Full review - http://midas400.blogspot.com/2015/12/food-tasting-shin-minori-japanese.html
Tagged along Pauline to another food tasting. This time, we're at UE Square shopping Mall to try out the Ala Carte Dinner Buffet at Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant.
Located at level 3 of the shopping mall, Shin Minori (meaning New Harvest) is adorned with Zen inspired dark wood furnishings with clean lines and cozy warm lighting.
This casual Japanese diner offers wallet friendly All-you-can-eat Lunch and Dinner Ala Carte buffets. The buffet menu is definitely one of the most extensive ones I've seen, with more than 160 items to choose from! Fortunately, the restaurant has implemented a handy tablet ordering system where customers can browse the categorized food sections with ease, and place order for dishes online.
For the Ala Carte buffet menu, drinks and beverages are not included in the buffet prices, but complimentary ice water is served, and replenished, at every table. We started with some chilled juices while we ponder over what to order from that huge selection of food.
Apple juice & Lime juice $4.50++ ea.
The food arrived pretty quickly after order submission via the tablet. Most items are served in single portions (some in pairs), serving sizes are smallish which is good as we can order more variety to try.
Rice, noodle, chawanmushi & soup
Garlic fried rice
Mentai roe pasta
Sashimi moriwase platter
Dragonfly maki rolls
Rainbow maki rolls
Bacon wrapped asparagus
Grill quail eggs & chicken skin
Grill chicken meatballs
Eggplant with yuzu miso dressing
Cucumber with soy bean paste
Overall, I enjoyed the Sashimi and sushi roll items the most. The raw seafood were extremely fresh, and the colorful Maki rolls actually tasted as good as they looked. Some grilled items were impressive too, the chicken meatballs and grill salmon were really good. The rest of the items were pretty standard in terms of taste.
The restaurant owner offered some of their in-house specialty dishes for us to try. The grilled yellow tail collar was excellent. This dish is not found in the menu and will be served complimentary to their special guests and regulars, based on availability. The other two dishes can be found in the Ala Carte menu.
Grilled yellow tail collar
Deep fried soft shell crabs
No dinner is complete without desserts, so we each ordered a scoop of Japanese flavor ice cream and sorbet. These are priced at $5.90++ per scoop, or $8.90++ for double scoop.
Mixed berries, Matcha azuki ice cream & Yuzu sorbet
Dinner at Shin Minori was a pleasant experience, the buffet spread is extremely impressive, with a reasonable price tag to boot. Definitely a great spot for big groups of friends or family gatherings, where everyone can find something they like to eat here. I would suggest to go for their fresh seafood items which are more worthy of the bucks you're paying.Buffet Prices
Lunch (MON to SUN)
Dinner (MON to SUN, EVE OF PH & PH) *
*Except Christmas Eve, New Year Eve, CNY Eve & Special Occasions
Date of Visit: Nov 16, 2015
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