TOMI SUSHI AT MILLENIA WALK – A GEM TO BE DISCOVEREDBy Dawn
My husband was the first one to introduce me to Tomi Sushi, we usually just walked past it and go to Saboten for lunch instead if we do go to Millenia Walk for lunch. So far I have visited some gems like Octa Hotel where they serve delicious japanese cafe food, and this place just found a new special place in my heart & tummy.
Surprisingly over these years, this sushi joint has never fall under our radar, even though they serve such great japanese sushi. Anyway, its never too late right?
Tucked at a quiet corner at Millenia Walk is Tomi Sushi, although it sounded kind of not very authentic Japanese like, but believe it or not Tomi is actually a Japanese word.
Honestly, the last few times which I passed by there, I couldn’t see many customers, but this time round when I went to dine there, that’s when I found out actually it is quite a popular place.
There isn’t anyone right at the entrance to talk to you which is the way I like it, because sometimes I felt it is rather pressurizing to have someone standing outside the restaurant and try to get your attention, so with this, I am able to look through the menu at ease.
There is also a mock up of the actual special lunch set menu at the entrance too, you know, photo can be deceiving sometimes, so this gave me a good gauge.
And of course who can resist the gorgeous plastic menu at the entrance. So authentic Japanese haha…
And if you look closer, they also have a slice of Tomi Sushi history for you to look through, you might be quite amazed just how rich their sushi and sashimi serving history has been there., all the way since 1954, wow.
One of the thing that my husband kept telling me was how good the rice they serve, not surprising, they have packets of really good Niigata rice pack at the entrance to entice you.
The restuarant is pretty quiet even though there were a lot of customers, everyone seemed to be very absorbed in their meal, a very good sign indeed. :)
We ordered 2 sets, one is the Osusume Lunch ($45) which is highly recommended. And another one is Sushi Bento. ($38)
Honestly, I feel for lunch, this is waaayyy out of my budget, but my husband somehow insist that I should try it once, so I will be the obedient wifey and listen to him, on his tap of course, haha.. (Thanks Papa!)
Their soy sauce comes in two varieties which goes the same like any other good sushi places, the difference between these two is the texture and also the depth of the flavour.
The set comes in very generous portion, I was quite surprised by it actually, the sushi that goes with it, is plated separately, so our table for two were already full when the food arrived.
The tempura was crispy on the outside, fresh and juicy in the inside, there is no hint of any greasy after taste to it, and is paired with the authentic grated radish with tempura dipping sauce.
But nothing beats the highlight of all menu, the sushi. Every sushi is so fresh and because all are freshly prepared by the resident sushi chefs, I was really having high expectation of it. Even the clam sushi has this really fresh crunchy texture to it, a gem indeed. You can never find those flimpsy tasteless ones here.
The sushi is so fresh and plump, and under the dining light, look a little sparkly too, haha.. no kidding, it really looks that tempting. The fish roe that is used on california maki are bright, crunchy and flavours are bursting inside your mouth in every bite.
I am starting to recollect the wonderful cunlinary memories I have at Tsukiji market in Tokyo when I brought my family to there years back.
Even when I usually do not take Aji sashimi, I still dive into it, because they are all so fresh! Chawanmushi is done the authentic way, pudding like with good balance of dashi and egg flavours, paired with all the little treasures of meat and vegetables in it. My boy gave it a two thumbs up.
Haha.. Couldn’t resist to take this pillar of tempura. Like an architecture in the making
The grilled saba fish was lightly salted, and it was not those stretchy dried fillet, but having a very fluffy soft texture, my son love it, the only thing is that there were quite a bit of bones, so you might want to be careful if you want to feed the little ones. But besides this, this is definitely a rice topping dish, my son swiftly finished few bites of fish with rice because it is so fragrant and also asked me for more.
My husband who ordered the set with all the maguro sushi, was so satisfied with the meal, I can tell his has this pure enjoyment in every bite, and I even tease him on that, hahaa.. I also got to enjoy one piece of the chuutoro from his set, and it literally melted in my mouth. I am a fan now.
There are definitely many places out there that serve really good sushi and sashimi, but of course all comes with a hefty price tag, although this place is not cheap, it is also not expensive given the quality and portion of it.
So if you want to change your usual sushi outing to something extra special, do try Tomi sushi out, this is now one of the best sushi place under my list, and I am pretty sure my husband will back me up on this.
RESTAURANT REVIEWS : TOMI SUSHI AT MILLENTIA WALK
Locations : Parco Marina Bay 3F-04, 9 Raffles Boulevard Singapore 039596
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Last Order：9:45pm)
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