*This is an invited review from Sushi Tei.
*From top left: Takoyaki (octopus balls), tempuras, juicy gyozas and tender, well-seasoned teriyaki chicken.
Sushi Tei opened its first outlet at Tropicana City Mall (TCM) in Malaysia about 2 years ago. Back then, I think Yo! Sushi was still around until Sushi Tei decided to expand its business by taking over Yo! Sushi in Gardens (or so I heard) and Pavilion. Now, they have 3 outlets in Malaysia in just 3 years!
And for a limited period of time till 31st March 2011, Sushi Tei will be having a new Seasonal Menu. We had 4 of the new items and let’s have a look what they have on the menu, shall we?
Appetizer – Deep Fried Shirauo (whitebait). Served lightly salted and not greasy, this snack was rather addictive to munch on while waiting for your main meal to arrive!
A spicy version of sushi, topped with spicy mentaiko. While the others like it, I think the spiciness kind of overwhelmed the taste of the sushi.
Volcano Maki (RM7.80) – got its name from the overflow melted and slightly torched cheese, tobiko and shredded seaweed on top of the maki. The flavour was good, not overwhelmed by the cheese on top but if you’re a small-mouthed person, beware. It’s gonna get messy!
And if there is one item on the seasonal menu you can’t afford to miss, it would be the Tuna Cheek Steak. Juicy, succculent tuna cheek steak grilled to perfection that is not heavy to the palate (even ladies with petite appetite can finish this on their own!). And be reminded, this item is only available for a short period only.
Lastly, Crunchy Tuna Roll (RM18, bottom left) with tuna filled in the centre of the crispy roll. The roll were firmly secured, they did not create a mess when you pick ’em up with your chopsticks. It was good but I personally feel the filling were a little bit dry.
Other usual dishes we had for the night includes Asama (slices of raw hamachi, salmon and tai, RM23.80) with considerable thickness, Tosa (10 assorted sushis), wakame (seaweed ) salad with their homemade tangy dressing and kani (crabstick) avocado salad.
And some desserts to end the night. Pino (RM8, original) is the ice cream encased in chocolate shells; Chocolate wafers (RM7.50) are also ice cream but encased in thin wafer biscuit shell and 3 types of Japanese ice cream, the goma (black sesame), yuzu (a type of Japanese citrus fruit) and shio (salt), all RM7 per scoop. The black sesame has a grainy and creamy texture, while yuzu was light and refreshing. The most interesting one would be shio, with a contrast of flavour – sweet with a hint of saltiness.
So, there you go, a repertoire of Japanese dishes you could find at Sushi Tei. Although there are some hit and misses, I would still be happy to drop by again in future to try on their other items, especially when their TCM outlet is so near to my house! :p
Lot G-16, Ground Floor,
Tropicana City Mall,
3, Jalan SS20/27,
47400 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7728 4299