Mission: To respond thoughtfully and responsibly to my experiences of drinking and dining at restaurants with regard to the quality, service, preparation, presentation and overall experience received thereat. The standpoint is one who respects the crafts of the chef and sommelier and who seeks to understand their choices in the kitchen and cellar and grow in knowledge. In this, I will seek to be fair, reasoned, direct and constructive and aim to keep my ego in check on our mutual journeys through the worlds of food and wine.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Kame Sushi - still got class
We found ourselves in Sri Hartamas one lunchtime during the week and Lenglui had the brilliant idea of going to Kame Sushi. We hadn't been since it had moved into new premises (still on the same block but more in the middle and up one floor). We'd also never tried their lunch menu.
Kame Sushi became one of our default Japanese cuisine destinations. Their Omakase menu and their sashimi remain the stuff of foodie legend. Big Tony used to be regular there, though he hasn't mentioned it in recent times. We had many great nights in the old premises with friends, wine and sake. A lot of them with our Dr Gan who rated Kame Sushi among his favourites. He was a regular there for both lunch and dinner, and if he was regular it would have to have been good.
The new layout is similar to the previous with a food bar and wines and spirits on display. There are a couple of private rooms but the main is now an open area with tables for between four and six. They had a range of set lunches available in addition to the a la carte. Lenglui had the Yakizakana set and I opted for the Katsudon set, each with a mug of Green Tea. The Katsudon set was delightful - full lunch with Mizo soup, egg custard and salad and a charming orange slice to finish off. The crispy batter on the Pork cutlet was excellent and the onion omelette on the rice nicely light and fluffy. Lenglui said her fish was a bit rich and fishy, but that was because it was probably mackerel. Dark skinned thing it was and grilled to crunchy crispness.
The total came in at RM58.30 after Service charge and GST, which did not feel too bad for a very decent lunch in pleasant surroundings. There is also reasonably plentiful parking, which is unusual given that it is normally madness trying to find a parking space in this area. Would definitely revisit for lunch and will have to go back to see if the Omakase is as brilliant as it used to be.
Kame Sushi Japanese Restaurant
No 10-1 Jalan 31/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur