Kaiseki style menu @ Ishin Japanese Dining

March 20, 2018

Are you looking for an authentic Japanese cuisine in KL area? 
Ishin Japanese Dining located at Old Klang Road is still one of my favourite mid-range Japanese restaurant, I have been there several times and i always satisfied with the quality of the meals, which met my expectations.
* Check out my previous review HERE
Recently, I've tried the Kaiseki style menu (懐石料理) at Ishin Japanese Dining. 
What is Kaiseki style menu (懐石料理)? 
It is known as the most expensive type of traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Each kaiseki meal is the creation of a master chef, kaiseki chefs have considerable freedom in order to highlight regional and seasonal delicacies and personal style.
My Kaiseki style menu is cost RM520 nett per pax, let's see what is in the menu. 
     | APPERTIZER |     
 A trio of appetisers with Amera Fruit Tomato with Wasabi dressing, Tara Shirako Ponzu (Cod milt) and Double Boiled Shiro Baigai (Japanese Ivory Shell), I come at the right time as these items are just in season now. 
Double Boiled Shiro Baigai
 Tara Shirako 白子 (Cod milt) Ponzu is the sperm sac of Cod fish that cooked with citrus sauce. The texture taste like cream cheese, melts smoothly in the mouth with slightly savoury and sweet while citrus sauce added a little bit of freshness. 
     | SASHIMI |     
 Following by the sashimi platter, 3 types of sashimi that served on the beautiful plate which is Shima Aji (Striped Jack), Aburi Salmon Belly (Seared Salmon Belly) and Botan Ebi (Botan Shrimp). 
Ishin's sashimi spread is well-known for its freshness and high quality standard, I wipe it out in a minute because every freshly-cut sashimi are so fresh and delicious! 
     | GRILLED DISH |     
Delight with Kinki Shioyaki, the salt-grilled Thornyhead come with the crispy outer while keeping the inner part tender and juicy. 
     | DEEP FRIED DISH |     
Tempura has never tasted so good! I had Awabi (abalone) Tempura and Vege, lightly battered and fried to crispy perfection, served with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and Tentsuyu sauce to create a perfect balance of flavors.
     | STEAMED DISH |     
This is another delicacy not to be missed, Tairagai Yanagawa Style is a Japanese pen shell clam cooked in Yanagawa style. 
It looks similar to scallop but with the firmer and crunchier white meat. This is indeed a unique steamed dish as this is a seasonal item, the broth is thick and pack with flavour.
     | GRILLED STONE DISH |     
Moving on from the steamed dish, I got the Miyazaki Saikoro Steak. The medium rare Miyazaki wagyu grilled until medium rare and served on the stone. The snowflake-liked fat is evenly distributed, so tender and great dense meat taste that burst in my mouth. This is the highlight of the meal! 
     | MAIN |     
While the Miyazaki Saikoro Steak was heavenly tasty, it was the Uni that really ignited my senses. My main course is Tororo Konnyaku Zaru Soba. The Uni (sea urchin) served on a bed of Zaru Soba, there is nothing too fishy for the Uni, it taste like the sea and sweet. 
     | DESSERT |     
End my Kaiseki dinner with a piece of Japanese Musk Melon served on ice. This Japanese Musk Melon enjoys the highest grade in melons, due to its rich fragrance, which diffuses from its rind and vine, so called “Musk Melon”. I'm so addicted with its sweet and juicy taste! 
I had a true Japanese gastronomic experience at here, from their top-notch ingredients to their services, Ishin is worth to visit if you don't mind to dip deeper into your pocket.
ISHIN Japanese Dining
No. 202, Persiaran Kelang Off 3 3/4,
Jalan Kelang Lama, 58000 KL.
Business hours: 12pm- 3pm  |  6pm-1am (kitchen closes at 10pm)
Tel: +603 7980 8228
Website: www.ishin.my

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