Saturday, October 31, 2015

Review: Emporium Shokuhin @ Marina Square

Mr Tan and I check out the newly opened Emporium Shokuhin - First integrated Japanese emporium headlined by a Japanese gourmet grocer! 

What really attracted me was the thought of been able to buy more Japanese (matcha anything:P) snacks! Hahahaha! 

Ok. But the main selling point is their live seafood market, beef dry-aging facility and 8 dining concepts under one roof!

Appreciate that the shopping space is wide. Ideal for families to walk together and surely you wouldn't see situations like trolley-jam. Haha!

Hello, can I bring all of you home!!! :D 

As a Japanese gourmet grocer, customers can also find a wide-ranging array of complementary Japanese fresh produce and groceries imported directly Japan! 

I do notice a number of products that I've tried during my last trip to Japan in June! How I miss the place and food there. :')

I love Japanese fruits!!! 

Yes, they are pricey if compared to local. But it's the quality that you're paying for. 

I've tried fruits in Japan during my last trip and it was mind blowing! 

Someone walking happily to his favourite section. 

The live seafood market!

22 specially-designed sea water tanks are featured here, from which customers can browse and select from over 20 types  of live fish and shellfish from around the world! 

Highlights include live Japanese imports such as uni (sea urchin), kegani (Hokkaido hairy crabs), hotate (scallops), hirame(flounder), Scottish razor clams, as well as Alaskan King Crabs from Norway, Snow Crabs and bamboo clams from other regions!

The live market here surely doesn't smell like your typical wet market. :P

Chilled seafood display!

You can just choose the one that you wish to purchase and bring it home to heat it up or transform into a dish that you desire! ^^

Legendary Alaskan King Crabs. 


This is Emporium Shokuhin's very own beef dry-aging facility!  Where quality premium beef will be aged onsite and retailed at very reasonable prices!

Which is your favourite cut? 

I love the 'rump' the most after trying the roasted rump at The Carnivore and the Carne Caipirinha!

Also, don't forget to check out the special EHIME SPECIALTIES CORNER.

This is the first Ehime prefecture-endorsed satellite store-in-store outside Japan, this unique showcase features aspectrum of Ehime’s famed fresh produce and products; some of which are exclusive to Emporium Shokuhin Gourmet Grocer.

Of the 8 dining concepts featured at  Emporium Shokuhin and we tried Umi + Vino

Other dining concepts include:
1. Gyuu+ - a yakiniku or grilled meat restaurant that offers a selection of prime beef cuts. Some of which are aged in Emporium Shokuhin’s in-house facility! 

2. Senmi Sushi sushi bar 

3. Tsukeru shabu-shabu

4. Burosu Honten gyoza and ramen

5. Kohi-Koji cafe and bakery

6. Takujo fine dining

7. Ready-To-Eat section - sashimi trays, sushi sets, salads, onigiri (rice balls) and other quick takeaway meals.

Umi+Vino is a premium seafood wine bar that showcases ocean gems that are also retailed at the live seafood market.

Homemade lobster and crab bisque, $12. 

If you love your crustacean, you'll love the strong taste of lobster and crab in it!  

Fresh Oysters, $6-$8 per piece.

I don't particularly fancy oysters, but the ones at Umi+Vino were really good! I had 2 in fact! :D 

These oysters are from Emporium Shokuhin's live seafood section and freshly imported from France! 

Grilled salmon with asparagus and egg, $24.

Look at that poached egg!! 

One of the favourite dish because the egg. <3

1/2 lobster A La Plancha, $28. 

I would say the freshness of seafood is surely the selling point at Umi+Vino! 

Homemade tiramisu, $8. 

Now, if you're a big fan of tiramisu with strong liquor taste. I might have found the one for you. It's looks really humble and ordinary, but the cake was packed with kick! 


I love the live seafood market at Emporium Shokuhin, but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more Japanese goodies at the grocer too! ^^

On a side note, I need to make a plan to come back for the Gyuu+! I want to try their house aged meat! :D

6 Raffles Boulevard #01-18 Marina Square
Singapore 039594
Live Seafood Market/Aged Beef & Deli: 8.30am – 9pm
Gourmet Grocer: 11.30am – 9pm
Takujo Fine Dining: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Gyuu+ Yakiniku Grill: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Tsukeru Shabu-Shabu: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Umi+Vino Seafood Wine Bar: 11.30am – 10pm
Senmi Sushi Sushi Bar: 11.30am – 10pm
Burosu Honten Gyoza & Ramen: 11.30am – 10pm
Kohi-Koji Café & Bakery: 8.30am – 8.30pm
Ready-To-Eat Section: 11.30am – 9pm