When someone asks about Japanese buffet in Singapore, Kuishin Bo will usually be the one that comes to mind. This restaurant as been a part of the Singapore food scene since 2001 and has been recognised for both its range and quality of food. The brand currently has two outlets, one at Jurong Point and the other at Suntec City.
The ongoing year-end installment of their quarterly thematic food fairs features specialties from Hakodate, a port city in Hokkaido (one I originally intended to visit for my trip later this month, but it s a eight-hours round trip from Sapporo). You will find an additional 17 seasonal food items to its existing range of food.
Some of the food items from the Hakodate collection are:
Tori Zangi, (a term exclusively used in Hokkaido) which is a type of fried chicken typically known as karaage in other parts of Japan.
Pumpkin Zenzai, highlighting the most common ingredient in Japanese traditional desserts… Red bean! Hokkaido is famous for its red beans due to its rich volcanic soil. The dessert here is paired with pumpkin and mochi.
Hokkaido Jaga Butter Cake. A fluffy cheesecake infused with potato butter. This is just one example of the many snacks and confectioneries in Hokkaido made using potatoes.
Tonyu Ishikari Nabe, which is a dish of salmon and assorted vegetables cooked in miso soymilk broth that originated centuries ago in Hokkaido. It is also named after the Ishikari-gawa River which is famous for salmon.
In addition to this, we enjoyed their usual spread of seafood, sashimi, sushi, paper hotpots, grilled and fried foods, as well as desserts.
All the Hakodate food items are available daily during both lunch and dinner seatings at both outlets.
Pricing for Kuishin Bo at Suntec City:
- Lunch (11.30am to 3pm): $36.90 (weekdays) and $38.90 (weekends and PH)
- 60 Minutes Lunch (only on weekdays): $24.90
- Afternoon Delight (3.30 to 5pm, only on weekends): $18.90
- Dinner (5.30 to 10pm): $54.90 (Monday to Thursday) and $58.90 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, PH Eve & PH)
Kuishin Bo @ Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-334 (North Wing Tower 2)
Tel: 6341 9200
Lunch: Opens daily 1130-1500hrs
Afternoon Delight: Saturday, Sunday and PH 1530-1700hrs
Dinner: Daily from 1730-2200hrs
Nearest MRT: Promenade Station (Circle Line)