New seasonal spring menu at Sushi Tei
For quite some time, I’ve been looking to check off a picnic under Sakura cherry blossoms in Japan off my bucket list. Whilst unable to do so in the time being, I’m grateful for the presence of affordable Japanese food options available in Singapore to tide me over, with Sushi Tei one of the first that spring to mind.
For the upcoming sakura season, they’ve concocted a menu designed to make you full of the joys of spring. It features the likes of Satsuma wagyu beef and camellia buri, a Japanese amberjack fish from Nagasaki. This menu is available at all Sushi Tei outlets islandwide.
For starters, tease your palate with the Truffle Foie Gras Chawanmushi ($12.80++), a zhnged-up and decadent version of the Japanese egg custard dish. The extra thicc pan-fried foie gras topping was eye-opening, as it had a melt-in-your-mouth smooth and creamy texture while tasting pleasantly buttery, with a slightly crisp outer.
The earthy truffle oil aroma was unmistakable, going really well with the rich foie gras and soft egg custard too. I could also identify shiitake mushrooms, actual crabmeat, and gingko nuts in the dish.
Their Sashimi Moriawase “Goto” 4 Kinds ($29.80++) didn’t even have to fish for any compliments, as it had both the taste and variety factors covered nicely. The four heavenly kings of this dish would be salmon, sweet shrimp, swordfish and lastly, the special camellia buri.
The “camellia” part comes from the fact that the fish is fed a camellia oil-rich diet beforehand. For those who don’t know, camellia oil is really nourishing for your skin and brings down your cholesterol levels, due to the abundance of oleic acid, ideal for the health-conscious.
A hot crowd favourite would be the Satsuma Wagyu