Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tsukitei @ Taman Tun

Tsukitei has taken over from Mizu at Plaza TTDI, making nearly no changes in the decor.

Comfort food is the watchword here, epitomized by the chicken-&-potato complimentary starter.

Foie gras rolls (RM40+) come recommended, well-filled with lovely liver.

Another can't-fail: salmon carpaccio with roe, avocado, garlic & spring onions (RM40+).

Soft-shell crab maki, crisply meaty. Pity that Tsukitei seems so emptied of patrons; in another location, this restaurant might thrive.

Pumpkin tempura (RM20+), a true treat for fans of this golden gourd.

Teppanyaki duck breast with sesame sauce (RM45++). Sadly, the meat tastes past its prime.

Wrapping up on a positive note: warm, soft omelet-coated eel.

Sake is available, as is wine (but only by the bottle).

Tsukitei Japanese Dining,
Plaza TTDI, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
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40 comments:

  1. The salmon carpaccio looks good! :)
    It's a pity that there isn't much patrons around Plaza TTDI. I wonder how Tsukitei will thrive..

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    1. Hweii Chiee: yeah, fresh salmon partnered with nice ingredients like avocado & roe :D yeah, Plaza TTDI used to be a fun place to hang out, four or five years ago, but it's very quiet now. i hope tsukitei will try moving to another location if it doesn't work out here =)

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  2. I love Japanese food and all the dishes look so delicious, especially the Salmon Carpaccio! Wish I don't have to travel that far for this! :P

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    1. Amy: yeah, this seems to be one of the better japanese eateries now in taman tun, i think =) hope you have some good japanese eateries near your neighborhood, ya :D

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  3. Japanese. I just had Japanese the other day - blogpost coming up soon.

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    1. Suituapui: it's good to have a japanese meal at least once every fortnight!

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  4. Can't wait for the Salmon Carpaccio... It's look so yummy! Xp

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    1. “追食富迪”: yeah, i love the recipe for the salmon carpaccio here, especially since i enjoy avocado very much =)

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  5. No problem having wine or sake by the bottle... if you're going to enjoy with friends anyway, why not? :-)

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    1. The Yum List: that's true. it's important for us to have friends who drink! heheh :D

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  6. Dishes look straightforward...and sake by the bottle is fine:D Hehehe

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, a nice menu here that blends traditional japanese quite harmoniously with some contemporary elements :D heheh, we can share a bottle! =)

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  7. Boohoo to the duck, but the omelet wrapped eel looks mighty fine! :)

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    1. Bangsar Babe: yeah, it was a bit of a disappointment, the duck, especially since i usually love duck. but ya, am glad to have ordered the egg-eel combo =)

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  8. Serving complimentary chicken-&-potato starter sounds good.
    Among all..I think I'll like salmon carpaccio with roe, avocado, garlic & spring onions! hehe...

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    1. Melissa: ya, a good, stomach-warming starter. tastes almost homemade :D and ya, i think that salmon dish was one of my favorites too =)

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  9. I will order the Foie gras rolls! hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, that foie gras roll was Number One on my order list too! :D

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  10. Oh Mizu has closed down? It was on my list to try since some of my friends vouched for its good Japanese, but guess I'll have to go to Bangsar/Intermark if I wan Mizu now.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, Mizu at Taman Tun is gone, but yeah, i think the one at bangsar is still doing reasonably well, and the outlet at the intermark is still there too, the last time i looked :D

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  11. I like the look of the foie gras rolls and omelette unagi - getting hungry now, hehe! And this place is just across the road!

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, foie gras, egg and eel are such comfort food, ya. oooh, you're quite nearby, maybe can drop there sometime for lunch or dinner. they also have set meals, i believe =)

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  12. the omelet look yummy...

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  13. I will never get enough of japanese food. make me feel like having some for tonight!

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    1. Jean: yeah, my ideal consumption of japanese food would be twice a week, if possible, heheh :D

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  14. I'm a big fan of Japanese cuisine. In fact, if it's possible, I'd love to have it for dinner daily.

    Too bad it's quite pricey for the everyday dining. =(

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    1. Waverly: heh, it would be good to have japanese food daily, right, since a lot of it is relatively healthy (at least compared to stuff like bak kut teh and nasi lemak and roti canai and pastas). but true, the ingredients are too costly. i always have to restrain myself from ordering sashimi =)

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  15. if i were a resto, i'd never open at this location. worse still if I am a great restaurant. these ppl never do their homework one ar? LOL

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    1. Ciki: heh, maybe the attraction is that they didn't have to refurbish the restaurant, since it used to be an existing japanese eatery already. the location is still fairly strategic though, but they just need people to come to this complex =)

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  16. Great post. We definitely luv Japanese food :p Healthy and yummy at the same time. Ate at Mizu @ Plaza TTDI a few years back and was treated to the chef's specialties for the day :) Rite now, our Japanese comfort food is at Ichiban Boshi @ Sunway Giza. Awesome & affordable food with really great service. Thanks for sharing Sean ;)

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    1. Yummylicious: thanks :D yeah, mizu has been a trusted favorite among japanese food fans for quite a number of years. ooo, i haven't been to ichiban boshi's outlet at kota damansara, but will keep it in mind if i'm in that area, thanks =)

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  17. Haven't had a fresh salmon meal for awhile !

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    1. Wong: i used to try to eat salmon quite often, but not anymore, somehow =)

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  18. Is Plaza TTDI still happening? I haven't been there for ages and I am wondering how the place is doing now.

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    1. Eiling: it's very quiet, and 90 percent of the restaurants have closed, unfortunately. i think it was ruined by all the noisy, sleazy bars that opened here a few years ago...

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  19. I tried their set of fresh fish, it is really fresh and nice. Love their atmosphere- quite! I should have read your blog before going in justnow.
    Nvm, i will try what you recommend before going again, thanks very much Sean.

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    1. Jac: thanks for your comment, and I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed your meal here =)

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  20. Hi All, i just went there today! This place used to call Mizu where they serve buffet on Sat & Sun afternoon. Didn't know that it was changed. Anyhow, the food is still up to to par! Very fresh Sashimi! Love it! Aside, nice wood decoration all over the floor and more importantly is the attentive and friendly staffs! As for the price on the food is slightly expensive but worth a try! Thanks! :-)

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    1. Eric: good to hear you still enjoyed the food here, thanks =)

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