I've been wanting to do a post on Shuraku, but was so caught up with Dresstalk that only now I can properly sit down to blog while waiting for my business partner to drop by and finalise the store details before we launch this coming Monday!!!
I've always enjoyed about Chef Edwin's Japanese Culinary skills when he was firstly in Aoyama, then Hajime became my favourite Japanese restaurant when he moved there. Now. since he's opened up a cosy little Japanese bar cum eatery in Solaris, this has got to be my no.1. Sake and other alcoholic choices are a plentiful and food are not the usual stuff you get in other Japanese restuarants. Note: They do not serve sushi!
As usual, we'll just leave it to Edwin to whip up a scrumptious meal for us. Just surprise us....
Well, for 2 people, this is what we were served (at a maximum hunger level)...I am salivating already!
Our very first dish:-Nama haru Maki - Unagi beautifully wrapped with rice paper rolls with a hint of cheese inside - heavenly!
Pardon me that most of the dishes don't have their Japanese because we basically left it to him to whip up our feast!
Next came the fried chicken topped with mayo, some special sauce and fried garlic. Another wonder!
The scallop with cheese is a MUST HAVE. So beautifully done you'd wish you can learn this dish and seal your man's heart!
The 'char siew' that melts in your mouth and topped with mustard. I swear I've never tasted char siew in a Japanese restaurant that tender and mouth watering before!
No it ain't banana split - it's deep fried chicken cartilage. Mayonaise laced with chili powder goes so well with it!!
And finally, when we were stuffed to the throat, they served us our final dish - pork noodles (which were a little translucent in nature). Well, I won't call this dish a disappointment, but it's very average tasting- or it could be due to the fact that I had one of the best tasting ramen in Tokyo last year that nothing ever comes close!
The bill came up to about RM180 for two people, including alcohol. Definitely reasonably priced!
Very easy to locate - it's just above the Maybank as you enter into Solaris on the 2nd floor.
Add: 13-2, Jalan Solaris Mont Kiara 1, Solaris Mont Kiara, off Jalan Duta.
Tel: +603 6203 0561Opening hours: Daily, 6pm - 12.30am
And finally, one plus point was that service is great and some of their staff are even conversant in Japanese!
3 weeks ago