Monday, March 7, 2011

Kita no Zen, Hokkaido Ichiba @ The Garden, Mid Valley City

We spotted this restaurant at the Garden and the first thing that caught us was their long queue.
At the third floor of the Garden, there are two restaurants which always have constant long queue especially during dinner time, that is Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant and Sushi Zanmai.
Now we have Kita no Zen with a long queue too. With such a queue, one can conclude that this restaurant has to be good.

Let's see the queue that I am talking about,


We were queuing behind the last girl with long hair -___-

To kill time, we take turns to patronise the foodstuff area at Hokkaido Ichiba:


There are 3 parts of Hokkaido Ichiba, ie. Hokkaido Ice-cream, Kita no Zen and the foodstuff area.

After queuing for about half an hour to 45 mins, it's finally our turn. -___-

 Once seated, we were served with hot towels.

The table ware


Their see-thru kitchen

They have very very extensive menu from dinner set, okonomiyaki, namemono, sashimis, desserts and etc



Our food didn't take long to come. Here's our first serving:

Salmon Oshizushi (Salmon Pressed Sushi) @ RM18
The salmon is a tad too thin but it's still nice though as the salmon is very fresh and they have crunchy bits kiap in the sushi.


Salmon Shioyaki @ RM16
Grilled Salmon with Salt
A good and big piece of salmon, no complaints :)

Hotate Salmon Ikura Don @ RM23 -
Salmon, Scallop, and Salmon Roe on rice
Perfect Combination! cuz it's all my favourite :D
The sashimis are really fresh, salmon is very thick and the rice is yummy too.
Check out the very red salmon, it looks exactly like this in actual. 

Last but not least...



Marshmallow Vanilla Caramel @ RM8.80
Vanilla & Salt Caramel Ice Cream, topped with Butterscotch Sauce, Almond, Pecan & Marshmallow
Just Heavenly!!

The ice-cream is really smooth and creamy and it has got a rich flavour. I suggest that you start with the vanilla first, because the caramel has a stronger taste and will otherwise cover the vanilla flavour.



Thumbs up for the food with the most extensive choice of japanese food.
The price is quite reasonable too. Once you try this, you'll never want to go back to Sushi King again. :P

Here's the bill for two of us:


Kita no Zen, Hokkaido Ichiba
Lot T-201, Third Floor, The Garden Mall
Mid Valley City
Tel No: 03-2283 1060

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seremban Baked Crab Restaurant

Here's the famous baked crab restaurant in Seremban:

Seremban Seafood Village

Let's looks at the crowd:

With this kinda crowd, the crab must be damn good.

The special sauce for baked crab

The baked crabs - It's soooo goood

Big and juicy

Fried butter milk fish

Sheung tong yuen choi

Chiu pai sang mien
Fried butter milk sotong

The guys

Angel and Shirley

The bill

Seremban Seafood Village
3720-3724 Jalan Tuanku Munawir
70200 Seremban
Tel: 06-764 1260

Food ranking: 4/5
Environment: 4/5
Service: 8/10
Price: Reasonable
Overall Rating: 4/5

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Most Expensive Meal

This is by far the most expensive meal in my life, and here's the bill for the two of us.
Grand total: RM487.30!


We hardly eat lavishly, but after nights of drooling over the Rippling Blossom show (the current Astro-on- Demand drama), we finally gave in to our temptation. In the show, they always show mouth-watering sushi and so we decided to try out some good quality japanese food .

I did some survey on japanese restaurants and wanted to try out the Hajime restaurant at Jln Tun Razak. Unfortunately, it was raining last friday and the road down to KL was super jam.
Hence, we headed down to Yuzu at the Garden instead.

Here's our food:

I made this montage from my iphone app called Diptic. It's pretty awesome, right?
I didn't take my good camera with me that day so all the photos here were taken by my iPhone. :(

sea urchin
Uni sushi (Sea Urchin) RM70

This was my first time with sea urchin. It was soft, sweet and somewhat creamy. I had always wanted to eat fresh uni taken directly from a living sea urchin but guess this is the closest that I can get now. I read that fresh uni is noticeably different from uni that was processed 24 plus hours beforehand.

Fresh uni from its shell

Nama otoro RM72
Hirame RM31.20
Sake Hiraji RM19.20
Yokawa RM35.20
Total: RM157.60!
All the sashimi here are new to me except for salmon belly.
Nama otoro is the one that literally melts in your mouth. While the other sashimi are just so-so. -__-
By the way, most of the food here were recommended by the restaurant waitress who appeared to be quite knowledgeable.

Yuzu volcanoes roll
RM22 for two plates
This was the cheapest but also the best dish that we had throughout our dinner
It is actually two pieces of maki (rolled sushi) stacked up. This is my favourite cause it has a lot of mayo, it's spicy and has a lot of salmon roe.

black snapper
Kuro Mejina Shioyaki (The black snapper) lightly grilled in salt @ RM158

The texture of this fish is very soft and smooth. You can really taste the freshness and sweetness of the fish. But at this price, I had a higher expectation. There wasn't any wow effect nor the feeling of first love.  Furthermore, this is one ugly fish cause it is not worth the price if you ask me.


Our complimentary dessert. Very nice yam ice-cream. A bit disappointing cause they didn't give us the cake like the one from our last visit. :(

That's all for now!
With the big hole in our pocket, guess it would be awhile until the next fine dining for us.

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