Anyway, during one of our lunch outs, my colleagues and I tried this Japanese restaurant called Hachi Tei which is located right behind our office. Have I told you all how much I love my new office? Aside from the fact that the people I work with are really cool and talented, our office alone is located at the heart of a foodie land! There's a soup kitchen right next door, a yummy kopi tiam a few steps away, 7-11 at the other corner, a hawker center behind us and I can just go on and on. I guess I'm really destined to work here, huh? :) It's like match made in foodie heaven.
As I went home to Manila for a few weeks, I began craving for Hachi Tei's Sake Don so much that I would have salmon sashimi any chance I get. Finally, I'm back and on my first day back in the office, I told Komal about it and she was so sweet to invite me to lunch at Hachi Tei the following day.
We got there a bit late for lunch and the place was already packed. It's a good thing we were still able to find a table for three. The service was very fast and efficient, the servers friendly and attentive too. As I browsed through the menu, I decided to try something else and went for the Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box (S$10). My set comes with a solo serving of sweet Chicken Teriyaki, Japanese rice topped with nori strips, a slice of watermelon, Japanese cabbage salad and miso soup. I had a very photogenic set making me so excited to dig in.
Hachi Tei is your casual Japanese go-to place should you want to enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi at very reasonable price. Expect that more authentic restaurants in Singapore would probably charge the same dishes for double or triple the price at Hachi Tei. I'd still go back though for my Edamame and Sake Don.
Hachi Tei is located at 147 Telok Ayer street, Singapore 068606. Call them at +65 6535 2988.