Japanese🍣🍱🍜

Japanese🍣🍱🍜

Japanese food - sushi, ramen, don, tonkatsu, and just everything Japanese cuisine😫😋 Ratings take into consideration price of the dish, quality of the dish, and overall service and ambience of the location if applicable!🌟
Jaslyn T.
Jaslyn T.

Peak hour on a weekend especially in the weekend does not guarantee you’ll try their famous beef bowls. So I went for their pork cheek bowl which was so amazingly melt in your mouth tender. 5 stars for the texture, but I thought overall the flavour was a bit bland despite the slight smokiness. Still, a pretty nice meal to have with the atmosphere at Bedok marketplace.

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A lovely bowl of ramen that was rich and so delightful to eat. Just slightly creamy, the Godfire broth was made even better with the huge kick of spiciness. The chashu was also very tender. Worth the queue (but only if you’re not starving).

Also, shout out to the gyoza - one of the better ones I’ve tried. Soft skin with yet still a nice bite. Amazing flavour.

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The stall claims to not use any MSG, but the chicken broth is naturally rich in flavour which was satisfying. While I still prefer tonkotsu broth for my ramen, this bowl is still a pleasant choice as it presents itself as a simple delicacy. A relatively small shop, but the staff were very welcoming and kind. For a 4.5 star rating on Google, I was pretty excited for Matsuri and expecting to be mindblown, though alas, there was nothing much that stood out to me in particular. Maybe I tried the wrong dish?

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Fluffy egg on rice which looks way too appetising with surprise pork bits beneath. A small bowl but honestly very worth it if you’re not a big eater and want to order more sides. While the egg was indeed fluffy and slightly runny, the entire bowl lacked flavour. But for the price and the free condiments they give at the side - chilli powder, mayonnaise, and even bean sprouts, you can easily solve the problem to make a whole new dish of your own!

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A nice light flavour here, nothing too strong nor overwhelming but neither was it mind blowing. A very normal bowl of katsu don with two huge crispy breaded prawns. Highly recommend just going for the tonkotsu here for their premium pork loin!

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One of my favorite tonkatsu places! Love the free flow cabbage that you can eat with every bite of the rice. The premium pork loin was really tender, while breaded and fried til very crispy. The miso sauce gave a nice peppery and savoury taste to it. Highly recommend!!

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Thinly sliced charred pork jowl in a bowl, topped with an onsen egg. Nice flavour but nothing mind blowing, but I must say, this was pretty affordably priced for the ambience!

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Tsukuba ($4.50)
Miso Glazed Butabara ($6.50)
Only tried 2 grills here but they were pretty delightful. The Tsukumen was juicy and flavourful and I loved the miso glaze on the pork belly.

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Finally visited Nomiya and kicked things off with their seasonal oysters topped with seaweed and ponzu sauce. Went for the option with ikura, that cost $18 for 2 pieces. And it was so damn worth it with how huge, plump, and fresh the oysters were! Wished there was a bit more ponzu sauce for more tartness to counter the overwhelming fishiness from both the oyster and ikura.

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Tanuki Raw’s Surf & Turf option that satiates both my carnivorous and pescatarian side. I enjoyed the truffle soy marinate on the tender short rib, as well as the mixed sashimi as separate elements. When placed together in a bowl with an onsen egg over rice, it just became way too complex and messy for one to enjoy. Especially because the flavours from the beef worked out way stronger than the delicate sweetness from the sashimi. I’d suggest just going for either the beef / sashimi option separately, to better savour the flavours in the Don better. But if you can’t decide, I guess this will work as well.

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Real deal with all the toppings - char siu, seasoned egg, and stewed pork belly. I absolutely adore the flavours of marutama’s chicken broth, especially because it’s rich and slightly on the creamier end, almost like collagen soup. Even with the spicy option, the soup remains white, yet still packs an amazing spicy punch that’s so delightful - which really makes me wonder how’d they do it? You’d think spicy ramen would mean a volcano red broth. But it does not matter since Marutama has time and time again delivered very sumptuous, spicy ramen which I enjoy.

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Japanese fusion bento that comes in different sizes, with the Dai Bento pictured being the large size. With the exception of the no protein option, the bentos come with the option of 1 protein, 2 bases, 5 sides, 1 dressing, and 1 sprinkler. And to me, that was a lot to make it a full meal for an ordinary-sized eater. The wide variety of options you get in your meal is a huge bonus, but the best thing you can do for yourself is to go for the yuzu chicken as your protein. It was juicy, succulent, sweet, and tangy all at the same time. On the other hand, the seemingly unhealthier chicken tempura is also a popular choice. The chicken tempura had a nice crunch, yet it was not too oily. Toriten offers a good variety of sides, with unique options like spicy barley and coconut cauliflower. I did think that the sides and bases they offered were all decent in complementing the protein. This bento is made even more worth it with Burpple Beyond’s deal - I mean, 2 of this for just $11.90? You could just eat one for lunch and keep the other for dinner, especially since it’s just a takeaway option here… or eat both in one sitting if you will😂

Thank you Burpple for having me over!⚡️

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