South Berkshire’s First Asian Market opens in Great Barrington


Former Shiro Restaurant re-opens as a Multi Cuisine Asian Market and Kitchen

The former Shiro Restaurant on Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington has re-opened as Shiro Kitchen
and Asian Market. Harry Yu and Wei Wei Shi have run Shiro Restaurant for 18 years. Over time the
couple have altered their business model several times to appeal to changing times and demographics,
each time adding new and exciting Asian Cuisine offerings.

Most of the former restaurant space is now an Asian Market, with offerings from a variety of Asian
cultures. “The Asian community here is diverse” Mr. Yu stated in reference to their products. “We have
foods from many cultures.” Shiro’s shelves are stocked with classic Asian noodles, sauces, ingredients,
candies, and confections, including Glass noodles, organic soba, udon, and Ramen, Sriracha, and a wide
selection of gluten free sauces. The freezer cases hold dumplings, mochi, frozen cakes, and more. The
market has an extensive selection of ramen. Ms. Shi has put together affordable priced Asian cooking
themed gift baskets: a College Ramen gift basket, A Sushi Starter kit, A Korean package with a variety of
Sauces, a Chinese Cooking basket, Thai Curry, Asian Starter, and a Gluten Free Sauce basket.

The Shiro Asian and Kitchen Market bar continues to offer beer and wine, with a focus on Asian themed
cocktails. Shiro kitchen serves Asian Comfort foods, self serve style, with an intimate and airy seated
dining area. The convenient grab and go section of the market has Asian foods easy to pick up for lunch
and fast, easy, and affordable options for dinner at home.

The couple plan to also offer Asian cooking classes. “Wei Wei is an amazing cook” Harry said fondly of
his wife. “We are delighted to share our cooking techniques with the community.” The classes will start
later on in the year, and will include a variety of Asian traditions, including how to make Sushi and
Yakitori, Japanese Cuisine, Southeast Asia and Korean cooking styles, curry, how to properly make
Ramen, and “hot pot” traditional known as Shabu-Shabu. Classes will be announced on Shiro’s FB page,
as well as new market offerings and kitchen specials.

Shiro Asian Kitchen and Market hours:
Sunday Noon-4pm,
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-7pm,
Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm, (closed on Tuesdays).