Sakae Sushi

We love Japanese food but since the kids cannot eat sashimi or sushi and are allergic to shellfish, we rarely eat at Japanese restaurants.

One day, we walked past the bright, fresh green decor of Sakae Sushi and took a peek at their menu. Good variety of udons and sobas. A selection of children’s meals. Ok, let’s go in!

It’s easy to order a meal at Sakae Sushi since you can just click on the computer at your table and choose what you want.

The boy wanted the child’s meal that came in a car. Since the girl is still too young to order, she was happy to share my bowl of soupy udon. I can’t remember what Hubby ordered but it’s definitely chicken or eel or prawn, which are safe for the kids.

We like the booths at Sakae Sushi since the kids can sit and stand there safely without our having to worry about them falling off their chairs. I think they have the Ikea-type baby highchairs…

As is the case with any Japanese fast food restaurant, you’ll find your table set with a box of plastic / disposable chopticks, paper tissues and sauce plates. At Sakae Sushi, you also get wet towels.

While we wait for the food to arrive, our boy loves to meddle with the utensils and stuff.

Here’s what he built:

He’s using our set of utensils because I don’t allow him to use the new ones in the box. No, no…he has to behave himself in restaurants.

Moreover, I don’t think it’s nice to give the restaurant staff additional work i.e. wash utensils that a kid played with.

My son likes Sakae Sushi because they serve Vitagen. Yup, he doesn’t care for the food especially when it’s mostly made up of deep fried chicken or nuggets:

Our kids don’t really like deep-fried stuff so it was quite difficult for us to feed him the deep-fried chicken.

I think I had to cut them into smaller pieces or just end up feeding him whatever’s in my udon. He ate the french fries and broccoli while his sister enjoys the cherry tomatoes.

Sakae Sushi constantly updates their menu with new concoctions of Japanese sushi but I don’t understand why so many of them have to come with mayonnaise. Is mayonnaise a Japanese staple?

I quite like dining at Sakae Sushi since I can either grab a plate of sushi off the kaiten belt or order something via their computer.

Sakae Sushi is so high tech, I wonder if they’ll offer for their customers? That way, you can order what you like via the video call before you arrive at the restaurant.

After all, talking to a person’s face is nicer than talking to just a voice, right?