Thursday, March 20, 2014

Torii @ TTDI

Returning to Taman Tun's Torii for more grilling & dramming. Earlier entry on Torii: March 16. 

Start with a salad: Torii's combo of mixed seaweed with freshly ripe, sweetly juicy mangoes, mesclun, strawberries & croutons (RM22 before taxes) should work well to perk up the palate.

Foie's a favourite in Torii's kitchen: Folks will fall lustily in love with the signature Torii 'burger,' comprising house-made Wagyu mini-patties crowned with liver, spinach & caramelised onions, a melt-in-the-mouth stuffing in a sliced scone (RM36 for two). 

Also worthwhile: Fried rice with morsels of foie gras, garlic chips & herbs (RM26). 

 Torii's take on devils on horseback is called 'Arabian Nights' (RM20), comprising Arabian dates wrapped in beef bacon. Succulent, sweet-savoury stuff, absolutely addictive.

Avocado De La Mer: Baked seafood in a hot, mushy mess with avocados, mushrooms, piquant miso & cheese (RM18). 

 Can't leave Torii without tasting some skewers; with nearly 40 to choose from, come hungry to try, say, the short ribs (RM12) ...

 ... or the bouncy-chewy squid tentacles with tangy salsa (RM6).

 Desserts are not run-of-the-mill at Torii: The best bets are the lemon curd pavlova with mixed berries, kiwi fruit & strawberry compote with Forty Licks' exclusive whiskey raisin ice cream (RM20) ...

 ... & the raw lime cheese cake layered with apricot ice cream & honey crumble (RM22).

More whiskey cocktails: The signature Torii (Yamazaki 12, soda, yuzu juice, gomme) ... 

 ... & Hakushu Rosewater (Hakushu 12, soda, rosewater, orange peels).

 Or enjoy a glass of the Nikka Miyagikyo 12 Years for RM27.

 Sake & wine are available too, by the carafe & glass/bottle respectively.

Torii Japanese Yakitori & Whisky Bar
18 Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Open daily, 5pm-late. Tel: 03-7733-9309


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24 comments:

  1. Graphic on the wall looks Thai but definitely not the dishes served... Dates wrapped with bacon? Hmmmmm...interesting! No reference to me with my arms around my date, I'm sure? Muahahahahaha!!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, nice play on words, good one :)

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  2. Tat salad, tat fried rice, tat squid tentacles and tat raw lime cheese cake...perfect with tat yuzu-ish Torii! :3

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    1. Ulric: true, true, the food and drinks here complement each other quite well :)

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  3. 2 reviews within the same week? OK, will drop by very soon then :)

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    1. Jimmy: heh, am crossing my fingers that you'll enjoy this place too :)

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  4. Oh gosh, I want that Torii burger and the raw lime cheesecake look awesome too!

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, those are two of the major attractions here! :)

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  5. omg they serve raw desserts here!! wooohoooo!! man oh man, that succulent piece of foie gras... *lick lips*

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    1. Bob and Julie: ya, too tempting to resist! :)

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  6. I love fruits, Sean, and especially mango! I would take the fruit and leave the seaweed. :)

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    1. Linda: heheh, thankfully there's plenty of mango on this plate! :D

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  7. foie gras fried rice and wagyu burger? memang atas! but i am more tempted to try the cheese cake though

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    1. Ken: yeah, lots of fun with foie! :) the cheese cake will probably have quite a few fans too :)

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  8. A lot of foie gras dishes! I'm sooo going to visit this place. Hehehe.

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    1. CK: oh ya, i think you'll enjoy a lot of the dishes here. the slices of foie gras are thick and taste good :D

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  9. burger thingy with liver? oh myyy sign me up!

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    1. KY: it's like the ultimate mini-burger! :D

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  10. Oh gosh the burger with foie and wagyu is so decadent! I'm drooling!!

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    1. Iamthewitch: yeah, that's definitely one of the most memorable items i've tasted so far this month :)

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  11. Oh my, ice-cream and cheesecake!!!

    I shouldn't be looking at your food post when I've not eaten lunch yet. The tempting pictures of the food is making me more hungry now... =P

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    1. Waverly: hope you managed to have a good lunch (with some ice cream & cheesecake too maybe!) :D

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  12. So near me.... now now now.. when should i visit! :P

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    1. Rebecca: reservations might be recommended on certain nights ... it was apparently full on friday night! :)

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