Treat yo'self

Don Play Play is a new food delivery company that serves up premium Japanese rice bowls. They have a delivery schedule that sends these lovely rice bowls to students at specified locations on selected days. Currently, there are four different bowls available – Grilled Unagi Garlic Fried Rice ($12.80), Salmon Mentaiko Don ($12.80), Truffle Beef Yakiniku Don ($11.80) and Bara Chirashi ($12.80).

There is an ongoing campus promo code “DPPXNUS” that gives you $3 off each of the bowls. Right here on KRonicles, we are very fortunate to have a taste of these bowls for ourselves.

Are you guys ready for some food porn?

Truffle Beef Yakiniku Don ($11.80)

Truffle Beef Yakiniku Don

Behold! This has to be my favorite bowl amongst all. Tanuki Raw? You have Don Play Play right here in NUS for you. The beef slices were so tender (almost felt like a baby’s bum) with a very evident truffle taste. The sauce that accompanied the beef complemented well and the sous vide egg was cooked to perfection. In order to achieve the orgasmic effect, I recommend breaking the yolk to mix with the rice, throwing a piece of beef atop that and putting it into your mouth all at once. There you go – foodgasm.

Out of all the bowls, we both agreed that this was the most value for money. The portion is large enough to satisfy the typical hungry student, and the beef pieces were definitely of restaurant standard.

Salmon Mentaiko Don ($12.80)

Salmon Mentaiko Don

Coming close in second place is the Salmon Mentaiko Don. Atop the fragrant Japanese rice lies a sizeable slab of grilled salmon, topped with a generous amount of decadent mentaiko. For all mentaiko lovers out there, this dish is not to be missed. For those who aren’t mentaiko lovers, this donburi might just be the thing to convert you.

The mentaiko was creamy and rich, leaving a savory umami flavour and a slight spicy kick just enough to jolt you out of the dreadful monotony of school days. The silky flesh of salmon in each bite also lived up to our expectations, retaining its freshness and quality texture despite being in a takeaway style. Like the Truffle Beef Yakiniku Don, this dish also comes with a runny egg, perfect for breaking into the rice for an enhanced texture and taste.

Grilled Unagi Garlic Fried Rice ($12.80)

Grilled Unagi Garlic Fried Rice

The unagi was on the chewy side, adding on to that melt-in-your-mouth kind of texture. The teriyaki sauce went extremely well with the unagi, giving it a flavorful taste. I really enjoyed the garlic fried rice as the garlic was not too overpowering and I could just eat the rice on its own. The sweetness of the teriyaki is well-balanced by the citrusy of the takuan, giving it a refreshing touch and providing a wholesome taste.

Bara Chirashi Don ($12.80)

Bara Chirashi

Packaged in a cute minimalistic box, the Bara Chirashi continued to impress when we opened it. The dish has a satisfactory ratio of rice to sashimi, tamago, and fish roe, and offered a delicious mix of raw tuna and salmon.

Although I feel that the rice would’ve had a fittle more oomph if complemented with a sauce, this dish would be perfect for those who appreciate a more muted flavour. If you’re looking for a convenient and ~fancy~ sashimi meal on campus, this Bara Chirashi would satisfy your cravings.

Premium Jap at your convenience

Sure, there’s Waa Cow at UTown, but I’m sure many share my fear of the insane bus crowds during lunch hour. If there’s no Grab code to ferry you out of KR, or if you’re just feeling up for some fancy donburi, hit Don Play Play up for your premium jap-fare!

They make deliveries every Tuesday and Thursday at

Eusoff & Temasek Hall: 12.30pm to 12.45pm

KEVII: 12.30pm to 12.45pm

Kent Ridge & Sheares Hall: 1pm to 1.15pm

Raffles Hall: 1pm to 1.15pm

Cinnamon College (Utown): 1pm to 1.15pm

Find out more, and order your Donburi here!

Once again, thank you Don Play Play!

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