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Mikuni Has Two-Tier Seasonal Bento Sets Inspired By Japan's Doll Festival

Mikuni Has Two-Tier Seasonal Bento Sets Inspired By Japan's Doll Festival

Lifestyle Food
By Zoe Zeng on 01 Mar 2024

How could we resist digging into scrumptious Japanese fare, especially when they look and feel as special as the bento sets from Mikuni at Fairmont Singapore? These offerings are inspired by the annual Hina Matsuri, also known as Doll's Day or Girls' Day, a celebration of girls tracing back to the Edo period where families can wish for the health and prosperity of their young daughters by gifting them dolls and kimonos.


Mikuni's Executive Chef Nakao puts a new spin on dishes traditionally consumed during the festival, by focusing on fresh seafood and unique flavour combinations. From now till 31 March you can try these thoughtful creations for yourself, served in a gorgeous two-tier wooden box.

Read on to check out what you can expect to find in each bento!

Hina Matsuri Seasonal Bento SetPhoto from Mikuni

Located on the third floor of Fairmont Singapore, Mikuni effortlessly integrates traditional Japanese aesthetics into their sleek and modern interiors. Diners will find cushy leather seats, dark wood furniture, and mood lighting all around, making for quite the elegant dining experience. It definitely has the right atmosphere for business lunches and dinner dates.

Mikuni at Fairmont SingaporePhoto from Mikuni

Bento Box

Diners are served the star of the show right off the bat, which of course, is the wooden bento box. This traditional-style wooden box opens to reveal two tiers, containing a range of small and beautiful dishes.


Hina Matsuri Seasonal Bento Set (right side)Photo from Mikuni

On the right side, we have light appetisers made of seasonal ingredients like steamed sea bream, bamboo shoots, and wakame. You'll find a medley of asparagus, zenmai, ikura, uni, and agodashi, served cold. There's also some fresh fatty tuna sashimi that just melts in your mouth. Under a colourful dome, you'll find a saucer of specially sourced shoyu for dipping your sashimi in.

Hina Matsuri Seasonal Bento Set (left side)Photo from Mikuni

Once you've inhaled all that, there's even more deliciousness in store in the left side compartment! A few pieces of Grilled Sawara Yuan Yaki, which have a light and savoury taste, as well as juicy Wagyu Yawata-Mai help to fill up the belly.

Side Dishes & Dessert

Hina Sushi, Asari Clam Soup & Compressed Watermelon withLychee Hokkaido Milk Ice CreamPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

Nobody enjoys feeling overly stuffed or bloated after lunch — which is why the smaller servings of colourful Hina Sushi, consisting of green, yellow, pink, and white toppings and Asari Clam Soup are a welcome addition to the menu. To end off the meal on a sweet note, indulge in some compressed watermelon served alongside refreshing Lychee Hokkaido Milk Ice Cream. 

The Hina Matsuri seasonal lunch bento set is priced at $118++ per adult and is available during lunch services, from 12pm to 2.30pm.

Address: 80 Bras Basah Rd, Level 3 Fairmont, Singapore 189560
Opening Hours: 12pm-2.30 pm, 6pm-10 pm from Mondays to Saturdays | Closed on Sundays
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