When the cats away the mice are at play hehehe. Well that adage seems to be true whenever dad and uda are away. We went to dinner at Hei Sushi at Downtown East. There’s only 2 companies that serve halal sushi, one is Ramen Ten and the newest kid in the block, would be Hei Sushi. Actually thats not entirely true, APEX PAL is the parent company of Hei Sushi, which also is the parent company for ALL the Sakae Sushi restaurants all over Singapore. The difference apparently is that they didn’t want to use the brand Sakae Sushi for the halal restaurants as Sakae means sake as in the alcoholic rice wine. Anyways, I’ve been wanting to eat here for quite awhile. It has the same concept as Fresh Bulgogi, whereby you order through a computer, our mouse wasn’t working, so we placed our order with the manager. We ordered: chicken kaminabe(a hotpot using paper, not too great, but hey I can finally say I had Kaminabe, soup was nice though sweet and I think its because of the long white cabbage), an eel stew (really nice, it comes together with egg and eggplants in a small dish, the eel was soft, but there were bones) , beef sukiyaki (uwe o muite hehehe makes me remember the lyrics to the song I used to sing in choir, wasn’t mesmerising or tantalising, I blame the meat being frozen and not too fresh like fresh bulgogis’s mmmmmm), baked hotate (scallops in shell baked with a creamy sauce I think with an added wasabe, really good, but I forgot adik was allergic to scallops), toza tofu, salmon balls came with the same sauce and mayo that you get when one orders takoyaki (I’m guessing its their take on that all time favourite), chicken and beef ramen (both of which were overseasoned or maybe too many dashes of shoyu), cold soba noodles (great as usual) , salmon carpaccio (lovely and had a piquant sauce poured over it and it came with lovely ikura yummmmmmmmmy) and la piece de la resistance was the soft shell crab(first time having it, and Mummy and I fell in love).Their Japenese green tea was a steal at only $.098 per cup, and free hot water refills on the counter. I also ordered a pot of Oden, but it didn’t come even after we waited for so long and after we finished everything on our table. We didn’t try the sushi out though except for the crepe ones filled with soft shell crab (yummy). Anyways will be back there again for the Oden which I didn’t get to try out, and for the bento sets and donburis.