Thursday, July 16, 2009


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Kuriya Japanese Restaurant - fairly new and already packed, at Bangsar Shopping Centre.

Sashimi Mori Hana - RM60.00

Fresh, sweet, Taut..
Delectable, no doubt about that.

Ozeki Osakaya Chobei 300ml - RM80.00
Fresh, sweet, Tangy - also highly delectable.. ahem!

Karatsuki Nama Hotate Butter Yaki -RM80
This was a stir-fried fresh scallop dish with loads of assorted mushrooms in butter sauce. For the minute quantity served, this dish was rather pricey.

Taste wise, exquisite.

Boiled Ebi and Hotate - RM16.80
Gorgeous presentation - more scallop & succulent prawn. The prawn as a little overcooked.

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Tempura Mori -RM28.00 and Soba.
The Soba was overcooked. Rather disappointing if you ask me.

The Isaki Shioyaki (3 Line Grunt) -RM90.00

For a tiny fish, this little fellow sure can fetch a high price. For this size just slightly larger than my palm, a resounding RM90.00 ! What sorta fish is this? Flesh taste just like any other fried up fish. Delicious and fresh, but still crazy I tell ya.

Australian Wagyu Houba Yaki - RM130

This was the australian wagyu beef, cooked in miso sauce, on this really cool looking piece of Houba leaf. This dish is prepared by grilling miso and other ingredients on a leaf of the Japanese Magnolia ("hou" in Japanese), which grows in the alpine forests of the Hida Region (in the northern part of Gifu Prefecture). It represents the local cuisine of the Hida Region. The rich taste of beef goes perfectly with the flavor of miso and the aroma of roasted mongolian leaf.

The portion was small (as with most Wagyu protions unless you are loaded or something) and I don't think it was prime cut wagyu as the meat lacked the intense marbling-melt-in-your-mouth texture that higher grades of Wagyu have. Eventhough we had ours medium rare, it was still far from marbly soft. Luckily I did not order it Blue! LOL.

Lot T2 Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Tel: 603 20939246


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

this 1 looks like a murderer to the wallet expppppppensive 1?

thenomadGourmand said...

WAhh...tht's one expensive dinner!!!

email2me said...

This one placed under my SKIP list .... lol

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Gulp. I need to save up for such an expensive meal. Or keep ordering the cheap stuff. *strikes off half the items listed here, but not the Ozeki Osakaya Chobei*

babe_kl said...

i supposed the price depends on wat one order??

btw horrr can cumi make angku for this year's virtual open house??? hahaha

Chaokar said...

aaahh, the presentation looks great. But yeah, another mahal dinner ay.

Keropok Man said...

Hey, that's a Singapura restaurant that just opened in Bangsar SC right?

Everything looks so good. I am particularly attracted to the scallops!

worldwindows said...

I am not sure whether it's the food or the shots I envied. Can you let me know what camera you are using after your red one went kaput! Being looking for a compact that works wonder in low light. Yours look ideal.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Your Korean BBQ was so affordable, I think I had a mild heart attack when I read this!

rif's b*lls would drop if I'd chosen to eat here on my b'day! Muahahaha!! =P

Wilson Ng said...

Really pricey.... Not going there soon, been broke...

Presentation looks very good though

thule a.k.a leo said...

wah lao eh... inclusive of tax... should be more than RM500!!!

Selba said...

Wow!!! A prestige place for Japanese food? One time meal there then one month fasting for me, LOL

Sean said...

didn't you realize there were cheaper items on the menu?!? :P having said that, i'd still like to try the wagyu on that leaf, though i'm suspicious about whether it's just a gimmick...

CUMI & CIKI said...

You got me humming that tune "Murder on the Dance Floor.."Dum de dum.. LOL

TNG, email2me:
ya lor.. expensive hor? must be the most exp jap joint in bsar, maybe even KL

glad you got your priorities straight!

thats true.. can stick to the cheaper stuff.
Cumi can't angku la. He can EAT it easily enough though.. haha

jason said...

Fulamak, that's like a 5-star hotel restaurant pricing O_o

CUMI & CIKI said...

yar, especially seasonal fish. when the say seasonal they mean seasonal in JAPAN!

Keropok M:
Yup! Oh, so you are a big scallop fan huh? For me it's so-so.. i prefer RED MEAT . LOL (or blue meat as the case may be).

I am still using THE SAME RED SONY CAM! It got a new lease of life.. it's just a bit temperamental like a child dropped on its head. Never quite the same again but still functioning la.. that's why use JAPANESE PRODUCTS! hah!

CUMI & CIKI said...

True la.. not the cheapest of places I admit but most shops in BSC are like dat. Spoilt by the big spenders mah


Pushing RM700

LOL, so terrible - not even that filling a meal but have to fast. sigh.. :P

it's suppose to be a traditional dish of the Northern Jap region. Unfortunately they used Australian beef not Jap la.. haha:P

worldwindows said...

Thanks and eat Japanese food too, key to longevity I guess.?

Paranoid Android said...

Wah... Pricey pricey pricey. Almost like swallowing half of my camera in the tummy! :D

Very indulgent meal, and I'm blown away by the presentation. Here's to health and longevity!

CUMI & CIKI said...

totally agree! eat jap, live long:P LOL

LOL.. chor farnee!

Pureglutton said...

Posh lookin place but, but... mahalnya!!!

Wilson Ng said...

Cumi: Reading ur blog such a long time, never met u b4, hopefully to see u soon.... :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

Pure glutton:
nice ambiance but nose bleed prices

If you are referring to me, i am CIKI. My husband is Cumi:)

kampungboycitygal said...

me want the hotate!

PenangTuaPui said...

expensive or not i dun know la... but hor.. the Sashimi Mori Hana... sure make my tongue dance... yum yum... :P