It’s no secret that I like Japanese food a lot. My wife, my daughter and to an extent my son do too and I think (coz I never asked) what attracts them to Excapade Sushi Restaurant in Kuala Belait is the runaway train that takes centre stage. Kids are fascinated by this train set and I admit, I am too and have been curious about the possibility of owning one. Equally fascinating is how a hobbyist train set has transformed the way food is served DIY by taking the plate of your fancy right off any one of the railroad cars. The locomotive with all its attention to details is no less interesting except there’s no smoke although that’s a no-no these days.
For a long time now, Japanese green tea is what we adults have and iced milo for the kids. That changed, at least for me, when I discovered they also serve a mean iced lemon tea is and since then, it has taken precedence over green tea whenever I remembered.
Screaming red locomotive, powerful, quiet yet smokeless. The only items conspicuous are the miles of coloured plates it hauls non-stop. My son Jamie at one point got so fascinated by something the chef was preparing, he leaned over the track and mom pulled him back like a second before causing a major derailment. That would not be cool!
Health is good but do not over indulge in food. Take note of food hygiene and avoid eating uncooked food. — Rooster, Zodiac 2008, Geomancy Hut
So I cheated and feel pretty miffed about warnings to stay away from my favourite Japanese dish–Salmon Sahimi. I wonder if an extra slice of lemon would make it OK to indulge. I am also a big fan of lemons and its alkalinic properties. I know one thing though, it’s advisable not to let kids eat uncooked salmon. There’s toxins in these fish however fresh that may be tolerable by adults but may not bode well with the little ones.
You know you’re in the Oil Town (or in a town next to THE oil town) when you see this logo other than the gas stations
“Seaweed” it’s called and recently became a popular starter for us right next to baby octopus. Jewel refuses to even try the baby oct, apparently she finds it hard to eat something so ‘cute’ but she has no hesitation when it comes to unagi (eel) below.
Fried rice is a universal favourite with kids. As long a restaurant has fried rice or chicken rice no matter how exotic will have the kids behaving their best.
On the evening of the official opening of Kaizen Sushi in Seria, I’m waiting for fellow blogger and Seria resident Spiritual Garden to give us her unbiased review. I, the conservative individual that I am, preferred to have a predictable dinner with the family and leave Kaizen Sushi to try another day.
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