Kabuke Sake Bar @ Telok Ayer

Hello world! It’s been almost a year since I’ve last blogged or even went onto Foodiepink. Really happy to be back again with a refreshed Foodiepink – in terms of the look of my homepage and blog posts. Rather than scrolling through singular images, I personally thought it would be great to group the photos…

FUKU Fine Fugu Kaiseki Restaurant @ Mohamed Sultan Road

The first Japanese restaurant to serve Fugu or pufferfish, has finally arrived at our shores – also the first in Asia outside of Japan! #livingontheedge There are over 100 pufferfish species but only 20 are edible. Hence, only the highest of quality fugu is served here in FUKU Restaurant, which is also flown in twice a week…

Smoke House Charcoal BBQ Buffet @ Great World City

We see throngs of Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore but when it comes to Japanese BBQ, the choices are rather limited. Smoke House Charcoal BBQ is under the same management as Kuriya, thus it is unsurprising that it serves the best quality food. I was here for their Japanese Wagyu Beef BBQ Dinner Buffet and I was more than impressed…

白木屋 Shirokiya Japanese Healthy Dining Restaurant @ Cuppage Terrace

Whenever I hear the words “hotpot” and “collagen”, my interest piques, following my memorable experience of Bijin Nabe. Similarly, Shirokiya created their own signature hotpot that utilises collagen for its soup base and I was very eager to try it! Located at Cuppage Terrace, the vicinity is popular with Japanese who visit to find food close…

Nadaman Japanese Restaurant @ Shangri-La Hotel

It has been more than 108 years since the founder, Mr Nadaya-Mansuke (Nadaman) opened his restaurant in Osaka, Japan. Concentrating on the provision of culinary art, Nadaman has earned a renowned reputation in the home country. It specialises in Kansairyori cuisine and at Shangri-La Hotel, you’ll be able to experience true Nadaman traditional cooking. The…

Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya @ Orchard Central

Sumiya is a brand-new concept restaurant, housed at the rooftop of Orchard Central. The huge floor area was put to good use with the creation of various ‘spaces’ – 1950s Garden Sumiyaki, 1960s Orchard Yokocho and 1970s -80s Dining Izakaya – within the same restaurant. Immerse into a world of retro Japanese charm of yesteryear as…

Hide Yamamoto @ Marina Bay Sands

At Hide Yamamoto, diners are presented with a multi-concept ambience, where professional and skilled chefs are stationed according to their niche, including the Sushi, Teppanyaki, Robotayaki and Ramen. There are dedicated spaces for all four concepts and the photo above was taken at the Ramen & Dining area, which in my opinion is the least…

Tonkatsu by Ma Maison @ Mandarin Gallery

Tonkatsu by Ma Maison may not be new, but I’ve finally found enough determination to resist the pull I get from Ippudo Ramen whenever I’m at Mandarin Gallery. If you don’t already know, Ippudo Ramen is my go-to place for a bowl of comforting ramen, specifically Akamaru Tamago Ramen (Hard). Now, back to Tonkatsu. I…

Akanoya Robotayaki Restaurant @ Orchard Parade Hotel

A world apart from its sister restaurant, Akashi Sushi, Akanoya Robotayaki serves authentic and unique Robotayaki cuisine, where for a few hours, diners are transported to Japan. Reservations in advance is a must here as the restaurant is bustling full every night! As it gets later into the night, the whole atmosphere transforms and the…

Fukuichi Japanese Restaurant @ Triple One Somerset

I’ve heard so much about Fukuichi – especially the freshness in ingredients used and affordability! In my books, those two elements do not go that well together, if you know what I mean. Fukuichi has their fish and seasonal seafood specially air-flown straight from Shizuoka by their partner in Japan, Fukuichi GyoGyo, which has been engaged in fishing…

Oceans of Seafood @ PasarBella, The Grandstand

I found a real gem at the back of PasarBella where the freshest seafood are found! If you haven’t heard, PasarBella is a farmer’s market at The Grandstand, occupying a huge corner at the back of the main building, beside Giant supermarket. Upon entry, it feels as though you’ve been transported to a London weekend market. The vicinity has…

Shinjuku @ Cuppage Plaza

Cuppage Plaza seems to be an enclave for many authentic Japanese restaurants (and KTVs), with homely omakases served by the chefs and their family, and izakayas with menus in Japanese only. Upon entering Shinjuku, a small izakaya, you’ll be greeted by a Japanese lady in kimono and you’ll find yourself manuveuring between the small spaces of tables….

Buffet: Edge @ Pan Pacific Hotel

Pan Pacific Hotel has been given a new facelift this year. The pavillion structures at the lobby with surrounding water bodies creates a contemporary and funky vibe. I am very excited to share with you the hotel’s buffet restaurant called Edge, which has a very apt tagline: Food Theatre. Edge takes up a massive floorspace on Level…

Kilo at Pact @ Orchard Central

Orchard Central has many well-hidden gems that require certain amount of sheer luck to uncover. Located within a retail shop is Kilo at Pact that serves fusion food.  Concrete bar tables with wooden chairs and a centerpiece of cacti – elements of nature blended with urban ones. The right picture shows the logo of Kilo…

Buffet: Lime @ Park Royal, Pickering

This blogpost is wayy overdue as I’ve visited Lime 2 months ago when they were still having a UOB card promotion whereby the 3rd diner dines free with every 2 paying adults. I did a quick check on the UOB privileges site and it’s no longer listed. 😦 So, the usual price for buffet dinner…

Akashi Sushi @ Vivocity

Akashi Sushi currently has 3 branches – Tanglin, Paragon and the latest addition at Vivocity. Queues can get pretty long during dinner time, so I would recommend going early, or make a reservation beforehand! iPads used as menus (only at Vivo)! I feel that although the younger generations will use this technology with ease, older…

Koh Grill & Sushi Bar @ Wisma Food Republic

SHIOK!!! Maki they call this. This sushi roll has been plastered all over Instagram accounts, Facebook accounts etc. and I just had to go down to Wisma myself to try it. Situated beside Din Tai Fung, and sharing the vicinity with Food Republic is Koh Grill & Sushi Bar. It’s almost a restaurant by itself,…

LP + Tetsu by Laurent Peugeot @ Tanglin Mall

LP+Tetsu is the brainchild of one-Michelin-Star Chef Laurent Peugeot and the local Food Junction Holdings Limited. The restaurant serves a modern fusion of French-Japanese cuisine with exquisite platings and innovative food preparation. LP+Tetsu has an open-kitchen concept just at the front of the restaurant, where they perform their magic. There is a private dining room…

Omakase: Sushi Ichi @ Scotts Square

Sushi Ichi is a Michelin-starred sushi restaurant hailing from Ginza in Tokyo. It is located within the new Scotts Square, providing an exquisite sushi experience for its customers. There are 5 sushi sets to choose from, starting from $60++. Omakase at $250/per person was the choice of this meal, consisting of Appetizer, Assorted Sashimi, 2 Assorted…

Aoki: Omakase @ Shaw Centre

Aoki is a Japanese restaurant under the Les Amis group, which I think speaks a lot of its quality and service. During lunch, Aoki serves bentos in very pretty lacquer boxes. This time, I picked Omakase. In other words, I’m letting the chef decide the dishes he wants to serve me. Pictured above is their…