>> August 24, 2014
Guest blogger edition
Takumi, on the top floor of Market City shopping centre, close to the food court area, is a Japanese sushi train that has been around as long as I can remember. The biggest drawcard for Takumi, is that they have a set price per dish of $3 ($2.50 if you have a market city parking ticket or student ID - really really good value for students!), rather than having a whole range of prices for each differently coloured dish. This advantage has somewhat diminished with the likes of Sushi Hotaru opening up and also doing a pretty standard price per dish ($3, no student discount though).
Another benefit of Takumi is that the wait staff are super attentive and ready to run over any time you beckon, whether it be refilling your water or ordering items directly from the menu. The good thing about ordering from the menu is that the chefs make these FRESH - even if the same item is on the sushi train, they will still make you a fresh one. As such, it's almost always better to order from the menu than take from the train (avoiding the risk that the dishes have been circling for hours). Unless of course you're super impatient and starving like I sometimes am.
Salmon and avocado handroll- $3 - yes, the hand rolls are all $3! These are made to order and deliciously good value. A chunk of decent quality salmon, slice of avocado nicely wrapped in crisp nori.
Octopus -$3 - not sure what this sauce was actually, looked a bit too strange for me to try >_<