Don Don Donki is not your average supermarket. It is a Japanese supermarket with many premium Japanese products that you can’t find in Fairprice or Cold Storage. I wrote an article about 10 Things to Buy at Don Don Donki, but the only thing I ever buy are the Don Don Donki ready-to-eat meals.
There are over 50 varieties of ready-to-eat meals at Don Don Donki. There is everything from dons, ramen, tempura, sushi, sashimi to desserts. The prices are a little more expensive than other supermarkets, but they are so tasty that I keep going back for more.
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Salmon Nigiri Sushi and Sashimi
Salmon is one of the healthier fishes that is a rich source of omega-3. I love its silky texture and buttery taste. Salmon nigiri sushi is one of my favorite sushi.
Don Don Donki sells different types of salmon nigiri sushi. There are plain Salmon Nigiri Sushi [S$9.80], Salmon Aburi Mentaimayo Sushi [S$12.80], Salmon Nigiri Terimayo [S$11.80] and Shiracha Aburi Salmon Sushi [S$10.90].
My favorite is Aburi Salmon Sushi Mix (12 pieces) which has 4 pieces of Salmon Nigiri Sushi, Salmon Nigiri Terimayo and Salmon Aburi Mentaimayo Sushi. It is a little expensive at S$14.80 per box, but you get to have three types of salmon nigiri sushi in one sitting.
Don Don Donki has a whole chilled section dedicated to sashimi. My favorite is Salmon Sashimi Slice [S$13-S$18 depending on weight]. These salmon sashimi slices are atlantic salmon which are air-flown from Norway so they are extremely fresh.
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Donki Original Ramen Series
Don Don Donki has come up with their own ramen series which includes Maze Soba Delica [S$8.80] and Tonkotsu Ramen.
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Gyoza
Don Don Donki sells Pork Gyoza and Chicken Gyoza. They come in 8 piece or 16 piece [S$12.80] portions.
I find that pork gyoza tend to be a little saltier than chicken gyoza.
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Cream Stew
I would never have expected to see cream stew in a supermarket but Hokkaido Gratinated Scallops Cream Stew [S$9.90] proves me wrong. The stew in covered with a layer of torched cheese that not only enhances the taste of the stew but also acts as a cover.
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Dons and Jyus
Don Don Donki sells a whole range of donburi (Japanese rice-bowl dish) and jyu (Japanese rice-bowl dish in lacquer box). There is Pork Belly Aburi Jyu [S$9.90], Aomori Hotate Jyu [S$9.90], Salmon Belly Skewer Don [S$8.90] and Salmon Mentaiyaki Don [S$8.90].
My favorite is Unagi Jyu which is grilled freshwater eel over rice in lacquerware-like plastic box. The sweetness unagi goes well with the fluffy Japanese rice.
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Bentos and Sets
There are also Japanese bentos which consists of Japanese rice, pickles, salad and a meat.
The ones commonly available are Chicken Nanban Karaage Bento [S$7.90] and Salmon and Chicken Karaage Mega Bento [S$11.80].
There are also sets like Chicken Omu Rice [S$7.90] where you get omu rice with 3 pieces of chicken karaage.
Another option is Omu Soba Set (Pork) [S7.90] which comes with 2-3 pieces of fried pork cutlet. Or you can get just the Omu Soba (Pork) [S$5.50] without the additional pork cutlets.
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Fried Chicken
There is something just so addictive about fried chicken. We know that it is not healthy, but we still keep craving for it.
Don Don Donki sells two sizes of Chicken/Tori Karaage [S$5.90 for 250g, S$9.90 for 500g]. The outer skin is not as crispy as freshly-fried ones, but they do satisfy cravings.
There is also Chicken Nanban [S$4.90] which comes with mayo dressing.
Teriyaki Chicken [S$4.90], Yakitori Set [S$5.90 for 4 pieces, S$10.90 for 8 pieces] are healthier options.
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Salads
The health-conscious can get salads such as Chicken Breast Salad [S$6], Salmon Salad [S$6.50] and Vegetable Mix Potato Salad [S$4.90].
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Keto-Friendly
Don Don Donki ready-to-eat meals has quite a few keto-friendly options.
The Tamagoyaki [S$4.90] is nowhere as delicious as the one I had in Tsukiji Market. There is also another version Unagi Maki Tamago [S$9.90] with unagi wrapped in egg omelette.
There are two types of croquette, Hokkaido Pumpkin Croquette [S$3.50 for 2 pieces] and Kani Croquette (Crab) [S$6.20 for 3 pieces].
You can also get Hokkaido Hotate Teriyaki 5 pieces [S$8.50], Salmon Belly Skewer 2 pieces [S$4.90] and Ika Teriyaki [S$12.80]. I love the Salmon Mentaiyaki [S$5.90] but not so much Salmon Teriyaki [S$5.90].
Even though I know Kani Kama [S$7.90] is just starch and pulverized white fish, I still like eating it. You can even get a whole Unagi Kabayaki [S$17.80] and Teriyaki Salmon Head [S$6.90].
There is also Ajitamago (Japanese flavored egg) [S$2.70 for 2], Grilled Squid Chilled [S$6.90], Gomoku Seaweed [S$2.90] and Shibazuke [S$1.50 for 80g, S$2.50 for 160g] in the chilled section.
Don Don Donki Ready-to-Eat Meals: Desserts
This is my favorite section. There is a good mix of Western and Japanese desserts.
I was so happy that I almost cried when I had authentic Japanese Warabimochi ([S$5.80] at the first Don Don Donki outlet in Orchard Central years ago. Warabimochi is available in 3 flavors – mugwort, green tea and soy bean. It tastes exactly the same as the ones I had at Tsukiji Market.
You can also get Dango (sweet soy sauce/black sesame/red bean) [S$4.90] and Daifuku (sweet potato/kusa/mame) [S$7].
Besides the traditional flavors, Don Don Donki also has Daifuku with different cream fillings. The flavors are green tea, chocolate, strawberry, pumpkin, yuzu, blueberry, tiramisu, cheesecake and mont blanc.
There is also fish-shaped pastry White Taiyaki (red bean/custard).
For Western desserts, there are Cream Puff (hokkaido matcha/plain) [S$3.30], Toretama Pudding (brown sugar/premium), Yokilmo Cream Brûlée [S$3.90] and my favorite Strawberry Shortcake [S$3.90].
There are so many Don Don Donki ready-to-eat meals! There are also onigiri (Japanese triangular rice ball) and Tamago Sandwich [S$4.20].
What is your favorite Don Don Donki ready-to-eat meal?