Isetan’s Momiji Matsuri at NEX celebrates Japanese autumn with wagyu buns & shine muscat crepe till 29 Oct

The season of autumn is upon us! Or, at least, Japan. Ushering in this much-anticipated time of year is Isetan‘s Momiji Matsuri, a food fair that brings seasonal authentic Japanese delicacies to our very shores.

Isetan Momiji Matsuri - Sign

The event will take place from 17 to 29 Oct, giving Singaporeans just under 2 weeks to stop by NEX at Serangoon for an authentic Japanese autumn food binge.

Isetan Momij Matsuri - Crepe

Dip your toe tongue into the luscious cream filling of Fruits Cafe Tokio‘s Shine Muscat Crepe (S$10) and get a taste of the shine muscat’s superb sweetness as you chow down on the stretchy, soft crepe.

Isetan Momiji Matsuri - Kong Bak Bao with Wagyu

Wagyu lovers are in for a treat, as the meat virtuosos at Niku Master have ingeniously devised a fusion of the local favourite kong bak bao and wagyu, resulting in a perfected duo — Wagyu Bao (S$6).

Isetan Momiji Matsuri - Nikumaki Kiritampo

Another unique creation at the Momiji Matsuri is the Nikumaki Kiritampo (S$5), grilled meat wrapped around a skewered rice centre that will leave you both bewildered and wanting more.

Kuro Kare: SMU eatery run by ex fine-dining chefs with 36-hour Japanese curry from $5.90

Isetan Momiji Matsuri - Crabstick

Hokkaido Yamato‘s Grilled Crabsticks (S$12.80++) come in a whole host of dizzying flavours, too many to finish in one visit to Isetan’s Momiji Matsuri fair. You have not just Mentaiko Mayo but a mix of that and Avocado. Alternatively, venture into cheesy territory with their Cheese and Mayo.

Isetan Momiji Matsuri - Strawberry

Itoshima Farm has supplied their strawberries to concoct Strawberry Shaved Ice (S$12) and Strawberry Milk (S$12). Each cup receives a plentiful serving of sliced strawberries that infuse their sweet, slightly acidic flavours into the ice/milk.

Isetan Momiji Matsuri - Ningyoyaki collage

Monario has exported Kumamoto Prefecture’s iconic Kumamon mascot in the form of Kumamon Ningyoyaki (S$5). The aptly named sponge cakes are available with 4 different fillings — red bean paste, cream, chocolate and sweet potato.

Isetan Momiji Matsuri - Beer

Workaholics looking to take a breather, you’re in luck! House of Amber Nectar offers Japan’s very own brand of beer, Orion. Enjoy The Draft (S$8) at 360ml or the Dark Lager (S$8) which is an export-only variant (also brewed in Japan). Complimentary glassware is provided with purchases of 2 packs of 6 cans (S$21.90).

Cocktails like Lychee Hard Sparkling and Yuzu Hard Sparkling are priced at S$8.

Isetan Momiji Matsuri - Cashier

Let’s not forget other favourites like TakoyakiOkonomiyaki and even Ramen, all sold by participating vendors.

Do note that Momiji Matsuri’s opening hours vary by date.

17 Oct:
12pm – 9pm

18 – 28 Oct:
Sun to Thu: 10.30am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 10.30am – 9.30pm

29 October:
10.30am – 8pm

Izumi Japanese Restaurant: Affordable Japanese eatery serving mentaiko takoyaki & $9.90 lunch sets with 2 sides at Bedok

Isetan Momiji Matsuri

23 Serangoon Central, NEX, Singapore 556083

Isetan Momiji Matsuri

23 Serangoon Central, NEX, Singapore 556083