Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cafe Takahashi

This casual, cheerful cafe serves Japanese-inspired food with intriguing twists.

Unagi burger. Without the bun, it would have been regular teriyaki eel, ensconced in a fresh salad of lettuce, tomatoes & pickles. Not a bad thing, since the unagi was warm, juicy and flavorful. Carb-haters can simply skip the bread and think of this as a delicious eel salad.

Tamago & banana pizza. A perfectly prepared thin-crust treat that doubled as dessert; the combination of luscious strips of omelet with ripe slivers of banana was an unexpected delight, blending beautifully with the creamy cheese and a subtly sweet sauce.

Banana-avocado shakes. Thick and tasty, though the banana overpowered the avocado.

Cafe Takahashi @ Pavilion,
Tokyo Street, Level 6, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
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20 comments:

  1. So have you tried all the restaurants in Tokyo Street? :P

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  2. baby sumo: heheh, five down, two or three more to go, i think =)

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  3. Haha. I've to agree with Baby Sumo. Looks like you're amongst a first few to try out all the newly opened restaurants in Pavilion. :P

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  4. Chong: gosh, I think I've been spending way too many evenings in pavilion recently though. I'd estimate that 70 percent of my meals in the past week have been at pavilion :D

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  5. Will be heading here r lunch today...seems to have a lot of Jap-inspired twists in their extensive menu...fish n chips with tartar n tobiko as an example :)

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  6. wah... you're really into this tokyo street thing.

    i want an unagi burger too!

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  7. Me predicts you'll be having yet another dinner at Pavilion some time later next week... Omm. Omm. :P

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  8. Sean, how to I can invite you to my friend restaurant and recommend to all beloved blogger?

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  9. ulric: i'm eyeing their pastas! they've got three pages of pastas, including many with unagi and egg as ingredients :D
    michelle: eel burger was tastier than expected! i'd love to see a sea urchin burger somewhere someday too! :D

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  10. kenny: and after this next week, i'll probably stay away from pavilion for the rest of the month (and hang out at taman desa instead?) to cleanse my soul! =)
    美梦与梦想: you can email me through the profile page on this blog. just click 'view my complete profile' on the left side of this page. =)

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  11. Hahaha... and I was just suggesting ramen at Pavilion for our next sojourn. Taman Desa? Sure, come come!

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  12. Kenny: hehe, I think we'll end up in pavilion. Or perhaps even kuchai lama. :D am hearing rumblings about some alluring porky places that have opened in kuchai in recent months =)

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  13. I thought the Unagi burger dish was quite innovative!

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  14. Dun forget about SMI! Technically it's not in Pavilion...hahaha :D

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  15. Oh thought they will be launching tomorrow? Was thinking of popping over, since this is a branch from Ipoh, you know?

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  16. eiling: yeah, a brilliant idea! that seems to be the first thing to try on the menu :D
    ulric: heheh, ok, will aim for SMI sometime this year, though maybe not immediately. but if u're interested, there's a siew yok place on jln tun razak that i've also been eyeing =)
    j2kfm: oh, they opened at the same time as the other outlets at tokyo street. i hadn't known about the perak connection until the staff here mentioned that they also have an ipoh outlet. maybe you pop over and see if the food is of the same quality :D

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  17. Siew Yoke!...I am game for succulent n juicy goodness :D

    Where's d place? :)

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  18. Ulric: wait I message u on fb later this week. Easier to provide directions there =)

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  19. Wanted to go today one..but PAVILION adoi.. on weekdays after work? NOPE.
    Maybe this weekend, if time permits.

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  20. j2kfm: ya, i feel your pain! i work in the city, probably 3km away from pavilion, but it usually takes me at least half an hour to get there during the evening traffic =)

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