Monday, August 31, 2009

Senjyu Sushi @ The Curve

To satisfy my Japanese craving, we ended up at Senjyu Sushi at Cineleisure last Sunday evening. I was happy to see that there were many people inside, which was quite different from our last experience a year ago when hubby and I ate there during their soft opening. Seeing that it was packed, I gained confidence that this will be a satisfying japanese meal.
Our order took a while to arrive, but luckily there's the sushi train which displayed a wide array of choices. Hubby sampled one and said it was yummy and much more superior over Sakae Sushi. Poor me, couldn't sample it because it contained raw stuff, which is a no - no for pregnant women.
Our beef sukiyaki arrived first and it's a bit on the sweet side, though it tasted good (most especially bec I was starving). They didn't serve small bowls nor soup spoon, so I had to make a request. Else I wonder how do they expect us to eat it?
The highlight of the meal was the Giant Ebi Tempura which was bigger than the usual ones served. It was good and crispy. And they also served the shrimp head. Usually we don't eat the head, but hubby said it had some nice meat inside the head so he ate it. We also ordered a Spider cheese maki which was the last to arrive at the scene... Which was kind of weird bec that should have arrived first. Kudos to the staff handling the green tea as they were quite attentive in adding refill to hubby's tea cup. Overall it was an okay experience. Their sushi and sashimi train seem to be of better quality than Sakae Sushi. The pricing is also higher.
Overall we paid rm 113.30 which was okay for good japanese food. Though if given a choice and we were driving around hunting for a Japanese restaurant, I think I would opt for Sugimoto or Rakuzen in sri Hartamas.
Lime juice rm 5.90
Beef Sukiyaki rm 18.90
Spider cheese maki rm 22.90
Giant Ebi Tempura rm 39.90
Gold plate rm 8.00
Green tea rm 2.00
Towel rm 1.00
Total bill for 2 person rm 113.30 after service charge and govt tax

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lake Cruise at Putrajaya

For those looking for something different to do on a weekend, why not head down to Putrajaya and take a lake Cruise. It's a good way to spend the afternoon with the family , especially for expats or locals who have not yet experienced it. Hubby and I tried this months ago when his parents were in town and they enjoyed the leisurely cruise.
Tonight, it's something different for me because our company sponsored a party lake Cruise which is especially for our partners. So it's a private party which will hopefully turn out great.
Meanwhile for people who want to experience it this Ramadan, you may want to check out the cruise buffet dinner. It ranges from rm 128 to rm 198 per person, which includes the lake cruise and dinner.
Details below:
Jeti Putra , Jambatan Putra, Presint 1, Putrajaya
Tel no 03 88885539

Authentic Japanese at a Cheap Price!

To all the Japanese food lovers (like me)... I want to share the good news that authentic, well cooked Japanese need not be expensive. You just need to know what time to go :)

I wrote an entry on Sugimoto a while back. And when I read on some blogs that they have a cheaper lunch menu, we went to try it out last month. Indeed, it was true! The price was super affordable and the quality of the food was of good standard! Unbelievable price for that food quality and quantity. I was literally stuffed full after the meal.

Let me share the photos of the bento box meal which you can also enjoy at Sugimoto during lunch hours. To form your own bento box, you can choose different stuff from their menu which has a wide selection (i think around 30 entries). It varies from tempura, to beef, sashimi, etc etc. Quite a good selection for that cheap price. Plus, the chawan mushi comes with the meal (and was so yummy and soft). Then you even have the option of plain rice or garlic rice (choose the garlic rice it was so tasty!) The total for 2 pax with a bento box with 3 entries was RM41.40!!!

In case you want to call and make reservations ... to ensure you get a seat :

Tel # 03-23001102

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Il Padrino @ Damansara Heights

After a lazy saturday at home we wanted to have dinner out so I started my search for good restaurants around Damansara Heights. We ended up finding this new Italian place called Il Padrino. They have an interesting open concept facade which is welcoming. It seems to have newly opened this year. For dinner, they had quite good
customers though it's not super full.
Funny, in their menu there was one photo which hubby was particularly interested in, but the waiter said it was not available nor in the menu. That's kinda weird especially as they had limited photos and usually restaurants feature their best dishes with photos. Oh well.
We ordered their home made ravioli with spinach and cheese, while hubby took the osso bucco (beef) which was nicely cooked. We also had one appetizer (bruschetta with gorgonzola & ham), and one dessert, plus a glass of white wine.
The panna cotta was below my expectation so I would recommend you to try some other dessert.
Total bill came up to rm164.45
Overall a good place to have authentic Italian food. I would probably come back to sample other food on their list.
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