Saturday, November 24, 2012

Doraku @ Life Centre

Rolling back to Doraku Sushi & Sake Bar, this time for mouthwatering makis.
Earlier entries on Doraku: Oct. 21 & Nov. 11, 2012.

Specialty sushi rolls here include a surf-&-turf one, boasting both shrimp tempura & Wagyu beef for an ocean-meets-farm medley of meatiness, finished with finger-lickin'-good accompaniments of asparagus, eel sauce, scallions & cream cheese.

Baked scallops, salmon, tobiko, seaweed & Kewpie Japanese aioli. Hearty, though the scallops might have been cooked a little longer than necessary.

Fresh flavors for this one, stuffed with crab stick & avocado, topped with tuna, daikon radish, shiso leaves, crispy garlic chips & wasabi citrus sauce.

Unagi & tamago, a tasty duo. Won't win any awards, but will please crowds.

Going out in a blaze of glory: the God of Fire Maki, stinging the tongue with spicy tuna & chilies.

If you like Pina Coladas & NOT getting caught in the rain, take shelter inside Doraku.

Red wine is available, as is Doraku's take on the Margarita, with ginger-infused vodka, sauza tequila, sweet & sour, plus triple sec.

Effen Black Cherry vodka, Bailey's, Kahlua, fresh milk. My kinda beverage.

Cocktails galore, wheee: Ume Margarita (sauza gold, fresh lime, Japanese plum, plum liquor, sugar syrup), alongside a Lychee Martini.

Doraku Sushi & Sake Bar,
Life Center, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily for lunch & dinner.
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25 comments:

  1. Didn't have too much luck with Doraku couple of weeks back. Perhaps it was bad day in the kitchen for everyone. Hehehe

    The surf and turf was ok quite ok for us except the rice was kinda soggy compared to yours. Well...time to return and check them out. Plus they have some interesting happy hours promotion running now.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooo, that's definitely unfortunate. my experiences with doraku have been quite consistent so far, though my main complaint is that the lobster maki is always unavailable, heh. i like some of the unique recipes here, and also the not-too-steep prices. though i think this will be my final round for doraku, until/unless they add new items to their menu :D

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    2. Yeah...was with missyblurkit...the sushi rice in the crab stick & avocado maki was soggy...probably bcose they were too generous with the wasabi citrus sauce...urs looks just rite =)

      I dun mind giving them a second chance...but they better do their meats as wat we requested...grrrrrrr! :P

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    3. Ulric: ooo, erratic preparation of food is something that needs to be fixed! consistency is important, ya =)

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  2. Mmm.....still will go & taste, just love to eat sushi & maki.

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    1. 追食富迪: yeah, i love maki. when it's good, it's so satisfying :D

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  3. Their sushis look sooo extravagant and over-loaded with sauce! I'd gladly go for the fiery tuna one!! :D

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    1. Vien: oh yeah, some of the sushi recipes here might seem over the top, but over the top in a good way! and the fiery tuna one really packed a chili punch :D

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  4. The trees are indoors? Hmmm...Japanese.... LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, helps us feel calm and zen :D

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  5. Looks like the Sushi and Maki's are really "sauced-up" ! The Baked Scallop topping the Sushi should be nice if not overcooked !

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    1. Wong: ya, the sauces are interesting, and for most of these sushis, they helped to enhance the flavor without overpowering the other ingredients =)

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  6. Wah.. must be good if it brought you back three times!

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    1. Ciki: third time's the charm! (or so i hear) :D

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  7. Hmmm, will try to hint hint my boss to bring us there for lunch someday, hehehe.

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    1. CK: if your boss is in a good mood, ask him if i can come for lunch also! :D

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  8. Am wondering when can I drag Hubby here since we've been eating Japanese so much lately.. not sure if he would like another Jap meal :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: japanese food overdose? no worries, by mid-december, i bet he'd be in the mood for sushi again! :D

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  9. I must go and visit this japs restaurant.....

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    1. Simple person: hope you'll enjoy all the sushi here! :D

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  10. Was there last friday, tried another 2 new dishes but still heart the burger! =)

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    1. Smitten: oh yeah, the burger at doraku would be one of my top three recommendations for dishes here =)

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  11. I am drooling starring at those sushi!

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    1. Melissa: nicely presented sushi! :D

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