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Wholesome meal with a personal touch

A makeover of Wasabi bistro, classic teppanyaki eatery Teppan-Ya's cooking follows the safe-pair-of-hands approach.

NEW RESTAURANT

Teppan-Ya

Level 4, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

5 Raffles Avenue

Tel: 6885 3595

Open for lunch and dinner daily: 12pm to 2.30pm; 6pm to 10pm.

EVER eaten in some big city hotel, been asked by someone how the food is and you reply, "the usual hotel cooking"?

We can't pinpoint exactly what it is, but there's something about hotel cooking that makes it taste almost the same no matter which one you eat at. It's as if hotels take some oath of culinary homogeneity - that thou shall serve food that is predictable, inoffensive and recognisable to most foreign guests' palates, namely Western ones. Local dishes need only taste 30 per cent like the real thing because - seriously, when a hotel guest...

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