The Eating Group Meet at ENJU

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It was Wednesday that I decided to take an evening rest from my studio and rounded up some foodie friends and headed to ENJU for a Japanese dining experience at Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. I got to say having a meal with a group of foodies can be a lot of fun . . . . we sure did have fun!

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The traffic from Petaling Jaya to Kuala Lumpur was smooth but as we reach the city centre especially bukit bintang area, the traffic was horrible and unimaginable. It took us about 30minutes to get us from Pavilion to the Prince Hotel which is about less than one kilometer. Anyway . . . . . ENJU here we come!!!

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As I arrived I meet the Japanese Master Chef Thomas Lim who is incharged of ENJU. Chef Thomas Lim is a well travel chef who had been to so many places and had many years of stay in Japan as a chef where he learned all his fabulous dishes. I am honored to have meet him and he had already line up a lot of delicious dishes for us to indulge into!

This time the eating group consist of the Kayel welll-known foodie KY, the beautiful and gorgeous Teckiee, the most informed of Kayel events, blogger Joshua Ong, the handsome blogger Kelvin Wet Water, Sid and myself . . . . cool and the true foodies get together!

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I love ENJU, the deco was simple and bright . . . a total modern Japanese deco just like dining in a Japanese home. The place was furnished with lots of japanese influence such as the tatami room, bottles of sake and things that can’t get away were the japanese dining wares . . . . just lovely to desire for, may one day I may have a similar setting at home.

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I could not sit down as I was like a magnet, getting attracted to every corner of Enju . . . was at the sushi bar but in a split second I was already behind the sushi bar counter. My eyes already drooling at the tuna and salmon nori roll . . . so heavenly beautiful with deep striking colours and how can anyone resist of not having them, such a killer, yet a charmer . . . look, look, ain’t that a batch of amazing gorgeous sushi rolls and I was already singing to heaven at that moment . . . I truely needed some warm sake!

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We were sitted, behaving good and getting ourself ready by pulling out all our camera waiting hungrily to capture the awesome food . . . don’t we sound like wolves . . . . lol . . . . here come our first appetizer, very attractive Gindara Tamagoyaki (RM52). I was jumping up and down just like an innocent kid when I saw the Alaskan Black Cod. This was a delicious dish whereby the cod fish was grilled done with egg yolk and cream cheese and served with a fresh vegetables and shoyu . . . . lovely, fragrant and tasted so refreshing.

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Oh this bowl looked so pretty and so the food in it. It was Shirako Dofu (RM28). . . . lovely and what attracted me to this dish was those petite mushroom heads soaked in the shoyu . . . . . looks so beautiful and rustic and the bonito flakes added the colour, making the dish so attractive and wanting. The tofu was slightly deep fried to give the crusty texture and topped with nori, bonito flakes, wasabi and light shoyu. The verdict of this dish was unspeakable delicious . . . . . I just fall for it no matter what, just like my babe!

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Makimono or Shushi Rolls had been a very exciting dish, so full of treasure, so full of texture, awesomely delicious and so fulfilling. The night we had a plate of crispy tempura salmon, mountain yam and nori roll with wasabi shoyu (RM24) which was so inspiring delicious especially when the texture of the mountain yam (crunchy, juicy and refreching) balanced up with the salmon and served in tempura complimented the whole dish, . . . . what a brilliant ideal . . . I just raved about this dish the whole night.

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Have you ever had a papaya dish in a japanese restaurant? I had and I had it at ENJU and it is called Papaya Bakingyaki (RM34) a truely dish that tested my taste bud. Sid said it was something strange but I think it was a fabulous invention . . . . . a truely unique taste of cream cheese in a savoury dish. This is dish consist of seafood , cream cheese and mushroom baked on a hawaiian papaya.

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Is this fugu? Hmmm . . . . . . looks like a pieces of meat jerky to me. Let me check the menu first, it was Fugu Mirin Boshi (RM28) Wow it is fugu . . . . puffer fish . . .. something really exotic to me, never ever try them before and this was my first time tasting it. The puffer fish was grilled with sweet vinegar and with an interesting taste and texture. Truely Joshua said it tasted like meat jerky but I agreed with Teckiee that it had a softer texture and a much superior smoother taste than meat jerky. My verdict, interesting and yummy.

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We were served with a various different of California Handrolls which ENJU is best known for and I do agree. . . . . something simple and yet can taste so amazingly good. The real unique about this handrolls were the various fillings that you can have in them, salmon, tuna, white tuna, avocado, prawn, crab meat stick, cream cheese, tempura soft shell crab, fish roe and many many more . . . all depends on your creativity and desire. (starts from RM25)

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I managed to nibble into the next dish, Tempura Moriawase (RM32), an assorted fried seafood and vegetables which looked so appealing beautiful, deep fried perfetly till golden brown. I managed to chopstick the prawn tempura which was absolutely delicious and wanting more was absolutely impossible as all of it had dissappeared some how . . . must be the WetWetWater and Sid! (hahahaha . . . . I was just kidding)

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We had shshi and sashimi too which I think something that you can’t leave with when you dine in a Japanese restaurant. So came the combination of Shasimi Kirei (assorted sahshimi, 10 pieces) RM95 and Sushi Moriawase Take (8 pieces of handmade sushi and 4 pieces of sushi rolls) RM125. Awesome, awesome I think! Just amazing diving into a platter of real charmer. My verdict, amazing delicious, tested so fresh . . . . fresh scallops over a whole of appealing fish roe were such a class of itself, something I would order and order again . . . Unagi sushi was unspeakable delicious too, just amazing.

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I was so fixed onto the unagi sushi then came a plate of Unagi by itself, wow it was explosive for me, having to eat a whole piece of pure unagi, it was amazing, warm, soft and pure delicious. You should try it too.

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Hahahaha look at me, so tentively listening to what KY was saying about the food . . . . . . . .

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Here came three different type of Sukiyaki, Australian beef, chicken and vegetable. The Sukiyaki was lovely, delicious but the taste was a bit sweet due to the bonito flakes. Overall it was very inviting.

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Teckiee kept raving about this dessert, Goma Ice Cream, a rich black sesame ice cream (RM20). Yes I truely agree, it was awesomely delicious . . . . coming from myself a dessert maker, believe me it was truely awesome. It did give me a lot of inspiration to design some of my up and coming dessert using Goma.

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Look, look a group photo of the eating group at ENJU, Teckiee, KY, Sid, Kelvin, Joshua and myself.

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KY was having fun with this food, just pure indulging . . . . . foodies on a serious mission . . . . . . “Kelvin, who said food blogging is an easy mission!” . . . . . . . . . . It was a great nite out on food eating, the food was amazing and we like to thank the management of Prince Hotel for having us that night.
Just had my wedding cake done today and will be sending it to the wedding reception this evening, will capture the event and post it up soon, just your eyes only . . . . . . Love Sunny Yaw

16 Comments

  • aleta meadowlark
    October 25, 2008 - 9:04 pm | Permalink

    I am so jealous of your sushi platter. Nothing more incredible than sashimi, nagiri and maki all united in one incredible platter.

  • Jean
    October 25, 2008 - 11:04 pm | Permalink

    I love black sesame ice cream!
    The sushi look great too!

  • CUMI & CIKI
    October 26, 2008 - 1:41 am | Permalink

    excellent shots.. sorry we couldn’t make it:)

  • Yi May
    October 26, 2008 - 4:28 am | Permalink

    Cool! Puffer fish! I read it from a those questions book when I was 7, they said only pros know how to cook them! That guy is sure on heck of a master.

    goma is my favorite. Haha

  • Girl Japan
    October 26, 2008 - 5:16 am | Permalink

    Well, this is close to home, eh? I am loving the Japanese/Western Fusion mix going on! Goma.. YUM!

  • Jun
    October 26, 2008 - 5:43 am | Permalink

    gosh, i think i jt stumbled upon sashimi heaven!! but aiyo, rm20 for a scoop of goma ice-cream is a bit the ex leh… ;p

  • ck lam
    October 26, 2008 - 6:26 am | Permalink

    All those food looks so delicious. I really envy you guys…

    I really would like to taste the fugu one day.

  • daphne
    October 26, 2008 - 6:38 am | Permalink

    oh man.. all those jap food… and the ice-cream.and good company! nice!!

  • Little Corner of Mine
    October 26, 2008 - 10:01 am | Permalink

    That’s lots of food! Love all your foodie makan session.

  • veron
    October 26, 2008 - 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Looks delicious! All the pictures are making me hungry!

  • tigerfish
    October 26, 2008 - 7:32 pm | Permalink

    The Makimono looks like ketupat at an instance…till I read it’s mountain yam in there ;p

  • 550ml jar of faith
    October 26, 2008 - 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Goodness! Those sushi rolls are pure works of art! Too delicate to eat – it’s like upsetting some kinda cosmic universal balance!

  • squall
    October 27, 2008 - 12:04 am | Permalink

    OMG~~~so so delicious all the food…
    i must go to eat alot when bac to malaysia~~

  • Nic (KHKL)
    October 27, 2008 - 5:31 pm | Permalink

    great night out! the goma ice cream at RM20? woahhhh….must be rich and aromatic….nicezzzzzz

  • ai wei
    November 8, 2008 - 2:43 am | Permalink

    gosh! Jap cuisine!!!

  • mycookinghut
    November 10, 2008 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a nice restaurant … i love especially the tofu & sushi..

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