Thursday, July 24, 2014

Makishima Japanese Restaurant @ Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Sultan Ismail

Returning to Makishima for fish & fungi (tastes better than it sounds), crustaceans & chawanmushi, okonomiyaki & more. 
Earlier entry on Makishima: June 1, 2014.

Makishima's sashimi hits the mark for both variety & freshness, offering delicate lusciousness at every swing of the chopsticks.

A medley of mushrooms, juicy & earthy, one of the more memorable components of Makishima's RM130 five-course set menus.

Five pieces of assorted nigiri sushi surfaced at our table; they looked so tempting, we ended up eating four before we realised we hadn't snapped a shot of them. Oops.

Makishima lists this as lobster steak on its menu (add a RM60 premium on top of the set price), but that plain description scarcely does justice to this mouthwatering marvel, ravishingly presented.

We're not the most avid admirers of Japanese savoury pancakes, but Makishima's rendition is serviceable; better than most & not too stodgy or starchy, but probably not the marquee attraction here.

The remaining courses turn out to be a study in the simple satisfaction supplied by Japanese standards, from chawanmushi ...

... to tofu-filled classic miso soup, expertly executed to evoke umami notes instead of sheer saltiness ...

... rounded out by the familiar sight of green tea & black sesame ice cream with azuki bean paste.

Macabeo white wine provides evidence that Spanish creations can coexist harmoniously with Japanese ones.

Merlot-Tempranillo & shochu are available by the glass, as are Asahi & Sapporo beer by the bottle.

Makishima
2F Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Lunch & dinner, Monday-Friday. Dinner only, Saturday. Tel: 03-2602-3288

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14 comments:

  1. Rm130 for a five-course Jap meal in a hotel...tats not too bad =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, the dishes are pretty well-prepared summore :)

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  2. That's an awesome table but it sure sticks out like a sore thumb among those chairs. The lobster must be so so good. Hmmm...tropical ferns for presentation in Japanese cuisine.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, interesting points ... but yeah, on the lobster, it was pretty delicious :D

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  3. Very exotic, Sean! :)

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    1. Linda: heheh, yeah, in a good way :D

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  4. I like the look of that plate of various mushrooms which seems to celebrate diversity of species.

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    1. The Yum List: that's true, it takes advantage of how different mushrooms can look and taste quite different :)

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  5. Ahh... too far for me to go, i would not mind trying, not too expensive for all these :D

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    1. Ken: hope you manage to check this out the next time you're in KL maybe :)

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  6. RM 130 for all that is really not bad, even sans the lobster

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    1. KY: ya, especially at the end of the month now, kalau gaji akhir bulan sudah masuk :)

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  7. Wow that's not bad at all for RM130! Wonder if we could order a set to share plus another main? cos say 2 pax doent want to both also order set?

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    1. Rebecca: ya, can order individual items a la carte also (not everyone on the table needs to order the set). It's a nice addition to the Sheraton building since the hotel doesn't have a Japanese restaurant of its own :)

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