Torii Japanese Yakitori & Whisky Bar
The Husband and I caught up with my cousin and her boyfriend at Torii Japanese Yakitori & Whisky Bar when we were in Malaysia last week. She gave me a choice of three places to dine in, and being on a bit of a Japanese whisky bent, I was sold the minute I saw the whisky list this restaurant boasts.
According to its website, Torii is a Japanese-accented gastro-bar, dedicated to the twin pleasures of 'yakitori and divine whisky'. Japanese whisky lovers will be happy to learn that Torii has the largest range of Japanese single malt whiskies on offer in Kuala Lumpur! They're definitely not cheap, but at least you now know where to head to if you've a sudden hankering for some Yamazaki or Hakushu! Yes, James B. I'm looking at you!
I loved the look and concept of the restaurant right away. It is sexy, chic and modern with interesting diagrams on the dark walls and a wall of whisky bottles that graces the bar and back wall. Not quite what I was expecting to find in the midst a suburban neighborhood, but definitely worth checking out whenever you're in the area.
The yakitori menu featured all sorts of grilled skewered meats, seafood and different vegetables as well as a range of unique Japanese-inspired dishes.
We ordered and shared heaps of little platters among the four of us. Most of the food we had were really good, with some exceptional ones like the ultra-smooth, silky Trifecta Mushi made from Ikura, Foie Gras, and Shrimp in a Steamed Duck Egg Custard, as well as the Rack of Lamb with sea salt and black pepper, which was moist, smoky and utterly delicious.
We also really enjoyed the fresh and beautifully presented Sashimi Platter as well as the Bonded Unagi and Foie Gras, which were little bites of melt-in-your-mouth concoctions that packed a punch of meaty, earthy flavours and with a lovely, soft texture.
|Bonded Unagi and Foie Gras|
|Rack of Lamb|