Monday, August 23, 2010

Edo Ichi @ Solaris Kuala Lumpur


With some 200 choices on the menu here, was there ever any doubt we'd be back for more?
Click here for earlier entry on Edo Ichi (July 30).


Cold thin wheat noodles with unagi & half-boiled egg. The noodles were smooth and slippery, but the mouthwatering combo of warm, soft eel and explosively runny yolk stole the show.


Alaskan Maki, featuring deep-fried salmon & avocado. We've always wished there could be more stuffing and less rice in these rolls; this recipe fit that description perfectly.


Deep-fried seaweed roll filled with tuna belly. Not the best way to relish the melt-in-the-mouth texture of tuna belly, but still surprisingly addictive. Sorta like fish croquettes.


Sea bream head, steamed in sake. Tasted hyper-fresh, with lots of meaty flesh in its cheeks. We loved chewing on the huge, gelatinous eye.


Volcano Maki, comprising assorted fish rolled in sushi rice and drenched in mayo sauce. This one, on the other hand, had way too much rice. Seemed similar to offerings at Sakae Sushi and all those other shopping mall chains.


Salmon & eel "pizza." Decent toppings, but what fascinated us was the base that tasted like a cross between polenta and couscous (a variation of okonomiyaki?). Sufficiently crisp to bear the weight of the toppings, but soft enough that chewing is scarcely necessary (yay!).


Braised ox tongue with carrots & potatoes. Coulda been more tender, but would still work nicely as comfort food to help mend a broken heart. Had a healthy, home-cooked feel.


A bottle of sparkling sake (Ozeki Hana-Awaka) kept us in fizzy spirits all evening.


Edo Ichi is currently offering 20 percent off all food for dinner as part of a belated opening promotion through Aug. 31. Alas, we made this visit slightly before that promo began.


Edo Ichi,
Solaris Dutamas.
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30 comments:

  1. O_o 20%?
    Hehehe...
    I do not knw hw to say this exactly, but tis plc is almost like "giving new twist" to Jap dishes but not overly killin it by slappin pineapples, ham & etc (things tht doesnt work) on its dishes.
    look like a plc to try.

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  2. Pics got me salivating and craving for good Jap food now :) yums! The pic of the cold noodles with unagi and oozingly runny egg? Very tempting and 'gastro-porn'ish. Definitely got my seal of approval. Good thing for Jap food in summer, it's cooling, light, and pretty to look at.

    Jap food, here i come!

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  3. tng: true, there's definitely some creativity going on here, which is really cool. and yeah, it doesn't stray too far from the most fundamental japanese cooking principles, so i'd say go for it! just be cautious, since there are hits and misses...
    elrond: aiyo, where to find good japanese food at nearly 1 a.m.? i suppose u could boil some instant noodles with a runny egg, but without any eel, heheh. unagi is supposed to have a cooling effect for the summer months, rite. or is it a warming effect for the winter months ... i can never remember :D

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  4. a good twist there!but i supposed the price is sky high!!

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  5. cindy: actually, prices are not too bad! similar to rakuzen, for example =)

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  6. Did you say that prices are similar to rakuzen?! I should ask my mom to bring me here when I get back to kl

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  7. Michelle: hope u both enjoy it! Get a seat right beside the aquarium :D

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  8. 200 choices? wow that's quite a variety. Looks like a nice place for some japanese cravings

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  9. Eiling: fortunately, they manage to have both quantity and quality! But yeah, this is definitely one of the top five eateries at solaris dutamas rite now...

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  10. Unagi and egg, all runny and yummy together? Oh count me in for a visit too! :D

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  11. Lfb: aren't u surprised that I didn't ask for extra eggs in that dish ... hehe...

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  12. Yes, very. This will be a good opportunity to reiterate: How on earth did you manage to eat SIX EGGS at a go, and all that noodles and meat, and come to think of it, your weekly ration of foie gras and NOT have Everest-high cholesterol levels?? (Or at least Kinabalu-high levels, if you wanna be local.)

    How, how, HOW??

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  13. Lfb: this is my theory ... Y'know how they say u can consume stuff like olive oil and red wine that curbs bad cholesterol? I figure that since I eat a wide variety of many things in a week, some of the food is bound to neutralize the negative effects of the other food, without me actually realizing or planning it! Just like Mother Nature intended! :D

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  14. Heheh, i have soba, seaweed, and jap noodle sauce around, so whipping up a snack is not too troublesome. I think unagi is mostly eaten during summer to cool down, not sure about the other effect tho'. Oh yeah, how was the sashimi? Or saving it for the next visit?

    Lfb has a point - 6 eggs? in one sitting? wow.

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  15. They say a lot of things, and every day new scientific research comes along to disprove what their peers discovered mere years earlier.

    No, I'm sticking with my theory that you're simply a freak of nature. Or at least a freak of gastronomy. :P

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  16. elrond: wow, your home is 100 percent more well-stocked than mine! ahh, we actually had the sashimi here previously. it was decent, flown in from japan, tasted fresh and reasonably priced. but in the end, sashimi is sashimi. maybe i'm jaded :D
    lfb: u got me ... i'm a mutant, secretly living among humans, with the useful power of eating anything i want without destroying my health. will u hate and fear me now, and send the sentinels after me (if u do, i should out a fellow mutie and say that cher is a mutant too)? :D
    lemongrass: hello? is there an echo in here? hello? :D

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  17. hello hello baby you called i can't hear a thing

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  18. @Sean: ROFL at Cher mutie remark.

    @LL + Sean: You two. So funny. Should get married and have babies. Oh wait, LL's husband might complain sikit. Ah well. The thought of Eat Drink Lemongrass Juniors running around was fun while it lasted. Tee hee.

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  19. lemongrass: eh i didn't call lah. u've been listening to too much gaga :D
    lfb: the moment i heard cher singing 'believe,' i knew what she was. actually, the moment u heard me sing 'imagine,' u should have guessed what i am too :P

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  20. That runny eggyolk and unagi noodle dish is calling my name lah! Aaargggh!

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  21. everything look promising :) Jenn might just like it...

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  22. Cher a mutie? err..probably explains why she keeps on coming back!! :P and singing "Imagine"? now this i gotta hear.

    Bored of sashimi?? oh no...back to basics is the best way of enjoying food (imho).

    Sean and LL sitting in a tree... hehehe ;)

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  23. pureglutton: resistance is futile! the temptation is definitely very strong :D
    leo: i sure hope u both do! if u're at solaris on an evening when nathalie's is closed, u could come here instead! =)
    elrond: heheh, but u've already heard me sing 'defying gravity.' or at least part of it. :D ya, i still like sashimi, but i prefer actual recipes where a combo of different ingredients are thrown in together to provide a mix of tastes and textures...

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  24. U had me at Unagi and Egg... I'm so there.

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  25. comfort food does not mend a broken heart, chocolate, desserts, and alcohol does. hehe

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  26. Qwazymonkey: heheh, looks like I made the right choice by starting this post with that dish! :D
    Augustdiners: Gosh, I can't recall what I ate the last time I was broken-hearted. Probably lotsa carbs!!!

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  27. You and Cher should so do a duet, a Glee number at that! :D

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  28. LFB asked "How on earth did you manage to eat SIX EGGS at a go, and all that noodles and meat, and come to think of it, your weekly ration of foie gras and NOT have Everest-high cholesterol levels?"

    Well, LFB, Sean.. my theory is simple. You will be fine till a ripe ole age, and THEN it'll all goes to POTS. its laidat la. enjoy ur youth.. every second only comes around only once!

    Having said that, I want a date witchu sean! When we going? LOL

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  29. lfb: hmph. my dream duet would be 'lost in your eyes' with debbie gibson. or maybe 'love takes time' with mariah, since we both have a five-octave range :D
    ciki: sigh, i think that when i'm 50, i'll look like i'm 75. but even then, u'll probably still look 30! if i stand near u, do u think some of your youthfulness might rub off on me? :D ya lor, haven't seen u in five months ... since march, rite? it's been too long!

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