Monday, October 21, 2013

Nihonkai Japanese Restaurant - Kota Kemuning (Shah Alam)

"No Way Jose" because twice we were "booted out" at the entrance of Nihonkai by the rough and tough Kota Kemunians. Anyway, always there the saviour Restaurant Poh Yap for hawker food and we returned home. The following week, also on a Sunday, we arrived before 6.30pm just as the "I will there Japan every Chinese New Year" customers hurriedly walked in. All good so far as we managed to find an empty table and with a menu featuring commercial Japanese food (Kin Ryu Tei), ordering was simple as ABC. Edamame/steamed green beans, Mixed Sashami, Saba Shioyaki, Shishamo Karaage, Matcha Ice Cream and Green Tea we ordered. As usual, as always and as forever truly yours, green tea and beans arrived.
Green tea? Yes, basically the green-green tea of Japan whereas edamame/steamed beans - please nibble and munch the warm salty pods and please don't eat the skin but if you still insist, go ahead. 
Next the "Except the expected" mixed sashami - raw fish slices (salmon, white tuna, red tuna and octopus), fish roe, grated, julienne radish, lemon slices, salad leaves and green leaves (don't know the name) over the ice bed. A fresh-raw as ever dish, we happily tucked in.  
Shishamo Karaage/pregnant fish we ordered thinking its the grilled version. So, pointless to blame the chef neither the pregnancy of the fish. That said, after dusting the flour coated and fried pieces with chilli flakes, we brimmed up.

Grilled perfectly for its unpretentious liking, "Hallelujah" to the charred crispy skin and soft no smell mackerel.
Matcha ice cream (green tea ice cream and mushy red beans) has to be sweet ending for a Japanese meal.   
Nihonkai - I know will stand strong at Kota Kemuning. Obviously, for the time being, its the demand and supply but let me from time to time look at the crystal ball and predict its future.  

No 12 & 12A, Business Park 2
Jalan Anggerik Vanilla BE31/BE
Kota Kemuning
Shah Alam 
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  1. food sound so so only and pricey.

    LOL...I think people staring your food coz they might not know what to order.

    I would do that at some restaurant. if Don;t know what to order, i will look at the next table. If food looks good, will tell the waiter "i want that" :p

  2. Ooooo, those pregnant fish are my son's fave! It's nice to indulge in some Japanese food once in a while, isn't it?

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. you have wonderful space here. Will visit again.

  4. I have never been to Japanese restaurant.. But I always wish to know what recipes they serve.. Thanks for sharing the clicks..

  5. I think you are a fish lover .Am i right ?used to order lots of fish dishes.hmm .nice review

  6. Lovely clicks,edamme beans looks so fresh and vibrant.Precise review

  7. I don't know much about Japanese food but the photos look very appealing. Would love to try out the dessert!

  8. Interesting post and menu... Nice clicks too Nava :-)

  9. wow..interesting post n clicks...
    loved it <3

    my recent one :

  10. Wow that matcha ice-cream with red bean paste looks DELICIOUS!!!! I would love to try that!! I now have a huge craving for Japanese food and green tea :)

  11. The one thing about Japanese food is that it always looks colourful and pretty. I am not a big fan of the cuisine but have a few favourites. The food looks good here though.

  12. I have not yet tried Japanese food yet, but the food looks yum.


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