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October 3, 2012

Fu-Rin Japanese Restaurant

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Tuna Belly

During my weekend stay at Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur, I also dined at Fu-Rin Japanese Restaurant, twice. Once for the ala carte dinner and buffet dinner the following day. I’ve dined at Fu-Rin a few times prior to this, so I knew the food was going to good.

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California Maki

To start, we had the California Maki (RM16), a classic handroll with crabstick, salmon, cucumber, fish roe and mayonnaise. It was good, because they didn’t stinge on the ingredients. Kaisen Sarada (RM30) was highly recommended by the manager, and rightly so.

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Kaisen Sarada

If all salads taste like this, I would choose salad over meat when I eat out. Ok maybe not. But I would order this salad to go with my meat dish. The sesame dressing was creamy yet light, while the seafood comprising sashimi and crab was fresh, sweet and delicious.

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Topped with sesame dressing

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Sashimi Moriawase

We loved the Sashimi Moriawase (RM205). They get their fishes and seafood in every Friday and Tuesday, and lucky us for dining there on Friday. The tuna belly (chutoro) was thickly cut and tender with a buttery finish. I especially enjoyed the scallops and salmon. Even the prawns were sweet and the head was then used to sweeten my miso soup.

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Miso soup with prawn head

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Tofu Steaki

I didn’t care much for the Tofu Steaki (RM26) – beancurd with mixed mushrooms on hot plate. rif ordered this because he liked the sound of ‘to-fu steak-i’. :roll: Fu-Rin’s garlic fried rice (RM12) was one of the best I’ve tasted. The rice grains were separated, fluffy and full of garlicky goodness.

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Garlic fried rice

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Wagyu Teppanyaki

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Tender, juicy perfection

We also had the Wagyu Teppanyaki, cooked medium rare. Lovely! The meat was well seared and cooked to juicy perfection. If you love oysters, order the Kaki Furai (RM45) at Fu-Rin. They do it best so far. So moreish. Good thing rif isn’t a fan of this, for it pains me to have to part with more than a piece.

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Kaki Furai

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Dessert was simply wasabi and green tea ice cream with mocha. The green tea ice cream was good as usual, but it was the wasabi ice cream that won me over. It was hardly pungent. The wasabi flavour was only apparent towards the end of the tongue. I must have this again.

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Wasabi & green tea ice cream with mochi

Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 7.5/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: If you love sashimi, make sure you head over on Friday or Tuesday. Or for a satisfying feast, check out Fu-Rin’s weekend buffet lunch and dinner.

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Fu-Rin Japanese Restaurant
Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie,
No. 1, Jalan Usahawan U1/8,
Seksyen U1, Shah Alam,
40250 Selangor.
Tel: 03-7802 5288

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12 Responses

  1. ulric

    Gosh…tat Kaisen Sarada looks so colourful! Always had a soft spot for anything with sesame dressing =)

    I can imagine pairing tat Wagyu Teppanyaki with d garlicky Fried Rice…yums! :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      It’s super yummy!! :D

      1. ulric

        Though I much prefer the texture of chutoro compared to otoro…matter of preference lar…hehe =)

        1. Bangsar Babe

          Me too! I like chutoro more. We have cheap tastebuds hahahahahahha!! :P

          1. ulric

            No no no…we have middle-class tastebuds cose it’s chutoro (middle belly)…yahahaha :P

          2. Bangsar Babe

            Rofl! Okok… ;)

  2. Kash

    Nice to see fresh and colorful Japanese food, but it would break a bank!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      The buffet is affordable. Dinner is about RM80 or slightly over, while the lunch buffet is RM63.

  3. love the look of the seafood dishes! all that fish, glistening and smooth and chunky. i think that if paying wasn’t an issue, i’d happily gobble up RM1,000 worth of that sashimi :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha!! You and me both. Now…let’s go find a sugar mama and sugar daddy to fund us. :lol:

  4. I too got attracted to the Sashimi Moriawase. So gorgeous..
    Opps…the prawn looks drowning into the miso soup…hahaha..*Help Help…

    1. Bangsar Babe

      You’ll love the sashimi, since I know you like Japanese food. ;)

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