Ham & Eggs............

Ham & Eggs............

Sushi Tei @Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My husband and I were driving around PJ area hunting for a new place to have our dinner. Now, ‘we’ decided to have Japanese cuisine since this pregnant lady (me) was advised to eat healthy and to eat more deep sea fish. The first thing that popped into my mind is Saba Shioyaki.
Then, we remembered a new sushi restaurant at Tropicana City. It is situated at Ground Floor next to Kenny Rogers. We were lucky to be there early. Half an hour after we arrived, more and more people start arriving and forming a queue at the front of the restaurant. The interior of the restaurant is just like any other sushi restaurant. There are several tables hidden at the back of the ‘kitchen’ for patrons who preferred more privacy. The kitchen is located at the middle of the restaurant with see through half height windows. Well, if there is any hanky panky going on we can all witness it. Haha… We were seated at a side table where the sushi on the conveyor belt is out of reach.

For drinks, my husband ordered iced green tea (no surprise here) and I ordered an orange plus strawberry juice. The juice is RM5. It is not fresh juice. Tasted like orange and strawberry concentrate. It is quite thick and sweet. I had to ask for a glass of iced water to neutralize the taste. The green tea is also very concentrated. I think they added too much of green tea powder. It tasted quite bitter.
Overall, I like the food here. The first dish is Agedashi Tofu. A must order for me. It is better than Umai-Ya. But, I like the one in Sushi Zanmai and Sushi Groove ones better. The sauce lacks certain oomph and the tofu is not soft enough.
The second dish is Saba Shioyaki. I have to say that it is very worth ordering this dish. The portion is nearly twice bigger than other Sushi restaurant and just slightly more expensive, RM 13.80. Very worth it. Taste real good too. The fish skin is slightly crispy and the meat is juicy. Eat it with the soy sauce and ginger and it is simply yummy.
Our third dish is Phoenix Roll. Two thumbs up here. I have never been a fan of Unagi but this is really good. It is a little bit pricey but the portion is big with lots of meaty stuffing. The rice is rolled with crispy prawn in the middle, a thick piece of unagi on top of the rice with a slice of avocado on top of the unagi. All these with some Japanese mayo squeezed in a zigzag pattern around the rice rolls. The prawn is crunchy, the unagi is juicy and the avocado has a buttery taste. Really a must try!
Our fourth dish are the Salmon Skin Maki and Soft Shell Crab with Fish Floss rice rolls. They are separate items but served together. I didn’t really like the Salmon Skin Maki. The salmon skin is slightly overcooked. It is crispy and certain parts of the skin are very hard to chew on.
The soft shell crab with fish floss has a spicy taste. The mayo has a chilly sauce taste. The rice rolls are huge with the crab legs protruding out of the rice rolls. We had to figure out the best way to eat the rice rolls without being messy. This dish is okay. A bit of a let down because the soft shell crab is no longer crispy. I think it would have been better if it retains its crunchy feeling. The sea weed wrap is also soft. It was difficult to get a clean bite out of the big rice roll because the crab is soft and the seaweed slightly soggy.
Besides that, you could try this Soft Shell Crab Sushi Roll. It's yummy and crispy.
Then the California Hand Roll....Mmmmmm NICE!
The Chawanmushi, is an egg custard dish that uses the seeds of ginkgo. Unlike many other custards, it is usually eaten as an appetizer. The custard consists of an egg mixture flavored with soy sauce, dashi, and mirin, with numerous ingredients such as shiitake mushrooms, kamaboko, and boiled shrimp placed into a tea-cup-like container. Their Chawanmushi is tasty and alright.
The Yasai Miso Soup, it's a vegetable miso soup. It's average only.
Then the Spicy Miso Ramen, the soup is spicy alright, tangy...........
Chicken Katsu Udon. The Udon is served hot in a mildly flavoured broth, in its simplest form as kake udon, served in kakejiru made of dashi, soy sauce (shōyu), and mirin. And the Chicken Katsu is crispy.
Lastly, the Chicken Katsu Curry Don. instead of serving Udon, they served it with rice and Japanese Curry. A wide variety of vegetables and meats are used to make Japanese curry. The basic vegetables are onions, carrots, and potatoes. YUM YUM...
Food Review

Food Type: Japanese (Pork-Free)
Address: Lot G-16, Ground Floor, Jalan SS20/27, Petaling Jaya 47400, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7728 9299
Price: Average RM35 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (11am-10pm)

Taste Rating: 7.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 8/10
Service Rating: 8/10
Value Rating: 8.5/10

Overall Rating: 8/10


Anonymous June 27, 2009 at 1:56 AM  

Thank you for reviewing Sushi Tei, please come again.


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