Eat, drink and be merry this March and April at 10 Japanese restaurants, thanks to JCB Cards

There are many reasons why we love the cuisine from the Land of the Rising Sun, from its ramen and sushi to exquisitely grilled meats and fine spirits. Now, Japan’s only international payment brand, JCB Cards brings you 10 experiences to deepen your love affair. The annual Feast Japan 1-for-1 dining offers are back till 30 April, at 10 restaurants and cafes in central locations. BiTES takes a tour of the gastronomic deals while revealing who we’d like to dine with.

BRING: BEST FRIEND
He or she has been with you through thick and thin–so celebrate your friendship in the most delicious way. Shin Kushiya’s 1-for-1 Buta Kushiyaki (pork skewers) platter enchants with chizu maki, enoki maki, buta bara, buta kimuchi maki and tomato maki. #02-120 VivoCity. Tel: 6275 8766; #01-01 Far East Square, 33 Pekin Street. Tel: 6438 8991

Slurp up the famous shio ramen together with Santouka Ramen’s 1-for-1 deals on all ramen or set menus. Their speciality is the flavourful
white tonkotsu soup. #02-76 The Central. Tel: 6224 0668; 21 Cuppage Road. Tel: 6235 1059

Bring: Colleague
Escape the madness of a work week with Kan Sushi’s fresh sushi and sashimi. The sushi set comprising hon maguro (bluefin tuna) otoro, chutoro and akami sushi at just $38 is a great deal, especially at 1-for-1. #02-54 International Plaza. Tel: 6221 3678

Enbu–which means dance of flame–will intrigue with its straw grilling and charcoal izakaya grill methods. Say yes to grilled homemade minced chicken in a rice bowl at 1-for-1. #03-307 Suntec City North Wing. Tel: 6268 8043