Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fu-Rin Japanese Restaurant, Holiday Inn, Glenmarie Food Review

Although I work nearby Holiday Inn, Glenmarie, I had not venture into it's premise for a really long while.
Being only my second visit to this location, this time is to have a taste test of their new menu at Fu-Rin Japanese Restaurant that they're re-introducing by popular demand.
At the front of the restaurant stands a garden-like surroundings giving a nice, peaceful and serene ambiance to the place.
The name Fu-Rin is reference to Japanese wind chimes or bells that are popularly hung in Japanese homes during the summer, producing sounds as the wind blows.
Originated from a Chinese tool called a "Senfutaku" which was hung in a bamboo forest, it was used to tell if things would be good or bad from the direction of the wind and the sound that it made.

Okay, so onwards to the items that were presented to us that night.

Pan Fry Wafu Toriyaki (RM28):
A Japanese style pan-fry chicken with a tangy sauce that goes with it. Loved the citrusy feel to the sauce with some spiciness to it.

Wasabi Beef:
Sliced sirloin that's cooked and paired with special Wasabi sauce. However, in spite of it's name, I only tasted very mild doses of Wasabi on it. Mostly masked by the greens that are underneath it. I guess, it's catered for people who can't really take much Wasabi but wants the taste of it.

Basically Potato Croquette. I love the taste of potatoes and this epitomizes it. It leans towards yam-like texture with it's mixture in it but the main ingredient which is the potato shines through. There wasn't a need for me to dip in the sauce as I like the pure taste of it.

Yaki Soba:
Well, a nice array of colors in the dish. It's Fried Buckwheat Noodle with Seafood. The scallops were nice and some seafood that provides some pleasant chewing. RM28 per serving

Kuruma Ebi Chizu Yaki:
Tiger Prawns grilled with Cheese. The cheese and prawns fused together nicely. I'm not a prawn lover but I'm a cheese lover. The two combine makes it acceptable in my books. LOL

Hiyashi Natto Inaniwa:
Cold Japanese Flat White Noodles with fermented Beans. I love Natto! But I prefer to eat it alone than with all these ingredients mixed with it. Nevertheless, it was okay. Somehow would prefer if the noodles are colder like how I tasted in Japan. Gives a refreshing feel to it.

Sashimi Carpacio Aburi:
Seared fish Carpaccio. I didn't know that I didn't taste this dish till a friend indicated that we missed out on this dish. LOL. It's done with some unique fishes that gives off different flavors on it's own.

Jumbo Ebi Sushi:
King Tiger Prawn Sushi. Big pieces of sushi that I couldn't fit into my mouth at one go. Nice presentation. Overall, okay.

Fu-Rin Creamer Maki:
Assorted Seafood with Mayonnaise Roll. Very rich and creamy.

Ebi Tango Fry:
Deep Fried Prawn Meatball. Noteworthy in taste.

Well, that's about it.

As stated earlier, Fu-Rin Japanese Restaurant is located in Holiday Inn, Glenmarie. The full address:
Fu-Rin Japanese Restaurant
Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8
Seksyen U1
40250 Shah Alam

Opens daily from 12pm-2.30pm and 6.30pm-10.30pm.



Sunshine Kelly said...

wow the dishes look promising, i m going try out the Sashimi Carpacio Aburi. btw bojio hah :P

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

You're a busy girl so cannot jio. :P