I haven’t been to Sushi Tei for the longest time despite it being everywhere. In fact, I am not really a fan of Sushi Tei as I find their food to be mediocre, or less than that. However, I’ve been seeing raves about their sashimi salad all over instagram, so I was interested to try it!
I went to I12 Katong Mall’s outlet and it was pretty packed, but getting a seat wasn’t hard.
Aburi Salmon Belly – $3.80++
I thought aburi salmon wouldn’t go wrong, since cheap conveyor belt sushi places could do it decently as well. However, this one here is too cooked for my liking. The whole point is for the fish to be cooked on the surface only, not cooked through, and this one was kind of cooked through.
Soft Shell Crab Maki – $6.90++
I remember liking this when I last dined at Sushi Tei, but this kind my sentiments has changed. The crab was not even a bit warm and wasn’t as crispy to bite as I would prefer it to be.
Agedashi Tofu – $5.00++
This portion was bigger than I thought it would be. The tofu here was pretty decent, but nothing exceptionally memorable. I love agedashi tofu so it is something I wouldn’t mind having again.
Sashimi Salad – $9.00++
They had 3 types of dressing for the salad – Sushi Tei Dressing, Wafu Dressing and Sesame Dressing. I followed the crowd and ordered the Sushi Tei Dressing.
Firstly, I have to establish the fact that I do not usually think much of cos salad (lettuce). I normally have rocket or baby spinach for my salads and steer clear from crunchy salads leaves like this. However, I decided to try it anyway since I wanted to know what the type was about.
I poured the whole portion of dressing over it and mixed it all up. Other than lettuce there were cucumbers and carrots, and a single wedge of tomato. The tomato was very red so it should be Japanese tomato and tasted slightly better than Malaysian tomatoes you get commonly. The sashimi amount was quite substantial and the variety was good. However, it was not the freshest as I could make out some unfresh taste even after drenching in the salad dressing. Overall, the whole combination was very good and it was quite appetizing, despite me being so full from the previous 3 dishes. I think the magic here was the Sushi Tei dressing, so do order that!
The whole portion of salad was quite big actually, and for those looking for a non-rice/ noodle dish, this should be a good choice.
Overall: Only the sashimi salad was crave worthy. The other dishes were forgettable.
112 East Coast Road
Daily: 11:30 – 22:00