Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tatsu Japanese Buffet @ InterContinental KL

There is nothing that I love indulging in more than Japanese food. For Japanese food lovers, Tatsu Japanese Cuisine in InterContinental KL is offering a Japanese Buffet Dinner every Saturday from now until 26 November 2016.

Priced at RM118 nett per adult, you will find over 75 a la carte and buffet items here, including freshly flown-in seafood, sashimi, sushi, tempura to rib eye beef teppanyaki. Most of the items are on the buffet spread (ie sashimi, sushi, appetizers, hot items, noodles, teppanyaki, miso soup, chawanmushi and desserts) and are regularly replenished by the chefs. On every table, there will be an order sheet with 8 items, which you can order from the waiting staff and it will be cooked to order.

Obviously we started our evening with some sashimi :) The chefs kindly plated this up nicely for me to take photographs. At Tatsu's buffet, three types of sashimi are offered - salmon, tuna and butterfish. The sashimi were thickly sliced and fresh, with my favorite being the salmon and Hubby's the butterfish.

Fatty salmon sashimi - I like!

This gets replenished regularly

The sashimi, sushi, salads and appetizers are arranged nicely at the sushi counter.

Lots of different appetizers to try

I love the chuka idako, chuka wakame, and chuka hotate. Kept going back for more!

Oh and the onsen egg is really good too!

Salads and sushi

Over at the hot food section, you will find oden (assorted fishcake in dashi), chikuzen, Japanese chicken curry, mapo tofu, as well as an assortment of fried items such as tori katsu (chicken cutlet) and satsuma age (fried fish cake). You can also find chawanmushi and miso soup here.

Not to be missed is the teppanyaki counter. Select your preferred items from the seafood boat (there is salmon, squid, butterfish, vegetables and rib eye beef) and hand it over to the chef, and he will cook it for you. Great fun watching all the action too! We had a few rounds of the rib eye beef, which was very nicely cooked (to medium) and tender.

Watch the action at the teppanyaki counter here

Right next to the teppanyaki counter, you will find hot / cold soba or udon.

Cold soba for me

As mentioned earlier, you may order from the a la carte buffet menu as well - diners can only place a maximum of two orders each time, to prevent food wastage. You can reorder once you have finished your serving.

Two types of rolls to choose from  - ebi tempura or California roll. We went for the latter.

We had the tempura moriawase, which came with two prawns and assorted vegetables. Nice and crispy, we went back for seconds! There is also kaki furai (deep fried oyster).

We almost didn't order this saba shioyaki (mackarel) but I'm glad we did. Very tasty. The portion is not too big, so you can also try the chicken teriyaki and sawara teriyaki (Spanish mackarel). They also offer chicken sukiyaki (hotpot) but we were way too stuffed to try it this time.

Desserts are displayed at the bar area. You can find ice cream, mochi, cakes and fresh fruits here. I had the green tea ice cream and mochi,which were very nice. We also had some cakes and green tea tiramisu.

Thanks to InterContinental KL for having us :)

Tatsu Japanese Buffet Dinner is highly popular so reservations are recommended. Available every Saturday until 26 November 2016.

Price: RM 118 nett per adult, RM 69 nett per child (5 to 11 years old).

Location: Tatsu Japanese Restaurant, Level 1, InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2782 6118


GPS Coordinates: 3.160249, 101.717584

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sarawak Noodles @ Hou Wong Kopitiam, KL

We love Sarawak laksa, so a couple of weeks ago, we visited Hou Wong Kopitiam in Jalan Ipoh to to satisfy our cravings.

When we arrived at the restaurant, we only spotted a pan mee stall. But they still had the banner outside the shop showing "Sarawak Noodles". We panicked, thinking "oh no, is the stall shut today?" Turns out their stall / kitchen is at the back and someone will come take your order at the table.

The menu, stuck on the wall inside the restaurant.

We decided to order 1 Sarawak laksa (RM6.50 for small) and 1 Kolo Mee  (RM5.50 for small) to share. Other Sarawak delicacies you can find here include kuey teow goreng, mee goreng, zhou cai fen gan, tom yum big head prawn, mee Dawai and kueh chap (available on weekend only). 

First impressions when the food arrived was that the Sarawak laksa looked authentic. And it certainly did not disappoint in the taste department either. The soup was really tasty (we drank it all!), and the bowl consisted of thick beehoon, sliced omelette, beansprouts, and two prawns. 

For the Sarawak kolo mee, we were asked if we wanted the "red" or "white" version. We went for the red version. Again, this was a delicious bowl of noodles - thin egg noodles topped with minced pork, char siew and pork lard. This was served with some pickled red chillies and a bowl of clear soup.

Since we came all the way here for breakfast (and we had some tummy space left), we thought, why not order another bowl of Sarawak laksa to share. Do remember to squeeze in the lime as it really enhances the taste of the soup.

We will be back!

Opening times: 7.30am to 2pm daily. Check their Facebook page for off days.

Price: Total bill RM22.60 (including drinks).

Location: Sarawak Noodles, Hou Wong Kopitiam, No. K-5, Batu 4 1/4, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur. (Waze: Hou Wong Kopitiam). Street parking available.

Tel: 012-558 8817

GPS Coordinates: 3.197979, 101.678983

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