The tori maru cheese wazen is a set meal consisting of chicken with assorted mushrooms topped off with cheese, soft shell crab tempura, chawanmushi, miso soup, rice and watermelon.
It was my second time having this set meal and unfortunately, the chicken with assorted mushrooms topped off with cheese wasn't as good as the first time I had it. It was probably because the hot plate wasn't even hot when served and the cheese wasn't melted properly. I'm a big cheese lover so I don't really care whether the cheese is melted or not but I do prefer it to be melted over the chicken.
The fried chicken, like all fried chicken from Ichiban Sushi, is amazing. The crust is always not too floury an the meat is juicy. Additionally, the sauce used for the chicken is really good this time round. Its sweet and doesn't have the common salty taste in sauce. I loved it with the rice so much that I cleaned off all the sauce they gave.
The soft shell crab tempura is my mother's favourite. The sauce that comes along with it..which is radish sauce or something, is perfect with the crab. Also, the chawanmushi is totally worth the money. Its very soft and have the actual egg taste. Not only is it a big serving, there's chicken, mushroom, a weird fruit (I'm not too sure what it is yet..) and crab meat in it.
The set meal is only $15.90 and personally, I think its worth the money b/c it is really very filling and satisfying. However, its too much for me and normally I'd share it with someone and add-on a $1.80 rice. Its one of the many dishes I recommend from Ichiban Sushi!
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice’s point of view.)
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