Cocktails from IKKI. I find IKKI's cocktails are not as super as what everyone raved about. I shall have a separate post for their cocktails.
Sauteed Mushroom (RM18)
Nothing spectacular, something you can prepare at home.
Roasted Eggplant (RM15)
Same goes to this dish. Pretty overpriced snacks you can prepare at home actually.
Signature Firesides Platter (RM75)
Yakitori - It was alright but not worth the price because it wasn't fantastic. Clearly it was worth at most RM50? This obviously is no where near Sumika. The grilled flavours aren't there at all.
Norwegian Salmon Duet (RM60)
Beautifully presented, not sure why the salmon sashimi are exceptionally red (Marinated with beetroot? Not sure but I really thought it looks like tuna at first glance?). Then there's the regular pan fried salmon and boy the skin was really crispy! I like how they pair it with glass noodles which makes it so Asian.
Wagyu Sliders (RM28) + Foie Gras (RM30)
These slides are just regular burgers, smaller than your palm. Adding a foie gras makes it so much better! Though it wasn't so pleasant to see those blackcharred bits on the foiegras - not sure it was from the bread or the pan used to fry the foie gras wasn't cleaned properly.
Bara Wagyu Foie Gras Donburi (RM95)
A tad bit too salty, otherwise everything else were great. For the ungenerous portion of meat and foie gras, I would say the next dish has a much better value.
Truffled Wagyu Donburi (RM75) *RM30 for additional foie gras.
This looks way better and tasted much better too. We did not order even more foie gras as we had already added in some of our dishes.
Unagi Tamage Donburi (RM55)
This was extremely disappointing - the unagi has a lot of bones. So many that we had to page the staff to inform them of this situation. The staff only said "it's normal to be like that". I'm not sure if they are trained to speak that way, but that's certainly not right. Also, there was no offer to change / remove it off the bill for such a amateur mistake. For an upscale restaurant, bones should be completely removed. If not don't serve it at all.
I complained via Instagram and the handler responded with a more positive note - to prepare another bowl on the house the next time I return. This is a great way to let us know that they can do better than that. I haven't actually gone back for food every since - maybe next time. Thanks for handling it well!
Cold "Tuna" Sashimi (RM28)
..Which is actually made out of watermelon slices. I thought it was a little weird and I didn't enjoy it overall.
Macha Panna Cotta (RM20)
This was a better option - the Matcha infused panna cotta was really smooth. Red beans were a bit too sweet though.
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