Saturday, February 03, 2007

Iketeru, KL Hilton

When work gets me down and I need some comforting, the only way to go is Japanese. I have two favourite restaurants (friends, take note :-P), Zipangu at Shangri-La KL and Iketeru at KL Hilton.

As it turned out, I was working on Thursday (a public holiday) and feeling sorry for myself, and that is how I magically found myself in Iketeru...looking scruffy and woebegone but excited at the prospect of soon savouring comfort food.
Scouring the menu, I zeroed in on happy food...nothing out of the ordinary, nothing exciting, just plain, simple, delicious Japanese food. From unagi kabayaki to sanshina sashimi to ebi tempura to chawan mushi.
Only one dish was not my usual order. Fugu sashimi. I'd read enough about fugu to know that it may be one of the most dangerous meals in the world, but I had faith that I'd live to tell the tale. The fugu fish was sliced very thinly to the point of being semi-transparent and was served with vinegar, finely chopped radish and spring onions. The key is to dip it, very lightly, into the tangy concoction, and not soak it in the vinegar or you'll end up wondering what happened to that expensive slice of fish. I found it very chewy, the texture being a cross between a fish and a squid.
After that lovely meal, I ended that perfect evening watching our Malaysian girls win The Amazing Race Asia, and watching Talha and Nicholl find out that they are not what women want, or at least not what Marina, Nivi, Nadia and Aishah want.

Iketeru at KL Hilton

3 Jalan Stesen Sentral

Kuala Lumpur Sentral

50470 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2264 2264/Fax: 03-2264 2266


boo_licious said...

Yum! I've not eaten here before as we tend to eat at Chynna instead for family dinners. Totally agree that when you have to work on a public holiday, there must be food. That's why when we make outstation trips for work, once done we always look for good food to compensate.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

boo_licious: KL Hilton has some great restaurants, doesn't it? Unfortunately, my pics here don't do justice to the food. Gotta get a new cameraphone (shy to take out the real camera mah)! lol.

Henry Yeo said...

why not use the adobe starter album top smart-fix the photo.

Trust me, the program will brighten up the dullest camera shots.(Mine are taken with a sony k510i)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Thanks for the tip, Henry. I did try fixing it with Picasa, but it didn't help as the picture was very grainy to begin with. I'm amazed that your pics turned out so great under such poor lighting.

Henry Yeo said...

already posted my (2nd) Iketeru visit up now.

I used to use picasa but found it very cumbersome to toggle between all the different settings, compared to Adobe starter album (with it's one click smart-fix option).

If Adobe can't fix it, I will resume Picasa-tweaking on the edited photo.