Japan Gourmet Festival makes its debut at Jurong Point, Singapore

Japan Gourmet Festival debuts at Jurong Point, Singapore
Photo credit: The Sunday Times

A taste of Japan: The 10-day Rakuten Japan Gourmet Festival, which runs from 25 November until 4 December, making its debut at the mall’s newly revamped Japanese food street, Shokutsu Ten. If you love Japanese food, you’re in for a real treat. What’s more, you don’t have to fly to Japan. Foodies can look forward to nearly 100 types of premium seafood, exquisite confectioneries, delicious desserts and many other delectable delights from Hokkaido, Yokohama, Tokyo, Kyoto and Shizuoka.

The festival – which has been running in various cities in Japan for four years on a much larger scale, with up to 100 merchants each time – will feature 11 top brands from the site in the Singapore edition. It is best known for its wide range of gourmet food items.

The vendors will set up shop at Shokutsu Ten’s event space, called WAttention Plaza, which houses more than 10 kiosks selling a range of foods, dried goods and handicrafts.

You can look forward to more than 100 types of speciality food products, including items from Hokkaido and Kyoto. Think premium Hokkaido seafood and a variety of desserts and snacks such as daifuku (mochi) filled with green tea cream.

Okamoto Shingo, general manager of the Singapore e-commerce division of Rakuten, said holding the event in Singapore was a “natural choice”.

“Singaporeans have a strong passion for food and love of Japanese cuisine. The setting allows shoppers to sample and purchase products offered by our online merchants in a traditional retail environment,” he said.

“We are definitely looking at how we can bring this concept back to Singapore.”

Satisfy your craving for Japanese food at the Japan Gourmet Festival, 25 November to 4 December, 11am to 9.30pm daily at Jurong Point Shopping Centre, 63 Jurong West Central 3, #B1-78A.

Source: MyPaper & Rakuten

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