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Tokyo-Cinderella-Dolls-EDMThe cast and crew of Tokyo Cinderella Dolls came to town at the start of the new year and here we are to take you through the best moments of the evening.

IMG_4967The exhibition launched to a private reception on 7 Jan and took off where the two dolls from Karin Shikata’s photographic journey in Tokyo “came to life”, re-enacted their time in Tokyo and gave a full theatrical performance, engaging both guests and staff!

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With ex-performers of the Takarazuka Revue Studio and hair and make up stylist Misa Ujii

With ex-performers of the Takarazuka Revue Studio and hair and make up stylist Misa Ujii

Models Mirei Uchida, Yu Ranma and Japanese photographer Karin Shikata were all ex-performers at Takarazuka Revue, a 100 year old all-female musical theatre troupe in Japan.

Karin (with bouquet), with models, make up artist and guests

Karin (with bouquet), with models, make up artist and guests

And the night started off with a cocktail aperitif, Tokyo Breeze, specially concocted by a member of staff.

Tokyo Breeze. A cocktail made with Citizen Pop's Lemon & Thyme Fresh Fruit Soda and Vodka!

Tokyo Breeze. A cocktail made with Citizen Pop’s Lemon & Thyme Fresh Fruit Soda, triple sec & vodka

While we browsed around the exhibition, we discovered a photograph of the dolls eating Takoyaki! A very popular Japanese snack both in Japan and in Singapore.

Eating their way through in Tokyo with something fun and familiar - Takoyaki!

Takoyaki

Chef Joseph and his team at SPRMRKT went along with the Japanese theme to create their own version of a Takoyaki out of fried risotto (otherwise known in Italy as arancini), worcestershire sauce and bonito flakes! This was featured with a Grilled Teriyaki Pork Bao with Coleslaw, Fried Chicken Wrap and Corn & Crab Chawanmushi.

Arancini with Worcestershire Sauce & Bonito Flakes; Grilled Teriyaki Pork Bao with Coleslaw; Fried Chicken Wrap

Arancini with Worcestershire Sauce & Bonito Flakes; Grilled Teriyaki Pork Bao with Coleslaw; Fried Chicken Wrap

Corn & Crab Chawanmushi

Corn & Crab Chawanmushi

Even the dolls couldn’t resist tucking into these! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Feeling a little bashful from getting caught by our camera for tucking into some food :)

Feeling a little bashful from getting caught by our camera ๐Ÿ™‚

But the evening could not have been more entertaining with the guests who came, ate, drank, talked about Japan, food and art to a curated soundtrack of Japanese electronic house and pop music!

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Gallery owner Stephanie Tham introducing a guest to the exhibition

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Food quickly came and went!

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Models with artist Karin

Models with artist Karin

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Music Writer for JUICE

 

And some might say the real highlight of the evening was when one of the dolls started feeding our guests and shocked a few!

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but all was good and guests started to play along ๐Ÿ™‚

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Another lucky guest getting fed which caused some excitement ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally when the crowd subsided a little, we went to the back of the shop only to discover that Karin was shooting and working on her next exhibition of these dolls and their time spent in Singapore!

IMG_5018We can’t wait to see where her next exhibition of these dolls on the streets of Singapore will take her… though we hear it might be in London or Paris!

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Some of our hardworking staff who wanted to let loose for a while and join in the fun :)

Some of our hardworking staff who wanted to let loose for a while and join in the fun ๐Ÿ™‚

IMG_5044Big thanks to Galerie Steph for presenting another fun and remarkable exhibition with us!

With the beautiful and brainy Kamiliah of Galerie Steph! Photo courtesy of Karin Shikata

With the beautiful and brainy Kamiliah of Galerie Steph! Photo courtesy of Karin Shikata

All photographs are for sale and if you were wondering about the photo frames and where you could purchase these, they were all actually put together and lovingly handcrafted by the photographer, Karin, with original origami paper and is part of her artistic expression with these photographs. Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the designs from the show:

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Thank you to all who made it. We had a blast and we hope you did too. For those who missed it, do pop into the bistro to catch the wonderful photographic series of Tokyo Cinderella Dolls before it ends on 8 March.

Tokyo Cinderella Dolls at SPRMRKT, 2 McCallum Street. From 8 Jan - 8 Mar 2014

Photo credits and information on Tokyo Cinderella Dolls !

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We were really excited to launch Anchalee’s aka “Kai” debut exhibition in Singapore, where you can find more photos of her artworks here and the kitchen crew at SPRMRKT came up with an equally amazing canapes spread that catered to over 50 guests throughout the evening.

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Quinoa & Tomato Salad

Spoonfuls of this healthy grain makes for a delicious substitute to your usual carbohydrate of rice, potato or pasta. We loved how the orange-reddishness of the tomatoes popped on the black spoons.

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Grilled Pork Belly with Polenta & Mustard

These pork belly babies went off the tables each time they were replaced with a fresh plate!

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Chocolate Brownie Bites

A bite-sized version of one of our daily dessert from past menus. Now we can only imagine them to become available in little brown bags or plastic tubs…

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Raspberry Financier

A recipe by head of pastry, Furrene Hoh, these were specially created for the event.

2013 Food 7Some of our favourites from the event! Tuna mayo on fresh cucumber bites – grilled pork belly with polenta & mustard – quinoa & tomato salad – raspberry financier. If you’re thinking about hosting a party and would like any of these at your event, feel free to drop us a line!

But before you go, have a look at some of the photos from the event. Enjoy!

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One of Singapore’s top bartenders, Tron Young, mixes up some fun cocktails for the evening.
A vanilla lemon drop shot anyone? ๐Ÿ™‚

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The lovely artist Kai (in black) speaking to some of her guests.

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Preparing a delicious moscow mint mule!

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The day’s set up