Sashimi Overload

Roboman and I eat out almost every day of the week. We're always on a look out for good food recommendations - and like to zoom in on those that don't require us to travel too far off our route home, and where parking is readily available. (no fun waiting for parking when one is hungry!)

Recently we were told about Sakuraya. It is one of those places where I have passed by, but unfortunately never quite gave a second look at.

We found that our friend was right, that this place is great for reasonably priced fresh sashimi. You pick your choice of fish from a chiller, much like choosing fish in a supermarket. They come in whole pieces, and the chef will slice the fish up only when you order them. Because you pay by the weight of the whole piece of fish, you do get generously thick slices.

Salmon, Swordfish, Octopus & Scallops
I was ravaneous and overordered a bit. I don't know why but the fish looked much smaller to me before they were sliced! My tummy was feeling rather cold after that, and needed some warm soupy soba to comfort it. We also ordered an Avocado and Salmon Maki, mainly because I really like avocado and haven't had it in a while. The creaminess of the avocado slices was quite lovely.

But I would probably recommend this place solely for their fresh sashimi. Great to note for when cravings hit!

12 comments:

imp said...

really fresh? i'm curious.

but i'm such a terrible snob when it comes to japanese food. so i've gotta to convince myself to try it one lunch!!

hmmmm. LUNCH!!! how about that?!

corsage said...

imp: Looks and tastes fresh to me! But I don't have as high standards as you lah ;) The owner is Japanese and you do see Japanese customers, some who come to buy sashimi to takeaway. TOO CROWDED for lunch apparently :( We went late in the evening and there was only one table left.

~tif;fany* said...

wah! wj & i are both sashimi fans!! must make a trip there soon!!

hemma said...

*drool*

AlasMyDear said...

wow! that looks super-yummy *drool* i've 4 more months before i can eat sashimi again...must remember this place!

corsage said...

tiff: Go for the sashimi!

hemma: Soon soon :)

alasmydear: I hear Japanese women continue to eat sashimi during their pregnancy!

~tif;fany* said...

when we are back in the west during the weekends! =)

hmm japanese women's bodies are accustomed to the sashimi cos they grew up eating raw fishies. raw fish have ALOT of bacteria and if you didnt eat it from a daily basis since young (like the japanese women) then its not advisable for you to eat it during the pregnancy.

alasmydear: no sashimi when you are breastfeeding either. =\

C said...

The main worry people have about eating raw food is that the food may be unhygienic and give you a stomach upset, which is not good during pregnancy given that you can't take many medications!

But after the baby is born there is no reason to stop eating sashimi! Just ensure its hygienic! Doesn't interfere with breastmilk. :)

I miss sashimi!!!!! :S

C said...

Oh..c=cindy btw. :P

corsage said...

tiff and C: I guess most would rather play it safe! After all a baby is at stake. I'll probably do no sashimi when pregnant and yes once the baby pops.

poiemakoinonia said...

try Botan at Far east sq. one of my fav hidden finds. shhhh....

corsage said...

poiemakoinonia: Roger that!