Monday, November 12, 2007

Go fine Japanese

The recent G Hotel is home to a few decent restaurants in Penang which offers diversity to the meaning of international cuisine.
One of the gems here is this Japanese restaurant; Miraku which sports a clean and neat dining environment; located on the 1st floor of G Hotel.
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At the entrance, near to the desk, one is greeted with the wide selection of Japanese rice wine and alcoholic beverages on the shelves.
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There is one thing about Japanese restaurant, they are always arranged in a manner that just seems neat and presentable. This is a view of the Teppanyaki corner.
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The dining tables are tucked neatly in corners with partitions to provide privacy to each visiting customer.
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A flaming red menu is a sure thing to attract the attention of customers
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Prices are reasonable and they offer a wide variety of lunch to dinner bento sets to ala cartes such as sushi, temaki, teppanyaki dishes.
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The usual arrangement of the cutlery in Japanese restaurants
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Starting off with a cup of hot green tea is (to me) the most appropriate for any Japanese meal:)
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We were served with the appetizer which was marinated tuna chunks dipped in sweet soy sauce.
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I find this really nice and the tuna were really fresh. The sweet soy sauce was a lighter version of the normal teriyaki or toriyaki sauce and actually added taste to the tuna chunks besides providing the tuna I really loved this fishy appetizer:D

We ordered this Mixed Vegetables (Yasai) as one of our sides. Don't mind me, I am a lover of vegetables and seafood and this is what I always love to order or can eat:D
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For RM10, this was a seriously huge plate of vegetables! I think the portion was even bigger than most Chinese restaurants I have been to for the same price.
The vegetables were an abundance of cabbages, onions, bean sprouts, mushrooms, snow peas, carrots. However, I find this dish slightly oily and it was kinda hard to pick at the vegetables, me being the pickyeater:)

Our lunch bento set; Salmon Shioyaki set (RM25)
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The potato salad in the set.
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Much as I like vegetables, this is one salad I dislike...potatoes are never a friend of mine:p

The salmon fish was served in 2 medium-sized slices.
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The salmon shioyaki was a slightly more dry version as compared to others I have tried before. I find this on the average only as the salmon fish was not exactly tender.

Hot miso soup tasted like any other miso soup
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Chawanmushi; the egg custard which neither of us took.
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This jelly-like dessert actually had a whiff of watermelon scent. It tasted light and cooling:) Definitely something unique.
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I find this restaurant rather pleasant and the ambience is quite nice as well which even gave me the impression a fine dining restaurant for Japanese.
It is worth a try as the food here was pretty reasonably priced to me; however, again, that depends on personal preference as well, right :)

8 comments:

  1. seems like you really love jap food alot! :D

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  2. meiyen, haha...I am surprised myself!! Somehow always end up at Jap restaurant when we had no idea what to eat:p

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  3. Looks like a nice place to dine in. But why didn't you take the chawanmushi?

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  4. Yalor, why not taking the chawanmushi ler?

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  5. sugarbean and celine, hehe...bcoz this pickyeater doesn't really like eggs a lot:p Hehe...

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  6. This post has been an education, thank you.

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  7. That liquor stash is hilarious :)

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  8. Hmmm, hv not gotten a chance to visit them.... I heard their price is kinda expensive right?

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