What I did for love…

I wonder if anybody remembers this place but I have had posts on it before, for instance…here. It used to be the only surviving Japanese restaurant in town – the others all closed down one by one…but now, there is a new one that my daughter went to not too long ago. Well, we went back to that old place the other night…

Sushi Tie, Sibu

…as my daughter simply loves Japanese food. Like I’ve always said, anything that makes her happy will make us happy too so we all tagged along even though we are not that crazy over the cuisine.

My missus had the spicy ramen bento (RM14.90)…

Spicy ramen bento

…which was quite nice except that I did not quite fancy the excessive use of sesame oil in tossing the noodles.

My daughter had the unagi don (RM12.50)…

Unagi don

I’ve had this before and I found it quite pleasing – I’ve always liked the Japanese-style braised eel, that’s why.

As for me, I decided to try the gyu don (RM11.50)…

Gyu don

…which was, in fact, beef strips with rice. I did not think it was nice – just edible…and for one thing, there was not much gravy or sauce in it so it felt like I was eating boiled beef with plain white rice. It did taste a lot better when I added the sauce from the yakitori chicken (RM8.80) that we also had…

Yakitori chicken

This was to everybody’s liking.

Melissa also ordered the hana salmon sushi (RM4.30)…

Hana salmon sushi

…but the serving was so little that we just let her finish all that by herself. I guess she misses the salmon that she would have ever so often when in Wellington, New Zealand.

I also ordered this tempura moriawas (RM12.50)…

Tempura moriawas

…that comprised a few prawn fritters, two brinjal fritters and one small sweet potato fritter. It was kind of bland…and we had to soak it in the special sauce provided to enhance the taste a little bit.

By the way, should anybody be dropping by the place, do not be deceived by the special offer sign – buy 2 “red plates” (like the salmon sushi above), get one free. Read the hardly-visible fine print way down below – the offer period was already over. I certainly made it a point to express my displeasure and tick the cashier off for not taking down the sign. Tsk! Tsk!

Dining at such places is certainly not cheap, I must say – the total came up to RM71.10 for the three of us…and what amazed me the most was the fact that despite the exorbitant prices, the place was packed. Well, at least Melissa enjoyed the dinner and to any parent, I guess that would be all that mattered…

FOOTNOTE:
All photographs in this post taken by Melissa using her Canon IXUS. The place was a bit too dim for me to take any reasonably nice pics.