Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tenjin

Tenjin: Round Two. Earlier entry: June 6.

Raw tuna with "hot-spring egg." Love it, love it, totally love it.

Half-broiled salmon with anchovy sauce. Nicely executed, with slices of fish that remain raw at the bottom but lightly cooked on top, complemented by a gently savory sauce.

Foie gras chawanmushi. Can't-fail custard, supplying sublime spoonfuls of livery lusciousness. Never settle for plain chawanmushi if possible!

Tuna roll, alongside uni & ikura sushi. No complaints.

Soba with duck breast & mountain veggies. A hearty, heartwarming recipe that might represent the pinnacle of Japanese soul food.

Cold green tea for me, hot for you.

Tenjin Japanese Cuisine,
Grand Millennium Hotel,
Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2143-9399
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27 comments:

  1. yummsss... Atr good jap place painting the town red.
    Hhmm somehw this meal looks like a snack to me..

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  2. Tng; heheh, whenever I'm in bkt bintang these days, it always seems like I'm on a tight schedule to have a light meal and make it for a movie at pavvy after that =)

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  3. hot spring egg? why hot spring?

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  4. *Looks at the Raw Tuna with Onsen Egg longingly*..

    No booze...tats a first :)

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  5. OH gosh.. the raw tuna with egg! I'm loving it too just by looking!! :)

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  6. Oh my. So many dishes I'd love - from the hot spring egg to the foie gras chawanmushi. Today's review is a 5-finger-lickin'-good one! :D

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  7. Foie Gras Chawan Mushi - how decadent sounding. Would you rate this as one of the awesome Japanese places in KL?

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  8. im surprised the second visit is coming so much later! so another visit i presume to finish off the whole menu?

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  9. Hunger pangs! I'm going to Coco Tei for lunch today.. yay!

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  10. michelle: it's supposed to refer to eggs that are slowly cooked in hot water, at the same temperature as japan's hot springs (onsen) :D
    ulric: gosh, you're right! no fear, i'll definitely make up for it in the next few posts this week, heheh =)
    iamthewitch: oh yeah, the egg definitely complements the fish! a nice change from just having sashimi on its own :D
    lfb: only five fingers? why not 10? unless your other hand is occupied doing something else. ahem :P

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  11. thomas: hope you managed to have a good lunch! :D
    hungry female: ya, it does seem like chawanmushi can benefit a lot from interesting toppings, such as sea urchin! :D i'd place tenjin in the top 20 list for japanese outlets in kl. there's just too much competition, heh!
    joe: oh yeah, will definitely need AT LEAST one more round. not sure when that will be, but hopefully soon! :D
    ciki: hope you enjoyed cocotei! they've got some really unique and tasty dishes there too! =)

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  12. lfb: sounds like your mouth also is occupied then :P

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  13. how much is that foie gras chawanmushi alone?

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  14. leo: oops, i don't have the receipt on me right now, but i'm thinking maybe RM30-something =)

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  15. You're a horrible person...tempting me with all this. LOL! :P

    But seriously, that raw tuna with hot spring egg looks delish from where I'm sitting. :)

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  16. Bangsar-babe: heheh, the good news is that it tastes as delicious as it looks! I just realized, it's probably a recipe that could be duplicated at home without TOO much difficulty! Now I gotta find a friend to make it for me! =)

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  17. seriously that plate of raw tuna with egg was really tempting!

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  18. eiling: yeah, it's something so simple but yet so satisfying! :D

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  19. I'm so going for that chawanmushi!

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  20. pureglutton: satisfaction guaranteed! :D

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  21. foie gras chawanmushi!? warghhhh

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  22. Foie gras with chawanmushi for me please!

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  23. ky: worth a try, definitely! :D
    baby sumo: hope you enjoy it (i think you will!) =)

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  24. I've just realised those patrons in your first pictures are my usual dining partners! LOL... this is my friend's restaurant. hahah

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  25. eiling: oooh heheh, too bad you weren't there that evening! otherwise we could have met each other at last! :D

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