If you want to go to Shyun in Carnegie, you have to plan ahead. They allow bookings so that’s exactly what we did. Just like my last experience at Shyun, I enjoyed my meal there very much. Again we were fascinated by the ipad ordering system (and a little worried given all the signs saying no cancellations – there were multiple children keen to play with any tablet they could get their hands on).
The only menu item I didn’t like was the soft shell crab sushi rolls – there wasn’t much crab and the few pieces that were present tasted like cardboard. Because of the lack of filling it seemed like a lot of rice. I was so surprised! I’ve tried their rolls before and loved how fresh they were.
I’m glad to report the rest of the meal was fantastic. I couldn’t resist ordering the teriyaki tofu again and my friends liked it as well.
The okonomiyaki skewers tastes rather different from any okonomiyaki I’ve tasted – but in a good way! Crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. Of course, this dish comes topped with the right sauce – a combination of mayonnaise and okonomiyaki sauce.
We ordered the vegetarian version of nasu dengaku to avoid mince (my friend doesn’t eat pork) – it didn’t top Shiranui’s but it wasn’t bad!
This time we tried the tempura don – you can choose to have the tempura served separately if you’re finicky like me and want tempura crunchy and not softened by steam/soup (as in udon). This dish boasts a generous portion of tempura as you can see!
Next time I’ll stick with the shyun house roll – apart from that there’s plenty of other things I’d like to try! After my visit to Tokyo last year, I figured out I love cold udon. I must go before this summer special isn’t served anymore.