Thursday, May 30, 2013

Niji Japanese Restaurant @ KLGCC


Cocooned within Bukit Kiara's country club, Niji serves a sparkling spread of specialties.


The food here is reasonably priced for an upscale restaurant. This sushi platter costs RM80, which might not seem super-cheap, but the selection of raw fish and seafood tastes fresh enough to recommend.


Aussie Crystal Bay prawns from Queensland, served sashimi-style. Lovably luscious; a recipe like this begs the question: why bother even cooking prawns, ever?


Salmon roe with radish. A refreshing starter, packing a potent punch of flavor.


Codfish grilled in cod roe mayo. Our favorite; the fish alone would be satisfyingly succulent, but the mentaiko lifts it to creamier heights.


Boiled Japanese abalone. Addictive; rife with juicy abalone slices in a nutty gravy.


Rolled sushi with plum sauce. Skip this one; the paste tastes overpoweringly strong.


Grilled mackerel. Not as fishy as we might fear; one of the better saba preparations in KL, thanks to its moist, meaty texture.


Seafood tempura. Expertly prepared, boasting light, fluffy batter.


Miso soup to wrap up a nice meal, worth the effort of searching for a spot at the visitors' car park outside the club compound and walking inside to reach the restaurant.


Potato, wheat and rice shochu.


Kimoto Tsukiri sake.


Niji Japanese Restaurant,
Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

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31 comments:

  1. Japanese food is my favorite
    The food look very fresh

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, ya, Japanese is my second favorite (after Ifalian) =) and true, it's nice to visit restaurants like Niji where the seafood is all fresh =)

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  2. The codfish looks and sounds really good! I like the ambiance as well. :)

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    1. Linda: oh yes, Japanese restaurants sure respect their codfish, heh =) and the setting here is bright and family-family :D

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  3. Their salmon roes look huge!!
    That's my fav! :D

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    1. Charmaine: oh yeah, I love the juicy bursts of savoriness when the roe pops on our tongues! :D

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  4. Damn! RM80 for tat sushi platter is bloody value-for-money...will check it out soon...unless it's members only? =)

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    1. Ulric: KLGCC's restaurants are all open to everyone, phew! That's one of the things I like about them. The thing I hate is that parking for visitors is in a building a few hundred meters away from the actual clubhouse (and with no shade while walking there). Oops, this reminds me though. RM80 was the price of the sushi platter in 2011 (this post has been in my draft folder for two years, and I neglected to edit it before posting it today, but I've been trying to clear a lot of my backlog this month). Hopefully inflation has not affected the price too much! =)

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    2. Haha...icic...hopefully they are still there...hehe =)

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    3. Ulric: oh yes, that one confirmed, still there :D

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  5. omg!!!! i didnt know what was i googling for and i end up browsing and browsing nonstop here.. + starving....

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    1. Petpetkia: have a good night's rest and hopefully you'll get a great breakfast! =)

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  6. Codfish grilled in cod roe mayo! I will order that if I visit Niji, it sounds so yummy.

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    1. CK: ya, when I saw that on the menu, I couldn't resist ordering it. I wish more japanese restaurants would serve it :D

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  7. We can't resist anything with mentai! Usually we only see it on salmon when we make our regular visits to sushi tei..heh

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    1. Drop of contentment: oh yeah, mental really works magic! I haven't had sushi tei's salmon with mentai before, but I should try it sometime :D

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  8. Potato, wheat and rice shochu - I want to try them all. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: I must admit, I can't quite tell the difference between the flavor of the three, but I definitely enjoyed drinking them, heh :D

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  9. Love that sushi platter and grilled mentai codfish - must get my boss to take me there, lol!

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    1. Pureglutton: oooh, i want my boss to take me here too! though on second thought, maybe not, heheh :D

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  10. Sushi Platter looks yummy!
    Rolled sushi with plum sauce...hmm...too sour?

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    1. Melissa: oh ya, a very nice serving of most of the essential sushi :D ya, i didn't like the taste of the plum sauce. but then again, i usually don't enjoy sourish food, heh =)

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  11. Ohh.. there's a jap restaurant in there?? KLGCC really needs a new marketing team. that or they have enough members for their F & B outlets an do not need public walk-ins

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    1. TNG: ooh, ya, i think their japanese outlet does decent business here. it's never empty during dinnertime, and there are usually at least 10 occupied tables actually. i guess it serves as an extra service for their members =)

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  12. I was wondering where KLGCC was. Ok, got it in the end.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, yeah, bukit kiara's gold club =)

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  13. First I thought it was KLCC. sigh.

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    1. KY: heheh, yaaa, KLCC (instead of KLGCC) would just be a five-minute drive for me too :D

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  14. Salmon roe with radish sounds brilliant! Simple too!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, those two ingredients complement each other quite well! no need for anything else, heh =)

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  15. May I know it is halal or non-halal??

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