I love Sushi Tei in Singapore. I remember when it started out very much like Sakae Sushi (i.e. lower cost, casual dining) and as the quality of the food improved, the interior of the restaurants improved as well. Now Sushi Tei in Singapore looks like a better than average Japanese restaurant to suit the taste of Singaporeans.
So I was very excited when I saw Sushi Tei beside our hotel (Sofitel Wentworth) in Sydney. It was late one night and we weren’t hungry enough to go out for a full blown meal so we decided to drop by and check it out.
You can tell when I’m not that hungry because I bother taking photos of myself! haha.
It was a cold evening so what better to warm our cold fingers with than Chawanmushi?
Ta daaaa. I guess you can’t go too wrong with Chawanmushi. It was silky and full of soupy flavour and generously full of shitake mushrooms, crabstick and prawn.
We also had the sashimi salad with Sushi Tei dressing. As you can see, they were pretty generous with the sashimi which included tuna, salmon and kingfish. The sushi tei dressing was tangy and sweet and went sooo well with everything.
I love Aburi Salmon so it is natural that I order the Aburi Salmon roll! Aburi Salmon is generally a salmon sushi that is torched such that its half cooked. The roll has crab stick in it and is topped with roe. Yummmmm. The slight barbecue flavour from torching the salmon + crunch of the roe + fresh sushi rice + crunchy seaweed = Heaven.
Of course, we had to finish off with a dessert for children. Thin wafer coated vanilla ice cream and chocolate.
Sushi Tei in Sydney reminds me of the one that had started in Singapore a long time ago. There is a wholesome goodness to their food that I enjoy and remember. I must add that service was prompt and the prices very affordable.