Monday, February 2, 2009

Sushi Tei at Tropicana City Mall

Sushi Tei from Singapore arrives at Tropicana City Mall!
We thought it would be a good idea to check out Tropicana City, as well as Sushi Tei, the first ever branch in Malaysia... kill some time over the weekend.

Apparently, Sushi Tei likes to think of itself as 'no ordinary' Japanese restaurant. It believes that it provides an ethereal and alluring ambiance to make eating here more than just a dining experience.

Well, well.. there is only so much soft lighting and a trendy interior can do, right.. so lets just get to the food.

This was what we found at the end of the meal.

1. Food comes relatively fast. There is an endless supply of dishes on the conveyor belt. No Gaps.
2.The portion of Salmon skin was HUGE for just RM6.00
3. The Mayo Cheese Scallop was sinfully rich and delicious.

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Salmon skin - RM6.00 per plate

1. The Salmon skin was a tad hard rather than crunchy. The batter felt like it had too much msg and salt on it. (I like my salmon skin, just as it is.. deep fried salmon skin.)

2. The Salad leaves in the salads were not as voluptuously fresh as we would have liked or as green. The Seafood salad and the Salmon salad (RM12.80) come with a choice of sauce. We chose the Sushi Tei sauce (which is really rather similar in taste and colour to the Rakuzen special salad sauce at Rakuzen, but less rich and creamy. This one had a nice, refreshing sour bite to it..)

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Seafood salad - RM12.80

Hotate Misomayo - RM12.80


The Akagai (which is essentially the Red clam) was a blow to the wallet, i.e. RM28.00 for just a sliver of pink... and that was it.
Having said that, I would have paid that sum gladly had it been fresh. Unfortunately, its texture was soft and mushy rather than taut and chewy (like that of fresh shellfish), and its aroma was not unlike the lower deck of a fisherman's boat left unwashed and in the sun for too long..

Akagai (whole) - RM28.00

Verdict: Order fast moving items. Steer clear of the more exotic looking, ala-carte dishes!

Sushi Tei,
Tropicana City Mall,
LotG-16, Ground Floor,
Jalan SS20/27,
Petaling Jaya,
47400 Malaysia.
Tel: +603 7728 9299
Fax: +603 7728 4299

MSG levels:high
Salt levels:high


boo_licious said...

aiks, I guess appearances are deceiving. Yeah, the salmon skin looks too thick, so far the only good one I've tasted is at Fukuya -thin and super crisp skin. Will keep this in mind, if I ever step into Tropicana Mall.

Big Boys Oven said...

will wait! :) I have the patient!

Julian Si said...

Wow, you guys have visited this spankin new mall eh :-) Hmmm... that CLAM is bloody expensive! Lucky you took such a good macro/close-up shot.

thule a.k.a leo said...

hmm... then it will not be in my must-visit list... have to put it at the back of pecking order.. lol!

worldwindows said...

This is pretty new place. Will it rival 1 Utama? I agree on the advice to go for the food that moved.

MyF said...

looks interesting but i hate when they use too much salt/msg.
and seafood that's not fresh - i'd agree with u - stay clear from them!
- link from foodbuzz -

CUMI & CIKI said...

yea, i like mine thin and crispy too!


lol, it was actually a lot smaller than it looks in the photo

well if you do go, you might find something i missed!

erm. it's still rather new. A lot of shops have yet to move in so time will tell

Yea, we dislike msg too! Makes me feel ill !

550ml jar of faith said...

That salmon skin looks painfully chewy! Don't know why but I keep having bad encounters with these kaiten sushi chains.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said... cheap n fast food in what looks like a cheap and fast food joint..haha noted..

CUMI & CIKI said...

yea, me too.. yet i keep going back, lol.

hehe.. farnee!

vkeong said...

wow, that clam is seriously expensive.. 28 for one? is it big or just like an ordinary clam?

CUMI & CIKI said...

no bigger than the palm of my hand.. and i have small hands!

mimid3vils said...

The red clam look like "see ham" to me :P

The Malaysian Explorer said...

the akagai looks tempting.

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fatboybakes said...

coulda sworn i left a comment here oridi...
hmm, somehow, there is something delightfully untrustworthy of food on a conveyor belt...
on the plus side, if you have the patient, then you can wait to see which dishes are snapped up quickly and which arent, and use that as a guide la hor.

Nic (KHKL) said...

so, sushi tei's in town...yay! i wonder if they have the maguro/otoro/sake combo dish. the one from sg is good.

thanks for the info, c&c!!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

haha.. i guess you could say overgrown see-hum still living at HOME..

cool, will check it out and thx for stopping by!

lol.. food on a conveyor belt.. loved by many.. why is that?!
hmm.. that is something i haven't tried.. next time i'll watch more closely to what others pick up off the belt ;D

OH!!! should hv checked with you first what to eat! I didn't notice that trio dish.. but I would have liked to try it, if i had :( hehe
next time!

jason said...

Thanks for the tips, been interested to pay this place a visit. Will keep in mind of what's good and not ;)

fatboybakes said...

haiya, coz of comment moderation hairy berry prob didnt see my comment...

ling239 said...

the salmon skin comes with flesh as well...? @_@
the skin cant be so thick right ? >.<"

rambutan seed said...

senjyu sushi seems to be one of the better conveyor belt sushi restaurants....just soft launched a new menu...the food is pretty fresh and the prices for the conveyor items are - RM2, 4, 6, 8, 10 with some varieties of donburi, bento sets, noodles, grilled dishes and interesting sushi/makis.