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Review: Tiffin Room

Tiffin Room

1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel Singapore, 189673
6337 1886

raffles.com/singapore/dining/tiffin-room

The legendary Tiffin Room has been a part of Raffles Hotel Singapore’s history since 1892, serving delectable North Indian cuisine. Located off the Grand Lobby, the elegant restaurant offers authentic Indian dishes with interactive tableside service by chefs. The recently restored interiors feature herringbone wooden floorboards, along with locally made porcelains and tiffin boxes.


A la carte dinner choices include succulent boneless chicken leg cooked with chickpea flour and rich saffron, accompanied by a fragrant sweet corn and onion salad. Plump, juicy scallops in a coconut, lemongrass and tamarind curry, scented with curry leaves and coconut, marry well with cool cucumber salad. Tandoori (clay oven) bread and chawal (rice) choices add to the colourful meals.
Enjoy a tiffin box (tiered container for transporting a meal) of meat or vegetarian curries, accompanied by chutneys, pickles, rice and bread, presented in a tiered copper tiffin, harking back to home-prepared meals in India.


Indian desserts are legendary. Gulab jamun (sweet milk dumplings) with chocolate and saffron is recommended, while mango kulfi (ice cream) refreshes the palate after a spicy feast. Lassi (yoghurt drink) should not be missed and there is an international wine list.

VERDICT: For a relaxing environment reminiscent of a bygone era, enjoy a delicious meal here with service to match.

Note: Due to Covid restrictions, the Tiffin Room’s breakfast and lunch buffet menus are currently available as à la carte options.

What’s On – May

29 May – 18 July

La Clique, Sands Theatre

Award-winning spectacular La Clique will make its debut at the iconic Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands for a limited season, in what will be the first theatrical performance featuring an international cast to return to the venue since Singapore’s Circuit Breaker in April last year. Filled with heart-stopping moments, humour and spellbinding acts, La Clique features a unique blend of circus, comedy, and contemporary cabaret variety, set to a thrilling live soundtrack. Since it was first launched in 2004, the show has performed to sold-out audiences in cities such as Adelaide, Brighton, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal, New York and Sydney. In Singapore, La Clique will run at Sands Theatre for an eight-week-long limited season from 29 May to 18 July, with eight performances a week and an audience of 250, seated in the round. From $98. La Clique (lacliquetheshow.com)

Until 11 May
Sea of Tiki
S.E.A Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa
rwsentosa.com/en/attractions/sea-aquarium
Don’t miss the final weeks of S.E.A. Aquarium’s island paradise theme, The Sea of Tiki. Kids will adore viewing and uncovering fun facts about tropical fishes, going on a tiki trail featuring a majestic volcano and snapping some photos with the aquarium’s much-loved manta ray mascots – Mika, Mako and Manja. The long-awaited dive feed makes its comeback; watch the incredible feeding of over 40,000 marine inhabitants at the Open Ocean Habitat.

Until 30 May
Paw-verbs on the Lawn
Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, 198501
malayheritage.gov.sg/en
Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) has teamed up with popular Japanese artist Juno for the sweetest art installation on the island: Paw-verbs on the Lawn. 30 of Juno’s adorable cat illustrations are displayed on the expansive green lawn of MHC, interspersed with 10 common Malay proverbs that spotlight how cats convey different aspects of human behaviour. Snap a few photos for the ‘gram, enjoy other galleries and exhibits at the centre or grab a bite around trendy Kampong Glam.

Until 29 August
Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, 178897
nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum
With the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the National Museum commissioned five local photographers – Bob Lee, Brian Teo, Edwin Koo, How Hwee Young and Zakaria Zainal − and two filmmakers – Adar Ng and Dave Lim – to visually document how Covid was experienced in Singapore. The photographs and short film, along with a selection of objects, are showcased in this fascinating exhibition, presenting a resonant portrait of a nation responding to and coping with an unprecedented local and global health crisis.

 

 

Kiwi Waka Ama, Singapore

I’ve loved living in Singapore for the past 14 years, but like so many grounded expats here I’m missing my beautiful homeland and everything it represents; weekends away at the bach, paua fritters and crays on the barbie, world class mountain bike trails, Pohutukawa flowers in the summer, decent meat pies…the list goes on and on. But most of all I’m missing my whānau – my family and community.
As I was approaching the date of yet another missed trip back to Aotearoa and feeling achingly homesick, I heard about the Kiwi Waka Ama club. I decided to head down to Aloha Sports Club on the East Coast to check it out, quickly discerning that Kiwi Waka Ama is so much more than a paddling club.
New Zealanders share a deep culture that links to our people and our land and Kiwi Waka Ama is a place where members of all nationalities can learn about Kiwi culture, and experience being part of a whānau. It also provides a place for New Zealanders living in Singapore to connect with their culture. For this homesick Kiwi, kicking off my jandals and heading out on the moana (ocean) in the waka (Māori canoe) with my new whānau is the next best thing to being home.
I had a chat with club Co-Captain Mike Matthews about Kiwi Waka Ama and what they’re all about.

How long have you lived in Singapore?

25 years. My wife Sandra and I came on a one-year contract and career opportunities, experiences and regional travel were compelling reasons to stay. Over time, becoming more connected with local communities and groups, and raising our daughter here made Singapore feel more home and it’s why we are still here.

Why did you start the Kiwi Waka Ama club?

In a word, connection. A small group of us were regularly paddling once a week using canoes rented from the Singapore Paddle Club at Sentosa. In true Kiwi Style, we would bring kai (food) and socialise afterwards. As the group got bigger and we started to see and experience an identity, we realised that to grow, we needed to find our own tūrangawaewae (a place of being). Given our whanaungatanga (family connection) to our cultural heritage, we also understood we needed more than a traditional set of club guidelines to operate. Our kaupapa (a principle or policy) is the foundation for how we conduct ourselves, both on and off the water. We made the decision to base ourselves on the East Coast as it has a more relaxed vibe and is very suited to families, with plenty of space for the tamariki (children) to play together and build their own connections.
Mauri tū, mauri ora, an active soul is a healthy soul

What is your role with the club now?

I was President during the foundation years of the club, however, as the club grew and new roles emerged, I was appointed Co-Captain. I work closely with Mary (Women’s Club Captain) to plan, develop and manage the club’s on-water paddling activities. This includes building coaching and training programs, organising club training sessions and generally overseeing the growth and development of the paddlers. I also coach our young paddlers. Watching the youth develop their own strength, courage and leadership styles, while learning the principals of team work is extremely rewarding. The most important role however, is to support and contribute to the development and preservation of the kaupapa of the club and support the collective efforts of the leadership team and all members – both past and present. It’s also important to acknowledge the efforts of the people who have returned to New Zealand or other shores, who were a big part of setting up the club.
He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

What is the Kiwi Waka Ama Club?

While the club’s main activity is paddling, kapa haka (a traditional song and dance performance) is an integral part of our activities. Through our learning and performing of kapa haka, the connections to each other, our heritage and culture, the land and water, we see ourselves as a whānau. This is very evident every weekend when we come together, old and young, and experience the wairua.
Toi tū te whenua, whatungarongaro he tangata
The land remains when the people have disappeared

How does the club celebrate NZ history and culture?

Pre-COVID we performed at Waitangi Day celebrations, the Aotearoa Ball with the Australian International School Kapa Haka Group, and have done a number of performances at trade events – including at the New Zealand High Commissioner’s residence. We also live our kaupapa every day. From simple things like saying a karakia (Māori incantations and prayers, used to invoke spiritual guidance and protection) before leaving the shore or opening a committee meeting, to how we treat each other (as whānau). We adopt many traditions. For example, the importance of our tamariki (children) – they are our future. We have programs to develop their paddling, but we also make sure they are cared for and included in all the club’s activities, so that they can experience and learn about their culture and heritage. We don’t see leadership as the responsibility of a single person. Decisions are made through conversation, using our kaupapa for guidance.

How has being involved with the club enriched your time in Singapore?

Being part of the club has allowed me to connect with our culture, far more than had we stayed in New Zealand. Through our kaumātua (Māori elder), Tony Keepa, we have achieved more than simply learning waiata and haka. Experiencing the wairua, the deep connection to our heritage, and knowing you belong has been hugely enriching and the essence of who we are as a club. For the members from other countries and cultures, experiencing our wairua is something they will carry forever.
He aroha whakatō, he aroha ka puta mai
If kindness is sown, then kindness is what you shall receive

Are you open to other nationalities?

Absolutely! Connecting people from all backgrounds is an integral part of our kaupapa. We currently have members from more than 10 nationalities – all part of the same whānau. It’s really cool to hear members from other countries totally fluent in saying karakia before going out on the water.

What training is involved?

It really depends on the level of interest and commitment. Some of us can be on the water 4-5 times a week, as well as doing land-based training. Other members like the social aspect and will paddle once or twice a week. We run specific training for men (Tuesday evenings) and women (Thursday evenings). We currently have mixed training on Wednesday evenings, Thursday and Friday mornings (you get to see some amazing sunrises) and then a number of sessions on Saturdays and Sundays. On Sunday mornings we run sessions for rookies and we have a dedicated weekly youth paddle session.

What competitions are your members involved in?

As a club we compete in local paddling events, such as the Singapore Ocean Cup and the Country of Origin. Our paddlers have also competed in events in Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong and the World Va’a (outrigger canoe) Championships. Fingers crossed that international travel will return before the end of the year so we can send one or two crews to compete in the ATIR – a 46km paddle race around Hong Kong Island.

Any special achievements?

There have been many highlights, both on and off the water. Establishing the club and growing to now 80 members in just two years, contributing to the growth of the sport in Singapore and success in local paddling competitions are some. One significant moment was performing the haka to a Singapore Trade delegation departing for a two-week trip to New Zealand. As it happened, it was the day of the Mosque shooting in Christchurch. The power and emotion of the haka was deeply emotional for all in attendance.

What’s next?

We have recently launched a fundraising campaign to purchase additional waka so that we can continue to accept new members and grow the club. We’d love to see more youth getting involved in both paddling and kapa haka and we will continue to put effort in this area. We are also open to hosting team building events. The waka is an incredible platform for experiential learning of teams and leadership.
E hara ā tātou toa, i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takimano
Our strength is not that of an individual, but that of a collective

Support our fundraiser at accelevents.com/e/KiwiWakaAmaSingapore
There are some fantastic items and experiences up for grabs, including return premium economy flights with Air New Zealand.

Find us at https://wakaamasingapore.wixsite.com/mysite

ANZA Netball – Meet a Player!

Camilla Gunnery is seven years old and into her second season of ANZA Netball. This season, her age group has been playing at the Hollandse Club. Camilla has made the most of the reduced numbers and small group format and has been able to make friends and bond with girls from other schools. This is what Camilla has to say about ANZA Netball…

What do you like about ANZA Netball?
It’s fun and we play games.
What fun warm-up games do you like?
I like running and the birdie game.
Why do you think netball is good for you?
It’s good for you because it makes you healthy.
What does your coach say to you?
Great work Millie!
Why have you chosen netball?
Because my mum told me it was fun.
Can you name a netball rule?
No touching other people. (The girls learn a new rule every week and have recently been learning about the “contact” rule!)
Would you tell your friends to try netball?
Yes, because it’s fun and healthy for you!

Thanks Camilla for answering our questions. If you are interested in having fun like Camilla and joining ANZA Netball for the remainder of the season, there are limited spaces available in some age groups. You can register online at anza.org.sg/sports/netball

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Moving Your Pet

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Moving in the time of COVID-19 can be overwhelming. It’s even more so when you plan on moving your pets too. As one of the best relocation companies Singapore, we understand your concerns about moving your pets abroad amid the COVID-19. Therefore, this article will offer insights on COVID-19, how it spreads to pets and what you must know about pet moving in these trying times.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that range from the common cold to MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). Over 20% of colds happen as a result of human coronaviruses. Animals also have their own coronaviruses leading to certain illnesses.

Although there is no vital evidence about animals’ role in spreading COVID-19, scientists have not fully understood if and how different animals can be affected by the virus.

Still, it is widely acknowledged that the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19 originated from wild animals (possibly bats) in China.  Because of mutations and factors not fully understood, the virus was able to infect humans and spread from person to person.

Since then, a few cats and dogs living with COVID-19 patients have tested positive for the virus. Ferrets, cougars, lions, tigers, gorillas, fruit bats, hamsters, and tree shrews have also been shown to have the possibility of becoming infected with the virus.  A study in the Netherlands showed that antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 were found in about 1 in 7 dogs and 1 in 5 cats from homes with individuals who had the COVID-19. This indicates that these pets were previously infected.

However, animals such as chickens, ducks, pigs, and mice appear not to become infected or spread the infection.

Nevertheless, research is still on-going to discover how COVID-19 can infect animals like dogs, cats and other mammals. There are speculations that pets worldwide can be infected with the virus after close contact with infected people. Even so are assumptions that people can also be infected by contact with an infected pet, although cases of such are rare.

Pet Restrictions And The COVID-19

Because there are too many uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus and pets, pet travels have been facing many restrictions and regulations across the globe. The idea is to slow down the virus’s spread and protect pets, livestock, wildlife, and humans alike.

Pets also only make a fraction of a percentage of cargo that airlines carry. As they began cutting on their routes, many stopped accepting live animals because they began to find it challenging to move them.

Therefore, many states, countries, and airlines are continually changing their rules and ability to carry pets, creating huge complications for you.

As COVID-19 vaccinations become a reality, there are speculations that restrictions may lessen. But, when will COVID-19 become a thing of the past? That’s a million-dollar question without an answer.

However, here’s what we recommend:

Carry on preparing your pet for upcoming travels. Patience and careful planning are essential to ensure that your pet is safely and efficiently transported overseas.

Ensure their vaccinations are up to date. If you have anyone around you ill or sick with the COVID-19 virus, be sure to keep your pet away from them. Be sure to stay aware of the pet moving regulations in your destination countries and recommend travel routes to prepare ahead of time.

If you are also stuck in a situation where you need to move quickly but have no way of moving your furry loved one, consider using a boarding service. Reputable international moving companies can provide excellent recommendations on the right services for you.

How a Pet Relocation Service Can Help

As one of the best international moving companies, we have worked with clients to help them navigate the complications of moving overseas. Faced with clients having to find their way through the complicated regulations concerning moving pets, we must recommend that you invest in a pet relocation service.

The ideal pet relocation service will guide you on the appropriate documents, vaccinations, and all other facets to ensure that your pets can travel without hiccups. They will also provide updated information on pet regulations in your destination country. Your ideal specialists will also help you find the right pet accommodation options should you have to travel without your pet. In the end, they can ensure the health, safety, and comfort of your pet until you can have them with you in your new home.

About SIR MOVE

Established in Singapore in and Malaysia since 2006, SIR Move Services is a Singapore/British brand and it is a moving company that continues to build a business based on integrity and trust. SIR provides Complete Move Solutions for International, Commercial and Domestic Relocations inclusive of storage and insurance. We move pets too. Moove My Box (MMB) is the newest addition to our suite of services allowing customers to ship small shipments faster. Similar to Air Express Delivery with the addition of packing and collection services.  SIR Move is a qualified FIDI/FAIM Quality Mover.

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SWAGA Gym 2021 Summer Camps

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SWAGA Gym 2021 Summer Camps

Offering a wide range of camps, SWAGA has something on offer for the whole family.

Younger kids (starting at 4 years old) will be kept busy with kinder gym. A whole heap of fun will be had climbing, rolling and running through an obstacle course as the kids learn balance, agility and fine tune their motor skills.

For girls who already enjoy weekly gymnastics sessions, SWAGA will offer a recreational and competitive summer camp program for 6-18 years old. If you are just starting out with gymnastics or simply want to try something new during summer, come and join our recreational program where coaches will introduce the basics of gymnastics and skills to practice on all apparatus.

Competitive gymnasts will be able to focus on increasing or perfecting their skill level with highly qualified coaches during a three-hour session.

For the more adventurous boys and girls, a Parkour camp will take the kids (6-18 years) through their paces as they learn to flip, climb and swing through the custom parkour equipment. Learn tricks in a safe environment and even play a game or two of ‘the floor is lava’ tag!

Adults can join in the fun too, with an adult fitness program being run throughout the summer with classes including bootcamp, HIIT and Zumba. To keep the younger kids (under 4) entertained and active, SWAGA offers a fully equipped jungle gym that can be booked by the hour.

Officially opened on 1 April, SWAGA Gym is the latest gymnastics facility in Singapore. With world class equipment and fully air conditioned, it is the perfect place to spend summer days. Close to food and beverage outlets and amenities offered by The Grandstand, SWAGA makes summer camps easy for the whole family.

Located at The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, book now to secure your camp preference at  www.swagagym.com

ANZA Soccer Finals Day

It was a soggy start to ANZA soccer’s 2020-21 season finals day on Saturday 24th April. This wasn’t a problem for our 2yr – 4yr old players who were able to continue their morning’s sessions in the under-cover pitches. The young teamsters practised their newly learned soccer skills before proudly collecting their well-deserved, end of season participation medals. Thankfully, the weather picked up later in the morning, and the teams were able to get back on the pitches for the season league play offs.

Due to Covid restrictions, we were unable to host the usual large group presentation ceremony and a downsized event was held where the players were awarded their medals and trophies (and picked up their ice-creams on their way out).

It has been an unprecedented season. Players, parents, coaches, volunteers and sponsors are all to be congratulated on persevering through the disruption of Covid and ensuring that the season was able to go ahead as planned.

ANZA soccer has been going strong for over 43 years, delivering quality soccer programmes for children and young adults aged 2-18 years old. Over 850 players enjoy affordable fun and competitive soccer, developing skills under the leadership of AFC qualified coaches. Saturday leagues focus on fun, fair play, teamwork and friendship and teams that are balanced to keep games competitive. ANZA soccer has certainly risen to the challenge and our teams readily adapted to restrictions with age groups modifying league competitions and coaches and AGC’s agreeing on special rules to meet safety guidelines.

None of this could have been achieved without the commitment of our hard-working passionate volunteers who continued to devote their time and enthusiasm.  Whether as members of the ANZA Soccer committee, age group and comp team coordinators, coaches and team managers, or organisers of the weekly half-time oranges! Our army of volunteers provided the leadership and support that allowed ANZA Soccer to function so successfully.

As we come to the end of the season, it is time to look forward to the next and we are reminding ANZA Soccer members that registration for the 2021-2022 season opens on Saturday May 8th, with registration for new members opening later in June. We look forward to the further easing of restrictions and to another thrilling season of fun, friends and football!

Finally, none of this would be possible without the generosity and ongoing support from our sponsors, who have stuck with us through the pandemic. Sponsorship helps offset our costs and ensures that soccer remains affordable for all. Thank you for being an integral part of the ANZA Soccer community.

Review: Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109, PH +65 6208 7940
heartofdarknessbrewery.com.sg

Heart of Darkness at Keong Saik is more than just the craft beer they are so well known for. Their extensive drinks menu also includes signature cocktails, natural/organic wines, and sake. The revamped food menu introduces a variety of new dishes inspired by international cuisines, packing rich and mouthwatering flavors.

We settled into the evening with an icy cold and deliciously fresh, Bloody Sunset – Aperol, Cointreau blood orange liqueur and First Sunset Pale Ale. First up on the tasting menu was the Fruits and Vegetables Platter – a selection of fruits and vegetables in rice paper rolls, accompanied by a sweet, rich chilli dipping sauce ($38).

Next up was the Bánh Bao Gà ($14)– juicy chicken dumplings served with Thai sweet chilli sauce (these dumplings are addictive!), and the Fresh Calamari ($18)– a whole squid dusted with flour, crispy fried and served on a bed of sriracha mayo. The Kato Kichibee “Born” Gold Muroka Junmai Daiginjo, 15%, Kukui Sake was the perfect pairing for these two appetisers.

dumplings in Keong Saik
Bánh Bao Gà

The venue has an industrial vibe with the use of exposed brickwork, steel, natural timber and polished concrete. A striking mural on the back wall of a Merlion and a Dragon reflects the restaurant’s birthplace of Vietnam and it’s new spot on the Singapore F&B scene. The long table comfortably accommodated our party of eight with plenty of space left-over for the generous main dishes that we were sharing.

The Pan Seared Barramundi ($26) was elegantly served on a bed of tomato confit pure; a delicious and sophisticated dish. We paired the fish with the Certified Organic Domaine de l’ECU “Taurus” 2015, Melon De Bourgogne, Muscadet Sevre & Maine France – the perfect combination. The IPA Crispy Pork Belly ($22) is not your ordinary pork belly. It is marinated over 3 days and then cooked sous vide overnight to guarantee tenderness and juiciness and for the final step, it is fried to a crisp and served with homemade chilli. The Cacao Pork Ribs ($32), cooked long and slow, are char-grilled with a cacao smoky BBQ sauce; not to be missed!

Best Pork Ribs
Cacao Pork Ribs

The Bone Marrow ($34), braised in garlic and spices is topped with fresh onions, herbs and chilli, and served with char-grilled bread. It’s a great combination of flavors and textures, slightly indulgent but delicious! To round up this meat-fest we had the Black Angus Prime Rib ($42); Aussie grain-fed prime rib that was flawlessly grilled and melted in the mouth, very little needs to be said as it was the perfect way to serve Prime Rib. We enjoyed these savory dishes with a fantastic Pierre Cotton ‘Orange Carbonique”, 2019, Chardonnay, Beaujolais France, also a Certified Organic wine.

To finish, we share the KHOAI MÔN DỪA ($12), taro coconut panna cotta topped with homemade Director’s Cacao Nib Porter soil and fresh berries. We paired our refreshing dessert with a Black Shadows Expresso Martini Stout. An amazing stout-based cocktail: rich dark chocolate with creamy tan head that holds aroma of coffee cream liquor, hazel nut and waffles. The perfect libation to finish this amazing menu.

Bánh Bao Gà with Black Shadows Expresso Martini Stout

Verdict: The new menu includes some great dishes that guarantee an amazing culinary experience. Heart of Darkness is not your average craft-beer brewery. The industrial style setting, with its vibrant and relaxed atmosphere, elevate the gastro-pub concept and combine with a global menu of bold and delicious flavors.

10 Minutes With…Makoto Iwabuchi

Ranked among Japan’s top three sake experts, Makoto Iwabuchi is a certified Master Sommelier. He initially trained as a French wine sommelier and became certified as a wine sommelier in 2007, before making the switch to specialise in Japanese alcohols, particularly the fermented rice drink, Sake. Currently reining as Master Sake Sommelier at Sushi Kou, Makoto has over 15 years’ experience working with some of the best fine dining restaurants in the world, including Gaggan Anand in Bangkok, Thailand, Ki-sho Japanese Restaurant in Singapore and 1-Michelin star Lista Giorgio Pinchiorri in Japan.

Where are you from?

I’m from Toyama prefecture, on Japan’s main island, Honshu. In 2011, I received an invitation from a wine coach to work in Singapore. I also wanted to challenge myself to work overseas. Currently I work as a sommelier at Sushi Kou, where I strive to complement the skill of Sushi Kou’s chefs through the wine and sake menu.

What training do you do to become a certified Master Sommelier?

It requires daily reading and experience; I try to create as much study time and tasting opportunities as possible to prepare myself.

What is your background in fine dining?

I have been a sommelier at the many fine dining establishments, such as Ritz-Carlton Osaka, LISTA GIORGIO PINCHIORRI, Ki-sho (Singapore), Gaggan (Bangkok Thailand) Over the years I have served many famous and influential people, including Jack Ma (Alibaba), English performer Ed Sheeran and Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK.

What is your knowledge of sake?

I decided that I wanted to be a great Sake sommelier, and I believe if you want to get a qualification, you must put in the effort and time to study. An overwhelming amount is required! My certificates include SA and SSI’s Sake sommelier, but for many people it’s better to start by enjoying sake. Once you have a passion for sake, you naturally gain knowledge of the different types and how they taste.

What’s the best way to enjoy sake?

Drink with friends! Japanese food also goes well with sake.

How do you choose a good sake?

At Sushi Kou, we curate our sake by ensuring that the sake maker we buy from is reputable and has a strong track record. All our sake boasts a high standard that complements the exquisite Japanese sushi omakase dining experience by Chef Sakuta and has proven to be popular with our customers.

What are your favourite Japanese drinks?

Japanese whiskey and sake, of course!

What’s your favourite bar in Singapore?

Jigger and Pony in Tanjong Pagar and Manhattan at the Regent Hotel.

 

Sushi Kou is a newly opened eight-seater omakase restaurant located in the Holiday Inn, Orchard. The restaurant serves Edomae (Tokyo-style) sushi and its Chef Yoshio Sakuta used to helm two-Michelin-starred Shoukouwa.  sushikou-sg.com