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Dulcet & Studio – New Japanese Lifestyle Café, a Little Piece of Heaven

By Daniel, July 25, 2012

While Liang Court has long lost its former edge of glory over the years, it still remains as the representative Japanese mall with tenants Meidi-ya, Kinokuniya, Marutama, Saizeriya Ristorante and Tampopo holding the business together (anybody remembers Daimaru?). There is another reason to pay them a visit – Dulcet & Studio.

Dulcet & Studio is a whole new lifestyle café, with a contemporary yet cosy vibes – think Muji in a restaurant form. The name ‘Dulcet’ means sweet to the taste, while ‘Studio’ is the other part of the café where customers can sign up for cooking classes.

I am already quite excited as I am all of a modern Japanese café, something that is quite lacking in Singapore. The vibes are good too, and having soups served in little cups is just so wonderfully Japanese.

Expect a mixture of Western meets Japanese cuisine including specialty pasta, lamb rice, beef spare rib stew, fish & chip. Lunch and dinner sets are served at a very reasonable price of below $15 and $20 respectively.

All of their specialty pasta is imported from Hokkaido, which means that the noodles are more chewy and flavourful. I had the signature item – the Dulcet Special’s Seafood Black Ink Tagliolini Pasta ($14.80). It did take a little while to get used to the chewier texture. Though flavours are definitely a lot lighter than its Italian counterpart, this did not wow me.

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Dulcet & Studio
177 River Valley Road #01-41/42 Liang Court Singapore 179030
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm

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Ootoya (Orchard Central)
Saizeriya Ristorante (Liang Court)
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Saizeriya Ristorante – Cheap Cheap Cheap Italian–Japanese Food

By Daniel, July 21, 2011

You may think it is unlikely to find cheap Italian–Japanese food in Singapore, but it is actually possible. Saizeriya サイゼリヤ is a type of Japanese chain of Italian family-style restaurants (also known as famiresu) which make up the middle range of eateries that fill the gap between gourmet restaurants and fast food joints. This works best for young students wanting a budget meal near Clarke Quay.

Here is an indication of how inexpensive the food is: Spicy chicken drumlets ($4.40 for 5 pieces), black pepper smoked duck ($4.40), seafood chowder ($2.80), forcaccia ($1.80), double cheese pizza ($5.20) and gratin ($6.80). We are talking about a restaurant here. The must-order and most-value-item should be the pork and hamburger steak ($7.80) served on a hot-plate. Complemented with demi-glance sauce, it also includes wedges, mixed vegetables and fried egg. Very worth it.

As to why Saizeriya is so economical: the current president of the company Yasuhiko Shōgaki, wanted to sell Italian cuisine in Japan but did not get many customers. After he cut prices by 70%, the restaurant gained instant popularity and prices remained low ever since.

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Saizeriya Ristorante E Caffe, 177 River Valley Road, #02-22 Liang Court Shopping Centre, Singapore, Tel: +65 6337 9001
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily

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Pepper Lunch (Shaw House)
Itacho Sushi (Plaza Singapura)
Sushi Express (City Link Mall)
Ootoya (Orchard Central)
Watami (Ion Orchard)

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Marutama Ra-men – How’s The Chicken Ramen?

By Daniel, May 11, 2010

177 River Valley road #02-01 Liang court Tel: 68372480

Repeat the name of the shop three times, and it may sound like you are scolding a very bad word. That’s how some remember this Ramen store. I, call this, the basketball logo noodle shop.

Both branches at Central and Liang Court has long queues, and fans of Marutama would not even give the other competitors Ippudo and Santouka a second taste.

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