We, a bunch of colleagues and ex-colleagues, HL, GY, EL & gf AT, MSF & hubby, ALGJ and me had dinner at Gen Japanese Restaurant in Legend Hotel. It was supposedly planned to be on Sunday, but stupid DC has got work in office and afraid he might not finished on time, so we changed it to Saturday, where I’d have to sacrifice my time with my family to go for the dinner. Ended up, DC didn’t come for the dinner. Ish!
Anyhow, HL is a member of the Hotel and he has got this 30% discount voucher, which is valid per bill. That’s the reason why we would prefer to get as many people to go as possible, aside from trying our luck in booking a room in the restaurant. Little did we know, it was open fast hour the time we are having dinner, which means the place was packed with people. People whom are not Muslim. Most of them were Chinese! We were seated on the outside of the restaurant. We felt like patronizing a high class mamak stall in a hotel.
… I was the last to arrive, so I started off quickly with some sushi. The sushi counter was just on the left as you entered the restaurant.
… something you must have for eating sushis.
… someone took some sashimi, but I was busy eyeing on the unagi sushis.
… I’ve never had oysters on my 2 previous visits to this restaurant, as I didn’t know they have oysters. These oysters were huge and fat. Probably 1 of the biggest I’ve seen from eating place that I’ve been. They were all exclusively for MSF, since she loves oysters so much.
… MSF’s hubby asked me to try the potato paste. It was good, nicely smoked/toasted. The fragrance was great. Probably the best potato or mashed potato I’ve had.
… EL took these. The stingray reminded me of grilled fish. He should have really watch out on those tako (little octopus) consumptions, as it might seriously upset his high-blood pressure.
… El took more squids!
High-blood pressure: *boiling*
… I saw some unagi sushis left unattended in the sushi room. I took them immediately without 2nd thoughts.
… somehow, this patch of salmon was stinky. I think it has spoiled.
… I heard that the sushi counter has got soft shell crab ready. So I went in to queue for my soft shell crab temaki. There were already a couple of people queuing for their temakis, as for me, I ordered a total of 3 temakis from the chef behind the counter. He gave me a dissatisfied look. Well, I had to cater for the people on my table, right?
The piece of soft shell crab was so tiny, I think I need a microscope to discover it. Aside from that, after I was given the first temaki, there was another uncle ordered 1 temaki. The chef proudly said to the uncle, “I’ll give you first.” I’m ok with that, since I’m waiting for 2 more, but what the fuck was with that facial expression he was showing? I so wanted to slap him a couple of times to rub that smug off his face!
… GY then took something off the teppanyaki corner. She brought 2 unagis. They were probably for me *wink*. She said the little sausage was nice, because it was coated with honey.
… MSF’s hubby took a lot of chicken teriyaki. We were already so full that time, don’t think we could go on.
… I was deprived of longan drink the night before, because that place served me with black longan drink instead.
… I went in for another last round. Now it wasn’t so crowded, hence there were plenty of unagi sushis lying around. Took some cakes as well. The brownies was nice and the coffee cheese cake too.
The food today wasn’t how I imagined it would be. Probably due to the crowd, the quality has degraded. Even big classy restaurant in hotels can’t escape from this fact. My favourite would be the teppanyaki squids, but the stupid teppanyaki counter was closed! How could they!?!? What’s the point of coming here when I can’t get my FRESHLY grilled squids? Disappointing. Aside from that, everything else weren’t that nice, even the soft shell crab temakis, the crab inside was so little. The unagi on the last batch of unagi sushi that I took was not properly cut. The chewy part was still sticking to the unagi, making the whole eating experience downright ugly.
With that kind of price I’m paying, I could eat my heart out in Sushi King, with a full quarter soft shell crab in their temakis and a nicely cut unagis on the sushi. Buffets nowadays just ain’t worth it anymore, unless you’d only hunt for oysters, lots of lots of oysters.