Delicious sushi and me. - Narcissism is Necessary

Delicious sushi and me.

When I received an invitation by Melium Group to savour the signature offerings at their latest venture, Yo! Sushi, I was so happy okay. I’ve been to the place before and was so impressed with the quality of food I’ve already proclaimed it to be one of my favourite Japanese restaurants.

Yo! Sushi is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Pavilion, similar in concept to joints like Genki or Sakae but with way, way, way better quality sushi. They’ve just opened another outlet in Gardens too. The price is of course slightly higher but not that expensive that it makes the “food washes down your spine” (only my FOB brethren will understand this). They’re also very particular about freshness, none of their sushi would stay on the belt for more than 2 hours, something I feel is rather important for Japanese restaurants.

Armed with my D70s and 50mm F1.4, I checked out Yo! Sushi with ShaolinTiger.

Did a little camwhoring while waiting for ST at the petrol station. Check out my new acquisition!

New bag
Straw hat inspired bag.

I love this bag. The reason why I love it so much is because I could fit in a whole dSLR into the bag plus my bulky aunty purse and all other miscellaneous stuff and still look kind of…young.

Big bag.
Fits everything.

I ought to practise more with taking pictures of myself. They’re always either blur or underexposed. Sometimes I look damn dopey I wonder if I come across like that to other people -_-

I mean look at this! This picture make my skin crawl okay…

Dopey faced.
Deliberately enlarged eyes.

And a shot at being emo…..

Emo
So blur and stupid. I think cause the car was moving already.

Okay sorry, this is supposed to be a post about sushi! :P

These are the pictures I took with my D70s in Yo! Sushi. Just look at them……processing the pictures made my belly growl so much.

Yo Sushi belt.
Sushi belt.

I eat salmon sashimi at least twice a week and I’ve developed a taste for the good ones. I used to be damn happy to hit a buffet and eat as much salmon sashimi as I could but I’ve realised now that those places are serving sub par sashimi…sliced so thinly so that when you dunk ’em into the wasabe/soy sauce you wouldn’t be able to taste the fish at all. They’re also very slimy…..ewww.

As for the salmon slices in Yo! Sushi, they’re excellent! Fresh, fat, meaty and very reasonably priced. They come in various styles as well…marinaded with dill/wasabe or covered in sesame or eat it as a salad. Take your pick.

Sashimi feeds my soul.
Sashimi feeds my soul.

Sashimi - with sesame seeds and marinaded in dill/wasabe.
Glorious salmon.

One of my favourite things about eating in Yo! Sushi is watching the chefs in action. Watching them bringing out fresh slabs of salmon and preparing them on the spot made me feel secure about having the second, third and forth serving….hahahaha.

Kungfu sushi.
Sushi kungfu.

I also love their non-salmon offerings. Namely the mushroom-only dish. I love my mushrooms, if I could I’ll have them with everything. I must have had about 3 servings of these…

Mushrooms.
Just mushrooms!

I can’t remember what this was…but I remember it being really good. Duck, I think.

Duck roll.
Delicious duck roll.

And the best of the lot….OMG. Salmon, cream cheese and avacado inside out roll. This would what I call a match-made in heaven.

ISO salmon, cream cheese and avocado.
Salmon, cream cheese and avocado ISO roll.

The eggplant was so-so…..but the salmon and cucumber salad behind it was awesome.

Eggplant.
Eggplant.

Emcee Casey.
Casey the emcee.

The black cod miso is also one of their signature dishes. I could have had 5 of these but I stopped at 3 because I got a bit embarrassed hogging all the good stuff and depriving others of them :P

Black cod miso that melts in your mouth.
Black cod miso that melts in your mouth.

By the way, this is not an advertorial. I actually really love this place and I think I should spread the word before they close down because some people think that Genki is better (seriously, how can??!). Freakin’ hope they’ll open one in 1 Utama too cause as at now, I have to contend with their latest branch in Gardens, Mid Valley which is not too far.

Oooh and look what I’ve got from the party…..

Many many sushi!!!!
Many, many sushi! Muahahahahahhahaa!

And errr…I’ve also realised that I’ll probably never make it in food photography. I have too little patience for it, all I ever want to do is eat first -_-

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20 Responses to Delicious sushi and me.

  1. parisb February 27, 2008 at 12:14 pm #

    I thought you were showing off your shoes :) And I think your pictures do credit to the sushi. However, I was quite underwhelmed with the sushi and overwhelmed at the prices :P That said, they are a ton better than Genki. Cannot compare lah… different league.

  2. shari February 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    is the place pricey? I feel like eating sushi now; yummy yum yum

  3. KY February 27, 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    I <3 sashimi

  4. johnny ong February 27, 2008 at 2:37 pm #

    hmmmmmmmmm hav to try it out when i’m at pavilion.

    btw, i hav put up certain I/C numbers for u to try out at SPR website since u did it randomly (https://johnny-ong.blogspot.com/2008/02/oldest-man-still-alive-and-kicking-in.html)

  5. Neo February 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    Your food photography is as good as your legs. Beautiful and sexy! :)

  6. Neo February 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    Is 50mm 1.4 good for food photography?

  7. Kimberlycun February 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm #

    paris: hehe i got me shoes for less than RM20 at Vincci! I’m quite happy with their price, RM14 for a plate of good salmon. I may be biased too because my happiness for Japanese restaurant is dictated soley by the sashimi…Quality > Price. if they can’t deliver with their raw salmon, regardless of how good or cheap other stuff are…udon, soba, bento etc will not matter to me.

    shari: personally i think it’s priced very reasonably. not the sort to eat everyday though.

    ky: me 2

    johnny: thanks..it’s amazing!

    neo: thanks hahaha. i guess it’s all down to the kind of composition you want for your pictures. i find the 50mm very versatile….but have to move a lot hehe.

  8. twosuperheroes February 27, 2008 at 4:53 pm #

    Hey kimberly, when we were heading over to the Gardens to feast on Sushi Zen, we passed by Oh! Sushi and I was actually telling Superhero W, “Wah..looks so nice. So many people. Let’s try this one day okay?”. And here you are. Doing a write-up on Yo! Sushi!! haha… Hope to try it soon.

    Btw, I likey your straw-inspired bag. Where did you get it?? :p

  9. twosuperheroes February 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm #

    Sorry..I actually meant “Yo! Sushi”…not “Oh! Sushi”.. :p

  10. Sandra Pixie February 27, 2008 at 6:42 pm #

    Hey Kim!
    It was great seeing you! i was there as well at Yo! Sushi that night.. i saw you with Shaolin Tiger!.. it was kinda upset couldnt say hi to ya.. but i guess there will be another chance rite???… heard from you alot from Su Ann (PinkPau)and Kim Ong! iknow them personally actually :) hope to chatch up with you soon dear!

    Sandra Pixie
    http://www.vmxartist.com

  11. michelle February 27, 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    oh my yum kim – sushiiii! and your food photography’s off to a good start, too :D

  12. mIcheLLe February 27, 2008 at 9:50 pm #

    I just died-ed and went to heaven. *picks jaw up from floor*

  13. Bee Nee February 28, 2008 at 8:39 am #

    sushi… *drools*

  14. Jolene February 28, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    reading ur notes make me hungry

  15. Big Boys Oven February 28, 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    Walio! so nice! and so delicious but you forget to take me along! :(

  16. Kimberlycun February 28, 2008 at 5:42 pm #

    twosuperheroes: i got it from cineleisure at this shop called “four skin”. yes…i know! heheehe

    sandra: nice meeting u too :)

    michelle: thanks :)

    beenee: they were very delicious. omg i feel like some now -_-

    jolene: hehe go eat lor

    big boys oven: next time!

  17. kelv February 29, 2008 at 12:03 am #

    hahaha.. that stupid dr!he sounds like a foreigner though.. is he one? coz there are lotsa foreign drs working in the government hospital now a days…
    anyway.. u are a dangerous gal..hahah..better not buaya u :)

  18. Michael March 3, 2008 at 7:39 pm #

    Wow nice place. Thats some privillege for famous blogger lol. (somemore can da bao lagi XD). I face the same problem too. Eat first, pictures later. HAHA. Good lighting in that place too, seldom case in sushi eateries.

    P.S: Personally, i think 35mm f/2 is better. Or not?

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