En Sushi – Brand New, Cheap & Affordable Sushi Joint in Town!
Singaporeans, me included, love Japanese cuisine. However, fresh and delicious Japanese food can be a little pricey. I’m not sure about you, but I’m always on the search for great deals, and I get exceptionally elated when I find a Japanese restaurant that sends out affordable and well-executed dishes! En Sushi is the newest sushi joint in town. Situated along Prinsep Street, En offers fresh sashimi, hand rolls and dons to hungry customers. We were told that their menu is extremely wallet-friendly, with most items priced below $20!
You might ask, “Premium Japanese food at less than $20?” Yes, I know it’s quite hard to believe it, but you will, once you pay a visit!
The restaurant has a wide variety of dons. Options include Salmon Don ($10.80), Mekajiki Goma Zuke Don ($10.80) which is marinated swordfish sashimi with rice, and Negitoro Don ($18.90), minced tuna belly sashimi with rice.
En Sushi’s signature don would be the Bara Chirashi Don, which goes for just $10.80. Our guess is that this is the most affordable bara chirashi in town!
If you enjoy watching the chefs at work, you’re in for a treat. En Sushi’s sushi and sashimi bar operate on an open kitchen concept, so guests are able to witness the chefs artfully prepare the beautiful dons.
The colourful bara chirashi don sees an assortment of cubed sashimi such as salmon, tuna, yellowtail and octopus tossed in a homemade soy sauce crafted by the head chef of the restaurant, chef Kenneth.
En Sushi is offering its Bara Chirashi Don at $9.80++! Simply quote “MISSTAMCHIAK” before making payment to enjoy this special promotion! Better be quick, as the promotion is only valid till 15 April 2018.
If you prefer sliced sashimi, the Salmon Mekajiki Don ($10.80) which sees thick cuts of fresh salmon and swordfish sashimi on a bed of rice, might just be what you’re looking for. The contrasting texture of the salmon and swordfish is interesting. The swordfish is firm, whereas the salmon is softer and oilier. Definitely the best of both worlds!
A great appetiser to share would be the Hotate Mentai Aburi ($12.90). Thinly sliced fresh scallops are topped with mentai sauce, before being torched for that signature smoky aburi aroma. I liked that the scallops were sliced thinly instead of being served as a whole. The mentai aburi paired flawlessly with the sliced scallops, and provided a creamy and smoky finish in every mouthful.
The Pitan Tofu ($4.90) is also one of chef Kenneth’s signature dishes. Beneath the layer of creamy minced century egg lies soft and silken steamed tofu. There’s just something about this common, yet unique, pairing that gets me every time.
If you’re looking for some hot food, En Sushi has got you covered too. The restaurant has a whole section on the menu that is dedicated to hot food. Our favourite of the lot would be the Sliced Beef Steak (100g: $14.90, 200g: $28.90). The restaurant uses Meltique beef, which is famed for having a consistent tenderness throughout. This is only achievable through the Meltique process, which draws inspiration from the French culinary technique “Piquer”, which introduces fats into lean meat to boost the flavour of the beef.
The beef steak really was tender throughout. There weren’t any stringy bits, and the texture of the beef was as smooth as sashimi!
With so many offerings at such affordable prices, En Sushi is definitely a great place for a Japanese meal. Furthermore, the restaurant is conveniently located along Prinsep Street, which is a stone’s throw away from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station!
It is also near to Singapore Management University, School of the Arts Singapore, and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. So students, you know where to go for a quick and affordable lunch!
Remember to quote “MISSTAMCHIAK” before making payment to enjoy the restaurant’s signature bara chirashi don at only $9.80++!
This post was brought to you by En Sushi.