Located along Payneham Road in Felixstow, the name Sushi Gallery is bit of a misnomer as the restaurant actually offers a good range of Korean dishes. As expected from a Korean restaurant, Korean side dishes and kimchi are provided as well as nori sheets which are best eaten wrapped around some rice.
Their Bibimbap had a very eye-catching presentation of fried egg, colourful vegetables and beef. The beef was cooked perfectly and the rice was fluffy. To eat it, pour the provided chilli sauce over the Bibimbap and mix it into the rice and various ingredients. While it was not as tasty as the one served at Mandoo, it was still a flavoursome dish.
Soontofu is the name given to a Korean dish consisting of tofu cooked in a spicy, soup-like sauce. The chunks of tofu were tender with the spicy sauce enhancing the flavour of the dish without being too spicy. There were also a few clams in the dish to provide a slight salty element.
Soontofu (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Generous enough to be easily shared with fellow diners, the Haemui-pajeon (seafood pancake) had a crisp exterior which contrasted well with the firm texture of the seafood and vegetables. Provided with the dish is some soy sauce that the pancake can be dipped in to enhance the taste but it is advisable not to be too zealous as it will make the pancake too salty.
Haemui-pajeon (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While the coating of their Fried Chicken was a bit soggy, the chicken was still cooked to perfection with a sweet-spicy flavour provided by the sauce the chicken was tossed in. This dish is also notable for the inclusion of peanuts and apple to provide a bit of crunch.
Fried Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Made from a variety of cellophane noodles made from sweet potato, the Jacphe had a subtle char-grilled flavour with the pork, black fungus and carrots complementing it well. The serving size is quite generous and can easily be shared with a friend. If you prefer, the dish can be made from beef or chicken instead.
Jacphe (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Apart from their main dishes, Sushi Gallery also offers a selection of Korean-style sushi. Only a limited amount is available each day so it is advisable to ask the staff what is offered to avoid disappointment. The Crunch Shrimp Roll we chose had pieces of shrimp fried to golden brown with a drizzling of white sauce. A bit of crunch was provided by the crushed corn flakes covering the sushi.
Crunch Shrimp Roll (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While there aren't many seats available, the restaurant still had the comfortable ambience of a small café. It's advisable to make a reservation for your visit to make sure you have a table. There is a good amount of parking space along the streets around the restaurant.