EPICUREAN MARKET 2016 by Marina Bay Sands – Waku Ghin!

How would one get to savour exquisite food by Chef Tetsuya of the Waku Ghin fame for less than SGD15?

Well, only at the 4th Epicurean Market by Marina Bay Sands!

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And there are only 2 days left to grab this fabulous opportunity.

So make your weekend a gastronomical one! Head over to the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands from 12 pm to 9 pm and be transported to a culinary fairyland where the best chefs work their magic on the choicest ingredients by transforming them into remarkable dishes.

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The highlight of today was the media tour of the Epicurean Market.

We were savouring the dishes even before the doors were opened to public.
That also means personal time with the great chefs and it was a historic moment in my life to be able to meet and speak to many renowned chefs within that few hours allocated, not to mention savoring the dishes that they have personally prepared for the Epicurean Market.

I first visited Waku Ghin in 2012 during a tour of the celebrity chefs’ restaurants Marina Bay Sands (link HERE) but Chef Tetsuya wasn’t in town then.
We were hosted to a lobster dish by Chef Kok Hong, a Malaccan and I remembered being so proud that a fellow Malaysian is a trusted chef in Chef Tetsuya’s Waku Ghin.

Fast forward 4 years later, here I am savouring 4 (FOUR!) dishes by Chef Tetsuya!

I even managed to get a photo with him! *happy dance*

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Here, check out the video.


His signature Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Oscietra Caviar was sensational @ SGD25.

This was 3 spoonfuls of pure bliss. I love uni and I would order a serving of plain uni whenever I dine at Japanese restaurants back in KL.
Fresh sea urchin possesses a few traits in common: sweet taste, creamy texture, plus an ecstasy-inducing ocean essence that had me hooked ever since my first taste of it.

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At Ishin, Rakuzen or Xenri (these are the restaurant in the Klang Valley), for the same portion and just for plain sea urchin is about RM60++ to RM70++.
Thus in comparison, SGD25 = RM75+ was an acceptable price for me.

I’ve had uni at Oribe too, currently the best omakase restaurant in KL, and no, it wasn’t as good as this.

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Then there was the Ohmi Beef (SGD20), the Grilled Tasmanian Petuna Ocean Trout (SGD15) and lastly the Sauteed Queensland Spanner Crab (SGD15) which was inspired by Singapore’s chilli crab dish.

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These were the 4 dishes we tried. There are more of course!

Below is Waku Ghin’s menu for the Epicurean Market 2016.



Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Oscietra Caviar 25
Grilled Tasmanian petuna Ocean Trout with Spicy Yuzu Sauce on Soya Vinegar Rice 15
Sauteed CEAS Queensland Spanner Crab *Chili Basil *Black Pepper 15
Grilled Ohmi Beef with Fresh Wasabi from Shizuoka 20
Tartare of Toro Tuna from Shizuoka with Spring Onion, Mountain Potato, wrapped with Nori 12
Warm Salad of Canadian Lobster with Smoked Caviar & Witlof 20
Slow Cooked Beef with Truffle and Mushroom 20
Pierro Chardonnay for Tetsuya’s 20
Isojiman junmai Ginjo Nama 30


2 more days only!

2 more days for the Epicurean Market @ Marina Bay Sands so if you are in Singapore, you must not miss this. The opportunity to feast on food by so many celebrity chefs restaurants starting frm SGD15 doesn’t come by often!

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I’ll be there the whole day on Saturday and Sunday stuffing myself silly so holla if you see me ok?

More info:

Tickets are priced at SGD35 for 3 days of Epicurean Market, plus entry to the After Party on Friday and Saturday. There’s many complimentary cooking master classes each day too.

** Link to masterclasses HERE –> http://www.marinabaysands.com/epicurean-market/master-classes.html#e1rs2ju5Lpl2LqLk.97

Fri and Sat: 12pm – 10pm (Epicurean Market), 10pm – 2am (After Party)
Sun: 12pm – 9pm (Epicurean Market)


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Sean EDKL

    if only the sea urchin bowl were tapao-able to bring back to kl for your friends here! 😀

    1. Rebecca Saw

      I wish the same. In fact if that’s possible, I would stock up 3 months’ supply 😛
      Not sure if uni freezes well lol!

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