Kogetsu Japanese Restaurant Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Words by Caning Jaramillo
Photos by The Yum List
culture and cuisine seem to be a well developed craze for Malaysian taste
buds. As a blogger bouncing around the country looking for great
food to write about, it’s a great pleasure to hear about an outlet that is doing well amongst the now 100s (?) of Japanese restaurants in the country. This time my ears were alerted to Kogetsu Japanese Restaurant
at Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Hotel Kuala Lumpur. It is however open to the public and, the night we dined seemed to be filled with outside guests – possibly residents from the surrounding suburbs.
(RM45). This smooth, sweet rice liquor was a superb
pairing for our first nibble – Salted Stingray with mayonnaise and soy sauce. The chewy strips of fish were addictive and soon the small hill of slices had disappeared.
soy broth. I found it refreshing and would totally recommend it.
of cold sake Tamano Hikari Junmai Ginjyo (RM75 for 300ml) for a better pairing with our upcoming orders of sushi and sashimi. This fruity and semi dry
rice liquor with a medium body was the perfect combination for the
Makimono (hand roll) – Crispy Soft Shell Crab Roll (RM35).
a must try dish – super fluffy, mouth watering and soupy.
Pot (RM27) – was also a winner. A powerful broth served with lemon is to be sipped slowly to appreciate the delicate ocean flavours.
Platter of Seasonal Fish: Toro– tuna belly,
Shake – salmon, Hamachi – yellow tail. This is another must order!
complained and bravely charged on like a true Ninja, never giving up in the cause for good food. From the Yakimono – Grilled Dishes Menu- we tried the River Sweet Fish with
Salt – Ayu Shioyaki (RM40). This whole fish had a very peculiar flavour, and was a tad bitter for my taste.
– Beef Tenderloin Teppanyaki (RM74) with Yakimeshi Garlic Fried Rice – came as an explosion of goodness in my mouth. Boom! So juicy and flavourful, this quickly turned out to be another favourite from Kogestu Japanese Restaurant.
broth. They made my honey happy, and I imagine would be a cheery choice for vegetarians.
filled with red bean paste and wrapped in Sakura (cherry blossom) leaf, was pale
pink in colour and a magnificent ending.
to visit: Spring menu, Beef Tenderloin Teppanyaki, Sashimi Platter of Seasonal Fish, Agedashi Tofu, lake views
Kogetsu Japanese Restaurant
Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS
40150 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan
+6 03 7843 1234
Lunch: 12 noon – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm – 10:pm
Closed on Mondays