News: Shabu Tontei – New Japanese Hot Pot Restaurant Serves Up Collagen Rich Soups

While the Japanese have long recognised the health and beauty benefits of collagen-rich foods, the concept has only recently gained momentum in Singapore.

Housed within the newly renovated Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street at Jurong Point is Shabu Tontei, a new concept offering a tantalising selection of hot pot and cooked food items. The feature of the menu is the restaurant’s signature Tonkotsu soup base that is rich in collagen, a beauty and health booster that is known to improve the appearance of skin, nails, hair, and strengthen immunity as well as promote general well being.

Created by Shabu Tontei’s Japanese chefs, the Tonkotsu soup base is simmered at high heat overnight from a recipe using high quality pork bones, pork neck, and chicken bones in a special pot designed to extract maximum “Umami” from the bone marrows. This meticulous process yields a velvety, gratifying broth extremely rich in collagen – up to 26,400 mg per pot!

Seafood lovers can opt for the special Abundance Kani Suki ($33.80/pax, min 2 to dine), which includes Alaskan snow crab leg, king crab leg, scallops, mussels and prawns, available only from 3 February to 5 April 2015.

Diners may also select from other tasty broths such as the Tori Paitan for a creamy chicken soup base, or the Wadashi soup base for a lighter Japanese seaweed flavour. The soups are accompanied by an assortment of premium air-flown Japanese and US meats in a tantalising hot pot menu.

A group of two can enjoy air-flown meats from Japan in the Momoiro Buta Shabu Shabu Set ($66.00), which consists of Japanese black pork belly and collar; or the Wagyu Beef Plus ($70.00), consisting of premium Hokkaido wagyu beef and a choice of Japanese black pork collar or belly. Alternatively, the Kurobuta Shabu Shabu Set ($58.00) includes air-flown black pork collar and belly from the United States.

All Shabu Shabu sets come with a generous serving of assorted vegetables, chawanmushi, and free flow of rice and side dishes. Additional servings of meat, seafood and vegetables can be ordered a la carte.

Apart from hot pot sets, diners can also enjoy a wide variety of a la carte items, such as premium tonkatsu, cooked to order using a unique double fry method to retain the juiciness of the meat. The Hire & Cheese Katsu (S$14.90), filled with warm cheese sandwiched between two premium pork tenderloins is a must-try.

Shabu Tontei is located within Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street at #B1-52 Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2, and is open daily from 11.30am – 10pm.

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Information and visuals as kindly provided by RE&S.

Not a fan of katsu but I love my hotpot / soup~

/me want Kani Suki~
But that will have to wait… at least till we get back from photo shoot ^^

News: Singtel embarks on new brand promise to “make everyday better” for customers

Singtel launched a new brand identity today, the first in 16 years, with a promise – Let’s make everyday better.

This reflects a new phase in Singtel’s transformation journey to grow beyond traditional telecommunications into multimedia and ICT services. The new Singtel aims to celebrate customers’ everyday achievements and help them discover experiences that are effortless and seamless in everything they do – at work, at home or when doing their favourite things. It marks a bold commitment to enrich lives with better service, technology and content.

Singtel Group CEO, Ms Chua Sock Koong, said: “Generations in Singapore have grown up with Singtel. Customers see us as a trusted, reliable brand that is at the forefront of technology. In this digital age, we recognise that customers also want things simpler, faster and delivered by people who truly care. To thrive and stay relevant, we will build on our customers’ trust in us and respond to their changing needs. Our commitment is to make everyday better with distinctive products and services, and delivered with a customer-centric attitude.”

Singtel will continue to strengthen its network reliability and speed, while launching new innovative products. It plans to reshape the customer experience with a series of new service promises, including shorter waiting times and distinct recognition of customer loyalty. And effective from today, customers can proceed to book their preferred appointment times with Singtel shops via singtel.com, to help reduce customers’ waiting time at the shops.

Additionally, effective from March 2015, customers can request call-backs by Singtel hotline officers at their preferred times and from April onwards, customers with service appointments can expect Singtel technicians to arrive within 30 minutes of their appointment time.

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Part of the new brand celebration, Singtel will donate 10% of the sales proceeds from all Singtel shops over two days to the Singtel Touching Lives Fund, Singtel’s corporate philanthropy programme that supports children and youths with special needs.

And last but not least, to thank its customers for the continuous support, Singtel is launching a weekly treat – Better Thursdays with Singtel:

– 22 Jan: Free local calls all day for postpaid mobile customers

– 29 Jan: Free SMSes all day for postpaid mobile customers

– 5 Feb: Free 30-day preview of new SingtelTV channels for SingtelTV subscribers

– 12 Feb: Free Facebook access all day for prepaid mobile users

– 19 Feb: Free data all day for postpaid mobile customers

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Information and visuals as kindly provided by Singtel Corp Comm.