10 Devonshire Road
Tel: 6735 5014
After several raving reviews from Mia, June & Weylin, I finally paid a lunch time visit to Yoshida on a laid-back Friday (It felt darn good not to be working on a weekday!). It's a pity that I didn't visit earlier when their set lunches were going for $28. After lunch that day, I was really starting to kick myself over "lost" opportunities. The price hike was a little drastic really but understandable I guess. For the food you get, it is pretty priced in now although it really would burn a big hole in my lunch pocket.
For the $38 price tag, you'd get a starter of half-boiled egg with some dashi broth (I think). Simple, yet delicious. Then you'd get a whole list of mains to choose from. D ordered the Sushi Moriawase which looked pretty appetising. He was a little disappointed that day though cos we had a little tasting of Yoshida at a party and he was so impressed. That's partly the reason why we decided to pay the restaurant a visit. He just couldn't forget how great it tasted so he had to satisfy his sushi craving. It's not that it wasn't good; it still was but just not great, so he says. One thing we did agree on was that they make a fabulous tamago. Yoshida's version is of course, freshly made and somehow has this Japanese brown pickle taste. Can't really describe it but you'd have to try it to know what I mean.
After all that recommendation I got from Mia's blog, I had to order the Chirashi. I can now understand why she's so in love with it. The fish was fresh and they certainly were not miserly with their portions. My favourite parts? Biting on my fatty piece of toro and the ikura bursting in my mouth! I have a big thing for ikura cos I really love that sudden burst of saltiness on my tastebuds.
We also had a choice between the miso and clear soup in the set lunch. I chose the clear soup and was pleasantly surprised to find slices of fish in it. That followed by the fresh fruits ended my sumptious lunch on a good note.
I loved the food but honestly still find it a little hefty on the pocket. Afterall, I am used to eating food court after food courts during office hours. Yes, I am a typical desk-bound employee. As sucky as it is, I guess I'd have to put off a second lunch visit to Yoshida to when I'm on leave or when I feel like indulging a little.