The East Japan Railway Company (JR East), which operates trains including Shinkansen (high-speed bullet train) in the eastern part of Japan, opens the travel-themed Japan Rail Cafe today.
Located on the first floor of the new Tanjong Pagar Centre, the 2,500 sq ft cafe is divided into three parts.
Apart from dining, there is also a retail space and a rail pass ticketing counter operated by Japanese travel agency JTB. The cafe will also hold events and workshops.
Signatures on the menu include The Ultimate A.B.C Burger ($22), with avocado, bacon, cheese and a 160g wagyu beef patty; and kaisen avocado don ($18, above), a seafood and avocado rice bowl with salmon sashimi and scallops.
It comes with soup to pour into the rice and eat ochazuke style.
The selection of drinks features Japanese craft beers, hand-drip coffee and royal milk tea.
The cafe will collaborate with Japanese food and beverage event Oishii Japan to launch a Food Japan Selection in the retail corner, which will sell various food items that will change every month.
At the rail pass ticketing counter, customers can buy exchange orders, vouchers to be exchanged for Japan Railway passes.
- Where: 01-20 Tanjong Pagar Centre, 5 Wallich Street
- Open: 11am to 9pm (Mondays to Saturdays), 11am to 8pm (Sundays and public holidays)
- Info: www.facebook.com/JAPANRAILCAFE
This article was first published on December 4, 2016.
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