Friday, April 26, 2013

Taiko Sushi Bar @ Mont Kiara

Taiko Sushi & Salad Bar is the recently born sister outlet of Ramen Taiko, both nestled inside the Mont Kiara Shoplex & both with self-explanatory names.

Clear differences separate the two: the ramen outlet serves pork, but not the sushi bar; the former feels warmly inviting, while the latter is brightly lit but sterile.
Entry on Ramen Taiko: January 30, 2012.

Offerings here should satisfy fans of fresh, leafy fare. The kanpachi carpaccio salad comprises as much lettuce, tomatoes & alfalfa sprouts as yellowtail.

Carb-fearers can choose a no-rice soft-shell crab maki, filled with eel & cucumber among others.

Lobster salad, a relative bargain for RM25. Not top-notch crustacean meat, but more than edible.

Rewarding ourselves with sea salt ice cream, pleasantly flavorsome.

Wasabi ice cream, packing a real punch. House-made? Not sure about that.

All in all, an OK addition to Mont Kiara's ocean of Japanese eateries.


Taiko Sushi & Salad Bar,
Mont Kiara Shoplex, Kuala Lumpur.

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26 comments:

  1. Seems a tad too colourful for me...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, i like colors :D

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  2. errr....how's the taste of the blue colour sea salt ice cream?

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    1. 女飞侠: heheh, it tastes salty-sweet :D

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  3. I'm sure this place will still be quite popular despite being just ok, a good example is Sushi Zanmai (the food is ok but there is always a long queue).

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    1. Baby sumo: you have a good point. I guess there's always an appetite for sushi everywhere in kl, especially in convenient locations =)

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  4. i can hear the sea salt ice cream calling my name! Think that will be my next spot to check out for ice cream next Wednesday instead of our usual spot below Taiko Sushi...

    And definitely dinner as well!

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    1. Missyblurkit: sea salt ice cream is cool indeed! =) I think the first time I ever tried it was at fisherman's cove in starhill feast gallery. Ooo, and it's a flavor that baskin Robbins should consider introducing on their menu, heh! :D

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  5. Wasabi ice cream with strawberry jam
    ermmm... can't imagine the taste

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    1. Heheh, I think it's not exactly strawberry jam, but ya, it's a bit fruity :D

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  6. Wasabi ice cream will be an adventure, surely !

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    1. Wong: it's a fun adventure for customers who enjoy the flavor of wasabi, heheh =)

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  7. I want the lobster salad and wasabi ice cream! :P

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    1. CK: good to see a lobster salad that costs only RM25+ :D heheh, I like wasabi ice cream but I think i still prefer black sesame ice cream :D

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  8. Taiko? Hiak Hiak Hiak.... :-)
    Wasabi ice cream ...interesting! Haven come across this in Japanese restaurants that I've visited.

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    1. Melissa: heheh, cool name :D anyway, ya, wasabi ice cream is a great dessert to enjoy after eating sushi =)

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  9. Wow! I absolutely love the decor! The colours are bright and lovely, and I love their sign on the sushi and salad bar, too. The sea salt ice cream looks amazing...this is something I have never seen or tried before. Great post, Sean!

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, it's quite a vibrantly hued cafe here :D thanks for the kind words. sea salt ice cream isn't widely available, but it's definitely worth ordering! =)

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  10. Sushi and salad sounds like a pretty healthy option. I'm wondering about the sea salt ice cream - it's blue because it's mimicking the sea?

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, lots of crunchy salad ingredients in the dishes here to add to the health factor :D ooh, i'm not sure why the sea salt ice cream is blue though! we should investigate =)

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  11. Looks great. Just not my kind of cuisine though I wouldn't mind trying it out sometimes for a change.

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    1. Suituapui: oh yeah, i'm a fan of japanese fare. i try to have it once a week whenever possible :D

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  12. Sea salt ice cream actually works, eh? Intriging...

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeps, it's a bit of an acquired taste, but the saltiness does add something pleasantly special to the ice cream, heh :D

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  13. The first thing that hit me was BLUE coloured ice cream -_-
    Blue for the colour of the sea i bet. cos sea saly aint blue :P

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    1. TNG: that does sound like the most logical explanation, ya!

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