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2013-11-10 438 views
Wanted something light so I went to Kuriya for their range of sushi. As they are also sharing the premise with Wadori and Ichiban Bento, the place was very crowded when I went. I changed my mind about dining in and decided to takeaway instead due to the lack of seats.I love the rows of colourfully displayed sushi. Despite the variety, everything was well organized and neatly arranged with carefully placed signs stating the sushi name and price. Service was also decent. While it was mostly pay-an
Wanted something light so I went to Kuriya for their range of sushi. As they are also sharing the premise with Wadori and Ichiban Bento, the place was very crowded when I went. I changed my mind about dining in and decided to takeaway instead due to the lack of seats.
I love the rows of colourfully displayed sushi. Despite the variety, everything was well organized and neatly arranged with carefully placed signs stating the sushi name and price. Service was also decent. While it was mostly pay-and-go for me, I noticed that the counter lady was patient with the customer before me who took her time paying.
I got the Egg Mayo Sushi ($0.70), Tamago Maki ($0.60) and Kani Mayo Sushi ($0.80). The sushi came with one packet of soy sauce. I like that the sushi were very fresh. I chilled them for a while upon reaching home so that they were cold when I ate them and they tasted great! These sushi are best eaten fresh and chilled!
I also got the California Handroll ($2.40), which had crab stick, tamago, cucumber slices and roe wrapped in seaweed. It was very fresh and tasty. The crabstick and tamago were firm and slightly springy - not soggy - and the seaweed was crisp. The cucumber slices also gave an additional crunch to the handroll!
I have also tried a few of their sushi previously, such as the Inari Sushi ($1.80) which was basically beancurd skin stuffed with a decent portion of rice inside and was delightfully sweet.
Other than sushi, Kuriya also sells a range of Japanese desserts such as Konnyaku Jelly ($1.20 for one piece), Mango Pudding ($2.10), and Mochi ($3.00 for Peanut, Match and Red Bean, and $3.20 for Strawberry, Chocolate, Mango, Yam and Black Sesame). My favourite dessert from Kuriya is the Coronet ($2.40 for 2). This chilled pastry came in custard or chocolate filling and was delightfully sweet and delicious! To my disappointment, this was not available for sale when I visited Kuriya this time.
Instead, I got the Fiesta Mini Japanese Cheesecake ($2.40) which was also sold at Kuriya. It came looking somewhat like steamed cake with a cute cow embross on it. It was very, very light and airy and had a slight cheese taste. I liked that it was not too sweet, though it was just a tiny wee bit dry and broke off way too easily.
I have also previously tried their Chocolate Mousse ($2.10), Peanut Mochi ($3.00) and Green Tea Mochi ($3.00). The Chocolate Mousse was very smooth and creamy with a decent chocolate taste. It was also slightly thicker than I had initially expected. The Mochi were very soft and chewy and the fillings were smooth and tasty.
Overall, their food, especially the sushi, were very fresh. Their prices were also reasonable although Kuriya's sushi costed slightly more than the other nearby sushi store at Woodlands MRT. However, when it came to quality, Kuriya won hands down. The rice portion was also slightly more at Kuriya and their sushi were more carefully packed. I personally felt that it was worth paying a bit more for the quality and freshness! Other than their sushi, I'd also recommend trying the desserts at Kuriya, especially the Coronet, Cheesecake and Mochi. Just be sure to check the expiry date of the desserts if you plan on keeping them for a while as I have noticed that most tend to expire within a few days.
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