It's been a while since I last visited Aoyama (Green Room). Was there last Mon for my bud's - Audrey early birthday celebration. Come to a stage in life, we always will remind ourselves that 'age is just a number, think & feel young'. Hmm.. wonder why.. ^ - ^
Deciding to not take the set dinner, we picked a few appetizers, maki, rolls, noodles, and ta dah.. we ended up eating non-stop the other night.
Everything we had was fresh and the delicate presentation of the food is true to Japanese culture.
We were first served the tuna tempura with garlic (Maguro Tempura). Freshness of the tuna can still be felt even after the frying. ^ - ^ And this is the first time I tasted fried tuna. Ichiban.
Then comes the Age Tashi Tofu. My mouth took every bite gently, from the the lightly fried layer of the tofu skin, to the tofu itself. So so soft.
Next is my favourite fried small prawns (Koebi Karaage) and fried small squid (Ika Geso Karaage). Crispy, aromatic, and with just-nice saltiness, makes us can't stop eating. These are just the right appetizer to go with sake.
Bottom left : Ika Geso Karaage.Price-RM9, Koebi Karaage.Price-RM9
We each had 1 hand roll.
The cold soba (Cha Soba) tasted especially nice. My tongue was spelling mamamia when it felt the slight coldness of the soba, after dipped in the sauce and wasabi.
The salted grilled Saba was real aromatic and fresh.
The Soft Shell Crab Maki was really good too. Apart from the soft shell crab, not sure what was the filling, but it was really crunchy and crispy.
One of the highlight of the night was the Tai fish sashimi (Ninki Tai). Combining the sashimi with wasabi, dipped slightly in the soya sauce, we were rewarded with tender mouthfuls of incredibly tasty and absolutely fresh, slices of fish.
We thought we could escape when the udon soup (Inaniwa Udon) wasn't served till much later. Anyway, the broth of the udon soup is simply delicious.
Bottom left : Temaki-California, Soft Shell Crab, Salmon Skin.Price-RM8, RM10,RM9, Ninki Tai.Price-RM40, Soft Shell Crab Maki.Price-RM13
Oh ya, we ordered a bottle of warm Sake too, to celebrate the special occasion. Not knowing how to appreciate Sake, I must say it was good somewhat.
One thing great about Japanese food is that you can eat to our satisfaction, and even with a heavy stomach, we still can say that it was indeed a healthy meal.
At the end of the dinner, we were completely stuffed - however, can still make just a little space for Macha ice-cream.
I must say, that among my many visits in the past, none beats this round as everything was just so perfect. Looks like really need to go with people that knows what they are ordering, instead of me taking the normal set dinner. (Thanks to Kim & Jo for the ordering).
Aoyama Japanese Restaurant
10, GF, Jalan 27/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
Tel : 03-2300 0683