Thursday, October 8, 2015

Shinjiro @ Tropicana City Mall

Shinjiro is an interesting new addition to Tropicana City Mall, serving izakaya-inspired fare with several adventurous twists. The setting is pretty cool, featuring floor-to-ceiling artistic flourishes that make this entire space fun to explore & photograph.

Complimentary edamame paves the path for potential pleasures that range from small plates for sharing & sampling, such as a salad of baby shrimp with mixed seaweed (RM15.90), to single-bowl meals like fried rice topped with a runny egg & crispy toppings (RM16.90), or with options including salmon sashimi, unagi, beef, fried chicken or tofu & vegetables.

Shinjiro dishes out recipes of diverse textures - from the crunch of battered prawns (RM18.90) & cheese-stuffed gyoza with berry compote (RM16.90) to the creaminess of a shrimp bisque (RM13.90) & oven-roasted papaya with cheese (RM14.90).

The skewer selection is extensive too, showcasing poultry (chicken thigh teriyaki, wings, skin, gizzard, liver, heart, back end & more, costing RM4.90-RM6.90 per plate), beef (sirloin, fillet with enoki or asparagus, tripe, liver & lungs, RM5.90-RM8.90) & seafood (salmon, mackerel fillet, Pacific saury, tuna, shrimp, scallops & squid tentacles, RM7.90-RM14.90). The skewers come with creative, chef-recommended sauces, such as sweet-&-sour, garlic chilli, salsa, shio, teriyaki & sesame pistachio.

Customers can also expect savoury, gravy-soaked pastas, like one topped with seared salmon (RM27.90), a reverse seafood sushi roll served piping-hot with miso sauce (RM21.90) & a nutritiously complete hambagu burger steak with veggies & matcha mashed potatoes (RM18.90), plus everything from salmon sashimi & tuna tataki to marinated octopus & baked oysters.

The dessert list is compact but fairly inventive for a mall-based Japanese joint, with a nutty chocolate finger & green tea tiramisu (RM13.90). Mochi is also available, as is artisanal ice cream in flavours like black sesame & white chocolate wasabi.

Shinjiro's name seems to be a nod to Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii, so it's not a surprise that Japanese whisky is a highlight here - try the Suntory Kakubin (RM24.90), Nikka By The Barrel (RM29.90) & Nikka Taketsuru (RM30.90). Japanese-inflected cocktails are offered too, including a Mojito sake mix with mint syrup (RM23.90) & Caffeinated Whisky with coffee & caramel (RM23.90). Many thanks to Shinjiro for having us here.

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Shinjiro
G-06, Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya. Daily, 11am-10pm. Tel: 603-7732-2986

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17 comments:

  1. At last! A new addition to Tropicana City Mall. And it's Japanese so Jenn is going to like it :) let's see if I can make it this weekend

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    1. Leo: yay! hope you enjoy it if you visit ... my favourites here were probably the baby shrimp seaweed salad, the fried rice, the 'tempura' prawns and the papaya cheese :D

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  2. Very nice ambiance, I like the lighting a lot! Not too dim and not too bright, just right, and the presentations are attractive. :)

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    1. Linda: yup, it's nicely decorated for a shopping mall venue :)

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  3. What are those? Waves? Can't say the deco would sweep me of my feet. Food looks all right, been the the mall once, can't say I was all too fond of it...but that was sometime ago - I think it was very new then.

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    1. Suituapui: i've eaten at tropicana shopping mall a few times and caught a few movies there, and the experiences have been mostly pleasant, heh :)

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  4. Cheese stuffed gyoza - that's something I'd like to try.

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    1. The Yum List: i couldn't resist ordering that gyoza to find out what it tasted like :)

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  5. All the skewers looked so delicious.. and the salmon pasta looked like it's 'banjir' with gravy! Yum!

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, it's quite distinctive-tasting and different from the traditional italian recipes for pastas :)

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  6. Everything looks delish....I so want my next meal to be on a stick! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: meals on sticks ... that could be a cool name for a restaurant! :D

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  7. We will go to Tropicana City Mall for movie sometime, good to know that there are more choices for food now. :)

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    1. CK: heheh, i feel like heading to Tropicana this weekend to catch The Martian maybe :)

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  8. I like the desserts, and the burger steak!!

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    1. Rebecca: those were quite interesting options! :)

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  9. I have try 2 restaurant that you recommended, overall overrated..

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