Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kogetsu @ The Saujana Resort

In a country where we celebrate anything and everything, preaching the "lets enjoy so long as it is a public holiday", it is more easy than not to find yourself in a spot.

So when it came to celebrating Valentines and the first day of Chinese New Year on the same day; we wore the chinese new year hat during the day to gamble away while when dusk came, the romantic side comes about.

In the many years, we had one too many disappointments when trying to book into any crowding restaurant to be served under par food and given less than attentive service during Valentines.

So when we found ourself in the Saujana area, we decided to drop by Kogetsu, to hear that they will only open in another half an hour and that no bookings were required. There was some sort of hope that this would be the quiet romantic dinner.

Being the only customers at 6pm, we decided to share a kaiseki set for 1 (RM180++).

Dish 1: Tuna with Yam, Steamed Yam, Edamame and Roast Duck Breast. The tuna was refreshing, the yam was surprisingly mix between bite and melt in your mouth while edamame is as good as any frozen packet and the duck was well, forgettable.

I remember Dish 2: A medley of vegetables broiled with dashi broth. Again very simple and allowed us to enjoy the natural sweetness of the vegetables.

Dish 3: Sashimi. When the plate was presented to us, we suddenly asked ourselves if they had mistaken our order for 1 set and not 2 sets. The serving was huge with almost 14-15 slices of fish, which got us sweating to imagine that our budget of RM200 had just blown into pieces. Well, whatever, if it was portion for two, so be it and we did enjoyed the freshness of the fish till the last bite.

Dish 4: Assort of tempura which i had better elsewhere.

Dish 5: Grilled "god knows what fish". I never had a liking for small fishes which usually comes with quite abit of bones. This one was ok as you i could sort of fork out the meat.

Dish 6: What looks like steamed rice with some vegetables. A carb filler which tasted plain.

Dish 7: A clear soup with a grilled mochi. The mochi was also quite bland but i enjoyed the soup.

Dish 8: A scoop of green tea ice-cream. By now, we were stuffed and glad that it was indeed only a set for 1 as they only gave one scoop.

As far as value is concern, a set for 1 clearly could feed more than 1 and there were some glimpses of good old japanese food being served here. On top of that the small crowd and the "lake view" are plus points to come to Kogetsu.

Address and contact details:

Saujana Resort
Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS
Shah Alam

Tel: 03-78405888

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Tempted to give them four stars but i don't think they tried hard enough when coming up with their kaiseki dishes although i did love their yam and fresh sashimi.


Sean said...

yaaa that's a lot of sashimi for one person! pretty good for that price, though i guess the only creativity is in dish 1, rite...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I like going to Saujana....it feels like I'm going on a holiday somewhere despite the closeness to home.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ll: its surprisingly quiet and serene, so uncity like..

sean: yes, alot of slices indeed..not really creativity throughout the whole meal

thule a.k.a leo said...

RM180 for the 8 dishes??? Jenn & I would have stuffed to the brim!!! hmmm.. that gives me an idea on where to bring her for her birthday.. hahaha!! Thanks bro!!!

Fui Lemonadelime said...

lol, I guess I need 2 hours to finish all 8 dishes, for 1 person XD

eiling lim said...

I like that place. It's just near my office and I usually come here with my clients.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eiling: so nice, can go often!?

fui: y not, take ur time, no 1 rushing esp if its a kaiseki

leo: yes, 180rm for 8 dishes..meant for 1 pax ar..

Bangsar-bAbE said...

You ate the ice cream before taking a pic?!! =_=

J said...

Aiyo. The fish looks so kher lien! Haha....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j: haha that size only wat to do?

bbabe: yeah it was sort of an afterthought hehehe..

thule a.k.a leo said...

can I order for 1 pax and 2 pax actually devouring it??? can I? Can I?

CUMI & CIKI said...

i love the kobe beef here. its VERY good! expensive though.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: thats wat i did!

c&c: kobe?? wahlau eh..u exp taste..

UnkaLeong said...

Dang, should have brought dad here for his b'dayinstead. Heheh.

babe_kl said...

its so hard not to fight with the crowd on the actual day hor but luckily this year coincide with CNY. wat a lovely way to spend Valentine's Day :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babekl: yeah quite a nice spot for a quiet dinner

unkaleong: oh well, where did u go in the end?