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ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Japanese Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

1/ Ishin Japanese Dining

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Should you want to experience what melt-in-the-mouth is like, don’t hesitate to head to Ishin Japanese Dining and get this mesmerizing Sushi Deluxe. 8 beautiful pieces of seasonal sushi – namely kikin, tuna, butterfish, salmon roe, sea urchin, prawns, salmon belly and egg sushi, are skilfully curated to tantalise the taste buds. Garnished on top of the sushi are fine condiments such as kinome leaf, black roe, yuzu skin which are hand-picked to pair perfectly with each sushi and to enhance its flavours. A ravishing dish for sushi lovers!

If you are scampering for sashimi, prepare to whet your appetite with this Chef Special Sashimi which includes 7 kinds of freshest and finest air-flown seasonal sashimi from Japan’s famous Tsukiji market. Be overwhelmed with skilfully and meticulously cuts of gorgeous pieces of sashimi – including Kampachi, shimaaji, scallop, amaebi, salmon belly and chu-toro, which recline seductively on a bowl of ice. Find yourself kissing the sea with each piece of sashimi and satiate your taste buds with its natural sweetness, freshness, and creaminess. Splendid!

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Warm up your palate with the Wagyu Stone Grill and you will crave forever more. 100gm of A5 Wagyu beef – the highest grade of the delectable Wagyu beef, is cooked in front of diners to entice all the senses. One who tried the dish would not forget its heavenly delicious taste as well as the juiciness and smoothness of the meat which might make you feel flabbergasted. Rich, fat-friendly and melt-in-the-mouth, the premium quality beef has everything you could ask for.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm.
Location: No. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Ishin Japanese Dining

 

2/ Hana Dining + Sake Bar

Click here to view Hamaguri Aglio Olio with Grilled Salmon

The Hamaguri Aglio Olio with Grilled Salmon is a quintessential pasta dish packed with flavour without being overpowering. Slightly seasoned, the pasta will make you in awe with its smooth texture and its bit of garlicky flavor is a match for the sweet and briny taste of the clam. The grilled salmon, with no doubt, is a perfect addition which compliments the pasta with its subtle and refreshing taste. 

Click here to view Kaisen Aburi Salad

The Kaisen Aburi Salad is a dish of unpretentious look yet bursting flavor. The salmon aburi has a melt-in-your-mouth goodness and exudes a slight sweet taste which is simply divine. The prawn aburi will tempt your appetite with its aroma and the vegetable is a great companion which balances the taste of the aburi with its fresh and crunchy texture. An extraordinary way to pamper your taste buds. 

Click here to view Hana Premium Sashimi 6 Kinds

Finally, don’t miss out Hana Premium Sashimi 6 Kinds – an angelic beauty and sublime indulgence. Specially curated with pieces of the freshest melt-in-the-mouth sashimi, the dish is hard to resist. 6 kinds of fresh roe and subtle cuts – including salmon, maguro (tuna), toro (tuna belly), amaebi (sweet prawns), kanpachi (amberjack) and salmon roe, are plated uncomplicatedly yet sophisticatedly to honor the simplicity of Japanese cuisine. A luscious delight!  

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1am.
Location: OB2.G.U1, Oasis Boulevard, Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to book a table at Hana Dining + Sake Bar

 

3/ Babe

Click here to view Charcoal Grilled Alaskan King Crab

Alaskan King Crab has always been an all-time favorite of any seafood lovers and if you are someone who are into this highly sought-after crustacean, you would totally fall in love with the Charcoal Grilled Alaskan King Crab at Babe. Served on a charcoal stone box, the King Crab absorbs a unique smoky aroma which helps enhance its umami flavour. The natural sweetness, juiciness and health benefits from the Alaskan air-flown crab make it an irresistible delight that you should not miss out when you come to the restaurant.

Click here to view Babe's Ootoro Spring Roll

If you have a penchant for something that is not complicated, the Ootoro Spring Roll is exactly what you need! The dish – including two pieces of eye-pleasing Ootoro spring rolls lying on top of bamboo twigs, is an epitome of what finest simplicity should be. Take a bite and you will be stunned by the satisfying crunch of the shells, following by a superb fresh and soft texture from the beautifully chopped fatty Ootoro, a hint of spiciness from the wasabi, the tangy flavour from Myouga and a savoury taste from the soy sauce gelée. This simple dish is a perfect combination of flavours and a dream come true!

Click here to view Truffle A4 Wagyu Sukiyaki

The Truffle A4 Wagyu Sukiyaki might make you pause for a moment to admire the gorgeously marbled strips of the A4 Wagyu beef. Served hot on a wooden chafing box warmer, the dish truly honors Babe‘s concept of using fresh produce and seasonal discoveries. The high-quality beef blends well in the sukiyaki sauce and its healthy fatness mingles nicely with the fresh Japanese vegetables – which are grown on the chef’s rooftop garden. Dip the Wagyu beef into the truffle-infused egg yolk and you are in for a lip-smackingly gastronomic treat!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 6pm – 11pm. Closed on Mondays.
Location: 11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Babe

 

4/ Kouzu

Click here to view Kouzu's Signature Yakiniku Set

Longing for succulent yakitori to pair with a bottle of sake? The Signature Yakitori Set at Kouzu will satisfy you with skewers of mouth-watering charcoal-grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Rock Lobster, and Chicken Wings. The skewers will make you in awe with its crusty skin outside yet totally juicy inside – the New Zealand rack of lamb is a tender delight which is grilled to perfection, the rock lobster immerses in a mix of fine condiments which make it a flavourful indulgence while the chicken wings are luscious down to the bones.

Click here to view Kouzu's Japanese Escargot Pizza

If you are quite an adventurous person, this unusual pizza is something you should not miss out. The 4-inch Japanese Escargot Pizza is a crunchy delicacy made from sushi rice instead of dough! This unique creation is topped with crunchy escargot smothered in sweet teriyaki sauce – an exciting dish and of course, a sweet treat, for anyone who are willing to go for something new!

This Signature Japas Set is everything you could ask for! The Pan Seared Tuna & Foie Gras is a scrumptious delight which is perfectly balanced in taste and the cinnamon apple compote that comes along will trigger your involuntary salivation. The Creamy Baked Oyster, served on a bed of salt crystals and grantinéed with cheese, wins the hearts of patrons for its creamy and velvety texture. Finally, the Stone Grilled Sirloin is a must-try signature japas for igniting all the senses – the mouth-watering smell of freshly charred beef, the sizzling sound of sirloin on the hot stone and the mysterious tin foil wrap, a pure pleasure!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 4pm – 1am.
Location: 18, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Kouzu

 

 

 

ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Indian Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

 

1. Nadodi

If you are looking for a tantalising journey to entice all the senses, you simply cannot miss out Nadodi! The cuisine here is as much the product of the nomads presented to you with creative flair that honours the nomadic ancestors yet forges a new path forward. One who comes here should not go back without trying the three signature dishes at the restaurant.

Out of Shell

The stunning signature dish Out of Shell is a true tribute to the fishing traditions with a meaty scallop lied beautifully on a bivalve shell. The misty smoke creates a striking presentation evoking sea foams washing over a sandy beach. Take a bite and you would never forget the tenderness, the briny taste accompanied by the lingering flavor of the star anise seed.

Nomad’s Globe

Don’t forget to give Nomad’s Globe a try! The dish is a magnificent savoury indulgence arranged in a miniature of a 3-layer tiffin that is set to intrigue your palate. The chicken biryani is the protagonist which is then complemented by grilled eggplant in macadamia, hazenut and cashew gravy. 

Mind of Coconut and The Beatles

Finally end your meal with this Mind of Coconut and The Beatles! A perfect dessert for a memorable experience at Nadodi. Indulge yourself in Mind of Coconut which includes smooth coconut ice cream on top of a bed of sea coconut chips, coconut crumble fluttered with some cane sugar. Gratify your palate with the essence of the betel leaves’ extract and made into a little ‘rock’ filled with cream and Areca nut.
TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat; from 6pm – 11pm. 
Location: Lot 183, 1st Floor, Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Nadodi

 

 

2. Khushi Spice

Khushi Spice offers fine Indian dining right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Those seeking a modern and stylish Indian restaurant to wine and dine will find that the restaurant offers an excellent ambience with a menu featuring a delectable array of Northern Indian cuisine handcrafted by North Indian Chef Surbeer Singh whose years of culinary experience are reflected in the dishes he crafts.

Roasted Tandoori Chicken

You might think of Roasted Tandoori Chicken as an ordinary dish until you try the chicken here! Served hot with beautiful glaze on the surface of the chicken’s chunks, the eye-pleasing dish will whet your appetite. Cut open and you will be delighted by the juicy flesh, the aromatic spices blended in a hint of smokiness from the charcoal-fire of the tandoor. 

Mutton Rogan Josh

The Mutton Rogan Josh is no doubt one of the stars on the menu! The mutton is cooked in a tomato-based gravy until it becomes lip-smackingly tender. A dose of spices is added to enhance the taste of the mutton and this heap of spiciness is just perfect to open up the appetite.  

Jhinga Biryani

The last signature dish – Jhinga Biryani, is a simple yet extraordinary dish to spice up your tongue. The pieces of fresh water jumbo king prawns marinated nicely in Indian herbs and spices and paired ideally with the tasty biryani will fill your palate with exciting flavours.
TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily; from 12pm – 11pm.
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click to reserve a table at Khushi Spice 

 

 

3. Meat The Porkers

How about an Indian restaurant that serves pork, you ask? Head to the first non-halal Indian restaurant in Malaysia – Meat The Porkers! Combining ancient and delicious Mughal cuisine with pork, the restaurant will take pork lovers to a thrilling journey unlike any others! 

Tandoori Pork Ribs

Marinated in a mixture of yoghurt, spices and then grilled to perfection, the Tandoori Pork Ribs is one of the dishes in high demand at Meat The Porkers. The slab of pork ribs is gorgeously charred at the sides and has been winning many diners’ hearts for its perfectly-roasted state, tenderness and tastiness.

PaiKuat (Pork Ribs) Biryani

The Paikuat (Pork Ribs) Biryani is another interesting main course from the restaurant. The taste of the Paikuat totally rendered the biryani to a whole new level. The chunks of pork ribs immerses in the biryani which then absorbs all the spices. Delectable and unique, it is a dish that pork lovers cannot resist!  

Malai Pork Ribs 

The Malai Pork Ribs is another astonishing dish from Meat The Porkers. The restaurant innovatively heralds a collaboration between pork ribs and cheese! The ribs are smothered in an amount of cheese before being topped with cashew nuts and other spices! Just a view of this slab of ribs is enough to trigger patrons’ involuntary salivation and its creamy, cheesy and scrumptious taste is a true guilty pleasure.
TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Wed – Mon; from 11:00am – 3:00pm and 6:30pm – 10:30pm.
Location: D1-G3-5, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a reservation at Meat The Porkers

 

 

4. Fierce Curry House

If you are an Indian cuisine passionate, you should have known about the award-winning Fierce Curry House for their famous Bir-nana dishes. If you pay the restaurant a visit, let your taste buds emerge in these signature dishes as well!  

Lobster Biryani 

The Lobster Biryani is a biryani variation loved by many patrons. The huge portion of the biryani in the giant silver pot might make you gasp in awe! The biryani is perfectly paired with the lobster as the rice helps to maintain the texture and the sweetness of the lobster. While, in return, the lobster exudes all its flavours which are then soaked up completely by the biryani. 

Cod Biryani 

Next comes a gourmet dish – Cod Biryani. Cod, with its mild taste, brings out its best when being cooked in a moist heat. The fluffy long grains of rice creates the perfect moisture and heat for this fish. The cod emanates a subtle sweet taste into the rice and get whiffs of the aromatic and tantalizing spices of the biryani. 

Lobster Tandoori

If you are a fan of tandoori, the exotic Lobster Tandoori is something you should keep an eye on! The delicately sweet flavour of the Boston lobster needs nothing more than a little butter. Grilled to perfection, the giant lobster is placed simply yet impressively on a banana leaf. The aroma will make your stomach rumble and a bite into its sweet and juicy meat will be a heavenly indulgence!
TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

 

Opening Hours: Daily; from 10:30am – 10:30pm (Close on the last Monday of the month). 
Location: 16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Fierce Curry House

 

 

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ELITE Review: The Steakhouse, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Who would ever feel happy getting stuck in the rain? I would because I had such a great experience getting stuck in a heavy rain last week in the busy street Changkat Bukit Bintang. As the rain was lashing, it somehow brought my friends and me to The Steakhouse – a 40-seater steak joint located along this notable street and adjacent to The Whisky Bar. The staff were friendly and the restaurant’s warm and lush interior quickly caught my attention so we decided to have our dinner in this cozy and intimate ambiance. With our ELITE Membership, we can redeem free signature dishes here, so why not? Of course, we had a lot of expectation as well because The Steakhouse is known as the true heaven for beef lovers.

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The lush interior created a warm and cozy ambiance for the restaurant.

1/ Josper Charcoal Grilled Premium Grass Fed Rib Eye (RM 139)

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High-quality grass-fed rib eye was set nicely along with garlic mashed potato, onion rings and black pepper sauce.

Rib eye is the juiciest and most flavorful steak among all and it is definitely the choice of real steak aficionados. The rib eye here is 100% grass-fed imported from Australia which means it is high-quality meat with amazingly fat marbling. The dish looked uncomplicated yet enough to whet our appetite. On a bed of sautéed vegetable and next to creamy mashed potato was the steak with some golden crispy onion rings atop. The rib eye was smoky as it was grilled using the Josper Oven – which you will not easily see in many restaurants in KL. The charcoal heat from the oven will make the steak juicy and create impeccable char along with caramelized crust, striated texture.

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The striated texture of the premium rib eye steak was mesmerizing

Fat outside yet so tender inside, the steak’s flavor, tenderness and juiciness blended well together in a combination equaled by no other meat. I took a bite into the sautéed vegetables, they were quite crunchy and palatable. You can choose up to 4 different types of potato like wedges, fries, mashed potato or baked potato. And don’t be overwhelmed yet because there are a lot more! The dish will be served along with 5 types of salt including garden salt, chili salt, garlic salt, sea salt and onion salt and 3 types of mustard which are Dijon – salty, Horseradish – spicy and sour, and Medium-hot mustard – sour and bitter. I would recommend you to try the Horseradish mustard which has a comfortable hint of spiciness and it blends well with the steak.

2. BBQ Short Ribs (RM 129)

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Flavorful and tender, this BBQ Short Ribs fulfilled my gustatory dream!

Here comes my favorite dish of the day – the BBQ Short Ribs! Beef short ribs are often-overlooked cuts yet I am truly interested in it, simply because it has the best of both worlds – beautiful marbling of rib steaks and a deep beefy flavor of chuck roast. A real indulgent treat for anyone who loves beef. As disclosed by the staff, the ribs were cooked using sous-vide technique to create the perfect texture. The magic of sous-vide is that it transformed a tough, rugged texture of short ribs into fork-tender meat. I have to say that the short ribs at The Steakhouse will melt the heart of any beef lovers for its irresistible tenderness and meaty texture.

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The BBQ Short Ribs’ beautiful pink flesh was mesmerizing.

I could not take my eyes off this enthralling piece especially when I cut through it! Its pink flesh was so mesmerizing that I couldn’t stop admiring. Every shred of the beef will melt in your mouth and you would not be able to do it without closing your eyes in mere satisfaction. The beef was one of the most delicious morsels given to me. It is the fulfillment of my gustatory dream!

3. Beef Bourguignon (RM 108)

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The rich-flavored beef matched well with the smooth and fresh Fettuccine pasta.

We ended with a hearty French comfort food which is the Beef Bourguignon. Put nicely in a small pot, the beef was served with Fettuccine – a type of pasta popular in Roman and Tuscan cuisine. I was excited to know the scrumptious beef belly was marinated for one night with liquid seasoning. Red wine and gin were added to bring a deep and rich flavor taste for the beef. I could not wait any further but quickly savored this delicacy. The cubes of beef mingled with carrots, Cipollini onions, bread and button mushroom in a rich and savory stock. This flavorful sauce blended so well with the appetizing pasta which was cooked to perfection. I love how fresh and smooth the pasta was! Don’t hesitate to give the Cipollini onion a bite as its tangy, sweet and mild flavor will comfortably linger in your mouth for a while. This rustic peasant-style yet hearty French dish won my heart. It is a truly heart-warming dish for a rainy day.

If you would love to dine at The Steakhouse, please notice that the restaurants are often filled with crowds every day. You can reserve a table in advance here.

Of course, we would want you to get free signature dishes like how we did. You can check out information about the ELITE Membership here.

 

The Steakhouse
48, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur.

Daily: 6 PM – 12 AM