Open for business: Yuba Hut, Limaa and Kogane Yama

Yuba Hut.


The fast casual restaurant specialising in modern Japanese fusion cuisine has opened its second outlet in Heartland Mall, next to Kovan MRT station.

Yuba Hut serves aburi maki, rice bowls and sashimi. Its signature items include aburi donburi such as Salmon Aburi Don ($14.90, above) and Cheesy Unagi Aburi Don ($15.90). Other items on the menu include Champion Floss Maki ($9.90 for four pieces) and Beef Steak Don ($15.90).

More adventurous diners can try interesting fusion items such as Taiyou Century Egg Maki ($9.90 for four pieces).

Where: 01-19/20 Heartland Mall, Block 205 Hougang Street 21

Open: 11am to 10pm daily


This halal cafe aims to bring healthy yet palatable food to the masses. It guarantees no artificial sweeteners, processed salt or MSG in its food and beverages, which include sandwiches, salads, smoothies, juices and fresh-cut fruit.

Items on the menu include Seafood Curry Dip ($7.20, above), Pulled Beef Cheese Steak Sandwich ($7.20), Rendang Chicken Sandwich ($7.20) and drinks such as Tango Kiwi Smoothie ($5.50) and Pomegranate Juice ($4.80).

There is also a Lunch Combo ($12) that comes with a sandwich, side salad and juice, available from noon to 3pm daily.

Where: 51 Haji Lane

Open: 11am to 8pm daily, (1 to 9pm on Ramadan month weekends)

Info: E-mail


This new tendon, or tempura donburi, restaurant in Bugis Junction is opened by the same group behind Korean eateries Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory and Masizzim.

Here, fresh meat, seafood and vegetables are coated in a fish-seasoned batter and deep-fried using a blend of soya bean-sesame oil.

Diners can choose from a Mixed Bowl ($15.80), Prawn Bowl ($13.80), Chicken Bowl ($13.80) or Vegetable Bowl ($11.80). The heartiest option is the Mixed Bowl Rice Set Meal ($17.80, above), which includes chawanmushi and miso soup or green tea. They can then opt to have their tempura with classic Japanese short-grain rice, soba (add $1) or thin udon (add $1) and top it off with a spicy or non-spicy soya tentsuyu sauce.

Where: 02-50 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street

Open: 11am to 10pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 11am to 11pm (Fridays and Saturdays)


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 11, 2017, with the headline 'Open for business'. Print Edition | Subscribe