Friday, December 14, 2012

So Much Salmon @ Minori Royale Bintang Damansara

Returning to Minori, this time for a smorgasbord of salmon.
Earlier entry on Minori: Sept. 24, 2012.

Start with a layered heap of chopped salmon, avocado, radish and roe, all ripe for the wrapping with crisp seaweed strips. Fab finger food.

Move on to the head, but try not to engage the salmon in a staring contest.

A fleshy tableau of tenderness, perfectly prepared. No overcooking here.

Next up: crunchy salmon skin. Oily but addictive. A guilty semi-pleasure.

Finally, rolls: here's one stuffed with salmon, both in succulent sashimi form and crispy-cooked. 

Rice-free rolls, filled with salmon, crab stick, roe and veggies.

The most marvelous of them all: salmon rolls with toppings that include sea urchin in the middle.

No fish in the desserts though, but Minori's black sesame ice cream is still worthwhile.

Ice cream wafers to wrap things up (and chase away in the fishy flavor on our lips).





Minori Japanese Restaurant,
Royale Bintang Damansara Hotel, PJU 7/2, Petaling Jaya.

34 comments:

  1. I can just imagine the burst of flavours from the layered heap of chopped salmon, avocado, radish and roe wrapped in crisp seaweed! :D

    And ooooo...salmon rolls with sea urchin...rocks! =)

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    1. Ulric: really nice combinations here. thank goodness for salmon, heheh =)

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  2. Ooh, love the look of that first pic - the salmon layer. I've only just had breakfast but am already thinking of dinner. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, i'm dreaming of dinner too (which is more than six hours away). though i'm not sure there'll be any salmon for me this evening :D

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  3. I like fried salmon skin too! Most places it's unbearably oily and greasy though. Minori's one doesn't look that bad from your photo.

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    1. Timing: true, salmon skin becomes kinda off-putting if it leaves too much oil on our fingers. minori's one was oily, but not too oily, heh =)

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    2. Sushi Tei's and Ichiban Boshi's fried salmon skin are not oily at all...suprisingly =)

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    3. Ulric: thanks for the info. i don't think i've tried the fried salmon skin at either of those outlets. sounds good =)

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  4. There is nothing so marvellous as salmon...and the Jap's do it best :) Salmon skin is something I haven't tried before though..

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, the first time i had salmon sushi was when i was in college. so i'm trying to make up for lost time now, heh. ooh, guess you can keep a lookout for salmon skin on japanese menus. it's a bit of an acquired taste though =)

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  5. I love my salmon done medium raw, the texture will become rough if overly done~

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    1. Choi Yen: true, it's important not to overcook salmon, so that it's still moist and delicate-tasting :D

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  6. Salmon with sea urchin? That's a rich combo! Good match?

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    1. Bangsar-babe: yeah, kinda surprisingly, it works. luscious, that's how i'd describe it :D

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  7. SALMON FEAST! and not a single part wasted! :D definitely one of the best fish out there!

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    1. Vien: oh yeah, from head to tail, every inch is worth chewing on! My fave part is the belly though :D

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  8. I love sea urchin and salmon, put together sound good to me. :D

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    1. CK: ya, and they're quite generous with the sea urchin here, and the slice of salmon is also very thick = )

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    1. Jeanette: it's solid. No surprises, but everything's totally well-prepared. Up to the level of, say, genji at pj Hilton =)

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    2. I've never tried genji. But, is it better than Fukuya? Hahaha. It's my favourite japanese restaurant so far.

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    3. Jeanette: oh, a bit tricky to compare with fukuya, but yeah, basically as good, though the menu here is a bit more conservative =)

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    4. Noted. I'll go check it out since it's quite near. Thank you! :)

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    5. Jeanette: hope you enjoy it =)

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  10. As good as Genji..? I mighttake up KC's offer of visiting then :P

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    1. Tng: ya, quite difficult for me to fault most of the food here at minori. Very capably executed, and all the ingredients are of a satisfying quality. Most of the menu is a bit safe, but I think it works well for this restaurant's overall concept =)

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  11. This looks good..salmon and sake for dinner sounds like a brilliant plan that Is ure hope to do so one of these fine days. Must say that the idea of chopped salmon, avocado, radish and roe is a beautiful play of flavours and texture.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, salmon at Japanese restaurants is something I never get tired of. Especially since it's versatile enough to be paired in so many interesting ways with other ingredients :D

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  12. All about salmon?! I Like!! ;-)

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    1. Melissa: a good theme for this meal! :D

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  13. You got me at Salmon roll with sea urchin. Looks fabulous!!! How about the pricing? :D

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    1. på9ån: prices here are the usual hotel prices, so i think to be safe, plan to spend at least RM80 per person for a full meal =)

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  14. Currently ranks as my favourite Japanese restaurant. And I do believe the prices are really fair, considering the quality that is served. Did you try the beef appetizer in ponzu sauce? Slices of beef heaven.

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    1. Ivan: the beef sounds good, i'll try it if i'm back here again. thanks for the recommendation =)

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