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Shiso Yu Choi – Tres Petite Unworthy Sushi

Ebi Tempura Maki Out of the Box - Shiso Yu Choi

Ebi Tempura Maki Out of the Box - Shiso Yu Choi

Shiso Yu Choi Gurgaon – Read all about Shiso & Yu Choi Gurgaon. Find it’s details, read about my experience, see the photos and then decide if it is worth your precious order. Do comment on the article if you please. It’ll be great to have feedback from you too.

Shiso Yu Choi - Information Deck

Restaurant Location

Address: Shiso Yu Choi, House-786, Near 1126, Opposite Hamilton Court, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Phone No.: 096251 59582; 081783 09546 or Online through Zomato
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Japanese
Vegetarian Only: No
Do they deliver: Yes
Takeaway: No
Do they cater outdoors: Please check
Hours of Operation: 12 Noon – 12 Midnight

More Information

Meal for Two: Rs. 1400
Discount Available: Online via Zomato
Bar: No
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
Airconditioning: Not applicable
Smoking Permitted: Not applicable
WiFi: Not applicable
Music: Not applicable
Parking: Not applicable
Outdoor Seating: Not applicable

The History behind Shiso Yu Choi Gurgaon

Shiso & Yu Choi Gurgaon is a new delivery outlet in Gurgaon offering Chinese, Japanese & Thai food.

The name seems to have been combined and derived from Shiso (Japanese), which is a the scientific name of Perilla frutescens var. crispa. Shiso is a herb in the mint family Lamiaceae.

The second part Yu Choi (Chinese: Mandarin) is grown mainly for the young leaves and flowering stalks. Its scientific name is Brassica rapa.

Despite this herbal inspiration, there was no evidence of either of the herbs in the food, the sushi I ordered, from this outlet.

But the amalgamation of this nomenclature is fairly clear to me from the name. It is all in the name, Sorry!! Shakespeare Saab.

Japanese part of the menu is from the House of Yu Choi while the rest is from the House of Shiso. Their menu clearly indicates, though many may not notice it.

So it means they have to have multiple kitchens. If this is actually true, then a possibility exists that this outlet may have probably outsourced its food preparation particular to the cuisine from other outlets.

Else, why do they have such a high volume of bad reviews and now I am adding yet another one. Too many cooks spoil the sushi. I suspect but do not know with certainty.

However, this is my logical hypothesis and there is also a probability that it may not be an accurate one. Hence, this disclaimer on my website.

But, I still haven’t been able to figure out their actual name. Is it Shiso Fu Choi or Shiso & Fu Choi? The question about the (&) ampersand remains.

Any clues anyone? Do post your clues in the comments below. Thank you in advance.

The Cuisine at Shiso & Yu Choi Gurgaon

Shiso Yu Choi serves dishes from Chinese, Thai & Japanese cuisines. The food I am very partial to having savoured it from childhood while now I make some of it too.

I mulled over their extensive food menu on Zomato app and decided to opt for a Chef’s Sushi Platter, distancing myself from a sumptuous Khao suey which is usually my all time favorite.

Needless to say, that I can’t resist the Sushi temptation as well, especially when you can get to sample four (4) pieces of four (4) varieties in a platter.

I have tried almost all sushi joints in my neighbourhood. Hence, this was a no-brainer and I placed the order.

The Delivery Service & Packaging

The platter arrived in time by courtesy of Zomato. The rider was polite and wearing a mask, so full marks are given to the delivery rider.

Their food tale comprises of a different story though than you’ve read above. However, the Sushi were nattily packed and did raise the expectations from the outlet which fell flat once I started eating.

What also came out as a surprise upon opening the nice box of the packaging was that there was no ice pack for keeping the sushi cold. The sushi was placed in black plastic boxes just as most outlets do.

However, I must say that the carry bag was quite sturdy and even looks expensive. It seems that’s where more of the money from the cheap & cheat sushi is going.

Someone at the outlet needs to realise that I did not pay Rs. 886 (including discounts) for the carry bag. That money was paid for delectable sushi but unfortunately the sushi turned out to be fake.

Shiso & Yu Choi Food Experience Review

Chef’s Special Sushi Platter I ordered is priced at Rs.1300 + taxes & delivery charges. So it is by no means a reasonable charge for a single man eating. But it is touted as Recommended right on top.

In my opinion, don’t fall for this & read the reviews which by the way I didn’t. Else this won’t have happened. To err is human. 

Chef’s Special Sushi Platter comprises of 4 kinds of sushi with 4 pieces each. The dissection of the sushi which seemed to be much smaller than normal (angst) follows below:

  1. Happy Rainbow – It was labelled Happy Rambo. Apart from the laugh, it didn’t manage anything more. The meat in the sushi was inedible and chewy and I literally spat it out. And it had lost its dressing.
  2. Spicy Salmon – Spicy Salmon was not spicy at all and I am suspicious if it even was salmon. Again the dressing and the garnish had rendered the sushi naked.
  3. Ebi Tempura Maki – It didn’t have any meat at all or it was minced in with the rice. It was totally tasteless. The Chef at Shiso needs to really think about high quality food.
  4. Size – Another disappointment was that the size of the Sushi was smaller than the usual Japanese standard size. In my opinion, these sushi were made keeping the Lilliputians in mind.
  5. To top it all – All sushi boxes came with wasabi paste, which was not the real wasabi, so told the taste. It was spurious and seems made in the kitchen with regular horseradish root powder made into a paste with green food colouring and other flavourings. This is totally unacceptable.

To SumItUp: Shiso Yu Choi Gurgaon serves pretty average sushi in my opinion. Their cover packaging is classy but containers are messy. Watch out for tasteless experience and spurious food products. I will recommend not to order, but if you insist go ahead by all means.

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