From So Shinsen at The Midtown, replacing now-defunct Picnic Cafe; currently in its soft launch phase till the end of this week, the menu includes sushi, Donburi as well as Western chops and grill here.

With salmon, tuna and white fish, the Barachirashi here comes unseasoned (aka not the Sushiro/Teppei/D2TLLRY sort). The fish were diced in decently-sized chunks that are easy to chew; all of them fresh while sitting atop a bed of lightly sweet sushi rice. The wasabi here does give that kick of numbness though; certainly enjoyed having it with the Fish to get that sensation up the nose. Overall, a pretty safe bowl of Barachirashi Don around the neighbourhood at $16.80.