Sushi restaurants are aplenty in Singapore. From high end omakase experts to cheap conveyor belt sushi chains, you get what you pay for in terms of quality. Thankfully, some of our favourite affordable sushi bars help to fill that gap; and so does this recent discovery in Thomson Plaza – Sushiro, which probably serves the cheapest Chirashi don around for just $12.80! Filled to the brim with five types of cubed sashimi, marinated in a mildly sweet homemade sauce, the Bara Chirashi here screams value-for-money in a very decent quality and quantity for its price. It comes topped with sesame seeds for texture, and a selection that includes salmon, maguro (tuna), mekajiki (swordfish), tako, ebi and glistening ikura pearls.
The selection of fish varies from day to day, depending on imports, which is delivered to the shop three to four times in a week. A Sashimi Moriawase comprising maguro, chutoro and o-toro (named ‘The Three Grades’) is priced at $38.80, while you can get a 5-piece Sushi Nigiri Platter (sake, maguro, ikura, tamago and unagi) for $8.80. And for mentai lovers, you’ll be glad to know that a good range of mentai sushi and donburis are available here too. Regular menu aside, you can refer to the owner’s handwritten notes of the day’s specials placed on each table. Expect dishes like Japanese-style Glazed Duck with Onsen Egg on Rice ($14.80, pictured) or Salmon Belly Sashimi, as well as set menu add-ons to any order of rice bowl – for example, $5 for a bowl of Shiro Miso Soup, salad and sashimi.
To seal the deal for an authentic sushi bar experience, Sushiro currently has Japanese beers like Asahi and Sapporo, plus two Sake options for you to choose from: Ide Junmai Dai Ginjyo Sake ($9.80/30ml glass) and Ide Honjyozo Tenka Sanroku Fuji No Yama Sake ($5.80/30 ml glass).
In hoping to emulate that same quick and hassle-free sushi bar experience in Japan, Sushiro’s 12-seater space evokes an intimate dining experience, no doubt, especially with a couple of bar seats for more interaction with the chef. But as word gets out about this hidden gem, the only concern we have is its lengthening waiting time as the queues follow suit. Location Tip: As this small shop can be quite hard to spot, head in the direction of the food court then look out for cut-out signs in a shape of a white bear.
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