Saturday, December 17, 2011

Furin

Making a spur-of-the-moment weekend visit to Furin, we learned too late that this restaurant only serves buffet dinners on Saturdays, foiling us from sampling the a la carte menu.

We deliberated whether to stay or go, but since the all-you-can-eat spread cost a seemingly reasonable RM85++ per person, it felt like a worthwhile risk.

Only the three most basic types of sashimi were available, alongside a relatively wider range of sushi. Nothing remarkable; many non-Japanese hotel buffets offer a similar selection.

We barely took a couple of oysters, which meant they were pretty pathetic, since we're true-blue fans of mollusks.

A heap of teriyaki eel, probably our favorite for the evening. Not top-notch but OK.

Battered shishamo, chicken & tempura veggies, all acceptably warm & fresh. There's more, including seafood teppanyaki cooked on order (which we skipped, since the queue was rather long), but nothing that will haunt our dreams.

Hakutsuru Yamada Nishiki, a Kobe-produced sake. Not included in the buffet.

Furin Japanese Restaurant,
Holiday Inn Glenmarie.
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24 comments:

  1. Seems terribly overpriced at 85++ if that's the only food available o_o

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  2. That's ermmm kinda disappointing much??

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  3. all that sashimi does look tempting though! Although doesn't look like there's any ice to keep it fresh and cold? =/

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  4. Timing: oh, there was more, but it was the usual teppanyaki & regular buffet stuff, so we were too lazy to snap the photos, heh =)
    Rebecca: oh yeah, i would have preferred ordering from the a la carte menu. though the buffet did attract quite a large crowd :D
    Adam: oops, actually we only went to the sashimi counter one time, and we never returned to check whether all the fish stayed fresh, heh =)

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  5. Omfg! Those look yummy. Like all of them!
    I would definitely run three kilometers first around the hotel and get myself super hungry and then finish those foods :p hehe joking

    Would love the oyster as I'm a big fan of them back in Singapore where it is easy to get them at kopitiam. I would love the sushi as long as they stay fresh... And those fries look yummy too.

    *hungry* ^=^

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  6. Rad: heheh, running around this hotel is actually a good idea, cos it is attached to a golf course! Lots of open space for you, and lots of nice greenery too. But I'll skip the running and just walk around the buffet table instead :D And yeah, raw oysters are addictive, as long as they're of good quality! I can eat 20 oysters in one sitting at buffets! But bad oysters ... yuck. Heheh :D

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  7. Pity the food was mediocre, sad that Hanare no longer does their buffet as that was one of the Japanese buffets in KL.

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  8. Baby sumo: ooo, that makes me wonder, who does the best Japanese buffet in kl now. I wonder if gonbei san at starhill still does weekend buffets. Or maybe zipangu at the Shang or iketeru at kl Hilton. Hmmm =)

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  9. the sashimi looks good but the choice seems limited...

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  10. Michelle: oh yeah, I'd hope for at least five types of sashimi if not more at any Japanese buffet =)

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  11. Talk about buffet, we went to Straits Kitchen in Hyatt Singapore not long ago, love their soup and roast duck! I think Mr. Horse took 5 portions of their roast duck!

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  12. Hmmm we should go eat oysters together! Hehe

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  13. CK: hey, i love roast duck! i want some too! wonder if any buffet in KL has good roast duck :D
    Rad: first, you'll need to fly over here! lots of great oyster-serving outlets in this city, heh =)

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  14. The a la carte menu there isn't that great. don't bother =)

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  15. Smitten: heh, we browsed through it. Yeah, it looks safe & traditional, but it might have been better-prepared than the buffet :D

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  16. Hehe yes that's true. Someday I will pay you a visit :p

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  17. Rad: yay! something to look forward to in 2012 (or 2013, or 2014, heh) =)

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  18. is that all the food? The spread looks limited and did you tell them about their pathetic oysters? haha

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  19. Eiling: heheh, nah, we just left after less than an hour here, and went somewhere else for drinks. there were some other dishes here, but mostly blah stuff =)

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  20. RM85++ per person is not the cheapest I've seen for a Jap Buffet but the spread looks pretty high end! The Oysters... WOW!! haha

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  21. Ciki: heheh, the oysters looked better than they tasted though! :D

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  22. weekends are buffet. thus i normally head in weekdays for their ala cartes which is good.

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  23. Missyblurkit: gosh, means i need to return to try their a la carte! :D

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