Checking out Shin Tokyo Sushi & Ramen Ten, two sister restaurants that opened side-by-side this month at PJ's Jaya33; customers can sit at either outlet & order from both to relish a meal of sushi & ramen all at once.
Start with sushi: The Tamago Mayo Nigiri (RM5.60 before taxes) seems somewhat inspired by the late Fukuharu's famed mentai sushi. Astonishingly, it tastes almost as terrific, thanks to its melt-in-the-mouth, eggy creamy-savoriness.
Less impressive: The lobster salad roll. Portions of the topping taste like an inferior version of dried scallops, though it's nevertheless not a rip-off, considering the ultra-low price of RM12.80.
Unagi chawanmushi, a recipe that works. Blessed be thick slices of freshwater eel.
Another fun combo: Garlic fried rice, topped with salmon sashimi & roe. The rice could probably use more flavor, but the fishy components of this are fine.
Onward to ramen: The menu's extensive, with crayfish noodles the top recommendation.
Decent for a bowl that's priced like most shopping mall ramen, comprising sufficient crustacean flesh to satisfy. Broth's not wonderful but it's not exactly weak either.
If the names Shin Tokyo Sushi & Ramen Ten sound vaguely familiar, that might be because both brands come from Singapore, where they operate a few outlets.
Both restaurants are known even in Singapore as being completely halal eateries, which explains why sake, shochu, wine & cocktails are sadly absent in this entry. Oh, well. On the plus side, service is efficient enough & fairly friendly.
Shin Tokyo Sushi & Ramen Ten,
Ground Floor, Jaya 33, Petaling Jaya.