Sunday, December 8, 2013
Fish Mart SAKURAYA (West Coast Plaza)
Many may know and many might not know that Fish Mart SAKURAYA is often visited by Japanese, Koreans, Caucasians, and of course, Singaporeans who are simply food-lovers..
Sakuraya has three branches in Singapore, namely at, West Coast Plaza, Parkway Parade and Anchorpoint. They are all easily accessible because all three places have FREE Shuttle Bus services (more info at the end of the post).
FYI: Sakuraya is a mini-mart that sells Japanese food products as well as a dining restaurant.
As I visit Japan often, my friends would always seek to find the tidbits I bought for them. I managed to find some of them here at Sakuraya! For those who cook Japanese cuisine, Sakuraya not only sells tidbits, it also sells vegetables (from Japan), Japanese rice, coffee, sake, shochu, sauces, seasonings, ice-cream, beverages and more.
Shopping for food is important but filling up my stomach is more important!
Sakuraya's dining area serves decent, affordable and fresh sashimi, sushi, bento, agemono and etc~~
It's a very fishy business. . . in a good way! Because not only you get to choose what you want to eat from the menu, you also get to choose what sashimi you want! Remember the times where you comment that the table beside you got a better plate of maguro? Well, no problems here, cos' you can just select what you think it's best from the neatly displayed seafood.
Step 1: Please be seated at a table first.
Step 2: Order the food and drinks from the menu.
Step 3: Take note of your table number. Go to the sashimi area to select the sashimi you want!
Step 4: Pass it to the staff at that area.
Step 5: You'll be asked if you want to takeaway or dine-in. If you're dining in, simply tell the staff your table number.
Now let's indulge! いただきます！
Oooh... The sashimi is really sweet and fresh.. Look at the salmon belly and scallops!
I love fresh wasabi~~! I always pay attention to whether the restaurants serve fresh wasabi or wasabi from tubes.. Heehee~~
Tempura was nicely done! The batter was light and crisp and the prawns were very plump. Yum yum~
Tori Karaage was decent and normal. I was glad that the skin was thin and the chicken was not overcooked.
Cha Soba was not bad. But it was very filling! I'd recommend it for two to share. That way, you'll get to eat more of other goodies.
Pumpkin Croquette is a MUST-TRY! I love how compact and solid it was! The pumpkin was also sweet and smooth. The exterior was so crispy that it was crunching every time I poked my chopsticks into it. Very good!
Prawn Tempura Maki and Soft-shell Crab Maki have both hits and misses. Prawn Tempura Maki has big prawns but it lacks flavour. It was kinda bland. On the other hand, Soft-shell Crab Maki was tastier but it was slightly oilier than I expected.
Sakura Sushi Set comprises of Maguro (tuna), Kanpachi (amberjack), Sake (salmon), Hotate (scallop), Tako (octopus), Ika (squid), Botan Ebi (sweet prawn), Tamago (egg), and Negi Toro Maki (fatty tuna and green onions). Well, I'll give a passable mark of 5/10 for this set. Everything was lacking of something. Maguro lacks freshness, salmon seems to have been left outside too long, tamago was not firm and toro was mediocre. The reason it passed was because this whole set is only $28 and it is enough to fill a lady's stomach.
I would be visiting Sakuraya sometime soon! Not only the locations are easily accessible, the affordability of the food they serve is a good enough point to put Sakuraya on my to-visit-again list. Also, I need to stock up my Japanese tidbits and food ingredients, most importantly, to satisfy my endless craving of sashimi and other Japanese food.
Do check out Sakuraya's website for more updates and promotion info!
Fish Mart SAKURAYA
West Coast Plaza (Free Shuttle Bus)
Address: 154 West Coast Road, #B1-50/51/52, Singapore 127371
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 10:30 - 22:00
Parkway Parade (Free Shuttle Bus)
Address: 80 Marine Parade Road, #B1-84D, Singapore 449269
Opening hours: (Mon-Thu, Sun & PH) 11:00 - 21:30
(Fri & Sat) 11:00 - 22:00
Anchorpoint (Free Shuttle Bus)
Address: 370 Alexandra Road, #01-32, Singapore 159953
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 10:00 - 22:00