1 November 2012, Singapore – Made my way down to The Cathay to review this new sushi outlet. Armed with only trusty iPhone to take pictures, I’m determined to find out if this sushi joint is here to stay. After my 1.5 year stint in Japan, I am almost certain this sushi outlet will not impress.
The outlet is laid out like your typical salad bar with ingredients for your salad or sushi. The seating area is adjacent to the counter where you can have your sushi/salad. After spending 5 minutes admiring the ‘chefs’ preparing the sushi, I began to wonder how am I going to order my sushi. After a brief moment, the ‘chef’ pointed me to a form which I have to fill up. This 30-seat outlet allows you to customise your maki sushi right down to the sauce.
There are 2 size you can choose from, and depending of which, you are given a checklist of ingredients to choose from. ‘Essentials’ includes carrot, corn, roasted tomato, cheese, eggs, steamed ebi, anchovies and many more. ‘Sprinkles’ adds extra flavour and oomph to your selection with sunflower seeds, tempura crunch, turkey bacon bits, chicken floss. Next, choose your ‘House Sauce’ which includes Jap Curry, Sweet Thai Chilli, Wasabi Mayo, Honey Mustard and also their monthly sauce/dressing.
Little San ($6.90) : 3 Essentials + 1 Sprinkle + 1 House Sauce
The cool colors and fancy artwork on their walls totally intrigued me. As for the taste of the sushi, it really depends on your creativity and your customising of the ingredients. Quoting Shawn, my partner in crime at the tasting, “You chose the ingredients and combination, if you don’t find it tasty, just means you are bad at putting ingredients together.” In my opinion, right pricing, good service and fresh ingredients hardly go wrong.
Add: 2 Handy Road, #B1-17/18, Singapore, Singapore 229233
Tel: 6737 8772
Note: This is an incognito tasting. (Cost of the meal is paid by the reviewer)