Okay, Chinese New Year is two weeks away and 10 days after that will be Valentine's Day. If you are doing some early planning on celebrating Valentine's Day with your love one then I have one good recommendation. The place for superb shabu-shabu, Nagomi Shabu-shabu will be having Nagomi Lover's Bento promotion from 11th Feb - 14th Feb 2011. Three days because 14th is a Monday, so expecting most people to be celebrating earlier.
I had have the chance to taste Nagomi Lover's Bento on New Year with lovely foodies Lex & WeiZhi, Ivy, Wen Ching and Chris & Christine.
While waiting for the preparation of the Nagomi Lover's Bento we were served with Nagomi Potato Salad as appetizer. Not bad.
After seeing the presentation of the Nagomi Lover's Bento only we know why it took quite a while to prepare it. It's so beautiful.
The bento consists of Soba Soft Shell Crab Salada (Soft Shell Crab Salada serve with Buckwheat Noodle).
The soft shell crab is deep fried to crispiness and yet it's still soft and juicy inside. Biting into the soft shell and came exploding is the crab roe. It's extra tasty when dip into the Nagomi own made salad sauce that came with it.
While the Buckweat Noodle is cooked quite springy I ate it by dipping into the special soya sauce with Nagomi's spicy plum radish grating.
Soba Soft Shell Crab Salada (Soft Shell Crab Salada serve with Buckwheat Noodle).
Nagomi's Salad Sauce.
Sashimi lover will love the Rose Shape Sashimi (Combination of Salmon & Tuna Sashimi topping with Tobiko). Never have I eaten sahimi with raw salmon and tuna lice rolled together. Each of the meat compliment each other. Quite a surprising combination. The tobiko added the extra texture into the combination. Try to eat it as a whole and you'll experience a few different layer of taste and texture.
Rose Shape Sashimi (Combination of Salmon & Tuna Sashimi topping with Tobiko).
I can eat the Suzuki Senbei (Home-made Seabass Crispy Cracker) as a snack alone. The texture is a bit like soft satay fish without the overwhelming taste. I like the fact that when bitten into it you can still fill the flosses of fish meat. Eaten with the special soya sauce with Nagomi's spicy plum radish grating, a perfect match.
It will not be Valentine's Day without some Love Sushi Roll (Love Shape Sushi with Strawberry & Avocado). I didn't expect at combination of strawberry, avocado and cheese rolled in a sushi rice will be this good. While strawberry offers the sweetness & sourness, avocado offers the buttery taste and cheese offers a bit of saltiness and milkiness. It's like experiencing different level of courtship, except there's no bitterness here but who wants bitterness during Valentine's Day :p
Love Sushi Roll (Love Shape Sushi with Strawberry & Avocado).
I felt like I was back in Tanjung Tualang when I bite into the King Prawn with White Sauce(Grilled King Prawn with White Sauce). Altbough it can't compare with the freshness of Tanjung Tualang fresh river prawns but still it's a near match. Not easy to find in Klang Valley. The prawn is grilled to perfection, not overcooked or undercooked. The prawn meat in tender yet still able to feel the springiness when bitten into. The special white sauce is able to bring out the taste of the prawn. I even had Wen Ching's prawn when she can't finish it.
King Prawn with White Sauce(Grilled King Prawn with White Sauce)
For a perfect ending of the Lover's Bento, it's of course some sweet sweet love of Chocolate Cheese Brownie. Now this is a first for me to taste chocolate cheese brownie. I tasted chocolate brownie and cheesecake before but this is quite something. It's not too weird as I thought actually. A nice ending to a beautiful Nagomi Lover's Bento.
Nagomi Valentine Lover's Bento RM99++/bento. Available from 11th Feb - 14th Feb 2011. My advise is for a couple to share a bento and order one or two a la carte dish (maybe their sashimi yee sang) because the bento is quite filling. Wen Ching only able to finish half of it and I was very full after finishing it.Rating: 4.5/5
Oh by the way, Nagomi will also be having sashimi yee sang promotion during Chinese New Year from 18th January – 20th February. 4 kinds of Sashimi ( Salmon. Tuna, Amberjack & Sea bass), I never tried before yee sang like that. I think I should drop by again. RM 48++ for 2 pax and RM 88++ for 6 pax, not too bad right. Check it out here.
Nagomi @ Jaya33
PG-02B, Ground Floor, Jaya33
3, Jalan Semangat, Section 13
46200 Petaling Jaya
T/ +603 7956 2330
Nagomi @ Menara Hap Seng
Suite 1-19, 1st Floor, The Podium
Menara Hap Seng (Formerly Mui Plaza)
Jalan P. Ramlee
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
T/ +603 2141 6332