Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ninja Jones @ Northpoint, Mid Valley

Well despite my flu attacking me at full speed and i have to go through the pain every time i swallow my saliva as i am doing this post..the show must go on..after all i am dedicated to my blog..and the ultimate aim was to at least do a post a day and rest on my weekends..which seems to be the trends nowadays with every blogger..

So without further ado, i present you my mega block bluster of not only 1 meal but 2 meals of Ninja Jones all in 1! To tell you the truth, i fell in love with this place, the ambience , the variety of food and the interesting waiters dressed in ninjas..makes you feel that you are risking your lives just to have a good meal..

The interesting thing about this place is that they serve alot of affordable wagyu dishes..ala carte dishes start from RM48 and the set is around RM52..which is cheaper then any other place that i had my hands on.. Being a wagyu lover, they have hit my weak spot and this will always be on top of my list for japanese food..
The ambience upstairs.. The dim lighting though was bad for me..had to use flash on my pictures..although i did my best to photoshop using picasa..

Salmon Sashimi..This is the close up picture of the one i posted up earlier in the week. RM 25 for 5 slices..this was very fresh..simple decoration..though the wasabi had a rougher texture..not sure what they did with it..but it was definitely very good..

The sashimi platter (RM130)..This costs us a bomb! But it came with many varieties and with my favourite Amaebi! The meat was so firm and sweet..and so was the rest of the sashimi..the tuna, octopus, salmon, snapper and etc..definitely on par with some of the high class restaurants.

In terms of maki (meaning rolls), this is the spider roll (close up)..meaning soft shell crab roll.. wrapped with avocado as well.. this seems to be the trend with japanese maki..having avocado inside..i was introduced this kind of style when i was in australia where avocados are pretty cheap and regularly eaten by the locals..it seems the trend has spread to here..but is it really authentic Japanese? or fusion?

Very well decorated and plated..looks so good until i didnt had the heart to dig in..You know if you are not drooling by now..i think you better get a medical check up..because i am drooling as i type..!

The caterpillar roll also features the creamy avocado on top in thin slices..shows off the skill of the sushi chef i guess..inside is wrapped with unagi that was on the chewy side..

Salmon skin salad..with a light vinegar based dressing..this was refreshing to eat..and the crispy salmon skin was a great combination with the fresh lettuce and tomatoes..

The foie gras teriyaki style (RM48).. Truthfully this is why i originally signed up for the Klue event..the foie gras..it was so smooth and so full of body and texture..melt in your mouth..creamy..suited the sauce perfectly..it was just heavenly..haha..made me laugh like a small kid as if he just received a remote control car..

This is the wagyu beef set..comes with garlic rice..miso soup..salad..for RM 52..this is slightly more chewier then the wagyu beef cheeks in Max!.. Had a better bite abit like a steak..but the marbled meat was again so melt in your mouth..even if you only have half your teeth remaining..this wouldnt be a problem for you to polish up..

One of the other Wagyu dishes is this..cant remember the name..but there have a picture of this under their Wagyu menu..once again this was a pleasure to try and eat this..chewy and again letting you enjoy the fatty texture of the beef..RM 48 is all it takes to enjoy such an orgasm from food..trust me..

Grilled mushrooms..another very refreshing dish..it was good and i basically ran out of words to describe this..i think i need to read the thesaurus more..

Finishing off is a saba shioyaki.. this was on par with the one i had in Zipangu.. which goes on to say this is on par with one of the best in town..

I think i have said enough..this deserves a highly commendable 9.2 out of 10..Feel free to disagree or agree but i wouldnt budge out of my score..Yes the price is slightly on the steep sides with sashimi..but ala carte dishes provided you know how to order accordingly, it can be very affordable since it has such a great ambience.. I dont think i spotted any pork dishes to be honest..will come back to you on that one, my dear halal readers..

Now where is this i hear? Its at Northpoint where the new condos are in Mid Valley..either park there or walk over from Mid Valley across the pedestrian bridge..Easy! Ok time to take my medicine and prepare for another long long nap..Yes i didnt blog yesterday night because i had a record 11 and the half hours of sleep..its been a while..well deserved..


26 comments:

tigerfish said...

hahah...you sore throat then go and eat sushi. Good choice!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tigerfish:haha all this before my sore throat la..mayb i should eat sushi now..this was last week already..now i know why people say they always have to backlog their entries!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

okay, you've given me enough reasons to make a repeat visit to Ninja Jones. Despite having tasted only the "sampler" menu during the KLue RSVP, I was pretty impressed with their dishes.

leo said...

hmmm looks interesting, where about is it in mid valley?

the wasabi looks like the fresh wasabi they use in Gonbei at starhill... good stuff i tell you, from the inferior toothpaste type eheheh.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ll:yes i think its about time u head there..call me also yea? haha

leo: well its not inside midvalley actually..if you walk outside midvalley..the esquire kitchen and san fransciso coffee side..its right across..walk up the pedestrian bridge..gd flr..

lilia edlina said...

sick also want to blog ah... dedicated to blog, cheh sounds like...errr..duh? :P

get well soon!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lilia: well i m under medication..shit its so full on..either i blog or i sleep..i have been napping on and off for half a day and continuing!

Tummythoz said...

Wow wow & wow, u r really enamoured with that place huh. Suggest u do d wagyu on hotstone. Droolsworthy too!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tummythoz: yeah i am! actually i was wanted to order the hotstone after reading ur post..but i needed abit of carbs to fill me up so i paid 4 bucks n had the set..which was of course in a diff style..but yeah i m in luv wif dis place.

jason said...

No no no, I'm normal cos I'm salivating! My favourite avocados! The Saba Shioyaki looks like a piece of, em... bread?

myCoffee said...

I love the ambience too! In fact, I was "wow-ed" by it. Definitely can see lots of efforts went into the interior design. I was there recently for lunch. Not bad although what I had was way more simple and economical than yours...*ahem* :)

boo_licious said...

hee hee, looks like you had two great meals there! Will definitely revisit this place again to try the robata menu.

Paprika said...

I'm sold from reading your blog. Missed the KLUE event so will definitely go check it out. Love avocado. Looks like they really pile it on at this place. Also love foie gras! So many reasons to check out Ninja Jones! Pssst- have you tried the foie gras with wintermelon at Zipangu? Surprisingly cheaper, the last time I went anyway.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: yes i have grown to love avocados..rarely get them here..so expensive!..looks like roti bakar? haha

mycoffee: yes i know..indulgence comes at a great price..but like i said..u can definitely can more affordable items

boo: good idea..i feel like going for their omakaze robata menu..i think its 98++ a person?

paprika: zipangu cheaper then ninja jones for foie gras?? sounds too good to be true..you had the shangs card?

wmw said...

Had yr own RSVP....good stuff.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wmw: haha i think more luxurious then rsvp lor..haha shall we have our own floggers rsvp ar?..any suggestions on place?

SuLee said...

your japanese food does look better than mine, put mine to shame...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sulee: haha..does it?? but it was damn good, thats for sure..

jason said...

Yeah, either the avocados are damm expensive or not nice. :( Yalor, looked like toast!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: totally agreed! but trust me..its saba and not toast..kekeke

Precious Pea said...

Wahh...droolz. Yet to visit this place leh! How? When?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

precious pea: how? lets go la..when? anytime, you can also gimme a call..since i heart this place so much..wmw got my hp number..

***cinDee*** said...

thanks for your tips will head to northpoint fr the foie gras. :)

stellarvixen said...

stumble upon ur foodwhore blog lol
yummy i lufff ninja jones..
one of THE FEW themed cafe we hav in KL

try out cafe cafe foie gras melts in your mouthh too! near DewanBahasaa&Pustaka
its has the vintage themed :)

havent tried it cooked with teriyaki sauce hehe

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Felicia said...

Is this place still open?

Tried calling its number but Telekom said it's invalid.

Does anyone have the number to call?

The number I have is 2288 1646/1676