Weighty Man •
21 Jan 2011
We caught a movie at Shaw Plaza - Burlesque, wonderful show, highly recommended to go. Then the $12 sign on the 4th floor caught my eye. This Sakura outlet offers the $12 version and the $22 version, At $12, you cannot eat the a) shashimi b) freshly cooked meats and seafood c) those marked with a :NO ENTRY sign. After checking it out, we decided that the $12 was enough, after all, we're on a diet. Try lah!!
Ambience: Stools and tables spread over a large area. Very cold airconditioning and comfortable environment, saw a party of 10 enjoying their quick lunch.
Food n Beverage: Almost everything under the sun, I shall only describe the $12 lunch. Started with Sharks fin soup - more like crab meat and chicken meat soup but it was tasty, also had the spicy seafood soup (loads of seafood, prawns, clams etc) We had good sushi, salmon, prawn, flying fish roe, with wasabe, all properly served, not in a mess. Went on to have the salad, iceberg lettuce with a choice of 4 dressings, then the hot dishes, rendang, squid in tomato, and fired baby Jap crabs - just like soft shell crabs, only crunchier and tastier (recommend),. Then we had the dim sum reasonably good but all meat, meat lovers will like it. On the left we had sticks of squid (can eat, no NO ENTRY sign) and mussels, oysters in potato mash. Still got dessert - green tea mochi, durian green tea cake, fruits of all sorts. I usually do not describe the drinks but there is a bank of 5 machines offering every drink you can imagine from cold to hot drinks. One cup of each and you'll be suffering from sugar shock.
Value: Great value, average food mostly but highlights are the fried crab, sushi, soups and dessert. Great if you've just finished your route march and dying to eat your fill. "Chiak Kow Poon" Eat your worth.
Service: Self Service, but the receptionist was polite to describe what we could eat and what we could not.