Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Nippon Tei @ KLCC

Looking for Japanese food in KLCC? Well, look no further because there is honestly one decent restaurant out of the lot. Sushi King and Genki Sushi do not deserve to fall under the Japanese food category for its machine made rice balls topped with thinly cold slices of fish and sells it as sushi, so the only real choice you have is Nippon Tei which is situated next to Genki Sushi ironically..


Based on my taste buds, quality seemed to have dropped since the first time i visited which was almost 3-4 years ago.. Although it still manages from time to time, satisfy my cravings.. so after our extraordinary dinner at Restaurant 52, Semenyih , we did our grocery shopping at KLCC, and decided to pop over for a small snack.. lets see how it went..

Starting off with a rainbow roll, topped with salmon, tuna and prawns randomly on a maki which has the artificial crabmeat as a filling..the colour of the fish was abit dismal but i still respect how it was displayed so beautifully..(RM20++)

There a few classic dish that basically represents Japanese cuisine, and i find that one of them that i rarely fail to order is the adegashi tofu which is a light battered tofu served with a soya sauce base with raddish then topped off with seaweed (RM10++).. This dish often tests how skilled the chef is at frying the tofu because the tofu has to remain smooth and retains the succulent texture..Yeah yeah..listen to me talk cock..I know i look like i gobble everything down but once in a while i do savour my food the proper way..


Another snack we ordered was the bittergourd which was cooked "live".. the hot pot is heated up..egg and oil is thrown in..cooked then the cooked bittergourd thrown in for a stir..the final touchup is the alive bonito flakes that waves about due to the heat of the ingredients..(RM18++)

So voila! A simple snack at a Japanese restaurant, still the only cuisine i think that you can order serious snacks without stuffing yourself and its healthy enough for you to go again..haha..

Address:
Lot 426/427 Level 4 Suria KLCC, KLCC, KL, 50888
Tel: 603-21614176

I reckon it stills deserve a 7.5 out of 10..for the sake of old times haha..

I understand that there a few readers from the US of A.. and i will take that in mind next time with the prices..just have to start reading the forex and whipping out a calculator before i do my next post..

36 comments:

babe_kl said...

we loved this place too but funny i never order this bittergourd dish before even though i love bittergourd. maybe next time, thanks for informing

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babekl: haha that dish is on the last page of the menu and can be easy to miss..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

hmmm. i can't see ur last pic. Never mind. Shall use my imagination. Was hoping to see flying bonito flakes. Maki looks dismal? Tofu seems to have fared better. Great review, Joe.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ll: well i fixed it and put in another bonus pic of the flying flakes haha..thanks thanks..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

thx for fixing the pic. wa lau wei...looks yummy...even if it is bittergourd.

Jackson said...

Bittergourd?? err... not my type of food! Im eyeing on yr sushi!!

Lee Ping said...

A few US of A readers? You mean other than myself?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ll: no probs..

jackson: well u be surprised how good it tastes..

leeping: very well could be just you..just guessing?

MeiyeN said...

tried once last year and not too bad! and that bittergourd catches my attention... ;)

Tummythoz said...

Hmm.. seems like I've been missing out on ordering tofu at Jap restaurants. My loss, m sure.

Btw, went to Ninja Jones last Sun. Due to d huge crowd, we took almost 3 hours to complete dinner. Service was good but guess the kitchen was unable to cope. Dishes arrived hyper slow. Lucky I was with interesting company.

Oh, need to deviate a bit as I may be late in accessing my mails. I can't make it to Semenyih late July. I'm very very sad.

teckiee said...

Eeee no matter how nice bittergourd taste... no thanks. just not a fan of bitter stuff. But I do agree thats the only place to get decent sushi. The ramen shop at the food court closed after the renovation ...=( love the ramen there.

...i always go over to saisaki for sushi these days.. so sick of klcc's food

xiu long bao said...

excuse mua, ur tofu is priced at RM10. Mine is cheapo version, only RM3++.haha...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

meiyen: haha try it the next time around!

tummythoz: im still dreaming of ninja jones..but i hate to wait..so its going to deter me to go during bz hours..too bad then, there will be a next time..

teckiee: yeah i guess im not alone when i make such a statement eh..bittergourd is a love it or hate it..theres no middle standing

xlb: yeah i realise..but mine does look more yummy mah..i mean i dont mind paying the extra even if i m more broke then u..eh wheres ur handphone numbers la?

xiu long bao said...

wei, i sent our hp numbers to ur 'lotsofcravings' email add first, then another to ur hotmail. Did u check ur bulk or junk mail box?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

xlb: oh isit..let me check then..actually that lotsofcravings email i nvr use 1..ahah..

Paprika said...

Nippon Tei is definitely one of the better restaurants in KLCC. And the only proper Japanese restaurant really. I guess theres always Wasabi at the Mandarin but then again, its much more expensive!

~Christine~Leng said...

tofu! I see tofu! lots of craving in this dish! btw. nice site, nice pictures as well!! yum!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

paprika: yeah well excluding wasabi bistro of course..thats just too steep for a walk in meal..that kinda place requires proper planning..

christine: thank thanks..hope you drop by more often then!..yes tofu is good..

AngryYoungChild said...

eh erm..always wanted to go there. But my friend say is quite expensive. So i always end up at sushi king. haha..

By the way, thats what u call snack? o.O

Bee said...

Japanese food is my favorite. We would spend like USD70 for me and hubby when we were in USA. But now we still haven't found any good one in France. Will try this one out one day when we go to KLCC.

jason said...

Wah, plenty of Japanese food posting coming in eh? If the bittergourd is not bitter, I'll have it! :P

T.c said...

Haven't been visiting for some time but the food reviews are still good! Enjoying my holidays before my internship starts....Hehe

tigerfish said...

Aiya...I don't have to do the exact conversion lah...it is mostly much more expensive to eat out in the US :(

First time see bittergourd dish in Jap. rest. leh! I like bittergourd, and agadeshi tofu. Yummy!

Lee Ping said...

Hymm, looks like you do have other US readers.

p/s I don't like swearing words in articles... In future, I won't leave my comments, if I see bad words, even if you leave me comments on my blog.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

angryyoungchild: it was a snack for 3 of us actually..my dad had a set which he gobbled up in no time..

bee: its my favourite too! i wish i could have it daily..its a pity isnt?

jason: bittergourd not bitter? haha actually its quite true..alot of them are not very bitter..

tc: read up and eat up!

tigerfish: hahaha well thats very true..oh well i can rub it in..

lee ping: i will make that a point to stop swearing then haha..i actually re-read the article just to make sure..

Lee Ping said...

Good for you!

Lee Ping said...

You will make your father proud!

ling239 said...

hi....
bittergourd in a Japanese restaurant ??!!!
i must go try...
thanks for sharing ~ ^_^

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lee ping: im pretty sure the food review above is censored for your viewing pleasure haha!

ling239: no worries, its my pleasure

leo said...

Hoho! you had japanese!

I had Japanese for lunch at Kampachi in Equatorial hotel... It was good.

The sashimi was to die for.. We had like 16 slices of Otoro (blue fin tuna belly) among 4 persons.

The bill? I don't know how much it cost as it was hosted by the hotel!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: wat do u exactly work as?? you are getting hosted everywhere..yes i heard about kampachi for eons..and i m dying to try it..16 slices? I reckon thats at least RM300-400?

jason said...

Joe: Yeah, those not bitter ones are quite nice actually.

leo said...

Hohoho!

I can't tell you or I'd have to kill you... but I think I did a piece on my job here...

http://leo-chan.blogspot.com/2007/03/from-warsaw-with-love.html

Cheerios! Oh yeah we had lunch at Mandarin Oriental today, Pacifica Grill... No big deal..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo:sounds like fun to me.maybe its because i kampung nvr go travel la..well u eat all the good food though!

Mama BoK said...

The fish color really not appetising leh..!! but for 20bucks.. i say.. it's worth it lah.. !! my must order for any japanese food has to be chawanmushi.. :) i loved it better than adegashi tofu.. ;) the sticky part of the tofu.. i donch quite like.. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mamabok: yeah i know the colour was quite dismal..haha i find chawanmushi overpriced..its just steam egg..