Continuing my craze for Japanese food, here's an unusual Japanese restaurant which does not serve any green tea. This place is part of the same group who run Sugimoto and Nonbei at Desa Sri Hartamas. While Sugimoto serves conventional Japanese favourites, Nonbei serves non halal izakaya items and this particular outlet, Akane serves Yoshoku food or what the restaurant terms as Tokyo dining. It's actually the Japanese interpretation of western dishes so you will see old favourites. Expect to find items like curry rice, doria (baked rice), omelette rice (which kinda reminds me of nasi pattaya), korokke (potato croquettes), pasta dishes and hamburgers.
Unlike other Japanese places, the interiors are all modern and dark. I've got a particular fondness for Mentaiko Spaghetti, something you don't often see on the menus of Japanese restaurants hence that was my immediate order. It was really good stuff - al dente spaghetti tossed in the salty cod roe with slivers of cuttlefish and nori flakes.
Splashie Boy had to have the Japanese Hamburger, also his favourite. You get a choice of sauces, a wafu one or the demi glace which he chose. The demi glace sauce was slightly salty but the burger was really good as it was filled with tender minced meat. It tasted as good as our usual Hamburger we get from Isetan.
Prices here are around RM20 to RM30 for the items. When we dined here, we didn't see any locals as it was occupied with Japanese diners only. Do give it a try if you want something different, just don't expect any sashimi or tempura here.
7-G, Jalan 19/70A
Desa Sri Hartamas
Tel No: 03 - 6201 1677
(Pork Free. Open from noon to 2.30 pm, 6pm to 10.30 pm. Located at the same row as Fong Lye)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Japanese Food + Mentaiko Spaghetti + Hamburger