Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ogawa

Ogawa: Round Two. Earlier entry: June 24.

Konnyaku, a plant-based jelly with numerous nicknames _ "devil's tongue," "voodoo lily," "snake palm" and "elephant yam." All those monikers make this sound scarier than it is. High-fiber, low-calorie health food, with a springy firmness.

Karashi mentaiko. Thick slices of marinated pollock roe, deliciously savory.

Going raw the rest of the way: salmon sashimi & sea urchin.

Tuna & squid, tasting irreproachably fresh.

Hirame. Flat fish, valued for its crunchy smoothness _ not its bland taste.

Sake is served, satisfyingly so.

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

  1. The flat fish served with the skin?

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  2. Devil's tongue? However did he get here? :P

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  3. baby sumo: interesting observation! i didn't quite notice the appearance. it didn't taste like skin though, it tasted like it was part of the flesh :D
    kenny: one can't help wondering if you've ever bitten on his tongue. and whether it tastes the way i described in this entry =)

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  4. Jap food establishment stil popping up non-stop huh? At least the italians stopped.

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  5. more japanese options! yay! you should blog more about chinese rests!

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  6. LOL. And I was expecting a review on massage chairs....

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  7. One can wonder but the other one's not telling! (One doesn't bite, er, kiss and tongue, er, tell!) :P

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  8. Interesting, didn't know konyaku can be prepared in this way. Is it sweet or savoury? Nice place, looks good, especially if the sashimis are fresh.

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  9. tng: heheh, i now have 111 japanese entries on this blog, compared to only 82 italian! =)
    michelle: but i have 127 chinese food entries on this blog, the most among all cuisines! :D

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  10. j: heh, i wouldn't mind an ogawa chair to relax in after a hard day's work! =)
    lfb: one really shouldn't be biting at all! there's a fine line between pleasure & pain :D
    eat only lar: oh, it has more of a savory taste, prepared this way. think it's stir-fried in some japanese sauces to add flavor =)

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  11. The name real resembles tht of a massage chair eh :p Gosh all these delicacies that you ordered (except for the sashimi) made me feel like I'm so not adventurous when I eat at Jap restaurant. Only teriyaki, sashimi or tempura for me :p

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  12. Iamthewitch: heheh, I think ogawa means "river," so I guess it can be a brand name for many different businesses :D I like sashimi and tempura, but not teriyaki. Maybe the next time you visit a Japanese restaurant, you could try ordering something that you haven't tasted before, and hopefully, you'll enjoy it! =)

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  13. Some bites are all pleasure, my friend. ;)

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  14. Lfb: then I wouldn't mind a nibble myself :D

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  15. Go find your own devil, my friend. LOL

    P.S. APES rock! Humans stoopid. :P

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  16. Lfb: looking for a devil, but they're all in disguise, it seems :P
    P.S. Apes smelly. And hairy. And noisy. Three strikes! :P

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  17. The Hirame looks interesting...will look out for it at d usual Jap restos I frequent :)

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  18. ulric: ya, it seems to be a sometimes seasonal fish. i remember seeing it at hanare this year too

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  19. i think the offerings here are quite interesting. I've never seen the 1st few dishes before.

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  20. Gosh those metaiko pic is killing meeeeee. I shall tr to resist!!

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  21. Resistance is futile!...ahahaha :P

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  22. does not come with free massage?

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  23. eiling: yep, they've got quite a few unique dishes to attract the japanese residents in mont kiara :D
    augustdiners: mentaiko is tasty! but i wonder if it's healthy, since it's really salty :D

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  24. ulric: mentaiko is like a magic ingredient. it makes everything taste better :D
    ky: hahah, we should suggest that to them! :D

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