Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kin No Uma

A bit off the beaten track, but that makes Kin No Uma ideal for an idyllic weekday dinner, especially for customers who want the whole restaurant to themselves.

Can't really complain about the sashimi; all the raw fish & prawns tasted fairly fresh, even though the selection was rather run-of-the-mill.

Steamed rice with green tea soup & grilled spicy cod roe. Rustic fare; turned into porridge-like comfort food, once we poured the piping-hot broth fully into the bowl.

Yosenabe, a hot pot overflowing with seafood & veggies. Wholesome, stomach-warming soup. A fitting finish to a relatively healthy gastronomic expedition.

Nihon Sakari sake. Not exactly a show-stopper, but it'll do.

Yep, for better or worse, it's so quiet here, customers could engage in an entire conversation by simply whispering to each other.

Kin No Uma,
Palace of the Golden Horses.
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14 comments:

  1. Ooh, I've heard of this place before but never got a chance to go there. What brings you to this palace?

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  2. wah, you're still getting the sashimi despite the Tsunami.. very lucky worr

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  3. michelle: ya, this restaurant has been around for more than a decade, but i've only eaten here three or four times. it's actually fairly near my home =)
    ciki: yeah, i believe the raw seafood imports are still safe. hopefully, they'll continue to be so...

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  4. How's the price like at this place?

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  5. baby sumo: oh, kinda pricey, but quite similar to some of the other hotel japanese outlets, like iketeru, kampachi, etc.

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  6. Jauhnyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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  7. I have stopped eating Japanese food ever since the tsunami :)

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  8. Nice place! I've been to Palace of the Golden Horses before but always thought the Japanese restaurant WAY too quiet! But it's the road less traveled that always brings you surprises, isn't it? :)

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  9. i cant believe you find it hard to come PJ but ur exploring putrajaya more than any of us ;p

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  10. j: heheh, go on weekends, when there's no jam :D
    leo: oh, i still need a regular sashimi fix!
    iamthewitch: wise words! it's really nice to escape from the crowds once in awhile and revisit these places that serve good food but get little attention =)
    tng: oooh, but the roads at pj are too clogged with jams and bottlenecks! :D

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  11. i always like yosenabe. Feels like having a hotpot. The steamed rice with green tea soup looked interesting. the spicy cod roe looks like chinese wax sausages. haha i wonder how it tastes like...

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  12. eiling: oh, i rarely have yosenabe, since it's quite filling and seems more suitable for larger groups. the cod roe is nice, but with a taste and texture more similar to the fried fish eggs that you'll find in nasi kandar :D

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  13. i've been here many years back and gee the decor did not change a bit at all! the staff of this hotel been complaining dat the owner dun believe in updating the hotel. really lose out a lot huh

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  14. babe_kl: i wonder if that's because it's such a huge hotel, with endless corridors! might cost too much to refurbish, especially if they're not making very much profit in the first place, heheh...

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