Interesting new place at Tampines 1 called Manpuku Japanese Gourmet Town. Dinner there and dessert with Imouto [and hubby] and Senpai, together with some of imouto-chan’s friends. Now if I could only stop doing all this kinda stuff when I’m post call… lolz
Concept-wise it’s pretty similar to Shokudo, but when you get Hokkaido Ramen, Yoshimi Soup Curry, Botejyu and a few other things under one house [which probably means it’s run by the Ajisen group again, doesn’t it? LOLZ], it makes for pretty decent dining. Prices are a little steep, but still affordable.
Layout’s pretty cool. Soft to muted lighting, dark furniture, and… they tried to recreate a sakura garden complete with blooming [fake] sakura, and wooden fence partitions. Similar old-fashioned style to the stall fronts and overall decor. Nice touches.
It also has some pretty fascinating desserts which had the lot of us… sinning. Quite a bit.