Kyoto Lab @ Ampang revised

September 21, 2012

Kyoto Lab: Round Two. Earlier entry: June 18, 2012.

Tuna sashimi "nouveau," all dressed up for a salty kick.

Crudo tartare, featuring salmon and avocado, the perfect partnership.

Tuna and mango roll. An acquired taste, but nicely prepared, with a generous stuffing of ripely juicy fruit and pink-seared fish.

Cheesy rice "dango" _ a cross between croquettes and dumplings. Carb-lovers will adore these mushy marvels.

Sesame-grilled scallops. Almost succulent. And almost does count, sometimes.

Beef-wrapped asparagus. Predictably tasty, though not terrifically so.

Beef bacon and cheese, for a savory protein punch.

Hiyashi chuka ramen, served chilled. A wholesome but nevertheless welcome alternative to all the soupy, porky ramen elsewhere in town.

Desserts display a deranged deliciousness: sake-poached pear with green tea ice cream.

Japanese tofu custard, thickly surrounded with butterscotch sauce.

Kyoto Lab's customers can dive downstairs to The Pool for post-dinner cocktails.
Main entry on The Pool: April 4, 2012.

The Fish Bowl (white wine, blackthorn cider, peach liquor, peach-infused tea, fruits and spices).

Skittles Bomb (Red Bull, Cointreau, soda and Skittles candy).

Kyoto Lab,
Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Open for dinner, except Mondays and Tuesdays.