The decor in the restaurant is simple and organic, which is quite pleasing to the eye. In addition to the printed menu, they also have a handwritten specials’ menu that is carted to our desk prior to ordering. They have a lunch set at RM38 which we didn’t go for, in case it was too much. So we ordered some ala carte items and were pleasantly surprised that they gave us some starters as well.
One of the complimentary starter was this salmon and mushroom dish. Taste wise it was alright, just that it was cold.
Complimentary salad. Fresh and crisp. Even the ebikko was crunchy to bite.
Complimentary cawanmushi with a bit of yuzu rind on the top, which added a light citrus note to the steamed egg.
Our salmon sashimi.
Mentaiko sushi with mayonnaise. This was one of the recommended items and I was expecting something like those creamy mentaiko pastas. And true enough it was very creamy and rich but slightly lacking in the intense flavours of the roe.
Our final dish was the hotate kamameshi or the scallop claypot rice. The rice was very tasty as it was cooked with dashi, shoyu and mirin. The scallops are sauteed before being added to the rice which causes it to be a tad more overcooked than I would have enjoyed. But it was still mouthwateringly good even though I enjoyed the sansai or wild vegetables with the rice most of all. As with all claypot rice, if you don’t fancy it hardening to that crispy layer, be sure to scoop it out quick.
Overall, ambience was quite relaxing and service not bad. I won’t mind returning to try their omakase dinner set.
Terrace at Hock choon
241-N, Lorong Nibong
Off Jalan Ampang