The inaugural Hello Hokkaido! will feature yatai and retail stalls, a crab bash, sake bar, live musical performances flown in from Hokkaido and exciting tour packages
Photos: Resorts World Sentosa
Craving for a taste of beautiful Hokkaido, Japan?
A 10-day Hokkaido festival is happening in town, where you can indulge in authentic Hokkaido eats, music and drinks; bring home a piece of Hokkaido from the retail stalls and even snap up an actual getaway to Hokkaido at a great price.
The Hello Hokkaido! festival will be held from 18 to 27 Nov, 11am to 10pm, at Resorts World Sentosa.
Spanning The Forum and the Resorts World Convention Centre, this huge affair will feature a Japanese yatai (food cart) street with more than 20 food and retail stalls, and a sake bar serving sakes from two of the top sake breweries in Hokkaido. This will be accompanied by musical acts hailing from Hokkaido, exciting tour packages and crab-inspired dishes from nine celebrity chef restaurants.
Sapporo girl band Milcs Honmono will perform at Hello Hokkaido.
Experience Hokkaido street culture
For those with a passion for Japanese rice wine, look out for the sake bar, which serves an impressive range of sakes from Hokkaido breweries – Kitano Homare and Nippon Seichu – as well as wines from Hakodate Wine and Grande Polaire breweries.
Sake lovers and even guests who are starting out their sake journey will be delighted to find that there will be a Sake Social Event on 19 and 26 Nov, from 3pm to 6pm, where a Sake Sommelier will be present to introduce these sakes and also to teach you to pair the most suitable sake with the food from the yatai stalls.
Nine celebrity chef restaurants at Resorts World Sentosa are joining in the festivities by incorporating the luxurious Hokkaido ingredients, such as uni (sea urchin), kani (crab), hotate (scallop) and ikura (salmon roe), into various dishes and set menus.
Admission is free. Purchase event credits with your MasterCard today to get bonus credits and receive a free packet of Ninjamen worth $6! *Early bird promotion is valid only until 17 Nov 2016.
More information at www.rwsentosa.com/hellohokkaido.
Brought to you by Resorts World Sentosa.