A nice addition to Damansara Perdana, led by a team that's passionate enough to potentially make Mikan this neighborhood's best Japanese restaurant.
Freshness is vouched for here, with seafood supplies replenished multiple times each week. Mikan's sashimi spotlight shines on Norwegian salmon trout, blessed with a palate-pampering succulence. RM26++ for regular slices, RM32++ for the belly.
Momotaro tomatoes would normally be worthwhile even on their own, but at Mikan, they're essential, elevated in a herb-graced salad that's simultaneously delicate & flavorsome (RM10++), thanks to the magic of pickled garlic & a wasabi dressing.
For fans of "onsen" egg: A runny yolk, the result of "telur kampung" heated at hot-spring temperatures, is the center of attention in this big bowl of crisp croutons & crunchy veggies (RM25++).
Skewer-grilled prawns (RM7.60++ per stick), juicy enough to make us wish we had a dozen.
Hokkaido scallops blanketed with cod roe mayo (RM42++ for four), decadently creamy.
Mikan's Dragon Roll (RM28++) is a true prawn star, with a tempura tiger prawn head temptingly thrust on top, over an explosion of shrimp sauce & crustacean flesh.
Saving the best for last? Six-hour-braised Sakura pork (RM28++) infused with soy-based sauce, its tenderness complemented by the surprise crackle of of pork lard sprinklings.
Many thanks to Casey & his team at Mikan for inviting us here & hosting this lunchtime treat.
Mikan Japanese Cuisine,
LG 03, Plaza Emerald North, PJU 8/3A, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya.
Open for lunch & dinner, Monday through Friday, & for dinner Saturday.