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Monday, January 12, 2009

Ichiban Sushi #1
#B1-55, Jurong Point Shopping Centre
6397 1242

Sharon, Elaine and I met up with Hui Qing to celebrate her 21st birthday! There was such a long queue outside the restaurant that it was past 8pm when we were finally seated.

Sharon's Gyu Teriyaki Don ($11.90++) arrived first. The beef rice bowl was so big that she had trouble finishing it.
My Unagi Yanagawa ($11.90++) was less value for money. The BBQ eel was paired with scrambled egg and shimmered in dashi stock. Maybe because I was very hungry, I found this to be delicious!

The birthday girl ordered the Ichiban Bento ($15.90++) which came with grilled mackerel, assorted tempura, salmon sashimi, chawanmushi and rice. I liked the mackerel as the flesh was firm and juicy.

Elaine's Salmon Sukiyaki ($13.90++) arrived bubbling hot and smelled so good! The dashi stock was brimming with assorted vegetables and starchy noodles. All of us agreed that the stock was very sweet and flavourful.

Fresh and thick cuts of salmon sashimi and a raw egg were served on the side.

Most of the shops were closing by the time we left the restaurant. So Hui Qing's birthday cake was bought from Bangawasolo. If I didn't remember wrongly, it was coffee cake topped with pieces of walnut.
It's always great to meet up with old friends in a restaurant with casual and friendly atmosphere. Food wise, nothing memorable but not horrible either. I wouldn't mind coming back to give its menu another go. And more importantly, Happy 21st Birthday, Hui Qing!


8:44 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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