Wonderful Birthday Dinner for Wife @ Sumiya on 16.11.2014

sashimi moriawase - S$58

sashimi moriawase – S$58

had a really wonderful 6pax family dinner at sumiya, orchard central on 16.11.2014. it was a belated dinner for wife as she was away in london with son on her birthday. 🙂

just a note –

for lunch, i had one of the best chirashi don set here for just S$18.80++

the discounted items are indicated in sumiya website menu & you need a flyer to get the discounts or just convince the server to give it to you. 🙂

there was a 10% discounts using UOB card

sashimi moriawase - S$58

sashimi moriawase – S$58

we had 2 orders of sashimi moriawase. it had awabi (abalone), 2 akami (lean toro), 2 amaebi, 2 hotate, 2 hamachi, 2 salmon, 2 kajiki, & a good helping of uni. quality of the cut was very good, but we did not get otoro or chutoro. 🙂

can’t say it was better than mikuni’s chirashi don which had uni, botan ebi & 2 chutoro at S$45 (after 50% feed at raffles discounts), but it was very good anyway.

amaebi 12 pieces with shell - S$14.80

amaebi 12 pieces with shell – S$14.80

we ordered the 12 pieces amaebi with shell. amaebi was excellent, plump & sweet. shelling fee is S$5, so we shelled ourselves. 🙂

double prawn tempura maki (S$8.80)+softshell carb maki (S$8.80)

double prawn tempura maki (S$8.80)+softshell crab maki (S$8.80)

we tried their double prawn tempura maki (4pieces for S$8.80)+softshell crab maki (4 pieces for S$8.80). they were good & price was good too. such maki would range from S$15 to S$20 normally for 6 pieces.

kagoshima wagyu - S$53

kagoshima wagyu (150g) – S$53

we had 1 order of kagoshima wagyu (150g), this was excellent too. but for price vs quality, the kagoshima wagyu steak at arossa, 180g for S$44 after 50% palate discounts would top this. 🙂

izaki (japanese stripe bass) - S$45

izaki (japanese stripe bass) – S$45

we tried the izaki (japanese stripe bass). it was good, meat was tender but quite plain really, so not a must have for me.

yellowfin tuna cheek - S$28.80

yellowfin tuna cheek – S$28.80

the yellowfin tuna cheek was supposed to be rare in singapore so we tried it. meat was not as fine as izaki (since this is a huge fish) & stronger in flavours. somehow this manner of preparation was to me not as good as the one with sauce, like in hachi’s hamachi kama.

ikura salmon flake rice - S$12.80

ikura salmon flake rice – S$12.80

ikura unagi rice - S$14.80

ikura unagi rice – S$14.80

we had 2 orders of ikura unagi rice & 1 order of ikura salmon flake rice. both were very flavourful but my daughter was right, the salmon flake with ikura tasted better, very well mixed in the rice. for me, sun with moon wheelock’s kamameshi still tasted better than this 2. 🙂

the dinner including 4 beers (S$4.90 happy hour price order before 7pm) & 2 bamboo sake (S$8.80 each) was S$416, just below S$70pax nett. if i compare this with tatsu which cost S$66pax nett, then tatsu’s dinner was quite miserable, i.e. relatively speaking.

c.h.e.f andy