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Japanese Fine Cuisine Manmaru Robatayaki And Bar At Atria Mall Damansara Utama

After a long hiatus from food blogging, I can’t resist but to share this place. I am currently focusing more at www.mobsterstudio.com work which emphasise more on professional photography. This new place just recently open together with the return of ATRIA MALL located at Damansara Utama. This restaurant catch my attention when they offer OMAKASE. When you say omakase, or “it’s up to you”, in a Japanese restaurant, you are in essence entrusting the entire dining experience to the chef. In return, the chef will present his finest ingredients and culinary creativity for your dining pleasure.

Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar are located on the left side of the main entrance of the mall.

The design are pretty much fusion contemporary.

The place has lots of spot lights hanging around that resemble a stage to give you a time to party feeling the moment you step in.

You are infact the super star here where you are treated with utmost service be it sitting at the bar where you get to see your sushi pressed right before your eyes or behind the grill where your foods are cooked. Rest assure that the ventilation here is good and air condition are good too.

This is the main display area of what is available here today. All the fishes were air flown in from Japan weekly and once sold out, you will need to book them ahead to secure your catch.

Prices are defined clearly and what you see is what you pay + 6% GST.

The Red fish also feel so surprise the price are so cheap??

Since this is a bar, a number of creatively crafted cocktails from alcoholic to non alcoholic are there for selection.

Apple Gravity Beer RM28 – Combination of lime juice and Tiger beer. This combi seems odd but it taste really good. The way it served also very unique where the bottle are upside down.

Hana Kotaba RM30 – A cock tail with dried lavender flower that give you a strong flowery scent. A very refreshing drink for summer.

Kiwi Caipirosca – RM35

Another great drink that I suggest you to give it a shot would be the Smoke and Plum Galaxy RM39 which taste a little tangy and sweet. I kinda love it. A range of smoked and dried ingredients were blended together to give you an aged drinks feel.

Momotaro Salada – RM18

The tomato basically an imported from Japan and stuffed with salads within. It is not sourish and sweet in taste.

Chef Starter line up which consist of Sweet, Sour, Spicy, Salty and Fresh. It depends pretty much of your luck on what taste you will get. So since we all ordered a few sets, we get the full spread.

Starter 2

Unagi with Teriyaki Sauce

Wagyu Beef with caviar sushi

Fried Sweet Potato

Salmonikura Millefeuile – Herbs marinated salmon with ebiko and served on a wasabi mayo ocean. Every single creation of the chef are a piece of art. For example this one the crab were fishing and sit on caviar and salmon bed.

Coral Bash Salada – Potato salad served in a coral setup and the taste is as good as it looks. Everything is edible here.

Potato salad served like a boss and the look at the crab standing there so macho.

Maguro Age Kawa – potato salad and maguro being cut into cube pieces in salad form and served with papadom like biscuit.

potato salad and maguro cube

Yakitori served on a trunk ….  A famous dish to go along with drinks at the bar. There are chicken skins, scallop,  beef bacons, mushrooms and beef cubes.

7 type Sashimi Platter – RM 180 freshness

Chef Special Combination for 1 person – RM 68 per pax and everything from the finest and freshest in the shop. Normally it is very hard to get fresh sea urchin and here excel in the subject.

Wagyu Roll – The juicy marbling of top grade wagyu beef wrap around sushi rice and is recommended to mix all the sauces together. Although it looks nice as a deco, but there are a reason for chef to put it on the plate.

Treasure In The Deep – Poke open the crispy crust and you will be amazed what is beneath it. All the finest seafoods combination were mixed and stuffed into the crust and serve with pumpkin and mango puree. Salty and fragrant plus not oily can make you eat it completely alone.

Saba Steak Fish Fillet with Soft Shell Crab

Air Flown Grilled Iname – Fresh Grilled Fish with Sea salt (Seasonal Price and Subject to availability)

Sakana Kamiyake

8 type Sushi Moriawase RM68

Hand pressed sushi that are on par with Japanese standard. Usually a good sushi are just mouth sized and the fish fillet or topping have to be bigger than the rice. Here at Manmaru it is perfectly done.

Wafu Spaghetti – Hot Wok spaghetti cooked Japanese way. Big prawns were added too.

Volcano Roll

Lobster Dragon Roll

Chef special lobster sushi served with mango slice, caviar and plenty of ebiko. A Recommended to order dish for sushi lover.

Deconstructed Tiramisu

Coconut Ice Cream

Fruit platter to end the dinner

Every piece were skilfully cut and presented. It looks really good and feels wanna just keep the whole plate for display.

But still this is still food and is perfect for 2 pax.

Japanese OMAKASE at Manmaru are designed for 2 pax and recommended to order in advance to avoid disappointment.

Location:
Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar
Ground Floor,
Atria Shopping Gallery
Jalan SS 22/23,
Damansara Jaya, 47400
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(opposite Nando)

Tel: 03-7733 1038

Operating Hours: 10am-10pm

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Yee Sang Tossing At Chicago Ribs Restaurant This Lunar New Year

I know by now 1 week before the CNY, most of the restaurants were already fully booked for Yee Sang Tossing Ceremony and family dinner. Not to mention pricing wise easily will cost you RM600 at least per table. Early last week, I was invited to sample an affordable alternative that are easily accommodate 2 or 4 pax.

Chicago Ribs house which they are famous for pork dishes are the ideal place for a family dinner. Aside from pork, there are seafoods served as well scroll down to check them out.

Jade Empress Mocktail – RM23.80 per jug

This mocktail is created by the house bartenders to usher the new year. The drink were prepared using fresh apples and oranges. There are hints of cinnamon powder used on the drink that gives it a fragrant and taste.

Yee Sang which sold as a set from 18 Jan 2014 till 14 Feb 2014 [RM88.80 for 2 pax] to [RM168.80 for 4 pax] together with the CNY Signature Platter.

This Yee Sang uses smoked salmon instead of fresh ones and paired with healthy ingredients like cucumber, turnips and fish crackers topped with plum sauce. All the spices were mixed in the sauce beforehand and just pour it all on top and toss away for prosperity.

CNY Signature Platter – Available as individual order for RM39.90 from Jan 9 2014 onwards.

The platter consist of the house signature combined into a single plate where each person get a portion of prawns, baby back ribs, mussel and pork sausage with house special dip sauce. Side with fresh garden vege help in reducing the oily feeling of having too much seafood and meats at one go.

Drunken Prawns – RM68.80

This is a steam prawn version with chinese rice wine and then flambe upon served. Traditional version of drunken prawns were kinda cruel where liquor poured on live prawns. Prawns served are medium sized and succulent from its freshness.

Braised Pork Belly

The soft and tender braised pork were to die for. On top of its sweet and charred taste, the skins were coated with caramelized marinate and every bite gives you a TONG POR meat with char siew combination. This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Baby Back Ribs

This is one of the house best seller where the ribs part were the most soft and tender part of the pig. For that kind of character, it is the favorite among their customer which they had it as a main. The baby back ribs are served with the combination of below’s sidelines.

Coleslaw

Thick cut fries

Poached broccoli and carrots.

Sweet Corn.

Herbs rice.

Baked potato with bacon bits.

Customers who order the CNY special set can get opportunity to draw for ang pau for a special surprise from the restaurant. Do check them out this coming CNY.

Chicago Ribs can be located at :

Gurney Plaza, Penang
1 Utama, Petaling Jaya
Cheras Leisure Mall, KL

www.chicagoribhouse.com.my

Bulgogi Brothers Pork Free Korean Restaurant

Bulgogi Brothers is a Korean casual dining restaurant concept managed by ET & Zeus Co. a company founded by Intae Jung and Chaiwoo Yi. The first Bulgogi Brothers restaurant opened in Gang-Nam, south of Seoul, Korea in 2006.

Oppa Gangnam Style!

In Malaysia it is operated and managed by Chasswood Group which famous for holding a few highly renowned casual dining chain like TGI Friday, Watami Japanese Casual Dining, Korean BBQ Casual Dining, Italianies, The Apartment Restaurant, Teh Tarik Place, Baci Italian Cafe, Malones Irish Bar and Laundry Bar.

Bulgogi Brothers is located at Paradigm Mall, Pavilion KL, e@Curve and Mid Valley Megamall.

Bulgogi Brothers restaurant may look different compared to other type of Korean BBQ Restaurant. You don’t get to see the air ducts dangling around the ceilings.

Here they don’t use charcoal and all fully using induction cooker which are cleaner and healthier. All the air holes on the ceiling, it actually the suction air duct which the design is to ensure the smoke once hit the light height will be cleared. This is to get the place well ventilated and reduce the meat smell.

At Bulgogi Brothers, we can get to try all sorts unlimited refillable Ban Chan side dishes which mainly marinated according to the Korean original specs. With each prepared ahead of time and tested daily for quality by the central kitchen using state of the art measuring equipments ensure the best are served to the customers.

Sweet potato, corn and green beans.

Mashed pumpkins

Lotus roots

Kimchi

Marinated Kangkung

Sogogi Milssam – Sautéed Beef Wraps RM19.90

Naturally colored wheat flour pancake wraps filled with seasoned sauteed beef sliced and crunched julienned potato.

The pancake were kinda tasteless and depends on the sauteed beef.

Dubu Chicken – Crispy Tofu with Chicken RM15.90

Fried Tofu Squares with beautifully marinated diced chicken drizzled with teriyaki sauce and served with bean sprouts.

Galbi Tang – Beef Short Ribs Soup RM29.90

A 3 hours preparation of rich but delicate soup made from beef short ribs and Korean Herbs. This is served with a bowl of white rice that best to go along with it.

Special dip for the beef ribs. A lil tangy and bit spicy which spice up the beef ribs.

Samgyetang – Ginseng Chicken Soup RM45.90

This is how you start with the chicken soup. This is the best and ideal dish to be ordered on a rainy day. The chicken come with rice that are cooked within the chicken. It is naturally flavoured with and cooked inside the chicken and served directly. The free range chicken were used to cook this dish and is well known for its tenderness.

Kimchi Jiggae

Unlimited refill spinach and cucumber that goes along with the bulgogi. This is usually best enjoyed by wrapping the bbq meat. The bulgogi are normally cooked in front of you.

The special assorted Bulgogi combination of Unang-style (seasoned beef and hand-pressed into heart shapes) and Gwangyang-style Bulgogi (thinly sliced seasoned beef served with mushrooms, sweet potatoes, leeks and onions).

Each Bulgogi Brothers ala carte menu order comes with 6 complimentary side dishes of the listed above Banchan ie. Kimchi, Spinach, Radish, Spiced Water Crest, Sweet Lotus Root and Mashed Pumpkin.

For enquiries or reservations, kindly contact Bulgogi Brothers outlets at 03-7722 3633 (E-Curve), 03-2282 2292 (Midvalley), 03-78873543 (Paradigm Mall) and 03-21419620 Pavilion KL.

Website : http://www.bulgogibros.com.my
Facebook : http://www.fb.com/Bulgogibros.my

Watami Malaysia Now at One Utama

One Utama lately has gone thru some reshuffling in the mall. There are quite a number of new line-ups in the rain forest wing that will change the way you dine. I was invited to checkout this new Japanese food joint known as WATAMI.

Watami name comes from the name of the gounder Mr WATANABE MIKI. A

The Watami Group established in 1984, started off in the dining-out restaurant business with the key concept of providing a place for all occasions and a comfortable space.

Please bear in mind that this is a non-HALAL restaurant.

Watami is basically a franchise brand from Japan that is brought in to you without changing the way it operates.

There are a centralized bar setup that prepare all sorts of drinks ranging from cocktails to liquors for your enjoyment.

A mixture of classic contemporary with modern interior design are in place when decorating this place. You can feel it is new but with a Japanese curve and touch every where.

The Watami Group developed the Ishokuya concept “Watami” in 1982, restaurants that guests can wine while they dine (and vice versa) while spending time enjoying the company of others in a comfortable atmosphere. The meaning of Ishokuya is Scene & Meal Restaurant in short on a Kanji Word I, Shoku, Ya. Today Watami is one of the most established restaurants brand in Japan with more than 600 outlets outside Japan and 50 accross Asia Pac including HK, Taiwan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Singapore and Malaysia.

The inner side of the restaurant where it is slightly dimmer in ambiance light. Perfect for a chill out after work. Although the restaurant are located in the mall, you don’t have the noise issue. It is pretty comfy here where you can dine, drink and chill all the way till they close at 10pm.

Kalpis water

Green Citrus Green Tea

Fresh Mango Mojito RM12.90

Coke with Lime. Very nice combination aside from Lemon with coke. There’s a range of drinks here where they serve in tall mugs. It is very satisfying and refreshing. No need to hold back.

A wide range of finger foods and snacks are available on the menu to accompany your favorite drink at Watami.

For sake people are not neglected here. Checkout Watami house brew which imported all the way from Watami Japan. This bottle cost RM47.90 and is so easy to drink.

Watami Sake – RM47.90

This sake are perfect to accompany the Asari Ishinabe Soup – Clams cooked in stone pot with Japanese style sauce

Asari Ishinae Soup – RM19.90

It is served boiling with a piece of butter melted right in front of you. Be Careful with the bowl as it is scorching hot and cooking the clam soup upon served. The best way to enjoy this soup is to take a whole shot of sake right up. Swallow and then take a spoon of the clam soup and drink. The taste is on another level where the freshness of the seafood is bring out to its utmost best taste.

A Japanese restaurant must have some of their sushi range to greet their customer. Here they prepared a couple of combination sushi platter that are just right for single serving anytime to complement their drinks menu.

Tokujo Irodori Sushi Moriawase (Special Assorted Irodori Sushi [Salmon, Eel, Tuna]) RM24.90

The sushi are served in pair for each type which portion are just right for the taste. 1 piece is just too little. 2 you get to taste the sushi. 3 is too much.

If the sushi still not able to make you full, you should checkout the onigiri or the okonomiyaki here which both are Japanese famous street foods.

Kushiyaki Misio Onigiri – Rice ball skewer with miso paste RM9.90

Hiroshima-fu Okonomiyaki – Hiroshima style okonomiyaki with pork and shrimp Japanese Pizza – RM19.90

Nagasaki Chanpon-fu Ramen – Nagasaki style ramen in pork broth  served with seafood and pork slice – RM26.90

Nagasaki style ramen with pork and seafood in tasty pork broth. Origin from Fujian, China this dish was adopted and localised by the Nagasaki people at Kyushu. This ramen is unique as the noodles and vege are stir-fried to bring out the flavour before it is served in steaming hot soup.

For those who do not want to have a heavy dinner and want something to warm themself up, sukiyaki is the best choice.

Gyuniku Sukiyaki Nabe – Beef sukiyaki RM28.90

Additional Gohan – Steamed rice RM3.90

The beef were cook ahead and you control how well you want them to be. After the meat are cooked just right, it is taken up and place in a bowl.

A fresh egg are cracked and use as a dip for the beef. The texture surprisingly so smooth with this method of eating. No wonder Japanese people can crack a fresh egg into a bowl of steamed white rice and eat it just like that. That concept have the same effect on sukiyaki beefs.

Additional ramen to eat with the sukiyaki soup – RM9.90 for 130 gram / Udon 200 gram for RM9.90

Gomoku Kamameshi – Chicken and Seafood Rice Pot  RM26.90

To my surprise that this is available here in Watami Malaysia.

This ia home cook dish famous in Japan that the ingredients were cooked with rice from ground up.

The ebiko and spring onions were added when the rice are cooked. Each spoon of the rice has a strong seafood and chicken taste with popping experience from the ebiko. Something worth to highlight here.

For more info, do checkout the nearest Watami at 1Utama, Pavilion and Paradigm Mall. They are open daily and carries the same menu and service plus experience. Price are reasonable and foods are at top quality. Japanese are particular on their quality and constantly Japan Watami people do pop by to QC on their range of franchisee outlets.

ITADAKIMASU!!!!!

RM12++ Really Good Value Lunch At Sanook Bistro Sports Bar Plaza Kelana Jaya

Out of so many bistro or bar, my personal favorite vote still goes to Sanook Plaza Kelana Jaya. The special part about this place is the relax environment and having reasonable priced drinks plus range of good foods. Normally when we visit bar, the whole environment gets smokey and you smell terrible after walk out. Here you smell lemon grass and fresh air at the alfresco outdoor.

The alfresco sitting area of Sanook.

A glass of Rosee Wine paired perfectly with their wood fire baked hand tossed thin crust peanut butter based HONEY LAMB Pizza.

Although I was invited a couple of times for review, I did return to do my signature MENU ATTACK on them where we order about 80% of their menu items. We shared among ourselves foodies hence allowing us to try the consistency and food quality under extreme pressure like this. It is not easy to cook everything on your menu on adhoc basis if you are not well prepared. We never announce our arrival. Here I give them thumbs up! They are able to bring it!

Last week I was invited by the Godfather which is the owner and also turned into my good friend that I visit him for a cup of tea whenever I go to Bangkok. He was actually hands on with his chef to come out the best crafted menu that brings quality and affordability to his patrons. I would say all the menu items for the set lunch were priced with minimal profit in mind. The whole idea is that he want to promote his foods to customers to return for more of his vast range of foods during dinner time.

Smokey Wing Khao Pad Khapit (Belacan Fried Rice With Fried Chicken Wings)

Hainanese Chicken Rice where you get a quarter chicken portion rather than the sorry ass few small bits normally. They don’t cut corners. Gals may share this portion and order extra bowl of rice base on my suggestion.

Authentic Thai Jasmine Rice. Just the rice alone I can clear a few bowls on its own. The rice are cook with the chicken stock that came while poaching the chickens.

Daily fresh prepared ginger and chilli mix.

The Hainanese Chicken Rice Set

Ayam Percik Vietcong Style

Malaysian BBQ Styled chicken topped with Vietnamese peanut sauce come with pilaf rice and acar rampai.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio Seafood with squid and tiger prawns

Vongole Clam Penne

Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo

Seafood Canton Sang Mee

A value priced equally good SANG HAR MEE with a smaller tiger prawns rather than fresh water prawns. For lunch, I don’t think you wanna spend RM50 for just a place of noodle right? Here are Sanook the taste remains but prawns were replaced with a more value priced version. With the current economy so bad, this is the best you can get at RM12++ with drinks and dessert! YES!! You hear it right! RM12++

Kung Poh Lou Shi Fun

Sanook Bistro and Sports Bar is located at :

C-06 Plaza Kelana Jaya, SS7/13A, Petaling Jaya 47301, Malaysia

Location Map : CLICK HERE

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch & dinner
(Saturday dinner & drinks only)

Lunch : 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner : 6:00pm – 11:00pm

‘Happy Hours’ starts 5:00pm
Party ‘til late

Website : http://www.sanooking.com

Promotions : http://sanooking.com/promotions.html

Rayong Thai by Thai Kopitiam at Taman Danau Desa Serving Cheap and Authentic Thai Cuisines

Lately I am into searching for affordable and good foods around KL Selangor area. Authentic Thai food are available around KL which I previously written which I recommend is Surisit at TTDI and Good Evening Bangkok 1 Utama. But you can afford to eat them daily. Now I am going to share with you a restaurant which I scouted yesterday located at Taman Danau Desa KL.

The place is known as Rayong Thai by Thai Kopitiam.

The place give you a very comfortable feel as if you are dining in Thailand. All the staffs are 100% Thai and able to speak reasonable English.

The place employ an open kitchen concept which you can see through their cooking place. There are actually have 2 kitchens in this restaurant. The front restaurant kitchen are used to fried Pad Thai, Fried rice and light dishes. The back kitchen is for the main course preparation that need more steps to cook.

Mango Salad

The mango salad here is a perfect choice to become your starter as the tangy and spicy flavor bring out the appetizer . The dried shrimp, fish sauce and the chilli powder are from the Thai good quality ones.

Thai Fish Cake

Go slow with this one. It indeed smell good when served. I ask you to go slow cause it is very hot as in the heat from the deep fried.

Pandan Chicken

Normally pandan chicken prepared by non pro will be dried. Here it retain the juiciness and moist.

Tomyam Gong

A must order to gauge the authenticity and how good is the Thai restaurant. Here they pass with flying color where their Tomyam Gong just cost RM11.90 for small portion that serves 2. There are squid, prawn and fish in it. The soup pack with plenty of punch and not just spicy taste. This is exactly what I had in Haadyai version that do not put coconut milk.

Clear Soup Tomyam Gong

Same like the original tomyam gong, this also a must try here at Rayong Thai. Some people like to original version but I like this one which origin from northern Thai.

Green Curry Chicken

This is the only dish that doesn’t up to my standard. I find it pretty mild and the curry not thick enough.

Steamed Sea Bass with lime juice and chilli.

The fish size are just perfect. This fish are ideal for 4 and a must try here. When I was there, I saw 75% of the customers order them. The fish is fresh and a hint of Thai Fish sauce is added.

Prawn Omelette

Thai Fried Rice Set with sunny side up egg and fried chicken. This is exactly the same style where you can get on the street of Thailand.

Water Chest Nut pudding.

Thai Mango Sticky Rice

Rayong Thai

19G Plaza Danau 2,
Jalan 4/109F Taman Danau Desa.
Tel: 03-79714201


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Penang One Kota Damansara – Food Tar Pau (Take Away) From Penang Island Daily

Being a Penangite, I always miss Penang hawker food. In KL if you want to have authentic Penang hawker food, you can get it from Penang One where it is started off in Puchong and now second outlet at Kota Damansara.

Like any other people who first visit them will have a doubt on the foods authenticity.

The restaurant were decorated with the original stall photos where the foods came from. All the foods actually are packed and shipped down from Penang daily. The owner started off the business to achieve 2 things. 1 to bring the authentic Penang hawker food as it is down to KL and sell to make some profit. Another one is to ensure the legacy of the particular stores food continues and no need to work so hard to make a living. Usually the original hawker need to stand and work very hard per day to clear their foods. Now they can sell more and make more profit within a shorter time.

Most of the foods here are my personal favorite which are from the locals favorite and far from tourist sellers. List of hawkers where he tar pau his range of foods from can be seen here. http://www.penang-one.com/

All the Penang hawker foods taste are very subjective to each individual. For example, Asam laksa. There are many versions in Penang. Some more clear soup with a whole fish. Some are like crushed tissue paper which people call the famous Kek Lok Si, Air Itam Pasar laksa. Each of them taste differently. But still the base standard are there which having spicy and sour taste with shrimp paste served together.

Nyonya otak otak

Fish custard baked with daun kaduk and dory fish in banana leaf.

Cantonese bak chang from the famous stall at Cintra Street, next to Rolex shop.

From the bak chang shop seller.

Shrimp Paste Chee Cheong Fun from Sin Seow Fong Lye at Macalister lane.

Duck Meat Koey Teow Soup from Lum Lye Cecil Street Market

Pulau Tikus Kong Bee Lee kopitiam Hokkien Prawn Mee

Pulau Tikus New Cathay Kopitiam Curry Mee

Lorong Selamat Asam Laksa and Siam Laksa

New World Park Ais Kacang

Needless me to say much, I personally tried most of the foods here and also brought my fellow makan kaki along. Those makan kaki that I brought there were the one that I bring them to eat at these stalls before. The taste is exactly from those hawkers that we visit. Now I don’t need to drive 320KM all the way just to have the same food. Here I pay a little bit more but I get to eat in an air conditioned environment and anytime I want.

Their location can be located at : CLICK HERE

More foods can be seen from their Website : http://www.penang-one.com/

Sakae Sushi 2013 New Menu Launch

It has been sometime I last visit One Utama’s Food Court. The whole place were renovated and most of its major tenants also went thru the same process.

Last week I was invited to have a new menu review for Sakae Sushi which they are famous for their affordable and good sushi range.

 

If you can’t find the restaurant, just put your attention to the big green frog.

The restaurant also going thru the renovation exercise and fitted with the latest interior design concept which made the place more comfortable and classy.

Though they spend so much money on it, the price of their foods remain. Don’t prejudice on them where new shop come with a new price. Sakae Sushi still maintain to its original founding motto that is to provide good and affordable Japanese foods to the public.

Normally high class Japanese restaurant, there are no sushi belts. Sushi belts are there normally give the customer a relief that the price won’t be expensive.

You may try to head on to some hotels Japanese restaurant where every single bite of the sushi you ordered are hand made and pressed before your eye. You are paying premium for that. Talking about the new renovation, new menu and items.

To ensure a user-friendly dining experience, the menu is neatly segregated into 27 unique categories. Depending on preference, diners can choose from signature Sakae’s Specials, sashimi, appetisers, sushi, tempura, yakimono, ramen, udon and many more.

This year, Sakae fans are in for a delightful treat with the addition of two new categories – Pizza and Veggie Delight. Sakae Pizzas comprise an exquisite mix of Japanese and Western fusion toppings such as scallops and tempura prawns, while the Veggie Delight section caters to vegetarian diners with specially-prepared dishes like Hiyashi Chuka Ramen and Kimchee & Mango Maki.

For a delectable meal starter, diners can enjoy the Sashimi Salad – a unique creation from Sakae’s master chefs prepared using assorted sashimi, fresh vegetables and specialty wafu sauce. Another new recommendation is the Lobster and Salmon Roll, a mouth-watering combination of salmon, lobster salad and flying fish roe all in one sumptuous roll.

Salmon – 5pcs – RM10.90

Thick succulent cut of fresh air flown salmon

Sashimi Salad – RM25.90

Assorted sashimi which comprise of salmon, yellow tail, tuna, squid and lobster salad with garden salad

Spicy Tsubugai – RM5.99

Seasoned spicy sea snail in inari or sweet beancurd skins.

Hokkigai Gold – RM5.99

Surf clam with capelin roe. This is a must try. The reason is that the clam texture were so similar to biting ebiko. The popping sensation upon your teeth sunk in are the key point in enjoying this dish.

Nama Hotate mentai – RM9.99

Half grilled scallop with mentaiko mayo

Lobster & Salmon Roll (26.90)

This is another way the Lobster & Salmon Roll presented upon order

Salmon Crepe RM9.99

Salmon Sushi wrap with snow crabstick, flying fish roe, egg crepe, cheese, spicy mayo and Japanese cucumber. This pretty much taste like a real popiah to me. The crispy fillings were made by using tempura flour and if you taste it with eye closed, you’ll confirm it is popiah.

Kimchee Mango Maki – RM3.99

The fusion of Japan and Korean dish into one. The kimchi are pretty mild and not as spicy as I think. The sweet mango then balance the whole sushi to a complete harmony taste where every bite you can have different taste. Spicy, tangy, sweet and fragrant.

Karei Fish – RM25.90

All the meat were fillet, lightly battered and deep fried. Then it is tossed with teriyaki sauce upon served. Best to be eaten white it is still hot.

Salmon Asparagus Yaki – RM15.90

Grilled salmon and asparagus with teriyaki sauce

Tempura corn

Who say vegetarian food is boring? After you try this you let me know ….. the corn were cut out from the cob and then light battered and deep fried. Then serve with tempura dip. Lips smacking baby …..

Seafood Pizza – RM18.90

The pizza are not from the normal big sized type. It is much smaller and topped with mini tempura prawn, crabstick, shitake mushroom, green pepper, onion, mozzarella cheese and spicy mayo.

Beef Kamameshi – RM17.90

Sauteed sliced beef with assorted mushroom topped on rice …. an alternate to have a healthier choice rather than the old katsudon which is more oily.

Goma Crab Pasta – RM16.80

Stir fried pasta with soft shell crab, mushrooms, mixed veges and sesame sauce. Ebiko then were added to garnish at the same time spice up the whole plate upon serve. I was guessing how much this plate would cost. My first guess RM35! but when we see the bill, OMG it is so cheap. At RM16.80 you get whole soft shell crab and ebiko. Where else can find?

Unagi Hand roll

My all time Japanese restaurant favorite. I love only unagi handrolls. Don’t ask me why and so far this dish never fail me.

Mochi

Fluffy and not too sweet glutinous rice dessert.

Waffle with Matcha Ice Cream – RM9.90

A Japanese dinner won’t be complete if you don’t end it up with either green tea or black sesame ice cream. The green tea ice cream are so fragrant from the green tea powder that they use. This is a vital ingredient in producing a good matcha ice cream. If you put too much cream, it will taste all milky only without the tea taste.

Vanilla Ice Cream with Shiokoji Collagen – RM6.90

This would be girls favorite list. The more you eat the prettier you are. The collagen however slightly salty taste and taste quite good with the vanilla ice cream.

Puddings

The puddings are bouncy bouncy which makes you wanna eat them so much. The smooth texture and chilled juice that soak the pudding are an idea cooling agent for your body if you feel very heaty.

Yoghurt Ice cream

Made from 100% top grade pure yoghurt fresh daily! Ah Bok love it so much and said the yoghurt is soooooo good!

Sakae Sushi Malaysia Exec Chef CK Ooi who’s the one doing the R&D from customer’s feedback, marketing’s and sales out. He have his point there where he churn out something that ideal to the current market trend and not just plain old sushi and that’s it.

Even the tea served here are different. They used roasted genmaicha tea which has more aroma than the normal green tea. Roasted tea do not have that green smell that typical green tea would have.

Another thing which Sakae sushi is famous for is that they have an Apple IPAD on each table that act as a menu and also order taker. The menu are well illustrated and easy to use even for kids. Although the extensive menu are long ….. fraid not it is easy to maneuver around.

Customers will also be rewarded with a special RM1 New Menu Treat promotion accompanying the launch. With a minimum spend of RM30 in a single receipt, diners get to enjoy a daily featured New Menu Dish for only RM1. Furthermore, Citibank cardholders receive an additional benefit of 1-for-1 pink plate worth RM3.99 each. Online fans can also look forward to great freebies and contests on Sakae Sushi’s Facebook fan page.

Sakae Sushi Can be located throughout Malaysia. To find the nearest to you head to their website at :

http://www.sakaesushi.com.my/my.html

FB : https://www.facebook.com/sakaesushi