ITS MONDAY, AGAIN. Time for micro resolutions about eating well, self-care and working out. But in truth, how many of these will pan out? Let’s just hit the low-lying fruit of eating clean in hawker centres, and the closest to that now is obviously Jap food.
To be frank, I’ve tried more than a few stalls myself, and here are my favourite Japanese stalls on XINDOTS.
1. Japanese Food and Salad
Market Street Interim
Can we just take a minute to admire the portion? At ($7.30) you’re paying a slight premium for this—but mind, you get brown rice and a proper meal neatly packed in a bento box. This is my absolute go-to when I’m feeling like Japanese and am around the area. Here, the salmon is consistently well-grilled, slightly charred at the sides, with a beautiful curl of skin and a drizzle of classic Japanese brown sauce to give it that indispensable umami taste. Also comes with a cute little styrofoam cup of miso soup.
They have a veritable list of other bento sets as well, which I recommend you try. Just be sure to check out the in-app reviews for recommendation.
2. Ramen Taisho
Maxwell Food Centre
If you’re in Maxwell and cbf to queue for Tian Tian, here’s a thought. Try Ramen Taisho ($8.10) even recently featured on Eatbook. It’s the ultimate comfort food for on a rainy day. Expect to slurp up a scallion-loaded broth that is both milky and fragrant, but thin enough so you won’t get sick after only a couple of mouthfuls. You can def taste the porkiness in it and although I’m not so much of a ramen person, I found myself addicted to the soup. I finished it all.
The only gripe of this dish is of course, a conspicuous lack of meat. Whilst the ramen does come served with a lone chunk of meat attached to a slice of fatty goodness that melts in your mouth, one slice simply does not a ramen make. So unless you’re on a diet, you really have to order add-ons.
So we have two for now, with more to come! We will be updating this list periodically as we uncover new favourites and are always on a lookout for in-app reviews. We appreciate great recommendations, so be sure to review your favourite meals on our app!
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