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Our whole family went to Sakura Tampines for dinner recently for the Japanese feast promotion.
The whole place was packed even on a sunday night! We decided to visit Tampines's branch at the Safra as 3 of us are Safra's member and there is a 10% discount for each Safra member 2 guest.
My hubby loves the fresh sakura raw prawns and raw salmon slices and had at least 1kg of the raw prawns in his stomach by the end of the dinner :)
The salmon slice was the thickest I had seen in all the sukura resturauant visited. At least 0.5cm thick! It was so delicious and fresh. However the sushi selection was limited.
The raw oysters was small and we are quite disappointed. Yio chu kang has better choice of raw oysters.
I went for the raw salmon and other cooked japanese dishes which was quite tastely but common. There was 1 dish, cooked seacumber which I quite like and was surprised to find in their japanese feast. Other food was quite ordinary and found in most buffet so I didn't go for it.
The dessert selection was limited but I like the cheescake and the many mochi favours. They are delicious and not too sweet. I could finish lots of them if not for the fact that I am too full..
Overall, I thinkTampines Sakura is great and I would visit it again for the thick slices of salmon and dessert.
My mom loves international buffet because she can get a taste of every country's cuisine! So yesterday we went to Safra Tampines to have our lunch at Sakura.
It's been almost a year since I last came to Sakura and in my heart I really hoped they would have new dishes or better quality dishes at the buffet table.
Ok, first complain - We had to pay before we get in the restaurant to start our buffet and the cashier was so inefficient! My mom took at least 15 minutes to settle the bill.
The food spread looked the same as the last time I went there but however it does not fail to make me drool. A wide spread I must say but quality wise, it's only average considering the price we pay.
I started my first round with Japanese food, normal sushi and salmon sashimi MY FAVOURITE! It was fresh and thick and taste really good with wasabi, no complains!
Up next, I went to order some teppanyaki and satay.. the dory fish was really nice! It's grilled on the spot after you place your order and they pour this special barbeque sauce on it, I like!
There's also unagi, beef steak and lamb chops over at the teppanyaki section. However, there was only about 5 clips on the table so the amount you can order is quite restricted!
The pizza section was tucked away in a hidden corner, I was so happy when I saw it! However, it was such a huge disappointment. The pizza base tasted so flour-ish and the toppings were lousy! Worst pizza I've ever had in my life. I only ate one mouth of it.
The fried stuff section was good, there were tempura, takoyaki, chicken wings, sotong balls etc. Great for fried food junkies like my sis, she had a whole plate of it! Haha!
There was also a huge spread of chinese cooked food, a few choices of dim sum including siew mai and har gow. The salad bar also had appetisers like baby octopus and kimchi!
They even had baked scallops with cheese, I love it!
Desserts were really meagle in variety compared to the main dishes. The cakes were cut so small I had to take a few pieces at a time. =X And the cakes didn't taste quite good.
Drinks were free flow and had everything ranging from hot coffee and milo to cold beverages like coke and green tea.
Overall, it's a nice meal but if you're a person who goes for quality, this is not your place! People on a budget, this is for you! :) Safra card members get 10% off.
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