Have you ever wondered what happened to the Sushi Tei outlet by the taxi stand of Takashimaya?
Sushi Tei has finally returned to Taka!
If you frequented that outlet a lot when it was still around, you’ll be glad to know its re-location isn’t very far off.
Now situated on the fifth floor of Takashimaya
, this Sushi Tei outlet’s back and it’s bigger and better than before. The premise is way larger and the interior features exposed bricks and rocks with warm, brown hues to create a spacious urban feel while retaining the Zen-like vibe synonymous with all Sushi Tei outlets. VIP rooms are also available for bigger groups and patrons seeking privacy.
To celebrate this move, the home-grown premium Japanese restaurant
chain (yes, Sushi Tei was actually born right here in Singapore) has launched a special “We are Back!” promotional menu
, available from now till 31 July 2012
. Featuring exquisite specialties available only at this outlet, the menu offers a whole smorgasbord of contemporary Japanese dishes guaranteed to please the palate.
Clockwise (from top left):
Zuwai Kani Pitan Tofu, Vietnam Harumaki, Kinchaku Age, Kurenai Roll
Bite into some light starters to rev up those taste buds of yours. Zuwai Kani Pitan Tofu
($6) and Vietnam Harumaki
($8) are two great, yet very different, choices if you want something super healthy. The Zuwai Kani Pitan Tofu
is a cold appetiser dressed in a creamy, savoury century egg sauce and topped with three winning ingredients: flying fish roe, minced century egg and sweet, plump Zuwai (a type of spider crab) meat. On the other hand, Vietnam Harumaki
is a refreshing Vietnamese-inspired take on the traditional maki sushi. Wrapped in delicate rice paper, this unique treat features luscious ingredients like avocado and crab meat.
For something a little heavier, order either the meaty Kinchaku Age
($6), or the very grand Kurenai Roll
($12). Fans of fried crunchy dumplings would love to chow down on the chicken and pork-stuffed Kinchaku Age
, while those who appreciate interesting flavours should choose the Kurenai Roll
An elaborately decorated dish, Kurenai Roll
is a real seafood delight that reveals a myriad of tastes and textures layer after layer. Creamy-sweet sashimi-grade red prawns are breaded and fried before they are rolled up with refreshing cubes of mango and cucumber and draped with succulent Zuwai crab meat. Complete with garnish of flying fish roe and salmon roe, this dish really is a work of art!
Left to right: Tan Tan Chasoba, Chasyu Don
Moving on to the big boys, we have Tan Tan Chasoba
($9) and Chasyu Don
If you love pork, you should definitely try the Chasyu Don
. Mouth-watering slices of caramelised roasted pork and silky-smooth soft-centred egg infused with a special in-house marinade… mmm
Some like it hot, so if you’re one of those folks, take Sushi Tei’s re-interpretation of the classic soba dish, Tan Tan Chasoba
. The dish marries al dente cold green tea soba with a tantalising combination of Sichuan-style preserved vegetables, juicy shitake mushrooms, chewy minced pork and not forgetting that dash of fiery chilli.
Left to right: Healthy Yuzu Yogurt Parfait, Strawberry Mille-Feuille Parfait, Matcha Azuki Shiratama Parfait
It’s dessert time! For this special promo menu, Sushi Tei is featuring three ice cream flavours to delight that sweet tooth of yours.
Striking the perfect balance between sour and sweet is the Healthy Yuzu Yogurt Parfait
($7.80). Crafted with yogurt fans in mind, this dessert boasts an interesting combination of flavours from the tangy taste of the yogurt mixed with the full-bodied flavour of cream over a layer of toasted granola. Topped off with a scoop of yuzu peel-studded citrusy ice cream, this makes for a perfectly refreshing summer treat!Strawberry Mille-Feuille Parfait
($7.80) is basically sweet sin in a cup. A personal favourite of mine (I’ve honestly never had ice cream this good before), the flavours of this classic strawberries-and-cream dessert are intensified with the use of full-cream milk instead of low-fat. The generous portions of millefeuille bits and crunchy cornflakes are a real joy to scoop out of the bottom of the cup, especially since they’re covered in heavenly full-cream milk.
For something a little on the unconventional side, pick the Matcha Azuki Shiratama Parfait
($8.80). Pairing cornflakes with matcha ice cream and azuki beans, this treat offers alternating textures in each bite, from the crunch of the cornflakes and sweet creaminess of the red beans, to the springy bite of the shiratama mochi pieces.
Clockwise (from top left): Salmon Enoki Roll, Kaisen Ramen Salad, Ika Okura, Kaki Yanagawa, Tarako no Umani
In addition to its special promo menu, Sushi Tei has also added new dishes
to its a la carte menu
across all outlets island-wide. From simple appetisers like Ika Okura
($5.20), lady’s fingers and squid, and Tarako no Umani
($5.20), stewed cod roe, to flavourful dishes such as Salmon Enoki Roll
($8), salmon with golden mushrooms, Kaki Yanagawa
($10), oyster with burdock root and egg, and an interesting seafood ramen salad, Kaisen Ramen Salad
($16), you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Left to right: Kani Mentai Mayo Roll, Karei Saikyo Duke
However, those choices aside, two dishes you HAVE to try from the new a la carte menu are Kani Mentai Mayo Roll
($8) and Karei Saikyo Duke
($15). The roll comprises deep-fried crab meat topped with mentai (cod roe) mayonnaise, crowned with delightful wafer-thin shreds of fried carrot, and the smooth saikyo miso-marinated flat fish is filled with addictive buttery flavours. Both recommendations are drop-dead-delicious so you can’t go wrong with either!
391 Orchard Road, #05-30/31, Podium Block Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873Tel. No.:
11.30am–10.00pm daily (Last order – 9.30pm)Website: www.sushitei.com
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