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.
Since we had only shared a bowl of tendon earlier, we figured we could check out redpan on the same day too, since it was a fairly short walk from Suntec City to Marina Square.
A brainchild of DP Architects x GRUB, redpan serves interesting dishes paired with local flavours, and we had a hard time deciding which ones to try. We ended up with:
- Grilled Kingfish Collar ($19++): We usually eat our stingray with chinchalok chilli, and were pleased that this chilli went well with the Kingfish Collar that was grilled to perfection. With crisp skin and tender flesh, this was super addictive!
- Beef Short Rib ‘Satay’ ($32++): The beef short rib came with satay sauce, pickled cucumber & onions, and it was oh-so-tender!
- Lychee Earl Grey Iced Tea ($5++): We could definitely taste the lychee, but less so of the earl grey flavour. Still a refreshing drink though!
We were served by a lovely staff today, and service was excellent! It was a great dinner to end our evening 🙂
Watching chef in action
Chef at salad station
We were back in this vicinity again! This time we were at Gardens by the Bay and decided to go Marina Bay Sands for dinner. It does seem like we are trying to conquer all the Celebrity Chef restaurants huh? 😛
We ended up at Osteria Mozza today! Chefs Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich (the botak judge from MasterChef) meld their prodigious talents to bring Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza to the heart of Singapore, and this is one of the 2 Mozzas in the world.
Only the counter seats were available tonight, but it was quite fun to watch the chefs in action actually 🙂 The waiter recommended that we try a 3-course meal and suggested to split up one portion of pasta into two instead of ordering two portions. What a good idea!
Hubby went to Sands Expo and Conference at Marina Bay Sands for a conference, so we made use of this opportunity to dine at MBS 🙂
He was keen to try out one of the Celebrity Chef restaurants, and we ended up at db Bistro Moderne, because it looked fairly empty and the prices didn’t seem too exorbitant… haha!
This place is owned by celebrity French chef Chef Daniel Boulud, who owns and runs restaurants all over the world from New York City, Palm Beach, Miami, Montreal, Toronto, London, Beijing, to Singapore! He is best known for Daniel, his eponymous, Michelin 3-star restaurant in New York City.