More than 125 years ago, a western food restaurant opened in Kayabacho, Tokyo. At a time when western cuisine was still rare in Japan, “Yayoiken”, as the restaurant was called, is said to have been cherished by many for its pioneering menus. The original owner was the grandfather of Sueyuki Shioi, the founder of Plenus Co., Ltd. Yayoiken has opened here in Singapore to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps.
Meidi-ya Supermarket, 177 River Valley Road,
#B1-50 Liang Court Shopping Centre, Singapore 179030
Opening Hours : 10:00～22:00
201 Victoria Street,
#01-02 Bugis+ Singapore 188067
Opening hours : 10:00～22:00
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Great Place, Great Food, Great People
Though my last visit to Yayoiken was over a year ago, I still remember what a good time I had dining there.
My mother and I visited the Bugis+ (formerly known as Iluma) outlet on a Wednesday evening to have dinner. Upon approaching the restaurant, a friendly middle-aged woman promptly led us to our seats with a warm smile. The restaurant was very cosy and the seats were spacious. The lighting was also just right and pleasant music was playing in the background.
I remember ordering a bowl of udon that evening. The soup was not too rich yet not too bland. It was a perfect balance and went very well with the chewy noodles. The toppings such as the fish cake, tempura crumbs as well as the seaweed were great too. Needless to say, I ate heartily and left nothing behind.
Upon paying the bill, my mother was surprised as she expected it to be at least $20 higher, considering how filling our meal was. Overall, this is a great place with good food and service. Will definitely want to dine there again and maybe try out their other outlets as well.