Taka Has an Artbox-Style Food Fest With Super IG-Worthy Food Till 16 June

Image: Takashimaya

Why are you here? Is it because we dumped IG in the title? Because that’s sad.

Or is it because you’re actually looking for some really awesome (and potentially really expensive) things to eat?

Whichever reason, you’re probably going to walk away pretty satisfied because these don’t just look good to your followers, they sound very palatable as well, instead of some of the sparkly shit that IG-Worthy occasionally refers to.

Food Fiesta 2019

Here’s the poster.

Credits: Takashimaya

According to Takashimaya, there are “over 50 F&B establishments presenting a wide selection of local delicacies and international fare” ranging from “familiar local favourites to Japanese sweet treats and luscious confections”.

And for your information, Artbox-style probably means pop-up market style, which is basically like a food fair but with proper establishments manning the booths.

But enough with that, here are some of the dishes/treats that Takashimaya themselves recommend.

Savoury Meals

BBQ Chef x 6ixs Rosti: Grilled Meats and Rosti

Food establishment followed by what they’re selling, that’s how these will be introduced.

So I’m sure you know what BBQ means, but for those who don’t know, rosti are like hash browns, but better. They’re bigger, which means they’re softer and creamier on the inside while retaining that crispiness on the outside, and they’re usually eaten with sour cream.

6ixs Rosti is getting creative with their beautiful potatoes in this food fest and offering cheesy, or salted egg flavours on top of the classic, but they all come with sour cream on the side. BBQ Chef provides the toppings such as smoked salmon, beef tenderloin, and German sausage.

Credits: Takashimaya


Matchaya: Matcha or Houjicha Soft Serve

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Creamy and sweet with a pleasantly bitter after taste, green tea soft serve doesn’t need much of an introduction and Matchaya is said to be something of a connoisseur of Japanese tea so you’ll know a certain quality is to be expected.

What does need an explanation is that little biscuit they poked into the ice cream. That’s homemade langues de chat, cat’s tongue. It’s a French teatime biscuit.

Also, it seems like you can upgrade this dessert to affogato-style by dousing it with some hot houjicha. And to further educate you, Affogato-style, according to Cosmopolitan “is a classic Italian dessert of hot espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato”.

Credits: Takashimaya

These are just to give you a taste, check out Takashimaya’s website for their other recommendations!


  • Date: 30 May to 16 June 2019
  • Address: Takashimaya Square, B2