Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sakae Sushi @ Sunway Pyramid

In the early 2000s, I recalled that I do not know how to appreciate sushi yet. I only started to appreciate Japanese sushi when I was pursuing my diploma. In fact, I must thanked Lee Hoon for dragging me for sushi and sharing with me so much about Sushi. Back then, there were not so many franchise brand to choose from and the two famous one were Genki Sushi and Sushi King.

As years passed by, somewhat I realized that my love for sushi just grow deeper. Nowdays, choosing a restaurant for sushi is quite a headache taking the fact that there were so many restaurants around. I was out with Zoe to celebrate her passes in ACCA paper. Since she fancied sushi too, I supposed it was a good time to pay Sakae Sushi a visit.

This was my second time visiting this place with my first time dated back somewhere in 2008 for their buffet promotion. This time round, there was no promotion and we have to settle for a la carte orders.
Rotating Tray

What makes Sake Sushi different from the rest were their electronic menu where you can placed your ordered electronically via the computerized menu. Upon confirming your orders, it will then be sent to the kitchen to prepare your favourite sushi before being served to you. Brilliant idea!
Computer Ordering

Wanting our sushi to be as fresh as possible, we ordered almost everything from the electronic menu. So while waiting, it was good to sip some Japanese Green Tea.
Green Tea (RM 2)

Shortly, our first platter of sushi came, much to our delight to cure the hungry stomach.
Umaki (RM 5.90)
River eel Japanese omelette. The sweetness and the fragrance of the omelette enhanced my appetite for more sushi. I love it lots!

Ajitsuke Idako (RM 3.90)
This baby octopus was sweet and very juicy. Suits those that have a preference of sweet sushi.

When we mentioned about sushi, it was always associated with the cold dish. However, they do have some steaming stuff as well.
Kani Chawanmushi (RM 3.90)
Steamed egg topped with crabstick. Smooth and soft, a very much resemblance of eating salty tau foo fa.

Sakae Chawanmushi (RM 3.90)
Steamed Japanese egg custard topped with Japanese fish cake, shitake mushroom, crab stick and vegetarian's shark fin.

Sushi will be incomplete without sashimi on the table, and for this obviously, we had some salmon sashimi.
Salmon Sashimi (RM 5.90 for 4 pieces)
It was fresh but I found the salmon texture were slightly rough. Perhaps I have had a better one than this and expected better.

Salmon Belly Sashimi (RM 5.90 for 3 pieces)
Texture were very smooth, thanks to the presence of Omega 3 salmon belly oil. Definitely my plate of sashimi.

Spicy Salmon (RM 1.90)
As the name suggested, it was really spicy. However, it tasted weird and had a very strong hint of sesame oil. My least favourite sushi for the day.

Tuna Mayo (RM 1.90)
Where the bread was replaced with sushi.

Tekka Maki (RM 3.90)
Small tiny piece of tuna meat in Maki roll.

Soft Shell Crab Crepe (RM 5.90)
Traditional maki crepe-wrapped with crispy soft shell crab, sweet beancurd skin, mayonnaise and shredded cucumber. The crepe added extra fragrance to the already tasty filling. It was crunchy and chewy. The taste was lovely and it gotta be my pick for the day!

Soft Shell Crab Temaki (RM 3.90)
Hand roll temaki filled with crispy and succulent soft shell crab, green coral and shredded cucumber. Always one of my favourite sushi and it was just average.

Since it was still during the Chinese New Year, we came across this sushi specially prepared for a limited time. When you are curious, you have to cure it somehow, and that applies to me.
Golden Reunion (RM 12.80)
An auspicious mandarin orange consisted fillings of avocado, mango and salmon roe within. Served with seaweed wrapped sushi rice.

We have to work a little here to top the sushi rice with some of the fillings.
Golden Reunion
The salmon roe does not blends well with the tangy fillings. However, the salmon roe did provide extra sweetness to the sushi. I find this sushi tasted unique somewhat. It was just that price was a let a down.

Congratulations to you Zoe for passing your ACCA paper!

The total bill came to RM 73.25 which include 10% of service charge and 5 % government tax. The bill was slightly on the expensive side because of the Golden Reunion. All in and out, the price was pretty reasonable for the decent food that we had. Not the best, but nonetheless good enough to satisfy my craving for sushi.

Atmosphere: 6.5/10
Food: 6/10
Price: 6/10
Verdict: Decent sushi at a decent pricing.

Sakae Sushi
Lot LG1. 46, Lower Level One
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway
46150, Petaling Jaya

Tel: 603 - 5622 1445


  1. Nice sushi pics! Went to Sakae a few times already but haven't tried most of the sushi u mentioned in this post! Lols

  2. haha, u shud tried the different sushi instead of sticking tot he few..


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