After a long break, our palates were longing for Japanese food. Choices of Japanese restaurants are abundant but we as usual did not feel like driving far away. The nearest for us was Tomoe, our favorite and known for their authentic and fresh Japanese cuisine. As mentioned in my previous food venture to Tomoe, dining here is convenient because of the jockey service. The attentive and friendly customer service is another plus point of this eatery.
We were ushered to the first floor and the same staff immediately pointed to an empty table. We ordered what we love the most, that being Sashimi Mori Zen and Tempura Moriawase. We were in the mood of drowning plenty of food for the night. On top of these two dishes, we called for Seafood Fried Rice and Garlic Tofu Steak. For drinks my other half settled for Asahi beer while my pick was Unne Shu (Japanese Plum Wine). The staff also noted down my final order of Mocha Ice-Cream.
As we sipped into our drinks,
I noticed a small salad bar at the corner. We were gestured to the salad bar, offered as complimentary to all customers. Out of curiosity, I walked over to see the spread. There was a big bowl of raw chopped vegetables and types of sauces.
I was not keen and when I walked back to our table, most of our orders were already placed on the table. We started off with the fresh sashimi combination platter.
Each piece dipped into the wasabi mixed with soy sauce was tender and practically melted in our mouth. No wonder Tomoe is notable for their air flown fresh seafood.
In between, we rolled the crispy fried tempura pieces into the sauce before sinking in our teeth.
The thin layer of batter coated veggies and prawns were crispy and fried to perfection.
Even though the seafood fried rice was flavorful and tasty, I found it to be slightly bland. However my other was contented and had nothing to complain about. Every bit of the fried rice went into his stomach.
Our meal continued with garlic tofu steak. The brown soft tofu was drenched in thick soy sauce, topped with fried garlic and stripes of spring onions and seaweed. The stand out factor will be the fragrances of the fried garlic and soy sauce. The taste was acceptable yet we both struggled with this dish and only managed to finish half the portion.
To end my meal, the mocha ice-cream was dished out. The super smooth green tea ice-cream mixed with small portions of the red bean paste was divine and not too heavy on my stomach. I polished every bit of it.
I could have gone for another round of the same if I did not stuff myself with the tofu steak. Our satisfaction level shot high up and though paying RM257.00 was a bit steep, we will still consider Tomoe for the next round of Japanese food.