Thursday, July 15, 2010

Aoyama @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Aoyama the Green Room was closed after being in operations for a rather long time. Famous not so much for the usual japanese ala-carte items but for their omakase (chef's menu) and fusion dishes, i hadn't had a chance to try the chef's menu before they closed. Well, it looks like they have opened up again, minus the Green Room, although i never did ask whether they were the same people, the fusion japanese theme can be seen throughout the menu. 

I would think that lunch is too early of an event to indulge in an omakase, which should start from RM100 plus onwards. Instead a bento set for RM36++, should do the deed. The tuna with lady fingers starts the palate up. 

Before the bento set, we ordered the F1 sushi roll (i think, memory doesn't seem to work too well). Sushi with a filling of soft shell crab and topped with slices of fresh salmon. The sheer brilliance of putting ikan bilis gives the roll a wonderful crunch. A "fusion" dish that works. Quite pricey though at RM30.

The bento set really gives you a bit of everything to try. 

From the top left, you have another sushi roll with crabstick in the middle with fried seaweed dressed in spicy mayo sauce and a skewer of grilled saba fish.

Moving to the top right; a tori karaage or simply put: fried chicken pieces, skin and meat with a tartar sauce. 

As we head down to bottom left; there is two pieces of hand rolled sushi and a very talked about animal; marinated octopus. 

Lastly, the carbohydrates of the meal, kim chi fried rice. Rather mushy and unlike the chinese version where you get to see every grain of rice but this is quite comforting to eat with the mild taste of kim chi.

All in all, a satisfying lunch.

Address and contact details:

Unfortunately, their receipt doesn't have their details! If it is not in the same shoplot, it is still in the same row, that is for sure.

the old address: 

No. 10, Jalan 27/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03 – 2300 0683

Should be halal, saw plenty of Muslim patrons!

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Another decent japanese restaurant to visit in the vicinity. 


J said...

Hmmmmm. Love kimchi n love fried rice. So I guess I better stay away from the kimchi fried rice or I may accidentally eat waaaaaay too much of it. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j: its a small portion so its ok la..haha.

thule a.k.a leo said...

Oohhh... Jenn's favourite stuff! I shall keep this blog away from her eyes or else she'll literally drag me here

Sean said...

it actually looks like it's just next door to their previous premises! wonder why they even bothered to move :D

jfook said...

Small portion but nice food presentation. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jfook: well bento sets r meant to b in small portions =)

sean: yeah it couldnt be far..haha

leo: CALLING for JENN!!

qwazymonkey said...

This used to be my favourite Jap restaurant back in the days when I was roughly your age. I used to love ordering the tuna tetaki. But since Chef Edwin left the place, food sorta went away with him. Hardly gone back. But Reno looks good though

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

qm: well one can only ponder how food was like a few years ago!

eiling lim said...

why are you eating paul the octopus?!! hehe

J2Kfm said...

I think can't be halal, but I can't be sure. Maybe pork-free only since I heard from a Malay friend commented that Halal food cannot have raw fish (for whatever reasons) and even Sushi King is not halal, but pork free.