Maki San: Sushi @ The Cathay

#1 mentioned to me some time ago that there is a cool sushi place which is popular with the teens. You get to pick and choose the type of filling you want to put in your sushi. Sounds great to me, as the kids enjoy such fun food places.

So here’s how it works.

Step 1: Take a sheet of menu list which is placed right there at the glass display. See it? Yup, the purple list is for Sushi and the green list is for Salad. The kids went to take a look at the ingredients to decide what appealed to them.

Step 2: Tick all your selections. You get to choose the Wrap (Traditional Nori or Healthy Soy – extra $1), the Essentials (fillings), Specials (meat or fish, optional), Sprinkles (chicken floss, sesame seeds, tempura crunch etc), and Sauces (yuzu sesame, teriyaki, wasabi mayo etc).

Step 3: Queue and pay. That’s it!

They had a wide selection of Essentials to choose from such as zucchini, mushroom, tamagoyaki (japanese omelette), corn, avocado, tuna mayo, crab stick, ebiko and more.

The kids stood and watched their sushi being rolled on the spot. They were placed in such pretty boxes. The kids couldn’t wait to open them! The japanese sure know all about presentation. Half the battle won, when it comes to kids and food.

Irresistible parcels

For the Little San ($7.90), you get a choice of 3 Essentials + 1 Sprinkle + 1 sauce. For the Mega San ($9.90), it includes 5 Essentials + 1 Special + 1 Sprinkle + 1 sauce.

Mega San $9.90

I tried the soy wrap with brown rice. Not bad for a change. The only gripe we had was that we didn’t quite like the sauces. Next time we would probably skip the sauces. Besides sushi, they also have salads from $7.90 to $11.90. For the base, you can choose from mixed veggies, cold pasta, brown rice, cold soba or sweet potato noodles.

Healthy version for mummy

The crowd seemed to be mainly young people. Made me feel young too! The sitting area is not that big and might get crowded during mealtimes on the weekends.

Tucking into their own creations

Sane tip: We had a very enjoyable dining experience and they were more than eager to finish their very own sushi rolls. It also gave me some ideas for new ingredients for our DIY sushi nights at home.

Save tip: #5 couldn’t finish his Little San. If your kids are not big eaters, 2 can probably share a Mega San.

Maki San
2 Handy Road #B1-17
The Cathay

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