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.
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!
Thank you hostess ! 🙂
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!
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!
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!
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!
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…
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!
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.
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.
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.
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, it is definitely there but you must prepare to spend a rather hefty sum for good stuffs.
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)