Leading Japanese chain of izakaya restaurants, Shirokiya, is proud to announce the official opening of its second outlet at CHIJMES on Thursday, 12 June, following the resounding success of its flagship in Singapore, located at Cuppage Terrace.
Shirokiya, owned and managed by Monteroza Co,. Ltd, has over 285 outlets in Japan and in16 outlets in other parts of Asia, including Shanghai, South Korea and Taiwan. It specialises in serving exquisitely prepared izakaya-style of food, with a strong focus on bishoku-ryori, which means food that is good for you from the inside-out. Hence, the menu boasts an array of dishes containing key ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, capsaicin and lycopene, which promotes cellular renewal, increases metabolism, supports cardiac health and neutralises free radicals in the body.
Shirokiya also focuses on serving food made with soken-ryori, which essentially uses traditional Japanese ingredients like shio-koji, or salted rice malt. Foodies can look forward to a bigger menu at both outlets, with new dishes featuring more of shio-koji, including the Cold Tofu Marinated with Shio-koji, which is only produced in limited portions per day ($8.80), Fresh Salmon Belly Yukke ($11.80), Bonito Fish Marinated With Ponzu Sauce ($7.80) as well as Steamed Rice in Traditional Tomato Sauce With Melted Cheese Served in Hot Stone Bowl ($14). Sushi-lovers can revel in the wider selection of sushi introduced to the menu such as the Broiled Pressed Mackerel ($15.80) and Salmon Belly Roll Sushi Topped With Minced Salmon ($11.80), which have been adjusted to prices that are more value-for-money and wallet-friendly.
Shirokiya will also be introducing their first-ever “Smile Lunch” that caters to the office crowd around the area. The aptly named set lunch brings you more reasons to smile as you get a taste of the unique Japanese concept of affordable, delicious and fast lunches priced at $12 nett.
Highlights for the lunch sets include the Chicken Katsu Toji, which is a chicken cutlet topped with a special Japanese egg gravy; the Traditional Japanese Porridge, a dish which the Japanese eat for wellness, and not forgetting a no-meat option, the Healthy Bibimbap, which consists entirely of steamed rice and vegetables. All 12 selections of set lunches come with a drink and tofu miso soup.