Friday, March 09, 2007

Munakata Japanese Restaurant @ Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, KL

This's definitely one long overdue post that I almost forget to review!! I remember that me and my other half were somewhere around in KLCC a month before Chinese New Year and that he was craving for Japanese food. Second thought was to dine out from KLCC so we drove down to da next road, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng where Munakata Japanese Restaurant is located. For your information, Munakata is operating its business in a huge bungalow with three different sections, a Noodle Bar, Fine Japanese Cuisine (da one we went to) and a Japanese Karaoke Lounge. Sounds cool right? :p

I find its Green Tea very much different from others which has got a very uplifting scent and aromatic! So far, da best Green Tea I ever tasted!

We started with Tokusen Sashimi Moriawase. Priced at RM 80 per plate, it's a cold dish which has various kinds of sashimi like Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Octopus and Mackerel. I thought da one I had before at Rakuzen was da best but little did I know that this one actually tastes much better in terms of freshness and serving was huge that it could actually feed up 3-4 persons! One word, awesome!

Next, we had da Tempura Moriawase which's priced at RM 30. This classic Japanese deep-fried batter-dipped Shrimp, Shiitake mushroom, Sweet potato, Yam, Eggplant and Carrot were perfectly crunch, light, crisp, succulent and hardly greasy at all! Trust me, you could hardly get a good Tempura these days even in a fine Japanese Restaurant but this's definitely one exceptional case.

I like Fish alot to da extend that some people says that I am just like a Bear and that's why Grilled Fish is usually a must-order item whenever we dines in a Japanese Restaurant. I believe that Mackarel is a good fish to be grilled especially when it's lightly seasoned with Sea Salts hence that night, we opt for Mackarel Fish and that it's priced at RM 20 for a fillet. I must say that it's very much comparable with da one I had at Rakuzen before, yummy!

Next rave was da Chicken Teppanyaki. If you've been following my blog, you surely know that we hardly order Teppanyaki and not too sure why that night, we made da first move and tried it out for da very first time in a fine Japanese Restaurant. I kid you not, it was definitely one good decision to order this as it tasted sooooooooooooooooo good and with da price of RM 30 per plate, I assumed that it's worthy! Da meat was so tender and with da fried Garlic as companion, it was absolutely a perfect match! :D

Finally, da dinner was end with Buckwheat Noodles. Priced at RM 25, it was served in a huge bowl where da Buckwheat Noodles were topped with Seafood and Vegetables in a very Cold Sauce! If you are a "Noodle-person", I recommend you to order this cause it was supa yummy that I am still craving for it now! Then again, please note that if it's advisable to order this if you have at least 2-3 persons dining together cause it's one big serving!

Muahahahaha... look at our table, we are big eaters! :p

In summary, good Japanese food with a very good environment. I like this place alot and will definitely return for more.....

13 comments:

Tummythoz said...

;-O U sure there was only 2 of u???!! Got 7 stomachs isit? Kowtow-kowtow. Btw is this new? Don't remember seeing this place before. Parking ok?

boo_licious said...

Yeah, u shld support this place as my cousin is the landlord. Tummythoz - parking shld be available as it's a standalone bungalow lot along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.

KampungboyCitygal said...

Whoa..u guys are real big eater but still so slim..so it's compatible to rakuzen a?

wmw said...

Looks great! Shall visit the 3 sections. Thanks...

Kok said...

Yummyyyy...everything seems nice. How 2 person finish everything? haha!:P

MeiyeN said...

tummythoz, yeah...only 2 of us! we thought da portion would not be that big but we were just so wrong :p i don't think this's a new place as it has been here for at least 2 years now.. fyi, i had no problems with parking that day maybe because we were early...

boo, oh really? cool... have you been there yet?

citygal, no slim, no slim! and yess..... compatible with Rakuzen but price wise, think Rakuzen more affordable... ;)

wmw, go for da k'oke section and see if you gonna meet any hot jap babes :p

kok, it was one decent dinner we had! :D errr.. good question! anyways, we did managed to finish up everything cause we are big eaters! :p

Jessie Woo said...

the 1st glance at the last pic sure --> O.o

but then for my bestie this is "sap sap sui" :P

aiks..no dessert wo :P

Xiu Long Bao said...

OMG, dats a lot of food for two! Did u n ur darling managed to finish them???

teckiee said...

ohh is this the one before Euro Deli? Must eat there liau!

Someone who is constantly craving said...

yeah man..this looks lots..infact dis is prob as much as we ordered in my upcoming review of nobu london for 5 ppl..the much talked about 1 michelin star jap restaurant..

MeiyeN said...

jessie, lol... :p no dessert cause there were no space! then again i remember that da selections weren't that great....

xiulongbao, yeah.. we managed to finish them! food wastage is a no no to us! :D

teckie, yeahyeah.... hope you gonna enjoy da food at this place! :D

someonewhoisconstantlycraving, really? i shall wait for you to review it then... :D

Yip said...

Hi Hi MeiYen.. Nice jap food you had there. If you want to try something different do try Kamimura Restaurant located in Weld. They open on weekday and on Saturday and close on Sunday and this is the first Japanese Restaurant I saw serve pork. lol.

Its always a pleasure to read your blog as its very nice as always. Have fun and ganbatte in continuing your blog.

MeiyeN said...

yip, thanks for reading my blog! :D i hardly go to that area but with a good recommendation from you, that give me a reason to try them out.. :) tq!