Sumida Japanese Restaurant @ Prima Tanjung, Penang

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Japanese Food, Tanjung Bungah

Sumida Japanese Restaurant is certainly no stranger to the Penang food scene. My family and I eat there regularly and I thought it high time that I finally did a blog post about this place! 🙂

Sumida Japanese Restaurant is comfortable and cosy with tatami style seating…

And a sashimi & sushi bar tucked neatly in the back of the shop…

We kick things off with a rather unique appetizer – Yamaimo Sengiri or shredded mountain yam (RM16)

We would usually not order this rather foreign sounding item, but it came recommended by the owner during one of our meals. Mountain yam is said to be rich in antioxidants and hence good for health. The taste? It has a rather strong distinctive flavor which is perhaps an acquired taste.

Something more familiar would be the Japanese Potato Salad (RM8). I love japanese style potato salad and Sumida’s version sat well with all of us. Slightly sweet, but smooth with a bit of crunch from the finely chopped carrots and veggies.

Occasionally during special ocassions or whenever we crave for some sashimi, we would order this Moriawase (Matsu) – selection of seafood sashimi (RM100). Thick slices of salmon, tuna, white fish, octopus and more. We love the freshness of the sashimi!

The Ebi Tempura (RM20) is another much loved Japanese dish. The ones served at Sumida is authentic with a light and crisp batter, fried until just right. Makes for a wonderful snack!

A favourite dish of ours at Sumida is the Surume Ika Bata-yaki or grilled giant squid (RM20). The squid is lightly grilled giving it a slight smoky flavour but yet maintaining it’s soft chewy texture. Served with spiced mayonnaise. A definite must try!

10 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. koyushi says:

    jimui~ hv u tried the japanese curry, i’m a big fan of jap curry :p

  2. NKOTB says:

    Hmmm, time to explore more on that area… thanks for sharing!
    .-= NKOTB´s last blog ..The Living Room =-.

  3. J2Kfm says:

    Good review, I find the Hiyashi Chuka Ramen at Ichiban Boshi, served with strips of duck meat to be particularly good.
    .-= J2Kfm´s last blog ..Ipoh’s Spankin’ New – Ayam Penyet, Lee’s Burger, & Jalan Datoh Noodle Stall =-.

  4. ck lam says:

    Went there twice so far, will sure to visit again to try those dishes that you had.
    .-= ck lam´s last blog ..Singapore Hawker Food – Geylang Lor 29 Fried Hokkien Mee =-.

  5. samlee860407 says:

    whao, the sashimi platter, especially the salmon looks nice! but rm100…hmmm :p

    the squid is amazing too!
    .-= samlee860407´s last blog ..New Secret Restaurant (????????) @ Sungai Petani =-.

  6. I really enjoyed the few visits to this restaurant – don’t understand why it doesn’t get the crowds like that ramen place in the next row. I remember the service being super attentive. Hiyashi Chuka’s my absolute favourite too!

  7. taufulou says:

    the jap curry looks good neh~
    .-= taufulou´s last blog ..Apom Manis @ Kuchai Lama =-.

  8. allie says:

    Would love to try out the sukiyaki. Never a fan of cold ramen but lingzie’s favourite wor.. Must try it out one day 😉
    .-= allie´s last blog ..Fried Fish Bihun Soup – Allie’s Favourite =-.

  9. defintely a pleasant place to be!
    .-= Big Boys Oven´s last blog ..Wedding Cakes by Sunny Yaw =-.

  10. For some reason, I read Mountain Yam as Mountain RAM, and was like, “Wow… so meaty and muscular a dish!” 😛

    I like how homey it is. Nice!
    .-= Life for Beginners´s last blog ..Moving Day =-.

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