Unaemon is one of the 6 Japanese food brands that can be enjoyed at the newly-opened Gochi on Church Street.
Established in Japan in 1950, Unaemon was co-founded in Japan by the owner of Taga, a 147-year old unagi specialty restaurant, and the third owner of Kiyoizumi, a historical unagi restaurant in Hinode-cho, Yokohama.
Unaemon has seven chefs who specialize in cooking unagi. As cooking eel is a difficult and technical process which requires years of experience, two highly-skilled chefs will be based in Singapore to oversee things in the kitchen.
Their Singapore restaurant will serve their signature Unajyu, and there are plans to serve the popular original dish Unagi Shabu-shabu in the future.
Unaemon is also highly committed to sourcing the best ingredients for its dishes.
Famed Japanese Ramen chain, Afuri has over 15 outlets and also opened outposts in as far as Portland, Oregon & Lisbon in Portugal. They will be opening their very first outlet here this month at the newly-revamped Funan, bringing their signature yuzu-scented ramen to food-lovers in Singapore.
Named after a mountain - Mt. AFURI, on the east edge of the Tanzawa mountains in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan; legend has it Afuri is the father of Mt. Fuji.
Find out more about Afuri and the menu listed in their international website here.
Following the success of Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Changi Airport Terminal 2, ANA Airlines is opening another outlet at Terminal 1, this time showcasing the best Japanese dishes from three prefectures: Fukuoka, Hokkaido and Kanagawa.
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Terminal 1 is modelled after a business class lounge and this 116-seater at Terminal 1 will feature classic favorites from these renowned brands as well as exclusive dishes from three restaurants: Ikkousha, Yoshimi and Megumi Maru.
Diners can tuck into an array of Yatai-style ramen, katsu curry and maze don, all at the same place. There will be wonderful desserts such as soft-serve ice-cream and pancakes for those with a sweet-tooth.
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Terminal 1 will be calling Singapore location for popular Japanese brands who will set up new outlets in Singapore:
Popular ramen brand from Fukuoka – Ikkousha, doles out Yatai-style ramen
Katsu curry specialist Yoshimi, set to open its first overseas outlet
Megumi Maru, Singapore’s first-ever maze don concept created by renowned maguro wholesaler Misaki Megumi Suisan
Dine at SORA and stand a chance to win a pair of round-trip ANA Airlines tickets to Japan.
Lee Wee & Brothers’ brand-new concept called O’TAH, is a casual but modern 12-seater kiosk at Jewel Changi Airport’s food hall. Open 24/7, the concept is a departure from Lee Wee & Brothers’ traditional heritage, and offers an imaginative dining experience characterised by modern interior design, creative plating and packaging as well as innovative dishes.
Brace yourself for an otah revolution with The Coconut Collection, featuring flavours exclusive to Jewel. The chefs have put a new spin on the classic otah, embedding new treasures within minced mackerel that is marinated and mixed with a homemade spice paste. There are four offerings: Pink Salmon Otah, Scallop Otah, Cream Cheese & Corn Otah, and Green Petai & Anchovy Otah. The ingredients are wrapped in a pair of coconut leaves, which impart a tropical fragrance and sweetness, then grilled for a light smoky aroma. Each otah at O’TAH is handmade to ensure consistent quality.
At O’TAH, the traditional otah is also remade into various forms. O’TAH Fries are bound to delight both adults and children alike — hand-cut hunks of mackerel fish otah fries are accompanied with shoestring potato fries. Dip them into the lime and herb mayonnaise for maximum indulgence.
Ben’s Burger is a towering creation showcasing mackerel fish patty, tomato, purple cabbage, caramelised onion and sunny side up, all sandwiched between fluffy charcoal buns.
There is also the Pesto Salmon Nasi Lemak, a new take on Lee Wee & Brothers’ best-selling dish. The mackerel fish otah is paired with pesto salmon on a bed of fragrant coconut rice. Not forgetting the satisfying medley of omelette, potato croquette, anchovies, peanuts, purple cabbage, pickled vegetables and sambal chilli with a real kick!
Gyu & Tori at Paragon is a speciality purveyor of premium A4 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef and top-grade chickens that are reared without antibiotics or hormones.
Indulge in their Signature A4 Sukiyaki Beef Bowl and freshly roasted chickens with a choice of home-made sauce such as Spicy Piri-piri, Shoyu Teriyaki or Gourmet Gravy.
Their customers also love their Wagyu Burger, AUS Wagyu with Japanese Udon and the decadent A4 Katsu Sandwich which is a Wagyu fillet steak coated in breadcrumbs, deep-fried and paired with toasted milk bread and homemade Tonkatsu sauce.
Epicureans, rejoice! Udon Kamon has just opened at Eat At Seven, Suntec City. The restaurant offers the widest range of udon broths in Singapore, including shoyu-based dashi, tonkotsu, house speciality Japanese spicy magma and tom yum.
“Kamon” refers to “family crest”, which is used in Japan to indicate one's origin, family lineage and status.
The restaurant imports premium bonito (katsuo fish) from Kagoshima that has been aged for at least two years. The bonito flakes are freshly shaved and used to make dashi broth as well as garnish. Udon Kamon will offer two types of shoyu-based udon broth. Available in spicy and non-spicy options, its tonkotsu broth calls for white miso and pork collar, and is cooked for eight hours.
Helmed by Executive Chef Kamogi Noriyuki, Udon Kamon specialises in sanuki udon, the most popular type of udon in the Shikoku region. Made with Japanese wheat flour, salt and water, the noodles are thick, squarish and have flat edges. At Udon Kamon, the noodles are freshly made on a daily basis.
Pushing the envelope with its unique, first-in-Singapore handmade pasta creations that are customisable, full of flavour and affordable, is Pasta Supremo! Located at Suntec City, Pasta Supremo is a casual go-to pasta haven and all about ‘owning’ your pasta.
The brainchild of founder Shawn Kishore, who is also the mastermind behind popular Taiwanese zi char (home-style cooking) restaurant The Salted Plum, Pasta Supremo was conceptualised with the simple intention of making “atas (high end) food accessible” by offering a varied price range – from $8 for a basic bowl of Haus Marinara pasta to $15 for the 300 Day Grain Fed Fatty Wagyu – and fast, friendly service.
Elaborates Shawn: “Pasta is such a universally-loved dish, and what better way for even more people to enjoy it than with a build-your-own concept that results in your pasta, your way. Whether customers go ‘budget’ or ‘ball out’, they can be assured of quality ingredients cooked with passion while boldly seasoned with creativity; topped off with an all-round fresh experience.”
To keep things exciting and deliciously creative, Shawn, together with Executive Chef Dannel Krishnan take great pride in creating new flavours regularly, firmly subscribing to the belief that ‘anything is pasta-ble!’
Apart from the signature build-your-own pasta bowls that are prepared a-la-minute, Pasta Supremo also offers a ‘supremo’ (and decidedly non-conformist) range of a la carte items such as ‘haus’ pasta, sides, ‘Stuff on Bread’ monthly specials and desserts.
Diners can get in touch with their pasta-nality as they choose from a generous selection of vibrantly-hued and naturally dyed homemade pasta, sauces and a range of toppings such as Burnt Miso Corn, Bak Kwa Jam, 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano, Confit Garlic Prawns, Wagyu Karubi, and Unagi.
Levelling up their pasta game, Pasta Supremo offers three types of fresh pasta namely Long, Short and Curly made and air-dried daily. Available in vibrant colours of yellow, blue, purple and black, the pasta is naturally coloured with ingredients such as egg yolk, blue pea flower, beetroot and activated charcoal. Velvety in texture, these pretty showstoppers are a testament to time and technique needed when making fresh pasta.
Here is one for the east-siders. Ministry of Burgers at White Sands Shopping Centre was conceptualized to bring Malaysia’s famous ‘Ramly’ style burger concept / experience closer to the people in Singapore.
Travelling to Malaysia is a frequent family affair for many singapore families and many times it is never complete without having some ‘Ramly’ burgers, which are scrumptious & affordable burgers with rich Asian flavours.
Swing over to White Sands Shopping Centre to get your ‘burger therapy’, available all year long, with Monistry of Brugers' customised thick patties and special sauces.
You are assured of a ‘might in every bite’ at Ministry of Burgers.
Tiger Sugar, a hugely popular milk tea from Taiwan has expanded to Singapore with 3 outlets which are established within a short time span of just 3 months. Their 3rd & newest outlet is located at the conveniently-located Paragon Shopping Centre.
Tiger Sugar is a hit among Instagram user and it is most well-known for its beverages' trademark "tiger stripes", which are formed when the dark brown sugar syrup portion blends with thick milk in the cup.
TungLok Group's newest dining concept, Duckland, is now open at United Square! Explore all there is to the beloved bird with the restaurant's 'farm to fork' concept, where top-quality ducks are specially flown in, all the way from Ireland.
Patrons can expect specialty duck dishes as well as dishes which do not feature duck as a main ingredient. Irish cuisine like Irish Lamb Stew, Bacon Cabbage Colcannon & more are availalble and there is something for everyone.
The first Mala brand in Singapore, Mala Mala endeavours to offer a unique spice in your life using a secret blend of old and new. Visit their newly-opened store in VivoCity for their popular ready-to-eat Spicy Mala Flavour Hand-Cut Potato Wedges and Mushroom Chips. Available in 3 levels of Spiciness!
Conceptualised in Singapore, Mala Mala was created out a passion for life. They seek to challenge the conventional by turning the exotic flavours of Mala into the perfect indulgent snack, befitting of all lifestyles and delicate for all walks of life – whichever you are on.
Their secret blend of spices are a result of years of experimentation and research. With the use of highly sought-after spices such as Szechuan chillies, peppercorns and star anise, we promise to deliver a passionate experience anytime, anywhere. Available in hand-cut mushroom chips and potato wedges, get ready for a tantalising and satisfying indulgence.
With a firm belief in the existing expertise in whisky in Singapore, The ExciseMan Whisky Bar at Esplanade aims to uphold and complement the high standards set by dedicated professionals in the industry. Together with these specialists, The ExciseMan hopes to put Singapore on the map for whisky lovers from all over the world.
At The ExciseMan Whisky Bar, you can taste exclusive whisky like the Invergordon 45 year old Clan Denny ($72 per 30ml pour) and Mystery Distillery, Speyside 24/25 year old Douglas Laing ($52 per 30ml pour).
The next tea revolution is here. TaiGai, the first and original creator of fruit-blended cheese milk crowns, has landed in Singapore.
Since 2015, TaiGai has popularised a new way of drinking tea with its signature MILKY KISSES.
Growing rapidly with more than 60 outlets in Shenzhen China, TaiGai aims to integrate the centuries-old tea-drinking culture into the lifestyle of a new generation. Their name - Tai (å°) pays tribute to Taiwan, the place where milk crowns were first invented, and Gai (ç) being the brand’s iconic luscious fruity MILKY KISSES, which is a unique recipe blend that brings both natural fruits and cheese milk crowns together.
With the first overseas store opening of TaiGai at NEX, their refreshing, picture-perfect concoctions will have you at the first and every ‘kiss’, as they serve up generous servings of pulpy fruits blended in premium quality teas.
TaiGai is managed and operated by BreadTalk Group, a joint venture with Shenzhen Pindao Food and Beverage Management.
There’s always a churro for everyone, anytime! At Chulove Cafe, their churros are made fresh to order with an authentic Spanish recipe. Crispy and golden, their churros are delicious, indulgent, addictive and a whole lot of fun!
Popular and Kyoto-headquartered coffee chain, % Arabica has announced the location of their first Singapore outpost on its official instagram account. Currently the opening date of the cafe is not available but will be in several months. Be sure to check out their social media pages for updates.
% Arabica Coffee was founded in year 2014 by Japan-born Kenneth Shoji, who owns a coffee farm in Hawaii.
In Asia, % Arabica has stores in Japan, 3 in Hong Kong, 2 in China and 1 in the Philippines. It is also in Germany and several Middle East markets, with plans for Canada, France and Morocco too!
Milligram is part of Cherry Beans Coffee which is Australia’s leading specialty coffeehouse chain. Thier brand aims to create a premium coffee culture for their enthusiasts in Australia and worldwide.
Through their new ambition, Milligram serves their 100% Arabica blend, comprised of three certified organic coffees. Milligram has also created their own menu to deliver the most delicious and fresh organic coffee and organic food at a reasonable price. Their “Health Conscious” recipes suit the dietary needs and tastes of anyone who wants stunningly delicious meals.
Built on the foundations of Cherry Beans Coffee, Milligram is truly one of a kind. One that creates a contemporary eco-friendly space for coffee and food enthusiasts, helping them make healthier and organic lifestyle choices.
Chocolate which you can draw with, sketch with and eat too? Award-winning Singaporean pastry chef Janice Wong's 2nd sweet boutique awaits you at Raffles City. Chocolate Crayons, Chocolate Paint, a blended-tea collection and many other treats are available.
Janice Wong is the only sweets boutique in Singapore that creates interactive, edible art for imaginative souls, in an era that craves personal expression and embraces nostalgic pleasures. She continues to captivate us with her unique creations, flavors and offerings. With her second sweets boutique, Wong aims to inspire customers with her own memories and experiences as a child, through a wonderland filled with signature chocolate bon bons, mochis, cookies, chocolate paint, lollipops, fruit rolls and more.
For those who are inspired to create their own chocolate art there will be chocolate paint with up to 38 colours including flavours like passionfruit, green mango and smoked chocolate are also available. The new shop will also see the launch of Chocolate Crayons – made from 100% chocolate with no added sugar, they will be available in 8 colours and flavor variations and customers will be able to purchase in a box of 8 and 40. This is the first of its kind of confectionery designed by Janice Wong Singapore where one can draw, sketch and eat the chocolates.
With the opening of this second outlet Janice Wong, the homegrown chef joins the ranks of other influential dessert chefs with successful brands, including Pierre Hermé and Oriol Balaguer, and in fact becomes one of the very few female ones in this esteemed league. This second sweets retail outlet marks further expansion on homeground in Singapore.
Hong Kong-based "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung is bringing his roast duck concept by the name of 'Forbidden Duck' to our sunny island.
Serving signature Peking-style and slow-cooked Roast Duck plus other classic Cantonese dishes; Forbidden Duck's first Singapore outpost is located at Marina Bay Financial Centre and is due to open some time this month.
Three Michelin-starred chef Leung, 57, owns three Michelin-starred restaurants, Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and one Michelin-starred, Bo London in the UK.
Born in London and raised in Toronto, chef Leung joined the culinary scene late at age 40 as he was previously helping out in his family's business.
Popular Japanese Milk Cheese Cookies from Japan's Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, are now available at their Singapore flagship store located at Raffles City.
Their concept of a “factory filled with creativity and innovation” was born in Japan in 2011. They wanted to create sweets that no one has ever made, using carefully selected milk and high quality cheese, combined with ingredients from not only Japan, but also around the world. They combine the new with nostalgic, the unexpected with the flavorful.
Stop by Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's newly opened flagship shop and discover your favorite sweets to fall in love with!
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA is the largest restaurant across the four terminals at Changi Airport and houses six popular Japanese brands all under one roof.
The 7760sqft (720sqm) space seats about 300 diners.
Two out of the six brands at SORA are making its debut in Singapore. They are Tsuruhashi Fugetsu, a chain from Osaka specialising in "okonomiyaki" (Japanese savoury pancakes). And the other is Japoli Kitchen which offers Japanese-Italian fusion dishes.
Morozoff is one of Japan’s leading luxury confectionery makers, starting from a chocolate shop in Kobe in 1931. And it is making its comeback to our sunny island after 14 years, with the opening of a stand-alone boutique at Plaza Singapura.
The brand had been previously available in Singapore from 1984 at the Japanese department store Daimaru at Liang Court. After Daimaru closed in 2003, Morozoff left the market as well.
The chocolatier has more than 1000 shops and 33 cafes in Japan and is also available in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. The Singapore store is its 19th overseas outlet and will sell 90 per cent of Morozoff’s full range of products including chocolates, cookies and packaged baked goods such as madeleines.
(Image below: Morozoff's president, Mr Shinji Yamaguchi at the Plaza Singapura boutique)
TWG Tea introduces a treasure-trove of exotic teas and accessories at Singapore Changi Airport with their airport specialty stores, to bring the thrill of discovery to your teacup.
Located in the duty-free zone, the latest TWG boutique at Terminal 4 provides the perfect solution for those in search of sophisticated gifts.
TWG Tea is the finest luxury tea brand in the world. Specializing in whole-leaf teas from source estates, TWG Tea offers the largest tea list in the world, over 800 different single-estate harvests and exclusive blends from every tea producing country.
Enjoy the entire TWG Tea loose tea collection with varieties from every tea-producing country. Brightly coloured packed tins and tea accessories accompany rows of tea-infused macarons and chocolate bonbons, both available in a choice of luxurious gift boxes too.
The Maple Mania's signature Maple Butter Cookies are ranked as The #1 Best Selling product in Tokyo Station of Japan (most notably known as the terminal station for several shinkansen bullet train lines) for 3 consecutive years in 2015, 2016, 2017, breaking numerous records in the annual Tokyo Station Popular Souvenir Ranking leaderboard.
With the soft-opening of their Singapore flagship store at ION Orchard on 3rd November; you can get your hands on these award-winning bakes without going to Tokyo.
Established in 2013 in the historic and iconic Tokyo Station æ±äº¬é§ (Gransta section) in Marunouchi district, Japan, The Maple Mania story is one of growing up in America’s Golden Age, the culture and arts booming with music and film, it was a bright, vibrant, dream-filled era. Their hero is a boy who loves mischief and maple sweets, and keeps a bottle of maple syrup with him, just like the grown-ups who keep flasks of whiskey in their coat pockets. When no one was looking, he’d snatch the maple syrup from the cupboard, stash it in his pockets and sneak licks while walking the dog or climbing trees in the backyard.
Each sweet item offered by The Maple Mania contains that sense of play, adventure, mischief and nostalgia.
They take pride in their attention to the ingredients used in their range of products. Their signature ingredient is their Pure Maple Syrup, which is directly sourced from Quebec, Canada.
Temple Cellars is an independent, premium liquor store offering Singapore’s best craft selection. They pride themselves as the leading tastemakers and champion boutique producers that represent the best quality.
Located on the ground floor of UE Square, the locally opened store is co-founded by Singaporeans Jasmin Wong, Kasster Soh and Kevin Ngan.
The store has a lot to offer. Temple Cellars also currently stock about 40 wine labels and house local craft labels like Brewlander & Co. and Rye & Pint too.
Now you don't have to head to Busan for authentic Korean Fishcakes! Head down to ION Orchard and have a taste of Busan today at Samjin Amook.
Founded in 1953, Samjin has the longest history in fishcake industry in Korea.
For 65 years, Samjin has dedicated itself to the most efficient and high quality production system. Samjin has 3 Manufacturing Sites in Busan, Korea.
In 2011, Samjin has changed the fishcake market trend dramatically. They have turned around the public perception by starting bakery-style stores.
They redefined “Fishcake” from unsanitary street food to sanitary high quality food. Samjin supplies to wholesale markets such as Costco. Embracing their success in Korean market, Samjin looks to take the next step toward a global market.
Activate the vital power of your skin with 100% oil-free skincare from Japan. With millions and millions of their products sold, ORBIS Inc. is a leading Japanese cosmetic company which is also involved in markets such as skincare, health food and beauty supplements.
Established in 1984, ORBIS Inc. has been voted No.1 in the Japan Consumer Satisfaction Index.
In 1987, when oil was believed to be the essence of moisture, ORBIS introduced their first 100% oil-free skincare range, because they discovered that what the skin really needed to retain moisture was in fact not oil, but water.
Since then, they have focused on the science of creating intelligent skincare products that work from within to empower and reveal healthy radiant skin.
ORBIS is available at 7 retail points island-wide.
Artisanal perfume made in Singapore; Freda'D Parfum's first flagship store is now at Downtown Gallery. It's perfume bar will allow you to create your own scents like other Freda'D Parfum's quality products.
Freda'D is an artisanal fragrance house dedicated to the art of natural perfumery, continuously producing quality perfumes and fragranced products.
Their perfume ranges are personally created by their founder Freda, meticulously mixed through trial and error, ensuring that the highest qualities of the unique fragrance appeals to a broad range of customers. Every scent is inspired by a part of Freda's life, sharing a personal story through the perfumes.
Freda’D has scents for different personalities and styles; the young, the old, the sexy, and even the sporty. Pairing up with fashion not only brings out the perfume style but enhances and complements one's entire outfit.
Luxury French perfume house, Fragrance Du Bois, has relocated its Singapore flagship boutique from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, to the heart of the Orchard Road shopping district at Scotts Square.
Fragrance Du Bois is a niche, luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, crafted by fifth generation perfumers, from the 17th century French traditions of Grasse. At the heart of all Fragrance Du Bois' creations is its signature Oud that exudes the ultimate in luxury, being both distinctive and unique. All the Oud used by Fragrance Du Bois is produced on its own sustainably managed plantations, and is guaranteed to be ethically and sustainably sourced.
Fragrance Du Bois' boutique at Scotts Square boasts an 807 ft2 retail space, with a new layout, but with the familiar and signature black and gold interior design that characterises the brand's ethos of recreating the grandeur and ambience of a classic Parisian salon.
Created to arouse and stimulate sensory perceptions in the individual, a brand-new VIP area is being introduced in the new boutique, in which guests will be invited to immerse themselves in the unique experience of a personalised consultation with a fragrance expert. Fragrance Du Bois' in-house perfumers will guide clients through the fascinating world of niche perfumery, and will enable a client to capture his or her imagination by recommending a blend of perfumes that will express the individual's unique personality.
Guenpin, Japan's largest fugu restaurant chain has finally expanded out of Japan and has housed their first overseas outlet at Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.
Enjoy the Tiger Puffer fish (“Torafugu”), prepared by licensed artisans, made available at Guenpin.
Out of the 22 kinds of pufferfish that are permitted for consumption by law in Japan, the “Torafugu” is recognized as the highest grade. In order to serve this fish in its most exquisite form, Guenpin's original techniques have been patented internationally.
Housed in Malcolm Bistro, 20grams Specialty Coffee & Roastery is a transparent operation of sourcing, roasting and brewing specialty coffee alongside a kitchen serving an unabashedly gastronomically diverse fare at its finest.
At 20grams, they love making coffee, and because they love their coffee so much, they are particular about the way it is produced, prepared and presented.
One signature on their menu is the Maine Lobster Roll, stuffed with a good helping of lobster meat all within a toasted bun.
Headed by their Group Executive Chef Choi Minchul (who was a former food trainer at Marina Bay Sands), they present to you a breakthrough Korean dining concept! They are the first in Singapore to introduce the Mini Hwaro Grill which is a food trend taking Korea by storm, along with a wide assortment of sumptuous Korean skewers, freshly prepared daily.
With the accompaniment of contemporary Swing Jazz music, the 50 seater Hansul punches way above its weight by being the only bar in Singapore that serves up the most extensive array of Soju, Makgeolli, Cheongju and Korean Cocktails. In addition, they offer a selection of Italian wine and cider.
T2 Tea from Australia has arrived in Singapore and their 1st flagship store is at 313@Somerset. They’re constantly experimenting with new blends and tasty brews. Today, even with over 200 teas to their name, they’re only scratching the surface of what’s out there. Inspired by local favorite Kaya Toast; they have created a Singapore Breakfast blend, especially to capture a taste of Singapore!
Step inside T2's tea boutique and enter their world of tea with a melting pot of exotic smells, taste sensations, intricately designed teawares and beautiful displays.
The Prestige Brow Lash Nail is Prestige's 3rd outlet and latest expansion. Their first 2 outlets located at Pacific Plaza and Suntec City Tower 2, are known as the most luxurious eyelash and brow bar in Asia.
They offer a wide range of services like manicures, pedicures and massages too. Their signature beauty treatments include their world renowned Korean Nano Tech Eyebrow Embroidery Enchantment, and Korean Nano Duo Instrument Advanced Colouring Eyebrow Embroidery, Feng Shui Eyebrows by Celebrity Eyebrow Specialist – Irene Teo, Japanese Anti Bacterial Eyelash Extensions and Korean Mink Eyelash Extension, Eyeliner and Lips Enhancement.