30 minutes. That’s how long I waited to get a seat at Sushiro during the lunch hour because of the inevitable queue and small interior. Granted, the crowds at Thomson Plaza will never be as large as town or the CBD, but I was positively starving by the time I was shown to my seat and praying that I would be full by the time I left.
Sushiro did not disappoint. After looking over the competitively-priced menu, I decided on the signature Bara Chirashi Don and a small side of Tamago Mentaiko sushi. The service here was amazing; within three minutes of me ordering, both my dishes were served. I even timed the other tables’ serving times to make sure that it wasn’t just a one-off thing.
I started with the Tamago Mentaiko Sushi ($3.80 for two pieces) and while this may sound strange, it’s best when it’s hot! The sweetness of the egg balanced nicely with the tanginess of the mentaiko and the sushi rice, with a slight smokiness from being torched before serving.
I thoroughly enjoyed this, since I love anything with mentaiko on it. $3.80 for two pieces is pretty worth it in my opinion, with many other places charging more for a similar type of sushi.
But the Bara Chirashi Don ($12.80) was the star dish. I needed something to fill me up after that long wait and this big bowl of sashimi and rice did the trick.
Tuna, salmon, octopus, prawn and ikura – I was in heaven with the amount of sashimi that lay on top of the rice. The fish was nicely marinated and fresh, while the chunks of prawn were sweet and firm. I particularly liked the ikura, which provided a burst of flavour with every bite.
The rice was well marinated with a prominent taste of the vinegar and sweet sauce that was drizzled over it. I would have preferred slightly more sauce though, as the bottom of the bowl had dry rice that had to be mixed in with the rice on top.
The octopus provided a bit of chewiness in contrast to the rest of the ingredients, and the sesame seeds sprinkled all over gave the dish a nice aroma. The amazing part of the dish though, was how thick each chunk of sashimi was.
Huge! Especially when compared to the small cubes that other places usually provide for bara chirashis. It does make it more of a small slab of meat rather than a cube however, but you won’t see me complaining.
Even though Sushiro is a bit far from the usual places that I frequent, I can definitely see myself coming back in the future whenever I have a craving for Japanese food. The quality and quantity of the food here for the price is just too good to pass up.
If you stay near Thomson Plaza, please know that I am immensely jealous of your ability to visit Sushiro without a 45 minute commute.
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