January 8th, 2021
Xenri at Old Klang Road: Restaurant Review
Xenri’s menu contains both hits and misses, but its pleasant setting and efficient staff members make it a reasonable option for Japanese food on Old Klang Road.
Amberjack Sashimi with Organic Apple Dressing
It seems increasingly cliched to splash some sauce on raw fish and dub it “new-age sashimi,” but when it works, it works.
Simmered Yellowtail Jaw
Moist and meaty, with a sweet succulence that made every mouthful a blissful treat. We’d return here simply for this.
Braised Soybean Dumpling
Healthy and well-prepared, but not exactly exciting.
Seared Tuna with Ponzu Sauce
Its pinkness underscored its juiciness.
Salmon & Bean Curd
One of the least sinful recipes possible.
Eel with burdock root. Hot enough to scald our tongues.
Soft Shell Crab Salad
A generous serving, without any hint of excess oil.
Simmered Wagyu beef cheeks.
Perfectly executed, with none of the gaminess that sometimes plagues even premium beef.
Too thickly battered; not the tempura of our dreams.
Unagi Cheese Maki
As generic and uninspired as something at Sakae Sushi.
Nihonsakari Nama Sake & organic-grown La Monte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2008.
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