Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Sushi Yoshida, Devonshire Road
I had heard that this place (10 Devonshire Road, 6735-5014) took orders until 11:30 PM, so I stopped by to check it out after a late night in the office. Most of the food was really good, be it the maguro natto (one of the best that I've had, with deep blood red tuna, lots of fine natto, and loads of garnishings), asari butaa itame (some of the freshest little clams that I've had here), or yaki onigiri (probably one of the most carefully made ones that I'd ever seen). The aji tataki sashimi impressed too with the side of deep fried bones that were as light as potato chips (and complete with the salty greasy taste) - yum. Good call.
Then came the sticker shock. Damn, this place wasn't cheap (I must have somehow overlooked the prices in the right side column of the menu - it's a good thing that I didn't order the otoro too). At first, I thought that at least these guys were so nice that they gave me a few little extra pieces of food at the end without me even asking for it: kani miso (a frozen crab-miso mix - very rich and savory) and yaki mirugai (giant geoduck clam on a skewer seared on the spot with a little blowtorch), but then I realized later that they charged me for it! (Isn't that illegal in some countries?) Granted, the food was some of the freshest that I've had (and worth it), but I wasn't quite expecting to pay so much at such a late hour. I think this place is related to Shiro though, so I guess that explains it. Well, I can't really afford to come here again, so it was good while it lasted.
Digested at 11:40 PM
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