Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hanazen Japanese Restaurant.

This is a guest post by Mindy.

We celebrated father's day a day earlier not because of "kiasu-ness" but yours truly is working on 20th June. yeah! it sucks to work on Sunday. any given Sunday for that matter.

We will normally celebrate it with the whole family, meaning uncles & aunties and grandparents. but since my grandpa passed away last year, we've decided to have a private dinner this year. it's just my dad, mom, brother, sister & hubby.

and knowing Chinese family we normally go to a Chinese restaurant and have a bloody 9 course dinner. thank god to my "open to cha
nge" dad, he suggested Japanese food and he chose Hanazen at Jaya one. i know where the hell the place is but have never set foot there before for many reasons.

  • i'm not a craze Jap foodie
  • i don't eat raw fish
  • no money to eat coz it's normally expensive
  • no patience to wait for the table coz it's always full irregardless of which Jap outlet
  • no Jap chef. all Chinese "mata sepet" chef only
However, this time i make the exception coz it's father's day. anyhow, when we got there voila! no available table (duh!) coz we didn't make any reservation.

the chefs are all "cina beng" (didn't see any good lookings one). and the bill came up to Rm300 plus. so far i've been complaining but it was actually a fun night.

from the moment we go to the restaurant, we started cam whoring. it's out of boredom coz it took forever to get a table.
if i'm lucky, i get to have dinner with my family once a week. sometimes once in 2 weeks. once again i blame the rostering department (gotta point my finger at something right?)

dad looked extremely happy and encouraged me to order the Kobe beef but i decline graciously. coz it's expensive and i'm stingy. and whatever that goes into my stomach will eventually out down south so why waste it? my digestive is super efficient. so no-no don't waste good shit (pardon the pun)

i opt for sukiyaki instead coz it's soup based with lots of veg (good for health) and a few slices of beef (cheap ass stuff but taste good). dad ordered sushi platter but the plate is too plain and not decorative enough coz it's rm60 (a platter).

can't remember the rest of the dishes coz i'm not fluent with Jap menu.
it's great to see how happy my family is. i am grateful for the love and joy we have as a family. anyway, enough nonsense already.

Happy Father's Day to my dad
and to all fathers around the world.

Sake all in a row.

Towel at your disposal.

Me and the colorful menu.

Salmon Sashimi set-Rm20/

Nigiri Jyo Sashimi-Rm60/

Zaru Soba SS set-38/

Salmon Sashimi Yakiniku set-Rm48/

Chicken Terriyaki set-Rm28/

Yakiniku set-Rm38/

Sukiyaki set-Rm30/

Total bill:Rm300/
Location:43-G, Block C, Jaya One,
72A, Jalan Universiti,
Petaling Jaya.


vialentino said...

wow...rm 300 for the dinner...but i think is worth it for the stuff u ordered...looks very fresh and taste yummy.

Stephanie said...

Oh so yummy! I saw my all my favourites in your pictures. I wonder what would the bill like if you have ordered Kobe beef he he... Nonetheless, cost per head for all these good food is ok.

thule a.k.a leo said...

"coz it's expensive and i'm stingy. and whatever that goes into my stomach will eventually out down south so why waste it?"
I'm actually laughing at this phrase :) it's just so darn cute to say that. Anyway, my counter question will be "if whatever goes into the stomach will eventually out down south, so we don't have to eat?"

Min said...

erm...not dun eat lar...just dun eat too expensive lar... something that is similar is ok liao...

J2Kfm said...

Guest post by a filial daughter now? Haha ... cool.

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Ciki said...

looks delicious.. but on the expensive side hor;)

foodbin said...

Everyone of us enjoyed the dinner very much.