Don’t be surprised if you end up in the streets of Toyko and Osaka the next time you visit Jurong Point!
Shokutsu Ten is back after a $7 million makeover, doubling its indoor streets to showcase over 10 cultural kiosks, 9 different restaurants, and 1 complete experience with authentic architectural detailing and historic icons all imported from Japan.
Japan fans will no doubt recognise the precise replication of the two country’s streets with features such as a Kabuki-inspired entrance façade, neon signboards everywhere, kites, lanterns, figurines and a ceiling that actually transits from day to night to mimic the original atmosphere! (P/s. We strongly encourage photos with the huge octopus hanging from the ceiling in Osaka or the realistic ninja lurking on Toyko’s roofs.)
Of course, food is never really far from our minds and Shokutsu Ten has far too much to offer in this area. The renowned Japanese pasta restaurant, Kabe no Ana, is now a reimagined café that serves all-day breakfast, desserts and specialty coffee handled by their resident Japanese chef. We tried their Matcha Smoothie ($8.50), Eggs Benedict ($15.90), and signature Mentaiko Carbonara Spaghetti ($13.90) — all oishii. If you are adventurous, go for their Pirikara Natto Tomato Spaghetti, a unique take on natto beans and pasta… very unique.
Some of the other places to hit include the bakery and patisserie Green Pumpkin (their ham and cheese sandwiches are bigger than a normal person’s head), Shabu Tontei (Kurobuta pork and wagyu beef!) and Kuishin Bo Authentic Japanese Buffet (because buffet). After a good meal, our tip is to spend about half an hour lingering around the ever-changing kiosks of WAttention Plaza to really soak in your surroundings.
Japan for the weekend? Well, we guess it’s possible now.
This was an invited media tasting.
For more information on Shokutsu Ten, visit their website here!