Japan Rail Café – First Travel Themed Café by JR East has arrived in Singapore
Japan Rail Café has finally opened in Singapore! Located at the new Tanjong Pagar Centre, this is a one-stop shop for food as well as products imported from Japan. Plus, you can even buy your rail passes here!
Opened by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Japan Rail Café aims to be a platform to promote Japan. We had lunch in late December, just a few weeks after its opening and there was a long queue for lunch. The cafe menu is the same as what you can get in JR East’s restaurants in Tokyo.
Our favourite is the Watashino Curry Rice ($18). The curry is made from a black pepper base and a blend of various spices, combined with a richer taste from vegetables and fruits. You can customise your own set by choosing a side and a main dish. We had the popular crispy chicken cutlet with stir fried butter scallops.
Another popular item is the Twin Flavoured Crispy Chicken Don ($16). This is where you can get the best of both worlds – chicken namban in tartar sauce and Japanese grated radish sauce Oroshi.
I had a heavy breakfast that morning so I went for a bowl of salad instead. The Beauty Salad ($15) is great for ladies because it contains many anti-aging ingredients such as tofu and avocado, with a choice of dressing: onion, sesame, caesar. They also have the Kaisen Avocado Don ($18), a seafood avocado rice bowl featuring salmon sashimi, scallops and avocado.
I love the drinks menu, there is Hojicha Latte, Uji-Maccha Latte, Royal Milk Tea etc… which all remind me of Japan. It wasn’t a wise idea to come here for lunch because the crowd was mad. So if you want to enjoy the experience, it’s probably better to come for tea or dinner.
After your meal, you can walk over to the other side of the cafe to purchase some food products, mechandises or rail passes! Japan Rail Cafe sells rail passes from five Japan Railway companies — JR East, JR Kyushu, JR West, JR Shikoku and JR Hokkaido.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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