Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sakura Sakura Hakata

Click here for earlier entry on Sakura Sakura Hakata (May 20).

Mashed potato salad with sliced pork. Not as comfort foodish as we had expected. The potatoes could have been creamier and the pork less bland.

Omelet with mentaiko & cheese. The pollock roe left little impression. Tasted like an ordinary omelet _ not necessarily a bad thing though.

Tofu prepared Hakata-style (we assume this refers to Hakata in Fukuoka). A wholesome broth. It's mostly fuss-free cooking at this outlet.

Inaniwa udon. Not as pleasurably slippery as usual. Strangely sticky, in fact.

Yellowtail jaw. Good but not great; you'll find fresher, more succulent versions elsewhere, including Xenri and Kampachi (though those places charge more).

Fish sausage. Had the texture of chicken sausage, but tasted less flavorsome.

Sakura Sakura Hakata,
4, Jalan SS12/18,
Subang Jaya.


  1. lfb: or maybe it's the closest thing to what regular japanese folk have been cooking and eating in their prefectures for decades? sounds appealingly romantic that way, rite :D

  2. Yes, and I'm all for regular Japanese comfort food. Love it, in fact. Just that this particular review seems to suggest the quality of the food was rather average, no?

  3. lfb: yup, didn't knock our socks off. but subang seems to be THE hub for japanese eateries in the klang valley. maybe u should consider moving there someday :D

  4. No, thanks. I'm quite happy with Hajime behind our old place at Jalan Tun Razak. Consistent, fresh ingredients, dependable. :)

  5. Lfb: well, when hajime eventually closes someday, u know where to go. contingency plan :D strangely I don't really have a favorite Japanese restaurant... there are so many very good ones, but not one that really really does it for me

  6. Had Gonbei RM78++ buffet today. Quite good!

    Yea, I think with the many outlets (Jap) out there, all seem to excel at some and fail at others. So there isnt a clear great Jap restaurant?
    Tho, I admit, I heard a lot abt Kampachi.

  7. Tng: 78++ sounds like a great deal, considering how pricey gonbei's a la carte menu is! but ya, gonbei is one of the good ones. most of the hotel outlets are also recommended... Benkay @ Nikko, zipangu, kampachi, iketeru...

  8. still haven't had a chance to try this place and I'm really hungry now at 11pm!! :(

  9. eiling: gosh, it'd be nearly impossible to find fresh, decent japanese food at 11pm!