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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ten-Ichi Japanese Cuisine

Hello Everyone,

I went to a sushi buffet with my friend's family. We had reservations to be at the Teppanyaki seating area where we can observe the chefs cook and grill right in front of us. :( It was pretty disappointing we didn't get a chance to experience it but there will always be next time. :)

We started off with some mango roll, sashimi and spicy something.

Beef was medium rare. It was very chewy and ok.

I think I ate 3 shrimp tempuras.

The grilled shrimps were ok.

Alex the manager was really nice. After he learned about the reservation error, he tried to compensate by providing us free watermelon punch and priority to our table.

To our surprise, it was really good! And you can tell that they added real watermelon to the blender. You can taste it and see that the continents are separating if its not stirred. I would like to decipher the recipe to this water melon fruit punch. I am guess fruit punch, ice, sugar and slices of watermelon?

Meh, I'm not the biggest fan of Teriyaki's Salad that comes with every combo.

Sashimi was fresh but I didn't like the fact that one of my sashimi pieces wasn't scaled properly. I was like, what is this crunchiness? Tempura flakes? **Michie checks what is is** Its fish scales... =.=

Hand Roll that me and Irena shared. So how do you eat your handroll? From the Top or from the Bottom?

A better shot of the hand roll.

Irena's father wanted a shot of the manager and him. Random customer wanted to be in the shot too. Alex the manager was so nice!!!

Do you ever have dreams about food? I got this one dream I frequently get especially when its that time of the month and craving kicks in. I dream that I am in a place that appears to be heaven. I'm in the sky with a cloudy floor. There is this never -ending table with a red table cloth over it. And there is never-ending food on the table. EVERYTHING I can possibly imagine from exotic fruits to cheese cake to my favourite dishes and assorted junk foods. Well, I got another dish to add to the collection. Salmon Belly Sushi!!!!!!!!!!!
It was the bestttttttttttttt!

How do I describe this delicious, extraordinary sushi?!
Its like Salmon sashimi but more delicate, tender as jello but melts in your mouth like butter and has this rich and creaminess in your mouth. I wanted to transform into a cheerleader, pump my pom-poms in the air and cheer that Salmon Belly the tasiest thing I've ever eatten this year!

I know now what to order the first thing when I get to Ten-Ichi Japanese Cuisine the second time. They just call it Salmon Sushi but I know deep in my heart it was Salmon Belly Sushi without googling it. I saw this on the anime Great Teacher Onizuka when this female student was bullying the teacher to get her very very expensive sushi. Then I learned that salmon sushi that are thickly marbled are fattier and more priced in the Asian market. I also learned that Salmon Belly, Toro has a fatty layer that is quite visible.

I'm sorry. I'm can't stop rambling about Salmon Belly Sushi.

Soba with an egg based sauce. Henry said it was pretty good.

Its so pretty!!!
My salmon belly. Too bad I only ate about 4. I was too full and this was ordered near at the end of the meal. Next time, I shall order 20 of these at the beginning of the meal.

The grilled mushrooms were fantastic! I love mushrooms!

Did anyone watch that South Park Episode with Creme Fraiche? lol.. I didn't try Strawberry Creme Fraiche but perhaps next time.

The fish was great!

More sushi!

Chicken on Skewer. This is pretty much a chicken lollipop to me. It was really sweet like the ones that Galleria Market sells.

I had creme brulee and mango yogurt. Henry told me to drink the yogurt in one gulp because it tastes better. I didn't really know the difference from eating it with a spoon but it was really good!

Don't order the creme brulee. It is pretty much a steamed egg at the bottom with a carmelized, burnt surface on top. I had way better creme brulee.

I rate this place 3.5/5.0.

Minus 1.0 for the reservation error.

The staff and manager was trying so hard to have a pleasant experience. He even shook all of our hands and apologized several times about the reservation error.

The food was great. I was happy!

The environment could have been a bit better. I felt that I was sitting too close to everyone. When I tried to slip out to use the washroom. I was trying to pass through my friend's mother's chair and another customer's chair and my cupcakes got stuck in between them. This wouldn't have happened if I sat close to the teppanyaki seating area.

Would I return to this place? Yes! Despite of all that has happened, I would definitely return to this place for my salmon belly sushi.

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