Sunday, November 01, 2009

Hamachi Carpaccio from Shin Kushiya

Hamachi Carpaccio

Shin Kushiya has been around for a while, but I had always avoided it because of how commercialized it looked. Still, tonight we stopped at the VivoCity location (1 Harbourfront Walk #02-120, 6275-8766) in part because I spotted this item on the menu, which looked strikingly like Nobu Matsuhisa's signature yellowtail with jalapeƱo...at least, it looked like it on Shin Kushiya's nicely printed menu.

I was thus a bit surprised to find the dish itself adorned with bell pepper chunks, with barely a slice of chili pepper to be seen. Nor was it as fragrant...at least, to the best that my memory from over ten years ago could recall. Well, this place didn't exactly pitch it to be like Nobu's version, so it was my own fault for assuming so. I suppose that it was fresh at least.

Oh - and how did the other food fare? Given its name, we had to get some kushiyaki, some of which was fine, but some of which was totally drowning in sweet tare sauce (if I somehow end up here again, I'll definitely have to request that they don't use that stuff). At least I liked the ginger dressing in the kaiso sarada.

5 comments:

kat. said...

you could try Shin Yuu located at 16 Greenwood Ave if you haven't. it's definitely worth the money. go for the buffet on fri/sat night.

Hot Tamale said...

I love all of your enticing, mouth-watering photos! Do you take them yourself, or, do you get them on the web? I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I love shin kushiya's stuff, i eat there almost every week. Funnily, the Hamachi Carpaccio i had at Vivo was perched with chilli peppers, maybe you happened to have a bad deal that day :)

Oh, and for the kushiyaki, there's actually plum and curry salt on the table which are meant for dipping with the kushiyaki if you like them saltier.

Now I'm hungry..

Jude

Anonymous said...

Sorry Kat, but Shin Yuu at Greenwood totally suxx! I'd rather eat at Shin Kushiya. For me, their grill roxx!

Anonymous said...

Hmm... I've been to many kushiyaki restaurants.... to be very honest, Shin kushiya has the best value and great grills.