Do you love Japan? And its food? Good!
Blogger.com was down and I couldn't do much except waiting it out with constant random checking on its server status. Fret not because I'm back with another food review! This time it's some love from Japan but not from Japan. Confused?
I'm sure you know that Japan was hit by a massive earthquake back in March 2011 and the Fukushima nuclear reactor was damaged and radiation contamination affected Japanese food products surrounding the area. Even though Japan is like thousands of kilometers away, many are still concerned about food imported from Japan.
Anyway, lets put that aside while I'll share with you some of the delicious Japanese cuisine offered by Kin Shui Tei. I gotta say, its pretty darn good! Pardon me for not taken any pictures of the place. But trust me, its beautifully set up and you will notice how they combined elements from the Japanese culture into their restaurant.
Appetizer was served as soon as some of us arrived at Kin Shui Tei. Fresh and crunchy as expected. It was boiled with some salt as the saltiness was quite apparent but it was not too much as it was just for flavoring.
Deep Fried Shrimps
Another tasty snack before the main course. It looks kinda salty but tasted otherwise. Its tasted similar to those Double Decker Prawn Cracker except that this is well, natural :)
Special Hokkaido Chirashi Sushi, RM98
Vinegar sushi rice topping with mix raw fish and king crab. I'll be honest here. I didnt try the raw fish but I did try everything else. Very fresh and appetizing! I love the texture of japanese rice.
We also got to try one of the Sake available at Kin Shui Tei. The bottle was really huge! The short glasses were also chilled to help prolong the coolness of the drink. I'm not sure how much was the alcohol percentage but it wasn't too strong. I was still able enjoy the sweetness of the Sake without having the alcohol being too overwhelming. It did warm up my body comfortably.
Beef tofu Katsu Don, RM38
I was surprised that the fried outer layer of the tofu was actually beef instead of chicken. I was fooled again when I took my first bite as the meat turned out to be silky smooth bean curd! A little weird because your brain tells you that its "meat" but it tasted otherwise. Nevertheless, it was unique. The rice was lightly seasoned, generous amount of eggs and condiments of seaweed and spring onions added more color and flavors into the dish.
Smoked Ayu, RM55
Smoked Japanese sweet river fish. Smoked? They weren't joking. The flesh seemed a little dry and hard when removing from its bone but the taste proved otherwise. Sweetness of the fish was still intact and I love the aromatic smoky flavors infused.
Lamb rib steak, RM50
Wait a minute. Grilled lamb rib in a Japanese restaurant? Juicy grilled lamb with homemade special sauce was really good. Not as tender but it was still well done. What I love about this dish was also the mashed potato. Fragrant milky flavor and the green peas added a little sweet and crunchy texture into the mix.
Seasonal Anago Tempura
All the good stuff, deep fried
Deep fried sea eel with Japanese tempura style with crunchy vegetables.
Teppan Seafood Special, RM98
Fresh, delicious and rich in flavor. I love the special white sauce for the prawns. Creamy, milky and fragrant with mayonnaise like texture. The scallops and oyster was really fresh and I enjoy the slightly baked aromas coming from them.
Seafood Kimuchi Udon, RM39
Spicy Seafood Kimuchi Udon
A bowl of awesome seafood udon. A mix of spicy and sourness flavor to open up one's appetite. The fish used in this dish is called Fugu, a poisonous pufferfish from but considered a delicacy. Due to its toxic nature, a chef must learn to carefully clean the Fugu fish and obtain a license for doing so before being allowed to sell the Fugu fish. Anyway, I'm not sure if the fish was cleaned at Kin Shui Tei or cleaned by the certified people at Japan, its good to know that it is safe for us to enjoy it in Malaysia. The fish had a meat like texture, sweet and flaky. Udon noodle was cooked perfectly with its springiness still intact.
Now that you've seen some of the awesome japanese food from Kin Shui Tei, rest assured that their ingredients are safe from radiation.
Explanation on radiation
Kin Shui Tei is the FIRST restaurant in Malaysia to provide the safest food for its customer. I must say, I appreciate the effort taken to make sure that the food we enjoy are safe from any form of radiation.
You can be sure food are checked even after screening at the Custom
Ingredients are now sourced from different parts of the earth where its safe from any form of radiation. For example rice from USA, scallops and salmon from Norway, Tuna from Indonesia, Unagi from Taiwan and the list goes on.
An example of a radiation outputted object.
At Kin Shui Tei, its nothing but delicious and SAFE japanese cuisine.
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Jalan Kelab Tropicana,
47410 Petaling Jaya,
603 - 7804 2079
Monday to Friday - Lunch, 12.00PM - 2.30PM / Dinner, 6.30PM-10.00PM
Saturday , Sunday and Public Holiday - Lunch, 12.00PM, 2.30PM / Dinner, 6.30PM - 10.00PM