Emporium Shokuhin

Hopped into the highly anticipated Emporium Shokuhin (facebook. Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard) between meetings. A scattered number, also in office attire, appeared to have the same idea.

Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore

Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore
Wondering about the promise of “Singapore’s First Integrated Japanese Emporium with Live Seafood Market, Japanese Gourmet Grocer and 8 Unique Dining Concepts”, friends asked if the “Japanese Gourmet Grocer” bit could top a combination of Meidi-ya, the Japanese sections of supermarkets, and even Daiso. A quick walk-through a limited selection gently suggested it might not, other than some Ehime products.

Japanese milk. Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, SingaporeJapanese milk

natto. Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singaporenattō shabby a choice

Points of differentiation were:

Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore
the aged beef deli

A5 Miyazaki Beef. Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore
that featured A5 Miyazaki beef (currently selling at a promotional price of S$33.90/100g),

and the Live Seafood Market:

Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore

the occupied tanks contained mostly:
Alaskan crabs, Live Seafood Market. Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore
Alaskan crabs,

live oysters, Live Seafood Market. Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore
with a side tank of an assortment of French oysters (Veules Les Roses, Le Belle Quiberon)

Then there were the “8 Dining Concepts” – a collection of different restaurants:
Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore
Umi + Vino. Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, SingaporeUmi + Vino

Burosu Honten Gyoza & Ramen. Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, SingaporeBurosu Honten Gyoza & Ramen

Tsukeru shabu-shabu. Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, SingaporeTsukeru shabu-shabu

Possibly having completely missed what was meant to be novel about the whole thing, we legged it back to the office.

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