My first time at Shiro Izakaya was back during my student days and I was totally wowed. The food was decent, but so was the price. When I saw it go on half-price a few weeks back, I knew I had to revisit this place and try their new menu which I was informed was done to give diners more options. Truly so, I was very satisfied!
Some of the many things we ordered was the beef tataki. A very lovely salad with a well-seared steak that went perfectly with the yuzu soy! In fact, it was their yuzu soy that was absolutely delicious. I pretty much finished everything on there except the lemon!Yummy!!
Another dish we ordered was the yellow fin Carpaccio.The slices of fish here was so smooth it just meddled with my palate in the most sublime manner. The texture of the yuzu jelly, and crunchy vegetables added to the over all satisfaction. It was a modern take on the conventional. In my opinion, it was yummy though we joked earlier that we had ordered an empty plate haha.
Other dish we ordered included the Teriyaki Chicken which was OK only. The Salmon-GTR is always a highlight and even more so now that the Aburi Salmon Nigiri have been removed to my dismay. I really enjoyed the Aburi the first time I went. In fact, several staples like the catchy Rolls Royce were also absent from the menu. See my previous post here!
Since then, things have definitely changed. While they were missing a few of my favourite dishes, I still very much enjoyed the meal that night. In fact, Shiro Izakaya is a place I would return to, nonetheless they still face stiff competition from my favorite places like Kanta, Ha-Lu, and Bonsai. Might be a case of eeny, meeny, miny, moe!