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29 October 2006 @ 01:12 pm
val and sakae sushi  
one of my closest melbourne galpals, val has moved back to singapore! :) this is a great month for me, i've gotten two mates back after losing mingster to japan. life isn't so cruel after all. :)

after many squeals of delight upon seeing each other again, we wandered around looking for a nice place for some japanese wine, but to no avail. finally, we ended up at the new sakae sushi at The Atrium (next to plaza singapura). no choya or sake here either, but we tucked into some pretty decent japanese yums.

i think sakae has revamped their menu because i've never seen some of the stuff before. t'was good time to try them out. :)

we went for the prawn sashimi after i reasoned to myself that they were very little prawns and if i break out in allergy rashes i would be going home after this anyway. :) it was a good choice indeed. this was the first time i've had raw prawns and they rock! super tender and melted in our mouths beautifully. this is something i'm definitely having again. and again.

whitebait tempura was a disappointment. the batter wasn't crispy at all. maybe the whitebait wasn't dry when they were dipped to fry? the peppery taste was quite nice though... if they can get the texture right, this could be pretty awesome. squid tempura was a hit. squid pieces were hugeass and very satisfying. beneath crispy tempura batter were smooth, juicy morsels of squidy-yumminess. downside was the portion was tiny. i guess because each piece was quite big.

the scallops came looking impressive. but the taste turned out rather... interesting. it wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. there was something about that creamy sauce that didn't hit the right spot precisely.

i had a spicy salmon handroll to finish up and boy, was it spicy! not too bad, but i think if the spiciness was just a notch down, it wouldn't overwhelm the salmon so much.

approximately $50+ for all that, plus a beer for val and a lychee juice for me.

for more information, check out http://www.sakaesushi.com.sg

feelin': busybusy
senprojectsen on October 29th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
everybody loves hugeass squid!

what's whitebait?

JV: eatdrag0nette on October 29th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
they're tiny little fishies! very yummy ones! :)
The Citygentcitygent on October 29th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
Scallops look yummy. Sorry they were a bit poor. At least they got the sauce ok.

JV: shootbirddrag0nette on October 29th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
hmmm... but the sauce wasn't quite ok?
The Citygentcitygent on October 29th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
mmmmk? heh :o) at least you didn't vom from dodgy seafood.

hey - this page is covered in adverts!! So you went a did it, huh? Sponsored page!!! How is it?
JVdrag0nette on October 30th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
i've changed to a plus account for a long time! how is it? it's... kinda the same? hahaha... the only thing is, i get 15 user icons. :)
The Citygentcitygent on October 30th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
aww just some Google linked ads at the bottom of the entries. I thought there'd be banners and pop ups and stoof *grrrrr to pop ups*

all good ;o)
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 30th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
nah, i doubt anyone would subject their journal to that! :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 30th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
they have a new outlet at parkmall too. :)))
JV: eatdrag0nette on October 30th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
i just went to the bishan one! i couldn't stay away from the prawns... :p
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 31st, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
your new favourite place now? ;p

im heading to uzu shimizu japanese restaurant @ PSA Building on friday. had you been there before?
JV: eatdrag0nette on October 31st, 2006 08:51 am (UTC)
still love ichiban more! ;)

no, i haven't been to uzu shimizu. take lots of pics and tell us about it! :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 31st, 2006 08:53 am (UTC)
my first time there. a birthday treat! :D

hokay doksss. i will! :)))
vanessafridavanessafrida on October 30th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
val is back?!! wow! pls tell her i say hi!!!
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 30th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
sure thing babe! :)
.that girl.: 30girlwhowaits on October 30th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
only way to have whitebait is cajun-style ;)

wo yao!!! everything looks so delish.I'm definitely declaring bankruptcy if we make it back next year.
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 30th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
sakae is very affordable! :p
.that girl.: friendsgirlwhowaits on October 31st, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
I figured - it was more of the number of places I want to try that will render me bankrupt :p

JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 31st, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
ooops. :)

cool icon!
.that girl.: feeling naughtygirlwhowaits on November 1st, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Thanks :D

Got some pics together to make the icons when I was bored. Especially this one ;)
JV: poohdrag0nette on November 1st, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
and this one... is it a tin or a tile? :D
.that girl.: cherry blossomgirlwhowaits on November 2nd, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
Big tile :)

There's another one that's quite raunchy so I didn't post it ;) This icon's on tile too.
JV: leaf116drag0nette on November 2nd, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
this is an awesome tile! :)