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December 26, 2012

Hanare Sunday Buffet Brunch, The Intermark

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Sake

rif and I enjoyed Hanare’s Sunday Buffet Brunch last year and when we received a newsletter regarding the return of brunch, we had to pay them a visit. There is a promotion which ends this 31st December 2012 – RM148++ for the brunch buffet with free flow of sake and beer.

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Butterfish

It wasn’t the sake and beer than caught my fancy, but the unlimited wagyu ribeye, large scallops and juicy prawns from the teppanyaki counter. Like last year, the spread was simple but quality was apparent, especially in the sashimi, air flown from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo.

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Pretty presentation

The sashimi is sliced upon request and I love how the chef arranged them beautifully on my plate. Fresh, sweet and smooth, I really enjoyed these.

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Fresh from Tsukiji Market

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Chicken Karaage

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Prawn Tempura

You can also order chicken karaage, tempura and agedashi tofu from the counter and they will deliver it to your table. The chicken was a tad salty and tempura batter was thicker than I like it to be. That said, the tofu had a lovely silken texture lightly enhanced by the dashi.

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Agedashi Tofu

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Edamame

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Japanese noodles in fish stock

Other items worth trying were the garlic fried rice and noodles  in fish stock, but remember to leave more stomach space for the teppanyaki. The wagyu ribeye was well marbled and resulted in a delicious, buttery-rich flavour. rif and I really indulged.

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Wagyu ribeye

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Scallops

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Garlic fried rice

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Prawns

Also damn good were the scallops and prawns, seared to brown the edges and seal the tasty juices within. The prawns, coated in cream-like sauce, were insanely addictive. And the scallops were large, juicy and sweet. Despite it being a buffet, Hanare didn’t stinge on the portions and quality was properly maintained.

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Vegetable Teppanyaki

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Chicken

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Salmon

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The dessert selection was limited to fruits and cake, but you can order ice cream through the waiter. Hanare serves a pretty good sesame and green tea ice cream. We managed to finish a small bottle of sake and walked out feeling like a stuffed turkey.

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Freshly shucked oyster

Service was relatively good but I did notice slight preferential treatment (understandable reasons) towards some diners. One was their VIP customer and another was a blogger doing an invited food review. Hanare’s Sunday Buffet Brunch is priced from RM148++ onwards per person.

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Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 7/10 (pork free)
Verdict: Fresh ingredients, quality spread and good value for money.

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Hanare Authentic Japanese Cuisine
Lot G, Ground Floor,
The Intermark
182 Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2164 2133/2164 2633
GPS Coordinates: N 3 09.699 E 101 43.192

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19 Responses

  1. your food is speaking for itself… i’m hungry

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Lol. Me too. And it’s almost lunch time. ;)

  2. We went a couple of Sundays ago… and attached the wagyu like nobody’s biz, LOL! Attacked the gorgeous black sesame icecream too! Oh u mean the blogger who claimed it wasn’t an invited review but actually a SELF-invited one hahh?! tsk tsk

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yes, I plan to attack the wagyu again soon. :D

      Rofl…yeah, that one. :mrgreen:

  3. Ann

    argh! i wish i live in KL to taste all these lovelies!!!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      You can always drop by when you visit KL. Right? :)

  4. ulric

    Good to see tat their latest iteration has more variety compared to before…hehe =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yup. But slightly more only lar.

  5. ooo, gosh, you’re strict with your food ratings! i’d be happily handing hanare an 8/10 or even a nine. maybe after a few carafes of sake, i might even be persuaded to say 10/10! :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Lol! The teppanyaki was a solid 8/10. But I found the appetizers and fried items rather average.

  6. I’m planning to go again soon with my brother who just came back for holiday….. attack the sashimi, Wagyu and prawns!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Woohoo!! Happy attacking. :D

  7. The photos are making me have a Pavlov reaction! :)

    I’m eyeing the butterfish sashimi, always been a fan of that.

    RM 148++ sounds reasonable for the entire spread…especially with sake and beer. ;)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yup, it’s reasonable. Eat 1/2 a dozen oysters, some sashimi and wagyu ribeye and it’s worth it already. :P

  8. Quality definitely something I want for buffet nowadays since I can’t eat much (getting older T_T)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Nonsense! You’re still considered young!!

  9. chan

    Its kampachi, not butterfish for your info babe

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thanks for the correction!

  10. Wow. Tough palate. Have you ever given a place a 9 or a 10?

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