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Tatsu's Ala Carte 88 Splendid Dishes Buffet

Japanese is definitely one of our all time fave meals. One of my fave places for quality Japanese meals is definitely Tatsu at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. I must add that I was totally smitten with Tatsu after last year's MIGF (read it here). 


Love buffet for but don't want the usual preprepared buffet line, then Tatsu's ala carte buffet is the perfect buffet for you. Available for lunch and dinner every Saturday and Sunday, this is a perfect Japanese meal for the weekend. Typically, you are guaranteed the freshest ingredients and taste expected at Tatsu. Executive Chef Tetsuya Yanagida designed a special A La Carte Menu designed to give you a taste of Japan at one price at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. Guests can enjoy a wide array of Japanese favourites such as Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, and a variety of mouth-watering Teppanyaki options at the price of RM 98++!

You basically order off the menu and food will be prepared accordingly. A tip is to order a maximum of 5 items each time so that you have the food cold or hot as it should be eaten. Dishes are prepared according to the head count on your table and there is no limit as to how many servings of sushi or sashimi or whatever that you may want to order off the ala carte buffet menu. Amazing eh?

Lunch time begins!
Kicking off our lunch with some light and easy appetizers.
I always love smoked duck and am mighty glad we were offered the Aigamo Kunsei (Smoked Wild Duck ). Smoked perfectly with just the right saltiness to it. Let's have another serving please...
Edamame (Green beans) can't go wrong especially when you're happily having a meal and chatting up the pals. Good enough to be ordered even post dessert when you wanna stay on and chat over tea or perhaps some sake! 
Jyako Nego Tofu (Chilled Tofu with Fried Anchovy) is a classic with any Japanese meal
Chuka Idako (Baby Octopus) is always a welcome. 
Kamo Ponzu (Fish Neck in Bitter Orange Sauce) is a terribly addictive dish to order. The orange bitter sauce gives the salmon neck a refreshing taste to the richness of the salmon neck.
I am not sure about you...but a Japanese meal is only complete with some sashimi. Have some sushi if you like too but its always sashimi over sushi for me since I am not much of a rice person.
Take your pick of sashimi. We were served the Kanpachi (Yellowtail), Tako (Octupus), Abura Bouzu (Butterfish), Salmon (Shake) and Maguro Akami (Tuna). The sashimi was perfectly fresh and nicely cold. It pretty much was a sexy melt in your mouth experience.
Its all so good...so let's just look at it again!
I am not much of a tempura person but when its good, heck I will be happily munching away. This large plate of tempura was not oily. Fried and drained of its oil. What remains inside is perfectly cooked fillings. 
Its quite a selection that you can choose from the tempura list but I have to highly recommend that you don't just stick to Ebi (prawns). I discovered that the Kabocha (Pumpkin) is superbly creamy and sweet. The other tempuras include Kisu (Slingo Fish or better known as Japanese Whiting - a must order for true tempura lovers and this is also a seasonal fish, so enjoy it), Yasai (vegetables), Soft Shell Crab, kakiage (chopped vegetables) and Satsuma Imo (sweet potatoes).
One of the most intriguing thing about the Japanese is their attention to detail and art. And if you appreciate them, then the Dobinmushi (Clear Soup in Tea Pot) is a must have. Soup with a trove of treasure including meat and seafood in served in a pretty teapot. 
A squeeze of lime gives the soup an extra ooomph
There is quite a bit of grilled dishes to choose from too. Naturally being meat eaters, we opted for  the grilled beef. No expense is spared and Tatsu uses Autralian beef. Grilled to your choice of doneness right before your eyes.     
A dish that is not strange to Japanese meals especially during the hotter weather or summer is the eel. The Unagi Kabayaki (Grilled Eel in Kabayaki Sauce) is rather popular though I personally didn't quite fancy it merely the sauce was a tad too sweet for my personal preference.
There is teppanyaki on the ala carte buffet menu too. We were serve the Mini Hotate (Mini Scallops).  These tender pieces of succulent scallops were definitely one of my fave for the lunch that day. Again, that's because scallops has always been one of my fave seafood:D
Of course there is dessert on the menu including Japanese Mochi and Mini Chocolate Fon. However our lunch company that day were in for a treat. Chef Darrell J. O’Neill the new Executive Chef InterContinental Kuala Lumpur cooked up a special dessert for us! 
Strawberry Sake Toban is about the loveliest dessert I have had for the longest time. This is a lovely hot and cold dessert. The hot part is the strawberries cooked in sugar, strawberry puree and sake served with lovely green tea ice cream. 
Strawberry with sugar cooked in toban.
A generous splash of sake.
Strawberry puree added on...
2 dollops of ice cream...
Covered for a moment before its served to us.
 Ice cream melts a little
 Ice cream totally melted and its really yummy!
But because the green tea ice cream is so yummy, I needed another dollop of ice cream to myself!
An amazing experience indeed and I reckon my next lunch at Tatsu with the 3 foodie girlfriends will see us conquering at least 40 out of the 88 dishes:D

Tatsu's Ala Carte 88 Splendid Dishes Buffet with 88 dishes to choose from. 
• RM98++ for adults 
• RM49++ for children ages 6-12 
for unlimited servings. The only lil rule is that you can order a maximum of 5 items each time.

Available for lunch and dinner
• Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
• Lunch - 12 noon to 2:15 p.m. 
• Dinner - 6:30 to 10:15 p.m.
Tatsu Japanese Restaurant
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2782 6118


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Antara makanan yang saya paling suka ialah makanan Jepun. Salah salah restoran Jepun yang saya suka ialah Tatsu di InterContinental Kuala Lumpur terutamanya selepas saya menikmati hidangan Tatsu untuk MIGF tahun lalu (bolehlah membaca pos MIGF Tatsu saya di sini).  Hidangan Jepun di sini tidak sekadar enak tetapi memang segar sekali. 

Tatsu kini menyediakan bufet ala carte pada hujung minggu dan cuti am. Ini bukanlah bufet biasa tetapi ianya bufet ala carte di mana kamu boleh memilih dari 88 jenis hidangan yang hanya dimasak apabila kamu memesannya. bagun sekali kerana ini menjaminkan makanannya sentiasa segar. Paling mustahak sekali, apa yang patut disaji pana, sememangnya dapat dmakan dengan panana dan yang sejuk boleh disaji sejuk seperti yang sepatutnya. 

Bufet ala carte ini direka khas oleh Chef Eksekutif Tetsuya Yanagida.  Dengan harga RM98++ (dewasa) kamu boleh memesan dari 88 jenis hidangan termasauk Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura dan Teppanyaki dan banyak lagi. Setiap kali, kamu boleh memesan sebanyak 5 jenis hidangan dan tiada had yang dikenakan ke atas berapa kali yang kamu ingin memesan sejenis hidangan.

Berikut antara makanan yang saya saji pada hari Sabtu tengahari bersama kaki makan. Antara pembuka selera yang kami pilih adalah 
Kunsei Aigamo (Salai Itik Liar), 

Edamame (kacang hijau), 
Jyako Nego Tofu 
(Tauhu Sejuk dengan Ikan Bilis Goreng) dan 
Chuka Idako (sotong kecil). 



Pembuka selera 
Kamo Ponzu (Leher Ikan dalam Sos Oren Pahit) adalah satu hidangan yang enak. Daging leher ikan itu sungguh lembut dan boleh dikatakan "berkrim" dan sos yang manis pahit ini menjadikanya lebih kulit itu lebih lembut dan enak.


Kalau makan makanan Jepun, dengan tentunya mesti ada sashimi dan sushi. Jika tidak, rasanya seperti tidak lengkap. Saya tidak beberapa suka makan nasi jadi akan memilih sashimi. Antara yang kita pilih ialah 
Kanpachi (Yellowtail), Tako (Sotong), Abura Bouzu (Butterfish), Salmon (Shake) dan Maguro Akami (Tuna). Sashimi di sini memangnya segar dan sejuk (bukan beku:P)


Kita juga dihidangkan dengan tempura yang enak. Kulitnya tidak berminyak dan kandungannya dimasak dengan tepat sekali. Antara tempura yang boleh diilih ialah 
Ebi (Udang), Kisu (Ikan Slingo atau lebih dikenali sebagai Japanese Whiting - ini adalah sejenis ikan musiman dan sungguh enak apabila dimasak sebagai tempura), Yasai (Sayur-sayuran), Soft Shell Crab, Kakiage (Sayur-sayuran dicincang) dan Satsuma Imo (keledek).



Orang Jepun memang mementingkan seni. Unik sungguh yang sup juga boleh dijadikan satu kesenian. 
Dobinmushi (Sup dihidang dalam teko) adalah satu sup yang mesti dinikmati juka di Tatsu. Sup yang enak termasuk daging dan makanan laut dihidangkan dalam teko yang cantik. Limau ditambah ke sup untuk menambah keenakan sup ini,



Terdapat juga banyak hidangan panggang yang boleh dipilih. Kami memilih daging lembu Sutralia yang dimasak di depan kita. Baguslah begitu kerana boleh memilih tahap kemasakan dagingnya. Saya biasa suka makan daging panggang medium rare.

Unagi Kabayaki (Ikan Belut dimasak dengan Sos Kabayaki) adalah satu masakan yang baik untuk kita. ianya dipercayai boleh menyejukkan badan terutamanya dalam musim panas. Namun demikian, saya tidak berapa suka dengan hidangan ini kerana ianya agak manis untuk saya. 

Teppanyaki juga disediakan di dalam menu ala carte bufet. Kami disajikan Hotate Mini (Kekapis Mini). Kekapis ini dimasak dengan tepat sekali, Dagingnya masih berjus dan manis asli kekapis boleh dinikmati dengan sos berasas menteganya.

Terdapay banyak pencuci mulut yang boleh dipilih dari menu ala carte bufet di Tatsu. Namun pada hari tersebut, Chef Darrell J. O'Neill,  Eksekutif baru Chef InterContinental Kuala Lumpur telah menyediakan satu pembersih mulut yang khas untuk kita. Strawberry Sake Toban ini dimasak dengan strawberi, gula, sake dan ais krim. Enak sekali! Khabar angin hidangan ini akan dimasukkan ke dalam menu salah satu restoran di InterContinental Kuala Lumpur!

Tatsu itu Ala Carte 88 Splendid dishes bufet dengan 88 hidangan untuk dipilih.

• RM98 + + untuk orang dewasa
• RM49 + + untuk kanak-kanak berusia 6-12
untuk pesanan hidangan yang tidak terhad tetapi kamu hanya hanya boleh memesan maksimum 5 hidangan setiap kali.

Makan tengahari dan malam:
• Sabtu, Ahad dan cuti am
• Makan tengahari - 12 tengahari hingga 2:15p.m. 
• Makan malam - 6:30p.m. hingga 10:15p.m.
Tatsu Japanese Restaurant
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2782 6118


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