Playground @ Big Splash, like United Square and Forum Galleria, is one of those family-friendly places, which is why the BF and I usually avoid going there. We're not huge fans of screaming and/or crying kids as dinner companions.
However, it was a weekday night, and it was raining pretty heavily, so we figured that the place would be fairly deserted. We figured right. It was mostly adult diners with nary a child in sight that night.
We weren't very hungry so Japanese food at Sushi Tei was perfect for a light meal.
We ordered the Sashimi Salad with Wafuu Dressing ($9), with poached squid, salmon sashimi, tuna sashimi and crunchy fresh lettuce, tart tomatoes and cucumbers. I love the tart and salty Wafuu dressing.
I ordered the Yasai Misoshiru ($6), mix vegetables and beancurd miso-based soup. This was very comforting on a cold damp night.
The BF loves unagi (eel), so he ordered the Unakyu Maki ($4.50). The eel was minced, and mixed with some kind of mayo-based sauce, so he didn't like it very much.
I got the Tenzaru Cha Soba ($11), refreshingly-cold green tea buckwheat noodles with mixed tempura. I switched the eggplant (eeks) with a carrot slice. The cha soba was slurpilicious as always, and the tempura was crispy and light. The Japanese are amazing in that they are able to make deep-fried food taste so delicate.
902 East Coast Parkway
Blk B, #01-06
Playground @ Big Splash
Tel: 6348 7077
Open daily from 11.30am to 10pm