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Ordered the Hokkaido Butter Corn charshu ramen and pork cutlet Don. Both the pork was hard and covered with layer of fats. The noodle was blend. Heard that this was by Sushi-Teh so we give it a try. It was so disappointing. And it's not even "Hokkaido" standard.

Fresh! Sweetest rice and chawanmushi we ever had. 👎: We felt the rice was way too sweet 😂

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I had the tsukemen while my mom and bro had the ramen and it was delicious! Loved the tonkotsu broth, which we slurped up. For the tsukemen, I’d recommend letting the noodles soak in the sauce for a few seconds rather than just dipping - this way, you get the full flavour.

Sadly, the non-noodle dishes weren’t great. My agedashi tofu was way too oily, while my dad’s karaage was nothing to shout about. His miso soup was lukewarm too.

I guess it makes sense that they’ve focused on their speciality - so if you go, make sure to get their noodles!

I visited Hokkaido-ya once months ago but never made a return trip after trying their white curry ramen. As you can imagine, I didn’t enjoy that at all and felt it didn’t warrant a return trip. My colleague recommended Hokkaido-ya for the chirashi dons so I decided to give them another try.

Ordered the Aburi Mentaiko Salmon Bowl ($10.90++) from the self-ordering counter and waited about 15 minutes for our buzzer to buzz for collection. It’s quite popular during lunch time and they seemed to prepare the orders rather slowly but we had time so it was ok.

I was impressed with the amount of salmon, mentaiko and tobikko they provided. It was a really generous portion for $10.90 and it was pretty good quality too! The salmon cubes were fresh and well-torched on the surface, leaving some yummy sashimi texture below. The mentaiko was quite salty on its own, as expected, but blends in perfectly when mixed with the Japanese rice and aburi salmon. The tobikko and cucumber cubes added a refreshing crunch between mouthfuls too.

I’m glad I gave Hokkaido-ya another chance because I really enjoyed today’s meal! Kind of wish they had more veggies included but that’s Japanese food for you. Would add this into my rotation of restaurants when I’m at Vivo/Harbourfront!

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They serve quality meat at a really affordable price.
We had the Buta Don ($12), which consists of 5 large pieces of grilled chestnut pork loin on rice. The meat was harvested from specially selected pig that's fed on a chestnut diet. The meat are really tender and flavourful. You can add an onsen egg at $1 and salad at $1.50 to complete your meal.

If you still don't feel satisfied, you'll be delighted to know that they serve side dishes as well. We had the Grilled Salmon Belly ($10.80) and the Aburi Mentai ($10). You can also enjoy Japanese drinking culture with an extensive selection of Japanese cocktails, highballs, shochu and sake that complements the array of grilled meat. We had the fruity highball ($8.50) where you can choose a fruit flavour to mix with whiskey and soda.

Thanks @aburien.sg for having us!

The Cha-nabe set came with a choice of drink which I opted for an iced hojicha. The pot of soupy goodness was served in a classy ceramic pot that kept the heat in. The miso soup base was thick and flavourful that complemented the udon noodles really well. Though there were only a few salmon slices, the portion size was generous with mashed potato and pickled radishes served as sides. Warm and comfort food for the stomach!

Ordered a $30+ platter for 2-3 pax. It was studded with luscious sticks of charred chicken wings, stuffed mushrooms, tomatoes wrapped in bacon, prawns meshed with shiso leaves as well as cheesy pork skewers. My only grouse is the over zealous use of teriyaki sauce in some skewers, which can get cloying after awhile. If u are looking for a yakitori meal that offers excellent value, this is it. However, if u seek an authentic experience, go for the real Mc coy at one of those smoky Japanese run joints in Cuppage plaza or Robertson Quay (Shunjuu being my favorite).

Every piece of luscious fish slice adorning this bowl apparently is air flown 4x a week from Japan’s Tsukiji market - tuna, salmon, tai (sea bream) etc. Certainly makes for a pampered Chirashi experience, though perhaps better could be found for the price point.
Still, the unpretentious traditional Japanese restaurant setting makes you feel as if you’re in Japan almost immediately, if not for the Keppel Bay views by the windows.
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Had minced toro topped with rice, it was very well-seasoned and every mouthful tasted delicious. The toro came in generous servings as well! Haven’t visited Sushi Tei in a long time but I still had an awesome Japanese fare just like the ol’ days. :-)

If you go here, choose the buffet - the meat quality is mediocre but at least prices are reasonable. À-la-carte prices are OUTRAGEOUS for the same mediocre meat or worse, the low-quality fish: $44++ for the small sashimi moriawase, or $10.90++ for a tiny cup of kimchi soup (it looks much bigger on the menu photo!). The Filipino receptionists are enthusiastic, but the wait staff are kind of blurred. The wait is long (20 minutes for sashimi) as there are only two ‘chefs’ in the small kitchen. Even with the 1-for-1 Entertainer offer, it’s expensive.