Take your time to peruse the menu on a lazy Sunday afternoon, place your order and wait for the food to be served. Some of the fresh food like sashimi were promptly served upon placing order but other hot food like tempura and yakitori took forever to come. Imagine a fully booked Japanese restaurant.FYI, all the food featured in this post were walloped by 2 kiasu gluttons only.
1) Hotate sushi
One obese scallop which is heavenly fresh and juicy. Should have ordered more.
2) Assorted Sushi Plater (soft shell crab roll, prawn tempura roll, cucumber maki, spicy salmon roll & futomaki)
This is one whole plate of goodness. I luv the gigantic soft shell crab roll with crunchy bits of crab rolled inside. But do take note that the serving of the sushi plater is way too generous for 2 people.
3) Assorted Sashimi
Came with the obligatory salmon, tuna, white meat fish, cuttlefish and octopus. Too bad the menu doesn't offer my fave white tuna, okay that saved me from mercury overdose.
Still can't get enough of that, we had another plate of tuna and white meat fish.
4) Spicy baby octopus
This is from the starter selection. Oh poor baby octopus, I didn't try that. All walloped by char siew bao.
5) Grilled mackerel
My fave grilled fish. Not bad.
This looked really sad and disappointed. Lack crispiness too.
7) Buddock-simmer (with unagi)
The unagi is simmered in salty broth with egg and fried onions. Great to go with rice as they were too salty to be eaten alone.
8) Assorted yakitori.
(Chicken & mushroom skewer and grilled pregnant fish)
Yar yar, we like to have more varities of food so everything comes assorted :P
Time for more carbs...
9) Garlic fried rice
It tasted more like normal chinese fried rice. Nah, can't complain too much, we just want to have rice.
10) Cold Udon & Cold Soba
And for desserts...
11) Green tea ice cream
This is the best of the lot, very refreshing with strong aromatic green tea flavour. We had 4 scoops of this. The waiter did give us a strange look :p Can't we have more ice cream?
All in all, the buffet brunch was enjoyable though there were some disappointing dishes which we suspected that the buffet is used for clearing food storage for the whole week (read from Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential") but I would still recommend this place for japanese food lovers.
My previous visit:
Rakuzen, Hartamas Shopping Centre