Bara Chirashi Don is a rice bowl topped with a variety of diced and marinated sashimi, and its popularity is unparalleled. But they don’t usually come cheap.
A hidden gem along New Upper Changi Road, Izumi Japanese Fish Market has successfully packaged affordability together with quality in their Bara Chirashi Don (S$11.80).
Other than the Bara Chirashi Don, it also has other donburi on the menu—the cheapest donburi on the menu is only S$5.50!
At just S$11.80 per bowl, Izumi Japanese Fish Market’s Bara Chirashi Don is prepared à la minute and you can watch the skilled chefs slice your sashimi right before your eyes.
We were extremely impressed by the generous portions of fresh seafood—which includes salmon and tuna, grilled unagi, crab stick, fish roe and seaweed strips.
However, simply calling this a value-for-money meal understates how wonderful this don was. The presentation of the Bara Chirashi Don was on point and the rice to sashimi ratio was perfect. There was just the right amount of marinade with the sashimi, which drew out the true flavours of the fish.
Throw in the grilled texture and light teriyaki marination of the grilled unagi, Izumi Japanese Fish Market’s Bara Chirashi Don was an absolute stunner that we would be thrilled to have again.
As mentioned earlier, Izumi Japanese Fish Market offers a range of affordable donburi that start from as cheap as S$5.50.
Some of them include Salmon Teriyaki Don (S$6.80) and Anago Don (S$9). A selection of sides is also available, such as Takoyaki (S$5 for 10 pieces) and Urchin Flavoured Ball (S$4).
Izumi Japanese Fish Market also sells freshly packaged sashimi which can be sliced and enjoyed on-site upon request.
A humble and unassuming dining establishment with incredibly affordable prices, Izumi Japanese Fish Market is truly the emblem of the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover”.
Izumi Japanese Fish Market
59 New Upper Changi Road, 1, Singapore 461059
Tel: +65 6245 5568
Tue to Sat: 8am – 8pm
Sun: 8am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Bedok
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