In December 2012, a plane missed it's designated landing strip in Changi Airport Singapore. It was reported the plane that was piloted by Chef E.C. Wong, had managed to land safely in Kampung Glam area and luckily no one was hurt. As the plane was carrying fresh seafood and ingredients from Japan, the pilot has no choice but to open up a sushi bar from that point onwards and continue to serve the freshest ingredients flew in four times a week from Japan.
As according to its name, the restaurant is designed based on the 1930s aeroplane stereotype. The kitchen, tables and sushi bar are made of shiny metal that are found in the galley of aeroplane. The restaurant can probably only seat less then 40 person. So to make sure you get a seat, you might want to call to make reservations during the peak period.
Airways Garden Salad ($15) which is fresh garden salad with wafu dressing. The salad is light, refreshing, yummyy and delicious. The dressing simply binds the ingredients which include avocado, tamago and tomato. A good way to open up your appetite.
|Airways Garden Salad
For mains, we recommend their Mango Roll ($30) first – avocado, mango and flying fish roe. Each ingredients are generously prepare and served. You will notice the freshness of the mango to balance the slightly fiery fish roe. The sushi rice are mixed with other fresh flavourful vegetables, to create a unique flavour to the mango roll. Uniquely fresh.
Sushi airways version of California Roll ($15), is the inside out version, where the rice is on the outer part of the roll and covered generously with flying fish roe. Using just white sushi rice, it simple and nice. The chef just let the ingredients speak for itself.
For people who like some fizz in their drink, try their Passion Fruit Soda Smoothies ($6). Not sure where the smoothies come from, it is more like a Passion Fruit Soda Fizz. It is more on the sweet side, I actually have to dilute it further with some ice water.
|Passion Fruit Soda Smoothies
To cleanse your palate after the meal, a complementary beancurd pudding will be served. Nice balance of texture and sweetness.
We boarded the plane on one Saturday afternoon, after the lunch crowds and there are only 4 tables occupied. The service is good, but the food took quite a while to come to the table, especially their rolls. As only Chef Wong and his assistant are preparing the food for the whole plane, the captain seek your understanding.
Overall, Sushi Airways food represent a creative, unique and fresh. Each dish prepared individually by Chef Wong and his co pilot, so you can expect the high and consistent standard. The price is reasonable, if you compare the quality of the food that you received. I'm looking forward to my next visit to try out their other fresh air flown ingredients. Bon Voyage !!!
Food & Drink: 8.5/10
Sushi Airways Sushi Bar
20A Baghdad Street
Tel: +65 6291 1151
Op Hours: Daily 12.00 – 14.30; 18.00 – 22.30