Sunday, December 28, 2014

Japanese Modern Teppanyaki @ Kazoku-Ai, 3rd Mile Square Old Klang Road

It's so convenient nowadays to find out new eateries or newly opened places of interest around us via the social media. And thus, through Facebook and blog entries, my mum found this new modern teppanyaki restaurant near our home.

Kazoku-Ai, a teppanyaki concept restaurant, in 3rd Mile Square, Old Klang Road. At one glance, you will be attracted by two Vespa scooters parked outside the entrance, which cost as much as a car.

The three of us, ordered the current promotional dinner set Kazoku-Ai Neptune Family Meal (RM190+) which consists of 9 courses plus green tea. It was all seafood items, but we wanted to try their beef, at first it wasn't allowed but the very friendly partners of the restaurant gave us the choice of removing the teppanyaki scallops course and switch in the normal teppanyaki beef sirloin. That was great!

They have individual set meals for lunch and dinner you can choose one of the two family meals or a la carte. One of the partners, Mr Ming was very very friendly and told us the restaurant is still coping to run better for the customers and definitely, the freshness of the seafood and the cleanliness of the toilet (lol) are their main objectives. Freshness guaranteed.

First course: Burdock Salad, it comes with a spicy Kimuchi dressing, but if you don't fancy a spicy dressing, you can request for their Goma (sesame) dressing.

 2nd Course: Teppanyaki Sirloin Beef with garlic and wasabi.

 3rd course: Seafood Combination Teppanyaki (oysters, prawn, scallops, salmon). This was good. Seriously, freshness guaranteed. The oysters' juice oozes in ur mouth and the scallops are doink doink!

4th Course: Fresh salmon sashimi. One of the partners mentioned that when the salmon came, it was still alive and they slaughter it themselves! Plus, the teppanyaki salmon is the same fish as this salmon sashimi. So the teppanyaki salmon is sashimi grade salmon, woah...

5th Course: their signature - Spaghetti Mentaiko. Kinda dry, and a lil' spicy, it's like stir fried spaghetti with mentaiko powder, tastes not bad.

 6th Course: Saba Shio (Mackerel) fish

7th Course: Garlic Fried Rice. 8th Course: Sorry i missed out on the Miso Soup.

9th Course: Also one of their signature: Warm Choc Mud Cake with vanilla ice cream. Too sweet for my liking but they said it's their best seller so you ought to give it a try.

Mr Ming also highly recommend their sake brand, Tatenokawa 楯野川. Well I'm not a sake expert so according to him, it is one of the best selling sake in Japan, and only 30 odd restaurants or retails in Malaysia hold this  brand. He has a couple of bottles of the noble ones, which is like worth thousands per bottle. His statistics are too good I can't remember the numbers lol. He mentioned that this sake is super, super smooth and they even have sparkling sake like champagnes. Ought to give it a try next time.

Overall, a great dining experience, it gets a little smoky inside, so you can choose to sit outside if you don't want to get all that smell in your hair and shirt. Taste wise, it's really really fresh and cheers for the Tatenokawa sake! Have fun!

3A-G, 3rd Mile Square,
151, Old Klang Road,
3 1/2 Batu, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-79831919