A few weeks back we visited Zen Japanese Restaurant in Sunway Pyramid after it came highly recommended by a friend, who had been there numerous times for their Sunday all-you-can-eat lunch at only RM52++. That sounded like a good deal to us.
Being a Japanese restaurant, the interior and ambience intrigued me a bit. On entering, the kitchen was on our right, which looked like it belongs to a pub, especially with the dark colors. On our left are the seatings in modern minimalist Japanese style. And where were we seated? Right in the middle on sofas made like moon shaped partitions.
As usual, the mixed sashimi to try out which one taste better before ordering them in bulk. As we were early, the sashimi were cut into thickness just the way we like. The less likeable one was the squid as they're too thin to begin with, and too soft. Freshness was satisfactory. After all, Zen is under the same company as Rakuzen. By the third helping, probably because the number of customers had increased significantly, the sashimi's thickness became a little bit inconsistent.
Chuka Chimni (Seasoned Scallop). Again, nothing to complain, just the way I had expected it to be. For some reason, CS doesn't like the Baby Octopus as he feels the seasoning were different from the usual.
Chawanmushi. Unfortunately, after tasting a really good one in Munakata, Zen's Chawanmushi failed to impress.
Tamagoyaki (Omelette). We love this because they're not too sweet nor oily. Plus, the good presentation certainly mean something.
Prawn Tempura. Prawns are very fresh and the texture is... I think the word 'bouncy' describes it best.
Unagi with great flavour.
Beef Sukiyaki. I wouldn't recommend this as it was too salty and despite being beef sukiyaki, there's only one pitiable piece of beef.
Chili Ika (Seasoned Cuttlefish).
Yakitori (Grilled Chicken). I must be a weirdo, because until today, only Jusco's grilled items can impress me.
Salmon sushi. The taste was just as good as its presentation.
I had came to the conclusion that I would never come to love any Fried Soft Shell Crab, no matter how hard I tried.
A matter that my friend has strongly pin point to us, was to eat as much green tea ice cream as possible because they serve the best in Klang Valley. That was true, because we each had 6 scoops before going home, satisfied that we had made our total bill of RM127.60 worth it.