I was practically famished after my face spa session earlier in the day, and was really looking forward to have a chillaxing dinner in Utara Coffee House, Armada Hotel PJ with my husband and son. They’re having this ‘Simply Japanese’ promo and what perfect timing! Yours truly have been craving for some good Japanese food but did not exactly go around searching for some in my regular Japanese joints. I just can’t be bothered. Some are just too crowded and pretty mediocre in terms of taste and service, but Armada Hotel has never disappoint me so far. 😀
So, that night, my husband and I tried 7 dishes from their Simply Japanese promo while my boy helped himself to the buffet. (kiddo is not exactly a fan of Japanese food). There was Gindara Misoyaki, Namagasaki Moriawase, Kijidon Donburi, Maguro Tempura, Seafood Maki Roll, Seirogohan Zen and Shogayaki.
Gindara Misoyaki (Rm28.00). Marinated cod fish with miso paste was packed with flavours. The meat was juicy and there was no fishy smell whatsoever. I may not be a fish lover, but I wouldn’t mind second or third servings of this.
Namagasaki Moriawase (Rm22.00). Baked oysters with monoshi/motoyaki sauce was all right. My husband, being an oyster lover, loves this to bits. Fresh and infused with flavourful sauce, this dish is not to be missed, but I wouldn’t suggest for those with cholesterol problems to consume these. Oysters are well known to be high in cholesterol.
Kijidon Donburi (Rm26.00). Chicken teriyaki with rice and pickle. I never liked teriyaki chicken dishes. I find the sauce is always too sweet to my liking and the chicken are usually not sufficiently grilled, but this Kijidon Donburi is not sickeningly sweet. It is in fact, it’s a little bit salty and absolutely divine. Instead of being grilled, the chicken was fried to crispy perfection instead before being coated with the special made teriyaki sauce. Highly recommended and quite a favourite of many that night. 😀
Maguro Tempura (RM25.00) Deep fried tuna with basil and layer teriyaki sauce. Again, I’d like to emphasize that I don’t like to eat fish, but seems to me that the chefs in Armada Hotel is fairly determined to make me change my mind on eating fishes. LOL. This deep fried tuna tempura is wonderful to have, and even my fish hater tastebuds agrees with this dish! There’s no fishy smell whatsoever, and one could easily mistook the slice of fish for duck meat or beef. The meat was succulent and juicy and was adeptly fried. It’s worth every penny spent, and I definitely wouldn’t mind a second or third servings of this Maguro Tempura.
Next up was the Seafood Maki Roll (RM24.00). The freshly made sushi rolls with seafood and unagi sauce was perfect for sharing. I love this very much and I kinda wish that my tummy have more rooms for these.
Seirogohan Zen (RM26.00) The Salmon served with steamed rice is something you might want to try if you’re not too adventurous. They’re not overly exotic and fill up the tummy nicely
Last but not least, there’s this Shogayaki (RM26.00). Being a beef lover, I fell in love with this fried beef with ginger sauce the instant I put it in my mouth. It’s served with steamed rice, so if you’re looking for something that’s packed with energy and can fill up a hungry tummy, go ahead and order this one.
Overall,Utara Coffee House Simply Japanese promo offers something that’s not only affordable, but suits my Malaysian tastebuds as well. If you’re fairly new to Japanese food, I guess this can be quite a good bet.
For booking and reservation please contact:
Armada Petaling Jaya
Lot 6, Lorong Utara C, Section 52
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia
Tel : (603) 7954 6888
Fax : (603) 7956 8088
Email: [email protected]