On the dining front, nothing screams Singapore more than its hawker centers and food courts. These establishments have been engrained into the history of our city and have become an inextricable part of our food culture.
Japan Food Town, which opened its doors last Saturday on the 16th of July, takes the local concept of a food court as a platform to create a truly authentic Japanese experience.
From the minute you walk in, the black clay walls and the unvarnished wooden lattice transport you to the land of the rising sun. Each interior design was carefully thought out to incorporate and bring out ‘MA’, the Japanese sense of space with the traditional washi paper and the symbolic big red gate feature represents a cooking stove with steam rising to the ceiling.
This food hall is a first of its kind in Singapore, introducing customers to the freshest ingredients from Japan and offering a vast selection of Japanese delicacies at an affordable price.
All sixteen restaurants will procure more than 50% of their ingredients directly from Japan, including unique ingredients such as Matsuzaka Beef, Kimme-Rice, and Kindai Maguro.
Each outlet was carefully selected based on its specialty and you can be sure to find your favourite Japanese delicacy here. Highlights include Osaka Kitchen’s Omelette with Pork Belly ($8) which is cooked to perfection on the teppanyaki grill and paired with a melt-in-your-mouth grilled pork belly, Machida-Shoten’s Tonkotsu Spicy Ramen ($15) with its thick ramen broth and its customisable level of bite for your noodles, SABAR’s specially cultivated mackerel, and Rang Mang Shokudo’s delicious artisanal fried chicken with a choice of yuzu pepper sauce or wasabi cream.
Singapore is the first city in the world to launch the food hall and is truly a bridge between Japan and Singapore. From the exquisite food and the beautiful interior, to the premium range sake and even the Japanese style toilets, the biggest Japanese specialty food hall is definitely worth a visit.
Address: 435 Orchard Rd, #04-39/54 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, Singapore 238877