August 22, 2014
|Enoki mushroom miso soup - 2|
J's comment > not bad; decent miso soup
|Matcha parfait - 2|
J's comment > ice cream was of the soft serve kind, decent, but wouldn't have minded just having the matcha ice cream on its own instead of in the parfait; fruits were frozen, absolutely rock hard; liked the bit of crunch at the bottom in the form of Lucky Charms; wafer and pocky on top seemed to be there just for decor, didn't really add to the parfait; chunk of bread pudding in the middle completely passable; the sprinkling of pop rocks candy on top was a nice touch, but again wasn't particularly necessary; Mimibuloveme's better
|Bread Pudding - 1|
J's comment > reheated via microwave; tough, chewy and slightly soggy at the bottom but hard on top
|Strawberry orange ice tea - 2|
J's comment > not bad; delicate flavors, strawberry and orange flavors shown through in equal portions
|Berry lavender hot tea - 2|
J's comment > not bad; another delicately balanced tea but stronger; about 70% berry and 30% lavender
|Ginger peach tea - 2|
J's comment > another delicate tea; ginger surprisingly not strong at all but nonetheless still present; peach flavor actually a tad stronger, almost too sweet
FYI, as Shishinori is still new, their hours aren't quite fixed yet. One of the menus above say they're open til 6pm Mon to Fri, but today I called before going to confirm and they said they close @ 8pm. Moral of the story, call before heading over.
Overall, this place (both atmosphere and menu) strongly resembles Basho without the pastries. Entree to entree, Shishinori is better than Basho.
Labels: cambie, dessert, healthy, japanese