I’ve recently set a new record for the largest number of (RAW) images shot in a single assignment. 32 hours in Four days and 10 hours of commuting later, I produced a total of 5,494 files for a new 3-floor Japanese restaurant. The support from management and their chefs had been wonderful and in spite of the language difficulty we pulled things off very well. I’m happy that at the end of the day, the chefs knew how I wanted the food presented, what worked and what not etc. — Facebook | March 2010
Adding to the above is a 5th day I hadn’t mentioned, until now. I had pretty much kept the whole assignment under wraps all this time while AIKO management worked on their menu design and getting the restaurant ready to serve their customers. While AIKO hasn’t officially launched their full menu, they have opened their doors during this holy month of Ramadhan with their special sungkai buffet menu (check out the AIKO SUSHI Facebook Page for more information).
What a customer said … The place was a slamfest when we went last night, but there was also a big staff on hand to keep things running smoothly. Replenishment was never an issue for us. I didn’t get to look around much, but the decor is simple modern-style Japanese with some odd Malay & Chinese flourishes here & there. I thought for the price, the sungkai buffet was a great value, and was happy with the sushi I tried. I’ll want to give them a go some time on a slower day (after Ramadhan/Hari Raya are done) to see how they do with a full/normal meal, but I agree with the others: for the price, the quality and service were spot on.
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