Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Ten-Jyaku Japanese Sushi, Millenia Walk

If there was one thing to say about the food here, it would be that it was costly. Ten-Jyaku was in that category of being a rather pricey Japanese restaurant. The restaurant is located just next to überburger along Millenia Walk. We got interested enough to "check it out". The interior did make an interesting business lunch/dinner location if you needed to make impressions and your pockets are fairly deep. On top of that, there were waitresses clad in kimono and wooden clogs.

I hadnot heard of this place until recently when I passed by on the way to the next door. I had no idea if it was any good, but to hazard a guess, they might to be better than many. This dinner was on company expense, but I am guessing that it will also be the last time it will happen in such a place. Heh...

Since this was a "business dinner" of sorts, we decided on taking things slow, avoiding the sets seeing how this places turns out. We started off with appetisers (puffer fish and vinegared seafood) and most of the rest consisted of sushi, noodles, prawn teppanyaki and egg.

marinated pufferfish

This was the marinated pufferfish. I was actually thinking fugu sashimi, but I guess they don't serve that here. Tasted just like the one at Beppu, which meant, fish ba kwa. Well, I'll know never to order these things again.

assorted seafood


The above were described as vinegared dishes in the menu. I am assuming that they're in the way of appetizers. They all came in really dainty portions. The assorted seafood also didn't contain much in the way of assortment. What we basically got were octopus slices, scallop and a prawn. It was however pretty good and fresh tasting. The octopus wasn't chewy at all and the taste permeated from the first bite. Even though it was vinegared and with lemon, one could still taste the natural flavours of the meat which felt really fresh. The scallop was lightly seared but was actually raw inside. Some effort has been made with presentation.

tuna rolls in seaweed
tuna and salmon sushi
Californian maki rolls vs. a solo Mr uni sushi

From the name of the restaurant, I was thinking that there could be something special about their sushi here. It's freshly made for one and from $8 and upwards. The uni sushi standing alone up there was a mouthful of $18. Ouch! But hell it was good. The uni was smooth, creamy and light. Something that I didn't get enough of, but at $18, I needed to exercise restrain. The Californian maki rolls tasted a lot better than what I was expecting. I could feel the ebi roe burst in my mouth which was nice.

Prawn Tempura

The prawn tempura wasn't really exciting, but it was pretty well made stuff. It was also a little expensive for what they charged for 5 pieces.

Dashimaki tamago

Their Dashimaki tamago is probably the most expensive fried egg I've eaten. Ever.

Wheat noodles. Uninteresting stuff.

Ambience of this place was pretty decent I guess. The service of the place was polite but far from prompt considering that this place wasn't very packed and there were a few wait staff around which seems to be always busy and not taking note when one needed attention. The bill ran up to about $183 and I felt that I could still eat more after that.


fatpig said...

Wow $183 for portions that I could finish alone sounds mad!

LiquidShaDow said...

Well, small portions do make the receipt look bigger. Just like small potatoes make the steak. LOL.

fatpig said...

Ya I guess so. $183 was for how many pax?

LiquidShaDow said...

2 persons. The portions of most of the dishes were petite.

fatpig said...

Wow I rather pay $70 more and eat Kobe Beef at Keyaki lol :p

Anonymous said...

Looks like if you'd wanna go for authentic fugu sashimi, there's no better place than in Japan.

Haven't dared to try fugu sashimi when I was there since its like playing Russian Roulette.

LiquidShaDow said...

Is fugu sashimi still that risky? Sounds like it shouldn't be something I should try. lol