Sushi Tei @ Paragon, Singapore

May 11th, 2010 8 Commented

To celebrate Mother’s day, my wife and I brought both our mothers to Sushi Tei, a Japanese restaurant, on a Saturday evening. It appears that they have shifted to another corner in the same building because we couldn’t find it at first. But they are still on the 4th level of Paragon, in a bigger corner.

The waitress at the entrance greeted us at about 6pm, and we were given seats immediately. Great! As I walked in, I could see that the restaurant was almost full, maybe with only 1 to 2 empty tables. Apparently they had an overhaul because the decor is much mysterious and classy. Even the porcelain ware has been changed.

So the first item that we took from the rotating conveyor belt was the Salmon Sashimi. Sliced thickly, the meat was fresh, firm and succulent. Love it!

Salmon Sashimi

The Gyuniku Roll is a dish where golden mushrooms are wrapped in thinly sliced beef served with a savory sauce. Yummy. The beef was quite tender, not too tough.

Gyuniku Roll

I think this is the first time I have tasted such a tasty Cha Soba – chilled green tea flavored soba noodles. This is commonly taken by the Japanese during summer to dispel the sweltering heat. The noodles are served cold with ice cubes under it and a watery savory bowl of sauce on the side. You just have to pick up some of the noodles with your chopsticks and dip it into the sauce before eating.

Cha Soba

Agedashi Tofu – deep dried tofu. This is one of my favorite Japanese dishes. But surprisingly the skin on the outside wasn’t hot or crispy. I usually have them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It was garnished with some fish flakes on top of it just to give it some taste as the tofu by itself is quite plain.

Agedashi Tofu

Hotate Misomayo – grilled scallop with miso and mayonnaise sauce. This is a must try – Love the unique combination of sweet, salty, sour and savory sauce. I love this dish. The scallops are presented on shells, making it very attractive and mouth watering.

Hotate Misomayo

Gindara Teriyaki – Cod fish with teriyaki sauce. The meat is firm and not over cooked. Very fresh and it goes well with the teriyaki sauce.

Gindara Teriyaki

The famous Phoenix Roll! This sushi has has been arranged to look like a phoenix. The ingredients used includes unagi, avocado, and king prawn meat in it. The king prawn meat is crispy, in contrast with the soft creamy avocado on the outside.

Phoenix Roll

Phoenix Roll

Last but not least, we tried the Ikura Chawanmushi – salmon roe on chawanmushi (steamed egg). I thought the fish roe was very salty. Be sure to mix the fish roe well with your chawanmushi before eating! This chawanmushi is expensive – $7 per bowl!

Ikura Chawanmushi

And after consuming some more sushi, we were so full! When we left the place at about 8pm, we witnessed a long string of people lining outside the restaurant! Phew! I’m glad that we went there earlier. =D

Long queue at Sushi Tei

Lastly, if you are a mother, I wish you a Happy Belated Mother’s Day.

Official Sushi Tei website

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8 responses to “Sushi Tei @ Paragon, Singapore”

  1. Nopy says:

    I should’ve known that this post would make me hungry, now I’ve got a craving for some sushi.

  2. Xine says:

    Yummy! I’d like to try that green tea soba noodles. Love the pics, very appetizing. ^^

  3. Yi says:

    I’m a sucker for seafood, and omg, that salmon roe!
    The scallops look delicious as well.
    I hope you had a lovely mother’s day. ^ ^

  4. Fabrice says:

    Is it in Ion right?
    it looks pretty similar, the food looks so nice =)
    ill definetly go there when i come back to singapore sometime in June.

    • softz says:

      Fabrice, the one I visited is in Paragon (opposite Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City). However, I think ION does have a branch too. I bet Sushi Tei is the one of the best for the cheaper range of Japanese food in Singapore.

  5. heathorn says:

    ohhhh, i’m hungry now, bad timing to pay a visit here, hahahahaha

    I love cha soba, dunno how to describe the texture is very nice

    • softz says:

      I love making my visitors hungry. *LOL* (kidding). Anyway, I like cha soba too. Talking about it, I guess I’ve to visit a Japanese restaurant again one of these days.

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