Ishin Japanese Dining @ Jalan Klang Lama ~ Mother’s Day Kaiseki Menu
I didn’t want to hear it then but I’m not ashamed to say it now,
Every little thing you said and did was right for me,
I had alot of time to think about, about the way I used to be,
Never had a sense of my responsibilty
Back then I didn’t know why, why you were misunderstood,
So now I see through your eyes, all that you did was love,
Mama I love you, Mama I care,
Mama I love you, Mama my friend,
If you grow up like me in the 90’s, that’s a catchy tunes from Spice Girls. Back then, I don’t appreciate much of the meanings behind the song till I become a mother myself.
There are a lot of stories worldwide on the scarifies by mothers for their beloved children. If you have the means and abilities, it would be nice to pamper your mom by splurging on a nice dining experience
My experience at Ishin Japanese Dining (thanks to their invite for special preview) for Mother’s Day Kaiseki Menu left me no doubt in recommending this place as one of your top consideration to have a date with your mom.
Ishin Japanese Dining, a fine Japanese restaurant housed in a bungalow located at Jalan Klang Lama (Old Klang Road). Opened its door since 2009 and has garnered quite a name in the community for serving up some of the best and genuine Japanese cuisine.
The interior is full of wood tones and beautiful photos of blooming sakura and Fuji Mount, dressed in soft warm lighting. The circular sushi car brilliantly decorated with sake bottles on top definitely takes the center stage of the restaurant where the diners can get sushi chefs in action.
Dining area at ground floor.
There are more seats available at upper floor such as tatami seats and private rooms.
The 6 course Mother’s Day Kaiseki Menu priced at RM150.00 nett is available on Mother’s Day (14th May 2017) for lunch and dinner.
Appetizer: Tropical Fruit Salad
Our first course looks like an artist’s masterpiece sit elegantly on center of the plate. The colourfully tempting salad comprises of Norway Salmon, Salmon fish roes, mango, dragon fruit and strawberry cubes in wasabi dressing, topped with crunchy grilled Salmon skin and butterfly pea flower. The flavors was certainly refreshing with ample of fruity notes. The slightly cooked Salmon cubes were tender and the Salmon fish roes provided an interesting popping sensation as well as a salty briny notes to to balance the sweetness from both fish and fruits.
Soup: Double Boiled Abalone and Scallop Soup in Chawanmushi
Ingeniously combined double boiled soup and Chawanmushi and served in a stone bowl. The thick broth was richly imbued with precious sea treasures such as mini abalone, scallop and prawn. The delicate soft steamed egg custard married with the flavourful thick broth is simply beautiful.
For our Sashimi course, we had the honors of savoring Salmon, Kampachi and Botan Ebi served on ice with a mini igloo, flower petals, seaweed, Shiso leaf, wedge of lemon and wasabi. I really adore the mini igloo and it definitely the cutest sashimi presentation I’ve seen!
The thick cut Salmon was very fresh and delicious with adequate amount of fat.
The Kampachi (Amberjack) was also another delight, firm and creamy with moreish flavours of the ocean. The Botan Ebi (Botan Shrimp) on the other hand was firmly gelatinous with much sweetness in every bite. Each sashimi is truly a haven of oceanic sweetness.
Tempura: Hokkaido King Crab and Sea Urchin
It was not the usual fish or vegetable tempura but a crispy crumbed ball of juicy King Crab meat with sea urchin and Shiso leaf filled in the center, served with Tonkatsu sauce. The luscious salty creamy sea urchin lends its magic on flavors to the premium crustacean flesh. Also served along was Shishito Pepper, it was mild, crunchy and grassy with a slight hint of smoke, pretty interesting!
The cold soba in trio colour were the original flavor, seasonal Sakura and Matcha served with dipping broth with condiments of raw quail egg, scallion and wasabi. Slurping the al-dente chilled soba with the refreshing broth was simply delightful!
Dessert: Premium Vanilla Ice Cream with Musk Melon Syrup
Uniquely served in an illuminated square glass on bed of ice, the Vanilla ice cream with real Vanilla bean caviar was truly decadent. Creamy, milky and with lavish amount of Vanilla flavor, I enjoyed it tremendously. The mask melon syrup however was not particularly pronounced in taste.
Verdict: Do take time and spend it with your mom on this coming Mother’s Day since it is a special day to commemorate her as a mother. Of course there are plenty of things to do with her and one of them would be to take her out for a lovely meal. Ishin Japanese Dining specially crafted Mother’s Day Kaiseki Menu certainly fit for Japanese food lover mommies out there!