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Sushiro, Thomson Plaza

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If you don’t mind having a good sushi in a not so optimal ambience, Sushiro is the place for you. Strangely, Sushiro has two eating places on the same floor within Thomson Plaza — one located within the cluster of small eateries (pictured below), and one located in a proper shop about 30 meters away. It was my first time there and I saw the smaller one first so I dined there.

You’ll see what looks like a queue during dinner, but actually it’s because they have this self serving kiosk which is rather wonky and you only get to view the menu when you’re at the kiosk. Lots of time wasted here.

The self service kiosk only accepts cash. Didn’t have a chance to ask the staff if payment can be done by card. Also, the chef (left corner of the picture) looks pretty legit.

Salmon $3.20, Salmon Belly $4.80, Salmon Belly Mentai $6.20.

Rather rare to see nigiri so beautifully done in Singapore. The fresh salmon slices were pressed on top the rice with perfect, consistent pressure.

Bara Chirashi, $12.80.

The secret to a good barachirashi is the seasoning and rice. Sushiro’s seasoning was fantastic. It was flavourful yet not too overpowering, so you could still taste the freshness of fish bites. The ikura was plump and firm too. The rice however, was a little disappointing. I’m not sure what rice they used, but it doesn’t seem like Japanese rice, and it was a little too moist.

Gyu Yakiniku Set Meal, $19.80.

Look at the soft runny egg! And while you’re at that, take a moment to appreciate the thickness of the salmon sashimi as well. The gyu yakiniku was well cooked and flavoured. Soft, chewy beef slices with the right amount of onions. No complains about this dish sans the rice.

While Sushiro is a great place to get good quality sushi at affordable prices, Thomson Plaza is a little out of the way and there’s nothing else to do in the mall. So unless I’m around the vicinity to begin with, I won’t travel specially to here just for the food.

301 Upper Thomson Road, #01-113F, S(574408)

Closed Tuesdays.

Daily: 1145am to 215pm, 545pm to 915pm

+65 9450 1020

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Ginza Sushi Ichi, Scotts Square

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Location
Conveniently located in Scotts Square, along the belt of Orchard Road, Sushi Ichi is the place to bring your date for a fancy japanese meal. My sister and I brought our dad there for lunch on a Saturday afternoon to celebrate his birthday!

Interior

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Guests are seated comfortably around the sushi chef work station.

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For my particular room, it can accommodate up to 7 pax. While walking into my room I noticed another longish counter which seats more people, but that counter had 2 chefs. Not enough time and stealth mode skills to check out how large exactly the place is, but it guarantees a comfortable personal space and sufficient attention from the chef.

Food

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Chef freshly grating our wasabi.

The menu can be found on their website (here). I took Ume ($60), my sister took Tsubaki ($110) while my dad took Sakura ($170). I had wanted to list down what each set entailed, but I couldn’t bear to spoil the surprise for you. Don’t you hate it when you’ve already watched the trailer of a certain show and therefore totally knew what was going to happen during the movie itself? Hence, picture spam!

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What makes it worth the money? Apart from the different kinds of seafood and the various ways they’re prepared, constant hot ocha is always within your reach. Not that they kept refilling my ocha, but they kept replacing my cup with another! talk about service!

Address: Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road #02-02
Opening hours: Closed on Monday
Tue 1230-3pm, 6pm-1030pm
Wed-Sun 12noon-3pm, 6pm-1030pm
Contact: +65 6299 0014
Website: Ginza Sushi Ichi
Facebook: Ginza Sushi Ichi Facebook

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Sushi Airways, Baghdad Street

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Location
About 15minutes walk from Bugis MRT and located on the 2nd floor of a shop house, the entrance is inconspicuous for lack of a better word.  So be sure to open your eyes wide because I really don’t want you to miss out on this hidden gem!

Interior

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Designed to give you the feeling of dining on an aeroplane, the interior is painted silver (like the metallic body of the aircraft) and even the windows are curved at the corners. Sushi Airways is rather small and seats an approximate 30pax, so be sure to make your reservations to avoid disappointment.

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My reservation details on a plane ticket!

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Sushi bar where the chefs work their magic.

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This leads to the toilet. See the alcoholic like bottles? They have much more than that, so I reckon it would be a good place to drink you’re sake and enjoy the food.

Food
The section of the post we have all been waiting for!

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Lobster mango roll ($30)

This was the star of our dinner. You must try this!!! Contrary to what I had expected, the lobster salad came in chunks of juicy lobster meat. As for the mango, it was sweet and generous! I swear upon my taste buds, even the picture in the menu wasn’t as great as the real thing. You’d be craving for more, and I would definitely eat this again the next time I’m back.

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Aburi salmon sushi ($8)

Doesn’t this remind you of the sushi you ate in Japan? In the Singaporean context, more liao (ingredient) then rice! This, this thick but succulent piece of fish done aburi style, resting comfortably on top of your rice, is sadly, gone in a second. It melts in your mouth!

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Mini California ($15)

Fresh ingredients, evenly distributed roe, everything was in balance. Perfect harmony for the taste buds. My food partner commented that she would have preferred more roe for this, but I suspect doing so might kill the texture and taste. The roe looked slightly bigger than the usual ones, yes?

My experience at Sushi Airways was sweet. Great food, attentive service. The only thing that made me slightly annoyed was when I saw my bill and a cup of green tea had set me back by $3. Bugger, but green tea is always a must when I eat my sushi! On the flip side, if it makes you any happier (sure did for me), they didn’t charge me for the 7% GST!

Address: 20A Baghdad Street
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12noon-2pm, 6pm-930pm
Contact: +65 62911151
Website: Sushi Airways
Facebook: Sushi Airways Facebook

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