01 February, 2016

Edo Ichi Japanese Restaurant @ Bangsar South, feat. Chinese New Year Japanese Yee Sang

I admit I do get bored of traditional Chinese Yee Sang after having many rounds of it. For a change, I have my first prosperity toss of Japanese Yee Sang in 2016, which is exclusively available at Edo Ichi outlets in Bangsar South, Solaris Dutamas and many more. 


If you have not heard of Edo Ichi, it is a popular, mid-range modern Japanese restaurant, emphasizing on low-intensity luxury and high quality imported Japanese ingredients that will certainly not disappoint you. 

It is usually flooded with large corporate crowd during lunch hours, so I'd prefer visiting Edo Ichi for dinner or during weekends where I can sit down and slowly enjoy the Japanese comfort food at its best.

Warmed by wood tones, the interior is absolutely cosy with a focus on true Japanese flair. Each table is separated with wooden panels; for better privacy, Edo Ichi has 4 private rooms (春,夏,秋,冬) named after the 4 seasons of the year.

Some of the exclusively imported Japanese liquors are available here too.

Prosperity Japanese Yee Sang @ RM48++ (2-3pax) / RM88++ (4-5pax)

The house special Yee Sang is an innovative combination of Japanese ingredients (Fresh salmon sashimi, seasoned baby octopus and seaweed) and traditional colorful condiments. But it is the homemade Japanese-style sauce that gives an instant lift to the overall taste. Sweet (not overly so), tangy and refreshing! 

 Konnya Sashimi @ RM65+ (2-3pax) / RM92++ (3-4pax)
Chef's selection of 6 types of assorted raw fish (May vary each day)

What not to be missed here is the freshly imported sashimi from Japan and Norway. Salmon, white tuna, tuna, scallop, prawn and yellowtail are beautifully presented on ice, each served in very thick cut. So juicy and bursting with oceanic freshness! 

After indulging in the bowl of raw goodness, next up are the restaurant's signature hot food items which further exceeds my expectation in terms of portion, creativity and flavours. 

Foie Gras To Nagaimo Steak @ RM52

Sitting on a slab of Japanese yam, the thick and flavourful pan-grilled goose liver is sure to wow your palate! Crisp on the edges, it melts perfectly in the mouth with creamy velvety texture as I sink my teeth into it. The sauce is very savoury, reminding me of teriyaki sauce, and it further accentuates the overall taste of the dish. 

Kaki Mentai Cheese Yaki @ RM25

As for cooked seafood, the grilled oyster is equally well-executed without being overcooked and rubbery. It is generously topped with cod roe cheese paste, but I am surprised that it exudes a strong aroma of Japanese sake that complements well with the seafood and subtle cheesy flavour.

Look at the size of the freshly shucked oyster, so huge right!

Hotate To Kinoko Butter Yaki @ RM28

Moving on is another lip-smacking seafood dish served on a sizzling hot plate. The taste of buttered soy sauce is well-suffused into the pan-grilled scallop and assorted mushroom. A zest of lemon helps balance out the rich flavour well.

 Shoujin Tempura Moriawase @ RM55

Tempura, the classic seafood dish deep-fried into light crisp perfection, remains as the crowd's favourite in Edo Ichi. I appreciate the generous use of fresh king prawn, crabstick, scallop, fish and assorted vegetables in this dish; totally worth every penny! 

 Edo Ichi Pizza @ RM34

First timer must also try the unique pizza which uses sushi rice as the base instead of the usual pizza dough. The beautiful presentation by itself already excites me! It features a crispy, crumb-coated rice base, which is hot and soft inside, with generous toppings of salmon, eel, flying fish roe, onion and spicy sauce. Delicious!

 Mentai Yaki Soba @ RM30 

If you are craving for something more filling, try the stir-fried noodles with cod roe mayonnaise, seafood, chicken and vegetables. It resembles a Japanese version of Italian pasta in white sauce, but with an added twist of Japanese ingredients such as dancing bonito flakes and enoki.

Verdict:
1. Overall, it is a satisfying meal at Edo Ichi. No complaints at all on the taste, portion and ingredients.
2. I notice the extensive use of fresh seafood and premium Japanese fishes here, which is a plus point for seafood lovers!
3. Recommended: Japanese Yee Sang, Foie Gras Steak, Edo Ichi Pizza

Edo Ichi Japanese Restaurant
Unit G-4, Ground Floor,
Nexus, Bangsar South,
No. 7, Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur. 
Contact: +603-2242 2022
Website: www.edoichigroup.com
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