Mizu Japanese Fine Dining - This was a celebration dinner:
i) We had 2 birthdays
ii) We were about to go for Black and Bling!
iii) It was a Friday nite ... TGiF!
Add: C-2-1, TTDI Plaza, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL.
Tel: +603 7728 6498 (I stand corrected, sorry for the mistake before - Jules, 1st Jan '08)
This is a newly opened establishment, all of 3 months young now.
They have a BV branch as well ... F6, First Floor, Bangsar Village1, Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru.
Interesting starter ... was it eggplant/brinjal? Perhaps!
Great sushi, I reckon the soft-shell crab and the salmon skin ones were some of the best I had EVER tasted! Endee had the interesting sea-urchin aka 'uni'.
Items we had ... Mizu Maki ($35), Soft Shell Crab Maki ($25), Salmon Skin Maki ($20), and ... Uni Sushi ($20 each x 2 = $40).
" Uni (oo-nee) is the Japanese name for the edible part of the Sea Urchin. While colloquially referred to as the roe (eggs), uni is actually the animal's gonads (which produce the milt and roe, sea urchins being hermaphrodites). Uni ranges in color from rich gold to light yellow, and has a creamy consistency that some love and is off-putting to others. It is nevertheless one sushi item that is in incredible demand around the world, which is reflected in its price. Sea Urchins are a rare treat for those who acquire a taste. Uni has a light, sweet, and somewhat fecund flavor. "
Other more 'standard' items we tried included 3 'mugs' (yes, they serve it in mugs) chawanmushi, mixed tempura and unagi-temaki.
Items we had ... Chawan Mushi ($10 x 3 = $30), Tempura Moriawase ($36). And, Umaki Tamago ($30).
Voila! Time for the mains ...
Piece de resistance ... the Foie Grais Fried Rice which I had ... incredible!
The gals chose the seafood fried rice and garlic fried rice, which were really tasty and full of 'fire' (powerful wok!) as well. Endee's Cha Soba was goooooood!
Items we had ... Seafood Fried Rice ($15 x 2 = $30), Garlic Fried Rice ($10), Foie Gras Fried Rice ($32). The Cha Soba was $22.
Other mains ... Chicken in teriyaki sauce, Beef and Salmon as well. All were excellent!
Items we had ... Beef Teriyaki ($48), Tori Teriyaki ($25), Grilled Salmon ($25).
Slurp! Couldn't leave without desserts ... Black sesame ice cream and Ocha (Green tea) ice cream. Hmm, interesting, they didn't charge us for the green tea, that's a nice touch!
Items we had ... Macha Ice Cream ($8), and Kurogoma Ice Cream ($8).
The meal for the 7 of us came up to just under 490 ringgit, good value considering it was a private room, great service and excellent food. Best japanese in town so far? Quite possibly!