Friday, June 24, 2011

Ogawa

The setting seems nondescript, but Ogawa serves a nice range of Japanese recipes, some of which can't be found elsewhere in Mont Kiara.

Tofu onsen tamago, topped with tiny worm-like fish. Squishy; not for the squeamish.

Eihire. Dried fish fins, the perfect bar snack. Less guilt-inducing than tortilla chips.

Anago tempura. Fabulous saltwater eel, blanketed by light, crisp batter.

Hamburg steak. Meaty and tasty enough to make a cranky carnivore tuck in happily.

Oden. A flavorsome stew with a homemade feel, filled with fish cakes, octopus, boiled eggs, konnyaku & radish. Perfect for rainy evenings.

Red wine, white wine; no need for us to whine.

Yikes! We forgot to photograph a plate of momotaro tomato, extravagantly priced at RM20 for a puny portion. But it was one of the sweetest, juiciest tomatoes ever.

Ogawa Japanese Kitchen,
Plaza Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
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20 comments:

  1. worm like fish... eeeeee!

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  2. Is that raw whitebait on the tofu? Wow, wobbly egg and tofu, squiggly fish - I could leave my teeth at home and wouldn't miss it! :-P Oden looks good, quite a tricky find in these quarters too!

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  3. Hamburg steak!...I always love them at Kissaten and SMI Cafe :)

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  4. Anago! Anago! I love the stuff! Not had them ala tempura though, so this is a must try.

    Oden's really good for the colder months... Can't wait to head back to Japan for this! :D

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  5. There I was, expecting to see some massage chairs in this post... :)

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  6. Nooooo....leave the poetry to Kenny!

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  7. I want anago tempura please! Looks so GOOD and crispy from the pictures!!

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  8. hahaha, think your worm like fish is the NIMONO la.. - the Ice Fish.

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  9. michelle: heheh, you're among the squeamish then! =)
    min: whitebait ... possible, but uncertain! the waitresses here have a tough time communicating in english, and the menu is ambiguous! :D
    ulric: smi! that's one of the outlets that's been on my list to visit for ages! not sure why i haven't gone yet =)
    lfb: yeah, i'd love to try a real oden in japan someday! heck, i'd love to try real EVERYTHING in japan. you won't catch me eating mcdonald's or pasta in the land of the rising sun! :D

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  10. j: heheh, i wouldn't mind relaxing on a massage chair and being fed some sushi! :D
    lemongrass: but i can rhyme too (and pretty well at that!) =)
    iamthewitch: ooo, i love anago and unagi in tempura! even more so than in teriyaki sauce, really! :D
    ciki: hey, that might be possible too! gosh, we need to find a fish expert to help us confirm its mysterious identity! =)

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  11. U haven't tried SMI yet...damn shame...

    Their potato salad and hamburg steak rocks! :D

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  12. Ulric: ok ok, will make it a point to try this year! I know they serve booze too, so it's all good =)

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  13. Oops...forgot abt that BIGGGGG detail :P

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  14. Ulric: and they got karaoke rooms too, I believe, which works very nicely after we've had enough sake in our system =)

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  15. But... McD's in Japan is kinda fun too... shan't tell you why though... you gotta find out for yourself. *muahahaha*

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  16. Lfb: aiya. Wonder if I'll glean the answer from one of your japan entries. Would that the "fun" bit be a Filet O'Human burger :p

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  17. when i saw the title, i thought you bought an Ogawa massage chair! haha

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  18. Eiling: heheh, I wonder what Ogawa actually means in Japanese =)

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  19. Hahaha...I agree with eiling. I thought you were talking about the Ogawa slimming belt...which I happen to use! :D

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  20. Bangsar-babe: heh, I think I might eventually need one of those ogawa belts! So let me know if you ever plan to rent out yours! :D

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