Bikini Babe or Bijin Nabe @ Tsukada Nojo

Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo at Chinatown Point

Where shall we meet for lunch today?
Bikini Babe.
??? You calling me bikini babe!!
Oops. Bijin Nabe.

Another classic Auto-correct Fail.

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Japan Rail Cafe – Travel Theme Cafe at Tanjong Pagar Centre

Japan Rail Cafe

A new train operator has set up shop in Singapore, but SMRT and SBS Transit are not getting a new competitor. Japanese train operator The East Japan Railway Company (JR East) has opened a Japan-bound tourism theme cafe in Tanjong Pagar Centre.  At Japan Rail Cafe, you can buy Japan rail tickets, get tour information as well as enjoy cafe food based on various F&B recipes developed by JR East Food Business, which has more than 50 brands of F&B outlets in Tokyo.

Japan Rail Cafe

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Hattendo Cafe Singapore 八天堂

While we were asleep, a new skyscraper has sprouted up in Tanjong Pagar. It is known as Tanjong Pagar Centre, now the tallest building in Singapore. Only 64 storeys tall.  It contains a hotel, some office and residential areas as well as six levels of retail in this building. Hattendo Cafe Singapore 八天堂 is one of the tenants in this new retail space.

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Ami Ami Great World City, new restaurant with good tempura

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Ami Ami Great World City is a new Japanese restaurant in the equally new Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street in this shopping mall in River Valley. It seems that Singapore’s appetite for Japanese food is insatiable. This is the third Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street in Singapore. Their other locations are in Jurong Point and Nex. The concept is created by the RE&S group which has brands such as Kuriya, Shimbashi Soba, Kuishin Bo and Ichiban Boshi in their portfolio.

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Taki Kyoto Grill & Sake @ Japan Food Town (Wisma Atria)

Taki Kyoto Grill & Sake is a new Japanese restaurant at Japan Food Town in Wisma Atria, Orchard Road.  Taki, formerly at Boat Quay, has taken over the space in Japan Food Town that used to house  Dassai Sake Bar.  The sake bar decor had been converted into a cozy izakaya style restaurant.  It is a small place, with a few small tables and about six counter seats where diners can watch the chef in action.

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Omelette and Curry Rice at Kaku-Uchi Sake Bar, Isetan Scotts

Tucked into the deepest corner of the supermarket in the basement of Isetan Scotts (Shaw House) is the Kaku-Uchi Sake Bar. It is just next to the sake section of the supermarket. The Sake Bar regularly updates their sake list so that customers can try the sake on retail. It appears that for lunch,  a limited range of food is offered at the Isetan Scotts sake bar. We were attracted to by a sign offering curry rice at $6.50. Which seemed like a very cheap lunch in a prime Orchard Road location.

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