Shiro maguro (white tuna) and sake (salmon) sashimi
Standing Sushi is one of the best places to eat super good sushi in Singapore. Their shiny new premises at Marina Bay Link Mall are a bit more difficult to get to than their now-closed outlet at OUB Centre, but I quite liked eating somewhere that wasn’t 2 feet away from the crazy hustle and bustle of lunchtime at OUB Centre/Raffles Place MRT.
The menu was very simple – sushi, sashimi, donburi, salads and maki – I don’t recall any cooked food. One of the recommendations from the friendly waitress was shiro maguro –white tuna – something that I have not ever heard of before.
The chef served this sashimi style, marinated for 5 hours in his secret blend of sauces before slicing and serving on a plate with equally generous slices of salmon.
The texture is smooth with the same softness of fresh salmon sashimi and has a slightly salty taste (presumably from the marinade). It was absolutely delicious and I wonder how different the texture and taste would be when the fish is served unadulterated and fresh.
Sashimi platter with prawn, squid, octopus, salmon, tuna and white tuna
We also had the sashimi plate and the sashimi salad. Every piece of seafood, from the usual salmon and tuna, to the more unusual prawns and squid and scallops was wonderfully firm and sweet, needing just a little dip into our soya sauce with wasabi.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat fantasticly fresh seafood, this is the place to go. It’s not situated in the main corridors so looks out for it – it’s behind the Four Seasons Gourmet Market.
Standing Sushi Bar
Marina Bay Link Mall
8A Marina Boulevard
B2-51 Marina Bay Link Mall
Tel: (65) 6634 7068
Opening Hours – Mon-Sat 11.30am – 9.00pm
Closed on public holidays and Saturdays following public holidays on a Friday