If you were disappointed at the closure of its outlet in Liang Court in March, you don’t have to be any more. Because there’s a spanking new Meidi-ya supermarket flagship opening at Millennia Walk this month on Nov 25, with not just authentic and well-loved Japanese products and groceries, but freshly baked confectionery and a meal, too.
Originally slated to open in August, the new Japanese supermarket outlet is the biggest in Singapore yet, occupying 24,000 sq ft and with two levels that are interconnected by a travellator.
Apart from the supermarket, the duplex will also house a Japanese concept cafe and bar, Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza, Gokoku Japanese Bakery from Kobe, a food hall, and an international supermarket.
At the supermarket on level two, you can look forward to fresh Japanese fruits, vegetables, and meat, air-flown directly from Japan thrice a week and shipped by sea once a week. The supermarket chain also ensures that all imported food undergoes regular checks by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), to maintain high safety standards and regulations.
Located on level one is the Gokoku Japanese Bakery, with freshly baked bread that uses Japanese flour and traditional ingredients like brown rice and sakadane (fermented dough). You can also chow down on a selection of sandwiches here too, at the dine-in cafe.
Japanese food is a hit in Singapore, and you’ll find just that in the food hall on level one, including Japanese curry, and a Nakajimasushi counter. This offers fresh fish directly imported by Nakajima Suisan, the largest fish supplier in Japan.
For a taste of Hokkaido, swing by the Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza with authentic Hokkaido goods, treats, soft-serve and even Hokkaido Crab lunch boxes.
Psst! There’ll be a Winter Hokkaido Fair here from Nov 28 – Dec 13.
To stock up on your sake collection, head to the wine and liquor store located on level one, opposite the duplex store. It’s got an extensive range of sake, including favourites like Dassai sakes, which are exclusively imported from Yamaguchi, Japan.
The Meidi-Ya flagship store is located at #01-51 to 56, #01-65 and #02-26 to 36 Millenia Walk, and will be open daily from 10am to 10pm.