For great and dependable sushi, I like to go to Shinji. And since I’ve been craving for some really good Japanese ever since we got home, the Man decided to book us a dinner at our fave Sushi joint.
Venue? The Sushi Bar inside Tung Lok’s new concept private dining restaurant at OUE Tower. At first, I got really excited but a little cautious about the menu offered at Tong Le’s Private Dining. I wondered how could Japanese and Chinese cuisine go hand-in-hand. Well, I never got the answer for upon arrival, I was ushered straight into the Sushi Bar and the familiar restaurant setting of Shinji greeted me. As I set down, I knew there wasn’t going to be any mixture of cuisine for my dinner that night and I was mighty pleased.
As with our previous meals at Shinji, we went straight for the Omakase course. From start to finish, each and every of the dish prepared by Chef Kikuchi was simply amazing! Take for instance this particular dish – I’m not a huge fan of monkfish but the monkfish liver concealed with flounder and topped with ikura tasted heavenly.
The baby shrimp topped with fresh sea urchin (Uni) was also to me out of this world. I guess it’s been a while since I tasted real fresh and good Japanese.
And just look at this Chawamushi! Not your ordinary Chawamushi, this one at Shinji was given the royal treatment with a touch of sesame, plum and then topped with a spoonful of Ikura. Decadent but superbly yummy!
One of the highlights of the meal for me at Shinji is this simple Tamago sushi. It’s kinda like dessert, eggy with a slight hint of sweetness as you bite into the smooth square bit.
And one last carbo dish before dessert – the mini chirashi don that’s packed with so much goodness! Uni that’s well-mixed with rice and topped with more Ikura. As you can guess, there pretty much goes my diet plan and all that exercise that I’ve done for the week. But for this amazing meal at Shinji, I’d say it’s totally worth it!