If you love all things Japanese because a) you’re either fascinated by the intricate and rich culture.
b) The scenic country land itself.
or C) you’re just an anime-loving weeaboo, you’d definitely have tried and promptly fell in love with the exquisite cuisine that the Land of The Rising Sun has to offer.
After all, Japan’s also well-known as the Land of Good Food, as I’d like to call it.
Most people’s mouth would start to water upon seeing words like tempura, ramen or sashimi, for we as Singaporeans love all kinds of delicious food.
Except, It’s Pricey
As much as we wish we could eat those scrumptious dishes on a daily basis, sometimes it’s just not that easy on the wallet, for good quality ingredients come at a high price. Flying to Japan to enjoy these delicacies is an even more expensive option.
But as you might’ve seen just two months ago, we gave you a whole long list of Japanese food deals in Singapore, like the nice people we are.
This time, Goody Feed’s back with more goody deals for you.
You can thank us later when you’re lapping up some quality hot ramen soup with your wallet still heavy in your pocket. So nice, right?
Say sayonara to cai png and konnichiwa to discounted Japanese food.
1. SAMA Curry and Cafe
Japanese curry’s already one of the top favourite dishes to have and everyone’s definitely familiar with it, but how about Japanese curry in the form of soup?
First originating from the Hokkaido city of Sapporo, it’s a dish meant to warm people up in the midst of the cold winter temperatures there.
You can customise your soup curry to however you like, with choices such as seafood or beef curry, followed by selecting between different flavoured ramen broths as its base.
If you thought spice levels at places like Monster Curry were intense, the spice levels here range from 0 to 30, for those who shy away from even a drop of spiciness or the fire-breathing dragon that you are.
And the best part? It’s completely affordable!
Deal: 15% off total bill
Address: Plaza Singapura #06-11/12, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839, Tel: 6455 2033 and OUE Downtown Gallery #03-26, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815, Tel: 6224 0590
2. Tokachi Tontaro
Who doesn’t love a good old bowl of thick sliced pork and lavish sauce over a warm bed of rice?
The Buta Don, a timeless homecooked speciality in Hokkaido, was a dish meant for tired workers, especially manual labourers, to find warm relief after a long day at work.
Tokachi Tontaro uses quality pork hailed from the fields of Tokachi prefecture to bring this beloved dish to Singaporeans as a reward at the end of the day. The pork slices are chargrilled to a crisp and succulent perfection upon order that is set to tantalise your taste buds. I guess I know what my dinner plans are tonight.
Deal: 15% off total bill
Address: Plaza Singapura #06-11/12, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839 Tel: 6455 2033 and OUE Downtown Gallery #03-20, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815, Tel: 6224 1470
3. Donpachi Japanese Dining and Sake Bar
For those of you who are true connoisseurs of all kinds of booze, especially the unique and strong Japanese sake, this place will be like heaven to you.
Tucked away in an unsuspecting corner in Cuppage Plaza, Donpachi Japanese Dining & Sake Bar houses one of the most extensive collections of Japanese sake in Singapore, all made out of pure rice. They also have shochu and beer, if that’s what you prefer.
Popular dinner menu items include handmade ramen and pork stamina don as well, to fill your stomach up before embarking on your sake journey.
Deal: 30% off total food bill with min. spend of S$100
Address: Cuppage Plaza #B1-24/25, 5 Koek Road, Singapore 228796
Tel: 6733 6847
4. Dosukoi Sakaba
If you really want an authentic Japanese dining experience without paying thousands of dollars to go Japan itself for it, maybe dining at Dosukoi Sakaba is one of the closest things to it that you can experience in our little island home.
You can enjoy traditional and common specialities such as sashimi, takoyaki, tempura, etc. while downing sake or beer in the warmly-lit atmosphere of the restaurant.
It’s especially good for group or family outings as well, for their famous Chanko Nabe, a nutritious favourite of sumo wrestlers, is a large pot full of juicy meat and crunchy vegetables bathing in warm soup stock which is good for sharing.
Deal: 30% off total food bill with min. spend of S$100
Address: Orchard Plaza #03-25/27, 150 Orchard Road, Singapore 238841
Tel: 6732 8719
5. Ishinomaki Grill & Sake
This cosy eatery will make you feel as if you’re in a refreshing seaside village, with interiors resembling a fishing boat cabin and a premium selection of incredibly fresh seafood.
If you’re the kind to love surprises even in your gastronomical adventures, you’ll love the special ‘Black Box’ that they offer, full of mystery ingredients directly imported from Japan’s fishing port that vary every season.
They also happen to be one of the few places in Singapore carrying the honour of the ‘Pride Fish’ title for their fresh and in-season catches. Impressive.
Deal: 15% off à la carte menu
Address: 50 Tras Street, Singapore 078989
Tel: 6221 6264
6. Marugame Udon & Tempura
Of course, it’s not Japanese food if the classic udon noodles aren’t mentioned.
Marugame Seimen’s already a famous chain in Japan for their smooth and fresh udon noodles, which are freshly prepared upon ordering, pressed and rolled for the perfect round shape, then boiled and blanched, giving the noodles a remarkable chewiness.
There are more than 10 types of options that you can choose from, ranging from plain udon to more strong seafood flavours based off your mood too.
Deal: 15% off min. spend of $15
Valid at Raffles City Shopping Centre outlet only.
Address: Raffles City S.C. #B1-14/15, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Tel: 6258 7831
7. Uma Uma Ramen
What is one other noodle dish that cannot go unmentioned when it comes to Japanese cuisine?
You got it: ramen.
Al dente noodles soaked in flavourful broth and topped with soft charshu pieces and fragrant spring onion.
Uma Uma Ramen serves Hakata-style ramen, which is thinner and suitable for thick broths.
Now, if that sounds good for you, here’s something even better.
You can eat all you want at Uma Uma Ramen…at a discount.
Deal: 15% off à la carte food bill
Valid at Millenia Walk outlet only.
Address: Millenia Walk #02-06, 9 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039596
Tel: 6837 0827
Is your stomach already rumbling and you’re bouncing in your seat work, waiting for the day you get to enjoy these deals soon?
Well, hold on for a second before you make your meal plans because there’s always a kind of catch to it, these deals are only applicable for UOB JCB Cardholders.
Your Access Card
Don’t kill me for being a killjoy just yet, for this card is actually pretty good.
If you clicked on this article for you’re one of those people who simply love Japan and everything to do with it, so much so it’s become an integral part of your lifestyle.
Benefits of the UOB JCB Card include and are not limited to:
6% rebate at your favourite Japanese merchants: Isetan, Meidi-Ya, Tokyu Hands, UNIQLO, Ichiban Boshi, Ichiban Sushi, Kuriya Dining, Kuriya Japanese Market and Sushi Tei (with $300 minimum spend per calendar month)
3% rebate (with no minimum spend)
0.3% rebate for all other expenses
If you ever get to step foot in Japan (lucky you) you’ll also get to enjoy a bunch of perks with this little plastic card that you can check out here!
You can find out more about the card here and apply for it if this is something you can’t miss out in your life.
Most importantly, the card entitles you to way more wonderful deals on Japanese cuisine that extends further than the aforementioned list so you can keep a lookout for it here.
Okay, now you can go wild on the food deals, but just remember to share the goodness (this article) with your friends and family too! Good things must share, right?
This article was first published on goodyfeed.com and written in collaboration with JCB International.
Let us be honest! In this day and age, it is hard to live without mobile data. Most of our daily lives center around the convenience of the Internet. Moreover, we find pleasure in sharing our adventures and experiences thru social media. This is why most jet-setters secure their pocket Wi-Fi before or after landing to their destination.
Having your own prepaid sim card with data allows you to navigate the area and to interact with the locals no matter where you are. If your foreign friends want to visit you in Singapore, here are some of the prepaid sim card options that you can suggest.
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Firstly, it is important to note that there are only three main telecommunication companies in Singapore. These three include Singtel, Starhub, and M1. Lastly, these telecos offer tourist sim cards that can last you for a week or so.
The good news is that tourists can enjoy about 100 GB worth of local data and 100 local texts from all the three telecos. You read that right!
M1’s Tourist SIM, valid for 7 days, is priced at S$12. You can indulge on 500 minutes of local calls and 20 minutes of international calls. However, this sim does not include the roaming data.
Next up is Starhub! Starhub Travel Prepaid SIM will also take you back by S$12. It is the cheapest option with the most value. Why is this so? For one, it includes 500 minutes of local calls and 30 minutes of international calls. Additionally, it includes 1 GB worth of roaming data.
Lastly, you must highly consider the Singtel hi!Tourist EZ-Link SIM Card. This merges the need for transportation and communication. You see, this prepaid card has a stored EZ-link value of S$3. Buying a separate EZ-link card would cost you an additional of about S$15. What’s more? You can get multiple benefits tied to this prepaid card such as 25% off the Sentosa attractions.
The price of this prepaid card is S$18 including 500 minutes worth of local calls and 30 minutes of international calls. Moreover, it has 1 GB worth of roaming data. Imagine how much savings you can acquire by fusing all these services!
The bottom line is that different people can have different mobile usage when they travel. Examine your priorities and preferences when choosing the best prepaid sim card for your foreign friend.