Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sen-Ya

Boasting a menu created by Harunobu Inukai (the former executive chef of the Sydney Observatory Hotel's award-winning Galileo Restaurant), this Japanese bistro is one of the main attractions at KLCC's Isetan FoodMarket.

Cold, creamy soba salad. Chef Inukai holds impressive credentials, having trained at Osaka's Tsuji Cooking School and worked under Joel Robuchon at Tokyo's Taillevent Robuchon Chateau before embarking for Australia, where he now resides.

Teriyaki chicken with rice. Sen-Ya's offerings are available for both dine-in & takeaway, but it's best to eat everything fresh here. However, seats won't be easy to secure at peak hours, since this outlet fits barely 30 customers.

Spider Maki, comprising lots of soft-shell crab paired with crab sticks (more stuffing than rice!). Topped with Japanese chili powder for a mild but unexpected kick.

Chicken katsu with curry sauce. It's all familiar fare, well-executed though not mind-blowing, since the focus is on casual shoppers instead of serious diners.

Sen-Ya,
Isetan Food Market, Concourse Level, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
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14 comments:

  1. Yums! I like the concept! Prices are reasonably set for office white collars workers I hope?

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  2. It seems like alot of new places are popping up in the new area. Heard my friend's mom opened a Korean deli in the same area too, I'm sure I be expecting to read that review soon?

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  3. Will visit d soonest :D

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  4. the katsu looks pretty hearty nevertheless. looks like comfort food to me. :)

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  5. I was actually reading Isetan's newsletter yesterday regarding their KLCC foodmarket... they have a premium special seafood don at RM60!

    Btw have you tried the durian macaron yet???

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  6. rebecca: yeps, the combined cost for all four items above was slightly below RM50, i think! definitely reasonable for klcc prices :D
    joe: ooooh, i skipped the korean kiosk, since i'm not really a fan of korean cuisine. but it does have some attractive food for takeaway, including bibimbap, spicy fish cakes, kimchi chicken & bulgogi rolls =)

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  7. ulric: hope you enjoy it! there's a RM15 bowl of spicy udon available here that looks tempting :D
    michelle: yeah, i can imagine some customers happily bringing it home, warming it up in the microwave and enjoying it with their families =)

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  8. baby sumo: ya, the seafood items here seem to be the priciest ones, probably since some of them are air-flown from japan. oh, and it turned out that the durian macarons at this foodmarket are actually supplied by levain boulangerie! :D

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  9. i like the new concept. very refreshing and definitely will be my next food trawl destination.

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  10. eiling: yeah, so much variety to choose from! :D

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  11. tried their Ten-Don yesterday. shld be called Ebi Ten Don becoz they are all prawn tenpuras .
    but it was good and well made. one of the better ones around.

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  12. jeffrey: thanks for the info! maybe will try it next time =)

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  13. I visited this at last...had their Chicken Nanban don set...pretty good comfort food...next trip will be for their cold creamy soba salad :D

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  14. Ulric: sounds good! i should drop by & tar pau something to bring over to the office for a snack :D

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