Sunday, June 23, 2013

Yutaka Japanese Restaurant @ Solaris Mont Kiara

Returning to Yutaka at Solaris Mont Kiara. Earlier entry: April 9.

Taking a risk on the RM180+ chef's selection of sashimi might pay off ...

... with nine varieties of seafood, each served in tantalizing threesomes ...

... that might surface in the shape of tuna belly ...

... or shrimp, scallops, amberjack & all manner of finny fish ...

... including the likes of salmon, both the belly ...

... as well as its explode-in-the-mouth roe.

Yukata's chef isn't Japanese (he's ethnic Chinese), but we can't tell. Not based on the food.

Note that Yutaka is a pork-loving outlet, also serving everything from pork skewers to tonkatsu.

Speaking of skewers, here are some belly-good helpings, terrific tuna belly ...

... & a succulent salmon one, made tangy with a little bit of lemon.

Sake or green tea? We know which one we're choosing.

Bonus booze: Suzune Wabi sparkling sake. Only 5 percent alcohol, practically beer-like, but more practically, better than nothing.

Yutaka Japanese Restaurant,
Jalan Solaris 2, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6206-3390

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24 comments:

  1. I always love Japanese cuisine, will go there soon ....

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    1. “追食富迪”: yeah, japanese is among my favorites too. hope you enjoy yutaka =)

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  2. I believe I have had Japanese food once...a few decades ago. It was steak, and it was quite good. Great review, as always, Sean. By the way, I am so glad that my posts help you to relax, and thank you so much for your kind comments. Hugs.

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    1. Linda: yep, beef at japanese restaurants can be quite excellent. they have various cooking methods, and the meat's often very tender and flavorsome =) and yup, one of the highlights of browsing blogs at night is listening to the soothing music in many of your videos, admiring your photos of nature and reflecting on the quotes you choose to share =)

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  3. That's too little for you! hahaha
    I love sashimi, hmmm will go and have some soon! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, enough food but too little alcohol maybe :D yup, yutaka would be a good choice for both sashimi and sushi, i feel. open everyday for lunch and dinner =)

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  4. Wow...great deal on the chef's sashimi selection...d trios of toro belly, sake belly, amberjack n scallops are worth it...especially with some of the Suzune Wabi =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, I think it's sometimes a gamble to try these chef's sashimi platters (especially in this case, when the staff wasn't able to tell us what exactly would be on the platter), but luckily this one turned out to be worthwhile! :D I'm sad about the low alcohol content for that drink, but it tasted enjoyable =)

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    2. Haha...the alkie content is enuff for me lar...not u!...hehe =)

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    3. Ulric: your alcohol requirements are ideal! not too much, like some of us =)

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  5. Japanese... I think I'd pass, thank you.

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    1. Suituapui: is nice, very nice :D

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  6. It's a fish and seafood heaven, with me sticking to the green tea. Sake would definitely knock me out. =)

    I'm a big fan of Japanese cuisine; too bad Solaris is rather far for me.

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    1. Waverly: heh, green tea goes well with raw fish too, so definitely no worries on that account. yeah, i'm kinda fortunate that solaris is only a 20-minute drive from my workplace, as long as traffic isn't too heavy =)

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  7. RM180 for that many slices of fresh fishes is ok :)
    They allow sharing right?

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    1. TNG: ya, and i guess the quality of the fish plays a role too in the price. sharing is fine for the platter :D

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  8. OMG! You and your awesome japanese dishes! You're killing me!

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    1. Cquek: death by sashimi sounds not too bad! :D

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    1. Wong: yeah, i especially enjoyed the scallops and the salmon belly :D

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  10. walao! The sashimi all so thick slices! *drools

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    1. Melissa: thick and tasty! heheh :D

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  11. Loving those thick cuts of Japanese noms! Too awesome!

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, ya, the thicker the tastier! :D

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