Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sushi Zanmai at The Gardens, Midvalley

Just having found out from Bernsy that there is another seemingly yummylicious Japanese foodie restaurant in The Gardens besides our favourite Sushi Zen, the two superheroes and Superhero S's sister, Winnie flew there right away for a smashing dinner time! Haha. *drools..*

And since we're all not entirely familiar with The Gardens, it took us a wee bit time to locate our Sushi Zanmai's hideout. O...where art thou??




With some luck, we somehow found ourselves walking straight towards it. Located just next to the Borders bookshop, Sushi Zanmai really has very classy decorations. And mind you, this place is entirely packed even on a weekday! Must be really not bad woh... :p

We found ourselves a nice, comfy seat at the back corner of the restaurant. As we passed by the other tables while making our way into our seat, we couldn't help but notice all the super delicious foodie on other people's tables. WOW... Cannot wait to try the food here!! Haha. *grins*




Very nice ambience, perfectly set up with chic lightings and super comfy sofa seats. So comfy that our butts got superglued the instant we sat on it. The menu was ridiculously extensive. So many things!!! Which to order? And then there's also the foodie on the conveyor belt! OMG. *starts to panic!* Haha.




In the end, all of us settled for our favourite orders and chatted happily while waiting for the yummylicious food. You can actually see the chefs in action behind a transparent glass over at the right hand corner when entering the restaurant. Cool woh... Haha. But we were all too engrossed with chatting and helping ourselves to the unlimited supply of refreshing Green Tea that the waiter kept refilling for us. More, please...




The food came pretty fast really, and the first order to grace our table was the Kanimayo sushi, in other words, Crabmeat Mayonnaise Rolls priced at RM4.80!! We ordered this so that we can make a fair comparison with our favourite Sushi Zen's offering. And surprise surprise...hate to say this but the ones here are....




BETTER woh!! OMG...?! Both are equally enticing to eat, very delicious, very fresh and almost has the same presentation and taste. But...but... the ones here at Sushi Zanmai has this slightly unique burst of coldness when you eat it. OH... I love it love it love it LOVE IT!




And then came Superhero S's Chicken Katsu Udon priced at RM8.80, which is really a bowl of Udon with seaweed and Fried Chicken Chop with salad. Haha. Fantastic! Very big portion of the chicky and I couldn't finish it alone. Had to give away half of it to Superhero W. Haha. Very nice combi really, and love the super crispy fried chicken. Superb ah!



Next was Winnie's Beef Udon.




She added lots of chilli flakes into it because she said it makes the dish taste better. And I tried a mouthful of the Beef Udon and it was very delicious indeed! The beef were layered thinly but the serving was relatively large for a medium order. Good...




Superhero W's large Ebidon, which was sticky rice topped with an extremely large portion of Tempura with Egg. There were like 4-5 big big tempuras on his bowl. So worth it! Priced at RM15.80, I'm sure Superhero W had a nice fulfilling meal that night...

And just when you think that's about it...there's actually MORE!!




Agedashi Tofu, very very smooth and it comes along with a sauce that tasted like Miso soup or something.

And loads of Sushi....!




Salmon Ikura, Chuka Iidako, Inari, Tamago and Salmon -- all in pairs! Haha. Yeah, one for you and one for me... *super grin*

All in all, the bill came to us at RM76. Very worth it! Will definitely make our way back here all thanks to the excellent food, top service (thanks for refilling our tea over and over and....again!), and cool ambience. Simply fantastic! And it wasn't the end of the night just yet... But we'll leave that for our next post, ok? :p

Oh and when we googled Sushi Zanmai the other day, we found out that KY has also previously written about the Sushi Zanmai at Sunway Pyramid. Go check it out!

P/S: We apologize for the yellowish texture to all our photos here. Haha. The dim, romantic lighting there wasn't helping our low-end camera phone. :p

7 comments:

erizabesu said...

hi,

sushi zen and sushi zanmai is actually under the same management :) i was smittened by sushi zanmai's food too! so yummy-licious :)

http://www.supersushi.com.my/


YozoraNiteSky said...

waaahh.. the place and the food looks very impressive.. thanks to my fav superheroes.. i have more japanese food choices..yippeeeeee


twosuperheroes said...

hey erizabesu, really?! We didn't know that sushi zen and sushi zanmai are under the same management. No wonder like got this deja-vu feeling when we were there! Haha. :p

Yeah Y...you should go try it out! In fact maybe next time we can go makan together-gether there huh?! Hhahah.. :p


YozoraNiteSky said...

wah.. i like that suggestion very much.. :)


twosuperheroes said...

Haha...we no prob wan...just need to arrange time and date with our dear Y only! :p


Bernsy said...

was their food really very expensive ?

Actually good jap food does not come cheap , because it costs a bomb to fly in fresh ingredients...


twosuperheroes said...

The price is kinda standard really... Just the kind of price you'd be expected to pay for quality Japanese foodie. But this place certainly remains one of our favourite Jap restaurants to date! Haha.. :p