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Experience the Charm of Authentic Izakaya Culture at Amazing Hokkaido

For those foodies, you will know Hokkaido have one of the best and freshest seafood in Japan. People are willing to travel all the way there just to enjoy the best and freshest seafood. If you are missing the fresh seafood in Hokkaido but right now isn’t the best time to travel due to the upcoming viral outbreak, you can still enjoy the best of Hokkaido at Amazing Hokkaido.

Your New After-Work Hangout: Amazing Hokkaido

Looking for a new place to hang out after work? You will love Amazing Hokkaido, where the service is warm, and the atmosphere always cheerful. Amidst baring Japanese tunes and incessant chatter, smiley wait staff scurry in traditional grab to serve up menu delights flown in daily from Hokkaido, a region well-known for its fresh seafood.

The establishments stands out in the dining enclave that is Robertson Quay, with its entrance dotted by bright lights and lined with noren. The interior of the 100-seater is just as charming, with colorful fabric and posters of Hokkaido all around; reminiscent of a bustling izakaya in Japan. To the side, its windows are plastered with a huge sticker featuring a rice bowl with overflowing ikura and a caption that reads “Everyday! Hokkaido Food Fair” and that, is exactly what it aims to be.

Behold a plethora of Japanese offerings, just like a food fair at Amazing Hokkaido. The Japanese-owned theme izakaya works with a special selection of gourmet partners – Kaneshime Takahashi fishing company for its sashimi, Yamamura seafood processing industry for its fresh seafood and Sasaki Farm, which specialises organic greens – to bring you the freshest of produce from the Northern region of Japan, daily.

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Goodness

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Bibai Yakitori and Muroran Yakitori

The Muroran Yakitori, a famous Hokkaido dish, is one not to be missed. Although yakitori refers to ‘grilled chicken skewer’, the Muroran Yakitori is a grilled pork and onion skewer that is enjoyed best with mustard. This melty skewered pork dish originated 80 years ago from Toriyoshi, a classic grill restaurant in Hokkaido.

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Melty 7 Kinds of tsukune

It may be little known, but Hokkaido is the birthplace of yakitori. Hence, be sure to try thr rest of the skewers on the menu, especially the range of tsukune. The Melty 7 Kinds of tsukune are served with a variety of toppings such as mentai mayo, fondue cheese and wasabi, for that extra kick. For those with adventurous taste buds, the Bibai Yakitori is your best bet. It features chicken breast, gizzard, liver and heart ensuring no part of the chicken goes to waste!

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Hokkaido Wagyu Steak

Get set for a fiery performance when the Hokkaido Wagyu Steak arrives to the table. The steak will be set ablaze on a lava stone plate, adding a hint of smokiness and caramelisation to the dish. An assortment of condiments such as yuzu koshu (yuzu chili paste), sea salt, wasabi and steak sauce will be served alongside for added flavour in every bite.

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Assorted Hokkaido Fresh Sashimi

Seafood lovers are in for a treat, as they eat their way up the Assorted Hokkaido Fresh Sashimi. Served up on a structure shaped like a winding staircase, the platter includes sashimi favourites such as tuna akami, fatty tuna, scallop, sweet shrimp and sea urchin. Add an element of fun at the table by ordering the Bursting Salmon Roe Rice Bowl, and whip out those phones to capture the sights and sounds of servers chanting enthusiastically to live taiko beats, as they heap spoonful after spoonful of umami-laden ikura upon your rice bowl!

Fresh Organic Vegetables To Balance The Meal

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Sasaki’s Farm Organic Vege Salad

For those looking for a light meal, your best bet would be Sasaki’s Farm Organic Vege Salad. Sasaki Farm employs recycle-based agriculture, which brings out the best in crop vitality. Satiate your taste buds with freshly imported organic produce from the farm. Chock full of natural flavours, their greens will delight even the pickiest of eaters. Other side dishes such as the Hokkaido Fried Potato with Seaweed & Mentaiko Mayonnaise make great booze accompaniments.

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Hokkaido Fried Potato with Seaweed & Mentaiko Mayonnaise

Except booze options to be extensive at an Izakaya like this, from the quintessential sakes to shochus, and Asahis to highballs. Quench those alcoholic thirsts with the 1 litre Pirate Highball and try your hand at getting some free drinks with the Highball Dice Game! It’s all fun and games at Amazing Hokkaido, so mark this place for your next fabulous night-out with your mates!

Eunice Tan
Eunice Tan
I'm a mom of two, being in the 90s I want to share more insights of what Ladies can do in a community together.
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