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Japanese food in Singapore

Singaporeans have a deep love and appreciation for Japanese ingredients, cooking and culture. From sushi and sashimi to ramen and tempura, Japanese cuisine has become a staple in the Singaporean food scene. It is no wonder that Singaporeans are always looking for ways to incorporate authentic Japanese flavors into their home cooking.

One way to enjoy high-quality fresh Japanese ingredients in Singapore is by shopping on shiki.sg. Up to 3 times a week, we fly in auction-grade and sashimi-grade Japanese seafood, meats and condiments from traditional markets to your doorsteps. Incorporating our 5 star Japanese ingredients in your home cooking will add an extra level of depth and flavor to your dishes. From succulent Bafun uni and rich Murasaki uni, to delicate scallops and juicy Otoro tuna, you are in for a treat!

Most Loved Japanese Ingredients by Singaporeans

Ever wonder which 10 Japanese ingredients are loved by Singaporeans? Check out the list below and keep scrolling for easy yet authentic recipes that you can create at home.

Hokkaido Scallops

Sashimi Grade Muki Hotate, Hokkaido Scallops XXL - Flash Frozen (500g)

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A pack of fresh, flash-frozen scallops sourced from Hokkaido, Japan. Shiki’s Hokkaido scallops are known for their sweet and savory flavor and tender texture. Perfect for grilling and sautéing any time of the week!

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Bafun Uni (Sea Urchin Roe) 100g

Uni: Bafun Uni Halfbox SeaUrchin Roe (A Grade) Bara -100g - Shiki

Half a box of sea urchin roe, also known as uni, sourced from Hokkaido, Japan. This is perfect for a party of 3-4 people, this box of AA grade Uni is known for its creamy and rich texture. Perfect for sashimi or to top off simple pasta dishes.

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Sashimi Grade Tuna Negitoro 300g

Sashimi Grade High Quality Japanese Tuna Negitoro - 300g - Shiki Singapore

Apack of sashimi-grade tuna, specifically the negitoro cut, which is a mixture of fatty tuna belly and green onion. An absolute must-try, this Japanese tuna known for its rich, savory flavor and delicate texture. Use our negitoro-tuna for dons and home-made sushi that you can create in just a few minutes. Trust us, this is an absolute pantry-staple which can be served in different dishes up to 25 times.

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Japanese King Crab Leg 

Japanese King Crab Leg - Shiki Singapore

The Raw Japanese King Crab Leg are extremely sweet and flaky, they are easy to cook and even easier to eat. Get your hands one on now and you will definitely not be disappointed. Serve this with popular rice dishes or as toppings for home-made sushi.

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Naturally Brewed Shoyu / Sushi Soy Sauce 200ml

High Quality Igagoe Tenen Jyozo Shoyu (Japanese Naturally Brewed Sushi Soy Sauce) - 200ml - Shiki Singapore

Our High Quality Sushi Shoyu is made in the famous breweries of Mie prefecture, the shoyu is perfect for sushi, sashimi and chirashi. At the same time, we also recommend using our shoyu as a replacement of the normal soy sauce. This is because our shoyu packs a heavier punch in terms of flavor and is much cleaner, healthier and naturally brewed.

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Premium Sake Ikura / Hokkaido Salmon Roe 500g

Frozen Premium Salmon Ikura 500g (Hokkaido Salmon Roe M size) 500g - Shiki Singapore

A pack of frozen salmon roe, also known as ikura, sourced from Hokkaido, Japan. This ikura is soaked in sake before being flash-frozen to enhance its flavor and texture. Known for its bright orange color and burst of salty, savory flavor, try our Hokkaido Salmon Roe to bring the taste of popular Japanese dishes at home. Perfect ingredient to serve for all ages.

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Supa Uni Sunrise Package 4-5pax

Supa Unikura Sunrise Package (4-6pax) - Shiki Singapore

A curated set of popular seafood items including including sea urchin roe (uni), salmon roe (ikura), and scallops. Packed for convenience to serve 4-5 people. Simply unpack and prep authentic yet luxurious Japanese dishes such as seafood nigiri and chirashi don or fusion dishes such as seafood pasta and hand-made Japanese sushi rolls. With this package in your pantry, you are guaranteed to host a perfectly planned dinner party.

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Supa Value Condiments Mentaiko Mayo Set

Supa Value Condiments Add-on Package (Mentaiko Mayo Set) - Shiki Singapore

A curated set of condiments which includes popular Japanese mayonnaise brand called Kewpie and Mentaiko sauce. These pantry staples are crucial for authentic Japanese snacks and main courses that you can serve any time of the week for kids as well as adults. Serve as a side dish to accompany steamed rice like tsukemono, a topping for Ochazuke, or a filling inside Onigiri.

Asari Karatsuki Frozen Clams 500g

Asari Karatsuki Littleneck Clams - Frozen (500g) - Shiki Singapore

A pack type of small, saltwater clams called asari clams which are native to the waters of Japan. Their small size makes for a sweet, tender treat and can be steamed for the perfect treat!

So why not give it a try this festive season? With high-quality ingredients from Shiki.sg and a little bit of planning, you can create a memorable home omakase experience that’s sure to impress.

Authentic Japanese Recipes for Home Cooks

Find below a collection of 3 popular, pantry-led, and EASY Japanese recipes you can make at home anytime! If you are looking to stock-up your pantry with some of these cooking essentials, head over to shiki.sg and add to cart for delivery within 2 days!

Japanese Mentaiko Spaghetti  (Pasta With Spicy Cod Roe and Butter Sauce) Recipe

Recipe by seriouseats

A blue ceramic serving bowl of mentaiko spaghetti.

Star Ingredient: Mentaiko

Ingredient list (click on ingredients to shop from shiki.sg)

Kosher salt

1/2 pound (225g) dried spaghetti

1 1/2 to 2 ounces mentaiko (40 to 55g; about 2 small lobes), depending on how strong you want the flavor to be 

1 1/2 tablespoons (20ml) soy sauce

6 tablespoons (90g) unsalted butter, melted

Nori seaweed strips, for garnish

How to prepare:

  1. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti until al dente, according to timing given in package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, using a sharp paring knife, slice mentaiko lobes open and scrape out roe. Reserve 2 teaspoons (10g) roe for garnish and place the rest in a large heatproof bowl. Add soy sauce and melted butter to bowl with roe, stirring to combine.
    Four images. In the first, mentaiko is added to a mixing bowl along with soy sauce. In the second, melted butter is added. The final two images show steaming spaghetti being coated in the mixture.
  3. When spaghetti is done, transfer to bowl with butter sauce using tongs. Add 1/4 cup (60ml) pasta-cooking water, then stir and toss pasta until it is evenly coated in sauce, any excess liquid has been absorbed, and a smooth, creamy sauce has formed. Transfer to serving bowls, top each bowl with reserved roe, and garnish with nori strips. Serve right away, mixing nori and roe garnish in with chopsticks before eating.

Japanese Mentaiko Spaghetti  (Pasta With Spicy Cod Roe and Butter Sauce) Recipe

Recipe by Great British Chefs (Hideki Hiwatashi)

King crab kamameshi

Star Ingredient – Japanese King Crab Legs

Ingredient list (click on ingredients to shop from shiki.sg)

  • Dashi
  1. 1l mineral water
  2. 12g of dried shiitake mushrooms
  3. 10g of kombu
  • Kamameshi rice
  1. 5ml of soy sauce
  2. 5ml of mirin
  3. 1 dash of ginger juice
  4. 1 pinch of corn starch

How to Prepare:

1.Begin by preparing the dashi stock. Place the water, mushrooms and kombu in a large pan and place over a gentle heat. Bring up to 65°C and, maintaining the temperature, leave to cook for 1 hour
  • 10g of kombu
  • 1l mineral water
  • 12g of dried shiitake mushrooms
2. Once the dashi has finished cooking, strain carefully through a fine sieve and measure out 360ml for the kamameshi rice and 10ml for the kamameshi sauce (any leftover dashi can be reserved for future use)
3. For the kamameshi rice, pour the dashi into a large pan with a tightly fitting lid and add the rice, sake, soy sauce and salt. Stir to combine, then place over a medium heat and bring the mixture up to the boil
  • 10ml of light soy sauce
  • 360g of Japanese short grain rice, washed
  • 30ml of sake
  • 2g of salt
4. Add the crab meat, then cover the pan with the lid and reduce the heat to low. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes, until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid
  • 30g of snow crab
  • 100g of king crab
5. Meanwhile, prepare the kamameshi sauce. Mix together the soy, mirin, dashi and corn starch in a small pan and place over a medium heat
6. Stirring continuously, bring the mixture up to the boil then set aside and leave to cool. Once cool, add the ginger juice and mix again until fully incorporated
7. To serve, remove the lid from the kamameshi and stir through 30ml of the kamameshi sauce. Scatter over salmon roe, chopped chives and nori powder to garnish and serve immediately straight from the pot

Easy Spicy Tuna Donburi Rice Bowl

Recipe by The Spruce Eats

Spicy Tuna Donburi Rice Bowl

Star Ingredient – Tuna Negitoro  

Ingredient list (click on ingredients to shop from shiki.sg)
  • 4 cups cooked Japanese rice
  • 1/2 pound fresh sashimi-grade tuna, diced
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise (such as Kewpie brand mayonnaise)
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon Japanese shichimi togarashi, or seven-chili pepper spice
  • 6 tablespoons chili oil, or to taste
  • Thinly sliced scallions, roasted sesame seeds, and soy sauce, optional, for optional garnish

1.Gather the ingredients.

2. Spoon rice into small Japanese donburi-style bowls, which are slightly larger than traditional rice bowls. Make sure rice has cooled to almost room temperature.

3. In a medium bowl, gently combine minced tuna, Japanese mayonnaise, Sriracha, sesame oil, shichimi togarashi, and Rayu chili oil until all of the ingredients are evenly incorporated.

4. Split the mixture into 2 portions, generously spreading it over rice in donburi bowls.

5. Top each spicy tuna donburi with sliced green onions, roasted sesame seeds, if using, and a drizzle of soy sauce.​

What is Shiki.Sg?

Shiki.sg is a Japanese grocer offering premium Japanese ingredients including meats, seafood and condiments to Singaporeans since 2018. We now also carry Spanish ingredients to take your home-cooking to the next level. Shop today to enjoy free delivery for orders above $150 island-wide.

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