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A couple of months ago, I was lamenting how far out west Nana’s Green Tea was. Now, it has moved from JCube to the new wing of Plaza Singapura, a remarkable improvement in terms of accessibility for us easties!


I was devastated (drama mama, I know haha) when I saw that my favourite galettes have been axed from the new menu, nooooooooo!!! I checked with the staff; it seemed like those wonderful buckwheat crepes were not selling well (why why why!!) in JCube, hence an overhaul of the menu, sigh.

In order to cater to us Singaporeans, Nana’s is serving a wide range of “proper” Japanese food, from donburi and udon to sushi rolls and salads. I was given free rein to pick whatever I wanted to try so please see below for my choices. All of them, with the exception of unagi don (I love unagi so I don’t care whether it’s recommended or not; I just want it) are proudly stamped with triple stars “best recommended” on the menu. And all of them, with the exception of salmon carpaccio (which was an easy dish to love), are decent and safe (read: average).

Okie, to the good part: desserts and drinks. These are a must at Nana’s! You can skip the main courses for all I care, just don’t leave without trying the green tea beverages and parfaits! That’d be real sad, since Nana’s is a pioneer of Japanese cafe dealing with matcha (think: “Japanese Starbucks”). Both the matcha azuki shiratama latte ($9++) and roasted hoji-cha latte ($7++) are perfect thirst quenchers, the type of semi-healthy drinks I don’t mind having every day! No pictures of them since I take ugly photos of drinks, yikes. Matcha shiratama parfait and matcha anmitsu have essentially the same ingredients; just that the former looks more impactful, induces more of that “wow I need to eat that!!” feeling.. That said, give me either one of them and I’ll be a happy girl!

Nana’s Green Tea, can you please bring back the galettes soon? Pretty please with sugar on top?


Salmon Carpaccio ($8.80++)
fresh salmon, daikon sprout, sesame salad dressing


Salmon & Maguro Don ($15.80++)
soy marinated tuna, salmon sashimi, Japanese rice, mayonnaise


Ebi Fried Curry Udon ($14.80++)
udon noodles, fried prawns, Japanese curry


Unagi Mabushi Don ($16.80++)
grilled eel, Japanese rice, nori, sesame


Matcha Shiratama Parfait ($11.80++)
kanten jelly, matcha syrup, vanilla soft serve, matcha ice cream, red bean paste, mochi, whipped cream, corn flakes


Matcha Anmitsu ($8.80++)
matcha ice cream, red bean paste, mochi, kanten jelly, brown sugar syrup


Yay, to those of you who have persevered through my longer than usual long post, here’s a giveaway for you! Nana’s Green Tea has launched a special lunch set at an affordable price of $13.90++, featuring a complimentary matcha latte and a main course of your choice.

All you have to do is like Nana’s Facebook page and share your favourite matcha drinks/desserts (or what you’d like to try or anything you’d like to tell me, I’m flexible shhhh don’t let the organisers know) by leaving a comment below before 31st January 2013.

I’ll randomly select 5 winners for this giveaway and each winner will win a complimentary lunch set of their choice. Good luck!!! : )

Terms and Conditions:

• Voucher must be redeemed by 15th March 2013
• Valid from Monday to Friday, 11am to 2.30pm
• Voucher must be presented to the staff upon ordering

Big thanks to Alisa and Melvyn from Publicist PR for hosting lunch and sponsoring this giveaway!

Nana’s Green Tea Cafe
#03-80/82, The Atrium @ Orchard, Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
6684 4312

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1st Giveaway!!!

For the first time ever, I’m doing a giveaway on this blog!

Coming January next year (omg that’s like next month!!), Marina Bay Sands is going to host a mega exciting foodie event!

Epicurean Market is Asia’s Dining Destination’s inaugural three-day gourmet food and wine appreciation show that will bring together the finest in culinary delights and vintages, from the region and beyond. The gourmet event will offer food samplings and wine tastings from the restaurants of acclaimed chefs and 80 establishments, with personal appearances by Celebrity Chefs Nancy Silverton, Daniel Boulud, Tetsuya Wakuda, Justin Quek and Hide Yamamoto.

Early Bird Tickets are available from 1 December 2012 till 2 January 2013.

Each Early Bird ticket includes a 1-Day Access Pass priced at $49 and a $30 Epicurean Market redeemable credit. Ticket prices quoted exclude booking fees.

Tickets may be purchased at MBS Box Offices via MBS hotline (+65 6688 8826) or website (http://bit.ly/RqlaGl).”

3 pairs of tickets are up for grabs, though I wish I can keep all of them for myself, haha.

I’m not going to make you answer silly questions like “why do you deserve to win blah blah blah” cuz I firmly believe blogs-surfing shouldn’t kill any grey matter! So all you need to do is to leave a comment below or email me at qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com with your name and contact details.

3 lucky winners will be picked randomly on 31st December 2012, my MBS’s gift to you for the New Year : )

Terms and conditions:

Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd. is solely responsible for contacting the winners. No refunds are allowed and the prize is not exchangeable for credit, cash or in kind. If unclaimed after the redemption period, the prize will be forfeited, and the winner shall have no further right to claim it thereafter.

Winners of the Epicurean Market Ticket Giveaway are not eligible to win the same prize in similar contests hosted by Marina Bay Sands Facebook, blogs, magazines and online publications.

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