Saturday, 9 June 2012

Koya Japanese Restaurant, Bandar Mahkota Cheras

We finally found a Japanese place around the Kajang area worth writing about and one that we can recommend. It’s located at Bandar Mahkota Cheras near the Rotiman bakery (one of our favorite cake shops in South Klang Valley). 

We understand that the cook is Japanese. This was our first visit and we just tried a few items on the menu. First was the ‘tobiko sushi’(RM6), laden with flying fish roe, this had the usual crunchy and fishy taste. Good (sorry no photo as it came out blur).
Next was the soft shell crab and avocado roll (RM15). The soft shell crab was still hot and crunchy and this was balanced by the soft avocado. Bits of sesame seeds and tobiko gave the roll different textures whilst the Japanese mayonnaise gave it some sweetness and creaminess. Very good and recommended.
 Next was the ‘gyoza’ or Japanese dumpling (RM8). I think it was steamed and then finished on the grill. It was a little soft (compared to Chinese dumplings) but the fillings were tasty. Good.
We had the ‘unagi’ set (RM31) which at first look was a little disappointing in terms of the size of the grilled eel serving. However we could not fault the taste. The accompanying ‘chawan mushi’ (egg custard with meat) was soft and silken with a nice slight eggy fragrance. No fault with the ‘miso’ soup either but the rice was not the Japanese variety but a local long grain variety. 

They have quite an extensive menu with the usual Japanese items including sashimi (raw seafood items), agemono (deep fried), yakimono (grilled or pan fried), stewed dishes and noodles. No doubt, enough reasons for us to make return visits in future. Japanese sake is also available.   

Location : No 56, Jalan Temenggung 1/9, SCK 9, Bandar Mahkota Cheras, 43200 Kajang, Selangor
Contact : 03-90198260


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