Hokkaido-Ya located at Vivocity Mall is a fast casual eatery serving Hokkaido-inspired dishes. Sushi Tei Pte Ltd is the team behind this new establishment. Hokkaido-Ya , which translates to Hokkaido-shop has an adorable mascot, Ezo modelled after ezo momonga (Japanese dwarf flying squirrel) sculpture in front of the shop entrance.
The restaurant installed self-ordering kiosks to streamline the ordering and payment process. There are two kiosks currently at the entrance of the shopfront where customers can complete the process.
The best part about the kiosks is the face detection function, where your image is stored in. So when you visit the restaurant for the next round, all you need to do is to click on the face recognition, the system will appear your previous orders for your reference. The system only requires customers to key in phone number only. So fret not of disclosing other personal information. There are two payment options to opt for. It is either cash payment at the counter or seamless payment (NETS or Credit Card).
Moving on are the dishes we tried.
Bara Chirashi Salad S$14.90
Edamame S$3.50 | Chawanmushi S$3.00 | Ebi Cream Croquette S$3.50
Aburi Mentai Bara Chirashi Don S$14.90
Truffle Salmon Don S$10.90
Shirobuta Pork Katsu Hokkaido White Curry Rice S$12.90 & Ebi Fried Hokkaido White Curry Udon S$12.90
Hokkaido white curry is the mild curry consists of a mix of cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, onion and garlic powder, cooked with milk. The white curry here in Hokkaido-Ya has stronger flavour as compared to Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry in Millenia Walk.
Hokkaido Butter Corn Hotate Ramen (Paitan Broth) S$12.90
The broth has the fragrant buttery taste and the ramen texture is springy.
Hokkaido Beef Ramen (Miso Broth) S$15.90
The ramen served with thinly-sliced Hokkaido beef, pan-fried to medium-rare doneness to retain flavour and texture.
Desserts include Hokkaido Milk Monaka, Chocolate Monaka, Yamamochi Matcha Monaka and Yamamochi Red Bean Milk Monaka S$3.50 each are available in packaging. The photo shown is the actual portion for photo purpose.
I personally loved the Aburi Mentai Bara Chirashi Don especially the robust flavour from the flaming mentaiko sauce over the sashimi. The tempura crackers give the extra crunchy texture to the dish. If you want to skip carb, order the bara chirashi salad instead. As a whole, Hokkaido-Ya offers wallet-friendly prices and the ingredients used are fresh and sourced internationally.
Address: 1 Harbour Front Walk #02-153
Monday- Sunday 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Tel: +65 6376 8387
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