Open For Business: Yoda Fish & Meat Market

Wagyu yakiniku
Lychee Rose bingsu
Lychee Rose bingsuPHOTO: HAN BING


For affordable Japanese cuisine, head to the new 80-seat Yoda Fish & Meat Market at Viva Business Park in Chai Chee.

The extensive menu features sushi hand rolls, assorted sashimi, donburi and sukiyaki.

Highlights include salmon avocado don ($25), steak and burger set ($25), pork sukiyaki ($25) and aburi sushi ($20).

For a limited period, there is a shabu shabu and wagyu yakiniku buffet promotion. It is priced at $68++ (adult) and $58++ (child) and requires reservations three days in advance.

Where: 01-17 Viva Business Park, 750 Chai Chee Road

Open: Noon to 2.30pm (weekdays), noon to 4pm (weekends and public holiday buffet lunch), 5.30 to 9.30pm daily

Info: Call 6822-0720 or go to


Get your fix of Korean shaved ice desserts (bingsu)and snacks at 16-seat cafe HanBing.

Bingsu ($17.80, $9.90 for students) options include Oreo Choco, Mango Tango and Lychee Rose; as well as traditional bingsu ($15.80, $8.90 for students)–pat bingsu (with red beans) and injeolmi (madewith soya flour) bingsu.

Other food items include kimchi noodles ($7.80), truffle fries ($7.80) and assorted cakes ($4.80 to $6.80). Drinks include Seoul lychee pop soda ($6.80), Seoul rambutan pop soda ($6.80) and Chorokmaesil (Korean green plum) juice ($4.80).

Where: 01-03B Serene Centre, 10 Jalan Serene

Open: Noon to 10pm daily



Ippoh, which dates back to 1850 and is said to be the oldest premium tempura restaurant in Osaka, opened a casual dining place, Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh, at lifestyle cluster Como Dempsey yesterday.

The brand - run by the family's fifth-generation chef Masaru Seki - is known for its light and crisp tempura cooked in safflower oil. The 1,200 sq ft restaurant seats 18 diners. It includes a 12-seat tempura bar for diners to watch the tempura being prepared.

Set menus for lunch are priced from $60 to $100, while dinner meals range from $140 to $200.

The $60 lunch includes eight pieces of tempura (two prawn, two seafood, three vegetable and manju - sweet buns filled with red bean paste), and kakiage (tempura of chopped vegetables and seafood) with rice and miso soup.

The $200 dinner includes assorted appetisers, assorted sashimi, and 11 pieces of tempura - with the chef's tempura of uni, caviar and wasabi on fried seaweed, and kakiage on rice with shaved truffle.

The eatery joins the food enclave at Como Dempsey, whose upcoming openings include food emporium Como Marketplace and Como Cuisine restaurant, which will offer cuisines from Como Hotels and Resorts.

Where: Block 17B Dempsey Road

Open: Noon to 2.30pm (daily), 6 to 9.30pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 6 to 10.30pm (Fridays, Saturdays, eves of public holidays and public holidays)

Info: Call 1800-304-3388 (local calls only) or e-mail

Eunice Quek

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 11, 2016, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe