Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kofuku


A sprawling venue with serenity assured, thanks to a severe lack of customers.


Kofuku's menu leans toward the conservative; we wondered how often (or rarely) the menu is revamped. Nevertheless, the tuna belly & hokkigai sushi tasted respectably fresh and juicy on this not-too-recent weeknight.


Kofuku Maki, featuring soft-shell crab, avocado, cucumber, fish roe & mayo. Competently executed, but too similar to what scores of other Japanese outlets serve. We expected something more, since this signature roll bears the restaurant's name.


Zosui porridge with chicken & egg in an earthen pot, served with pickles. Hot and hearty, but a bit too bland to really recommend. An extra ingredient _ pork perhaps, except that Kofuku cannot serve it _ might have instilled the essential oomph.


Our familiar refrain when the food is merely so-so: booze makes everything better.






Kofuku,
Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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13 comments:

  1. Wow! the hotel aint too 'famous' either. Guess it;s just another Jap outlet out there...

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  2. Rebecca: it's got a somewhat strategic location. Just next to PWTC and the UMNO headquarters. So there are certain times of the year when it might get customers from conferences and political meetings :D

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  3. yep, sean this hotel is popular among politicians. :)

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  4. Booze makes everything better? But my teacher taught me that a good night's rest and rain in the morning when it's hazy in KL do that, too. :D

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  5. the size of fish is just right on them sooshee

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  6. This used to be a really popular hotel.

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  7. michelle: heheh, i guess that can either be a good thing or a bad thing! :D
    kenny: i think i totally missed the rain this morning. it was dry and hazy by the time i woke up =)

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  8. ky: yeps, they're not stingy with ingredients, fortunately! :D
    baby sumo: yeah, i guess before newer hotels like the mandarin oriental and kl hilton opened :D

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  9. I LOVE soft shell crab roll! Anything with soft shell crab in it for that matter. Hehe

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  10. iamthewitch: heheh, the one here is decent. crisp, juicy and not oily :D

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  11. dunno how to get to Seri Pacific. Period. Haha...

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  12. Eiling: heheh, look for the PWTC building in the skyline and head in that direction! :D

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