1. Uma Uma Ramen Promotion
What: Ramen fans can slurp up a specially created ramen, which comes with a dollop of mentaiko (marinated cod roe) on a bed of noodles. Choose from chicken karaage, gyoza, chasiu or meatballs for the side dish and wash it down with a bottle of Suntory Premium Malt Beer.

10 yummy must-tries at Gourmet Japan 2015

Specially created for the event: Mentaiko ramen at Uma Uma Ramen. Image: Uma Uma Ramen

Where: Uma Uma Ramen, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, 01-41/2/3
When: April 21 to May 31
Price: $20++

2. An Evening Soiree with Suntory Whiskies
What: Chill out with a panoramic view of the city’s skyline with Suntory’s popular Hibiki Japanese Harmony whisky, which is smooth and well-balanced with hints of Japanese oak.

Where: 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar, 1 Raffles Place
When: April 22, 6pm
Price: $68++

3. A Tantalising Teppanyaki Dinner with Suntory Whiskies
What: Highlights of this nine-course meal include a seafood nabe comprising king prawns, scallops and cod fish, Japanese wagyu beef and tuna, salmon and kanpachi. These delicacies can be enjoyed with Japanese whiskies such as Hakushu 12-Year-Old and Yamazaki 12-Year-Old.

Where: Teppan-ya, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Level 4
When: May 5, 7pm
Price: $288++

4. Sichuan Heritage Dinner
What: This eight-course dinner by Chef Chen Kenichi of the Iron Chef fame and his son, chef Chen Kentaro, promises to be a tantalising tapestry of flavours. Dig into chef Chen Kenichi’s signature mapo tofu, stewed abalone with Kyoto bamboo shoots with crab roe sauce and pan-fried wagyu beef marinated in Chinese wine and Japanese pepper. Pair these dishes with liqueurs such as Hibiki 12-Year-Old and Hakushu 12-Year-Old.

Where: Shisen Hanten, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, Orchard Wing, Level 35
When: April 23, 7pm
Price: $208++

5. The Junmai Ginjo Sake Dinner
What: Savour dishes such as tomorokoshi tempura with konbu butter and topped with crispy parmesan, kanpachi carpaccio with uni, ikura and caviar, grilled river prawns topped with mentaiko and chutoro with hokkaido scallops. Enjoy them with sakes such as Sawaya Junmai Ginjo and Meikyo Shisui Junmai Ginjo.

10 yummy must-tries at Gourmet Japan 2015

Savour dishes such as tomorokoshi tempura with konbu butter from The Junmai Ginjo Sake Dinner. Image: Sushi Jin

Where: Sushi Jin, Owen Link, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, 01-11/2
When: May 27, 7pm
Price: $198++

6. Tomi No Oka Presents the Craft of Japanese Wine Dinner
What: Pair premium Japanese meats such as Kagoshima beef and kurobuta pork with wines by Japanese winery Tomi No Oka. It produces wines made from grapes such as Koshu and Muscat, cultivated in Yamanashi near Mount Fuji.

Where: Fat Cow, 1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre, 01-01/02
When: May 6, 7pm
Price: $198++

7. The Art of Japanese Cuisine Workshops
What: Get hands-on cooking tips from Japanese culinary maestros. Chef Seiichiro Arakawa from Han Restaurant in Odeon Towers will share his recipes for Hamburg steak and black cod in soy sauce, while chef Kenji Okumura from Takumi in Marina at Keppel Bay will shed some light on cooking grilled smoked Hokkaido scallops with Konbu- flavoured asparagus and sukiyaki-style beef with seasonal vegetables.

Where: ToTT Cooking Studio, 96 Dunearn Road
When: May 9 and 10, 10am, noon, 2 and 4pm
Price: $25++

8. Mixology Japan
What: Those who are tipple-happy can head to 12 bespoke bars for cocktails concocted with Japanese liqueurs such as Pavan, Midori and Prucia. New participating bars this year include Elixir Bar at Kuvo in Orchard Shopping Centre, which has a Hakushu Boulevard cocktail – a blend of Hakushu Whisky, Prucia Plum Liqueur and Apple Cider Vinegar, and Fabrika in Hoe Chiang Road, which offers creations such as Elevation, a mix of Hakushu whisky with vermouth and dried orange peel.

Where: Various bars
When: April 21 to May 31
Price: Starts from $16++ a cocktail

9. A Robatayaki Dining Experience with Hakushu Whiskies
What: Appreciate the art of slow-grilled meats over hot charcoal at this 11-course meal. Dishes include a dried salted kawahagi (file fish), kinki fish from Hokkaido and tebasaki (Japanese-style fried chicken). Dishes will be paired with vintage Hakushu whiskies.

10 yummy must-tries at Gourmet Japan 2015

Kawahagi Dried Salted Fish (above) from Akanoya Robatayaki is grilled over charcoal. Image: Akanoya Robatayaki

Where: Akanoya Robatayaki, Orchard Parade Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road, 01-01
When: May 20, 7pm
Price: $328++

10. Exquisite Sake Dinner
What: Helmed by Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai and celebrity chef Chen Kentaro, this seven- course menu features French and Chinese dishes. Diners can tuck into the duo’s creation – beef sirloin stir-fried with Sichuan chilli, roasted in salted bread crust. Other dishes include daikon- wrapped lobster and snapper with yuzu- marinated abalone and a ochazuke dish of salmon with XO sauce in a chicken and pork consomme. Dishes will be paired with sakes such as Yamagata and Hououbiden.

Where: ME@OUE, OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay, penthouse level
When: May 30, 7pm
Price: $258++

GOURMET JAPAN 2015
When: April 21 to May 31
Admission: Various prices
Info: Go to www.gourmet-japan.com

This story was first published in The Straits Times on April 13, 2015. For more similar stories, go to http://sph.straitstimes.com/lifestyle .