Nestled within the basement of Vivocity is Sushi Goshin - a casual Japanese dining concept which offers a variety of charcoal-grilled dishes, sushi, sashimi and other ala carte items. They have recently launched a new menu with affordable set meals (which include rice or other options like cauliflower rice, garlic fried rice, or tonkotsu ramen) from $15.80 onwards, and comes with free-flow Japanese salad bar as well.
Be prepared to be spoilt for choice at their salad bar, which has 25 different items served daily. Not just limited to plain ol' lettuce and greens when it comes to 'salad', expect a variety of appetisers such as the Tuna Pasta Salad, Sweet Potato Salad and Soba Salad to satisfy your carb cravings.
Opt for the Kimchi Salad for a kick of spice. For something lighter, go for the Braised Raddish & Carrot Salad or the Harusame Salad. We loved the Kani Coleslaw, drenched in a light creamy mayo dressing that gives a subtle sweetness to the mix of crunchy fine-shredded raw cabbage and crab meat.
Yaki Tonbara 4/5
One of our favourite dishes is the Yaki Tonbara ($16.80). The grilled Irish pork belly has a tender, melt-in-your-mouth consistency with an excellent meat to fats ratio. Braised in a signature rich sweet and savoury sauce, the flavourful chashu is perfect to go with your bowl of rice or ramen.
Goshi Torin 4/5
We had the Goshi Torin ($15.80) which features tender, juicy pieces of grilled chicken marinated with signature seasoning.
Salmon Mentai 3/5
The only gripe I would have is the Salmon Mentai ($22.80) as the salmon trout served was slightly dry, lathered with an equally dry homemade mentaiko sauce that did little to enhance its flavours.
Soft Shell Crab Nadare 3.8/5
The Soft Shell Crab Nadare (16.80) consists of a soft shell crab avalanche which yielded commendable crispiness on the exterior while being soft and juicy within.
Unagi Tamago 4/5, Ebi Mentai 3.8/5, Aburi Salmon Cheese 4/5, Aburi Wagyu 4.2/5
For the sushi selection, we had the Unagi Tamago ($4.20), Ebi Mentai ($4.20), Aburi Salmon Cheese ($2.40), and Aburi Wagyu ($12). The well-conceived combo of the soft tender unagi, fluffy tamago and crunchy cucumber slices gave a multi-dimensional mouthfeel to the Unagi Tamago sushi. While the Aburi Wagyu had a decadent mouthfeel, as the thinly-sliced wagyu meat wrapped around the rice boasts a smoky, tender and slightly chewy texture, which just melts in your mouth.
With affordable lunch sets starting from $15.80, which comes with a side of rice/ramen and free-flow salad bar, Sushi Goshin is definitely the go-to-spot for a fulfilling Japanese meal on a budget.
Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.
1 Harbourfront Walk
Tel: +65 63769972
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront (NE Line, CC Line)
Daily: 1130am -10pm
1) Alight at Harbourfront MRT station. Take Exit C or E. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]