It's been really such a long time ever since we had a scrumptious Japanese meal and while were at Sunway Pyramid last Saturday, I suddenly remember that there's this new Japanese Restaurant that we had yet to try and suggested darling if he wanted to have Japanese food for dinner. Surprisingly, he too was craving for Japanese food! I told him that I have heard about this newly opened restaurant called Sushi Zanmai and had been wanting to try them ever since they started business here but unfortunately, we didn't know where it's located. We seek high and low for da information board, hoping to find out where exactly Sushi Zanmai is located but we found none, sigh! Finally, after touring da new and old wing of Pyramid, we found out that Sushi Zanmai is actually located right beside Zen (above Kim Gary).
It was bout 7pm when we reached Sushi Zanmai. Goodness, da Restaurant was packed with, not only diners but their staffs too. Lotsa foreigners ("gwai lou" and Japanese) too that we saw so we thought, da food here must be good! So, it's open kitchen here but we didn't get to sit at da conveyor belt Sushi bar cause it was all occupied, so good business!
Once seated, we were given a menu. Why 1 menu when there were 2 of us? Sigh.... one of us invisible? Hmm... anyways, we asked for another menu and I find some of da items pretty much alike with those at Rakuzen! We couldn't be wrong as we frequent Rakuzen quite often but what surprised us is da price of each item. They are so much cheaper than Rakuzen and I kept whispered to my other half that everything is cheap, cheap, cheap! Darling raised his eyebrow and said, "You have too much of good food lately and that's why you think it's cheap over here. Not many people will have da same thinking as you." Okay, noted and I understand what he meant but bear in mind, I was just trying to compare da prices at Sushi Zanmai with Rakuzen.
First order was da Yasai Tempura. It's only RM 6.80 for this plate of assorted Vegetables Tempura. Find their Tempura quite good cause they served my favourite Enoki Mushrooms, not oily and with no sticky batter.
Darling's favourite came next, Ikura Sushi. RM 6 for this 2 pcs of Salmon Roe, very fresh and abundance of them, darling loved it dearly!
We also had Shishamo. Priced at RM 4.80, find these grilled Smelt pretty tiny but for that price, we couldn't expect too much. Still, it's good...
Da usual me was very unusual that night. If you have been following my blog, you definitely know that am not a "rice" person but somehow, for health reasons, I was told that I need to consume Rice and I need to fall in love with Rice. What I had that night was a bowl of Chicken Katsu-Don. Priced at RM 8.80 for da small serving, I still find da portion very big but stuffed in a very small bowl. Da deeply fried Chicken with batter and bread crumbs were really good, da meat, oh so tender, flavourful and with da egg topping, a big WOW from me! Da rice was cooked to perfection, just so divine! Please bear with me, I hardly eat Rice so when I get to taste them.... it's really heaven to me, lol! If you think that a small serving is no enough, you can opt for da big serving and all you need to do is to add extra RM 2 :)
Darling on da other hand had Sakura Chirasi-Don. He decided to order this assorted seafood version cause we didn't order any Sashimi to share that night as a matter of fact that I am not allowed to consume any raw stuff for da time being, again, because of health reasons. Priced at RM 10.80 for a small serving, not only that they served generous amount of Sashimi but it's also served with Tamago, my favourite! ;)
Still feel like to try their sushi roll although we were very full, we went ahead to order a plate of Caterpillar Roll. It's cheap, RM 12.80 only but da serving is small compare to da one we had before at Rakuzen. Anyways, it's still worthy.. look at da amount of Avocado they served, excellent! :)
For Dessert, we had Macha & Macha Parfait (RM 12). Da moment I saw it in da Dessert menu, I knew that I had to order this cause it looked so irresistible in da menu! At da bottom, it's Green Tea Ice cream layered with Green Tea Jelly and Red Bean. On da Red Bean, it's then layered with Corn flakes and finally topped with Green Tea Ice cream. Not too bad but I don't quite like da idea of putting Corn flakes inside cause it's superbly tiring to chew all of them, really! I do hope that there were no Corn flakes inside then it's one perfect Macha Parfait! ;)
Da whole dinner didn't cost us a lot, da bill came less than RM 100 and that's with one bottle of house Japanese Sake, so it's really good food and good price over here at Sushi Zanmai :) No doubt, I will return for more! :D