I was thrilled and very excited that day, knowing lunch would be at Kampachi! I heard SO MUCH about it, but never had an opportunity to dine there all this time. Known to serve good quality Jap food, but it comes with many dollar signs of course. It is a norm to spend many extra dollars if you want to have Jap cuisine in the Klang Valley.
The appetizer was the unagi roll. 10/10 for presentation that’s for sure. The unagis were somehow a little greasy, oil slick taste. But the spicy mayo dressing helped covered up that taste a little. Average taste rating in my opinion.
Sashimis are usually the key item I’d look at as minimal benchmark for a good quality Jap (plus of course I love sashimis! Teeheehee). Hence, I chose the bento set with sashimis along.
The thickness of maguro and salmon were quite decent, and they were quite fresh too. It was a thumbs up for me, but a thumbs down for my colleague. She claimed the ones from her bento set had an overpowering fishy smell ( “seang mei” as how the Cantos like to refer to).
Two possibilities: taste is subjective or the fish used for her serving and mine were different fishes.
The unagi served in my bento this time for me, was really too greasy for liking. The rest of the items were pretty much so so.
As for sushis, somehow I found Uokatsu’s rice was still better.
The set cost RM 65++.
This RM18++ black sesame ice cream with mochi, fruits and red beans dessert…was quite average. I am a lover of sweets, so I could scrape through tolerating the oversweetness of the red bean paste. Just too sweet. Add a couple more dollars I could buy the entire tub of satisfying Peanut butter ice cream from Sunnyside!
The service was not very good either. They did seem slightly understaffed. We had to wait a while everytime we asked for something. Nonetheless, the restaurant was full on a working day. There are that many people who can afford eating in Kampachi! Wow.
This experience…OK OK-lah. I think I’d still head back to Uokatsu and have my Jap, and possibly eat a lot more with the money!
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