Our usual go-to Japanese food at Parkway Parade will be Ichiban Boshi.
Since Japan has not fully opened up for tourism, a trip down to our usual
Japanese restaurant will satisfy our travel urge to the land of the rising
If you had been to Ichiban Boshi, you would most likely be in awe of the menu.
There are at least 20 pages of items to select from from Sushi to Sashimi to
Donburi to Udon to Sukiyaki and more. This is probably your one-stop
restaurant for families who crave Japanese food but cannot agree on what to
While the interior did not invoke any traditional accent, the light and airy
modern setting make it a relaxing place for dining. For us, the ambience
matters as much as the food and Ichiban Boshi ticks the right boxes.
We like to try a little bit of everything, so we usually choose sets for our
Set Meal: Salmon Shasimi, Chicken Katsu, Soft Shell Crab, Chawanmushi,
This set meal cost around $25. While it may seem ‘pricy’ for a meal, the
selection of dishes made it all worth it. The Soft Shell crab was a great
addition to the usual salmon sashimi and chawanmushi. The chicken katsu was
fried well without being too oily. Overall, a value set given the price and
One of the reasons we enjoyed Japanese food is because of the healthier
selection. The Sukiyaki set may not be the dish with the lowest calories, but
it is a decent meal for weight watchers.
Pork Katsu / Bacon and Cheese Katsu
The boys preferred something crunchier. One chose the Pork Katsu for the meal,
while the other chose the Bacon and Cheese Katsu. As with the chicken katsu,
these dishes are fried with the right amount of batter and are not oily to the
Tastewise, both are equally good. The Pork Katsu would be a better option if
one were to choose.
Ichiban Boshi is a family-friendly restaurant. The downside is that if you are
heading there for the weekend, there will usually be a crowd, and you would
have to wait quite a while for your turn.
If you are planning a Japanese meal for families, you will not go wrong at