Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Xenri @ Old Klang Road

Xenri's menu contains both hits and misses, but its pleasant setting and efficient staff members make it a reasonable option for Japanese food on Old Klang Road.

Amberjack sashimi with organic apple dressing. It seems increasingly cliched to splash some sauce on raw fish and dub it "new-age sashimi," but when it works, it works.

Simmered yellowtail jaw. Moist and meaty, with a sweet succulence that made every mouthful a blissful treat. We'd return here simply for this.

Braised soybean dumpling. Healthy and well-prepared, but not exactly exciting.

Seared tuna with ponzu sauce. Its pinkness underscored its juiciness.

Salmon & bean curd. One of the least sinful recipes possible.

Unagi Yanagawa (eel with burdock root). Hot enough to scald our tongues.

Soft shell crab salad. A generous serving, without any hint of excess oil.

Simmered Wagyu beef cheeks. Perfectly executed, with none of the gaminess that sometimes plagues even premium beef.

Tempura Moriawase. Too thickly battered; not the tempura of our dreams.

Unagi cheese maki. As generic and uninspired as something at Sakae Sushi.

Nihonsakari Nama Sake & organic-grown La Monte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2008.

Click here for review of Xenri D'GardenTerrace @ Hap Seng (Oct. 21, 2009).

Xenri D'RiverView,
Wisma Elken,
Old Klang Road.


  1. I blame Kenny Mah for not bring me here yet. Hmmmph Looks scrumptious enough, I might just make the trip myself.

  2. Looks yummy actually..might be worth a try.

  3. blame it on the horrendous traffic along Old Klang Road that I seldom come to this area. In the past, Jenn & I came here a lot when we were still staying in Puchong.

  4. qwazymonkey: yeah, don't wait too long for him. who knows whether this place might close unexpectedly someday :D
    tng: since u're a fan of japanese food, there'll definitely be some items that u'll enjoy =)
    leo: ya, this is a restaurant i'd only visit on weekends ... or after 8.30pm on weekdays :D

  5. This place had some service issues. I went there with my Mom years ago and we waited there for 20 minutes without them even trying to seat us.

    We left and never went back :)

  6. eatbitemunch: yikes! that seems to have changed since then though, since they're pretty efficient these days. maybe enough people complained about it? :D

  7. I agree with you. Xenri has some hits and misses. So far I have only been to the outlet in Hap Seng and have not tried the one in old klang road.

  8. eiling: i like the ambiance at the hap seng outlet ... chic and mysterious! :D