Thursday, October 02, 2014

Sushi Tei & Ramen Champion

Japanese food is one cuisine I could eat all day without getting sick of it. Visited two Japanese restaurants recently, both of which are incredibly authentic and awesome, so awesome that I almost doubted the existence of Japanese food in my life for the past 22 years. 


Sushi Tei

Phoenix Roll $18.80
As magnificent as it looks, the phoenix roll consists of fresh prawn and eel with an interesting variation of sauce combination. 

Pork Vege Roll $9

Kinami Unagi (Eel) $5.40

Ebi Floss Maki $5.40
Tempura + Sushi + Floss. That's rather an interesting and refreshing combination. I personally like the floss texture on the outside of the sushi. 

Taiyaki Ice-Cream $3.60
Vanilla ice-cream wrapped with a soft and moist layer of red bean paste wrapped with crispy biscuit wafer. A fish of awesomeness. 

Matcha Parfait $7.80
Not exactly a fan of green tea or anything matcha-tasting. However this is quite flavorful, considering the amount of toppings it includes in it. The matcha ice-cream sits on top a crispy pile of cornflakes and a whole lot of red bean toppings. 

Finally, my virgin visit to Sushi Tei with the secondary school clique to celebrate Khim Geok's birthday! Have always wanted to eat at Sushi Tei but it's always either too crowded or too expensive. Nevertheless, good food is worth the splurge once in awhile, and considering the lovely company I was with, it was time and money well spent. The quality of every dish surpasses my initial expectations for them. One word: Satisfied. 

Sushi Tei
50 Jurong Gateway Road
#03-18 JEM, Singapore (608549)
Daily 11.30am-10pm
Nearest MRT Station: Jurong East


Ramen Champion

All thanks to friend's recommendation, I got to know about this place. Ramen Champion has an interesting concept, which includes an annual competition to promise the best Ramen, authentically from Japan through a fiery contest. Each year, only the winning brands are allowed to remain in Singapore. Sounds rather competitive and tough, but without contests, there won't be improvements right? 

Under the restaurant holds a few stalls, mainly the winning stalls from each year's competition. All of the food featured below are from the stall, Buta God, which specialises in pork ramen. 

Fresh Spring Roll (Prawn and pork) $5
I liked their FB page and got to redeem this for free #singaporeans

Wasabi Gyoza $5.90
Slightly less crispy as it appears to be and the wasabi sauce was not flavorful enough to be called wasabi.

Tonkotsu Sukiyaki Ramen with Chashu $15

The chef matches sliced marinated pork belly and poached egg to create the perfect combination of the slightly sweet yet salty Tonkotsu broth.

Cheese Pork Ramen God $14

Remnants of the meal. It's always amusing to be with friends who like to play with food, especially after the meal. Nevertheless, they look rather appetizing after some angling, photographing and editing. Can't wait to head back to try out the rest of the stalls. 

Ramen Champion
201 Victoria Street
#04-10 Bugis+, Singapore (188067)
Daily 11.30am-10.30pm
Nearest MRT Station: Bugis

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