At Shin Kushiya, we are proud of our specialty kushiyaki - where the freshest ingredients are arranged artfully on bamboo skewers and grilled with care over Bincho charcoal from Japan that burns with just the right amount of heat to provide a crisp smokiness while sealing the natural flavours and juices within. A must-try is Aji Tataki Shin-style, where thinly-sliced horse mackerel sashimi is served with their home-made sweet miso marinade.
Shin Kushiya Hot
Pekin Street, 31, 048761
1 Maju Avenue, #02-03/06 myVillage @ Serangoon Garden
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Simple, but high quality
One of Shin Kushiya's best items are items skewers (think upscale Tori Q). There are several variations of grilled beef, chicken and pork skewers that all come in the same basic thick teriyaki sauce. In essence, its very basic japanese food with quality ingredients.
The same can be said of its other dishes. My favourite item is the Beef Inaniwa udon - a thin udon in a broth. A staple dish in virtually every Japanese restaurant, but oh so good. The quality of the noodles and the beef is obvious. The texture of the noodles is definitely not your typical run-of-the-mill grade, and is cooked al dente. The beef was tender and packed with flavour, and not overcooked.
Great Japanese Food
Shin Kushiya has a wide range of food that already seem appealing on the menu itself. It was surprising though, that we had to wait for 15 minutes despite the lack of queue. As it turned out, many tables were reserved already.
The interior is rather dim, and this coupled with the dark furnishings make the place seem even darker. The service staff were good and accommodated with our various requests promptly.
We had a range of Kushiyaki which all had the distinctive smoky taste. The pork wrapped with mozzarella was amazing and the pork belly skewer was succulent and cooked just right. The salmon with mentaiko sauce was disappointing though; the salmon was overdone and the amount of mentaiko sauce was so little.
The Tosei Saba Yaki looked a bit burnt on first sight, although the flesh was soft and fresh. We also got Buckwheat noodles with tempura. There was nothing impressive about the tempura nor the noodles.
The desserts are rather pricey considering they are so small in size. Among four people, we shared three desserts - tofu cheesecake, soybean pudding and cream brulee. They were not overly sweetened and did not make us feel too full after eating them which was good.
There are some more items we had but it's really too much to list. Anyway, I had a overall pleasant experience dining at Shin Kushiya.
tender meat, tasty sauce!
I like Shin Kushiya for its convenient and tasty skewers. Choose, pay and go. It's somewhat like Old Chang Kee with the skewers thing going on so I guess it's not wrong to say that it's the Japanese version of Old Chang Kee! With the various meat and vegetables to choose, you definitely have to lack of variety to choose from. The meat that I have tried is cooked to perfection. Tender and fresh! No unpleasant smell at all. The sauce that is generously lathered all over the meat helps up the tasty-o-meter of the meat further. The sauce tastes somewhat like Teppanyaki sauce (or maybe it is?) and it really helps to bring out the flavor of the meat. The meat coupled with the sauce is a pleasant riot waiting to break out in your mouth.
The skewers are grilled and not deep fried (alternative to 100% fried food. Old Chang Kee, I am looking at you..) so it might serve as a better choice to the health-conscious. I personally do not mind having Old Chang Kee's fried food variety but a change is always welcomed. Furthermore, Shin Kushiya is found only at big malls. The skewers are always kept warm if not piping hot. If you don't find it warm enough, you can always request the friendly staff to heat it up for you at no extra costs!