Shin Minori

December 20, 2017

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Shop/Food Review

Mr Good Says:

This is a Japanese Ala Carte Buffet (that used to be good). Okay, the story goes like this, I went to Shin Minori UE Square at the beginning of this year for lunch and was suitably impressed (read more below). As someone who dislikes buffet in general, I found this one pretty good especially at this price point. But, recently I received feedback from one of my closed friends that the standard has dropped tremendously. He described the food as "not fresh" and "hard to stomach". Is this a one-off because the restaurant was having a bad day? Or did standards really dropped? Let me know if you have visited recently.

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Original Review

When your friend wants buffet while you want freshly prepared food, ala carte buffet is the way to go! And if Japanese is what you are craving for today, Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant is your answer!

At Shin Minori’s Japanese ala carte buffet, you can enjoy up to 162 dishes that are freshly prepared upon order and served right to your table. For an affordable price of S$37.90++ per pax for lunch (or S$39.90++ per pax for dinner), you can take your pick from 14 categories, including fresh sashimi, sushi, maki, itamono, nimono, yakimono, agemono, teppanyaki and more! There are really lots of choices though sadly drinks and desserts are not included. But like a buffet line, the food’s free flow! Awesome arrangement, isn’t it? Yes, but there’s one downside- increased dining time (for food preparation and repeated food ordering).

Tablet Based eMenu Ordering System (available at every table)

Luckily for us, Shin Minori has a tablet based eMenu ordering system in place, so we can place each order fast and conveniently from our tables. With mere clicks on the tablet, orders will be placed and food will be served promptly (remember to click “Send” after your selections though)! Phew! We won’t have to wave madly to get the waiter’s attention midway through munching food while worrying that the buffet time’s running out!

Food is generally good and ingredients are fresh. Dine in on Chinese New Year’s Eve (Dinner) and CNY Day 2 and get a complimentary Yu Sheng too!

Complimentary Yu Sheng (Valid for 2017 CNY Eve and CNY Day 2 Only)

Complimentary Yu Sheng (portion shown is for 8-12 pax)

Sashimi (Raw Seafood)

Hamachi Sashimi – Raw Yellow Tail Fish Slices (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other sashimi choices: tuna, salmon, swordfish, sea bream, cuttlefish and octopus.

Sushi (Japanese Rice with Topping)

Maguro Mayo Sushi – Chopped Tuna with Mayonnaise (portion shown is for 1 order)

Sushi choices: yellowtail, tuna, salmon, swordfish, sea bream, cuttlefish, octopus, grilled eel, prawn roe, sweet egg omelette, boiled prawn, vinegard mackerel, crab meat stick, bean curd skin, chopped tuna, seasoned mini octopus, seasoned seaweed and seasoned jellyfish.

Temaki (Hand Roll)

Tamago Temaki – Sweet Egg Omelette Hand Roll (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Hand Roll choices: crab meat stick, fried salmon skin, fried soft shell crab, fried tempura prawn, pregnant capelin in bread crumbs, grilled eel, tuna, salmon, sweet egg omelette, sweet pickles, yellow pickles and Japanese cucumbers.

Makimono (Mat Sushi Roll)

Dragonfly Maki Roll – Soft Shell Crab Topped with Eel and Avocado (portion shown is for 1 order)
Close-up of Dragonfly Maki Roll
Unagi Chizu Tanuki Maki – Grilled Eel with Cream Cheese (portion shown is for 2 orders)

Other Maki choices: Rainbow Maki, Harvest Maki, Crunchy Maki, Veggie’s Lover Maki, California Maki, Shake Kawa Maki, Spider Maki, Ebi Tempura Maki, Shishamo Maki, Norwegian Shake Chizu Maki, Futo Maki, Maguro Maki, Shake Maki, Kani Maki and more

Ippinmono (Appetizer)

Kabocha Chawanmushi – Pumpkin Egg Custard (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Appetizer choices: seasoned mini octopus, seasoned seaweed, seasoned scallop, edamame, chilled bean curd, cucumber, peach salad, seafood salad, fried salmon skin salad, chicken salad, potato salad and chawanmushi.

Itamemono (Pan Fried Dish)

Buta Kimchi Itame – Kimchi with Pork (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Pan Fried choices: beef with special sauce, chicken with wasabi mayo and kimchi beansprouts.

Nimono (Simmered Dish)

Simmered choices: stewed pork belly with potato & carrot and pumpkin with special sweet sauce.

Gyoza (Pan Fried Dumpling)

Only one type of pan fried dumplings is offered.

Agemono (Deep Fried Dish)

Ebi Butafurai – Deep Fried Breaded Butterfly Prawn (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Ika Karaage – Baby Cuttlefish (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Kani Tempura – One Mouth Crab Tempura (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Tempura Moriawase – Assorted Tempura Fish/Prawn/Vegetable (portion shown is for 1 order)
Yasai Tempura – Assorted Tempura Vegetables (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Deep Fried choices: fried pork loin chop, fried chicken chop, chicken karaage, fried chicken wings, chicken cartilage, breaded pregnant capelin, fried bean curd, egg plant with yuzu miso, potato croquette, fried sweet potato ball and soft octopus ball.

Yakimono (Grilled Dish)

Asuparagasu Bekon – Grilled Asparagus Bacon (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Tori Kawa Shioyaki – Chicken Skin with Salt (portion shown is for 1 order)
Shishamo Yaki – Grilled Pregnant Capelin (portion shown is for 2 orders)

Other Grilled choices: grilled mackerel, grilled salmon, grilled chicken, grilled chicken meat ball, grilled chicken wing, grilled chicken liver, grilled chicken heart, grilled chicken gizzard, grilled chicken tail, grilled homemade Japanese fishcake, grilled pork, BBQ rice ball, grilled ginkgo nuts, grilled garlic, grilled eggplant, grilled leek, grilled lady fingers, grilled Japanese mushrooms and grilled quail eggs.

Teppanyaki (Hot Griddle Dish)

Teppanyaki choices: salmon with special sauce, chicken, mixed vegetables and beansprouts.

Gohan (Rice Dish)

Rice choices: soba (plain soup/beef soup/chilled), udon (plain soup/beef soup/chilled), curry udon, kimchi ramen and cod roe spaghetti.

Men (Noodle Dish)

Noodle choices: steamed rice, kimchi with pork belly fried rice, garlic fried rice and pork curry rice.

Shiru (Soup)

Asari Shiru – Miso Soup with Clams (portion shown is for 1 order)
Ton Shiru – Miso Soup with Pork Belly (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Soup choices: plain miso soup and crab miso soup.


To browse Shin Minori's full menu, visit their website.


Food Photos

See photos of food that My Food Story has tasted. Recommended food are marked with ().
Hamachi Sashimi – Raw Yellow Tail Fish Slices (portion shown is for 1 order)
Shishamo Yaki – Grilled Pregnant Capelin (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Asari Shiru – Miso Soup with Clams (portion shown is for 1 order)
Ton Shiru – Miso Soup with Pork Belly (portion shown is for 1 order)
Kani Tempura – One Mouth Crab Tempura (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Tempura Moriawase – Assorted Tempura Fish/Prawn/Vegetable (portion shown is for 1 order)
Yasai Tempura – Assorted Tempura Vegetables (portion shown is for 1 order)
Asuparagasu Bekon – Grilled Asparagus Bacon (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Tori Kawa Shioyaki – Chicken Skin with Salt (portion shown is for 1 order)
Unagi Chizu Tanuki Maki – Grilled Eel with Cream Cheese (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Kabocha Chawanmushi – Pumpkin Egg Custard (portion shown is for 1 order)
Buta Kimchi Itame – Kimchi with Pork (portion shown is for 1 order)
Ebi Butafurai – Deep Fried Breaded Butterfly Prawn (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Ika Karaage – Baby Cuttlefish (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Maguro Mayo Sushi – Chopped Tuna with Mayonnaise (portion shown is for 1 order)
Tamago Temaki – Sweet Egg Omelette Hand Roll (portion shown is for 1 order)
Dragonfly Maki Roll – Soft Shell Crab Topped with Eel and Avocado (portion shown is for 1 order)
Close-up of Dragonfly Maki Roll

Outlets

Shin Minori @UE Square

81 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square (Shopping Mall) #03-15/16, S239917
Map     Directions     +65 6733 2272     Website     WhatsApp Share
Shin Minori - UE Square Shop
MRT Stations (within 800 metres)

Fort Canning, Clarke Quay, Chinatown

Opening Hours

Mon to Sat: 11.30am to 2.30pm (LO 2.15pm), 6pm to 10.30pm (LO 9.45pm)
Sun/PH: 12pm to 3pm (LO 2.45pm), 6pm to 10.30pm (LO 9.45pm)

Value Added Service(s)

PokeStop (Triple Rings)

Payment Terms

Prices Subjected to Service Charge & GST (Cash/Nets/Credit Card)



Shop/Food Review

Mr Good Says:

This is a Japanese Ala Carte Buffet (that used to be good). Okay, the story goes like this, I went to Shin Minori UE Square at the beginning of this year for lunch and was suitably impressed (read more below). As someone who dislikes buffet in general, I found this one pretty good especially at this price point. But, recently I received feedback from one of my closed friends that the standard has dropped tremendously. He described the food as "not fresh" and "hard to stomach". Is this a one-off because the restaurant was having a bad day? Or did standards really dropped? Let me know if you have visited recently.

-------------------

Original Review

When your friend wants buffet while you want freshly prepared food, ala carte buffet is the way to go! And if Japanese is what you are craving for today, Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant is your answer!

At Shin Minori’s Japanese ala carte buffet, you can enjoy up to 162 dishes that are freshly prepared upon order and served right to your table. For an affordable price of S$37.90++ per pax for lunch (or S$39.90++ per pax for dinner), you can take your pick from 14 categories, including fresh sashimi, sushi, maki, itamono, nimono, yakimono, agemono, teppanyaki and more! There are really lots of choices though sadly drinks and desserts are not included. But like a buffet line, the food’s free flow! Awesome arrangement, isn’t it? Yes, but there’s one downside- increased dining time (for food preparation and repeated food ordering).

Tablet Based eMenu Ordering System (available at every table)

Luckily for us, Shin Minori has a tablet based eMenu ordering system in place, so we can place each order fast and conveniently from our tables. With mere clicks on the tablet, orders will be placed and food will be served promptly (remember to click “Send” after your selections though)! Phew! We won’t have to wave madly to get the waiter’s attention midway through munching food while worrying that the buffet time’s running out!

Food is generally good and ingredients are fresh. Dine in on Chinese New Year’s Eve (Dinner) and CNY Day 2 and get a complimentary Yu Sheng too!

Complimentary Yu Sheng (Valid for 2017 CNY Eve and CNY Day 2 Only)

Complimentary Yu Sheng (portion shown is for 8-12 pax)

Sashimi (Raw Seafood)

Hamachi Sashimi – Raw Yellow Tail Fish Slices (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other sashimi choices: tuna, salmon, swordfish, sea bream, cuttlefish and octopus.

Sushi (Japanese Rice with Topping)

Maguro Mayo Sushi – Chopped Tuna with Mayonnaise (portion shown is for 1 order)

Sushi choices: yellowtail, tuna, salmon, swordfish, sea bream, cuttlefish, octopus, grilled eel, prawn roe, sweet egg omelette, boiled prawn, vinegard mackerel, crab meat stick, bean curd skin, chopped tuna, seasoned mini octopus, seasoned seaweed and seasoned jellyfish.

Temaki (Hand Roll)

Tamago Temaki – Sweet Egg Omelette Hand Roll (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Hand Roll choices: crab meat stick, fried salmon skin, fried soft shell crab, fried tempura prawn, pregnant capelin in bread crumbs, grilled eel, tuna, salmon, sweet egg omelette, sweet pickles, yellow pickles and Japanese cucumbers.

Makimono (Mat Sushi Roll)

Dragonfly Maki Roll – Soft Shell Crab Topped with Eel and Avocado (portion shown is for 1 order)
Close-up of Dragonfly Maki Roll
Unagi Chizu Tanuki Maki – Grilled Eel with Cream Cheese (portion shown is for 2 orders)

Other Maki choices: Rainbow Maki, Harvest Maki, Crunchy Maki, Veggie’s Lover Maki, California Maki, Shake Kawa Maki, Spider Maki, Ebi Tempura Maki, Shishamo Maki, Norwegian Shake Chizu Maki, Futo Maki, Maguro Maki, Shake Maki, Kani Maki and more

Ippinmono (Appetizer)

Kabocha Chawanmushi – Pumpkin Egg Custard (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Appetizer choices: seasoned mini octopus, seasoned seaweed, seasoned scallop, edamame, chilled bean curd, cucumber, peach salad, seafood salad, fried salmon skin salad, chicken salad, potato salad and chawanmushi.

Itamemono (Pan Fried Dish)

Buta Kimchi Itame – Kimchi with Pork (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Pan Fried choices: beef with special sauce, chicken with wasabi mayo and kimchi beansprouts.

Nimono (Simmered Dish)

Simmered choices: stewed pork belly with potato & carrot and pumpkin with special sweet sauce.

Gyoza (Pan Fried Dumpling)

Only one type of pan fried dumplings is offered.

Agemono (Deep Fried Dish)

Ebi Butafurai – Deep Fried Breaded Butterfly Prawn (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Ika Karaage – Baby Cuttlefish (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Kani Tempura – One Mouth Crab Tempura (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Tempura Moriawase – Assorted Tempura Fish/Prawn/Vegetable (portion shown is for 1 order)
Yasai Tempura – Assorted Tempura Vegetables (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Deep Fried choices: fried pork loin chop, fried chicken chop, chicken karaage, fried chicken wings, chicken cartilage, breaded pregnant capelin, fried bean curd, egg plant with yuzu miso, potato croquette, fried sweet potato ball and soft octopus ball.

Yakimono (Grilled Dish)

Asuparagasu Bekon – Grilled Asparagus Bacon (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Tori Kawa Shioyaki – Chicken Skin with Salt (portion shown is for 1 order)
Shishamo Yaki – Grilled Pregnant Capelin (portion shown is for 2 orders)

Other Grilled choices: grilled mackerel, grilled salmon, grilled chicken, grilled chicken meat ball, grilled chicken wing, grilled chicken liver, grilled chicken heart, grilled chicken gizzard, grilled chicken tail, grilled homemade Japanese fishcake, grilled pork, BBQ rice ball, grilled ginkgo nuts, grilled garlic, grilled eggplant, grilled leek, grilled lady fingers, grilled Japanese mushrooms and grilled quail eggs.

Teppanyaki (Hot Griddle Dish)

Teppanyaki choices: salmon with special sauce, chicken, mixed vegetables and beansprouts.

Gohan (Rice Dish)

Rice choices: soba (plain soup/beef soup/chilled), udon (plain soup/beef soup/chilled), curry udon, kimchi ramen and cod roe spaghetti.

Men (Noodle Dish)

Noodle choices: steamed rice, kimchi with pork belly fried rice, garlic fried rice and pork curry rice.

Shiru (Soup)

Asari Shiru – Miso Soup with Clams (portion shown is for 1 order)
Ton Shiru – Miso Soup with Pork Belly (portion shown is for 1 order)

Other Soup choices: plain miso soup and crab miso soup.


To browse Shin Minori's full menu, visit their website.


Food Photos

See photos of food that My Food Story has tasted. Recommended food are marked with ().
Hamachi Sashimi – Raw Yellow Tail Fish Slices (portion shown is for 1 order)
Shishamo Yaki – Grilled Pregnant Capelin (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Asari Shiru – Miso Soup with Clams (portion shown is for 1 order)
Ton Shiru – Miso Soup with Pork Belly (portion shown is for 1 order)
Kani Tempura – One Mouth Crab Tempura (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Tempura Moriawase – Assorted Tempura Fish/Prawn/Vegetable (portion shown is for 1 order)
Yasai Tempura – Assorted Tempura Vegetables (portion shown is for 1 order)
Asuparagasu Bekon – Grilled Asparagus Bacon (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Tori Kawa Shioyaki – Chicken Skin with Salt (portion shown is for 1 order)
Unagi Chizu Tanuki Maki – Grilled Eel with Cream Cheese (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Kabocha Chawanmushi – Pumpkin Egg Custard (portion shown is for 1 order)
Buta Kimchi Itame – Kimchi with Pork (portion shown is for 1 order)
Ebi Butafurai – Deep Fried Breaded Butterfly Prawn (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Ika Karaage – Baby Cuttlefish (portion shown is for 2 orders)
Maguro Mayo Sushi – Chopped Tuna with Mayonnaise (portion shown is for 1 order)
Tamago Temaki – Sweet Egg Omelette Hand Roll (portion shown is for 1 order)
Dragonfly Maki Roll – Soft Shell Crab Topped with Eel and Avocado (portion shown is for 1 order)
Close-up of Dragonfly Maki Roll

Outlets

Shin Minori @UE Square

81 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square (Shopping Mall) #03-15/16, S239917
Map     Directions     +65 6733 2272     Website
Shin Minori - UE Square Shop
MRT Stations (within 800 metres)

Fort Canning, Clarke Quay, Chinatown

Opening Hours

Mon to Sat: 11.30am to 2.30pm (LO 2.15pm), 6pm to 10.30pm (LO 9.45pm)
Sun/PH: 12pm to 3pm (LO 2.45pm), 6pm to 10.30pm (LO 9.45pm)

Value Added Service(s)

PokeStop (Triple Rings)

Payment Terms

Prices Subjected to Service Charge & GST (Cash/Nets/Credit Card)



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