“OMG WHERE AH?” “OMG. I CANNOT”
These were the sorts of comments I received since I’ve posted about the $1++ oysters on my Instagram. Yes, it’s crazy I know. It’s NOT a promotion, it IS what it is. These plump, succulent oysters from Teru Sushi costs only $1++, which is approximately, $1.17.
Well, well.. I got take Marketing one hor – MKT1101 or something like that. I think it’s a marketing strategy because they think you WON’T go into the restaurant just to eat OYSTERS (they just don’t know me yet), so everything else on the menu is pretty much a rip off. Okay lah, not ripoff so bad, but priced slightly above average.
Located along Tiong Bahru Road, just opposite the stretch that has my favorite Ah Bong’s Italian, and places like Tiong Bahru Glacier, Sin Hoi San etc, Teru Sushi is located at the end of the opposite stretch, just in front of the traffic light.
We paid them a visit on a Tuesday evening, and boy, it was PACKED. And the place was also not say very spacious lah, probably that’s why. It is actually quite a big space that you’ll notice after you walk in, just that the area catered for dining in, is really.. Cramped.
As you can see, they have a CRAZILY EXTENSIVE MENU, that left us spoilt for choice, and also worried about our wallets, but YAY $1 oysters. And they also had a promo of HALF PRICED SALMON SASHIMI on that day, so instead of 5 slices for $12, it was 5 for $6! I’m not too sure when this promotion is gonna end, but YES, JUST HEAD DOWN NOW LAH.
1) Hiroshima Oysters ($1++)
We ordered 10 of these gorgeous, fat, plump, juicy OH MY GOSH succulent oysters. I seriously wasn’t expecting such a generous fat oyster to be served at just $1, but yes, it was. And this was absolutely DELICIOUS. Their sauce and a dash of lemon, this was the first time I had my oysters without tobasco.
We ordered 10 to share, because my mother always say, don’t be greedy. And you can always order again if it isn’t enough, because I don’t want to spoil my experience by getting sick of oysters!
2) Pitan Tofu ($6++)
$6++ for this cube of tofu, it must have been made of real silk. Okay lah, it is homemade tofu but honestly, my meagre tastebuds can’t taste any difference between this and the ones I have elsewhere. Pi tan sauce was not too bad, but this somehow lacked the flavors we expected as the blandness of the tofu overwhelmed the entire dish. Pretty disappointing.
3) Shake (Salmon) – 5 slices ($12++) [PROMO PRICE: $6++]
Damn expensive for people like us, who often frequent places like itacho and sushi bar. But hey, when this arrived, I kinda understood why it was so expensive, because these slices of sashimi were THICK man. Like wow. So fat and thick. Probably the most generous serving of salmon sashimi I’ve had so far, but $12++ for 5. Hmm.. My wallet felt that pinch. So did my rolls of fat.
4) SHIOK MAKI ($25++)
Did you know that, the Chef Steve, the chef-owner of Teru is the one who created the Shiok Maki we all embrace with all our fats? I honestly havent tried the one that every one’s raving about at Wisma (I don’t even remember the name). But this was definitely the best maki I’ve had in my life.
Eel, avocado, salmon roll with their special sauce. I think I could have finished the whole plate by myself, even though I will complain.. CARBS.
Eh.. This dish was served in a very shallow bowl. Okay, it had fresh crab meat in there, but.. $15++? No way. The taste of this does not justify its price a single bit. I’d say skip this.
There was nothing really impressive about their other dishes for me, besides the ones I’ve raved about. I guess, stick to their rolls, sashimi and oysters for your best bet. Although the prices can be pretty steep for some of their items, but it really depends on what you order!
On my next visit, I’m just gonna have the sashimi and my fill of oysters from here really. Perhaps then, I’ll find my visit to Teru really worth the price! But seriously, $1++ oysters.. WHO CAN RESIST? And it’s really damn good leh.
How to get there?
50 Tiong Bahru Road
Lunch: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm