Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
Whether is it a one-dish wonders or some pap baiting sashimi platter, Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall got it covered with some of the very decent Japanese fare. in fact, this sleek contemporary Japanese restaurant is more than worth your time: the interior are pretty cosy to begin with, the portions are sensible and the flavours were approaching notable. Some things need improvement and sparks of wow factor but hey, who is perfect? Expect rice rolls, and dons, as well as glistening slices of fish, beautifully presented with slivers of vegetables and dainty edible platting decoration to first tempt the eye to stimulate the brain into wanting to eat and taste it.
While service is relaxed enough, there’s some real serious high-end ingredients here. Although the showier elements however, are usually underpinned by excellent fundamentals- the rice dishes. Think a hearty serving of rice beneath a slice of beef blanket and torched before serving, or Beef Sukiyaki (RM 28) with sauteed sliced beef, tofu, onion and onsen on warm and nicely steamed white rice. As well as lava loaded flow of salmon roe, avocado, crab meat, flying fish roe from the Vocano Roll (RM 18 ).
Fancy low carbo? Tako Kimuchi with Mango salsa (RM 25) is a canvas painted with small octopus marinated with kimuchi sauce and spicy mango with edible flowers. I say, what are the octopus doing swimming in the garden? It’s beautiful alright, but I’ve always look at edible flowers a different way- not as a decoration on every dish. The smorgasbord of colours, it was trying way too hard. Loose some unnecessary ingredients, it might just turn out to be brilliant.
Fresh seafood cut aficionados, Premium Zaru Soba (RM 40) is the gold seal of approval. Elegantly presented and marrying well with the chilled buckwhehat noodle with special cold soba sauce, every bite of premium seafood combination is something fancy indeed. But once again, the flowers maybe pushing the boundaries a little.
Hisho Japanese Cuisine fits the usual restaurant of smarter place, better portions and flavours were pretty on the mark too. The perfect location for a business lunch, a romantic evening, or a night out with friends. And while the usual suspects dominate the menu, they made every plate score high for presentation and flavour- demonstrates the kitchen’s ability to walk the tightrope between traditional and innovation.
Hisho Japanese Cuisine is located at
L2-17 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Jalan Damanlela,
Damansara Town Centre, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hour: Daily 11:30am-3pm, 6-10pm
Phone: 03-2011 2666
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