even when we finished around 8:30pm, there were only 4-5 tables full.
Since it was 1-for-1, we opted for the Takujo 8-course Signature Dinner Set ($128++), where we would get to try both grilled fish options 🙂
The menu was surprisingly in English only though.
Our foodie journey today brought us to the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, Tsuta, which opened it’s first overseas outlet at Pacific Plaza (it has since opened another outlet at 18 Tai Seng).
We were here during late afternoon, and the queue was fairly manageable. Since we were still rather full, we did not mind the 20-minute wait, especially when there were seats available in the queue.
We thought that this place had a rather efficient system, where we could just place our orders and pay via the kiosk at the entrance of the restaurant, before the staff brought us to our seats, where we could watch the chefs in action.
Food was served rather quickly too, and we managed to finish our meal in a jiffy too.
We visited the Japan Rail Cafe in December 2016, and had return a few more times ever since!
This place aims to be a one-stop station, where customers can enjoy not only food and drinks (with monthly specials focusing on selected regions in Japan), but also do some quick shopping at the small retail section, as well as obtain travel information and purchase Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) at the Rail Pass Counter.
It was particularly interesting to revisit, because of the monthly changes (Dec 2016 was on the Tohoku region), and we also enjoyed reading about the various Japan regions in the newsletter, that also served as a menu.
Free WiFi was also available, so we could do some quick browsing on the spot whenever we found something of interest, and wanted to find out more.
Despite its rather obscure location, this place is certainly very popular!
We decided to come here thinking that it was quite near to the Singapore Indoor Stadium, where we would be catching Kit Chan’s concert later!
Being autumn, we wanted to try the Sanma Sashimi and Sanma Sushi ($20++), and this was definitely the highlight of the dinner. The fish was fresh and quite sweet. Would have been better if it was abit fatter, but it was still delicious!
We also had the Salmon Kama ($2++) Salmon Collar, which was quite value for money, despite the small portion. Eh, it’s $2, and yummy!
This is one of the recent restaurants to open at Eat At Seven (Enbu, Nikunohi etc.) in Suntec.
We attempted to come here during dinner time previously, but the queue was simply too long.
This time, we arrived before 5.30pm and walked into a mostly empty restaurant. Yippee!!!!
We shared a Kohaku Tendon ($15++) and opted for the non-spicy version. It was way better than the expensive one we had at Wisma Atria!
We especially enjoyed the juicy and tender chicken breast, and the squid piece. Other items included prawn, crab stick, baby corn, pumpkin, mushroom and long beans. The rice was pretty fluffy and fragrant too, and they were not over zealous with the sauce.
In terms of value-for-money, hubby still preferred his favourite Tendon Ginza Itsuki with the onsen egg…
We took a leisurely stroll from Vivocity to Keppel Island, in our attempt to make our space in our tummies for dinner 😛
We read some good reviews at Takumi, and we are always eager to try Japanese food!
Takumi is a Japanese fine dining restaurant headed by Chef Okumura Kenji, and hails both a Robata and a Teppan counter all under one roof. The environment is uniquely Japanese zen-like with lots of space and private dining options too.
Fresh seafood is sourced from Tsukiji market and served at the special sushi counter and one can watch on as Chef Shigeru Shiraishi puts his knife skills and nimble hands to work.
Hakata Gensuke Ramen Professionals were celebrating their 2nd year anniversary today! A pity we were not in time to be the first 50 customers to get the free ramen as part of the celebrations.
Nonetheless, we joined the relatively short queue and got our seats within 10 minutes.
The tiny restaurant was like a typical Japanese ramen place, with staff shouting out greetings in unison, and tiny tables and seats.
We had already pre-selected the Signature Tonkotsu Ramen and Shio Tonkotsu Ramen, both with additional toppings of cha-shu, seaweed, and flavoured egg (base price A$13 each, with additional toppings at A$8).
We were put on waiting list for this very popular Japanese restaurant that only serves dinner omakase, and were delighted when we received a call the day before that there was a table available at 7.30pm! We were so excited and decided to give up having dinner at the Queen Victoria Winter Night Market.
It was an easy tram ride to Richmond, and though we arrived 30 minutes ahead of time, we were ushered to our table to rest in the warmth of the restaurant.
There were some specials available today, but we decided to just stick to the standard omakase meal of A$150.
After our lovely dinner at Enbu, we strolled around the area and ended up at Millenia Walk, where we spotted Teppei Syokudo 哲平食堂!
This is a series of small eateries opened by the same Teppei Group of Restaurants which has one of the longest waiting list for its omakase dinner!
Since we did not had any carbo earlier at Enbu, it was the perfect excuse to have their famous Kaisendon 😛
For $21, we got ourselves a Kaisendon, with additional scallop, as well as a drink. Wow, they were certainly generous with their fish slices and chunky cubes! The fish were fresh and it was delicious!
It was a great treat to end our night out 🙂
We were back to Eat At Seven!
Originally we had intended to try out the tendon at Tempura Kohaku 天ぷら琥珀, but the queue proved to be rather ridiculous; it took up the entire length of the huge billboard outside the restaurant!
Since there was no queue at the rest of the eateries, it made sense to just try out the other places that we had yet to try!
Enbu was one of the first restaurants to open at Eat At Seven one year ago and we chanced upon it a few times but never really tried this casual izakaya which specializes in charcoal and straw grilling. Tonight this looked like a good option 🙂