Bay Sushi (Marina Bay Sands)
How many of you have watched the latest movie JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI? It is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He started making sushi since a very age and everyday, he continues to do it aiming to perfect the skill. This movie just makes me crave for sushi!
Thanks to Hungrygowhere, I got the chance to visit Bay Sushi recently to get my sushi craving fix. Bay Sushi is a cosmopolitan roll and sushi outlet operated by The Bay F&D. The very first brand under this company is TODAI, which I am sure many of you have tried it before. Bay Sushi is their second brand developed in May 2012 at Marina Bay Sands.
The almost all Korean service crew were friendly to welcome the customers. Bay Sushi can be differentiated from other Japanese oriented sushi restaurants in the region by its contemporary roll and sushi concept. The rolls and sushi here are original creations of its chefs who take inspiration from a range of familiar elements, from popular culture to landmarks.
The restaurant looks posh, but if you read through my blog post, you would have know that it is actually quite reasonably priced. Our table of 4 ordered the different set menu to share.
Sashimi & Sushi
For Sashimi & Sushi Set, you get a variety of sashimi and sushi. The sashimi comprised of salmon, maguro and mekajiki, they were fresh.
If sashimi is not your thing, how about Orange Chicken. Similar to the lemon chicken, except that it is much sweeter than that. Pretty interesting flavour!
The pork was tender and juicy, wrapped with a crispy batter that was fried to the exact goodness.
Gold Dragon Roll (Eel)
My favourite among the four mains is the gold dragon roll. Looks good and taste good. There is a burst in the flavours.
What does a set consist?
Order any of the main course stated and it comes with Agedashi Tofu, Avocado Salad, Chawanmushi, Miso Soup and Cheesecake. Each set cost $50++.
Beside the main menu, we also tried some of the ala-carte dishes and some of them are very creative.
Had a bowl of soba before? But have you tried Soba Roll ($12)? Instead of using the japanese rice in sushi, the chef replaced it with soba. It is definitely much lighter and feels healthier than the usual sushi. But the wet noodles tend to wet the nori, causing it to fall apart easily. So it is advisable to use a spoon to eat this rather than holding it with a pair chopstick.
I like this one because it has a creative name. I guess the chef really loves to play Angry Bird, because he names this Angry Salmon Lv 17 Roll ($15). As to why is it Level 17, we are not sure. Perhaps he was came up with this dish when he was at Level 17. Or he is probably stuck at Level 17.
Either way, it doesn’t really matter lah. Because this creation is great! Instead of using japanese rice to wrap the salmon, the chef does it the opposite way by using salmon to wrap the rice.
There are also other interesting names which can be found in the menu, such as Kentucky roll, Lion king roll, French kiss roll, jekyll & hyde roll etc.
A must try in Bay Sushi is Premium Jumbo Unagi ($7.80/pc). This fat piece of unagi is sooooo HUGE that we can’t even see the rice hiding beneath it. It was grilled to perfection and teriyaki sauce is superb.
Here’s a close up of my jumbo sushi. Big right?
Gunkans is an oval shape sushi that has white radish wrapped around it and filled with some soft, loose or fine-chopped ingredient such as roe, sea urchin, salmon etc.
Who can resist Ikura (Salmon Roe, $6.70/pc)? These large reddish-orange individual spheres burst in your mouth!
Say hello to the big fat Uni (Sea Urchin, $7.50/pc)!
So happy to know that Bay Sushi serves Ice Persimmon ($5.60), which is a famous fruit in Korea! Known as the korean mango, this ice persimmon brings a sweet ending to a meal. These deep frozen persimmon are air-flown from Korea, with no preservatives at all.
And there is also my favourite Macarons ($11.50), surprisingly!
The interior design is fashioned with the theme of modern luxury, the fixed top conveyor belt that presents both hot and cold dishes on coloured plates inspired by the famous bays in the world, as well as the innovative dishes created by its highly talented chefs. A nice tranquil setting, the restaurant gives a spacious feel and laid back vibes for optimal tete a tete catch up sessions.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, #B2 – 01B The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Tel: +65 6688 7707
Opening HoursMon–Thu: 11:30am–3pm, 5:30pm–10pm Fri–Sun: 11:30am–3pm, 5pm–10:30pm
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