Few weeks ago, I was in Shah Alam and hunger for Japanese food. After a few search on the internet, we settled for Agehan Japanese restaurant in Grand Blue Wave Hotel. Due to the Ramadhan buffet at the hotel lobby, the whole corridor was smoky and filled with the smell of BBQ. Interior wise, the restaurant boasted of traditional wooden furniture, with plenty of green bamboo plants and warm orange lighting welcoming us at the entrance.
Above: Sashimi Moriawase Large – 4 pax (RM165)
A platter of Sashimi Moriawase – a combination of salmon, mackerel, tuna, butter fish and octopus served with a dollop of wasabi. It was ok with nothing to shout about.
Next was a plate of Nigiri Sushi Moriawase, a combination of various sushi including one with salmon roe on top. Again, nothing to shout about.
Above: Nigiri Sushi Moriawase – Large (RM80)
Above: Edamame (RM8)
We were in the mood for sake that night, so we ordered both cold and warm Sake Nihon Sakari Kire Aji.
Above: Cold Sake Nihon Sakari Kire Aji – 250ml (RM32)
Above: Warm Sake Nihon Sakari Kire Aji – 250ml (RM32)
After having enough of raw stuff, we turned to Agedashi Tofu. The tofu was deep fried with a crispy exterior while maintaining a silky soft and smooth interior. The tofu on its own was bland, but mix it with some soy sauce and the savoury bonito flakes on top and it resulted in a nicely balanced flavour that was not overpowering.
Above: Agedashi Tofu (RM10)
Tori Katsu or deep-fried fried chicken was deep-fried until golden and was extremely crunchy. Good to have it with a squeeze of lemon.
Above: Tori Katsu / Deep fried Chicken (RM21) – RECOMMENDED
Saba Shioyaki or grilled mackerel with slightly charred bits on the skin that gave it a nice crispy bite while retaining its moist within the flesh. The squeeze of lemon is all you need
Above: Saba Shioyaki / Grilled mackerel (RM21) - RECOMMENDED
We also tried a plate of Tempura Moriawase that was filled with huge deep-fried shrimps, vegetables and a slice of pumpkin!
Above: Tempura Moriawase (RM30)
When the next dish of Kaki Furai was served, I took a bite without knowing what was inside. I found it to have an extremely crunchy skin with a soft and juicy inside. But I have to mind my cholesterol level, so I just had one.
Above: Kaki Furai / Deep-fried Oyster (RM21) - RECOMMENDED
For dessert, what else if not other than Green Tree Ice-cream topped with red bean and a piece of cracker. I think i would prefer just plain ice-cream will do
Above: Green Tea Ice-cream (RM10) - RECOMMENDED
It was overall a satisfying meal and will suppressed my appetite for Japanese food for few weeks I think.
Above: Agehan Japanese Restaurant