Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kirishima @ Dua Residency (Dua Annexe), Kuala Lumpur

There are two ways to stand out in the increasingly crowded Japanese game: authentic flavors or value for money proposition. Kirishima is one of the few Japanese restaurants that offers both. The food here are not priced prohibitively and the ingredients are always fresh.
Nestled snugly among the apartments of Dua Residency, the eatery comes with well trained waitresses, minimalist decor and Japanese zen type vibe that sets it apart from your local sushi joint. 
We started off with boiled spinach, dressed with sesame seed and light soy sauce. 
It was followed by lotus root, carrot and Chinese mushroom
Chawanmushi (RM8) - This may be an old fashioned dish but the silky soft steamed egg never fails to win our hearts over and over again.
Kani Salad (RM32) - A piled of mixed salad topped with crab meat flakes, tomatoes and shrimp roe with wafu dressing. 
Shiro Maguro (RM38) and Salmon Oyaki Mori (RM42) - The restaurant receives new shipment of fish every Tuesday and Friday. Hence, it is wise to come during those days to enjoy immaculately fresh sashimi.
Foie Grass BBQ (RM38) - It is not very often that we will find Foie Gras on the skewered menu. When we saw it, we were tempted to try. The pronounced earthiness and creamy texture was enough to guarantee a standing place next to the Chef's grill. 
Soft Shell Crab Roll (RM18) - The hunky roll was held together with rice paper, filled with generous amount of avocado and soft shell crab.  
Grilled Minced Chicken (RM9) - In effort to showcase the minced chicken's brilliant pairing potential, the Chef hosted a raw egg yolk next to it.
Wagyu Seiro Mushi a.k.a Steamed Wagyu Beef (RM38) - The wooden square steamer, which was placed on top of a boiling pot of water, was filled with thinly sliced wagyu beef and cabbages. The dish was unpretentious, with tender beef slices that exploded into buttery flavor.
Garlic Fried Rice (RM12) -  A garlic laced fried rice served in a hot stone bowl. The result was an epic dish with Japanese flavors running headlong into Korean cooking techniques. 

VERDICT: SOMEWHAT SMITTEN

Smitten Dishes:
Wagyu Seiro Mushi 
Garlic Fried Rice
Salmon Oyaki Mori

Kirishima Big Badge

20 comments:

  1. this is somewhat luxurious food man!! ;DDD im drooling in front of my laptop!!! ;D

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  2. a lovely hidden gem! I want the foie gras and wagyu pls... ;D

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    1. The wagyu was crazy good. Simple and delicious.. =)

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  3. I've always wanted to visit this Japanese outlet. But now, I always go to DISH and venture no further. LOL.

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    1. DISH is good but I think Japanese food is less sinful =D

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  4. I'm with Sumo - I've only ever stepped into Dish and Delicious..haha! But thanks for the heads up on the fresh sashimi days. I'll try and make sure my maiden visit is on one of those days..=D

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    1. I've only been to Delicious once and I think the service is horrible. Dish is good but a bit pricey and less healthy compared to Japanese (at least that what i tell myself) hahhahaha. =D

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  5. I can tell you're a huge fan of Japanese food!! Itadakimasu!! :p

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    1. Yea I am. I must have Japanese at least once a week or once every 2 weeks.

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  6. Oh... I always wanted to try this restaurant. But I've always forgotten about it. The price seems to be on the high side.

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    1. Food like Chawanmushi, Roll, Fried Rice, Wagyu are pretty cheap for the quality. But the skewered are slightly more expensive. =)

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  7. oooh, skewered foie gras! i guess the chef takes extra-special care and effort while grilling that premium product, since it would be a shame if it were overcooked. looks very tempting! :D

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    1. Lucky us, the foie gras was not overcooked, it was perfect. =)

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  8. Can't beat Japanese food for making me hungry. All of a sudden I'm craving edamame.

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    1. I love edamame too.. with a sprinkle of salt =)

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  9. Seems like a good try esp with the prices being affordable. I love Jap food esp the fresh cuts of sashimi.

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    1. This place is worth a try. Hope you will enjoy it =)

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  10. steamed wagyu! i can't wait to taste that and end it with a simple dish of garlic fried rice. Shiro maguro must be in season now?

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    1. The steamed wagyu was flawless. I think shiro maguro is perceptually in season. let me do more research on it.. heheh

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