Maki-San

January 20, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Maki-San
2 Handy Road
#B1-17 The Cathay

8 Grange Road
#01-04 Cineleisure Orchard

112 East Coast Road
#B1-19 I12 Katong

311 Upper Changi Road
#B1-39 Bedok Mall

1 Sengkang Square
#01-45 Compass One

1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3
#01-31 White Sands

17 Petir Road
#B1-23 Hillion Mall

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#B1-06 JEM

9 Bishan Place
#02-27A Junction 8

3155 Commonwealth Avenue West
#04-33 The Clementi Mall

704 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 #01-2549

1 Jurong West Central 2
#03-54 Jurong Point

10 Eunos Road 8
#B1-165 SingPost Centre


https://www.rollwithmakisan.com/


Set Meal (SGD $12.80)



DIY Halal Sushi Rolls

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 8
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $13 per person.


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Founded in August 2012, Maki-San is a halal certified store that specialises in maki sushi rolls. The appeal of Maki-San lies in their DIY (do-it-yourself) concept, where you choose from a range of over 50 ingredients to customise your maki sushi roll to your fancy. That said, you don't actually get to roll it yourself, instead, after choosing the ingredients, staff will assist to prepare it for you.

Ambience at Maki-San is casual and simple. Bright vibrant colours of green, wood, white, grey, and pink adorn the walls, while the mostly small area is neatly lined with simple furnishings. Concept of a quick eat-and-go style, so turnover here is fast. I find the place isn't as brightly lit as I'd like. Part of the appeal is watching staff prepare your order through the clear glass display!

Service at Maki-San is completely self-service, with ordering, payment, and collection of orders over the counter. I notice staff are efficient at clearing away empty / dirty tables when diners leave. I must also commend their proactiveness, when the place isn't busy, staff sometimes serve orders to your table. However, because everything has to be made to order, prepare to wait up to 15 minutes for your order during peak periods.

Food at Maki-San is all about Japanese maki sushi rolls, with over 50 different ingredients to customise your order. They do offer some creative ready-made suggestions for the undecided. Ingredients are fresh and tasty, and so far, I've been quite pleased with the experience. Portions are large, but sized for individuals. Prices are slightly higher than elsewhere though, budget about SGD $13 per person for a meal here.


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Maki-San Facade
Maki-San Facade


House Sushi Rolls & Salads
House Sushi Rolls & Salads


Maki-San Menu
Maki-San Menu


Preparing


Preparing



A standard Green Tea (SGD $1.50) canned drink, which comes as part of a set meal too.

Green Tea (SGD $1.50)



The Tempura Enoki Golden Mushroom (SGD $3.90) is a greasy, decadent bag of deep-fried enoki golden mushrooms, served with a choice of sauce - I got the Salted Egg-straordinaire sauce, which I felt was very weak in flavour. The mushrooms are stringy and chewy, and pretty filling, but light on taste. Overall, an underwhelming snack.

Tempura Enoki Golden Mushroom
Tempura Enoki Golden Mushroom (SGD $3.90)


Tempura Enoki Golden Mushroom



Felt the Tempura Kani Crab Stick (SGD $3.90) was decent, as the texture wavers between crisp and soft, achieving an uninspired middle ground. Neither terrible nor outstanding, it's basically little more than stomach filler. I got the Smoky Cheddar Cheese sauce with this, which is nicely cheesy salty spicy in flavour.

Tempura Kani Crab Stick
Tempura Kani Crab Stick (SGD $3.90)


Tempura Kani Crab Stick



Customised the Una Agi San (SGD $10.40), with egg crepe wrap, Japanese white rice, edamame beans, sweet corn kernels, takuan / yellow daikon radish, tamagoyaki / egg omelette, sliced cheddar cheese, seaweed nori strips, teriyaki sauce, and grilled unagi / eel. Flavours of smoky sweet eggy earthy, with textures of chewy, firm, crunchy, soft, tender, juicy. Very nice, though this wrap is really loose, and the ingredients kept falling out.

Una Agi San (SGD $10.40)


Una Agi San


Una Agi San
Una Agi San


Una Agi San



Customised the Terrific Tuna San (SGD $10.40), with nori seaweed wrap, Japanese white rice, avocado, hard boiled egg, shredded cucumber, sliced cheddar cheese, tuna mayonnaise, katsuobushi / bonito fish flakes, yuzu sesame sauce, and smoked tuna fish. Flavours of smoky vegetal sweet savoury zesty, with textures of chewy, creamy, soft, tender, juicy. Good!

Terrific Tuna San (SGD $10.40)


Terrific Tuna San


Terrific Tuna San
Terrific Tuna San


Terrific Tuna San



Customised the Succulent Salmon San (SGD $9.90), with nori seaweed wrap, Japanese white rice, avocado, hard boiled egg, shredded cucumber, sliced cheddar cheese, roasted enoki golden mushrooms, fried salmon skin crunch, miso sauce, and smoked salmon fish. Flavours of smoky vegetal sweet savoury salty, with textures of crunchy, creamy, soft, tender, juicy. Good!

Succulent Salmon San (SGD $9.90)


Succulent Salmon San


Succulent Salmon San
Succulent Salmon San


Succulent Salmon San



Customised the Surfing Turfing San (SGD $9.90), with nori seaweed wrap, Japanese white rice, avocado, hard boiled egg, shredded cucumber, kani crab stick meat, eibko / prawn roe, wasabi furikake, wasabi mayonnaise sauce, and roast beef, though they seem to have forgotten to include my order of steamed ebi / prawn / shrimp. Flavours of tangy vegetal sweet savoury sour, with textures of stringy, creamy, soft, tender, juicy. Good!

Surfing Turfing San (SGD $9.90)


Surfing Turfing San


Surfing Turfing San
Surfing Turfing San


Surfing Turfing San



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