+
Restaurants & Bars

Shiso Tree, J-Town, Markham - a quick update - Still good but overall taste profile is less enticing and quality has gone slightly downhill?!

Charles Yu | Sep 19, 201905:18 PM     3

Went for a casual, comfort food dinner at this old favorite Japan/Italian fusion place of mine. My dining partner, a dear old visiting out-of-town college friends of 48 years!

Overall, our pasta-centric meal, from a 'reduced pasta choice' menu, was still pretty enjoyable. Our perfectly cooked al-dente home made pasta paired with some delicious traditional and fusion sauces.....though my favorite ' Bolognese Rose ' had been removed from the current menu!

However, compare with the past, the house special seafood soup - Zuppa de Paesce was a bit disappointing. Though still loaded with clams, prawns and scallops, it was definitely less enjoyable than previous version with the normally rich broth lacking in crustacean ( lobster and prawn shell ) aroma and taste complexity.

Since we went on a Tuesday, we received a surprising complimentary snack - Japanese poutine with bonito flakes, Japanese mayo and Tonkatsu sauce based gravy topping. Interesting and delicious.

In order, the photos are:
- Japanese style Poutine with Bonito flakes, Japanese mayo and Tonkatsu sauce Gravy
- Crudo - mixed prawns and scallops ceviche
- Zuppa de Paesce - Seafood soup: Crustacean shell based broth, clams, scallops and prawns
- Spaghetti with Snow Crab meat and Ikura cream sauce
- Fettuccine a la Bolognese

    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

13 No-Bake Summer Desserts That Are Stress-Free & Delicious
Recipe Round-Ups

13 No-Bake Summer Desserts That Are Stress-Free & Delicious

by Jen Wheeler | Looking for some easy 4th of July dessert ideas that are ideal for grilling season? Look no further...

11 of Our Most Popular Sides for Summer Grilling & BBQ Season
Recipe Round-Ups

11 of Our Most Popular Sides for Summer Grilling & BBQ Season

by David Watsky | You're well on your way to a great grilling season with our 13 most popular BBQ recipes and even a...

How to Make Wine Pops, the Coolest Summer Treat Around
Recipe Round-Ups

How to Make Wine Pops, the Coolest Summer Treat Around

by Joey Skladany | Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you the wine pop, a.k.a. your new favorite (and innovative...

This Mixed Berry Pie Couldn’t Be Any Easier to Bake
Food News

This Mixed Berry Pie Couldn’t Be Any Easier to Bake

by Amy Schulman | Best friends Malaka Wilson-Greene and Erica Freeman didn’t expect to land in the baking world. The...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.