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Shibucho - still doing that mostly traditional thing and doing it well. (brief review)


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Shibucho - still doing that mostly traditional thing and doing it well. (brief review)

kevin | Jan 22, 2013 03:46 PM

Here's the list of goods (today and for the next few weeks I will be too lazy to post full-on reviews, yeah, my apologies in advance):

albacore salad with chopped topped tomatoes and mixed greens sluiced with olive oil and ponzu.

tuna sushi.

toro sushi.

red snapper sushi.

spanish mackerl sushi.

eggplant parmigiano (tiny portion and not as good at all as the first time that i had it, and on that very first time it reminded me of the most delicious cheese puff/gougeyre/popover i have ever tried apart of a close family friend's cheese puff, wich was the piece de resistance of all cheese puffs).

halibut sushi.

sea urchin sushi (quite increbile, why don't i have uni more often ???).

toro handroll with the pickled root vegetable, gobo ???, it's orange-colored, ???

and tiramisu for dessert.

i love that they serve the wines in those dope decanters. and the desserts at the end of the bar looked great or rather excellent from profiteroles to a mille-feiulle to a bowl of panna cotta i believe, definitely looked quite good.

for some customers, he does serve charcuterie atop grilled toast as an amouche bouche and a couple customers had a plated dish of seared scallops in what neighbors attested was a sweet potato puree inflecked with tiny specks of shaved black truffles. anyways, next time.

and i'm always suprised that he's still in business because it's a little bit of ten the beaten path if i'm not mistaken. and there doesn 't look to be any PR machine involved, though recently he added a website and who knows maybe he advertises in japanese-language newspapers, or trade magazines.

some of the fish suspects, esp the albacore are aged and fishy, but i believe it's supposed to be that way.

anyhow, great stuff, and this joint is not usually mentioned on these boards.

and copious amounts of green tea to wash it all down.

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