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Marine Square CNY Food Trail

Several days left before the arrival of the Chinese New Year. By now some of us are fretting on where should reunion dinner be held as cooking has become tedious for some of us. There’s no need to fret.
Below here are three restaurant for your consideration which I visited, tasted and eaten their food.
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One would be Takujo Emporium, a Japanese Restaurant and one of the nine dining restaurants with nine different dining concept of Emporium Shokuhin. The first dish brought forward was Takujo Signature Sashimi Yu Sheng.
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The waitress proceed to add the crackers, sauce and other unique combination such as chuka wakame (Seaweed), chuka kurage (Jellyfish), cranberries, Yuzu Peel, white Daikon and a drizzle of their homemade Ehime Citrus Sauce.
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Once she was done. We did the ceremonial toss and the table ended up in a mess which was efficiently cleaned and cleared by the waitresses on duty. I have to admit. I lost my appetite from a cup of coffee drank before arriving thus I was a little reluctant to even taste the Yu Sheng. The first mouthful I took of the Yu Sheng: the abundance of flavor immediately neutralized the bitterness on my taste bud. That was what I needed to continue into the night with all the food prepared. As I took a few mouthful, I cannot help but noticed the very bright and colorful assortment of flavors that added sweetness into my foul mood after a long day at work.
The Yu Sheng is priced at $88++ for 4 – 6 people.
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The second dish on the table was the Takujo Lobster Pen Cai Claypot. I seriously could not sit still when I saw lobster meat in the pot. My imagination started running wild with flavors and expectations. Wait, before I continue any further, let me state what’s in the pot other than the lobster meat. There were 10 Hokkaido Scallops, 10 Baby Abalone, sea cucumber, 10 Tiger Prawns, Kurobuta Pork Belly, Braised vegetables and Fai Cai.
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Once I had my first bite of the lobster meat, it was mouthwatering: soft and tender. My imagination and expectation was met within seconds. Wasting no time I gobbled up my entire small bowl of pen cai despite being a slow eater. I left nothing behind in my bowl. So you can imagine how delicious the pot of pen cai was. Unless if your taste bud demands overly exquisite to pure perfection otherwise you will definitely enjoy this pot of pen cai.
The Takujo Lobster Pen Cai Claypot is priced at $368++ for 8 – 10 people.
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The next destination, Shabu Tan Japanese Hotpot, is located just opposite Takujo Emporium. The hotpot was designed to contain two different types of broths or if you want, you can opt to have the same broth. We had a spicy and chicken flavored broth. As I swallowed a spoonful of the spicy broth, I felt the kick out of it, like drinking H20 or coca cola after a strenuous exercise, as the spicy and boiling broth was complemented by the cold weather and not to mention I was sitting directly under the air – con. The burning sensation trickled down my throat was oddly satisfying.
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After taking another three spoonful of both the spicy and chicken broth, I proceed to the main course. A scrumptious plate of three types of sliced beef and pork. Not wasting the opportunity, I used the chopsticks given and dunk the meat into the broth. Once my teeth plunged into the meat, small remnants of the broth trap in the meat sipped out. The combination of texture, flavor and the weather was simply heavenly.
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My personal recommendation is to make sure you soaked the meat in both broths. Don’t waste the alternatives given to you.
The three types of beef on the plate are as followed –

Premium AUS Wagyu Beef: $69.90++ for adults while for children is at $21.90++ (lunch and dinner)
Top Grade A4 Kagoshima: $99.90++ for adults and children is at $27.90++ (lunch and dinner)
Australia Grass – fed Beef: Adult $19.90 for lunch while dinner is at $25.90++. However children price are at $13.90 for both lunch and dinner.
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Our final destination was Putien located on the second floor unit number #02-205.
Stepping into the restaurant, the Chinese New Year atmosphere can be felt through the playing of festive music in the background with the waitresses and waiters greeting you in mandarin instead of the Japanese ‘Irasshaimase’. Not to forget the decoration for the restaurant. What a massive jump in culture!
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The first dish presented to us was the Yu Sheng. This time it was a Chinese version called Prosperity Yu Sheng. There can be no comparison made between the Japanese and the Chinese version. The ingredients on the plates for both Yu Sheng was a mirror reflection of their culture and their local food scene, producing unique flavors and combinations which makes it hard to determined the superior of the two. Hence despite having a plate of Yu Sheng just hours before. I still enjoyed eating the Chinese Yu Sheng and there was no regret in tasting either of the two.
Once we were done with the Yu Sheng. The waiters proceed to present our last meal of the day.

Introducing…..
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Pot of Goodies – Abalone: $308 (6 pax). $498 (10 pax)
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Braised Pig Intestine: $14.90
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Stir Fried Yam: $13.50 (S) $20.20 (M)
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Sambal White Snowflake: $13.90 (S) $20.80 (M)
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Bamboo Herbal Prawn: $5.90/pax
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PUTIEN Sweet & Sour Pork with Lychees: $13.90 (S) $20.80 (M)
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Deep-fried Pork Trotters with Salt & Pepper: $6.50/pc
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PUTIEN Bian Rou Soup (with vinegar): $4.50/pax
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Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon: $9.50 (S) $19.00 (M) $28.50 (L)

And of course
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Prosperity Yu Sheng: $28.80 (S) $36.80 (M) $49.80 (L)
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Out of this ten spectacular dishes. There is one in particular that I specifically want to highlight. A Must Try, The Pig Intestine!!! All these while, Pig Intestine is something I find repulsive. However the restaurant dish was highly recommended hence I tried it with much hesitation and reluctance. And I was surprised with how the taste of the Braised Pig Intestine turned out. It was nothing compared to what I had before. But of course the compliment is to those in the restaurant who washed the intestine thoroughly, whom I’m grateful to. Otherwise having to taste another foul and nasty pig intestine which I once swore never to eat it again will be infuriating.
Hence before ending, like any other food or meal on the table. Eat it hot to get the authentic taste, or else you will be tasting something totally different. Trust me!! That’s what happened to me. Skip the talking, you’ll have plenty of time for that once you are done with your food.

So you’ve been warned……

For enquiries or reservation for either of the three restaurants

Takujo Japanese Fine Dining
6 Raffles Blvd, 01-18 Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6224 3433
Operating Hours: Lunch: 11.30 – 3.00 pm
Dinner: 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm
(Open from Monday to Sunday)(Open on Chinese New Year Eve. Closed on the first day. Reopens on the second day of the Chinese New year)
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Shabu Tan Hot Pot
6 Raffles Blvd, 01-18, Marina Square Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6812 2174
Operating Hours: Lunch: 11.30 – 3.00 pm
Dinner: 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm
(Open from Monday to Sunday)(Open on Chinese New Year Eve. Closed on the first day. Reopens on the second day of the Chinese New year)

PUTIEN Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-205, Marina Square Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6336 4068
Operating Hours: Lunch: 11.30 pm – 3.00 pm (Mon – Fri)
11.30 pm – 4.30 pm (Sat – Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 pm – 10.00 pm (Mon – Sun)
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