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Featuring The Refinery, GastroSmiths, Bincho, Ramen Bari-Uma (Tanglin), Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant (Far East Plaza), Babette, IZY Dining & Bar, Washoku Goen (VivoCity), Watami (ION Orchard), Sanpoutei Ramen (Shaw House)
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A simple but highly enjoyable appetiser of mentaiko-stuffed onigiri. Definitely get one while you’re here for the excellent ramen. Other fillings include ikura, salmon and aburi chashu.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Baby you light my fire - definitely get the luxe version of Hokkaido-Ya's signature bara chirashi don, topped with a blow-torched swirl of mentaiko mayo that just adds so much more punch to the regular version of the dish. 絶品ですね!

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Taste: 3.5/5

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Imported all the way from Hokkaido, cut into this golden crumbed parcel of joy and watch with satisfaction as its sweet, creamy goodness spills out. A little pricy, but totally worth the quality.

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Taste: 3.5/5

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Slightly dry and stiff but still tasty, the pork cutlet’s aridness is alleviated by the smooth and creamy Hokkaido white curry, with inoffensive levels of spice.

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Taste: 3/5

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Hokkaido-ya’s ramen offerings allow you to customise your soup base – pick from paitan, miso or spicy miso. Whilst the paitan was lacklustre, the spicy miso had me going back for more. The Hokkaido Butter Corn Hotate Ramen ($12.9) comes with plump, imported Hokkaido scallops, but my pick would be the Hokkaido Beef Ramen ($11.9) with lightly seared strips of very flavourful and tender Hokkaido beef. Pair it with the spicy miso broth and make sure to stir in the pat of butter that comes with every bowl to enrich the soup.

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Taste: 3/5

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Skip the slightly dry pork katsu version and go straight for the moist, firm delights of panko-battered prawn with Hokkaido-Ya’s signature Hokkaido white curry – the mellow cousin of regular Japanese curry that’s got all the spices sans the heat and cooked with milk for a smoothier, creamier flavour.

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Taste: 3/5

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うまい! If you, like me, adore the taste of artificial truffle oil, then you will love this bowl filled with generous chunks of plump salmon and tobiko perfumed with its fragrance. All at a very affordable price too!

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Taste: 3.5/5

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Aburiya prides itself in delivering an immaculate yakiniku experience. Fostering personal relationships with farmers across Japan whom they regularly visit, their pure Japanese wagyu is of the highest standards. The whole cow is purchased and imported to Singapore by the restaurant itself.

We recommend this assorted Wagyu platter loaded with various cuts of premium Kuroge Wagyu – well-marbled Karubi, flavourful Misuji oyster blade, juicy sirloin, and finely sliced sirloin yaki shabu that goes hand in hand with ponzu sauce.
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Thank you Alan and @aburiyasakebar for your incredible hospitality, and @foodinsing for the invite.

Taste: 3.5/5

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What a way to cleanse the palate after a meat-centric meal – delightfully chewy noodles in a cold, tangy soup, served with kimchi, char siew and egg. The combination of textures and bright, acidic flavours really served to perk us up.

Thank you Alan and @aburiyasakebar for your incredible hospitality, and @foodinsing for the invite.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Succulent, smoky grilled chicken glazed in a sweet and salty tare sauce is taken up a notch with the lemongrass skewers permeating the meat with their distinctive aroma. I liked these as much as the wagyu beef skewers.

Thank you Alan and @aburiyasakebar for your incredible hospitality, and @foodinsing for the invite.

Taste: 3.5/5

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A pleasingly chewy texture when eaten raw, the thin discs of tongue take on a smoky tenderness when grilled.

Thank you Alan and @aburiyasakebar for your incredible hospitality, and @foodinsing for the invite.

Taste: 3.5/5

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With a refreshed bar menu, Aburiya’s sake bar is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset by the scenic riverside. These tomato and long bean skewers wrapped in wagyu bacon are bursting with juicy flavour and make for very easy eating with many cups of overflowing Mokkiri ($7.9) sake.

Thank you Alan and @aburiyasakebar for your incredible hospitality, and @foodinsing for the invite.

Taste: 3.5/5

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