Shiraishi is an Edomae Style Japanese restaurant located in Ritz Carlton. The interior is very small, with a colour concept similar to Shinji by Kanesaka. The seating capacity is just as small too, with 12 counter seats and 10 table seats.
It is advisable to make reservations. We walked in for lunch today at 1:45pm and they were kind enough to take us in. The last order is at 2pm.
Otoshi – $3.00++
The otoshi today was a potato salad. It was mashed like mashed potato and as smooth and creamy.
Green tea is complimentary.
Edomae Special 1.5 – $70.00++
12 kinds of sushi & rolls, clear soup of the day, dessert
My dining partner ordered the 12 piece sushi set. I didn’t try any of these but he said that the sushi rice was good. However it wasn’t as good as Tomi Sushi’s rice, which is one of the best around.
Hisago Bentoh – $50.00++
A gourd shaped box of mixed sashimi, grilled fish, appetizer, special rice, pickles, with clear soup of the day, dessert
Yes the bento box is really gourd shape and it’s so cute!
And the gourd shaped box unfolds to this. It was love at first sight. I knew it’s going to be good the moment I saw it!
The amount of sashimi given was quite generous, especially with the 2 pieces of toro there!
The shashimi was very fresh. The maguro tuna was so red and smooth. Most maguro I find elsewhere tends to be brownish and coarse.
Of course I saved the best for the last. The toro was very fresh and melts in my mouth! However, it can’t be compared to the best toro I had from Shinji, which was oilier and softer.
I supposed this is the appetiser and it sure is one generous portion of appetiser. There was salad, fried mushroom, sautéed/ braised mushrooms, pumpkin, eggplant, and a slice of meat.
The grilled fish today was cod, which was what I was hoping for! However, it was too burnt and smaller than what I was expecting. Nevertheless, it was good.
The special rice was indeed special. I did not expect my rice to be topped with tempura! It wasn’t just tempura flour. The tempura pieces were still crispy even though I touched this last. It wasn’t crispy in the hard way, but crispy in the delicate way. With tempura like this I may just try their tempura set next time.
My clear soup had wakame and mushrooms. However my dining partner’s clear soup had some egg curd inside. The smell of clear soup had a charcoal note to it, similar to Nadaman’s, but taste wise, Nadaman’s clear soup is still the best.
Tea to cleanse our palate for dessert! This tea cup is so cute.
Initially we were disappointed that it was just a scoop of chocolate ice cream, but soon we ate our words as we ate the ice cream. It was very smooth and chocolately, somewhat like the Häagen-Dazs sort and not the choppy and icy sort. The taste of cocoa is rather distinctive here. I suppose this is either made by themselves or they used a high quality chocolate ice cream.
Overall: I loved what I had here. Do try this for a good, authentic Japanese meal!
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore Tel: 63383788
Daily: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm
Mon to Fri:
7am to 6pm: $3.00 for the first hour, $1.00 for every subsequent 1/2 hour
6pm to 7am: $2.00 per entry
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays:
7am to 7am (next day): $2.00 for first 2 hours, $1.00 for every subsequent hour
36, 97, 106, 111, 133, 502, 518, 70M, 857, 868