Here's an outlet to pander to our obsession with Japanese food. Like the name suggests, the 34,000 sq ft area in Marina Square is home to all things Nippon: a gourmet grocer stocking fresh seafood, a beef dry-ageing facility with in-house butchers working their magic on meats like the Japanese A5 Miyazaki and USDA Prime Beef, and nine – count 'em – restaurants.
Step into Shio & Pepe for a Japanese-Italian affair. Tuck into mains like wagyu beef stew omu rice ($22.80) and hamburg steak with oroshi ponzu ($19.80). The latter comes with poached asparagus, carrots, cauliflower and Japanese sweet potato slices, which are all cooked to perfect tenderness.
Hop next door to Ishizuchi Sake Bar to taste a series of sakes that can be sweet, fruity or floral. The Rojo Hana Ari Aoi (from $139.20) is one of the lightest selections – with sweet notes of white peaches, apples and pears. Serious sake drinkers will enjoy the Rojo Hana Ari Kurobotan (from $94.40), which carries a distinct flavour of Tanba Goriki rice. It pairs well with meat dishes and Italian food.
Not enough time to dine in? Kome Kome offers healthy to-go Japanese bowls that start from $7.90.
|Venue name:||Emporium Shokuhin||Contact:|
#01-18 Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
|Opening hours:||Daily 8.30am-10pm|