Spring Promotion @ Sushi Tei

Posted on May 24, 2013

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Tell me you are unaware of this restaurant chain and you will get a slap on the head from me. Come on, it’s Sushi Tei for goodness sake.

There shall be no introduction for this post as it will be awfully awkward if I were to do so, it ought to be a ‘household’ brand to Singaporeans if you know what I mean.20130522-001047.jpg

Sayori Sashimi (Small, $12. Medium, $15.)

It is Spring at Sushi Tei this April to June and the establishment came up with a promotion, ‘Spring is springing’ to celebrate the joy of what the season brings. (Promotion ends 15th June.)

Sayori, the Japanese half beak aka needle fish. The well-received fish is popular as sashimi and the best specimens are the ones caught before and after sprawling period (April to June). Which then explains the subtle but fishy taste, highly resembling Aji (mackerel). I enjoyed it with the grated ginger and spring onions that were paired.
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Sashimi Moriawase Ayame (3 kinds), $22.

Salmon, Hamachi and Aji (whole).

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Kani Gyoza, $6.

Truly guilty for not paying much attention to the prologue of the dishes, I expected a blast of meaty juices oozing from the stuffings.

The first bite was queer with stranded tasty crab. I would prefer a much generous filling with a lighter skin and much crusty exterior.20130524-075421.jpg

Tako & Shirasu Yakiudon, $13.50.

My first instinct when the dish was served, was to dig into those chunky TAKO (octopus) nuggets. It reminded me of the giant octopus tentacles I had in Taiwan, those soft and tender delights.

While the rest were history.

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Kagoshima Miso Yaki Pork, $11.50.

Apart from delicacies from under the sea, Sushi Tei has also imported Kurobuta (Kagoshima black pig) Pork this Spring to satisfy our tummies.

Known for their excellent texture and high fat content, you are bound to attain a juicy and flavourful steak everytime. This miso yaki rendition was my pick of the day. It was well marinated with a tinge of sweetness (probably from the meat itself). I was bowled over so I helped myself to more.
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Kagoshima Tonkatsu, $12.

The best part of every strip of loin is that bit of white fats that lingers on one side. It is a sin to bite that off and not savour it. Think twice before doing that silly stunt or I might chew your ears off.

Okay, it was getting too dramatic but I am utterly serious about my pigs. Back to the Tonkatsu now. Golden and crisp, firm flesh and luscious marbling. It is good enough on its own, do keep it simple.
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Kagoshima Pork Hamburger, $8.

A 130g compact hunk that is packed with carrots, onions in prized minced meat. Soft on the fork and tasty with rice.
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Kagoshima Pork Nabe, $15.
(soup base choices: shoyu, miso, spicy or sukiyaki)

We had the spicy broth, it was mediocre. I would have enjoyed the pork slices more if only they were not overcooked. 20130522-001627.jpg

Sunrise Meatballs, $8.50.

Salted yolk and meatballs, yay or nay? I was caught in-between. As much as I love the egg, it was a pity as this did not manage to win me over.

Chocolate Parfait, $6.50.

Ice cream, coco crunch. That was about all.
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Nokkemori, $18.

Apart from the promotion items, we were served a platter of premium seafood over cucumber maki. Hotate (scallop), Uni (sea urchin), Maguro (tuna) and Ikura (salmon roe).

You should have seen my eyes lid up when I saw Uni on the plate. I managed to pounce on a piece and another with Ikura. Gratifying.
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Matcha (Green tea) Nama Chocolate Ice Cream
& Nama Chocolate Ice Cream.

I personally preferred the Matcha flavoured. As the tongue pushed through the powdered and chocolate coating to reach into the ice cream, the light bitterness of the green tea helped balanced the sweetness.
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Pino Strawberry.

A pop and the white chocolate layer melts in with the strawberry ice cream, not quite my kind of dessert but it was alright.

The standards of Sushi Tei was deteriorating over the years but I was keeping my expectations low for the session. As the dinner advanced, an unexpected grin emerged. I might just yet again patronise the restaurants more if they continue to serve great and affordable grubs like these.

*This tasting was an invitation initiated by Sixth Sense (Betty) and Sushi Tei. (not forgetting celestialdelish who brought me along.)*

Visit them at any of the 14 outlets that scatters around the island.

20 Cross Street
China Square Central
#01-28/30
Singapore 048422

Telephone +65 6223 0070

Holland Village
3 Lorong Liput
#01-08 Holland V Shopping Mall
Singapore 277725

Telephone +65 6463 2310

Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road #05-30/31
Podium Block Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238873

Telephone +65 6737 8878

Paragon
290 Orchard Road #05-04/05 Paragon
Singapore 238859

Telephone +65 6235 1771

Raffles City Shopping Centre
252 North Bridge Road #03-13/14
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103

Telephone +65 6334 7887

Serangoon Gardens
64/64A Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555960

Telephone +65 6283 7117

VivoCity
1 Harbour Front Walk
#02-152/153 VivoCity
Singapore 098585

Telephone +65 6376 9591

Thomson Plaza
301 Upper Thomson Road
#03-46 Thomson Plaza
Fairprice Town
Singapore 574408

Telephone +65 6457 6678

Playground@Big Splash
902 East Coast Parkway
#01-06 Blk B
Playground@Big Splash
Singapore 449874

Telephone +65 6348 7077

West Coast Plaza
154 West Coast Road
#01-69 West Coast Plaza
Singapore 127371

Telephone +65 6775 0012

Tampines 1
10 Tampines Central 1
#04-13 Tampines 1
Singapore 529536

Telephone +65 6784 7877

112 Katong
112 East Coast Road
#02-13
Singapore 428802

Telephone +65 6636 3833

NEX
23 Serangoon Central
#01-08/09, nex
Singapore 556083

Telephone +65 6634 7717

Bedok Point
799 New Upper Changi Road
#02-05/09, Bedok Point
Singapore 467351

All Outlets Opening Hours:
11.30am to 10.00pm daily
(last order 9.30pm)

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