Facelift…

This Japanese place here…

Sushi Tie

…has been around like forever – not my favourite place for Japanese but the food was all right – not great, just all right and not that cheap either…plus the cubicles were so narrow I could hardly get in without having to push the furniture for a bit of extra space. I must say that I was quite impressed by what it looks like this time around as it certainly is very much nicer now than around 10 years ago and yes, there is a lot more space…

Sushi Tie, ground floor

…for me to move around comfortably. I guess they must have their own following for there were quite a lot of people having their lunch there that day.

I did not even realise that it was closed for a major facelift and renovations until my girl told me that they had reopened after everything was done and she would love to drop by and see if they had anything good on their menu.

The golden spider (RM20.90)…

Golden spider

…was very nice, their soft shell crab with salted egg sauce, much nicer than what we had here but the dragon roll (RM20.90)…

Dragon roll

…paled in comparison with something similar that we had at that other place.

I had the unagi tamago don, regular (RM23.90)…

Unagi tamago don

…which was all right, just that I thought it had a better presentation in the menu.

My missus had their karaage lunch (RM24.90)…

Karrage lunch

…while my girl had the unagi version (RM32.90) which looked more or less the same except that she got unagi instead of those four chunks of fried chicken.

On the whole, we enjoyed our individual picks and for dessert, my girl had the adzuki caramel (RM10.80)…

Adzuki caramel

…while I chose the adzuki ice shiratama (RM12.80)…

Adzuki ice shiratama

…with the three rubbery glutinous rice balls on top, not that I am all that fond of those. My missus said she was full and did not want any.

All in all, we thought it was an o.k. lunch, not anything that would get us rushing back for more and definitely not at those prices. The total came up to RM151.60, RM4.50 for three glasses of green tea, and with the 6% SST (RM9.10) and the 10% service charge (RM15.16), it went up to RM175.85. I certainly can think of many other places where, with that kind of money, we would be able to enjoy a very much nicer lunch…twice, at least!

SUSHI TIE, HQ PEDADA (2.293156, 111.836099) is located at No. 24, Lorong Chew Siik Hiong 1A in the area of shops behind Rejang Medical Centre.