27 July 2021

Can’t Get Enough Of Japanese Food



Japanese food is hands down among the top of our list of favorites. From ramen to sashimi, there’re just so much to love about the amazing food from this beautiful country. And lucky for us, there’s no need to travel out of the country to enjoy quality Japanese food!


If you too are a Jap foodie, you’ll want to bookmark this.


You may already have guessed it (from its name), Matchaya offers all things matcha. From drinks to dessert, it’s a matcha lover’s dream come true!


Started out as a kiosk, Matchaya can now be found in a few malls, including an 18-seater cafe at The Cathay. Famed for its quality, rich and smooth matcha desserts, the outlet at The Cathay has also added main courses to its menu.


We love the matcha parfait which consists of good layers of toppings with different textures and flavors. Other than its signature parfait, the Pâte à Choux is a crowd favourite as well, baked to slight crisp on the outside, airy on the inside and oozing with matcha goodness. Get some for your next party, or as an afternoon snack!


Matchaya is located at The Cathay, Level 1


The fire ramen took the internet by storm with its impressive and Instagram-worthy fire spectacle. Upon ordering, you will be led to the open kitchen bar seating where you will witness your ramen being set ablaze by flaming negi oil. The Chefs will even offer to place your phone on a selfie stick to capture you in the moment!


The fiery theatrics aren’t just amazing to watch, it gives the broth a slightly smoky flavour. Other than its signature items, Menbaka has recently launched a new spicy ramen to add an extra kick to the taste. On its menu is also a Singapore-exclusive item, the Tonkotsu Fire Ramen.


Menbaka Fire Ramen is located at Cineleisure, Level 5

Japanese Food - Menbaka


With 22 outlets and 17 unique concepts, these guys sure know their ramen.


Opened in 2016, Ramen Keisuke Kani King specializes in crab broth ramen. Pork base is commonly used in ramens, but Chef Takeda has something else in mind. Instead, he imported swimming crabs and chicken bone for the broth, simmered for hours with a mixture of special blended herbs and vegetables. The result is a rich and flavoursome soup base.


Did we mention, there’s also a free flow of eggs and bean sprouts when you dine-in at the outlet? 😉


Ramen Keisuke Kani King is located at Cineleisure, Level 1

Japanese Food - Ramen Keisuke Kani King


Here at Maki-San, you can design your own sushi and salad with all and only your favourite ingredients! Want a healthy bowl of salad? Pick your favourite greens. Want to throw in a cheat ingredient? How about the Tempura Soft Shell Crab for a crunch or Smoked Duck for a bit of tasty fattiness.


Speaking from experience, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are a total of 15 different house sauces to select from for the sushi and more than 40 other ingredients!


We had a quick chat with Omar, the founder of Maki-San. Read it HERE.


Maki-San is located at both The Cathay and Cineleisure, basement 1

Japanese Food - Maki-San


When it comes to the grade of beef, we all know Wagyu is one of the finest. Its abundance of fat ensures a tender, juicy and flavoursome eating experience. Just looking at it makes our mouth water.


And guess what? Tenkaichi specializes in Wagyu Beef Yakiniku, along with a variety of ala-carte dishes. The Deluxe and Premium Yakiniku Buffets offer not just premium Wagyu Beef, but also free flow of other ingredients including pork belly, pork loin, squid, sashimi and many more!


If you’re there for lunch or not in the mood for Yakiniku, opt for the donburis. At just $18.90, the Wagyu Kaisen Donburi is extremely value-for-money. Otherwise, the Chirashi Donburi is one of our top picks too!


Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ & Shabu Shabu is located at Cineleisure, Level 2

Japanese Food - Tenkaichi


Omakase is a Japanese phrase, used when ordering in restaurants, that means ‘I’ll leave it up to you’. You trust the Chef to design and prepare the dishes. The idea of not knowing what you will be eating is not just intriguing, but at times, Chefs surprise you with unique and delicious dishes, or use of ingredients which you will not typically eat.


The Bettership offers one of the most affordable Omakase. From uni to oysters, the Chefs make sure that only premium quality ingredients are used.


We recently shared a review of The Bettership’s Sakura-themed Omakase, read it HERE.


The Bettership is located at The Cathay, Level 1

Japanese Food - The Bettership


  • Japanese Cuisine
  • Japanese Food
  • Maki-San
  • Matchaya
  • The Bettership
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