<br>Name after the Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen serves mostly-takeaway healthy ,personalized Nippon-style Rice and Salad Bowls. With more than 35 types of different toppings to go along with either Sushi Rice, Brown Rice, Mixed Green or even Soba noodles. continue reading
Opening Hours
10:30 - 19:00
Mon - Fri
10:30 - 19:00
Sat - Sun
Payment Methods
Restaurant Website
Signature Dishes
California Don Rainbow Sashimi Salad
Review (1)
Level3 2014-06-22
The best thing about Shinkansen is the good variety of toppings, dressings and bases they offer. Healthy lunch yes, but it isn't your run-of-the-mill salad bar where greens are the only base you can go with. There are various options such as soba, brown rice and sushi rice for the base, which sets it apart from the others.If you can allow a little leeway in your diet/aren't restricting yourself, go for the refreshing soba noodle base. Soba noodles are made of buckwheat flour - known to decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels. These noodles are a healthier alternative to rice with more fibre and definitely less carb-heavy than pasta. The soba here is light with a nice bite. Pair with any of the light dressings in store and you have got a winner.My choice of Terminal bowl was Tuna Tataki with a mixed greens base, broccoli, tamago, mushroom, pickled seaweed and kidney beans with the add-ons of feta cheese and sundried tomatoes. The ingredients were all fresh, but it is the sundried tomatoes that sealed the deal for me - every piece was a burst of savory, flavor-filled goodness in the mouth. It is a must-pick for the add-on. The tuna tataki was slightly disappointing, as it was pretty flat on taste and sliced a little too thin. I preferred my aunt's choice of smoked salmon more, which was more on par in taste. Her bowl of soba noodles with sesame plum dressing was delectable, and the cashew nuts she chose provided a nice crunch in every mouthful.A general tip for everyone when it comes to DIY salads - choose toppings with contrasting textures ie; creamy vs crunchy with difference flavor profiles as much as possible (sour and salty etc) and it will make a lot of difference to your salad experience.Shinkansen may be a little bit on the pricey side for a salad bowl, but the quality of ingredients here do justify it, as does the taste. The waiting time for your food is also very short (~5 minutes at most) so it definitely is a good choice for 'lunch on the go', especially for the health-conscious class.For more, go to http://herpenandfork.blogspot.sg/ continue reading
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