After shopping at Don Don Donki, diners can now feed their hungry tummies at the newly opened Hokkaido Marche located right beside it, at B2 of Orchard Central.
Featuring a gourmet food mall with 7 Japanese food and beverage stalls, Hokkaido Marche has brought in popular favourites from Sapporo, Hakodate and Asahikawa. Indulge in a variety of Japanese comfort food such as Kaisen don, curry rice, soba, ramen and yakitori!
Currently, the seven stalls include:
Ajisai (Hakodate): Shio Ramen, Seafood Ramen, Pa-Ko (Konbu) Ramen and Yasai Ramen
Café & Bar Dot (Asahikawa): Hokkaido Premium Soft Serve Ice Cream, Croquette, Cheesecake, Coffee and Alcohol
Maruki: Soba and Ten-Don
Maruya (Sapporo): Oyako Don, Katsu Don and Curry Don
Natsume (Sapporo): Kaisen Don and Grilled Fish Set
Shirakaba Sansou (Sapporo, Hakodate): Miso/Shoyu/Shio Ramen
Yakitori Tsuyoshi (Asahikawa): Grilled Skewers, Buta Don and Fried Chicken
Farmers Market and Pavilion
Ajisai is popular for their Shio Ramen, a Konbu-stock salt flavoured noodle soup with Ajitama, Bamboo Shoots and Roast Pork. Other selections include the Pa-Ko Men (with Pork Cutlet), Se’ Abura Ramen (with Pork Fat) and White/Red Miso Ramen.
As for the Seafood Ramen $19.50, it came with two large scallops and a giant prawn. The clear broth was made from salt flavoured seafood stock with a strong taste in prawns and vegetables, albeit oilier and on the saltier side. Noodles, on the other hand, were softer.
Menu at Natsume is quite straightforward with options for Set/DIY Kaisen Don or Grilled Fish (Smelt Fish, Atka Mackerel and Kinki Rock Fish).
Opt for the Today’s Special Kaisen Don $13.50 that comes with chef’s selection of the day. It was well worth the buck for the amount of ingredients – Sea Urchin, Crab Sticks, Flying Fish Roe, Tuna, Swordfish, Squid, Omelette, Prawns, Cherry Tomatoes, Seaweed, Lotus Root and Greens on a bed of Sushi Rice.
DIY Kaisen Don starts at $8.50 for a base of salad or sushi rice with 2 choices of fish. I had an add-on of Scallops ($4 for 4 pieces). The sashimi were fresh while the swordfish was lightly seared and marinated in sesame dressing.
Each Kaisen don comes in a set with miso soup.
181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central,
B2 Unit 11 – 29, 44 to 28, Singapore 238896
Daily: 11AM – 11PM
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