Grilled to Bits
The Asian Grill Festival at Shiro is another excuse to drop by for a meal here.
Priya Bala | Editor, PoshVine.com
First time visitors to Shiro, who see the buzz around the bar, may be forgiven for thinking it’s one of the city’s hip watering holes. That it certainly is, but Shiro, at UB City, is also a fine restaurant, serving some excellent Pan Asian fare.
The Asian Grill Festival is currently on here and runs till mid-December. And in the cool weather we are currently having, well-seasoned offerings from the Shiro grill certainly seem like an attractive prospect.
I went for a tasting the other night, and sampled the festival menu. My pick from the vegetarian selection would be the melting soft tofu, pan-seared and served with a spicy Indonesian ginger sauce, that’s sweet, sour and simply delicious. There are also potato skins, stuffed with mixed veggies and finished with teriyaki glaze.
It’s only a small menu, but each grill is different with distinct sauces and accompaniments. There’s grilled chicken with a citrus tamarind glaze and also kaffir lime-infused grilled chicken. I enjoyed the snapper brochettes, perked up with Thai green spice mix.
Ah, and on to the meats. The Asian barbecued pork ribs are splendid – moist and juicy and sweet from the hoisin and sake glaze. Pork lovers are sure to enjoy this one. There are also lovely tenderloin medallions served with soya shitake butter. The sweet potato mash which accompanies the meat is just right. A fabulous, if unusual combination!
Shiro’s service is always impeccable – friendly and efficient. The drinks are great and the setting is perfect. So, if its’ a hearty tuck-in and Asian flavours you are looking for, then here’s the place.
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