My Japanese Lunch At Yuzu

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, September 4, 2009 | Published in


I was thinking of blogging about my China trip today but decided to post about my lunch at Yuzu instead.

In fact, I had this lunch at Yuzu about more than two weeks ago so I guess this post is pretty much overdue.

It was my first time dining at this lovely Japanese restaurant located at the third floor of The Gardens Mall at the invitation of another blogger, Lina. She had invited me over as her office was located at Mid Valley City and I needed to pass her the souvenir I bought from Guilin. Lina was one of the winners of my "Top Three Commenters Contest".

Lina, I am also blogging about this so that you can read this before you fly off to Japan! See? I'm so nice. Haha!

This is the front entrance to the restaurant. I have to say I did not know where this restaurant is located earlier because it was tucked away at a rather secluded area!

front entrance 1.2

The interior was quite nice. There were not many customers around as it was only just past noon.

interior 4.2

interior 3

We were given one of the best seats in the house, thanks to the manager and also thanks to Lina. It's nice to eat with a blogger who knows the manager yes?

interior 2

Our table is the one on the right from the photo above.

I remember saying "What a nice view!"

To which Lina said, "The view is not nice!" or something to that effect. Then I looked over the glass window and yeah, I think I agreed with her. Haha!

Now if only the view outside is something like the hills and mountains I saw from my Li River Cruise, then that would be fantastic! Well, never mind.

Anyway, I ordered the Yuzu Gozen set which was priced at RM48.

set lunch 1.2

Lina ordered the Sake Kabuto set priced at RM15.95.


If you think I could remember the Japanese names of these dishes, let me tell you I could not. I just copied the names from Lina's blog post! Haha!

Also, sorry no photo of Lina as she declined to be photographed. She said she must pose first and I guess she would not pose in front of me! LOL!

I think you can see quite clearly what we ate but just to lengthen this post a bit, and if you don't mind, let me just go through what I ate with a bit more detail.

This is the stone grilled Japanese beef. It was delicious! But only 4 pieces? Where got enough? LOL!


The chawanmushi or egg custard was lovely too!


I am not exactly a big fan of sushi but these assorted sushi were much better than Sushi King. Well, I guess any sushi is better than Sushi King nowadays! haha!


The tempura was delicious too! Yummy!


Oh! I forgot to take close shots of the assorted sashimi and the bowl of salad! Anyway, they were delicious especially the sashimi! Gosh, I am drooling even now!

These were the side dishes of tofu and pickles or should I call them appetizers?

side dishes

I also like the tea pot soup. Complemented the meal very nicely.

soup 1.2

It was an enjoyable lunch and made more so by Lina's "yakking". OK, Lina, you are the one who use this term, I just borrow it. Haha!

I think we talked for over 2 hours. I actually lost count on how many cups of green tea I drank! I was thinking it's about time to leave when surprise!...we were given complimentary green tea ice cream!

green tea ice cream

We were also given some red bean which I scooped onto my green tea ice cream. Red bean and green tea ice cream are truly a marriage made in heaven! Yummy!

I jokingly told Lina that maybe if we waited longer, we would get more freebies! But too bad, I got to leave and get back to work! What, you think it is a holiday for me?

interior 6

I think I have quite a good impression of this restaurant. Although it's quite expensive, once in a while is OK for me. Not only was the food delicious, the ambience was nice and the staffs were helpful and friendly.

I would definitely be back! So Lina, when's our next lunch?


(100) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Only 4 slices of beef? They should have provided more. What a luxury to have a 2 hour lunch. My one hour feels like not enuff ;)

    So what did you guys 'yak' about in those 2 hours?

    September 4, 2009 at 11:29 AM
  2. CheaHSan said...

    Foongpc can you please also embed the aroma as well, nice pixs alone not good enough lol. Lovely place and my tummy's growling..

    September 4, 2009 at 11:38 AM
  3. HappySurfer said...

    Awesome pictures, Foong.

    September 4, 2009 at 11:55 AM
  4. ladyviral said...

    Waaa cannot be FC! grrrr!

    now go lunch... read later haha.

    September 4, 2009 at 12:20 PM
  5. foongpc said...

    mei teng, ya lah. They should have provided more beef but I think they would also increase the price!

    One hour lunch only? That's like Touch n Go! How to chit chat in one hour?

    What did we "yak" about? About you lah! Haha! Just kidding : )

    September 4, 2009 at 12:35 PM
  6. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, if the technology to embed aroma exists, I don't mind! How nice if we can smell the aroma of food from all those food blogs we visit! : )

    September 4, 2009 at 12:36 PM
  7. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, thanks! : )

    September 4, 2009 at 12:37 PM
  8. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, try again next time! How to beat Mei Teng? She's the champion in FC! : )

    September 4, 2009 at 12:38 PM
  9. [SK] said...

    nice nice!! i've always wanted to try this restaurant.. but i always have an impression that things must be very expensive in there.. so gave up :p

    September 4, 2009 at 12:58 PM
  10. [SK] said...

    anyway think they have set lunch during weekdays which are quite affordable.. for example the RM15.95 set that lina ordered.. but i'm working way off from MV so can't really have chance to try the set lunch :(

    September 4, 2009 at 12:58 PM
  11. [SK] said...

    you know why they only give you 4 little pieces of the beef?? so that you will come back for more.. if they have given you more than enough, then you won't appreciate that anymore dude!! hahahaha!!

    September 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM
  12. [SK] said...

    there are really a lot of things in your RM48 set huh.. as compared to the basic ones that lina had.. that's the price you pay i guess.. :p

    September 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM
  13. annant said...

    green tea ice cream and edamame is a must order whenever i dine in jap restaurant :D

    September 4, 2009 at 1:01 PM
  14. [SK] said...

    hmmm, i really want to go there and try one day.. the food looks really good and well presented..

    September 4, 2009 at 1:01 PM
  15. [SK] said...

    what's in that tea pot soup?? is it some kind of miso soup?? i see lots of spring onions, hmmm, i hate spring onions actually.. :D

    September 4, 2009 at 1:02 PM
  16. [SK] said...

    wow, green tea ice cream with red beans!! such classic japanese dessert combination.. but i don't really fancy green tea by products, i only like green tea on its own.. :p

    September 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM
  17. lina said...

    But the 4 slices of meat are nice, what! :D

    Foong's set is what I'll order if I go there for dinner.

    The green tea was a bit too milky for my taste, but then it was free so I'm not complaining much! LOL

    September 4, 2009 at 1:15 PM
  18. lina said...

    Maybe next time, we try and eat Uni (sea urchin) OK? :)

    September 4, 2009 at 1:18 PM
  19. Tekkaus said... good lunch at Yuzu! Must be pretty yummy huh! :p Haha So you blogging about this for Lina?

    September 4, 2009 at 1:24 PM
  20. Tekkaus said...

    War...the front entrance is already so nice? Perhaps the dinners wanted more private feasting moment with no eyes looking at them? That's why is was in the secluded area. Ha :D Then again, it is because the restaurant cannot afford the main spots. LOL :D

    September 4, 2009 at 1:26 PM
  21. Tekkaus said...

    Not bad o! The interior is really cost. Wow! The place looks rather sophisticated. Yeah! Then next time I should look for Lina if I wanna dine at Yuzu? So I can get special seats. :P

    September 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM
  22. Tekkaus said...

    Wow! You ordered Yuzu Gozen? Looks ultra delicious o! Besides there were so many things to eat. A lot of variety but the portion is a little too little for my liking. Ha :D

    War...Lina's meal...the fish head is so big. :p

    September 4, 2009 at 1:29 PM
  23. Tekkaus said...

    Stone grilled Japanese beef? Yeah! Where got enough! Damn looks so yummy...and it was served on stone? Huh? Hahaha :D

    Egg custard? Hmm...must be yummy....looks like a child dish.

    September 4, 2009 at 1:30 PM
  24. Tekkaus said...

    Green tea ice cream! Ha :D Wow! Yeah! Both of you should have waited longer..who knows what they will give you. :)

    September 4, 2009 at 1:33 PM
  25. Tekkaus said...

    War....the 2 of you makan for 2 hours. Spend a lot of quality time together aye? :p Just joking. Ok, gotta go now. Have a nice day.

    September 4, 2009 at 1:33 PM
  26. ladyviral said...

    Beat Mei Teng ar? hahaha... Next time you give me hints right before you post, i will come here and refresh like mad :P.

    The Stone Grilled Beef looks good! I want! Aiyar never tak epicture of the sashimi, must be too tempting and you forgot haha.

    The whole meal looks good and I bet the companion was good too :).

    September 4, 2009 at 1:52 PM
  27. ladyviral said...

    Now time to go haunt Lina's blog abit :P.

    September 4, 2009 at 1:52 PM
  28. Merryn said...

    The place looks really clean n nice.. lina's a small eater. I'll go for YOUR set foong. and i'll not share it with my hubs as he tak makan beef! :)

    September 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM
  29. A Common Singaporean said...

    Wah Foong!!! You very good life wor. Eat and Play plus holiday!!!!

    September 4, 2009 at 2:30 PM
  30. Che-Cheh said...

    The ambiance of this restaurant is really nice & cozy.

    I've not seen a makan set that come with so many plates. Wah. Very 'fung fu'. RM48. What not eh.

    September 4, 2009 at 2:59 PM
  31. xin said...

    the food looks good. but the beef so kiamsiap....=/ for the price at least give another 6 pcs right?

    September 4, 2009 at 3:13 PM
  32. Anonymous

    I would like to try the sea urchin...wonder what it tastes like. Thanks to your review, I shall consider visiting this place soon.

    September 4, 2009 at 3:40 PM
  33. HappySurfer said...

    Japanese dishes are very dainty and with everything added up can be quite substantial. I'd have to be extremely hungry to be able to finish the entire serving. Thanks for the sharing, Foong.

    September 4, 2009 at 5:05 PM
  34. HappySurfer said...

    I thought the ice-cream was the hint that it was time to leave. shoo.....

    But it looks so delish..on such a fanciful receptacle.

    September 4, 2009 at 5:08 PM
  35. day-dreamer said...

    Looks good! I will visit it some day... haha.

    September 4, 2009 at 6:28 PM
  36. jam said...

    We go there next time ya? Now you know the manager, should be able to get us the best seats, with Guilin landscape out the windows, haha!

    September 4, 2009 at 6:47 PM
  37. wenn said...

    rather expensive but my, it's worth eating..

    September 4, 2009 at 8:50 PM
  38. lina said...

    Next time go, order from a-la carte. Can get discount. Hehehe...

    Seems likme I'm the only one who said 4 pcs of beef is enough. :D

    September 4, 2009 at 9:18 PM
  39. lina said...

    foong gave me hints when he usually post and I still don't get to be FC.

    September 4, 2009 at 9:21 PM
  40. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow the ambiance was very relaxing and the food looks so yummy....
    i wonder what camera are using foogpc ..the pictures are very clear

    September 4, 2009 at 9:24 PM
  41. Twilight Man said...

    I agree the interior looks cosy and relaxing. After sinking your teeth into the food, you experience heavenly mode.

    September 5, 2009 at 12:20 AM
  42. iamthewitch said...

    Wow, some fancy lunch eh? :P But the sushi looked really pretty. And the ambience of the restaurant too!

    September 5, 2009 at 12:21 AM
  43. Neo said...

    Ah.... not a good time to look at food pics.... so i will come back tomorrow!

    September 5, 2009 at 2:48 AM
  44. Ayie said...

    Thanks foong for bringing your cam and taking so much pix! The place is great! hehehe just that you were fooled by the iew window thinking right away it's a good view from there.

    i love you food selection. maybe I should have some of those ordered too in a jap resto here...maybe my baby will be happy to have a taste of those! hehehe

    September 5, 2009 at 9:31 AM
  45. Ayie said...

    happy weekend!

    September 5, 2009 at 9:32 AM
  46. fufu said...

    wow...i miss janapese cuisine so much... wanna go back to japan asap

    September 5, 2009 at 4:13 PM
  47. J2Kfm said...

    very mahal lah .... Yuzu. but they're not exactly running brisk business now arent they?
    with so much competition.

    Sushi Zanmai is STILL at full capacity come peak hours. crazy ...

    September 5, 2009 at 5:04 PM
  48. manglish said...

    is that the wa gyuu ar? the famous japanese beef....i think tat is the only i will say is nice among the japanese cuisine lar..otherwise dey r just bland hahhahha :P

    September 5, 2009 at 6:48 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    SK, do give Yuzu a try! Well, I'm not sure if that's the reason why they give only 4 pieces of the beef, but it could also be because the beef is imported beef and really pricey! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 10:54 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    annant, oh, so you love green tea ice cream and edamame? Me too! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 10:55 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    SK, so you don't like green tea ice cream? The soup is nice and you can't really taste the spring onions : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:00 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    lina, yes the 4 slices of beef is nice, but just too little for me! I think must be imported beef?

    Haha! Lucky you didn't complain about the green tea! Yeah, it's free so what's there to complain about?

    Sea urchin? That'll be great! Let's eat it next time! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:02 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, I'm not blogging this for Lina. She already blogged about it.

    Yeah, the interior is nice and yes, you should ask Lina to get you a good seat next time you want to go there!

    Although the portion is small, but eating the whole set will still make you full!

    The egg custard is not a child's dish! Haha! Adults love it! : )

    2 hours not considered very long, I've stayed longer than 2 hours eating with friends! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:10 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, haha! You want hints? Actually, I've given lots of people hints but they still can't beat FC champion Mei Teng!

    Yeah, sashimi too tempting until forgot to take photos. LOL!

    Haunt Lina's blog? You sound like you are a ghost! Haha!

    September 5, 2009 at 11:15 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    merryn, your hubby does not eat beef? Aiyo, wasted cos beef is so nice to eat! But also good lah, it's red meat, better not eat so much! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:16 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    a common singaporean, what are you talking about? I'm just having lunch. You also can what! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:18 PM
  57. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, haha! you should give this Japanese restaurant a try! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:18 PM
  58. foongpc said...

    xin, another 6 pieces of beef? Haha! That would be ideal : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:22 PM
  59. foongpc said...

    mei teng, please dine there and then blog about it yes? Maybe you can even meet up with Lina : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:24 PM
  60. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes it can be quite substantial. I was actually quite full after the meal, but still have space to take 2 more cups of green tea ice cream lah. Haha!

    You can't finish the entire serving? You must be a small eater then : )

    Well, maybe you are right - the ice cream is a hint for us to leave. But then again, there's not many customers and they don't need the table, so I don't think so : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:27 PM
  61. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, yes you should! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:27 PM
  62. foongpc said...

    jam, haha! You want Guilin landscape out of the window? Must go back China for that! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:44 PM
  63. foongpc said...

    wenn, yes rather expensive, but it's OK to indulge once in a while : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:45 PM
  64. foongpc said...

    lina, huh? Why order from ala carte can get discount? Yeah, only you say 4 pieces of beef is enough, everyone else think it's too little!

    Haha! Still cannot be FC here right? You all must figure out a way to beat Mei Teng! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:49 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, I'm using Panasonic Lumix LX3 camera. It's a good camera! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:50 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    twilight zone, you sound as if eating there is like being in heaven. Haha!

    September 5, 2009 at 11:51 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, yes the ambience is nice. And the food is delicious! Maybe we can go there next time? : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:52 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    neo, why is it not a good time? Cos you have too many girls pics to look at right now? Hehe

    September 5, 2009 at 11:53 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    ayie, haha, yes the view was not really that nice, but if you don't look out the window, the ambience is good.

    Oh! Yes, you should let your baby taste the Japanese food : )

    Happy weekend to you too! : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:55 PM
  70. foongpc said...

    fufu, you just came back from China and you want to go Japan now? : )

    September 5, 2009 at 11:56 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    J2Kfm, that's why I avoid Sushi Zanmai. Don't like queuing up for my meals! : )

    September 6, 2009 at 12:00 AM
  72. foongpc said...

    manglish, I'm not really sure if that's the wagyu beef. What? You find japanese food bland? How come?

    September 6, 2009 at 12:02 AM
  73. Ken Wooi said...

    japanese food again... lol..
    the environment looks nice..
    food looks good..
    will try it one day! =D

    September 6, 2009 at 10:42 AM
  74. lina said...

    Set got no discount but for a-la carte items, they give me discounts (not much, but can lah... )

    September 6, 2009 at 12:37 PM
  75. Rad Sujanto said...

    before I read that the view wasn't nice I thought it wasn't so nice too! haha... but it could have been otherwise if it was up on a hill :)

    it seems too quiet, maybe it wasn't just the time but also the location which could be not so easy to find? didn't you think so?

    September 6, 2009 at 8:21 PM
  76. eiling lim said...

    The pricing doesn't seem that expensive. Now I'm salivating!

    September 6, 2009 at 10:42 PM
  77. Jun said...

    very interesting blog

    September 7, 2009 at 7:06 AM
  78. Monica said...

    I love the interior of this restaurant, Foong! :)

    September 7, 2009 at 7:12 AM
  79. Monica said...

    yum! yum! the food looks good!!

    September 7, 2009 at 7:13 AM
  80. Chay said...

    Oh I love Japanese foods ! I am so glad that we have a lot of Japanese restaurants around the town where I live.

    This is making me hungry hahahahah

    September 8, 2009 at 3:05 AM
  81. Ayie said...

    i can le the baby taste but no sushis or anything with raw meats =)

    September 8, 2009 at 6:30 AM
  82. LifeRamblings said...

    oh mercy! i'm drooling again. i've just gained 10 pounds looking at those delish food.

    September 8, 2009 at 4:02 PM
  83. LifeRamblings said...

    the interior was absolutely inviting and cosy. i love the decos as well.

    September 8, 2009 at 4:03 PM
  84. eastcoastlife said...

    Oh, this is the post which Lina spoke about. Both of you met up for lunch. :)

    September 11, 2009 at 11:23 PM
  85. eastcoastlife said...

    The food looks awesome! Got to try it when I'm there.

    September 11, 2009 at 11:23 PM
  86. Johnny Ong said...

    japanese food is never cheap at all. once enter, be prepared to pay for it

    September 12, 2009 at 7:13 PM
  87. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, yes go try it! : )

    September 13, 2009 at 1:22 AM
  88. foongpc said...

    lina, really? Must go for their ala carte next time! : )

    September 13, 2009 at 1:22 AM
  89. foongpc said...

    rad, yeah as I said if the views are mountains I see from my Li River Cruise, that would be perfect! Not many people maybe because it is located at a isolated area and also because it's quite pricey for the average people.

    September 13, 2009 at 1:24 AM
  90. foongpc said...

    eiling, me too : )

    September 13, 2009 at 1:24 AM
  91. foongpc said...

    jun bullan, thanks for dropping by! : )

    September 13, 2009 at 1:25 AM
  92. foongpc said...

    monica, go try it! : )

    September 13, 2009 at 1:25 AM
  93. foongpc said...

    chay, you like Japanese food too? Are you blogging about the Japanese food in your area?

    September 13, 2009 at 1:26 AM
  94. foongpc said...

    ayie, no sushi and raw meat for your baby? I guess better not! : )

    September 13, 2009 at 1:28 AM
  95. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, haha! Gain 10 pounds just by looking at the food? So dangerous ah? Then can I lose 10 pounds by looking at people exercise? Hahaha!

    Yes, the interior is nice and the ambience is great! : )

    September 13, 2009 at 1:30 AM
  96. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, ha! Not bad memory yes? Yeah, me and Lina met up for lunch here. And yes, you must drop by this restaurant if you ever go KL : )

    September 13, 2009 at 1:31 AM
  97. foongpc said...

    johnny ong, you are so right! If japanese food is cheap, I would be eating it everyday! Haha!

    September 13, 2009 at 1:32 AM
  98. bluedreamer27 said...

    the pictures never lie foongpc telling that your Panasonic Lumix LX3 camera is really the best...i wonedr how much does it cost?

    September 17, 2009 at 1:33 PM
  99. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, the retail price for this camera in Malaysia is RM1,799 but I got it at RM1,600 which is about 21,968 Philippines Pesos.

    September 18, 2009 at 12:42 AM
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