First and foremost, I didn’t have anything in mind before we stepped into the shopping mall, but mum wanted to eat rice and she’s hungry for mackerel. Somehow, we walked into Ryoshi Sushi Ikeikemaru.
The old folks were rather hard to please as dad and mum both have very different taste bud, and their flicker-mindedness didn’t make my task any easier along with the not-so-user-friendly iPad ordering system.
Let me touch on a little bit about this horrible system. I can understand its purpose is to optimise manpower, but trust me, I know how a good system should be. It must be idiot-proof, and not hiding the food items in unexpected category. To such extent I had to ask the waiter over and seek his assistance in ordering a bowl of plain rice. It didn’t help when the waiters repeatedly hurried me to place order while I was lost exploring that stupid system. They explained that it would be faster if we ordered in stages, so that the kitchen won’t jam up. Oh well, at least they bothered with a reason.. But I can tell, this horrible system is the result of two amateurish and irresponsible parties, the restaurant for not elaborating their intention clearly, and the software developer for not bothering and pre-empting the logic.
Anyway, let’s not waste too much time on the miscellaneous, and get on with the food!
Mum wanted mackerel with rice, there’s no such bundle, so we had to order individually. I suspect dad anyhow pointed his finger, which landed on a Hiyashi Udon (Cold). I was pondering between a donburi or udon, but settled for the former. I understand the meal might take sometime to prepare, so I ordered a few maki too!
The first sushi that was served is Kaisen Salad Gunkan sushi, and this is my new compact digital camera’s maiden shot! No, it’s not any high end camera, just a pocket camera that is convenience on the go. 😀 The mix of seafood, plus the sweet corns, made this sushi exceptionally sweet to the tongue.
Mum ordered this, which is half minced fatty tuna, half natto, along with some spring onion.
I love Kani! Couldn’t resist ordering this, which came with real crab meat, not those cheapskate fake crab stick. Crab meat usually comes with a tint of sweetness, but together with miso crab paste here, the flavour was brought to another level!
Right, now the main course, this mackerel just had the right grill to that exact level with adequate crisp on the outside, with sweetness inside well retained. Along with a tint of lemon juice, that taste was simply wonderful!
I have always wanted to try sashimi donburi in Tokyo, but this was truly awesome! Although I don’t like the idea of ‘shredded’ chunk of sashimi, I couldn’t deny the taste was great, assortment of raw fish was exceptionally sweet, with both seaweed and sesame a well supplement to bring out its taste. This was my usual meal volume, which left me wondering how big will their regular portion looks like given its price is almost double at $19.40++.
Ryoshi Sushi Ikeikemaru currently has two outlets, at Liang Court and Westgate respectively.