Some people talk about retail therapy and comfort buys to de-stress; we go for food therapy and comfort foods instead.

When we got back into town after picking up my girl from her school in the jungle, I took her here, our second time around, as I knew, for sure, that would put a smile back on her face after a dreary week in the middle of nowhere.

We had some of the sushi that we liked on our previous visit and tried some new ones like these with raw salmon that the ladies liked…

Sushi 1

…but I prefer this prawn one…

Sushi 2

…and this one…

Sushi 3 1

…but of course, it was more expensive as there was only one…

Sushi 3 2

…in a red plate (RM2.80).

They also had this one with scallops…

Sushi 4

…and a plate of takoyaki


…but I did not try them as I had ordered some à la carte dishes for myself from their menu.

The ebi tama don (RM11.80)…

Ebi tama don 1

…with the prawn fritters and the omelette and onion underneath…

Ebi tama don 2

…was at best, just all right. I thought it was rather mild but I guess that is quite typical of Japanese cuisine.

The complimentary miso soup…

Miso soup

…was very nice though, very flavourful and nicer than all that I had had elsewhere.

I also ordered their sanma shioyaki (RM9.80)…

Sanma shioyaki

…to share and yes, whatever fish that was, we loved it except that it looked a whole lot bigger in the menu. When it was served, its long and slender appearance made me think of a Malay movie I saw with my mum when I was a kid.

My girl’s housemate hitched a ride with us that day – she would come downtown for the weekend sometimes, also to de-stress for a bit and of course, I invited her to join us. She also had some of the sushi and she ordered this for herself, their tori katsu curry rice (RM13.80)…

Tori katsu curry rice

I did not try that, of course – the chicken looked nice but I think I had seen better-looking Japanese curry before.

My girl stuck faithfully to her favourite, the unagi and had their unagi don (RM20.40)…

Unagi don

…and of course, she enjoyed it very much. This old man is so old school – when it was served, I thought those were pineapples by the side! *face palm* LOL!!!

The total came up to RM99.90 and with the 10% service charge, RM109.90 and of course, I gave the cashier RM110.00 and told her to keep the change. I am not so miserably miserly like some of those people at the eateries who would wait for you to dig out 10 sen from your pocket to pay them…and since we enjoyed the meal, the service was fast and efficient and seeing how it did help to put a smile on the girls’ faces, I dropped a couple of ringgit into their tip box on the counter.

SUSHI MENTAI, Sibu (2.303279, 111.843161) is located at Wisma Sri Minyak, Lot 3065, S/L4, No. 23&25, Ground Floor, Pedada Lane 7 (Now Jalan Dr. Wong Soon Kai).

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

10 thoughts on “Therapy…”

  1. The one piece in red plate is expensive (RM2.80/pc) and with that price you can have a nice plate of kampua. I would have thought the 2 yellow pieces in your girls’s unagi don are pineapples too. Btw, what is that? Well, as you always say, as long as your girl is happy you are happy too.

    Yes, exactly!

    Well, not as expensive as some things like a macaron, for instance…or a gelato or a slice of cheese cake but so much nicer.

    That’s egg, I think it’s tamagoyaki, Japanese egg roll.

  2. Long time I didn’t go for Sushi, ever since my girl is not in Ipoh, less chance of going. Must go one of these days! hahaha..

    Same here, it is actually my girl who is so into Japanese cuisine. I’m just ok with it.

  3. Food therapy for me anytime LOL! I think I am going to try the Sushi Mentai here one day just to see what it is like.

    It’s ok – my girl likes it more than the other franchise in town. I, for one, feels it is cheaper and service is better and orders are served fast, unlike at the other one.

  4. Tried sanma before. Nice and sweet fish.

    I have been to its outlet, once. In KL. Pavilion area, can’t remember that well. Long time ago during a work trip.

    I hear they have one outlet or more in Kuching, if I am not wrong, there is one at Boulevard. Sushi King is there too and Sushi Sakae – they say the latter is good, a lot better than Sushi King.

  5. I guess I will never be able to stomach any Unagi. Otherwise everything else is fine. 🙂

    My daughter and I love unagi but maybe my missus would prefer something else – she does not touch our local ikan keli…nor duck so we do not get to eat those at home.

  6. There is a sushi mentai near my place as well. Overall it was cheap but there are other japanese restaurants which are offering much better spread. 🙂

    They have a wide variety of sushi on the carousel at the outlet here, not like at Sushi King and yes, it is a little cheaper, comparatively between the two.

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