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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Dinner at Bay Sushi Japanese Restaurant @ MBS

10 Bayfront Avenue #B2-01B, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Tel: 6688 7707

Located right next to Todai International Buffet Restaurant (review here), this sister company known as Bay Sushi has always piqued my interest, especially when looking at the lovely Bento display sets at the main entrance.

Bay Sushi is a contemporary roll and sushi restaurant with a modernistic elegant interior to it, complete with beautiful ceiling lamps, an irridescent pillar behind the conveyor belt as well as comfortable woven seats.

We had the "window seat" that overlooked the "alfresco" dining section of Todai. The service was way lackluster despite the posh settings of this restaurant - servers did not understand what we were saying half the time, even the manager on duty only smiled stupidly when we asked if it was common practice for his servers to stack the wasabi-filled trays when bringing them to our table.

Anyway, I started with a Sapporo Beer (SGD$10.00) to cool myself down, and also to keep myself busy while waiting for *Charmaine to arrive.  It was hard to decide between one of the tempting bento sets or to order different items for sharing.

Then I switched to a good old, reliable cup of Hot Green Tea  for the course of the meal.

They have quite a few interesting items on the menu, so we settled for ordering different items to share, starting with the must-have Chawanmushi (SGD$4.00)  - piping hot Japanese steamed egg custard that was smooth and rich with seafood chunks within.

Next, we had the Gold Dragon Roll (SGD$16.00) - consisting of crab meat, cucumber dices, eel on the outside and crispy tempura batter flakes on top. Besides looking good in appearance, this combination of ingredients brought about varied textures and delicious flavors burst that were a lovely treat to the tongue for sure.

Following that, we had the Golden Spider Roll (SGD$16.00) comprising of deep fried soft shell crab and avocado.  While the soft shell crab was crispy and went well with the buttery-flavored avocado cubes, we thought that the dark-orangey gravy was too sweet. It softened the crab very quickly, as well as steers the taste of the entire sushi roll the wrong way.

Last but not least, we had to have our Sashimi - chose two types to share, being the Hamachi (SGD$11.00). also known as Yellow Tail; and we also had the Salmon Belly Sashimi (SGD$16.00). The Sashimi were pleasantly and thickly sliced, fresh as well as bouncy.

Food wasn't bad overall, and the decor makes for a great ambience; the service is lackluster but I may be back to try other items, like the bento sets.

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