Back from a $7 million makeover, Shokutsu Ten at Jurong Point now boasts double the space with a total of nine restaurants, as well as a Japanese-inspired pop-up event plaza holding 10 retail and food kiosks. The massive 17,000 square feet food street is split into two distinct themes – Tokyo and Osaka – with intricate architecture detailing and historic icons hoisted near the ceiling. Look up and you might just spot the ninja!
What’s new Japanese pasta lovers can now subdue their intense cravings for Mentaiko Carbonara ($13.90) at Kabe no Ana - The Cafe. Under the helm of resident Kabe no Ana chef from Japan, Shogo Nishimura, this outlet features an exclusive café menu with all-day breakfast items and coffee specialty drinks such as Iced Coffee with Coffee Jelly ($8.80). Another new restaurant concept, Shabu Tontei, has hot pots and Shabu Shabu perfect for the current rainy weather. Over at the pop-up WAttention Plaza, expect an ever-changing selection of street food and retail kiosks. An ongoing 10-day Rakuten Japan Gourmet Festival organized by the Japanese e-commerce platform Rakuten, will be held here till 4 Dec.
Returning favourites Besides Japanese yakitori shop Wadori and Kuriya Japanese Market, Men-ichi Ramen returns with a spacious interior that’s twice its previous size. And popular for its value for money 60-minute lunch buffet, Kuishin Bo looks spiffier than ever with an expanded dessert section and exquisite cakes from sister-bakery Green Pumpkin. Check out their ongoing Sapporo Fair promotion here – available till 4 Jan. Written by Peh Yi Wen See Also: Find the best Japanese restaurant to satisfy your craving Check out the eateries nearby you