If feasting your way through a food fair sounds like your idea of fun, this is one event foodies and Japanese food lovers musn’t miss!
We may not have winter in Singapore, but at least we have this Hokkaido Fair, which is taking place from now till 20 November 2023 at Takashimaya Square, B2…
Although you may spot some familiar stalls, keep a lookout for new entrants like Rakkyo and their signature Chicken Soup Curry (S$18), an iconic comforting dish originating in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
If you’re all about Japanese fusion fare, visit Kent.s for Thick Japanese Omelet Sandwich (S$19) and Matsumaezuke Cream (S$26), an umami cream-based pasta with dried squid, fish roe, and seaweed.
Don’t forget to hit up the selection of Seafood Bento from Kura, with options like the Deluxe Seafood Bento (S$40), comprising snow crab, salmon, ikura, scallop, and uni on a bed of rice.
Other new snacks to try include Ichigo Daifuku (strawberry daifuku) from Potapota Ichigo, assorted Fishcakes (from S$7/pc) from Tonbe, and if you really feel like indulging, Hokkaido Sea Urchin (S$125 for 80g) from Uni Murakami.
Popping by Le Varo for Hokkaido ice cream (from S$7 for single) is a must — they offer an array of unique delicious-sounding flavours like Buttered Corn, Cinnamon Apple & Sweet Potato, and Gyokuro & Mascarpone.
And if you’re the sort to go crazy over Japanese snacks, biscuits, and sweets (the kind you stock up on at Narita Airport before your flight back), stalls like Petite Merveille, J.sweets, and Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza have got you covered!
From 13 November, DBS Takashimaya cardholders will get to receive a snowman crafted from real Hokkaido snow imported from Higashikawa Town when they spend a minimum of S$100, with payment by their DBS Takashimaya credit card at the fair (limited to the first 200 customers only).
As someone who has fond memories of her travels to Hokkaido, I can’t wait to head down and stuff myself silly!
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