Itacho Sushi

Have a sudden craving for sushi? Consider Itacho Sushi! They have a great weekday lunch menu which comprises various donburi to sets of assorted sushi. Go for the Ume Set where you will be served salmon in three different ways - Fatty salmon, smoked salmon and a roasted salmon roll. The Fatty Salmon is seared using a bowl torch which brings out the texture and flavour of the salmon!
 
Service:
You will be given a slip of paper to indicate your order. Even though they may seem short handed, the service is excellent.

Recommended:
- Fatty Salmon
- Salmon with Soy Sauce
- Smoked Salmon
Photos of my visit to Itacho Sushi at Plaza Singapura:
 
This set comes with miso soup and steam egg with crab meat. The assorted sushi include, Salmon Row, Salad warship, Spicy Salmon warship, Fatty Salmon, Scallop, Smoked Salmon, Fish Dorsal and Mackerel. Free tea and wet towels with a minimum spend of $10. 
Ume Set ($12.00++)

Limited to two per person. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Salmon with Soy Sauce. ($0.40++/per piece)

The steam egg with crab meat a.k.a chawanmushi is included in the set meal. Smooth silky custard-like egg.
Chawanmushi


Salmon Row, Salad warship, Spicy Salmon warship (Top row: left to right)
Fatty Salmon, Scallop, Smoked Salmon, Fish Dorsal, Mackerel (Bottom row: left to right)

The exterior of Itacho Sushi at Plaza Singapura
Sushi Science [1]:
The term sushi, literally means "it's sour". It stems from an ancient grammatical form that is no longer used in other context. The "sour" description comes from the ancient way of preparing sushi by fermentation, generally seafood, packed in rice with salt used as a preservative. The vinegar produced from fermenting rice ends up breaking down the fish meat into amino acids, in turns results in a strong Unami flavour. Once the meat is properly fermented/preserved, the rice is thrown away. 

However, the modern form of sushi that we are more familiar with comes with rice that is now the main part of the meal. Created by Hanaya Yohei in the 19th century, the "sushi" today is prepared quickly. This makes Sushi one of the earliest forms of fast food.

What you need to know:
- Their weekday lunch menu is of great value. (Available from 11:00am - 5:00pm)
- Don't be disappointed with the Warship Sushi(s) included in your lunch set. They are there to be tummy fillers
- Order the Salmon with Soy Sauce ($0.40++)
- The fatty salmon and smoke salmon. MUST HAVE.

Itacho Sushi (Various Location) 
Plaza Singapura Branch
#02-35, 68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 63378922 (There is a minimum expenditure for reservations)
Opening Hours: 11:00am - 10:00pm (Sun - Thurs)
11:00am - 11:00pm (Fri - Sat)
References: 
Hiskey. D ( 2011), Sushi is not raw fish, retrieved from http://www.todayifoundout.com/ on 04/05/14
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About Haoming Koo

Koo Haoming. Founder of The Fat Chemist. Currently an undergrad at the National University of Singapore with a burning passion for science! Inspired to start a blog after reading the book, "Napoleon's Buttons, How 17 Molecules Changed History". The book fills the gap between Chemistry and History. Adapting the style of the book, posts written by me highlight the chemistry in the food we eat.
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