Disclaimer: This was part of a food tasting event.
Just last week I was invited to a food tasting over at IPPIN Cafe Bar, touted to be Singapore’s first home concept for a Japanese cafe bar. The cafe is helmed by Ayumi Fujishiro, who helped her father set up IPPIN. The place specializes in Japanese cuisine, with a focus of a home concept & good ol’ home cooking.
IPPIN is located in the corner of the row of shophouses along Mohamed Sultan Road. One iconic element to the interior design is how homely the environment is, making you feel comfortable & at home. The decor is quite modern & simplistic, with a row of shelves filled with Japanese products for your perusal. You can even buy them!
IPPIN Cafe Bar offers delicious home cooked Japanese cuisine. Here, you can find dishes such as Oyakodon, Yakisoba & even fried oysters! The ingredients used are mostly imported directly from Japan, giving you a very authentic taste of the cuisine. IPPIN also offers a wide variety of sakes, shouchus & even teas.
IPPIN boasts affordable prices for premium Japanese food & products. I do concur to a certain extent, with most their dishes on their set menu hovering around the 15 dollar mark, which is a steal for authentic Japanese cuisine. Of course, some premium dishes are still quite pricey, such as the Fried Oyster set & the Beef Steak set. All prices are NETT though!
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
The whole concept of IPPIN Cafe Bar was really nice & quite refreshing. The key to the place is to make you feel at home, something that they have definitely accomplished. Not only do they offer Japanese cuisine at an affordable price, but the food was quite superb & felt unpretentious. You would absolutely not want to give IPPIN Cafe Bar a miss!
A huge thanks to IPPIN Cafe Bar & Hazel for the invitation and the food tasting event. And for sending each of us home with a complimentary pack of green tea!
IPPIN CAFE BAR
18 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-01 Singapore 238967
(Nearest train station: Clarke Quay or Dhoby Ghaut)
Contact: 6733 4794
Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm