7 things you must not miss at Hello Hokkaido! at Resorts World Sentosa

If you are a lover of all things Hokkaido or have been wanting to visit Japan’s northernmost prefecture, you won’t want to miss Hello Hokkaido!. This 10-day Hokkaido fest at Resorts World Sentosa features Hokkaido’s delicacies, sake and wine, travel packages and performances by some of their biggest stars (performance schedule updated on 14 Nov 2016).

Hello Hokkaido!

Here are 7 things you must not miss at Hello Hokkaido!:

Yatai Stalls

Location: B1 Forum
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Yatai (屋台) is a small, mobile food stall in Japan which typically sells street food such as ramen and snacks. Here at Hello Hokkaido! you can tuck into a scrumptious variety of Japanese fare at our Yatai stalls, ranging from bentos, ramen and seafood dons to char siew buns and onsen tamago. There are also plenty of Japanese pastries, confectionary, dairy products and desserts available.

Look out for the highly popular Santouka tonkotsu ramen, Ninjamen and Shiroi Koibito cookies. Click here for full list of stalls

Piping hot Hokkaido Croquette waiting for you!
Piping hot Hokkaido Croquette waiting for you!

Crab Bash

Location: B1 Forum (Yatai stall numbers 13 & 15)

Pick your own crabs and have them cooked for you on the spot!

The Esashi yatai stall will be offering four types of freshly imported crabs, namely King Crab, Snow Crab, Blue King Crab and Hairy Crab which you can pick and have the chef cook it before your eyes.

The crabs by Esashi are fished from their fishing grounds in the Sea of Okhotsk, north of Hokkaido. And this is the first time they’re brining in their seafood to Singapore. You can only taste them at Hello Hokkaido!

Hello Hokkaido!

If you’re in the mood for something fancier, our celebrity chef restaurants have created special crab menus just for the event, such as Zuwai Gani (snow crab) Shabu Shabu by Syun and Crispy Fried Chunky Snow Crab with Seven Spices by Feng Shui Inn. Check out the menus here

 

Sake Bar

Location: B1 Forum, entrance of Resorts World Convention Centre

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Get your hands on a sprawling range of sake, including some rare ones specially flown in from Hokkaido. Participating breweries include Nippon Seishu (pioneer of sake production in Hokkaido, and renowned for their Chitose-Tsuru sakes), Hakodate Wine (known for their award-winning wines and fruit wines), Kitano-Homare and Grand Polare.

 

As featured in above image, from left:

Cherry Hokkaido Wine
Cherry wine with a refreshing taste of cherries and a sharp acidic sensation. Best served chilled or on the rocks.

Chitosezuru yuki no tenshitachi liqueur
This sake-based plum liqueur evokes a delicate plum aroma with a light yet sharp finish. The snow-crystal bottle is specially designed for the Christmas season.

Nippon seishu Tanchotsuru Junmai sake
A premium junmai gingko with a soft texture created by the cold and slow fermentation process.

Nippon Seishu Honjyozo Namara Chokara sake
A perfect balance of freshness and restraint, which delivers a very sophisticated taste with high acidity.

 

Too many choices? The friendly staff at the stall will be able to recommend you the different types of sake based on your preference.

Join our sake social event on 19 and 26 November from 3 to 6pm at the Makoto-ya booth. The sake sommelier will share how to appreciate sake and how to pair sake with the yatai food at Hello Hokkaido!

Leanne Ng, sake sommelier
Leanne Ng, sake sommelier

 

Retail Stalls

Location: B1 Forum, entrance of Resorts World Convention Centre
Hello Hokkaido!

You’ll also find unique Japanese handmade crafts, natural healthcare and skincare products for sale, such as the famed horse oil beauty creams, as well as some of Japan’s best cake rolls and creamy cheese cakes.
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Live Entertainment

Location: Stage at B1 Forum

Hello Hokkaido!

Catch some of Hokkaido’s brightest stars live on stage: female pop singer Mashiro Ayano whose first single “Ideal White” topped the iTunes anime chart; girl group Milcs Honmono who is Sapporo City’s official idol group, and champion Shamisen (traditional Japanese lute) player Niya.
Performance schedule:

 

25 Nov (Fri)

3pm – 3.30pm Niya
5pm – 5.30pm Niya

 

26 Nov (Sat)

3pm – 3.30pm Niya
6pm – 6.30pm Niya

 

27 Nov (Sun)

1.30pm – 2pm Niya
3pm – 3.30pm Niya
4.30pm – 5pm Niya

18 Nov (Fri)

11am – 12.30pm Mashiro Ayano and Milcs Honmono
2pm – 2.30pm Milcs Honmono
6.30pm – 6.50pm Mashiro Ayano

 

19 Nov (Sat)

12.30pm – 1pm Milcs Honmono
3pm – 3.20pm Mashiro Ayano
5pm – 5.30pm Milcs Honmono
6.30pm – 6.50pm Mashiro Ayano

 

20 Nov (Sun)

12.30pm – 12.50pm Mashiro Ayano
2pm – 2.30pm Milcs Honmono
3pm – 3.20pm Mashiro Ayano
5.30pm – 6pm Milcs Honmono

 

Cooking workshop with ABC Cooking Studio [Updated 14 November] 

On 26 November, join our free cooking workshop by ABC Cooking Studio to learn how to make the adorable temari-zushi.

The two sessions are from 2pm to 2.30pm and 4.30pm to 5pm. Each workshop is limited to 16 participants.

To register, email your name, age, preferred time slots, number of pax to sg@abc-cooking.com.sg. Call 6684 5082 for details.

How to make temari zushi

Hokkaido Travel Fair (weekends only)

Location: Resorts World Convention Centre, Aquarius function rooms 1-4

Are you dreaming of a view like this?

Hello Hokkaido!
The Blue Pond in Biei, Hokkaido

Or perhaps your ski vacation is long overdue.

Hello Hokkaido!
Niseko Ski Resort – Japan’s number one ski resort

Make Hokkaido your next travel destination with packages from Singapore’s leading travel agents such as JTB, HIS, NTA, SMI Travel, Chan Brothers, CTC, Hong Thai Travel, New Shan Travel and SA Tours. Prices for a 7-day snowy holiday start from $2,088, which includes visits to Kiroro Ski Resort, Noboribetsu, Shiraoi Ainu Village, Jigokudani Hell Valley, Lake Toya, Mt Showa, Nikka Whisky Museum and Mt Hakodate. All packages are for departures between December 2016 and March 2017.

Please note that the Travel Fair opens only on weekends, i.e. 19-20 and 26-27 Nov only.

Hello Hokkaido!

18 – 27 Nov 2016
11am – 10pm daily

Hello Hokkaido!
Admission is free but purchases are to be made using credits, which are priced as follows:

Credit Packages
S$50 Package S$100 Package (Early Bird Special till 17 Nov 2016) S$200 Package (Early Bird Special till 17 Nov 2016)
Public Pay S$50,
get 50 credits
Pay S$100, get 105 credits Pay S$200, get 215 credits*
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Members
Pay S$98, get 105 credits Pay S$198, get 215 credits

 

*With complimentary RWS Invites Membership (without welcome package)

On-site purchase of Event Credits (18 – 27 Nov):
Min. S$20 with a min. top up of S$1 thereafter.

Click here for full event details

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