More than just sushi

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Sushi Tei is a great place to head to for a quick meal with the family, especially if you're looking for variety, writes C.K.Lam

LOCATED in Gurney Plaza, Sushi Tei offers a great sea view and an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work.

On the menu are single dish meals, ramen, sushi, sashimi, tempura, rolls and grills. I adore the sashimi that comes with four types of raw fish and garnished with lemon slices. The fresh yellow-tail salmon and butterfish go well with wasabi but the rich flavour tuna belly is best eaten on its own. With a high fat content, the marbled tuna belly has a melt-in-the- mouth consistency.  

VARIETIES OF ROLLS

The Mini Dragon Roll (RM14.80)comes with prawn and layers of avocado. The roll with lightly seasoned rice has a nice, clean bite and a generous layer of avocado. If avocado is not to your taste, then try the thick Dragon Roll (RM21.80) that is layered with mango and served in six large slices.

Other delectable offerings include dai dai roll, unagi roll, deep-fried crunchy tuna roll and phoenix roll. The crunchy tuna roll with chopped garlic is topped with flying fish roe, spring onion and served with chilli mayonnaise.
The seafood salad (RM16.80) is a simple refreshing salad of greens, fresh seafood with light mayonnaise dressing. The portion is large enough to share.

GRILLED ITEMS
The Ebi Mentaiyaki (RM19.80) is a grilled prawn dish with a robust combination of salty flavour of the cod roe and creamy mayonnaise sauce. This is one of my personal  favourites. Other grilled items on the menu include mackerel, yakitori, shishamo, cod fish, and salmon head cooked with salt or teriyaki sauce.  

NOODLES AND RICE
For a more filling dish, diners may opt for the curry rice with choices of original, beef or chicken katsu. These fairly spicy dishes with a fair amount of spiciness are popular with the young and old.
There are also a variety of ramen including curry udon, yaki soba, nabeyaki udon and chicken katsu curry udon.   

NEW AND INTERESTING

Other interesting choices include salmon belly karaage, gyupei yaki and the buri kaputo pirikara ankake — a dish of deep-fried yellow–tail salmon cooked in spicy sauce with plenty of green onions. The gyupei yaki is a super-thin layer of egg batter, topped with tender pieces of beef and served on a bed of raw vegetables. The meat and the different sauces offer a great combo of flavours.

Besides serving a la carte menu for lunch, Sushi Tei also offers wonderful bento lunch boxes that are available on weekdays and priced from RM18.80.

Restaurant Sushi Tei

Where
Lot 170-02-02, Plaza Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, Penang
Tel: 04-2261 486

Opening hours
Daily: 10am till 10pm

What’s cooking
Japanese

Atmosphere
Welcoming Japanese atmosphere with sea view

Must try
Ebi mentaiyaki, dragon roll and sashimi tuna belly

Overall verdict
Give it a try

Mixed seafood ramen


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