With healthy salads in popularity now, Maki San with its design your own Japanese-inspiring salad or sushi roll is very appealing. This outlet at The Cathay Handy Road must be the first of its kind in Singapore, and I was excited to know I am put almost anything I want in my rice rolls.
You can customize salads and sushi, with over 80 ingredients to choose from, including a twist with some of the localized dressing. Char siew, Japanese curry, Thai chilli sauce? The extra specials ($2.50 per potion) some of my favourite fillings such as teriyaki chicken, smoked duck, grilled unagi, tempura prawn and roast beef.
The price is pretty affordable as well, $6.90 for a ‘Little San’ and $9.90 ‘Mega San’. So students from the nearby SOTA, Lasalle and NAFA can venture over for a treat without feeling overly broke.
My sushi essential was a combination of shredded chicken, Japanese omelette and avocado, wrapped with healthy brown rice including a very special char siew sauce. Instead of the usual seaweed, mine was covered in soy with sesame wrap.
It took me a while to decide because there were just too many ingredients to tick out of the order form. After which, a ‘sushi robot’ would slice the maki roll into eight almost-equal pieces contained in a artistically beautiful box. (If the box was stained with the char siew sauce, I would have brought it back to keep paper clips.)
Honestly, I was not expecting much as a shop like Maki San felt rather gimmicky, but was so wrong. The sushi was actually satisfyingly delicious with all the ingredients mixed in, and healthy tasting too. My guess is how good the sushi would taste would also depend on what you pick.
My choice of salad was Mixed Veggies with roasted mushrooms, silken tofu, roasted pumpkin, topped with chicken floss and dressed with yuzu sesame. Another plus point is the portions are quite generous for its price of $7.90.
While Maki San’s location at The Cathay is not the best, I am a convert and was impressed with the execution of the whole concept – creative and inspiring with all the cute Japanese drawings. Now, wondering what I would include in a “Daniel-san” sushi that would best represent myself.
Christmas Giveaway – Maki San vouchers!
Maki San will be giving 5 pairs of Maki-Lucki Vouchers for Daniel’s Food Diary readers to redeem two “Little San Sushi”.
All you need to do is to
Step 1: LIKES the FaceBook pages of Daniel’s Food Diary
Step 2: Share this post on Facebook
Step 3: Leave a comment below to name the ingredients you would include in a “Daniel San” sushi. All in the name of fun!
Results will be announced Thurs 6 Dec 2012. Contest winners must have local Singapore addressses.
The Cathay, 2 Handy Road #B1-17/18 Singapore 229233 (Dhoby Gaut MRT), Tel:+65 6737 8772
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm Daily