Aoyama Japanese Restaurant Revisit.

Aoyama is a firm favourite with the girls in the office and we have been frequenting this place as one of the girls gets updates on seasonal or special items to try. Most of the time, it’s mostly seasonal fish and we have been eyeing an fugu experience (available during Japanese winters) but to no avail as the blowfish is getting more expensive and scarcer by the day (unless farmed). But one can continue hoping… 😛 But that’s not what this post is about. It’s about something much, much tamer and 100% risk free. Haha.

Now, THIS is the reason we were back at Aoyama over the weekend. A Japanese version of the CNY Yee Sang (鱼生) at RM65. A dish of various ingredients but the pièce de résistance is probably the sashimi parcel that is enough to send any raw fish lover to heaven.

Tossed with the usual crunchy bits and a trio of sesame paste, plum sauce and honey, the end result is truly delectable. I would even go as far to say that this is the best yee sang I have tasted, which is mainly due to the freshness and quantity of the fish slices. And with the extra jellyfish, baby octopus, ebikko roe etc, there’s no way this dish can go wrong. But I’m not sure how long they will be serving this as it’s really a seasonal dish and CNY has ended almost a week now.

Fresh salmon sashimi (RM20/5 slices). Delightful.

Chawan Mushi (RM 8). Smooth and delish.

Crunchy Avo Maki (RM24), a maki roll made with unagi and crunchy tempura bits in the filling. Topped with fresh salmon slices, avocado, spicy mayo and ebikko roe.

Ebi Niniku Yaki (RM21) or grilled prawns topped with special mayo sauce and ebikko roe. Sinful.

Yaki Tori (RM 21), skewers of tender chicken chunks drenched in teriyaki sauce. Love the oomph the sesame seeds added but found this a tad salty.

We were also recommended their special soup (RM16) which is a steamed soup of chunky salmon belly, oysters, mushrooms, leek, tofu and japanese condiments. Very sweet tasting and refreshing, true to the Japanese’ umami flavour requirement. But order this early as it takes a while for the chef to prepare it and the steaming process also requires some waiting time. But the end result is worth it. Try it with the Japanese chilli flakes (Shichimi Togarashi) and be blown away.

The special tempura dish (RM12.50) we had is delightful. Chunks of prawns deep fried with various vegetable sticks, including asparagus spears, pumpkin, yam and japanese cucumber in light batter. Crisp to the bite.

And to end the meal, we decided to have ice-cream. Apart from the usual matcha ice-cream etc, they also serve special variations like wasabi, XO cherry, and this light blu-ish sea salt ice cream. I would recommend the sea salt ice cream as the combination of flavours is rather intriguing. The saltiness is actually quite subtle and quite addictive.

The freshness of the food and constant introduction of new items has continued to add to the popularity of this place. Still safer to make reservations, esp. if you’re coming here for dinner and be sure to get the waitresses to recommend their seasonal items for a more enjoyable dining experience.

Aoyama The Green Room Japanese Restaurant
No. 10, Jalan 27/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03 – 2300 0683

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10 Comments »

  1. gina said

    Fuyoh.. damn ganas looking the lou sang! I want! I want!

  2. Nic (KHKL) said

    ooohhhh, aoyama! the facade looks really classic, if i remember correctly. and am always curious about the food so, thanks for the review! 😉

    i like that pic of the tagged yu shang. a nice wallpaper, i must say.

  3. better invite me when fugu comes around .. 😛

  4. hmmm… have to wait till my wife gives birth first…. have been deprived of Japanese food for so long since she’s pregnant, as she can’t take raw food… I know i know.. can take cooked food.. but where’s the fun without sashimi??

  5. Simon Seow said

    One of the low profile but good Japanese restaurant that not many ppl blog about. Love their seasonal recommendation. Fresh.

  6. J2Kfm said

    so THICK cuts of sashimi! and funny the prawns, tempura and even the salmon belly soup cheaper than the yakitori! LOL.

    sea salt ice cream! very rare seeing an outlet serving those, and XO flavour?!!! intoxicating. will jot this down, as the price is rather reasonable and the selection’s rather good.

  7. vkeong said

    omigod the grilled prawns and yaki tori look so NICE!!

  8. need to go search for this place..sounds damn authentic..

    epicuriousgirl says: erm, i won’t say it’s very authentic ler as some of the items are quite fusion to me, esp. some items with fois gras 😛

  9. AgNes said

    *drools*
    I didn’t even know this place existed until i saw this post kekekek.
    I’m sooooo headed there!

    epicuriousgirl says: the point of this blog exactly – to share new food places. hehe.

  10. Hillary said

    When I was there, the waitress recommended that we try their homemade “Berries Ice-Cream”.

    We ordered it and when it arrived, it turned out to be Bailey’s Ice-Cream!

    epicuriousgirl says: Heh. But it sounds good either wise 🙂

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