Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Midori @ Putrajaya Marriott


Travelers trapped in Putrajaya's culinary wasteland might be tempted to surrender to despair. But several beacons of hope still burn bright here, including Midori.


Geoduck sashimi. A true treat, thanks to its fresh, springy texture.


Spider maki, that classic roll with soft-shell crab, avocado & tobiko. Ordinary-looking, but thoroughly addictive. The crunchy crab blended brilliantly with the creamy avocado.


Trio de oyster, prepared in three styles (all seemed like variations of cheese). We prefer our oysters raw, but if you must cook 'em, this is as good as it gets. Gooey and flavorful.


Salt-grilled blue-tailed prawns. Expertly prepared; despite its location in a landlocked capital, Midori seems to have found its forte in seafood.


Haku nama sake & Midori Yume (sake, malibu, melon liquor, pineapple juice).


Midori,
Putrajaya Marriott.

15 comments:

  1. Mmm geoduck sashimi...how indulgent. Now you won't starve after you meet some prominent politician. ^_^

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  2. lemongrass: might still end up hungry if all there is to eat is geoduck sashimi! but this place provides a nice escape from politicians, who usually choose to eat at the hotel's other outlets :D

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  3. Poor Sean, having to run into Midori to escape politicians... I wish I had such a getaway closer to home... :P

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  4. lfb: but u have nobody whom u need to escape from! unlike poor laborers like me, who are technically on call for work 24/7 =(

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  5. Your work is your calling my friend, to make magic with words, that is a vocation, not a job nor labour. I envy you, truly.

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  6. lfb: alas, the writing bit barely accounts for 50 percent of work. even then, there's never any opportunity to indulge in purple prose :P

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  7. the last time I went to Putrajaya was to take my wedding photo at the bridge :P I'm a total idiot when it comes to road here

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  8. leo: putrajaya's roads are very confusing, especially because of misleading signboards. i've had to go there for work a lot, but i still sometimes end up on the wrong roads...

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  9. Had to go all the way to Putrajaya for a meal? well the scrumptious looking food was kinda worth the effort ;) Love the spider maki 'cos i like avocado myself. Trio de oyster looks really really...cheesy :P Had Oysters Mornay in Melbourne before and one oyster was enough for me.
    BTW Putrajaya roads can be really misleading. Had experience driving round and round at night, trying to get out. haha.
    More updates from HK from me ;) work really taking up way too much time, hence the long overdue reply here too.

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  10. Ah well. I guess I can't complain then. My entire blogging career is founded upon sturdy, stodgy doses of purple prose. :P

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  11. elrond: ahhh, in terms of traveling time, my home sometimes seems closer to putrajaya than the city center. u're right though, the signboards in putrajaya are the worst! they pretend to lead u to kl, but they're just making u go around in loops. anyways, hope u're not too stressed out with work!
    lfb: u'll definitely feel stifled and unfulfilled in my line of work! but thankfully, there are other avenues apart from the office to say what u mean to say :D

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  12. Putrajaya.
    I'm at lost when ppl ask me for recommendations..
    Ok, Midori *stamps name in the food directory memory bank in brain*

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  13. Tng: ya, there r probably less than 10 worthwhile outlets in putrajaya ... luckily we don't live there! :D

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  14. you know, i always like the look of that pink ginger but i never liked the taste. Somehow it makes the dish looks better

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  15. eiling: ya, i guess presentation is a major part of japanese food. much more than other cuisine :D

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