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Hyotan Japanese Restaurant - (SS15, Subang Jaya)

Patience supposedly is a virtue but sometimes my patience is tested beyond my will power, especially when I can't contain my hunger pangs. While waiting patiently for my friend from 1.00pm till almost 2.00pm, I was almost on the floor. I almost died of hunger. What else can be an excuse for Malaysians except traffic jam? I definitely didn't loose my temper when my friend fetched me, I just kept telling him that I need food. I kept reminding him to drive to the nearest food outlet. He did. Quickly we decided upon Hyotan. Literally empty (same row as Kin Ryu Tei & Tomoe), Hyotan's ambiance somewhat is so similar to other commercial Japanese restaurants, we quickly flipped the menu and almost instantly ordered.

Arriving within split seconds was the green tea, sort of the customary drink for Japanese food. Thereafter, came the mains. Saba Shio Bento and Salmon Bento Set

Saba set consisted of a bowl of egg custard, steamed alongside seafood and mushrooms, and the rest of the items were noodles, miso soup, fruits and salad. My friends enjoyed every bit of the soft, gooey and acceptable in taste egg custard. He also raved about the noodles, eaten after cracking and mixing the quail egg inside. Miso soup, fruits and salad are the standard items for such a Japanese meal, so, I don't have anything to comment.

Salmon Bento Set presented with rice, raw salmon pieces, salad, vegetable pickle, fruits, tofu in soy sauce and Japanese sea weed was an okay meal for me. Fresh salmon didn't let me down, when eaten with rice and the rest of the items, its a comforting fast catch Japanese rice meal. Basically, a no-frill meal, upon finishing off, we agreed to call for dessert.

Vanilla Monaka and Green Tea Ice-Cream. Vanilla ice cream cased in crispy waffle skin was smooth and creamy whereas upon the first mouthful of green tea ice-cream, I especially thought that it tasted fake. Something was not right with the taste of green tea. Rather bitter, didn't work well overall.   

Was this a reasonably priced meal? You tell me. I am rather confused because honestly for such an standard Japanese meal, I rather head to other cheaper Japanese restaurants. Aplenty these days. Turn you head and you will spot one.

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  1. U always go to such intresting places and eat yum food..
    Keep in touch,

  2. oh green tea? I thought those were beers!

  3. I guess sometimes one can't judge the food by the images. They all look so delicious and interesting. I love the vanilla monaka. If I hadn't read that bit about you reserving your comment on the quality of food, I'd have thought that you relished the lunch!

    Have a great week!

  4. I guess you've got an good japanese meals there..
    the green tea or matcha is a helty option, if it's real...
    unfortunately, mostly they fortified with pigmen now.....
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

  5. Loved the last two pics- green tea ice cream and vanilla monaka ,look really yummy.

  6. All that array of food looks good. I am intrigued by the green tea icecream. Always been fond of green tea desserts, looks lovely.

  7. Nice review.. Green tea ice cream looks interesting..

  8. this is a blog whr I can see all the kind of food pics.n places...thank u dear.wish one day i vl visit atleast few of them:)

  9. all the dishes looks delicious and interesting...loved green tea ice-cream very much...your reviews are always interesting and you go to amazing places...

  10. sounds interesting...Usually I like Japanese food,specially their pickled ginger :)
    this vanila monaka sounds delicious...

  11. Wonderful writeup and vanilla monaka...I want now :)

  12. Hey Nava, guess what? I often stock up those Japanese ice-cream wafers in my fridge, but I always buy the green tea flavours. I'm sure you can get it from the Japanese supermarkets in your area.

  13. Oh my! Quite an interesting menu Nava.. Both the desserts – the vanilla ice-cream waffles and the green tea ice-cream left me craving for some :-)

  14. beautifully written n looks soo colourful
    n yummy though...mmmmm

  15. Mmm, the menu looks so innovative and delicious :D


  16. Wasn't that great exploring restaurants as you walk down a road? I often do that. I would just go to even the non-fancy restaurants to discover that their food sometimes scores much better than their extremely pricey cousins. I loved the chawanmushi and and green tea ice cream. The salmon looks so fresh and lively! Great review!!

  17. Ate here some time back. Hardly visit SS15 otherwise this will be a nice place to eat again.

  18. love all food pictures but waffle is yum. loved the idea

  19. I have not yet had Japanese food yet.

  20. Nice pics..actually i should follow Ur space fry hubby Who loves chinese foods..


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