View 3 Lip-Smacking Signature Dishes at Sassorosso Italian Restaurant and Wine Retailer

Lip-Smacking Dishes at Sassorosso Italian Restaurant and Wine Retailer

When I told my friend I was searching for an authentic Italian restaurant to get away from the hustle and bustle this weekend, she did not hesitate to introduce Sassorosso Italian Restaurant and Wine Retailers. How was the experience there, you ask? I fell in love! 

Friendly staff welcomed us when we arrived and the moment we stepped in, the aroma from the imported oven immediately whetted my appetite. Rustic setting and relaxing ambiance, I was drifted back to the peaceful Italian countryside. I couldn’t wait to revel in a wide selection of pizza, Italian seafood dishes and savory desserts with a European twist here. And, as usual, I would not want you to miss out the 3 most-favored dishes by diners here!    

1/ Squid Ink Tagliatelle 

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I started the meal by indulging myself in the signature Squid Ink Tagliatelle. This unordinary pasta was made from scratch and, as its name suggests, had a unique black color from the squid ink while being embellished by seared scallops and broccoli. I love the squid ink not only for its special color but also for its rich and briny flavors added to the dish. The cooked-to-perfection pasta mingled perfectly with the delicately sweet and buttery scallops, making it a delight you would not able to resist! 

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2/ Pizza Gorgonzola 

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I was overwhelmed with the choices of pizza here and later on, was introduced to the signature Pizza Gorgonzola which is the chef’s favorite dish! This authentic pizza was freshly made using a wood-fired brick oven and that’s why it was imparted with an exquisite smoky flavor like no others! Topped with mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese, rocket salad & truffle oil, diners can expect an explosion of flavors in every bite!

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3/ Cannoli Siciliani 

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The final dish is the classic signature Cannoli Siciliani which is an Italian pastry that originated from the island of Sicily, Italy. As one of the much-loved Italian desserts, Cannoli Siciliani is a splendid treat to end your meal with. Presented simply yet enough to titillate my taste buds, the crispy pastry was stuffed with house-made ricotta, chocolate chip and pistachio. Light and refreshing, this signature dessert is not to be missed!

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Sassorosso Italian Restaurant and Wine Retailer
Location: 9, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at Sassorosso Italian Restaurant and Wine Retailer

 

 

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3 Toothsome Signature Dishes at El Ibérico @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

When it comes to premium pork, an avid porcine fan would definitely love to titillate the taste buds with Ibérico pork! Not only renowned for the pig’s unique dark grey color but this extraordinary delight is also loved by discerning diners for its extremely flavorful meat. Good news for you! You won’t need to fly all the way to the Iberian Peninsula, Spain to have a taste of this scrumptious delicacy! Just head to El Ibérico @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and their authentic imported free-range Ibérico “Black Pig” Pork with excellent meat quality will satiate your craving!

If you are planning for a treat at this restaurant, remember to keep an eye the following 3 unique dishes which are much-favored here! 

1/ Original Ibérico Ribs

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I could not stop the temptation to start the meal with the signature Original Ibérico Ribs (430g – 480g per serving). Pieces of the highly sought-after Ibérico Ribs were presented simply yet exuded a distinct flavor that was enough to trigger my salivation. I was thrilled once sinking my teeth into the ribs as they were not only rich in taste but also exquisitely tender-to-the-bite. Don’t forget to dip the flavorsome ribs into the house-made mint and chili sauces on the side as they perfectly complemented the tasty dish. 

>> Click here to view this Original Ibérico Ribs

2/ Grilled Seafood Tapas Platter

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The signature Grilled Seafood Tapas Platter is one of the platters that received much love from the diners here and I had no reason why not to indulge myself in such a delight. 4 different seafood tapas including prawns, baby octopus, calamari and mussels were set neatly on the platter, promising a palate-pleasing treat. I personally prefer the baby octopus for its freshness and crisp taste. This signature dish is ideal to be paired with white wine and perfect for a group of 2-3 persons.

>> Click here to view this Grilled Seafood Tapas Platter

3/ Grilled Pork Sausages

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The final dish is the lip-smacking Grilled Pork Sausages. This vibrant dish featuring grilled vegetables such as zucchinis, eggplants, carrots and sweet peppers along with 2 types of 6 irresistible grilled-to-perfection sausages quickly enticed my taste buds. The sausages had an airy and crispy cover on the outside yet were moist and flavorful on the inside – a splendid indulgence for any pork lovers! 

>> Click here to view this Grilled Pork Sausages

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Find more about ELITE Membership here

 

El Ibérico
Location: Level 4, Lot C4.05.01, Pavilion, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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3 Delectable Dishes at Lai Ching Yuen @ Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Lai Ching Yuen at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur has always been a must-go place for Chinese cuisine lovers for their scrumptious extensive menu of authentic Cantonese dishes made with high-quality ingredients and the nostalgic ambiance that depicts ancient Shanghai. 
While prowling for top restaurants serving Cantonese cuisine in Kuala Lumpur, I came across this dining haven. After going through comments and feedbacks, I had no reason why not to reserve a table for my family gathering. Stunning interiors and glamorous setting, the restaurant boasted an intimate atmosphere with modern touches and promised a gastronomic journey ahead. 

1. Traditional Peking Duck

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As the signature dish – Peking Duck is loved by many diners here, I could not resist the temptation to try! I was thrilled as its crispy skin crackled on every bite! Marinated for hours using traditional methods in homemade sauces and condiments, the duck meat had infused with unique flavors that burst in the mouth. Though the duck skin was crispy, the chefs managed to keep its meat moist and juicy! You might need to take note that this dish can serve up to 6 – 10 persons!

>> Click here to view this Traditional Peking Duck

 

2. Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn

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The Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn titillated my taste buds with its savory broth which was enriched by the fresh water prawns. Being immersed in the broth which packed with finest ingredients, the prawns exuded a light sweetness which would please any discerning diners! Of course, I would not forget to give my compliment for the crispy fine egg noodles as it was a perfect companion for the prawns.  

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3/ Signature Chilled Durian Pancake

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The final dish that caught my attention is this Signature Chilled Durian Pancake which totally gratified me for its creamy and velvety durian cream. Wrapped in a thin crepe, the durian pancake was a must-try for a forget-me-not experience as its strong yet pleasing taste will linger on your palate. Take a bite and its smooth filling will not let you down at any moment. 

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TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free. Find out more about ELITE membership here!

 

Lai Ching Yuen
Location: Level 1, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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3 Sumptuous Dishes at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill

I first came across Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill while searching for a dining spot that offers authentic Latin flavors. Nestled at the food haven – Feast Village, Starhill Gallery @ JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, this Spanish restaurant amazed me not only for its defined ambiance but also for its dynamic culinary experience with an exceptional Sentidos twist. The restaurant has been one of my go-to dining spots ever since. When my friends wanted to hang out and unwind last week, I did not hesitate to suggest this unique venue. 

As usual, I would not want you to miss out the chance to excite your taste buds with the most delectable dishes at this restaurant! Here are the 3 dishes that are loved by foodies and would make you come back for more!

1/ Mariscos Paella


If you have a knack for paella, this classic Mariscos Paella would definitely satiate your craving! Served generously with a perfect amalgamation of different types of fresh seafood including prawns, clams, mussels and squid with a touch of chili, this exquisite paella is a perfect treat for paella and seafood lovers. Cooked until it’s “al dante” (firm to the bite), the Spanish rice soaks up a moderate sweet taste from the saffron and roasted garlic, making it a satisfying indulgence.

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2/ Sautéed Garlic Tiger Prawns

The next dish which would capture your attention is this Sautéed Garlic Tiger Prawns. This signature dish quickly whetted my appetite for its enticing aroma and impressed me for its palate-teasing flavors. Three mouth-watering pieces of juicy tiger prawns, smothered in a mix of chili, garlic and olive oil, were set to gratify the palate with their burst of flavors. A piece of garlic bread would be an impeccable choice to mingle with this flavorsome signature dish. 

>> Click here to view this Sautéed Garlic Tiger Prawns

 

3/ Churros Mexicanos


Last but not least,
Churros Mexicanos! This unique delicacy is a splendid dessert which one could hardly resist. Coated with a moderate amount of sugar, the churros has a delicate sweetness that mixes nicely with the dark chocolate fudge dipping sauce served along. Crispy and heart-warming in every bite, this luscious dessert is the excellent choice to end your wonderful culinary journey. 

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TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free. Find more about TABLEAPP ELITE here.


Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill
Location
: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill

 

 

 
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Tuck Into 3 Succulent Dishes at Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya

Old Malaya is one of my go-to destinations to revel in a beautiful colonial setting with the majestic view of Kuala Lumpur Tower. After its successful refurbishment, this one-century-old heritage building has become an ideal enclave for aesthetes and foodies alike to be drifted back to the glory of yesteryears while tucking into the exquisite cuisine of its stretch of restaurants.
This time coming back, my friends and I decided to indulge ourselves in a unique dining experience at Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya. The restaurant oozes a cozy ambiance and nostalgic vibes, yet offers a modern touch in its dishes. We couldn’t wait to chow down on the best delicacies here! 

 

1/ CAAB Black Angus Sirloin (250gm)

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Without hesitation, we quickly luxuriated in one of the much-loved delights at the restaurant – CAAB Black Angus Sirloin. A whole chunk of the perfectly flamed-grilled Black Angus beef (250 gm) together with grilled mushroom was set to entice our palate. The sirloin was marinated with the house special sauce and sea salt before being grilled to the diners’ liking. This fork-tender beef completely won my heart for its burst of flavors and impeccable taste. Dipped the juicy piece of high-quality meat in the chimichurri sauce (a classic Argentinian sauce) and you would not stop craving for more!

>> Click here to view this CAAB Black Angus Sirloin

 

2/ Braised Lamb Shank

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Next comes the Braised Lamb Shank which continued to satiate our taste buds. Every bite was as satisfied as of the dish preceding. This special lamb shank was slow-braised until it was succulent and soft. Unlike the rough texture that is often found in lamb shank, this delicacy had a fall-off-the-bone texture that mingled nicely with the creamy mashed potatoes and rosemary sauce served along. Something you should definitely keep an eye on!

>> Click here to view this Braised Lamb Shank


3/ Herb Chicken Breast in Creamy Lemon Sauce

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The final dish – Herb Chicken Breast in Creamy Lemon Sauce, was another dish that whetted our appetite. The dish, served with flame-grilled vegetables, immediately caught our attention due to the aroma emanated from the lemon sauce. The chicken breast was crispy on the outside while its meat was tender and tasty as it was infused with the tangy lemon sauce. The creaminess from the sauce excellently complemented the chicken breast, making it a delight that one should not forgo. 

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TABLEAPP ELITE members can redeem these signature dishes for free. Find more information here.

PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya
Location: 66 – 68, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
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Dig Into 3 Hearty Delights at Two-Ox French Bistro Bar @ Jalan Doraisamy

Who would not love to revel in enthralling classic French bistro favorites while being surrounded by a relaxed and cozy atmosphere? That’s why I was way more than excited to have a get-together with my colleagues last week at one of the trendiest bistro in Kuala Lumpur – Two-Ox French Bistro Bar.

Situated at the revitalized culinary hub – The Row, Two-Ox French Bistro Bar boasts a French chic ambiance that would bring you to a beautiful Parisian cafe with its spacious yet intimate dining room! I was thrilled to find out that most of the ingredients are imported from different regions to ensure the best taste without losing the authenticity of French cuisine. What a meal to look forward to! 

1/ Espresso Braised Beef

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We started our hearty affair with one of the exotic dishes here – Espresso Braised Beef. Simply presented, the beef totally got our attention for its irresistible aroma which was tempting enough to entice our taste buds. As its name suggests, the high-quality short ribs were slowly braised in bittersweet espresso sauce for hours before being served with fondant potatoes and king oyster mushrooms. The beef was a delight in the mouth as it had such tender goodness while its flavors nicely blended with the distinctly pleasant bitterness from the espresso. Something you should keep an eye on!

>> Click here to view this Espresso Braised Beef

 

2/ Duck Confit

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Our next dish was the classic French dish – Duck Confit, which satiated our palate with its unique taste despite the unpretentious look. The duck leg was meticulously brined in salt, slowly braised in duck fat with fine herbs 
until it had a fall-off-the-bone texture. I was also impressed with the citrus duck glaze for its bursting flavors which was rave-worthy! The flavorsome duck leg was served with asparagus coulis, potatoes and grilled radicchio, making it a divine dish for any foodies!

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3/ Cognag Foie Gras Terrine

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Finally, we ended our indulgence by treating ourselves to a gorgeous dish of Classic Foie Gras Terrine! As this signature dish is made of 100% pure foie gras, the chef had thoughtfully mixed the pungent pieces of foie gras with cognac before snug-fitted into a terrine for at least 3 days to maintain its richness while keeping it from being overwhelmed in flavors.  Served with onion chutney and homemade brioche toast, this delicacy would make you crave forever more! 

>> Click here to view this Cognag Foie Gras Terrine

 

TABLEAPP ELITE members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Learn more about TABLEAPP ELITE here

 

Two-Ox French Bistro Bar
Location: 56G, Jalan Doraisamy, 50300 Kuala Lumpur.
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Savor 3 Exotic Delights at FOOK @ Jalan Sultan Ismail!

Set amidst lush green foliage right in the hustle and bustle of the city center, FOOK is the perfect dining haven for those who seek a short escapade.  

As one of the latest restaurants to join the expanding Modern Asian Dining scene in Kuala Lumpur, FOOK takes inspiration from East Asian culture and boasts an amalgamation of modernity and traditions in its interiors as well as foods and drinks. 

Click here to view FOOK environmentA stunning mural in the dining room.

The restaurant welcomed us with a staircase lightened up by classic Chinese lanterns. Once we stepped inside, the Oriental decorations in the dining room made us gobsmacked and I was absolutely obsessed with the beautiful murals on the wall. 

Click here to view FOOK's environmentDon’t forget to chill with a drink at the restaurant’s bar as well.

Click here to view FOOK's environmentClassic and cozy table setting.

The restaurant’s contemporary chic look promised a meal of various flavors with a twist. As usual, I took this opportunity to reveal the top 3 dishes that are loved by the diners here! Don’t forget to read until the end as exciting news are awaiting you there!

 

1/ Salmon Tartar With Quail Eggs and Caviar

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We decided to embark on our indulgence by treating the palate to something refreshing. And this signature Salmon Tartar with Quail Eggs and Caviar quickly enticed us just by its appearance alone! As suggested by its name, the dish features quail eggs and salmon tartar using high-quality salmon mixed with finely chopped cucumber and shallot before being topped with a generous amount of imported Norwegian caviar. I took a spoonful of the tartar, mingled with the house-made Thai chili sauce, sweet basil and this exciting combination was rejuvenating enough to excite my taste buds. 

>> Click here to view Salmon Tartar With Quail Eggs and Caviar

 

2/ Wagyu Pho with Buckwheat Noodles

Click here to view Wagyu Pho with Buckwheat Noodles at FOOK!

Here comes an interesting take on the classic Vietnamese Pho together with Japanese Soba – Wagyu Pho with Buckwheat Noodles. This signature dish is a ravishing reinterpretation of 2 cultures in one bowl. My eyes quickly fixed on the slices of high marbling Wagyu beef aesthetically put atop the buckwheat noodles. Pour the piping hot beef broth into the bowl and you can relish this magnificent combination. The melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu did not let me down at all while the buckwheat noodles surprisingly blended nicely with the broth. My small tip – quickly enjoy the bowl while it is hot to avoid the noodles being flaky! 
 
 
 

3/ Smoked Beef Brisket in Charcoal Bun

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Finally, we ended our meal with the signature Smoked Beef Brisket in Charcoal Bun. I was amazed to know that it took 2 whole days to prepare this signature dish – the beef was marinated 1 day before being slow-smoked for another day! The beef was no doubt tender-to-the-bite as you can easily feel every strip of it. Its strong smoke-infused taste was then balanced by the sweet corn, parsley and house-made charcoal bun. A dish for those who love teasing the taste buds with intense flavors.

>> Click here to view this Smoked Beef Brisket in Charcoal Bun


TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Find out more about TABLEAPP ELITE
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FOOK
Location: 19, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
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Revel In 3 Brand New Signature Dishes at Ishin Japanese Dining @ Jalan Klang Lama

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Psst…did you know? Ishin Japanese Dining is offering brand new signature dishes for TABLEAPP ELITE members! Yes, you heard it right! For your information, TABLEAPP ELITE is a membership in which members can redeem free signature dishes when dining out at participating restaurants.

Filled with joy and excitement of the news, I reminisce about the last time I visited Ishin when the signature dishes blew my mind! At that instance, I invited two of my colleagues and we immediately headed to Ishin for our lunch.

Upon arrival, we quickly got a parking slot right in front of the restaurant, may I add, finding a parking spot here is a breeze as free valet parking is provided by the restaurant! For us, this is definitely a plus as finding a parking nowadays is a fuss especially during lunch hour.

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As we walked in, the staff readily held the door open to welcome us, and we couldn’t help but melted a little inside by the warm welcome! After being seated by the staff, we were each presented with a tab displaying their digital menu.

A few minutes went by and to our surprise, none of the ELITE signature dishes were on the menu! Oh no! We extended our concern to the manager and he clarified that the signature dishes we were looking for are actually off-menu dishes. Wow, it means these signature dishes are specially curated by the chef only for ELITE members!

1. Hokkaido Uni Chawan Mushi

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After ordering our dishes, we waited patiently while chatting away, and it didn’t take long before the first dish was served. Placed in front of us was the Hokkaido Uni Chawan Mushi presented in an aesthetically appealing ceramic cup that came with a lid.

For us, the lid actually added an element of surprise because one of the joys of eating Chawan Mushi is discovering the “treasures” hidden in the custard. And it did not disappoint us at all! This little cup of warm deliciousness is topped with premium quality Hokkaido Uni which adds a creamy and rich flavor to the already silky smooth egg custard.

Click to view Ishin's Signature Hokkaido Uni Chawan Mushi.

Scoop a little deeper and you will unveil many ingredients such as mushrooms, Narutomaki (a type of cured fish surimi) which is imported from Japan, diced chicken, ginkgo nut and prawn. Overall, this dish was great as an appetizer and it really amazed us by how well the uni and egg complemented each other.

>> View this Hokkaido Uni Chawan Mushi

2. Bluefin Tuna Sashimi (Akami)

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As we were finishing our appetizer, the highlight of our lunch arrived – Ishin’s signature Bluefin Tuna Sashimi beautifully presented atop crystal-like crushed ice. There were five glistening pieces of tuna which were a mouthful but in a good way.

Just like how it should be savoured, we added a little dab of wasabi to go with the Akami before enjoying it in one wholesome bite. I must say the zesty wasabi really brings out the best of the tender Akami, and how we wish there were more! So far this is one of our favourite dishes.

Click to view Ishin's Signature Bluefin Tuna Sashimi.

Apart from that, this dish really got us excited because it has an igloo which was embellished with contrasting flowers! If you are someone who loves taking food pictures, this dish is a mustorder!

>> View this Bluefin Tuna Sashimi

3. Kami Nabe Soup

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Here comes the last dish which, in my opinion, is very luxurious indeed. Why? It felt like we were being pampered with all the gifts of the sea, from Hokkaido king crab, tiger prawn to scallops, this soup is worth every penny!

In case you don’t know, in Japanese, “Kami” means “Paper” and “Nabe” means “Pot” and essentially you will be served a paper pot with fire literally burning beneath. What!? Don’t worry, we were shocked too but upon asking the manager, we found out it’s actually common in Japanese cooking.

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Let’s talk about the soup! Every sip is filled with mind-blowing seafood goodness, it’s no surprise though, judging from the ingredients used. Not to mention the crab meat and the prawn were so succulent and fresh that all were gone in a blink of an eye!

While finishing our last dish, at the back of my mind I was thinking if anyone were to ask me where to go for good Japanese dishes, I will point them in Ishin’s direction!

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TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Learn more about TABLEAPP ELITE Membership here.

Ishin Japanese Dining @ Jalan Klang Lama

LocationNo. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Ishin

Luxuriate In 3 Delectable Delights at Izakaya by Sango @ Sri Hartamas

Last week was so hectic that my friends and I couldn’t wait for the weekend to relax in a laid-back atmosphere and have a little chit-chat. What’s better than hanging out in a casual Japanese pub to chow down on sumptuous Japanese foods and relish some drinks? That’s why we decided to head to Izakaya by Sango @ Desa Sri Hartamas!

As suggested by the word “Izakaya” (informal Japanese pub) in its name, the restaurant offers a menu of decent price with the setting suitable for a casual meet-up. This modern progressive Japanese bar is actually a spin-off from the renowned Izakaya by Sango (since 1995). Cozy interior and friendly staffs, we immediately fell in love!

 

1/ Wagyu Tobanyaki

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The first dish – Wagyu Tobanyaki, totally caught my attention when it was presented. To be honest, I am one frenzy advocate of high-quality Wagyu on “Tobanyaki” – a cooking technique in which meat is roasted on a ceramic plate. That’s why this plate of 150g of perfectly-sliced Wagyu meat with gorgeous marblings accompanied by assorted vegetables was eye-catching enough to satiate my craving.   

 

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The beef, interestingly, will be cooked by diners themselves yet you can ask for help from the restaurant’s staff if needed. We put one piece of the marvelous Wagyu on the hot ceramic plate and its sizzling sounds were so satisfying that we could not keep ourselves from silently screaming in excitement. The rich, fat-friendly and savory Wagyu beef thrilled us with its juiciness, softness and smoothness. An impeccable indulgence!

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2/ Sango Signature Platter

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The second dish is the top-selling platter filled with flavors – Sango Signature Platter. The platter features tsukune (Japanese chicken meatball), chicken wings, salmon cubes, Wagyu cubes and sweet potato. You might need to take note that the sweet potato might subject to availability (as replaced by the okra skewer shown in the image). Grilled on charcoal, the skewers were infused with a distinct aroma. Just squeeze a bit of lemon and dip these delights in the tare sauce (a thick, sweet soy sauce) with egg yolk and you wouldn’t stop savoring them! I love the Wagyu as it didn’t have that sketchy texture of overcooked beef while the wings won my heart for their crispy goodness. 

>> View this Sango Signature Platter

 

3/ Truffled Wagyu Donburi

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Here comes the last dish which is also my most favorite dish of the day – Truffled Wagyu Donburi! This much-loved Donburi (rice bowl dish) is embellished with tender cuts of medium rare Wagyu beef with Italian-imported truffle oil drizzled on top. I was amazed by the way the truffle oil complemented the melt-in-the-mouth and juicy Wagyu meat as they were such a match in flavors! If you love your rice to be a bit soft, you can mix the whole bowl with the savory tamago (half-boiled egg) beautifully set aside. Definitely a must-try! 

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TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Learn more about TABLEAPP ELITE Membership here

 

Izakaya by Sango @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Location: 2, Ground Floor, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Izakaya by Sango