|The gates to Hokkaido. What did you think it was?|
Expelliarmus on me anytime. Anyway, the movie finished around mid-afternoon so it made the family and I famished as we had an early breakfast. As you you all know, you have to feed the muscle lest the muscle goes on a rampage and starts wrecking havoc on unsuspecting children.
|Can you feel the Hokkaido-ness of this place?|
I have high expectations.
|Yes, that thing is terribly bright.|
|One of my absolute Japanese meals looking pretty but its taste was anything but sterile. Kind of like local politics.|
|Tough as nails the beef was.|
The funny thing is that the previous times that RM and I went there we've come out happy customers. We've tried the Japanese curry rice with beef and a noodle dish with seafood in it. Those two were fantastic meals, the beef and curry were exceptional whilst the noodles were cooked expertly.
|Mediocre at best.|
Besides the aforementioned dishes, we've had dessert and they were all right, just too sweet for my liking. We don't know why this time we had such below par food. So it's a bit of a surprise that I would pay another visit there. The combination of good service and the aforementioned fantastic meals have done just enough.
|Ah, pretty plates that weighed 50lbs. Serious.|
For truly great Hokkaido food, I think I'd rather wait for Isetan's Hokkaido food fair.
- Prices are what you'd expect from such an establishment, just about right.
- Green tea is free-flowing which is a definite big plus.
- Staff are prompt. Another big plus.
- RM and I have had mixed fortunes coming here. Sometimes the food has been wonderful, sometimes woeful. This time was very woeful.
- Queues can be very long.
- Big eaters may disappointed with the portions.
Note: Apparently, Hokkaido Ichiba is actually the ice-cream joint right next to it whereas the lunch we had was in Kita no Zen.
T-201, 3rd Floor,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 012-612 1060 / 03-2283 3060