Dinner @ 1 Utama New Wing

Posted: 2008-06-06 by W in Dinner, Drink, Eat, Non-halal, Non-vegetarian

Tonight was my first time having dinner with my daughter. It was to celebrate my belated birthday. Fortunately, we don’t have to rush like during lunch hours, so I’ve suggested Japanese food and she has agreed on it. So I’ve decided that we would go for Sushi Zanmai at 1 Utama, because I still have the cash voucher I got from my previous visit there. Then probably try a couple of other places since we have all the time of the world.

Anyhow, we rushed (we did literally rushed out from office and toward 1 Utama) straight to 1 Utama after office hours…

While on the way there, I thought of the portobello mushroom with cheese and bacon from Jarrod & Rawlins. It was very delicious the last time I tried it. So I thought of bringing her there for a light snacks first, since she loves mushroom so much. Hence we head on to Jarrod & Rawlins first, before we proceed with the actual dinner as Sushi Zanmai.


… portobello mushroom with cheese.


… this was even better, portobello mushroom with cheese and bacon. Check out the liquidized cheese that the mushroom could hardly contains.


… can you see those bacon strips?


… cheese galore!


… this was what happened to my plate after eating half of each type of mushroom servings. Black, yes. Oily, yes. Tasty, definitely!


… that silly girl left a chunk of the best of the 2 for me, because she said she was already full and gave a lame excuse such as, “you love mushroom ma, so I kept this spare for you.” *faint*

Rating: 8.5/10

We were told to quickly eat them, rather than taking photographs of it. Because they taste best when served fresh from the oven. Yes, the waitress was right indeed. The cheese and bacon fragrance. Something which I wouldn’t forget. Somehow, the portobello mushroom with only cheese was not as nice, because the other one made it pales in comparison. Each of them cost around RM13 and RM17 for the plain cheese mushroom and the one with bacon, respectively. The price would varies based on the weight of the mushrooms they are selling on the day. So, bring more spare change.

It was still early after our little snack and the silly girl said she can’t eat anymore, so I suggested that we go for a drink first while waiting for the mushroom to move on to the big intestines. Mainly because we didn’t order any drinks when we were having our mushrooms. My throats were like freshly made tarmac at that time. I need cold water to smooth them out. The destination? It was only half a stone throw away. Yes, Oriental Cravings was just opposite of where we were. Yet another non-halal place. *evil grin*


… I’ve forgotten what it was called, but it comes with longan, cutlet of jellies and sago.


… notice the frog eggs?

Rating: 6/10

Aside from being too sweet, she loves the drink and was practically chewing on every single piece of sago and jellies (I think she just swallowed those longans. She probably can’t feel them, hehe). I couldn’t help myself too and was trying to do the same. It was not easy, but the cracking sound was worth it.

After we finished the drink, it was already dark, probably around 8:30pm. We took a short walk around to help digest the mushrooms we had earlier, hoping to make more space for our main course. Then we proceed to Sushi Zanmai when it was around 9:20pm. Fortunately, it wasn’t too pack. The place was usually packed, especially when it’s weekend and eve.


… we started off with 2 soft shell crab temaki. I told her she could have all the soft shell crab temaki that she could have, if she likes.


… unagi sushi. Somehow, they don’t look as good as Sushi Groove’s I Unagi Roll.


… forgotten what sushi was this, but it has soft shell crab in it.

Rating: 6/10

While we were still full from the UFO sized mushrooms, we had to force ourselves to eat more. I thought I could eat till my heart’s content. Perhaps we should have had ordered only 1 mushroom. The sushis were acceptable and it was the first time I actually see her picking up an unagi sushi and put in her mouth! I thought she never liked unagi sushi because of all the time we went for sushi, she would never eat the unagi sushi that I offered her. Besides, we had sushi for lunch as well and she didn’t take any unagi sushi as well, she said, “I’ll save it for dinner later tonight,” with an evil grin. *scary*

I was still doubtful that she would eat unagi sushi on her own initiative. Perhaps she was just entertaining me because it was my belated birthday celebration, after all. Nevertheless, it was a really wonderful night and I had a lot of fun. I hope we could have more dinners together in the near future.

Thank you for spending time with me and sorry for sending you back so late.

Lat: 3° 8’54.62″N
Long: 101°36’57.23″E

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