Eat Drink KL: Kokoro Bento, Koibito & Octopus

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kokoro Bento, Koibito & Octopus

Checking out three suburban Japanese eateries, kicking off with Kota Kemuning's Kokoro Bento.

Kokoro's menu is fairly wide, featuring simple fare like chicken teriyaki don & niku udon. But since "bento" is in the restaurant's name, we opted for a lunch box of rice with satisfyingly juicy, protein-packed sides of chicken karaage & ebi furai.

Kokoro Bento is a calm hideout, very near residential homes & wide-open fields. No problem spending time here sipping Okinawan ginger tea & lime citrus green tea.

Moving on now to Koibito at Old Klang Road.

Embarking on a salmon spree at Koibito: seaweed-wrapped sushi loaded with luscious fish.

Salmon sashimi, rice & roe, a combination that always works. Always.

Koibito's salmon-topped, salmon-stuffed roll is respectable though not exactly memorable.

Summation: the menu at Koibito features no surprises, but its food & prices seem fair enough.

Finally: Octopus, a family-friendly spot in the Kuchai neighborhood.

Can't visit a restaurant named Octopus without having some octopus sashimi, right?

Can't complain about Octopus' sashimi platter, but can't call it a stunner either.

Wrapping up by nibbling on grilled squid tentacles, a guilty pleasure of ours.

Kokoro Bento,
Jalan Anggerik Vanilla 31/BE, Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.
Commerce One, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur.
Octopus Japanese Restaurant,
28G, Jalan Kuchai Maju, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park.