a friend bought me chirashi don lunch@ aoki today on 10.12.2014. 🙂
this like the gold standard of chirashi don, according to many reviewers. ^^
well was it for me? must say it was very good.
we were served an otoshi. very nice. not sure what it was. some shellfish maybe. mirugai (geoduck)?? texture yes but didn’t look quite like.
nice salad with ponzu sauce.
& the main event mazechirashi don.
there was uni (not much), chutoro (seemed quite a bit), & the usual hamachi, salmon, maguro, tamago, bits of anago (conger eel), and ikura, also some pickled ginger.
the sashimi amount was substantial & very tasty eaten with the rice.
basically it was a barachirashi don. it would beat tatsu’s very expensive & ordinary S$40 chrashi don hands down.
and recently i had very good chirashi don lunch set at sumiya for just S$18.80. it had thick cube cuts so it was more of a chirashi don than a barachirashi.
so i guess indeed aoki would ace them all. all except mikuni for me.
mikuni’s chirashi don had 2 thick slices of chutoro, hotate, uni, botan ebi, aburi salmon etc at S$45 (after 50% feed at raffles discounts). for me even aoki’s very nice barachirashi don was no comparison.
& it is available for dinner also. but of course feed at raffles 50% discounts only for up to 5pax on sundays & mondays & for only 2pax other days. no perfect deal.
nice pickles (not salty) & ginger.
quite nice dessert, a plum jelly, nice penna cotta & ice cream. 🙂
for S$40, i can definitely do this again!