Cuppage Plaza was much seen as a dodgy on the physical appearance while the building itself is lined with Japanese restaurants and one that attracted my attention was Izakaya Nijumaru. Not because it has almost filled out the entire stretch of shops along the Japanese restaurant, but the crowd that was waiting for their turns. Though I am a person that does not really like queuing for food, I took a chance an waited for a seat.
After staying in Osaka Japan for two years, I have been a great fan of Japanese food that often I will ordered some much food that it takes two to finish ! Below are the some of the dishes I have ordered and finished. (My girl friend did helped me with a small portion 🙂 ). By the way, I have managed to lose the receipt and I could not remember the price.
First to come Chawamushi. One of my girl friend’s favourite. Served hot and comparing with the those you can eat in big restaurants, their chawamushi has one of the most Japanese authentic taste I had ate before in any of the restaurants in Singapore.
Agedashi Tofu. Nicely placed in a small bowl topped with sliced onions and seaweed.
One of my favourite’s Japanese food, Cha Soba.
Grilled Pork Belly.
Ochatsuke with Salmon.
Despite the fact that though the restaurant looks pretty old and hidden right in the corner of Cuppage Plaza, I believed it deserved to be one of the best hidden Japanese Restuarant in Singapore.
5 Koek Road #02-10/12
Cuppage Plaza, Singapore 228796
Tel: 6235 6693, 6235 4857
Consumers have been advised not to eat Yangban brand Korean-made rice porridge with abalone after it was found to contain a harmful bacteria.
Get the full story from The Straits Times.
Read the statement from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) here:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) that they had recalled Yangban brand Korean-made rice porridge with abalone from retail sales in Canada. The batch of product was recalled because it was found with Clostridium botulinum and it may potentially permit the growth of the bacteria. As there is import of the implicated product, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore had informed the importers of the affected product to recall it from sale immediately.
AVA advises the consumers who have bought the implicated product to discard the product and not to consume it. Alternatively, consumers can return it to the retailer. Details of the affected product are as follows:
Product Name: Yangban brand Korean-made rice porridge with abalone
Package Description: Red round 288-gram container featuring Korean characters
Package Size: 288gm
Date Marking: Expiry date 2015-01-24
Batch Identification: Batch Code 09:46 YA-02
What is Clostridium botulinum?
Human botulism is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease caused by a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum, which can be
found in soil, the environment and contaminated food.
Symptoms associated with the ingestion of food contaminated with botulism toxin can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis.
It has been ages since I last visit Tampines Mall, but as usual, traffic is really that heavy and parking lots are still very difficult to find. It was 3 pm in the lazy afternoon and I was strolling aimlessly with my girl friend after our movie at the cinema. I felt a bit hungry and decide to go for a small bite to fulfil my temporary hunger. I was walking pass stalls and it caught my attention of the popiah stall right outside of The Old Malaya Cafe. It looks delicious as I saw few people sitting around the tables are eating it as well so I set foot into the cafe.
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The cafe was decorated in old Malaysian-style, no doubt that was being suggested by the cafe name itself. Maybe it was 3 pm in the afternoon, there wasn’t much crowd inside the cafe.
Given my “always-hungry” appetite, I thought one roll not be satisfy my hunger, but it was proven wrong. Not only that it filled my stomach, I was unable to finish all of it even with my girl friend’s help. , it proved to be absolutely fulfilling. However, if you take a closer look at the Popiah, the crepe used is considerable thick compare to traditional thin paper-like crepe. Additionally, the ingredients used in the Popiah indeed shine with brilliant colours, but it does not tasted delicious as it might have display. I would say largely because of the dry and hard crepe, it has disdained the taste of the Popiah altogether while since they took quite a while to prepare it, it is served ratherish cold. This leaves me in doubt why there was so many people waiting for the Popiah.
Nevertheless, I will skip the Popiah next time if I were to re-visit the cafe and give a shot for other dishes on their menu. I did a search on Google while I discovered there were much dissenting consumers who thought that food was not the best of quality.
The Old Malaya Cafe
Tampines Mall #B1-10
4 Tampines Central 5
Tel: 6789 9008
Open Daily from 10 am to 10pm