Food Review @ Just Acia

Just Acia – Best of Asia ~ Noodles & Rice Sets at an affordable prices of everyone. Especially for people who loves budget meals like me.

There’s a few outlets in Singapore.

  1. Dhoby Ghaut Outlet located at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, #B1-45 (North-South line)
  2. Sembawang Shopping Centre, #01-39
  3. Downtown East, #01-40, The Alley

I visited Just Acia outlet a few times. What I enjoyed the most is the affordable set meals with free flow of drinks and ice cream. Yummy.

Spaghetti with Teriyaki Chicken (fusion of Western and Asia taste with cheese)

Here’s one of the set meals I ordered – Ramen with Karaage (deep fried) Chicken. Love the miso soup base for the noodle. This is my favourite set as I love Karaage Chicken and Japanese food with Edamame.

Ordered Spicy Cheese Ramen set meal for 1 of the occasions.

Set meal at 1 of my favourite restaurants in Singapore

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Spicy Ramen with Cheese, egg and tofu….

Love edamame枝豆 .

My favourite Korean Kimchi…

Free Flow of ice cream with many different flavours….

Chawanmushi茶碗蒸し at a special price if purchase a set meal! I love their Chawanmushi – steamed custard egg in a tea cup with chicken meat, fishcake. Yummy.

You can also make your own Ice-cream float with free flow of soft drinks too!

Only spent less than SGD$10-20 to enjoy a great meal!

Great Fusion of Western and Asian taste for spaghetti meals. There are also a lot of choices – Ramen set meals, Rice too. Visit http://www.justacia.com/menu.html for the menu list and pricing.

Recommendation: Try Karaage Chicken, Spaghetti set and Chawan Mushi.

Do visit Just Acia and enjoy the meal with free flow of drinks with delicious ice cream!

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Movie – Stand By Me: Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん & Doraemon events ending soon

Doraemon

哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Doraemon craze has come over to Singapore for the past few weeks with the Bugis and JCube 哆啦A夢  ドラえもん Doraemon Pop up store, 哆啦A夢  ドラえもん Doraemon Expo in City Square Johor Bahru, 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Doraemon Christmas Tree at One Raffle Place and Stand By Me: Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん  movie.

Doraemon Christmas Tree at One Raffles Place

There will be 2 different language version of this movie to be shown in Singapore movie cinemas – Mainly in Japanese and a few in Mandarin Chinese. 

It is about Sewashi (Nobita’s great grandson) sending Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん to 22nd century to aid Nobi Nobita 野比 のび太 aka Da Xiong 大雄 to change his destiny and the fate. You will be seeing other characters such as Shizuka aka Jing Xiang 靜香, Suneo aka 小夫 Xiao Fu, Gian aka 剛田武/nickname 胖虎. It is a very touching movie as we can see how close Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん and Nobita 大雄 after Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん came into 大雄 Nobita’s life. 

Here is the trailer of the movie.

With English Subtitles.

Cannot wait to see this movie in cinemas soon after watching the trailers.

Stand by Me : Doraemon

Doraemon

Love its endearing smile. 

By the way, do visit Singapore’s Doraemon pop up stores at JCube (near Jurong East MRT Station) and Bugis + (near Bugis MRT Station) to buy some of the thematic items at discounted prices.

50% off thematic items

 

Doraemon (taken at 100 Secret Gadgets Expo at City Square JB)

There is also a 100 Secret Gadget Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Expo at City Square Johor Bahru (near the CIQ JB area) till 4 January 2015. For Singaporeans, you will need a passport to go to JB, Malaysia.

Ticket: RM25 for aged 13 years old to 59 years old, free for  senior citizens above 60 years old and children 12 and below. Do visit the exhibitions to see the 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Doraemons and buy limited edition Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Mechandise. They do have discount for the thematic items too.

Doraemon Lucky Star with Bottle

I bought some Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん mechandise. Have you? 

Terima Kasih (Thank you) organizers for bringing Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん. 

Do visit https://www.facebook.com/DoraemonMY and https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeDoraemon for more updates and catch Stand by Me: Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん movie!!!

Food Review: Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant

Thank you to Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant and Street Directory for the wonderful invite to Kuru Kuru japanese restaurant.

Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant is located at Valley Point Shopping Centre at River Valley Road. Kuru Kuru means round and round in Japanese.

Kuru Kuru Japanese restaurant offers a range of traditional Japanese favourites on its menu to complete your dining experience. This includes sashimi, sushi, grilled food, fried food, rice, appetizers, desserts, drinks and noodle dishes.

They also have “value for money champion” is an a-la-carte buffet menu with over 137 items available for a fixed price of $26+++ for lunch or $30+++ for dinner for adults and $15+++ or $18+++ for children. Children under 1.1 metres in height eat for free.

Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant is also famous for its Yōshoku 洋食 (Western Style Japanese food).

Let’s have a cup of Green Tea before eating. Haha!

Green Tea

Green Tea 緑茶

I always like to drink green tea when I visit Japanese Restaurant. It is good for our health and great to accompany while eating Japanese food. I do like their service on topping up the customer’s green tea supply in Kuru Kuru.

Here’s some of the dishes offered by Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant:

Appetizers:

Baby Octopus

Seasoned Baby Octopus 中華イイダコ

Potato Salad

Potato Salad – ポテトサラダ

Peach with Mixed Salad

Peach with Mixed Salad 桃サラダ

Tried out a few of the appetizers from Kuru Kuru. I do like Baby Octopus and Peach with Mixed Salad. Peach with Mixed Salad tasted sweet. I will recommend that people can try Peach with Mixed Salad.

Sliced Raw Food 刺身 (Sashimi):

Assorted Platter

Assorted Platter 刺身盛り合わせ (with Salmon 鮭, Tuna – maguroまぐろ, Octopus – takoタコ, Seabass -suzukiスズキ )

Assorted platter with a few different types of raw fish slices (刺身sashimi).

To me, every Japanese meal, everybody should eat some raw fish slices dipped with wasabi and soy sauce. According to Kuru Kuru, their soy sauce is stirred with wasabi to have a certain degree of spiciness.

It will be good to order assorted platter with a few different types of raw fish slices.

Yellow Tail

Yellow Tail

This was my 1st time eating Yellow tail. Quite nice to eat.

Soup

Soup with assorted vegetable, mushrooms

Soup with assorted vegetables and mushrooms was tasty with some degree of saltiness from the ingredients.

Rice (ご飯 Gohan):

Japanese Curry w Chicken Cutlet on Rice

Japanese Curry with Chicken Cutlet on Rice 鳥かつカレーライス

I love Japanese Curry with rice. Japanese Curry tasted sweet and I like it very much. If you love to eat Japanese Curry, I will recommend that you can try Japanese Curry with Rice with any other ingredients.

Yōshoku 洋食 (Western Style Japanese Food):

Scallops with Cod Roe & Cheese

Scallops with Cod Roe & Cheese ほたて明太チーズ焼き

Yes, Kuru Kuru is famous for its Yōshoku 洋食. So it is a must to try at least 1 of their Yōshoku 洋食 dishes. I do love cheese and when I tasted scallops with cod roe & cheese, it was so great.

Sushi rolls:

Sushi roll

Mat sushi roll (鮭皮Crispy Salmon Skin, カニから揚げわさびマヨ Soft Shell Crab with Wasabi Mayo, カリフォルニアCrabstick w Avocado & tuna with cheese)

I love to eat sushi mat rolls. I did quite like crispy salmon skin sushi roll. I had never try that before. It tasted great as well as the other sushi mat rolls too.

Handrolls:

Soft shell crab handroll

Soft shell crab handroll with mayo カニから揚げ

I never tried soft shell crab handroll before. I tasted the soft shell crab handroll and it tasted great. Quite crispy and they put some mayo sauce to make the handroll tasted so great.

Tempura:

Prawn Tempura

Prawn Tempura 海老

Eggplant Tempura

Eggplant Tempura

Prawn tempura tasted quite soft and chewy. However, the eggplant tempura was still okay.

Grilled Food (Yakimono):

Grilled Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce

I love to eat Grilled Chicken with Teriyaki sauce. Teriyaki sauce tasted sweet.

Grilled Capelin

Grilled Capelin

This is my 1st time eating this Capelin. It is quite small. When I 1st bited this, there were quite a lot of fish eggs inside. The bones were soft and chewable.

Grilled Mackerel

Grilled Mackerel

I love Grilled Mackerel. Quite crispy and tender. No bones. People should try this.

Riceball:

Riceball

Riceball

Popular Dishes (IppinMono):

茶碗蒸しChawanmushi (Japanese Steamed Egg Custard)

茶碗蒸し Chawanmushi (Japanese Steamed Egg Custard)

Chawanmushi (Japanese Steamed Egg Custard) is okay.

Desserts:

Green Tea Ice Cream with red bean

Green Tea Ice Cream with red bean

I tried Green Tea ice cream with red bean. It tasted great and refreshing.

Mochi

Mochi

For desserts, it is good to try something sweet and nice.

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My overall experience of dining at Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant is good. Staff are quite nice and friendly.  Good service. And great dishes.

I would recommend people to try Soft Shell Crab with Wasabi Mayo handroll, crispy salmon skin mat roll sushi and soft shell crab sushi rolls, assorted platter for fish slices, prawn tempura, scallops with Cod Roe & Cheese, Grilled mackerel and Green Tea ice cream or Yuzu sorbet along with Green tea.

Of course, there are many more wonderful dishes that Kuru Kuru is offering as well in the menu for people to consider to try.

Do note that $5 will be charge for per every 100gm of wastage. So I do not encourage people to waste food.

How to go to Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant:

You can take buses 14, 32, 65, 139, 970 to go to Valley Point Shopping Centre. If you are not familiar on how to go there, you can take buses 14, 65, 139 from Orchard MRT area or 32 from Redhill MRT to Valley Point Shopping Centre.

You can also visit http://www.streetdirectory.com/kurukuru/ to find out how to go to Kuru Kuru Japanese Restaurant.