Confessions Of A J-Food Junkie
It’s no secret that Singaporeans love our food, and if we had to pick, the Japanese cuisine would top our list of favorites.
Where do we begin? Think a warm bowl of soul-satiating ramen, rice and fresh ingredients rolled into one tantalising piece of sushi, crispy but greaseless tempura and the list goes on.
Quite obviously, we just can’t get enough of food from this culinary paradise.
Lucky for us, we do not have to hop on the next flight to Japan to get our fix, in fact, we can savour it all right at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.
Sushi is undoubtedly Japan’s greatest gift to not just Singapore, but the world. The boundless variety of ingredients, delicately vinegared rice and precision of tastes, texture and cutting of the sushi are what make this little morsel such a gastronomical delight.
If you’re a follower of our Instagram account, you’ll know by now that we’re hopelessly in love with Maki-San, where we can design our sushi or salad just the way we like it.
Ramen Keisuke Kani King (#01-03)
Really, what’s not to love about Ramen? We would gladly call this comfort food any day.
Singapore has no lack of options of this prominent facet of Japan’s varied cuisine. But if you’re one who’s big on flavours, you would definitely love Ramen Keisuke’s combination of intensely rich and flavoursome broth, al dente noodles, fatty meat that melts in the mouth and perfectly cooked gooey eggs.
Instead of the commonly used pork base, Ramen Keisuke Kani King uses crab and chicken bones to create its creamy soup base. It’s almost like slurping on a bowl of crab bisque.
Tensho and Danro by MOF (#B1-08/09)
Fried food doesn’t always have to be greasy and sinful. Tempuras, delicately battered seafood or vegetables, deep fried till golden brown, drizzled with sauce over its light crisp crust are our go-to choice whenever we’re craving for fried food.
Tensho by MOF gets our stamp of approval for their yummy and value for money tendons (a short form for tempura dons where tempuras are served over a bed of rice). At just $14.90, a mixed tendon from Tensho contains tempura prawn, dory fish, vegetables topped with an onsen egg and complete with chawanmushi and miso soup.
If you’re more of a soupy person, pop next door to Danro by MOF, an eat-all-you-can Japanese hotpot restaurant, for some satisfyingly tasty broth, with unlimited servings of meats and other fresh ingredients. Ladies, eat your way to firmer skin by ordering the wildly popular collagen hotpot!
Nihon Mura Express (#B1-03)
Nothing’s better for jap food junkies than a galore of affordable sushi, sashimi, tempura and more!
Sushi are conveniently displayed on conveyor belts, where you can pick and eat away, perfect option for a quick meal. Though the warm dishes such as Chawanmushi, Tempuras and Agedashi Tofu are ordered separately.