Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Miraku @ Paradigm Mall

Miraku at Penang's G Hotel has made a name for itself as one of the northern island's most satisfactory stops for sushi. Now, its second branch is hoping to carve a similar reputation in the Klang Valley.

Start with a salad: very lightly seared salmon and onions (RM22++), a pungent potpourri of pleasurable flavors that's poised to foul up the breath.

Another stinky sensation for gastronomic masochists: baked potato filled with salty-slimy cuttlefish guts (RM14++).

Scallops are spectacular and mentaiko is marvelous _ put the two together (RM25++) and place them on the pantheon of matches made in paradise.

Something simple for the traditionalist: salmon and roe on vinegar rice in tiny bamboo boxes (RM20++).

Carb-loading with rice for the rest of the meal: grilled grains filled with fish flakes (RM12++).

A complete meal in itself: brown rice with creamy curry and various veggies (RM22++).

A pizza-sushi hybrid, healthier-tasting than Domino's, featuring a thick layer of sticky rice tantalizingly topped with seafood and mushrooms (RM30++).

And finally, a freshly made California roll that's as fulfilling as any other in KL.

Yep, there's sake. And shochu and beer and even some cocktails.


Miraku,
Ground Floor Boulevard, Paradigm Mall.
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42 comments:

  1. Scallop and mentaiko is a sure winner for me!

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    1. Baby Sumo: mentaiko combined with almost anything makes magic for me! heh :D

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  2. Scallops with mentaiko...luscious :D

    So going for the hybrid pizza n the salmon and roe on vinegar rice...haha =)

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    1. Ulric: if you're ever in paradigm mall, this is probably the best outlet here to help scratch any itch for japanese food =)

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    2. I m aredi scratching myself in anticipation of heading here...haha =)

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  3. Ulric, you're heading to maah area! :D
    Love Jap, prices seems alright. Hope they have groupon soon? :P

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    1. Groupon? I dun need them lar...I m heading here pronto :P

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    2. Rebecca & Ulric: ya, prices are pretty OK. Definitely can still eat very well for below RM80 per person =)

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    3. Ada hamburg tak?....hehe =)

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    4. Ulric: so far no hamburg. the closest thing on the menu here is grilled beef cubes =)

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    5. Rats! Back to the hunting board =)

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    6. Ulric: good luck =)

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  4. cuttlefish guts belong one place... in the cuttle fish! :P I have days when I really like mentaiko then there are days when too much of it just makes me wanna barf.. u know? LOL

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    1. Ciki: heheh, i'll spill my guts and confess that i actually like cuttlefish guts! waste not, want not :D heheh, yeah, mentaiko can get a bit cloying if there's an overkill of it. though i haven't gotten sick of it yet, heh =)

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  5. you really need some guts to eat that potato with cuttlefish guts. ewww...

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    1. Eiling: heheh, but some people might consider the guts to be the best part! :D

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  6. salty-slimy cuttlefish guts?? I'm not sure whether I can digest that. geli geli..

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    1. Smitten By Food: ooooh, maybe try a very small piece of it first! :D

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  7. Don't think I can stomach the cuttlefish guts. -_-

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: i have confidence in you! you might actually find yourself liking it, heheh :D

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  8. The scallops really looks delicious..

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    1. Simple Person: yep, i love japanese scallops/hotate :D

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  9. There's seems to be quite a lot of food outlets in Paradigm Mall. But sadly, it's out of my place...

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    1. Chong: maybe try heading there on a weekend. i think 85 percent of the eateries there are pretty ordinary, but there's the remaining 15 percent that's worth exploring :D

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    2. Hmm.. Maybe you should have a blog post with a list of notable ones in Paradigm Mall. Hehe.

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    3. Chong: heheh, start at Paradise Dynasty for a basket of eight flavors of xiao loong bao, then head to cielo dolci for the best gelato in town, and then finish up with coffee at lonbay :D

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  10. I have seen and heard of many restaurants in Klang Valley who try to conquer other markets in Penang/Ipoh but this is the other way round! I must say it's impressive what they've accomplished so far. :) I remember I was working in Penang still when Miraku started!

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    1. Iamthewitch: oh yeah, i guess it helps that miraku is apparently under the same group of businesses that also runs sushi king. but of course, this is meant to be the more upscale version, so there's no sushi on conveyor belts, heh. oooh, i've not been to miraku in penang though :D

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  11. Be interesting to see if it takes off here. Cuttlefish guts though? Does it taste any good?!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: their location here in the mall is a bit hidden, so walk-in business might be a bit slow for now =) yeah, i like cuttlefish guts. very briny :D

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  12. Do they offer anything that comes in set?

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    1. Melissa: yep, there are regular bento sets that range in price from around RM30 to RM80, i think =)

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    1. The Yum List: help yourself to more, heheh! :D

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  14. Pizza sushi looks interesting. :)

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    1. Michelle: yeah, there are several outlets in KL that offer it, and it's worth trying as long as you don't mind eating lots of sushi rice, heh =)

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  15. is it a very new outlet there? near to starbucks? I love to try the creative pizza sushi :) seems like they win in terms of presentation..

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    1. Fish: oh ya, from Starbucks, just walk outside to the boulevard, then turn left, and walk to the end of the row :D hope you enjoy the food here. There are quite a few nice items on the menu =)

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  16. OK, this seems like a worthwhole eatery to check out in Paradigm. But i think i'll stay away from those octopussy guts for the time being la :P

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, and it's open during teatime on weekends too, so it's a nice place to relax and get away from the crowds after window-shopping :D heheh, octopussy guts, i like! =)

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  17. I have not even been to paradigm mall and I'm sure you've tried almost every eating outlet there already?

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    1. Eiling: heh, i'm skipping the kenny roger's, nandos and chicken rice shop at paradigm. but yeah, it's a nice place to explore when you have the time =)

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