Yakiniku Hawker Stall In Ubi Has IG-Friendly Corner With Shinto Shrine Gateway Replica
Have a grilled meat set from $8.80 at Mr Yakiniku, then snap a photo at its mini ‘torii gateway’.
Yakiniku on a budget is quite possible in Singapore these days, thanks to casual restaurant chains like Tokyo import Yakiniku Like, as well as no-frills hawker joints such as Nen Nen Contemporary BBQ.
Month-old Mr Yakiniku, a Japanese grilled meat hawker stall tucked in a quiet kopitiam within an industrial estate in Ubi, offers something extra: an Instagrammable brown and black torii gateway replica, complete with traditional Japanese chochin-esque paper lanterns (though these are PVC) and fairy lights, to go with your grilled meat sets starting from $8.80.
Torii gateways in Japan are symbolic entrances into sacred spaces like Shinto shrines, and typically come in a variety of colours. But the smallish version at Mr Yakiniku has no religious link, especially since it leads to a wall. One of the stall’s four founders, Tiffany Chia, 30, clarifies: “It's just decoration," so it’s really only there for the ’gram.
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