Fu-Rin Japanese Restaurant
Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
1, Jalan Usahawan U1/8, Seksyen U1, 40250 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 603-7802 5288
FB : Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun
Originated from a Chinese tool called Senfutaku, Fu-Rin was hung in the bamboo forest to tell if things will be good or bad, judging from the wind direction and the sound that it made. It was also said that within hearing range of its booming sound, people will be protected from the disasters and evil spirits.
Located inside the Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, Fu-Rin is one of the nicest elegant Japanese dining spots in Shah Alam area.
Using lots of earth tone with the furniture as well as the wall and flooring, the interior seating at Fu-Rin was warm and welcoming in simplicity Zen concept.
Introducing some of the new items as well as highlight few chef’s specialties from the Fu-Rin’s latest menu, it was truly an unforgettable gastronomical experience to savor a comforting array of Japanese exquisite classics.
Fu-Rin Creamer Maki (RM48 per serving)
Such a messy but this was one of my favorites from the new menu! Assorted seafood, which is the unagi and soft shell crab, rolled in seaweed and sushi rice, then finished with sweet savory Teriyaki sauce and onion-infused mayonnaise cream poured on top the delicious maki. Chef later slightly torched it to make the flavor more outstanding, and sprinkled lots of crispy tempura batter for that extra delightful ‘crunch’ bite. Awesome!
Ebi Tango Furai (RM28 per serving)
Finished with drizzle of wasabi mayo and tobiko placed on top, I like this deep fried breaded prawn meatball that has a crunchy bite at the outer layer, while the filling was fresh and firm in texture.
Sashimi Carparcio Aburi (RM48 per serving)
Lightly seared the thinly sliced fresh fish in carpaccio style, with chopped spring onions and wasabi mayo sauce beautifully garnished on top.
Jumbo Ebi Sushi (RM58 per serving)
Beautifully platted, I was mesmerized by its wonderful presentation! Simple maki rolled with lightly grilled king prawn, the Cheddar cheese added a delightful flavor to it without significant substance, so that diners can still taste and enjoy sweetness of the fresh prawn meat.
Wasabi Beef (RM70 per serving)
One of the recommended chef’s specialties, the medium-well seared thin-sliced sirloins were placed on top a bed of refreshing salad that flavored with wasabi and sesame oil dressing. An enjoyable dish with a nice balance of mixed textures, chef added a small amount of pink peppercorns for that sharp fiery kick of taste.
Kuruma Ebi Chizu Yaki (RM32 per serving)
A simple dish with very straight-forward taste, yet the freshness of tiger prawn will definitely send your taste buds into a world of flavorful hearty goodness, especially it was grilled till my favorite soft melted cheese fully covered the succulent meat, so irresistible!
Pan Furai Wafu Toriyako (RM28 per serving)
The flavorful chicken thigh was marinated for a minimum of 2 hours with chef’s special recipe before pan fried it till perfection moist and tender. Served together with Fu-Rin’s own tartar sauce that mixed together the pickles and shichimi togarashi, a Japanese blend of seven spices, which able to tickle your tongue and will have you smacking your lips in satisfaction!
Hiyashi Natto Inaniwa (RM38 per serving)
Served cold, Hiyashi is a popular Japanese noodle dish in the summer with various colorful toppings to toss together with the silky smooth Inaniwa Udon. Natto, a traditional Japanese food that made from soybeans fermented, was added inside the noodle dish too for more flavor as it had a strong earthy taste with slimy texture. It’s probably a you-love-it-or-hate-it healthy food.
Yaki Soba (RM28 per serving)
Loaded with generous amount of different seafood such as the plump scallops and fresh prawns, I quite enjoyed this fried soba, a buckwheat noodles dish, which had a slightly sweet taste in it. Not something that I will eat frequently, but once a while it would be nice to get out from your comfort zone and try a little bit adventurous with your palate.
Fu-Rin is the place where your cravings for Japanese food can be pleasantly fulfilled. For booking and reservations please call 603 7802 5245 or email to [email protected]
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