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MHB Digital’s resident food writer Kelly Siew (who blogs at https://kellysiewcooks.com/) and I recently headed over to Hagi Japanese Cuisine in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, to try one of the restaurant’s three (3) omakase menus.<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Hagi Japanese Cuisine was named after the Japanese fall flower (also known as the Japanese bush clover) that's commonly found in the Japanese countryside. The restaurant aims to evoke the essence of traditional Japanese dining experiences, emphasising on freshness on every platter.
HAGI’s signature dishes are prepared using the finest ingredient delivered directly from the renowned Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo. HAGI offers a variety of pork free omakase menus which start from RM180 going up to RM380 per pax, as well as a variety of a la carte dishes such as salads, appetisers, sashimi, sushi, nigiri, yakimono, shokoji, menrui, mushimono and even wagyu!
Some of Hagi’s signature dishes include:
‘Unagi Hitsumabushi’ – A spin-off from the traditional grilled eel rice bowl, this classic specialty dish from Nagoya has a distinct 3-way eating procedure.
‘Hagi Hiyashi Somen’ – Hagi’s signature somen noodles is a must-try Japanese summer dish. Topped with sea urchin & salmon roe, the refreshing dish served in a chilled bowl is the go-to to beat the heat on a sunny day.
‘Akazu’ – To round off a wholesome Edo style dining experience, all premium grade short grain rice used in HAGI are seasoned with red vinegar to bring out the full taste, colour and character.
Every dish in HAGI is curated by the Head Chef Yee Fung who has over a decade of Japanese culinary craft experience under his belt. His forte of ‘Moritsuke’ – the art of harmonising space and food on plating, is at the heart of HAGI’s philosophy of serving with ‘pride, passion and perfection’.
The drinks menu includes a variety of Japanese sakes, beers and whiskies.
Hagi Japanese Cuisine is located at:<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">18, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, <br>Taman Tun Dr Ismail, <br>60000 Kuala Lumpur, <br>Malaysia.
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur,
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm and 6pm – 10:30pm
Telephone: +6014-358 9434
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