Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Japanese Food Fiesta at Dorsett Hotels

From the Land of the Rising Sun, Dorsett Hotels and Resorts proudly presents the Japanese Food Fiesta with Chef Shigeaki Ota. Chef Ota is no ordinary toque bearer. He was the privileged few chefs who was given the opportunity to serve The Crown Prince of Japan. Other than that, he had TV appearances as well. Throughout his culinary journey, Chef Ota has organized numerous culinary events such as Koyomi-Kai, Jisake-Kai (local sake party) and enjoys a strong reputation as a skilled chef and is held in high-esteem in the industry. His standards are high from the smallest ingredients used to presentation of food. It is a testimony of how being fussy serves well in the preparation of premium Japanese food.
Dorsett Residences Kuala Lumpur
From 22nd to 30th September 2017, Chef Ota-san will preside over the kitchen of Dorsett Kuala Lumpur to present an amazing array of authentic Japanese specialties at Checkers Cafe. You have to catch Chef Ota's creations as the Senior Chef of Koyomi (Japanese Restaurant of Hotel Agora Osaka).
At Checker's Cafe Dorsett Kuala Lumpur
The Japanese Food Fiesta only from 22nd to 30th September 
Japanese Food Fiesta

Dorsett Grand Subang 
4th-16th September 2017

Dorsett Putrajaya 
14th-23rd September 2017

Dorsett Kuala Lumpur 
22nd-30th September 2017

Dorsett Grand Labuan 2
8th September- 8th October 2017

Sushi Set RM78 nett
If those vinegary sticky rice has a way a to your heart then the Sushi Set is perfect for you. Fresh slices of fish glued on rice with the right amount of wasabe will keep you wanting for more. Scroll down for tips on how to eat sushi with the right Japanese etiquette. 
Sushi Set RM78 nett
Clockwise from top left: Simmered shrimps with vegetables, 3 assorted Nigiri-sushi, chawan mushi, miso soup, 1 pickled-gourd roll, sesame tofu, soy-grilled Japanese Spanish Mackerel (yuan-style)
3 assorted Nigiri-sushi
Hues of sushi that scream freshness
Tip: How to eat sushi the true Japanese way
Following true Japanese etiquette, chopsticks are not used to eat sushi
Use bare hands and dip the top into soy sauce as rice will soak up too much soy sauce

Tempura Set RM55 nett
Crispy and light is the batter of the tempura set. Fried prawns, mushroom, okra and shiso leaves are simply fun to have. Enjoy the brittleness of tempura in your mouth while enjoying the view of the bustling street.
Tempura Set RM55 nett
Clockwise from top left: Simmered shrimps with vegetables, 3 assorted Nigiri-sushi, chawan mushi, miso soup, 1 pickled-gourd roll, sesame tofu, soy-grilled Japanese Spanish Mackerel (yuan-style)
Crispy tempura
Chef Ota preparing tempura

Beef Sukiyaki Set RM78 nett
The sweetness of the Sukiyaki broth is appetizing while thinly sliced beef is cooked to the right texture. Tease the palettes with cool fresh sashimi, contradicting the pot of steamy sukiyaki pot.
Beef Sukiyaki Set R88 nett
Clockwise from top left: 2 assorted appetizers, sukiyaki pot, cawan mushi, appetizer, sesame toufu, 1 picked-gourd roll, soy sauce, steamed rice
Fresh beef slices and sashimi- squid, salmon, shrimp
Sweet sukiyaki broth

Shokado Bento Set RM108 nett
Delight yourself with variety in a box with Shokado Bento Set! To the fickle-minded, torture your brian no more! Savour the best of cooked and raw dishes that will certainly satisfy all departments of your appetite.
Shokado Bento RM108 nett
Clockwise from top left: 2 picked appetizers, bento, cawan mushi, miso soup, soy sauce, tempura sauce, steamed rice
For those who likes variety- prawn tempura, simmered prawn, grilled beef, sashimi, grilled mackerel, and sesame tofu

Sashimi Set RM128 nett
There is no compromise when it comes to freshness of sashimi under the watch of Chef Ota. The Sashimi set, placed on a bed of ice, ensures that the most finicky of sashimi consumers are happy. The innate sweetness of the seafood speaks volume for itself.
Chef Ota made my favourite set- The Sashimi set
Sashimi Set RM128 nett
Clockwise from top left: 2 assorted appetizers, sashimi on iced platter, cawan mushi, miso soup, soy sauce and steamed rice
Mouth watering sashimi
Freshness at its best
Sesame Tofu- a creation of Chef Ota
Cawan mushi- a perpetual favourite 
Brilliant night view at the Dorsett Residences
Aerial view at 30th floor
For more information, kindly visit the hotels' websites:

Dorsett Grand Subang 

Dorsett Putrajaya 

Dorsett Kuala Lumpur 

Dorsett Grand Labuan 2

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Events and Wedding Banquets at Eight Gourmets Gala

One ingredient that has become as important as salt in cooking nowadays is ambiance. From weddings to corporate dinners, the event ambiance says a lot about whether you are going to hit the KPI given by your boss or if you are the groom, by your beloved wife. In search of beautiful event space with delicious food, E.G.G. has become another recommendation in my list. Other than their ability to satisfy the palette, E.G.G. offers an ambiance worth checking out.
At the EGG wine room
Initials for Eight Gourmets Gala, E.G.G. is a unique open-concept diner that consists of eight brands under one roof:
1. Caffeinees (renowned homegrown cafe)
2. Hook & Cook (market place inspired western seafood restaurant)
3. Malt Berry Apes (wine cellar and whisky bar)
4. Yamaguchi Fish Market (gourmet seafood kitchen)
5. Hakka Crab (premium hawker delights)
6. Black Market (fine dining and launge)
7. Nibbles Soup (soup, salad and sandwich bar)
8. Confessions of Lady Laura (dessert haven)
Eight Gourmets Gala at Sunway
This place comes not only with a designed interior but also character to match. This place is more than the eye can see. Illuminated charmingly by strings of led bulbs, the ambiance transports guests to the streets of Melbourne. The dining area is flanked by the 8 restaurants which guests can freely order from regardless of sitting area.
The cosy dining area 
Apart from the variety of food, E.G.G. makes sure that your event is hosted in meritorious environment. Other than the general dining area that is directly accessible, there are pockets of event spaces tactfully secluded for privacy. Scroll down for the expose  of these hidden areas.
Customers can order from any of the 8 restaurants while sitting at any area
A drink at Malt Berry Apes
Hakka Crab Restaurant at the entrance displaying live seafood
Melbourn-inspired set up
Queen & Sons Restaurant entrance disguised as the front of a tailor shop
For total privacy and seclusion
The wine room which allows guests to enjoy regular and rare wines. Pre-orders of exquisite choices are also accepted. 
And the wall is more than what it is
A lounge to host a cosy get-together 
From the lounge, there is a secret access to an 8-person dining area, cordoned for privacy
Especially appropriate for corporate events or gatherings
The next room is also sequestered private dining
The wedding space overlooking Sunway Lagoon with a dais 
More private spaces for parties and events at the Mezannine floor with glass windows for that added taste

Chinese Banquet Menus
Emerald Menu at RM988 nett per table of 10 persons
Lobster Bisque with Crabmeat and Fins
Golden EGG Four Season Combination- Scallop, Fried Wanton and Pork Sandwiched in Mantau
Golden EGG Four Seasons Combination- Egg with shark's fin and fish roe
Deep Fried Sea Grouper with Ginger and Black Fungus
Signature Steamed Live Tiger Prawns with Aged Chinese Liquor
Roasted Crispy Whole Chicken
Golden Scallops Fried Rice
Braised Fish Maw, Mushrooms, Bean Curd Skin and Broccoli
Peanut Mochi and Chilled Sea Coconut & Longan
Buffet spreads can also be arranged
For any enquiries, contact:
Eight Gourmets Gala (E.G.G.)
Suite G-01, Ground Floor,
The Pinnacle Annexe,
Persiaran Lagoon,
Bandar Sunway,
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 017-9488684