- Raymond Lim
Japan Food Town, Wisma Atria
The Japan Food Town in Wisma Atria is a place where Singaporeans are able to sink their teeth into authentic Japanese cuisine. And from now till 10 August, Japan Food Town will be celebrating its 1st anniversary.
Located at the 4th level in Wisma Atria, Japan Food Town comprises 16 different Japanese restaurants. If you love Japanese food, here is where you should be!
Nothing catches my attention like seeing a one-for-one deal. And lucky for us, every week, a different restaurant in Japan Food Town will be giving out this sweet deal. Plus, they will also be having special events every weekend!
Don’t forget to hashtag #JFT1Anniversary on Facebook and Instagram to stand a chance to win a set of $1,000 Japan Food Town vouchers every week till 10 August!
Those of you who are members of the Japan Food Town App, listen up! You can get exclusive entry to the restaurants 30 minutes before the regular opening hours for other guests. That way, you won’t have to worry all that much if you forgot to make a reservation.
For our first meal, we head over to Hanzu to try out their Pork Loin Katsu Curry ($27.00++). You better be there early, because this dish is only limited to 50 sets starting from 05:00pm.
I especially love how the pork was crispy on the outside and tender in the inside, with a thick curry gravy – that luckily wasn’t too spicy – poured over the rice. The perfect combination, I must say!
What’s Japanese food without some sushi? We had the Kiwami Sushi ($32.60++) at Tsukiji Sushi Takewaka. Similar to the curry dish, grab it while it lasts as there are only 50 sets of this for dinner.
Fickle-minded sushi lovers rejoice, as this plate comes with several different types of super fresh sushi!
For those of you looking for some comfort food, be sure to warm yourself with some ramen ($14.00++) at Machida Shoten. Do note that there are only 200 sets of this for lunch and dinner each.
In my opinion, good ramen comprises firm noodles that aren’t too soft and a rich soup. This bowl of ramen here has clearly met my expectations.
Another limited set dish is the Anago Tendon with Salad Udon Set ($29.80++), with only 25 sets available for lunch and dinner each at Tempura Tsukiji Tenka.
This was one of my favourite dishes that night. As you can see, the tendon’s portion turned out to be bigger than what the bowl could fit. I’ve had many tempura dishes that were precooked before they were served and were quite soggy by the time it reached me, this was cooked fresh and had a nice crisp.
For those of you looking for a simpler dish, try the Heijoen Special Yakiniku-Don ($22.00++) (25 sets for both lunch and dinner each) at Yakiniku Heijoen.
The set comes with a generous portion of beef that is rich and strong flavour, as well as a salad on the side.
Here’s another curry dish at Rang Mang Shokudo. The Special Rang Mang Curry with Salad ($14.00++) (10 sets for both lunch and dinner) comes with karaage (fried chicken), carrots and potatoes stewed in curry along with a hard-boiled egg and rice.
You can never go wrong with fried chicken no matter what style it’s cooked. I loved that the karaage was fried to a crispy perfection, while keeping the meat tender and juicy. Be sure to mix it all together (at least that’s how I like to eat it!), if not it may be a little too dry.
Indulge in some East meets West cuisine with the Sirloin Steak Kobore-Sushi at Hokkaido Izakaya. (20 sets/day $58.00++ & 50 sets/day $48.00++)
This dish was also one of my favourites! The steak was juicy and chewy, it literally melted in the mouth. I would definitely come back for this!
Japan Food Town
435, Orchard Road, #04-39/54, Wisma Atria Shopping Centre Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm daily
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