FG-02, Plaza Arkadia, Jalan Intisari, Desa Parkcity
52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2710 9263
FB : Harumi 23
Business Hours :
Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ; Sat & Sun 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently get to sample some really delicious Tokyo Cuisine at Harumi 23, the latest modern-innovative Japanese restaurant in Plaza Arkadia located at the charming suburb of Desa ParkCity.
With a keen interest in the modernity of Tokyo Cuisine, creative Japanese desserts and third wave single origin coffee, Harumi 23 – aptly named to represent the 23 districts in Tokyo – is eager to introduce an exquisite and contemporary route on Japanese cuisine to Malaysians who are always accepting of new offerings and craving for a unique difference.
“Harumi 23’s authentic Japanese-style cuisine will represent a sensational new dining option for the thousands of families, friends and workers that visit Plaza Arkadia regularly. It will add to the diverse range of cuisines available in Desa ParkCity and we are enthusiastically awaiting to see Malaysians’ reaction to new styles of Japanese food,” said Ms Yeap Hong Lee, owner of Harumi 23.
Single serving soup suitable for 1-2 pax, chef cooked this Harumi Dobin Mushi (RM15) with prawn, chicken, maitake mushroom in superior clear dashi broth. You can add a little bit of lime juice to enhance the taste, my own preference would be without the lime for its natural sweetness.
Perfect with a glass of chilled beer, lovers for Kushiyaki (charcoal grilled) can order their favourite from choices like Butakushi (pork belly), Bacon Enoki, Wagyu Beef, Mentai Potato, and the one we had, Hotate Bacon (RM12 per stick of 2 pieces). Chef grilled these delicious foods with real charcoal on a traditional Japanese yakitori grill to achieve the quality and authentic taste.
My favourite big and juicy Mentai King Prawn (RM28), just look at the generous portion of half broiled cod roe that fully covered the king prawns!
“Tokyo is constantly brimming with new styles of cuisine and foreign foods, like one of our signatures Salmon Mentaiko Spaghetti (RM36) with salmon sashimi, cod roe, nori flakes and spring onion, yet Tokyo is still firmly rooted in defining its own definition of food culture. Tokyo’s food culture can best be described as a mix of both old and new cuisines, positively bursting with flavours yet thoughtfully made. Seeing how Malaysians takes pride in their food culture, we want to bring the unique Tokyo cuisine into the market and allow for an exceptionally distinctive cuisine to flow here.”
“We pride ourselves in only offering the best quality Japanese cuisine with the finest ingredients imported directly from Japan. For example, our Sashimi is air-flown from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo twice a week, and the rice that we use are high-grade Koshi Hikari rice, planted and important from Japan where we find the quality better compared to others and giving our dishes a more robust flavor.”
No wonder this Mentai Don (RM19) with Japanese style omellete and cod fish roe on superior rice tasted so delicious!
For the sweet-toothed, Harumi 23 also serves homemade range of sweet and refreshing Tokyo desserts which include Rockmelon and Green Tea Kakigori, Harajuku Souffle Pancakes, Shibuya Dessert Toast and Yuzu Freeze.
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