Food, Japanese

Tempura TenTen: The Tempura King Prawn Tower

34 years-young Mamoru Kanaya may be camera shy, but the moment he works his magic in the kitchen, he moves with such gusto that you’d think he was doing a ballroom dance across the kitchen floor. Tempura Ten Ten Head Chef Mamoru, who hails from Hokkaido, once helmed Buta God (of Ramen Champion fame) and…

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IZA: Your Local Izakaya Bar

IZA stems from the Japanese word ‘Izakaya’ which means gastropub. Initially, I thought that this is just another Japanese bar that serves sakes and beers with yakitori. But after I sat down to have a meal there, I realised that this isn’t your typical Japanese gastropub. IZA is your local version of Izakaya Bar with…

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Omakase Night at Vino Kushiyaki

With so many Japanese restaurants and eateries in Singapore, are there any establishments that serve authentic Japanese cuisine with good sake? You bet! The better ones are often hidden, such as Vino Kushiyaki, which has just opened its doors about seven months ago. Experience doses of nature as you step into this cosy restaurant furnished…

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Food, Japanese

Barashi-Tei: Japanese Restaurant that Opens Till Late

It’s midnight and you are looking for a place to have a late dinner or supper with friends. You wanted something more substantial rather than going to a coffee shop for Bar Chor Mee or Roti Prata. Perhaps you’re craving for some Japanese food and you just wanted to dine comfortably at a brightly-lit restaurant…

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