LEGENDARY TEMPURA SPECIALIST IPPOH OPENS FIRST SOUTH-EAST ASIAN OUTPOST AT COMO DEMPSEY

02 Dec 2016

SINGAPORE, December 2 2016 – Osaka’s oldest premium tempura restaurant, Ippoh, opens its new casual dining concept, Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh at lifestyle destination COMO Dempsey on December 10th 2016.

Famed for elevating tempura-making to an art form, Ippoh has captured the hearts – and tastebuds – of gourmands and foodies alike in its four other restaurants in Japan and Hong Kong. A fifth-generation member of the founding family, Chef Masaru Seki will bring Ippoh’s light, crisp and delicately-battered Osaka-style tempura to Singapore direct from his Tokyo Ginza restaurant, together with strict culinary traditions dating from 1850.

Chef Seki said Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh uses only the freshest and most premium ingredients seasonally available. The tempura is cooked in prime safflower oil so that the integrity of the flavours is maintained, without the greasiness that is usually associated with tempura. “To ensure that every piece of tempura is crisp yet cooked to perfection on the inside, each piece is fried individually, allowing the chef to control the oil temperature and how long each ingredient stays in the fryer.

Opening Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh at COMO Dempsey is a great opportunity for us to introduce lightly-battered Osaka-style tempura to a wider audience that appreciates the intricacies of this Japanese culinary art form. Guests can expect the same level of quality and service that’s synonymous with all Ippoh restaurants. That’s the Ippoh promise.” The 1,200-sq ft restaurant is designed by world-renowned architect and designer, Paola Navone. The décor boasts an elegant yet organic aesthetic that exudes tranquility amidst an urban setting. The bamboo fixtures add a minimalist decorative accent that complements the modern furnishing.

The restaurant has a seating capacity of 18, including a 12-seat tempura bar that allows guests to witness the individual preparation and immediate serving of each piece of tempura.

For lunch, set menu options are priced from $60 to $100. For dinner, the set menu options are priced from $140 to $200. Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh also has a specially curated selection of sakes, wines and beers to complement the tempura.

For more information, please contact:
Celine Tan
Senior Marketing Manager
Email: celine.tan@comodempsey.sg
Tel: 6304 1415

Download hi-res images of Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh from the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/144404493@N05

About COMO Dempsey
Original, innovative and dynamic, COMO Dempsey is a lifestyle destination that nurtures and cultivates creativity in fashion, food, directional design and new concepts. Offering an all-round new experience, COMO Dempsey integrates world-renowned retail concept store Dover Street Market, The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, a relaxed but refined restaurant-and-bar by acclaimed Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Japanese restaurant Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh, and COMO Cuisine, a new restaurant
concept that offers signature cuisines from COMO Hotels and Resorts properties around the world. Candlenut, the world’s first Michelin-star Peranakan restaurant by chef Malcolm Lee is another establishment as well as COMO Marketplace, an up-market food emporium retailing the finest artisanal products to inspire the Asian palate.

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