WAttention Singapore vol 40

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Photograph provided by Fukuoka City, 福岡市

Hakata Amaou Strawberries

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Known as the jewel of all fruits, Amaou strawberries are famed for its large and well-formed shape. Thriving in Fukuoka’s pleasant climate, the luscious and sweet strawberries are exported regionally and used creatively in many desserts.

Spicy Mentaiko

Fukuoka produces incredibly fresh karashi mentaiko, (辛子 明太子, spicy marinated cod roe) which is frequently used to complement rice, pasta and even as seasonings in snacks. Packaged mentaiko products like mentaiko mayonnaise are good souvenirs.

Yatai Fukuoka’s food institution, Yatai refer to open-air food stands much like Singapore’s pasar malam. Nowadays, both tourists and locals gather in the big Yatai areas of Nakasu (中洲), Tenjin (天神) and Nagahama (長浜) to soak in the cheery atmosphere while slurping ramen and interacting with the owners.




A gateway to Kyushu’s vibrant food culture, modern Fukuoka comprises of former castle town Fukuoka and port city Hakata. Start your epicurean quest with Hakata ramen — the king of tonkotsu (豚骨, pork bone) ramen in popular Ikkousha or Ippudo chains, and continue with gyoza, yakitori and more local delights!


Similar to our local steamboat, motsunabe is a high-protein, low-calorie hot pot with beef or pork’s internal organs boiled in miso or soya sauce based soup. The pairing of chewy innards with crisp vegetables is perfect with rice and alcohol!

Harazuru Onsen Fukuoka’s largest onsen region, Harazuru is well-known for the beautifying qualities of its slightly alkaline and sulphuric hot spring water. Most onsen face Chikugo River which hosts cormorant fishing in summer.


| WAttention Singapore From top to bottom: Ginkgo of Kushida Shrine, Hakata Sennen Gate, Nokonoshima Island Park, Fukuoka Tower, Sōfuku-ji Temple, Fukuoka Giant Buddha Statue, Kushida Shrine, Tochoji Temple, Kuroda Nagamasa statue at Terumo Shrine

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