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06 October 2006 @ 03:28 am
sushi tei  
about a month ago, when mingster was still in singapore, we hungout heaps to maximise time together before her departure. one day after some shopping with larry, we headed to sushi tei @ ngee ann city for dinner.

i'd always seen this place from the outside while being stuck in the constant-length cab queue alongside the nice glass windows. in fact, it took a long time to register in my head that this place is sushi tei. i tend to stare blankly when being made to wait. :p

so, it was a great idea to check it out at last.



those baby cuttlefishies were the cutest things ever! and so yummy too! very similar to baby octopus which are more commonly served up as cold appetiser, these babies just hit the right spot. deliciously cold, springy-chewy texture and seasoned sweet to whet the appetite.

i was delighted to find salmon avocado handrolls on the menu. had to munch one to make a comparison. not bad, but ichiban still wins on this item. sushi tei's version is generously filled and quite yummy - but ichiban minces its fillings so you don't drag out the whole piece of salmon when trying to take a bite.

also had to order the hanasaki ika tempura (squid tempura) which is also another signature item at ichiban. sushi tei does a pretty close version. the only thing i could detect was that the batter is a wee bit thicker than ichiban's.

mingster's vege miso was average, while larry's egg soba was quite badly done. it was soggy and overcooked. and tasteless. sashimi platters were suitably satisfying. shishamo were the largest i've ever seen, but not the freshest i've tasted.

i guess it was a bit of a hit and miss. ichiban still tops my list for budget japanese cuisine. :) this ngee ann city sushi tei is in a great location though.

check out sushi tei's website for addresses and telephone numbers of all their outlets:

http://www.sushitei.com


 
 
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Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 6th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
i went once and i thought it was so bad. that i never went back to it again. i reckon sakae sushi is better somehow. especially for the price paid at sushi tei.
JV: eatdrag0nette on October 6th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
ooooh, really? sakae is like my least favourite. :p maybe the standard differs between different branches. maybe also because i'm biased since they don't have my favourite handroll. hee.

ichiban still tops all the good-and-cheap japo eateries for me. :) i can eat it everyday!
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 7th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
your salmon avocado handroll? i'll check it out next time im there at sakae k? :)

i memory-ed your ichiban entry. shall go and try next time. prolllly for a friend's birthday~ :D
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 7th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
the last time i went to sakae, they only had a salmon handroll on the menu. i asked if i could request for a special order and they refused. big minus points for inflexibility! :p

let me know how ichiban goes for you! :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 7th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
write feedback and complain about the poor service standards! i do that everytime i cant get my way. =x

hokays! soon soon! :)
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 8th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
lol! :D
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on October 6th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yum! Cant get into the little fishes but the rest looks Mmmmmmmm!
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 7th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
lol @ "can't get into the little fishes"!

:D
A flower in flightsecretsatsixth on October 7th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
Been an avid reader, love your food posts! :) Just wondering, does Larry have an LJ? I used to visit him alot when he worked at MAC but I hardly ever do see him around anymore!
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 7th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
awww... thanks sweetie! :)

no, larry doesn't have a livejournal account. are you trying to get in touch with him? shall i pass a message for you?
A flower in flightsecretsatsixth on October 7th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
Ohh, not exactly. Was Just wondering where he's working at now, the last time he told me he said it was at Dior or something, do tell him I said hi! Haha, I used to buy MAC stuff from him I'm not sure if he rememebered. Anyways, I'm Jolene, nice too meet you! :)
JV: goodhairdaydrag0nette on October 7th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
hi jolene! great to 'meet' you too! :) larry's happily freelancing nowadays. i'll tell him you said hi! :)

ps. you're quite a baker aren't you? must join our baking tag one day ok? :)
A flower in flightsecretsatsixth on October 8th, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
thanks! and yeah, i do bake on and off, will do! i'll add you k? :)
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 8th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
no worries! add away! :)
farah ^_~farahdean on October 14th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
i thought that was Larry the MAC MA. didn't know he left, maybe coz i am not makeup shopping as much now. :)
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 15th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
phwoar... it seems our pal larry is quite a famous babe! :)
farah ^_~farahdean on October 15th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
oh yes he is one of the fave on some local forums. :)
JV: crochetdrag0nette on October 15th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
oooh really? which ones? show me so i can tell him and let him float for abit! :D
farah ^_~farahdean on October 15th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
i've not been reading the forums for very very long. have since stopped buying cosmetic...hehe!

not sure if he is still mentioned there. cozycot.com :)
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 15th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
great! i'll go have a snoop sometime. :)
.that girl.: cheekygirlwhowaits on October 7th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
Another place that I've seen around for years but skipped in favour for sakae or the sushi tei in holland v.

Now I want those baby cuttlefish! :Þ
JV: eatdrag0nette on October 8th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
that's one more thing on your to-eat list! :)
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
Hello! From Hairydonut
It's been a while! Understand from The Husband that you're organising the first SUCCESSFUL blogger meetup?

My friend who wanted to meet you some time ago - can I ask him to come along?

If it's going to be a small group - you, me, him, The Husband - meeting up over a weekend dinner, do you want to try Ten Jyaku? I have a S$140 voucher, and another S$100 voucher. We can get a private room so that the screams will be muffled.
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 9th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
Re: Hello! From Hairydonut
hey HD! the organised event taking place this weekend won't be a small group though - your hubba, expat, indy and vps are confirmed coming, with a spare slot for any last-minute additions. :) do you want to join us this weekend, and we'll do the ten jyaku with your friend another weekend?

this friend is S, yeh? i'm still not sure i have that good an impression of him since he tried to hit on me with his girlfriend right next to him years ago...
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello! From Hairydonut
Hello! I can't join this weekend as I'll be travelling for work (over the weekend!!! arrgh!) which is really a pity because for once this sounds like a meeting which will not trigger off my phobia-of-going-to-a-party-where-nobody-will-be-there-but-me.

S is okay. In the alternative, I have A Few Good Men in reserve who are always willing to step up to the plate. Will tell you about them sometime. On a slow day, I'll do a blog entry to describe them to the world !! Ha ha ha ha ha (evil laughter).

Specifically there are 2. Actually 3, but the third one is bashful. A sign of a good man, huh.
JV: speckydrag0nette on October 9th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello! From Hairydonut
LOL @ A Few Good Men! are you setting up a dating service for me, HD? i'll have to refer to your comprehensive guide when it's released! if you're hatching some matchmaking plans, please remember to let your candidates know that a substantial friendship has to come first. :)

i think i'd prefer not to be re-introduced to S. if S is reading this, i'm sorry. i'm sure you're a great guy, but - no.

HD, it's a pity you'll miss this weekend! we'll have to repeat this for you for sure. :) hmmm... being bashful can be cute if it doesn't cloud his confidence. ;) however, the friendship prerequisite could be tricky if he's overtly bashful!
(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2006 10:00 am (UTC)
Re: Hello! From Hairydonut
just put up the post.
(Anonymous) on October 12th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: Hello! From Hairydonut
Now with physical characteristics.
JVdrag0nette on October 12th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)
Re: Hello! From Hairydonut
LOL!