Kurata Japanese Restaurant @ Park Royal, KL Review

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I have tried many Japanese restaurant but it’s my first time trying fine dining Japanese Restaurant. I am happy to experience a new authentic Japanese Restaurant, I can eat Japanese food everyday. Kurata, a fine dining Japanese Restaurant that serves authentic Japanese cuisines as how it is traditionally served in Japan. When Cassandra, came to Malaysia in July 2014 she discovered that there were no restaurants that served authentic Edomae style sushi, Seafood Shabu-Shabu, Tempura or Sukiyaki. Kurata aim is to spread an accurate food culture of Japan with uncompromising  pursuit of perfection.

What differs Kurata from other Japanese Restaurant is that the restaurant is oversee by Japanese Chefs and managed by Japanese Manager so authenticity of the food will not be compromise.

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Another point is you don’t have worry about eating unhealthy food filled with additives and flavouring, at Kurata all food served are free from additives, preserved ingredients and lard. That being said, all soups are prepared using fresh ingredients from scratch and all seafood are carefully selected and imported from the first-rate fish markets from Kyushu, Hokkaido and Tsukiji.

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Their signature Edomae style sushi is a must order when you visit Kurata. It features fresh raw fish, and cooked rice which is seasoned with vinegar.

image Al a cart Sushi 8 Pieces “Suzu”,  RM 110
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I only tried the Scallop Sushi which is so so fresh, freshness that I have not taste before. The sweetness of the scallop with the soft cooked rice when put in mouth is way too delicious beyond words can describe BUT they put wasabi on all their sushi which kill my appetite. I am not a wasabi fan, in fact I do not take wasabi at all. I would think it will be great if the staff ask the diner if they want it with wasabi. The chef explain that the raw seafood goes well with the wasabi thus they put it in every sushi but I find it taste best without wasabi for me. According to the rest blogger that present today they mentioned the raw fish is exceptionally fresh and the wasabi is very unique as it is imported all the way from Japan. Oh remember to visit them on Tuesday Wednesday or Friday as the freshest seafood are delivered to their restaurant on these two days.

Thank god there the Tamago  is without wasabi because it is not raw fish. I must say their Tamago is really unique and delicious. The best I have tried so far! The sweetness of the tamago is so unique that I have tried anything like this before.

image Tamago & Negitoro maki (Minced Fatty Tuna)
Then we had Seafood Shabu Shabu, that comes with Angle shrimp, King Crab, Snow Crab and vegetables. Since this is fine dining restaurant, the staff will help to cook the food and serve to you once it is cook. Thus, the seafood is cooked to perfection. No need to worry on overcook which tend to happens when one is busy eating. Similar to the sushi, the seafood is very fresh and thus the soup is filled the sweetness from the seafood. The soup stock are entirely made with vegetable paste, I was surprise when i heard that. It taste as sweet as the soup boiled using meat or bones.

image Ala cart Seafood Shabu Shabu, RM 155 ( for 2 person)
I find the broth slightly darker than the other shabu shabu I tried before and this one definitely more flavourful. The angle shrimp are so juicy and bouncy! Delicious!

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We then proceed to the dessert. We first start with Earl Grey Crème Brûlée, a little disappointing I feel.

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and then this delicious and crusty cinnamon crust Cheese Cake with brown sugar. I love this combination and for the first time I find the cinnamon taste good because I am not a cinnamon lover…. Lemon sorbet has a sharp citrus taste that I like. Refreshing and great dessert after a full meal.

clip_image001Cheese Cake with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Crust, RM24 & Lemon Sorbet
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We also had a chance to sample the Matcha Ice Cream, it was quite smooth but nothing too impressive.

imageMatch Ice Cream, RM12
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So if you want to try a fine dining Japanese Restaurant can consider dropping by Kurata. Got to go for now bye bye…

For full menu visit here: http://www.kuratajapanesedining.com/#!menu/c4wm

Kurata Japanese Fine Dining (Next to Chatz Brasserie, walk into Chatz then turn to right hand side)
Lower Ground Level
PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +603-2110 0226
Website:
www.kuratajapanesedining.com
Operation Hours:
Lunch: 12noon - 2pm daily
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm daily


This food tasting session was organised by HungryGoWhere Malaysia – Discover, Eat, Share today!

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