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Ippin Cafe and Bar @ Mohd Sultan Road

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~Invited Session~

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Ippin Cafe and Bar strikes as a casual hangout with a mish mesh of knick knacks - on top of their lunch and dinner sets, they also retail sakes and a ton of Japanese produce. I got acquainted with the ladies at Ippin over a sake tasting set and that saw me lugging home my first bottle of Strawberry Sake. Sake and me have been cordial through the years, I would have very much preferred a cocktail over sake until age caught up and I finally found the sake.

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Tsutsumi Brewery Plum Wine Kurahachi Umeshu ($29)

Light tasting plum wine to whet one's appetite, so I realised there are so many other brands of plum wine around!

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Grace Piece Darjeeling Tea ($8)

This tea has undergone secondary fermentation, a first for Japan and one of the kind in the world. This is also known as "Muscat" flavour for tea because of its soft but rich fragrance and taste.

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Yogurt Sake ($30)
Yogurt Tochi Otome (Strawberry) ($31)

This got my vote for favourite of all the sakes sampled, a milky and very unique sake. One bottle to the order sheet!

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Now for more serious business, I did not fancy any of these - being the typical cocktail and flavoured sake drinker.

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Yutou Masamue ($51)

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Miracle Sake Junmai ($29)

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Mongai Sake ($19)
 
Feel free to engage their staff in a friendly conversation on your sake preferences, they are definitely able to find a perfect match - and we walked out with a bottle each!

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Veggie Sticks ($5)
Wasabi Mayo, Green Onion Miso Dip

The dip was tasty enough for the vegetable sticks to be polished off so quickly, a dish that can be replicated at home!

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Nikujaga ($5)
Pork, vegetables and potato stew

Very homemade, tasted straight out of the kitchen of an obaasan!

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Oyakodon Set ($15)

These two dishes were hearty rice bowls, a dash of chilli powder will do the honours for a tasty course.

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Cold Yuzu Noodle ($15)

Perfect for summer, this cold and sour noodle is served with a heap of ingredients.


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Rice Ball with Fish Confit ($5)
Pufferfish, Tuna, Garlic

This could be the cheapest fugu fish anything in Singapore.

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Tofu with Two Toppings ($5)
Gyoza sauce
Ginger Pickles, Chopped Ginger

I found tofu with gyoza dressing an innovative spin on this meatless gyoza.

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Wasabi Salt/Garlic Soy Beef Steak Set ($25)

If the seasoning impresses, they retail bottles of the wasabi salt and garlic salt too!

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Chocolate peanuts ($8/cup)

These are definitely different from the chewy dragees or even chocolates, these coated peanuts were so addictive!

Food is homecooked like they say, nothing gourmet nor spectacular - I suppose that is why combinis thrive in Japan because not all obaachans cook like the restaurant chefs do. Focus on the sake for a whale of good time, and perhaps cart home a bottle or two to continue the merriment. 

Ippin Cafe and Bar
18 Mohammad Sultan Road

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