$12.80 for a bowl of bara chirashi don in a restaurant would be a steal. Especially when it comes with so much “liao” (sashimi toppings) that the rice almost takes on a lesser proportion.
Omote which was previously known as Sushiro, has become quite popular for its inexpensive donburi.
Bara Chirashi ばらちらし means “scattered seafood, vegetables and ingredients on top of a bowl of rice” with the sashimi usually diced and marinated with soy sauce and mirin, compared to the Chirashi Don which has sashimi in the more unadulterated form.
The precise slicing of sashimi, placing each ingredient into the rice bowl and torching of duck slices were saliva-inducing.
There are choices like Umami Soy Chirashi ($17.80), Truffle Roasted Garlic Chirashi ($21.80), Tamago-Menti Chirashi ($19.80), Ikura Chirashi ($28.80), to Spicy Dashi Chirashi ($17.80).
The Bara-Chirashi Don ($12.80) is definitely the highlight with salmon, tuna, octopus, prawn and salmon roe in a palm-sized sushi rice bowl.
If you are up to it, go for the “Second-Gen” Mount Chirashi ($38.80) which comes with a mini hill of assorted marinated diced seafood on sushi rice.
Sugoi desu! So much seafood toppings that we couldn’t see the rice underneath and we were not complaining.
The fragrant sesame oil… the umami-ness… the tinge of sweetness… with fresh sashimi cut into small bite- sized cubes for easy consumption. Oishii!
The entire meal was silent throughout as we were concentrating on getting the very last piece into our tummies.
Apart from the seafood rice bowls, there were Donburi ($8.80 – $15.80) using normal rice instead.
We had the Glazed Duck with Onsen Egg ($14.80) which was torched with a live demonstration of pyrotechnics to give a smokey taste.
Even though the duck meat were tender and tasted pleasant, the chirashi don still left a deeper impression in our hearts.
If we were to choose a place for affordable and oishii chirashi don, Sushiro would be choice Ichiban (number 1).
301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza #03-24A, Singapore 574408
Tel: +65 9450 1020
Opening Hours: 11:45am – 2pm, 5:45pm – 9pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.