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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

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