Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chirashi Heaven at Aoki

Otoshi of stewed tuna

Step into Aoki. A zen-like oasis of calm and tranquility unfolds. In that moment your world reduces with startling clarity, to the food in front of you.

Salad with sesame and soy sauce vinaigrette

A bowl of chirashi sushi, sitting pristinely on the polished dark wooden table. Shimmering pearls of ikura that go pop and release their briny flavours in your mouth. Fragrant spongy tamago. Drops of smooth and creamy uni. Cubes of marbled otoro that melt in your mouth. Chopped ika, octopus, marinated maguro, shellfish, all so fresh, scattered over a bed of vinegared sushi rice.

A dainty trio of desserts arrives. Milk pudding with brown syrup. Plum wine jelly. Strawberry ice-cream.

This glimpse of heaven doesn’t cost the earth. $35 for mazechirashi lunch set. Includes salad, miso soup, pickles and dessert.

Life is good.

1 Scotts Road
#02-17 Shaw Centre (next to Les Amis)

No comments:

Post a Comment