Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sushi Goshin by Akashi (Suntec City)

Sushi Goshin is one of the few restaurants that opened in the newly-renovated Suntec City Mall but I have never quite manage to gather enough courage (or money) to venture inside because it looked like an upscale Japanese restaurant and that usually means hefty price tags, until they put up poster to show the prices of the sushi, which are not that expensive. 



Sushi Goshin is known for their sashimi, so I ordered Sashimi Platter which includes (top to bottom) maguro (tuna), kanpachi (yellowtail), sake (salmon), hotate (scallop), amaebi (sweet shrimp), tako (octopus) and hokkigai (surf clam). Everything is so fresh and sweet and I enjoyed every bite. 


Aburi is a way of preparing sushi by searing the sushi with a flame. This is my first Aburi encounter and I went a little overboard (left to right, top to bottom) - Aburi Shake, Aburi Hotategai, Aburi Shime Saba and Aburi Foie Gras. I love them all! Aburi Shake is decorated with black and white sesame seeds, which added another layer of fragrance to the delicious salmon sushi. The moment I laid my eyes on Aburi Hotategai, I knew I had to order it because I go crazy over scallops. The scallop is so fresh, it is actually sweet! I was surprised that there is not even a hint of sourness in Aburi Shime Saba, because shemi saba is normally preserved in vinegar. Aburi Foie Gras is definitely the best and one sushi you must order when you visit Sushi Goshin. There is none of the gamey poultry taste, just a tender goose liver that is literally melts in your mouth. Sadly, Tobiko Gunkan is the only sushi I did not enjoy (third row from the left). There is a gritty taste to the flying fish roe which I did not enjoy. 


Yaki Meshi is the Japanese version of fried rice and it tastes surprisingly even better than the original Chinese version. Every grain of rice is even coated with egg and the prawns are big and succulent. The best part is that it is not oily at all. 


Besides sashimi, sushi and rice dishes , Sushi Goshin also offers set meals for us Asians who love our rice such as this Tori Katsu where the chicken cutlet is fried till a deep golden color and has a satisfying crunch. 


End your meal on a sweet note with Seasame Ice-cream. It may be simple but that doesn't mean it is any less satisfying. 

I have heard that restaurants managed by Akashi (did you know Grandma's is managed by Akashi too?) enjoy very high reputation and now I am thoroughly convinced. Sushi Goshin is an upscale Japanese restaurant where the food is top-notch yet still affordable.  You have got to try the Aburi Foie Gras, it is to-die-for good. 

Sushi Goshin by Akashi
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #02-389/390
Telephone: 63385760
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm

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