Jap food galore@Tatsu, Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur

http://it-farmacia.com/informazioni-su-viagra.html We are back again for Food Galore Rendezvous. This time…at Tatsu, an award winning restaurant in the Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, with executive chef Yanagida Testsuya, long running chef that rules the kitchen all these years.

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Penfolds Koonunga hill 76 is one of the best valued Penfolds ever purchased. Costing only RM 70, the quality is could better the Bin 389 or those RM 100-ish wine. Amazing full body that is well structured. Tannins were silky smooth.

Gotta say it must be the careful selection of the grapes or the old vines that make it such a beautiful bottle.

With regards the Prosecco, its balanced but nothing to shout about. A good value at RM70.

This is a first for me, to have Prosecco complementing with Penang Him Heang’s tao sar pia!

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Thank you hostess ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The edamames were excellent. Pungent aroma of smoked grilled charcoal flavour. It’d be perfect to have this on a couch watching your favourite movie!

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Fishes freshly flown from Japan and skillfully cut would translate into a happy 6 sashimi lovers smiling upon each bite. My personal favourite was the Otoro!

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In my Jap foodie ventures, this dish is always one that I must have. I could eat ’em like they are noodles all day long!

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I was told by our hostess Janny, that the avocado unagi roll with almond sauce, topped with fish roes is a personal creation of the chef himself. Rich, dense, yet you can taste each individual flavours at the same time. Thumbs up!

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This was my first time trying this out: fried salmon skin salad. Sounds a little irky. But oh boy…the chef made it with finesse. You barely taste the oil and yet each piece was super crunchy and perfectly flavoured. Yummmmsss…

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The waitress came in to our room and grilled these wagyu beef slices on the spot with a portable griller. Marble, tender, wagyu smoothly swims down my throat. Oh man!

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After all the guilty pleasures, we were suddenly served with a healthy option: chopped asparagus! Don’t be fooled by its simplicity. They were one of the best cooked asparagus I had ever ate in my life. Cooked just about right that they were soft inside yet retaining a thin crunchy layer on the outside so as when you bite them, they felt good in the mouth.

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May not look like much: but the teppanyaki ingredients were of top notch quality. Cod fish, shrimps, clams etc. And the smoke grilled flavour were intense.

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The garlic fried rice…for someone who does not fancy rice. Divine. I don’t need to say further. From the picture itself, you can see each pellet of rice is nicely separated from each other, yet each was nicely browned. The chopped fried garlic was also prepared in house.

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Time to unzip the fly to give some space for the expanded tummy to breathe…for cake! Coincidentally it was Grace’s birthday too and we gluttoned our way through with Intercontinental Hotel’s coffee chocolate mousse cake. I had to stop myself from grabbing another slice as it was already near 11 pm, and the thought of sleeping off after all these. yikes!

Total estimated dinner for 6 pax: possibly about RM800- RM1000, including the 2 bottles.

To dine here, quality wise,ย  it is definitely there but you must prepare to spend a rather hefty sum for good stuffs.

Opening hours:
Lunch : 12.00 noon – 2.30 pm
Dinner: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Tel: 03-2782 6118 (was advised by hostess it is best to make reservations before you come)

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Amazing noodles@Tuck Kee Restaurant, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Ipoh

One of the top foodie bloggers, Motormouth was the reason why I came here. He quoted that this place served the best “wa tan hor” and the photos made my tummy growled so bad I diverted to Ipoh for dinner on the way heading home.

The entire restaurant was full when I arrived. Thankfully, a family left soon after otherwise I’d probably need to wait for some time before I get a place to sit.

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My first dish: blanched octopus! Soaked in hot water for several seconds and then taken out, drizzled over with garlic oil and soy sauce before serving. This dish reminded me so much of Korean cuisine. I never knew the locals here love eating octopus this way too.

The chilli sauce for dipping was fiery, gave a powerful “syok” kick when you dip the octopus bits in.

RM 10, worthy dish. 8.5/10

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The herbal eggs are a dollar each. And they were yummylicious too! Do not be fooled by its regular average egg size. The yolk was quite rich and even eating half an egg, filled up a fairly big portion from your tummy. Pretty yums! 7/10.

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Looks unattractive. Boring. Nothing much to say. But its taste is a 360degree otherwise. A perfect complement to the noodles!

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The portion was for 1 pax and it was quite a generous one too! The eggy gravy later was super thick, suger eggy and full of savoury flavours! The wok hei was all infused into the dark brown strips of rice noodles, fried with skills! You can find strips of pork, fish cake etc. This verdict I would give 8.5/10! RM5.

Motormouth always speaks the truth with commendable foodie reviews. It was one of the BEST wa tan hors I ever had in my whole life. The other one was in Sin Loong Yong, in old town. Fried by a really elderly uncle on his working desk , the trishaw, behind this kopitiam.

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This dish is known as Yu Kong Hor, literal translation that brings about the egg being the moonlight that surrounds the noodles. This is the trademark dish of Tuck Kee. After vigorously stirring the eggs and mixing them with the noodles, the after effects of the noodle was like AMAZING. Gluttony unleashed!

I would rate this 8.5/10 too. RM 6. Absolutely worth every dollar to try these two noodles out!

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When one comes to Ipoh, almost always everyone will tell you that you must eat beansprouts in Ipoh because they are fatter, sweeter and juicier than normal beansprouts. This dish was average: 5/10. RM 3. Not as FSJ as I thought they would be.

Everything that taste and look better here eg: food, vegs, drinks, people etc are usually linked the fresh mountain water source with minerals.

One of the famous long standing “rumour has it” that is linked to the fresh water is the beauty of the local ladies in Ipoh. Coincidentally, the few ladies I know today who hail from Ipoh are eye turners!

Total damage: RM27. So friggin’ affordable for the quality and quantity I am getting from this dinner. With the same exact food and portion per food served in KL would have easily cost me twice as much.

I liked it so much that I came back again for supper two weeks later! Good job Tuck Kee!

Address:
TUCK KEE RESTAURANT (non-Halal)
No 61, Jalan Yau Tet Shin,
30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel No : +605-253 7513
Opens from 5pm onwards until late night (I was there at 12.00.am and they were still tons of people there)

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