After promising to have lunch together for at least 4 months, my friend PB and I finally agreed on a date.
“What are we having?” asked PB, “I can have anything.”
Since we went to Samsen on our last date, I thought we should try something new.
“A few options… new Thai place, new Japanese place, burger joint, fish n chip joint…”….”Pick one”.
Japanese it was. Full disclosure to her that I’d never been and was curious to check it out.
It’s one of these hole in the wall restaurants that does not make any effort to welcome you. The window panes are frosted so you can’t peer in, the menus are written in chinese (only an issue if you can’t read it) -and most of it is sushi or skewer based- but the restaurant goes through the effort of having an English name printed on the signboard. It’s called Silver House Japanese Restaurant (首庫居日本料理).
I remember seeing it on the launch day when a row of flowers lined the street in front of the restaurant and people stood on the pavement looking in. I thought it was all a bit odd as staff and presumably owners brought in large plastic bags of packed food and they sort of stood around consuming it. Shouldn’t a launch party have a bit more organisation to it than that? Anyway.
We got there promptly at noon when the restaurant had just opened and was completely empty. The waitress presented us with a lunch menu consisting of about 8 different sets and told us that the a -la-carte sushi and skewers wee only available for dinner.
We settled on sharing a quick seared salmon sushi bowl and an eel bowl.
First came the salad, a small but tasty portion, I forgot to take a photo.
Next came a simple miso soup.
Then the eel bowl arrived.
The eel tasted fine with the teriyaki sauce but the texture was a tad soft.
This salmon bowl was nicely done. I could definitely have this again.
Dessert finals, a small fruit palate cleanser. The melon was ripe, succulent and sweet. The grapes weren’t bad, but they definitely weren’t japanese 😉
The salmon set was $128 and the eel bowl was $88, very reasonable lunchtime prices.
The restaurant was full to maximum capacity when we left. Some fashionable types, some office types and some singles looking to tuck in alongside their mobile phone.