Fish Mart Sakura offers lots of different types of sashimi with most being flown in from the Land of the Rising
Also available that day was live Shiromirogai (geoduck). Actually, it looks the least appetising with its long trunk sliding around in the shallow water.
After some consultation with the wait staff, we placed our order and sipped on hot tea while we waited.
Minutes later, I now present to you the alive-just-a-few-seconds-ago duo- Uni ($27) and Shiromirogai ($22). The Uni experience at Sushi Tei still lingers till now and got me excited over the live one. Alas. The live Uni had a sharp metallic taste with an aftertaste vaguely resembling plastic. I was disappointed to say the least. On the other hand, the live Shiromirogai was slightly crunchy and tasted fresh. By the way, geoducks may look long and thick but after slicing them, the amount of meat really seems to shrink!
The geoduck went well with the ponzu dipping sauce. But I still think geoduck's not my kind of seafood.
The Ika (squid) was smooth and just nicely chewy.
But my favourite so far goes to the Sake (salmon). Creamy and sweet, I could have easily polished off the freaking fish. The other fish (I forgot. Anyone can help with the identification?) had a slightly "fish-ier" taste compared to the salmon and also a firmer texture. Salmon still rocks my socks!
I lost the receipt and so can't really recall the price of the squid, salmon and "mystery fish" but they go by weight and each piece is packed and labeled with the price in the chiller. You pick what you would like to have and wait with chopsticks wide open. The price is not exorbitant and the sashimi is totally worth it. Ahhh...the dietary life of the Japanese....so lucky!
Fish Mart Sakuraya (with another branch in The Village Centre and a sashimi house in Anchorpoint)
Tel: 6345 4714
: 11am-9.30pm on Mondays-Thurs, Sundays & Public Holidays
: 11am-10pm on Fridays & Saturdays
Chew On This: Sakuraya flies in fresh fish and seafood from Japan every Tuesdays and Fridays! Now you know which days to go get some fresh sashimi. =)