The Place I would not expect to find a Japanese restaurant in the middle of an industrial area in Tai Seng, but the newly opened Daiyusan Sushi Bar is one hidden restaurant. Daiyusan literally translates to “Da Yu San” in Mandarin, which means big umbrella. The interior of the ceiling is decked up in umbrellas to echo the brand along with a casual dining ambience.
The Food Other than an ala carte menu, there are also Omakase courses at Daiyusan. The restaurant’s Head Chef used to be from Kaunta which specialises in aging of sushi and this technique is also brought over to Daiyusan. Aging does enhance the flavour of the fish, and hence the sushi here is definitely a highlight for me.
I started with the chef’s recommendation Kaisen Don (S$39.90), a combination of fresh sashimi with rice such as Salmon, Akami, Hotate, Ikura, Shimaaji and Akaebi. The ingredients are really fresh, and what also impresses me is the Komuchi Ika flavoured sushi rice, which is very tasty.
Another don I had was the Una Don (S$13.90), a mix of unagi, truffle shoyu, tamago and pickles. This is quite good value for the price with the generous amount of unagi, which is quite fresh and flavourfully glazed with the dark sauce.
For sushi nigiri, there is the 7 Premium Fish + Uni (S$36.90) which is an assortment of flavours. The ingredients used at Daiyusan come from various origins and not necessarily from Japan.
For sides, go for the Chawanmushi of the day (S$7.90) which comes in different ingredients depending on what’s available. I had mine with unagi and the texture of the chawanmushi is silky and just right.
Rants The offbeat location makes it a hassle to get here without a car.
Will I Return Again? Fairly reasonable prices for the quality of ingredients here, Daiyusan Sushi Bar is worth trying if you want a no-frills dining ambience tucked away from the crowd.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Daiyusan Sushi Bar
55 Kim Chuan Drive
Precise Tree, #02-03
Tel: +65 8787 8747
Monday to Saturday: 10:30am to 10:30pm
Closed on Sundays
Ranted by The Ranter