Sunday, March 23, 2008

Shokudo, the Japanese Marche

Imagine a caucasian wearing kimono or a japanese girl with blonde hair & blue eyes. That was my very first impression when I stepped into Shokudo. Tapping on the dining concept of the ever famous Marche Movenpick, Shokudo's move to translate it into Japanese style certainly excites me.

Like any bazzar-style restaurant, you'll be given a meal card to order food from each stall, which I find it abit troublesome. Heck, I'm getting lazier and lazier nowadays, I just wanna get seated and wait for the restaurant crew to serve me and bring food to my table.

Bar none, it was quite fun walking around and get to see the way the crew prepares the food (pathetically slow actually). Shokudo is divided into a number of sections and territories, from sashimi & sushi counter to ramen section, tempura stall and dessert corner etc...

Japanese Pizza
Miso Stew
Japanese Dessert
Japanese Gelato *Eyes Glowing*

We had the Sashimi Moriawase at $ 15. Fair enough, the fresh cut was pretty impressive for that kind of pricing. A good try.
As usual, the ramen fanatic can't leave a Japanese restaurant without having a bowl of ramen, no matter how bad it tastes. The verdict for this bowl of Char Siew Ramen? Bet you can tell from the look.

Yes I admit am a rice barrel. I went for their Katsu Curry Rice ($7.80). The curry flava was not memorable but at least it fares better than that bowl of ramen.
This plate of Unagi Tamago ($5.80) got me waited for quite some time. *Eyes rolled* I wonder why it took so long for him to cook an egg.
The gyoza ($5) was condemned by Mr. Ramen for being loaded with MSG. My only complaint was the stingy filling for that kind of pricing.
Heh heh...finally the highlight of the meal -- my Macha Float. Priced at $4, the scoop of macha ice cream came floated in a sea of macha latte & crushed ice.

I finished my macha float till the last drop but I was not done yet. I continued my journey of indulgence with another 2 scoops of Azuki Macha and Black Sesame from Ministry of Food. True bliss...I mean my ice-cream. A revisit to Shokudo? Hmmm...

252 North Bridge Road
#B1-44E Raffles City
Tel: 6837 3793


Anonymous said...

The novelty to walk around and see what you can get .. is a great way to get ppl to come back and try other stuff. i keep forgetting that you are in singapore now.. and keep thinking the prices your wrote were in ringgit.. ;) now i understand.. why Mr Ramen thought the gyoza was ex. It certainly was..!

LianneK said...

I passed by this place and wanted to go in but :-( my boy boy was still full. Good concept isn't it? Someone should do it here.

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
Among all the dishes you show here, I am only attracted to the Japanese Gelato. haha! Perhaps, I desperately want some dessert. Ahhhh...maybe I'll go for a McDonald Sundae Cone later. :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah really a direct change of cuisine from marche..looks all the part..

yeah the ramen looked kinda pizza??

JOjo said...

The two things which caught my impression are the matcha float and the sashimi.
Ramen looks pathetic and the curry katsu looks like the one served in my school canteen =X
But the concept is interesting!~

Jason said...

Japanese gelato? *eyes glowing*

wmw said...

No okonomiyaki??? Mmm...wish there was a place like this here.

HairyBerry said...

yin and yang, blonde and brunette, ministry of food and ministry of sound, extraordinary concept and ordinary food....

Anonymous said...

I am so going to SG soon!

Simon Seow said...

Wah, Raffles City, quite atas wor. Makes me want to go to Singapore again. Ok, maybe will go on Ruth's birtday in August. kekeke.

Anonymous said...

Haha ... I laughed so loud when I read that you're a "rice barrel". Incidentally, I am one too. How typical huh....

Anonymous said...

lolz..i thought that i was marche by just looking at the pictures..noted, will skip this

Anonymous said...

The whole concept is just so very the cool leh. I concur with ImbiNItchy... someone should so do it here. Preferably in PJ. The Curve. So I don't have to drive. Far.

Lol.... Malas-nye...

Xiu Long Bao said...

mama bok:
haha...actually it's quite fun exploring the stalls around. The gyoza was certainly not worth the price lor, big NO-NO.

imbi & itchy:
The concept is impressive but not the food. How sad....Yeah, i reckon someone should bring this concept over to msia.

hehe...i love the japanese gelato in sg. Can have 3 scoops in a row :p

Tried their jap pizza before but from their independent outlet that specialises in jap fusion food. Disappointing though. Or am i too picky :p

I love their sashimi n gelato...yumz! Interesting concept, hopefully they will improve their food quality.

jason: when r u coming over? U can have premium jap gelato here, only here!

Oh, alot of cooked food for you to choose from. Tried their okonomiyaki somewhere else but not nice leh. Even Olio's version tastes better.

...first visit and last visit?

come come come!

haha...pls do. August is my bday month too :D

really? let's go makan nasi puas puas one day :p

oh, but it's still worth a try lar. Interesting concept, isn't it?

kennymah: i suppose u won't take the effort to come down to sg for food hunt lor hoh?

Ling's Passion said...

I am impressed by the variety that they serve. Wish they have an outlet here in KL.

Simon Seow said...

Such coincidence, mine too, 17th August. Ruth is 4th August.

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
3 scoops?!?!?! Wuahhhh! You can really eat lah! haha! :P

Big Boys Oven said...

japanesemarche must be awesome!

~Christine~Leng said...

the float was way better than the ramen and rice?
their concept looks interesting :)

Jason said...

Isssh... *runs away from being taunted

Sugar Bean said...

Interesting, hope there would be places like this in Malaysia soon! That's a really good concept, Jap food lovers will love this.

daphne said...

oo. didnt know mache branched out. Jap pizza? That's one that I hv to see.

Jean said...

look so nice~
I like the concept~
but Singapore...>.<

Xiu Long Bao said...

Ling's Passion:
Yeap, the concept and variety of food is really impressive but not the quality lor.

hehe, mine is 11 aug.

Of cus lar, ice-cream only :)

Big Boys Oven:
Nice concept. Wanna go when u come over?

Christine:. the macha float n jap gelato. My mains mah :)

u can run but u canot hide *grin*

wenching & esiong:
Yeah, jap food lovers haven. A nice place to hang out but the food so-so oh.

daphne said:
The jap pizza is really interesting. Try it if u happen to bump into one :)

visit singapore!

J2Kfm said...

Marche concept is nice, but wouldnt it be nicer if its buffet style? so u dun have to count your $$$? hehe ...

Cokeworld Citizen said...

omg I din know abt the place! erm..actually the egg does take some time to cook : P

I'd been to Marche once.I only loved the ice cream XD Movenpick ma...cheaper back then with more vanilla beans in the ice cream.

can see the gelato is very the premium. lolz...

with all the food u had. Do have much/any left at the end of the month? :P

ai wei said...

this is such a heaven! Jap marche definately something new for me! kinda disappointed with the swiss marche in KL. wish there is Jap Marche in kl~ ^.^

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Xiu Long Bao said...

True enough. Btw, the amt of money that i paid is enough to pay for buffet. Talk bout expensive jap food!

cokeworld citizen:
I think this is a new establishment gua. Yalor, had too much good food. M0-mo money d :p

Guess this concept will be brought into msia soon. Definitely a jap food heaven, quality aside.

thx for dropping by :)

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