Sushi Tei at China Square Central at night is very different from Sushi Tei at China Square Central in the afternoon. It's quieter, service is less frazzled and the food is more consistent. Plus, it's a convenient spot for dinner as it's just a stone's throw from both our offices.
The BF got the Unagi Kabayaki ($14) Grilled Eel with Teriyaki, which was nicely charred, with smoky overtures and sticky sweet teriyaki marinade liberally brushed onto the fresh seafood.
I got the Dominmushi ($6) Tea Pot Soup, light and delicate with the sea-fresh flavours of a whole crab leg, enoki mushrooms, salmon fish, and shrimp immersed in the clear soup base.
The Chuka Lidako ($4.50) Marinated Baby Octopus is a love-it-or-hate-it dish. Having grown up eating this, the BF regressed to his childhood with its chewy texture, refreshingly chilled flavour and mild taste. Me, I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole.
We also got a Yakiniku Salad ($10) Pan Fried Beef with onions, lettuce, julienned carrots and tomatoes. We opted for the Sesame Dressing for its more savoury and sweetish flavours which blends better with the savoury beef than the piquant sourish Wafuu dressing.
20 Cross Street
China Square Central
Tel: 6223 0070
Open daily from 11.30am to 10pm (last order 9.30pm)