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Meidi-ya Supermarket, Millennial Walk

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-26 to 36, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
Home Deliveries: www.meidi-ya.com.sg

Meidi-ya Supermarket, Millennial Walk

2020 was the year of groceries and 2021 seems to be continuing its streak. So when Meidi-ya opened in Millennial Walk late last quarter, it was a relief. I needed something to break the monotony of buying the usual ingredients and cooking at home. I can still go out and eat since it’s pretty normal here in Singapore. But I find that while cooking relieves stress, cooking is a total waste of time. Time is too precious, the world has gone fast-paced and if we can save time to do something more important, then by all means take it.

So I’ve seen these kinds of products popping up everywhere — vacuum-sealed ready to eat frozen foods. You only need to boil them in 10 minutes and you have a meal done.

I’ve tried everything – Unagi-Jyu, Chicken Teriyaki, Gyudon… Until I saw this:

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My word. What an upgrade. Plus these:

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Plenty of techniques to pan fry these into succulent dumplings. Just YouTube them.

(Though my favorite is to boil them, add black vinegar and toss them with chili.)

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I was tempted to buy this sack of rice. Works really good for the Gyoza and Chashu I found.

But if you’re really in a hurry, this salmon gohan is like a reinvention of the onigiri. Mouthwatering.

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Being an 1885 institution hailing from Yokohoma, Meidi-ya has this certain charm that made people love and hate it. I, for one, am entertained, especially since they have a Teishoku restaurant at the back. Bonus points for having a patio.

Great weather, plus soba and tempura and a glass of Kirin after an hour of browsing aisle after aisle, undecided about the fastest thing to cook for the entire week… Two thumbs up

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