You’ve got a gazillion yummy Japanese snacks in front of you and an earworm bop chiming in the background – yep, you’re in Don Don Donki. Testament to the Japanese supermarket’s popularity in Singapore, they’ve got the largest number of stores in Asia on our little red dot. Now, we welcome it’s coolest: a travel-themed outlet in Jewel Changi.
We love Don Don Donki for its myriad of instant food, snacks and gifts, and you’ll find all of these surrounded by a fitting aviation-themed interior at their poppin new outlet in Jewel’s basement. While Jewel is a maze of stores, this one’s pretty easy to spot with its black and yellow striped exterior we’ve come to know and love.
You could say they pass the vibe check with flying colours – there were bits of travel-themed decor dotted across the store, from aeroplane window motifs to checkout counters designed like departure check-in lanes.
Say you do have a flight to catch, swinging by will also give you a chance to grab any last-minute items for your trip like earplugs ($5.90), toiletry pouches ($9.90), and inflatable travel cushions ($9.90) at their dedicated Travel Goods lane.
Image credit: Don Don Donki
It’s not everyday that you come across Halal-friendly Japanese snacks and ingredients. But for our Muslim friends, you’ll be happy to hear that they have a whole section dedicated to over a hundred Halal-certified products. The first of its kind in DDDK, the Halal Corner features a wide variety of tidbits that everyone can purchase.
The Honolu Ramen ($3.90) is perfect for midnight miso cravings. Originating from Hokkaido, this pack of instant noodles claims to be the most popular Halal ramen in Japan. Also find miso paste, Halal Pocky, gift-ready Sweet Potato Cakes, and organic matcha powder to toss into your basket.
Sweet Potato Cakes gift pack.
For instant gratification, make a beeline to their ever-popular deli, stocked with ready-to-eat sashimi and hot meals that you can enjoy in their dine-in area, or dabao to bring on board your flight. All of the dishes here are pork- and lard-free.
For last-minute gift shopping for Christmas and birthdays, your foodie friend will probably appreciate some store-exclusive Okinawan snacks that are otherwise a rare find in Singapore. Snag some Ebi Senbei ($13.90) or prawn-flavoured Japanese crackers and Saito Brown Sugar Pretzels ($12.90).
Exclusive premium Kit-Kats ($14.90) featuring quirky flavours like Apple and Wasabi will also make great gifts for those with an adventurous palate.
To treat yourself instead, this outlet has a brand new dessert not yet available at other DDDKs: handmade Minato Chiffon Cakes ($6.90) available in flavours like Double Chocolate, Houjicha, and Roasted Matcha.
Jewel is chock-full of food options from Burger and Lobster to A&W but if you’ve patronised those a million times, fill your tummies with something both new and budget-friendly at Don Don Donki Jewel’s food court instead.
At Senraku Deli, enjoy customised bento sets priced from a wallet-friendly $8.90. Else, try new Takoyaki flavours like Taru Taru ($6.80/6 pieces) – or egg salad – and Mentai Mayo Cheese ($6.80/6 pieces) at Agedako.
Hot date at DDDK? It can get hotter at their first ever Sake Bar that offers over 40 different types of sake to choose from. Near the fridge, you can also find a sake pairing guide to decide which tipple to get based on your choice of mains.
Make a visit to Changi Airport’s newest addition, Don Don Donki Jewel for an affordable meal and Halal-certified snacks to go. If you’re there to catch a flight, this is also a great pit stop to purchase any last-minute essentials or snacks. Topped with new dining and even a sake tavern, this Don Don Donki is, safe to say, pretty fly.
Address: 65 Airport Boulevard., #02-97, Singapore 819663
Opening hours: 11am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 6444 2422 | Don Don Donki website
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This post was done in collaboration with Don Don Donki. However, all opinions are ours.
Originally published on 11th January 2022.
Cover image adapted from: Don Don Donki
Photography by Ian Sim.
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