Each table has an iPad, where orders are taken. When the orders are sent, a waiter comes and records them.
Seaweed Salad. Nothing amazing, but it was good.
Miso Soup. Once again, nothing impressive, but it was good as well.
Tom Yum Goong Soup. One of my greatest pet peeves with restaurants is when they serve dishes from many different cultures, because the lack of specialization often leads to mediocrity. However, my curiosity got the better of me, and I ordered it. Surprisingly, it was delicious. I was impressed its piquancy and heat.
Teppanyaki Sirloin Steak with Garlic. It reminds me a lot of a Spanish inspired Filipino dish I ate when I was younger, salpicao.
The Japanese version of this dish in Spring Sushi was delicious; it was soft, buttery, and garlicky, without being too overpowering.
(1st, 5th, and 6th): California Hand Rolls, (2nd, 3rd, 4th): Spicy Tuny Hand Rolls. I really enjoyed these. To be honest, I don't think I've ever had a bad hand roll at a Japanese restaurant...
Tempura Shrimp. I don't really like shrimp, but this was pretty good.
Pineapple Fried Rice. The rice is fluffy, moist, flavourful, and is a great vegetarian option.
Chicken Teriyaki Rolls. This is a less traditional roll; you would not typically find this in other Japanese restaurants because it not an authentic Japanese dish. Regardless, these chicken rolls were moist and delicious.
Teppanyaki Dumplings. Another vegetarian dish that has a great texture and great flavours. My main issue with vegetarian dishes is the fact that they taste very dry and disgusting (as pictured below)
Having said that, the teppanyaki dumplings were great, and did not disappoint me at all.
Grilled Salmon Steak. I don't like cooked salmon as much as salmon sashimi, however, I appreciated the fact that Spring Sushi's chefs did not overcook the salmon and dry it out. I was very pleasantly surprised.
Sirloin Steak with Spring Onion. I loved the sauce and the spring onions, but the beef was consistently overcooked; it was way too hard. The beef was cooked well done, when it needed to be cooked at medium.
Deep Fried Chicken Cutlet. Though the cutlets' breading was nice and crispy, the chicken itself was quite bland. Having said that, the sauce really compensated for the chicken's lack of flavour.
Sirloin Steak. This dish is the same as the sirloin steak with spring onions, but of course, without the spring onions. So just like the other dish, the beef was tough and quite overcooked.
Deep Fried Dumpling. Just like the teppanyaki dumplings, except deep fried. These were delicious as well.
Deep Fried Breaded Scallops. I hate scallops. Many restaurants serve rubbery, plasticky, discs on a plate and call it scallop. Having said that, I tried the scallops at Spring Sushi (because food bloggers eat everything). Though I've had many bad experiences with scallops, I loved these ones. They were soft, flavourful, and were complemented well by the spicy, creamy sauce.
Spicy Salmon Roll. As expected, the spiciness and creaminess of the sauce matched the seaweed and salmon well; the flavour was great. However, the texture was a little bit too slippery for me. Each time I tried to pick up each roll, the salmon would slip out of the seaweed, which was quite annoying.
Tempura Sweet Potato Roll. It was too starchy, bland, and dry; some mayonnaise would have improved the flavour and texture.
(Starting from the top left, going clockwise): Mango, Green Tea, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Chocolate Ice Cream. Disgusting, bland, acceptable, bland, and bland, respectively.
Deep Fried Banana Slices. Normally, deep fried bananas are quite flavourless, but the addition of strawberry sauce on the side really added a new dimension of flavour and texture to the bananas. Spring Sushi's deep fried bananas are the best I've ever had.
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