Such a bummer that Johnny Marr cancelled his shows for the rest of the US tour. Washington, Oregon and California through the 20th. What to do. Family exigencies. That's definitely priority.
Was so looking forward to seeing him play at Seattle Neumos and hear his songs from his newest solo album 'Playland'. My now-to-be-refunded USD33 ticket will turn into a S$148++ ticket if he makes the Singapore date next February. That's just three months away.
Without the gig, we decided to go to Shiro's to drown our sorrows in sushi and sake. Like any self-respecting kiasu Singaporeans, we turned up at Shiro's at 4.50pm to queue. It was raining, and windy. We were FIRST in line for the counter seats at 5.30pm. Wooohooo. BUT, dunno who made the tamago tonight. FAIL. It was too dry. Tsk.
Having visited Shiro's many times now, we've eaten at most of the chefs' tables. It's the restaurant's 20th anniversary and they've announced a new line-up of chefs, all of which aren't unfamiliar to regulars. This round, we sat in front of Chef Tsuyoshi-san. He's fairly young, but those knife skills are superb. Dunno if each chef makes their own sushi rice, but what we had that evening was great. Kneaded perfectly small. Excellent. The flavors were neatly set out in ascending flavors. As usual, no shoyu was necessary. Classic flavors that I welcome.