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Wasabi Bistro @ Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

September 7, 2009


Wasabi Bistro is worth hunting out for some creative Japanese cuisine.

The setting is elegant and uncluttered; the service is warm and polished.

Ahi Poke (Hawaiian-style marinated tuna). A bit too salty. Left us thirsty later.

Kumi's No. 1 Special (crab & avocado topped with white fish and baked in a secret sauce). Their signature dish: a gooey blend that's probably as comforting as baby food.

Super California Roll (crab meat, avocado and grilled eel). The kabayaki sauce was kinda overpowering, but we liked the warm, soft combo of ingredients.

Papaya Motoyaki (papaya stuffed with seafood in a mayonnaise-based sauce). A treasure trove of sauteed shrimp, scallops, mushrooms and peppers. Lotsa fun to dig through.

Hawaii Sunrise cocktails (plum wine with soda and crushed ice). There was some kind of light inside the crushed ice that gave the glasses a glowing effect.

Something more traditional: warm sake to wash down the meal.

Wasabi Bistro,
Mandarin Oriental.