Ichiban Boshi

Meaning “number one star” in Japanese, this outlet of Ichiban Boshi has a good range of signature dishes (check out the tonjiru), especially miso. Think appetizers, nabes (hotpots), sides, soups, udon, à la carte items, desserts and beverages. The various outlets all revolve around different concepts—soba (Suntec City), sakana (Great World City), ishiyaki (The Centrepoint), kushiyaki (Novena Square). Also at #02-13/14 Novena Square, 238 Thomson Rd., 6255-7767; #03-15 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd., 6734-7277; #B1-07 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, 6734-3433; #B1-062 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Blvd., 6338-7166; #01-49/52 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Rd., 6737-7232.