Friday, December 19, 2008

KISSATEN Coffee and Restaurant

夢ぢには

あしもやすめず

かよへども

うつつにひとめ

見しごとはあらず

Though I go to you
ceaselessly along dream paths,
the sum of those trysts
is less than a single glimpse
granted in the waking world.

No. 658 in the Kokin Wakashu by Ono no Komachi (小野 小町)
(Reference:
http://www.classical-japanese.net/Poetry/komachi.html)

*****

Notes:

(一)
This kissaten is a good place to chill in the late afternoons.

(二)
The Mentaiko Spaghetti (RM18.90) was an interesting combination of bubbly mentaiko, olives and onions. Refreshing.

(三)
A Swissroll of pig’s skin, the Crunchy Stewed Pork Slice (RM6.90) tasted rather bland but was compensated by the gelatinous layers of skin (plus fat) and a drizzle of soy sauce. The crunchy alfalfa sprouts and scallion gave the dish a nice contrast.

(四)
Subtly sweet and mildly cheesed, the Japanese-styled Cheese Cake (RM6.90) was alright. The texture could have been softer.

(五)
Loved the Bittergourd and Cucumber blend (RM8.90) which was flavourful sans the bitterness and chlorophyll taste.

(六)
Tried the Azuki Pancake (RM 4.90) in another more chaotic visit and it was good.

(七)
The Garlic Mushroom Pizza (RM17.90), Tonkotsu Ramen (RM15.90) and Teppan Wafu Beef Burger (RM17.90) were just okay.

(八)
Check out the set meals which are more value-for-money and avoid the chaotic peak hours (if possible).

(九)
Absorb in the pale surrounding, relax and be inspired.

(十)
They play Astrud Gilberto.
キレーイ.


KISSATEN Coffee and Restaurant
L12A-1-1, Palm Square
JAYA ONE
72A, Jalan Universiti
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: (+603) 7954 1990
Website: http://kissaten-means-cafe.blogspot.com/

20 comments:

Selba said...

Very nice how they serves the food...

mimid3vils said...

Tried once their set meal, quite big portion, can't finish :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

same time same food, but so differently put..respect respect..

worth eating then?

Precious Pea said...

At first glance, the pork skin looked like tomatoes. Nice!

J2Kfm said...

very nice shots. esp the pork skin. and rather reasonable eh?

still think their char siew pizza is good.

sc said...

was it mere coincidence or you guys pre planned and used the same jap words and poem? both are lovely nonetheless :)

backStreetGluttons said...

looking sweetly simple and elegant . especially with the rolling in betweens. We would go crazy if only we could kissitlower-tilllowest
...now !

Nic (KHKL) said...

selba, yupe, agree! top marks for presentation. and interior as well! ;)

mimi, yeah, their set meal is value for money! i saw the salmon steak set. very huge! and nice-looking too! ;)

joe, hehe, it's pre-planned. ;) but yeah, some dishes are good. i thought the mentaiko pasta was nice. every food blogger seems to have a fave dish here. so i guess it's worth a try! ;)

precious pea, you are right!!! i din realise that until i read your comment and looked at the pics again! especially the one with the drink! ;)

j2kfm, thanks for the compliment! yeah, was re-reading your post and realised that i missed out the char siew pizza. well, there'll always be a next time cos parking is free on weekends! :)

sc, hehe, yupe, it was pre-planned. i think we were kinda inspired by the ambiance and the food. well, lemongrass found the poem though..hehehehe...

backstreetgluttons, whitish and pinkish, we will all love a rolling and lowest-ing and more lowest-ing until we say, yes, we are getting there. only when it's right and the taste is going to coming to me. yumz.

ka..t said...

The green drink looks nice, although it doesn't sound too good (foo-kwa wong-kwa chap!) Got me hankering for a mojito now! :D

christine said...

i only remember trying all the desserts there previously, haven try out the main meal yet..the pork skin look nice

Life for Beginners said...

I love how you did your notes in Chinese numbers... so elegant and centred... I guess I'm the only one who would admire design & composition on a food blog, but I nerd nerd liddat one. :P

ai wei said...

yerrr... i never know there is place like this in PJ.
besides, think i gonna pick up my jap language... it's so much fun to read those hiragana n kanji from ur blog. but then dun really know all the meaning ><

550ml jar of faith said...

Bitter gourd blend? Eeks...can't imagine bitter gourd in a drink, yet the pics on both blogs look so divine!

fatboybakes said...

all this while i never knew YOU were thamby's weekend b**ch!!! hahha!!! aiyo, the pork fat thing looks a bit OTT.

Nic (KHKL) said...

ka..t, haha, the cantonese translation definitely sounds less appetising, hor? hehehe..ohhh, i love mojitos! especially in the afternoon when it's darn hot! ;)

christine, check out the mentaiko spaghetti! i think it's yummy! oh, the azuki pancake's pretty good as well.

kenny, actually, those are japanese numbers, but i guess they are all the same. ;) aiyah, you where got nerd nerd. everything's in the details and you're cool to notice that! ;)

ai wei, oh, do check out jaya one! lotsa nice stuff there! ;) haha, i can only read hiragana and katagana..i oso dunno the meaning one lar most of the time..hehehe...

550ml jar of faith, hey, thanks for dropping by! ;) the drink was suprisingly delicious and subtly sweet. cool! and thanks for your compliment! ;)

fatboybakes, hehehehe...actually, i thought you knew! just to clarify that technically, i'm not a b**ch...LOL!!! hmmm, the pork fat thing does remind me of the biscuit we used to eat as kids..errr, eee zhai peng (ear biscuit) i think.

ling239 said...

all the Japanese make me @_@

wonder how they did the pork slices.....

Big Boys Oven said...

I love those spiral thingy, looks so delicate and artistic in many way, and also the way to eat them . . I think! lol!

Nic (KHKL) said...

ling239, oh, i asked the staff and she said the skin was rolled like a Swiss roll liddat...very interesting hor? ;)

bigboysoven, yupe, visually very interesting! was intrigued the first time i saw it! do check it out, guys!

Faye fly said...

nice n lovely pic i like tat mint drink pic ..juz like recipe book pic !!! so kheng wor u !

belated merry xmas n happy new year ah ! ^^

Nic (KHKL) said...

faye fly, thank you! ;) here's wishing you a very happy new year as well! ;)