Our friend Honey Larling invited us to a Japanese restaurant for dinner recently. Nah, it's too expensive for her to belanja us, we go Dutch :-D
Kura Restaurant is located within the One World Hotel next to One Utama shopping Complex. For Japanese food lover, this is a must-try restaurant for you! I was told that almost all of their food are imported directly from Japan, and their executive chef is also 'imported' from Japan.
I would like to high light a few 'Must-try' dishes:
1. Yam balls in special miso sauce, garnished with thinly shredded fish. The yam balls were soft and yummy.
2. Fried prawn sushi with avocado slices as topping, and garnished with ebiko (my favourite). It's so fragrant and creamy that you would definitely tempted to go for second helping!
3. They claimed that the garlic rice is their hot seller. Indeed it was very true, the fried rice was so fragrant and surprisingly non-greasy.
4. Their ice-cream!!! The display of this dessert was so captivating. We spent 5 minutes just gazing at the beautiful arrangement and 'sayang' to dig in. hehehe..
The strawberry ice-cream was definitely one if it's kind! the whole strawberry was frozen. Once we take a bite... behold.....
The stawberries were stuffed with smooth, creamy and delicious ice-cream!!! It was so delicious!! very, very delicious!!
Thanks to Honey Larling for introducing us to this place. We had a great time and enjoyed the food very much.
And we were honoured to be able to meet up with their Executive Chef Mr. Hideaki. A very down-to-earth and friendly Japanese chap.
The setting was very unique too. The manager of the restaurant Mr. Jack Lau was kind enough to show us around. Apparently, I was told that the counter was the favourite place for regulars and distinguished guests, as they were able to interact with the Chef while enjoying their food.
This room caught my attention. The floor was basically made of glass and we can see the lovely pebbles beneath them.
To our surprise, the price was very affordable!! Of course, with the 'help' of Honey Larling, the manager and the Chef charged cheap. That's because the manager is Honey Larling's brother. hehehehehe
But then, the price of the food were very reasonble. Was amazed to see dishes at the price of RM12, RM16 and so on in such unique restaurant. Where can u find such prices?? However, certain dishes are expensive simply because the materials were exotic. One point i got to high light: If you intend to fix your budget, say RM50 per person, you can always inform the manager before hand, telling him that you got 6 person dining with budget of RM50, and he and the executive chef will design a meal to suit to your budget. You don't even have to look at the menu, just sit tight, and enjoy the surprises.
You can always call the manager Mr. Jack Lau to make a booking. Go ahead, try this restaurant!