Singaporean has passion for food and no exception to Japanese food, part of the reasons Rakuten decided to bring the Rakuten Japan Gourmet Festival to Singapore.
Rakuten Japan – Japan’s number one online shopping mall, known as Rakuten Ichiba in Singapore is bringing its renowned Rakuten Japan Gourmet Festival to Singapore for the very first time. A festival hugely popular in Japan since its inception in 2010, the festival brings together top merchants from Rakuten’s online marketplace in Japan to Jurong Point for 10 days, and features nearly 100 types of premium seafood, exquisite confectioneries, delicious desserts and many other delectable delights from Hokkaido, Yokohama, Tokyo, Kyoto and Shizuoka.
Date: 25 Nov – 4 Dec 2014
Venue: Jurong Point, WAttention Plaza, Basement 1
The event is hosted at the newly-opened WAttention Plaza, which is part of the Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street, located at Basement 1 of Jurong Point.
Here are some of the highlights:
GINZA SEMBIKIYA PATISSERIE
The Ginza Apple Kuchen uses Fuji apples flavoured with cinnamon, the Fuji apples are simmered to perfection to a texture smooth as silk, which are encased in a baumkuchen – a layered cake originated from Germany.
Price: $21 for 400g
TOMITA MELON HOUSE
Red-fleshed melons from Hokkaido are used to make melon smoothies topped with soft-serve ice cream. Tomita Melon House is located in Furano, Hokkaido. Fun Fact, one cup sells every 3 minutes in Japan.
A popular brand in Japan Specialising in chocolate. The quality is unquestionable. Try the chocolate sandwich – double chocolate butter cookie filled with rich chocolate ganache. It melts in your mouth and makes you go woah!
Price: $20 for a box of 4
UJI GREEN TEA DAIFUKU
This version has thick green tea cream paste made from Uji green tea, blended with fresh cream and wrapped with a soft, chewy mochi skin.
TSUKIJI RYOTEI TAKEWAKA
Also known as the Japanese Seafood Parfait, this chirashi features premium Japanese rice, topped with ikura (salmon roe), salmon and tuna belly. It will be loved by all seafood lover.
PREMIUM CRAB BENTO
Generous strips of crab legs and ikura (Salmon Roe) preserved in soy sauce in a bowl of Japanese rice.
Marusei butter sand is made with white chocolate and 100 per cent pure Hokkaido-made butter, every bite of this biscuit will leave you wanting for more.
$15 (box of 5), $29 (box of 10)
Rakuten Japan Gourmet Festival 2014
Rakuten Japan Gourmet Festival is held from Tuesday to Dec 4, 11am to 9.30pm daily at Jurong Point Shopping Centre, 63 Jurong West Central 3, B1-78A.
You only have 10 days to try some of the best Japanese cuisine. So Hurry!