Shima restaurant at Goodwood Park Hotel was the first teppanyaki restaurant in Singapore, set up in 1980. It is also said to be the oldest Japanese restaurant in Singapore. We tried the Shima restaurant teppanyaki semi-buffet with unlimited servings of chicken and beef tenderloin during the end-December holidays.
Niku Soba is a buckwheat noodle dish that had been featured in Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san (ラーメン大好き小泉さん) also known as Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles (a Japanese manga series that has been adapted for TV). The popular Japanese chain Niku Soba Keisuke is introduced to Singapore as Keisuke Takeda’s latest ramen concept, Niku King. It forms half of Ramen Keisuke Group’s first joint ramen concept – Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Niku King in Paya Lebar Square.
Socieaty is a new multi-brand restaurant by the Les Amis restaurant group at Farrer Park MRT station. Combining the words “society” and “eat” to form its name, Socieaty offers a menu of over 100 dishes from Peperoni, NamNam, Mui Kee Congee, Tenjin, Sushi Jin, Lemak Boys and Tarte.
Café Ma Maison is a new Japanese cafe in Mandarin Gallery. The tart shop by Ma Maison from Nagoya, Japan is also a family friendly cosy cafe for Japanese-style Western food and desserts.
Menbaka Fire Ramen Singapore at Orchard Cineleisure is the first overseas outlet of the famous Kyoto Ramen. We picked a weekday to visit to find out if there is still the long queue and to check out the fire ramen experience, the menu prices and what to expect.
Kamome Bakery is a Japanese bakery cum cafe that gets the Japanese community in Singapore all excited. It seems that the Japanese style bakery in Goldhill Plaza is at close as it gets to the small cozy bakeries found in Japan. However, even someone who has never been to Japan will be charmed by Kamome’s soft fluffy milk toast and a range of interesting and delectable breads and pastries.