Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ten Japanese Restaurant @ Marc Service Residence

Wrapping up our trilogy for Ten's relocated outlet at Marc Service Residence.
Earlier entries: March 20 & April 1.

We're on a roll: Ten's 'maki' options are more than worthwhile, bountifully stuffed.

Top recommendations include the spicy tuna & smashed-eel-with-cucumber rolls.

Soft shell crab maki, the perennial favorite. Ten's rolls mostly cost RM35++.

Need meat? Check out the roast duck with yuzu-caramel sauce ...

... or Aussie lamb chops, luscious with red miso sauce ...

... or Mayura Wagyu steak with pickles on a bed of rice.


Desserts might show Ten's chilly-fruity side: Yuzu sorbet makes for a refreshing conclusion.

So do these Japanese strawberries, plumply juicy & sweet, not sour.

To finish with a creative flourish: Ten's reinterpretation of matcha ice cream, with mascarpone-vanilla ice cream spooned over with green tea.

Ten's wine selection is well thought out; we love everything about the silky-smooth Japanese Grace Kai Noir Cabernet Sauvignon (Yamanashi, 2010), except its RM58++ cost by the glass. Excellent to pair with the restaurant's red meat, nevertheless.

Yuzu cocktail & a Martini of umeshu & bombay sapphire gin.

And there's still some more. There'll always some more, we hope.



Ten Japanese Restaurant,
Marc Service Residence, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161-5999

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24 comments:

  1. The makis do looks good! Hmmmmm...roast duck with yuzu-caramel sauce...an interesting combo of flavours =)

    Btw I finally tried the Yuzu No Shizuku albeit mixed with soda...love its mellowness...my fav shochu so far! =)

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    1. Ulric: oh yeah, the makis are small in size but big in flavor :D and yeah, the flavoring for the roast duck is both complex and subtle at the same time, not sure how to elaborate :D heh, i had to google Yuzu No Shizuku cos i had forgotten about it. actually to be honest i can't recall its flavor anymore =)

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    2. Haha...too much boozing aredi! :p

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    3. Ulric: i'm afraid you're probably correct! :D but am glad to hear you liked the yuzu no shizuku. i'll try to remember the name, so if i see it anywhere else, i'll order it, thanks to you =)

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  2. roast duck with yuzu sauce? sounds brilliant!

    and the matcha ice cream looks like a good and interesting interpretation. Certainly have to give them top marks for creativity.

    Martini of umeshu & bombay sapphire gin? Hmmmm I have some cocktail ideas for my weekend pool party:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: it's a nice way to put a japanese accent on a duck recipe :D
      and ya, that's a lovely ice cream. instead of the ice cream being green tea, it's mascarpone ice cream poured over with fresh, liquidy-creamy green tea. creative indeed! :D
      heheh, i think your weekend pool party will be very enjoyable with cocktails like those! =)

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    1. Wong: ya, i'll always choose duck if it's available, heheh :D

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  4. Roast duck sounds awesome! Sean, every day now I say to myself, "I wonder where Sean is going to take us today...and what is on the menu." So thank you for everything you share here, you do such a wonderful job on your blog.

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    1. Linda: thanks for the very kind words! and if you do ever make it to KL someday in the future, then i hope to share a meal with you at one of these places =)

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  5. So much filling, so little rice, just the way I like my rolls.

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    1. The Yum List: exactly! i think the rolls are a bit smaller here than usual, but it's because there's less rice, heheh :D

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  6. Must check this out soon...am on a Jap roll, lol!

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, a japanese roll is the best kind of roll to be on! :D

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  7. i always like Japan food..

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    1. Mr Lonely: yeah, if i can't decide what to eat, then japanese is usually a good choice! :D

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  8. Sean, I thought u were going to do 10 visits to TEN in your blog ;) Though I love strawberries I find it annoying when restaurants serve it as a dessert. I rather have something which I cannot make myself at home.

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, maybe if Ten remains at this location for many more years, then there'll be ten entries eventually :D oooh, ya, i'm usually not a fan of fruit desserts either ... unless they're completely complimentary! =)

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  9. Seen people blogging about this place. Not into Japanese, but I don't mind soft shell crab maki...and I'd go for the meat stuff.

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    1. Suituapui: soft shell crab maki is a surefire crowd pleaser!

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    2. Wong: oh yeah, one of my favorite meats! :D

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  10. that roast duck looks enticing, other dishes were damn good too!

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    1. KY: heheh, yeah, the roast duck might not get a perfect 10, but it comes close! :D

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