"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.
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.
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