Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Doraku @ Life Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If your table at Doraku isn't overloaded with dishes, you are doing something wrong. Start with standout cold dishes like Shiromi Shiso Carpaccio, followed by Ahi Hawaiian Poker and move over to the hot side and be dazzled by the Doraku Wafu Burger. To end, order your choice of ice cream and leave the table with a satisfying smile =)
Now I have an answer if anyone asks I know of any good Japanese Fusion style restaurant in KL. The answer will be Doraku. 
When you are here, expect nothing but a vivid palate of flavors, heightened by fresh ingredients and generous portions meant for sharing. 
Hiyashi Wakeme (RM8) - Served chilled, this marinated cold seaweed played well as an appetizer. 
Shiromi Shiso Carpaccio (RM30) - Thinly sliced Shiromi got extra layer of flavor from the shiso leaf, topped with marinated cucumber, sweet onion and tomato. The fresh ingredients and Kabayaki sauce was an instant flavor bomb.
Ahi Hawaiian Poker (RM36) - This dish started out as Japanese but ended with Hawaiian accent, thanks to the fresh ahi tuna, sweet onion, seaweed mix and nuts - all doused healthily in a Doraku Special sauce. We can't stop thinking how all these wonderful ingredients can sit together so well. 
Sashimi Moriawase (RM60) - It's always nice to complement the culinary journey with simple fresh sashimi, designed to accentuate both seafood and Japanese game.  
Doraku Wafu Burger (RM36) - The burger was a standout! Luscious greens and a fried egg draped across the juicy hamburger patty, held together by soft buns and flavored with special Japanese sauce.  We will definitely be back for this umami rich burger! 
Doraku Roll (RM30) - Unlike the typical rolls that can be found anywhere in KL, the Doraku roll was dressed with crabmeat and avocado, topped with seared tuna, daikon radish, shiso leaf and crispy garlic chips. To top it off, it was drizzled with special wasabi yuzu citrus sauce, giving it a sweet and spanking fresh combo. 
Sakura Ice Cream (RM12) - There is always room for desserts. A sweet sakura ending accompanied by azuki and a touch of Japanese sweets.


VERDICT: TOTALLY SMITTEN

SMITTEN DISHES:
Doraku Wafu Burger 
Shiromi Shiso Carpaccio
Ahi Hawaiian Poker 

Doraku @ Life Center, Kuala Lumpur Big Badge

39 comments:

  1. wow.. all your ordered dishes had me drooling.. I am also very very smitten... must get there soon... I definately order the Carpaccio, Ahi Poker and Wafu Burger...

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    1. I hope you will enjoy it as much as i did..

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  2. Same here, I think you ordered very well. I can't wait to go with HUbby to try out all these fantastic dishes too.

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    1. Bring your kids along too, then u can order extra dishes to try =D

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  3. glad that you enjoyed doraku! :D

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  4. Have you tried the one at The Weld?
    There's a Japanese who told me that the food there is most similar to Japanese taste! :D

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    1. I have tried... they are famous for thier katsu... is pretty good =)

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  5. I would want to try the Shiromi Shiso Carpaccio
    nice..

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    1. Hopefully u will like it... is something different from the usual carpaccio. =)

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  6. Except for the burger, the rest are all very tempting. Love the green seaweed and sashimi set.

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    1. For RM60, we thought the sashimi was a steal. The fish was fresh and cut was thick.

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  7. Gonna have the Doraku Wafu Burger, the Doraku Maki and the Emperor Maki with the Asian Mojito...all in one sitting...hahaha =)

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    1. hahahaha... thats a lot of food. I'm looking forward for my next visit. btw, what's your blog site? I can't seem to access it.

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    2. Ermmm...I actually dun have a blog yet...current am a Facebooker lar =)

      https://www.facebook.com/kc.wong.1217?ref=tn_tnmn

      Fren me =)

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  8. So fresh and vibrant!!!! hehe I agree! there's always room for dessert!!! :D

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    1. Ya.....i think i had too much food that night!

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  9. All look good. I can't wait to check this place out next week. Based on your post and Sean's, I reckon its quite a long list of 8 items that I want.

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    1. hahaha.. i can't wait to go back there again. i think they have pretty interesting selections. =)

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    1. all the cold food was fresh and delicious. =)

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  11. That looks amazing. I love Japanese food, esp shared dishes so I get to try a bit of everything!

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    1. Me too... Is always nice to share good. :)

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  12. The food looks great however the prices are on the higher side huh :(

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    1. The prices are not cheap, but the portions are pretty big and the food quality is better than the usual jap restaurant.. :) so is ain't too bad.

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    1. Everything on the dining table was nice =)

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  14. on another note, should also try their ribs and signature emperor's rolls. They even have set lunches which have a variety from sashimi,tempura and half california roll including rice & salads plus edamame with a choice of either chicken, beef or fish (all in 1 plate)..i was famished :-)

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    1. Will def order that! Thanks for the suggestion! =)

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  15. Do try their emperor's roll! its to die for and i particularly LOVE the ribs.... its tender and simply delicious

    next i'm definitely gonna try the wafu burger!

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  16. My picks would be the carpaccio & sashimi! Can never get enough of these :)

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    1. Fresh fish is always on top of my list as well =)

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  17. Doraku Wafu Burger and Doraku sushi roll looks extremely appetizing to me!!!! I never come across this place though... Nice environment, slightly pricey, but after reading your post, i think it's worth to try! ^^ Nice pics btw....

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    1. It is not cheap but i think the food is well worth a visit. i hope you will like it =)

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  18. the spread is awesome! i wish the burger patty is made of PORK :)

    Latest: J for Japanese

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    1. hehehhe... it doesn't really matter... becoz it is very good =)

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