Returning to Makishima for fish & fungi (tastes better than it sounds), crustaceans & chawanmushi, okonomiyaki & more.
Earlier entry on Makishima: June 1, 2014.

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Delicate and Luscious Sashimi

Makishima’s sashimi hits the mark for both variety & freshness, offering delicate lusciousness at every swing of the chopsticks.

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A Medley of Mushrooms

A medley of mushrooms, juicy & earthy, one of the more memorable components of Makishima’s RM130 five-course set menus.

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Assorted Nigiri Sushi

Five pieces of assorted nigiri sushi surfaced at our table; they looked so tempting, we ended up eating four before we realised we hadn’t snapped a shot of them. Oops.

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Lobster Steak

Makishima lists this as lobster steak on its menu (add a RM60 premium on top of the set price), but that plain description scarcely does justice to this mouthwatering marvel, ravishingly presented.

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Japanese Savoury Pancakes

We’re not the most avid admirers of Japanese savoury pancakes, but Makishima’s rendition is serviceable; better than most & not too stodgy or starchy, but probably not the marquee attraction here.

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Chwanmushi, Miso Soup and Ice Cream

The remaining courses turn out to be a study in the simple satisfaction supplied by Japanese standards, from chawanmushi …

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… to tofu-filled classic miso soup, expertly executed to evoke umami notes instead of sheer saltiness …

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… rounded out by the familiar sight of green tea & black sesame ice cream with azuki bean paste.

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Macabeo White Wine

Macabeo white wine provides evidence that Spanish creations can coexist harmoniously with Japanese ones.

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Merlot-Tempranillo, Shochu, Asahi and Sapporo

Merlot-Tempranillo & shochu are available by the glass, as are Asahi & Sapporo beer by the bottle.

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Location and Contact Details

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Makishima Japanese Restaurant

Level 2, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail

Tel: 03 2725 8084

View Makishima Japanese Restaurant’s directory page here.

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