MAIU : Worthy Ala-Carte Japanese BuffetSaturday, March 16, 2013
This is by far the most MONEY VALUE Japanese Ala-Carte Japanese Buffet I’ve ever had!! For only RM 43.80 ++ you get to order sashimi, sushi, gohanmono, udon, ramen, hand roll, heck all the Japanese Food as much as you want!! Best is Ala Carte, means prepared on order!! Everything come fresh right after cooked
The restaurant is spacious and there is table to fit huge family group. Dimmed lighting and comfortable seats!
Shall we begin the gastronomy journey with Appetizer?
Edamame, also known as soy beans. Boiled to the perfect level of softness! Great for starters!
The must order Itako Kyuli in every Japanese meal wasn’t too good here. The size were small and not as plump and fat as other Japanese restaurant.
Age Dashi Tofu was soft and silky smooth. Deep fried tofu steeped in a sweet sauce made from Fish Stock (Dashi) and garnished with a Bonito & Seaweed Flakes will ensure a mouthful of superb taste and texture!!
Potato Salad were another great plate to begin the buffet with!! Smooth and mushy texture with cubes of potato to bite along!! A great starter!
The star of every Japanese Meal must go to the Sashimi!! You can order as many as you can finish!!! Get your tummy ready for this raw slice of fresh cut Sashimi! For this price I think the quality and freshness of the Sashimi is deliciously sweet!! However, I would not mind to pay a lil more for a top notch Sashimi like those in Tatsu, KL.
The Red Tuna wasn’t too fresh, you might want to skip this and order more Salmon & White Tuna.
Hand Roll wrapped ingredient neatly beneath a piece of seaweed. Well these handroll is alright not memorable!
Nigri Sushi doesn’t come on the belt here…Jus tick on the paper and they will be served on your table.
Looking at the colour you know this taste delightful!!!
Maki Mono is my favourite in Maiu especially the Soft Shell Crab Maki. Right after deep frying, the soft shell crab is place inside the rice roll that later top with mayonnaise and Ebiko.
Salmon Mayo Maki is good too but we love the Soft Shell Crab more due to it’s crunchiness!
Kushi Yaki – BBQ stick wasn’t delectable…I don’t like the chicken as they have those frozen meat after taste. While the best is rather tough to bite on.
Saba Shioyaki & Salmon Head Shioyaki is a must order!!! It’s fresh, crunchy, smoky and yummy!
As the Soft Shell Crab maki taste so good so taste the Soft Shell Crab by itself!!
Chicken Gyoza taste wise was alright but the meat was tad bit too dry.
Sukiyaki my all time favourite was a disappointment. It does not come boiling and I like to cook the beef myself but at Maiu, it came cooked in the pot. The Sukiyaki broth was diluted in taste.
Chawan Mushi isn’t very soft. The ingredient is alright.
Special Mushroom Soup is very similar taste to Sukiyaki, only broth was a lil more salty then sweet. Nothing special though!
The last that I insist to order was Nebeyaki Udon just for the sake of trying though my tummy is stuffed!! Woah, taste surprisingly good!!! Especially the egg yolk texture, not too raw nor too cooked…The texture is very similar to Mochi! Udon is cooked to Al-Dente and broth is sweet!!! Prawn Tempura was fresh and still remain a little crunchy even was sink inside the broth for quite some time! YUMS!!
Come to the final dish of our buffet which is the Chocolate & Green Tea Ice cream. Both taste was not too intense. Just a dessert to complete the meal.
I think this is a good place to satisfy your Japanese Food craving with affordable price and unlimited supply. Generally most of the food taste on par with Sushi Zanmai and Sakae Sushi. However, do not compare with high end Japanese food because the price you going to pay for will be double the price of Maiu so does the quality! At least it is more worthy than going to Sushi Zanmai or Sakae Sushi where you only get to order a few dishes with the same amount of money.
Maiu Japanese Restaurant
Jalan PJU 8/5D,
Bandar Damansara Perdana Petaling Jaya,
47820 Selangor, Malaysia.
Business Hour: Lunch (11.30 p.m – 2.30 pm) Dinner ( 6.00 p.m – 10.30 p.m)
They also have branch in Sri Petaling. Check it out!
No.39-1 G/FLR, Jalan Radin Anum 2,
Bandar Baru Seri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Price: 9/10 (Value for money)
Facility: 6/10 (No Wifi connection, parking is easy though)
Ambient Environment: 7/10 (Comfortable seat and warm lighting)
Service: 8/10 (quick response and friendly smile)