Tanjong Pagar Centre, 5 Wallich Street, #01-20 Singapore 078883
Japan Rail Café is a multi concept outfit housed in a ground floor glass pod within Tanjong Pagar Centre in the Urban Park (still under development). Japan Rail Café comprises a small cafe offering both Japanese and Western food with a Japanese influence plus a retail section for Japanese goods including rail tickets (11am-8pm). The menu at the cafe offers coffees and Uji-Maccha Latte (green tea lattes $6.2) but interestingly no hot Maccha tea. The menu sees Burgers ($19-22) of 160 grams Wagyu beef on Japanese bakery Asanoya’s soft buns with fries, salad or soup, Sandwiches (BLT $15 or Chicken Cutlet $18) and then Japanese dishes of Watashino Curry Rice and Chicken Don. Healthier options include the Kaisen Avocado Don ($18) of 10 grain rice topped with wide slices (not cubes) of salmon sashimi, cooked Aomori scallops and avocado plus a choice of original or dashi stock to eat the don Ochazuke style. The cafe is decorated with photos of the prefecture on show that month for example Mt Fuji with a few specials offering related ingredients albeit minimally incorporated into the menu.