Sunday, June 26, 2011

Maiu, Damansara Perdana

A friend spoke of Maiu, a Japanese buffet that's really reasonable, and serves fresh sashimi.
I didnt mind trying and while gathering some friends to try, I realised, there's a handful that still avoids Japanese food because of the recent unfortunate events.
And off we went sometime ago, which to my surprise, was already packed with customers. Luckily we made reservations.

We were promptly seated, and was provided with the menu. Yes, Maiu serves ala carte buffet.
A quick scan and I was rather disappointed with the menu. The choices was rather limited, think there was about 50+ types to choose from, inclusive of appetizers, soups and rice (you can guess how much's left for mains).

Since there's only 3 of us, we cant order everything on the menu :p and here's what we did try..
As I took lots of photos, I'll write less..else this may be a 3 pager post (if printed out)..hehe
Since my kawan said the s
ashimi's fresh, we ordered a few plates..
One of the plates..
Fresh? Yes. Very. Thick slices, fresh springy meat. Best of the lot was the butter fish.
I always enjoy mackerel, hence my Saba Shioyaki..
Fatty, sweet and crisp skin. Just a dash of lemon juice and it's delish.
So far so good.
Grilled Shishamo..
Was fine, but must have it while it's still hot. Once cooled, it's soggy and a tad hard to swallow..
Ebi Nigiri..
This was average. Nothing to shout about.
Spider maki..
Generous amount of spider crab, suprisingly for buffet. Enjoyable.

And yes, we ordered spider crabs too..
Served with mayo. Too greasy for my liking.
Yakitori chicken..
Skewered chicken's that's dry, not well marinated and had the frozen chicken after taste. Save your stomach space for something else.
Chicken karaage..
We should have just ordered either the karaage or the yakitori to realise, the chicken on the menu's not worth ordering.
Bland fried chicken that again, with frozen chicken after taste.
Grilled capsicums..
Slightly under grilled..

Fried tofu...
Again it's oily and greasy. Started to feel nauseous by then. Think the oil used was not fresh :(

Luckily the mushroom soup gave a brief reprieve from oiliness...
Clear, not too salty broth. Piping hot to wash the greasiness away.
I cant recall what's this..
Luckily this was not greasy, the fish paste was actually tasty.
Chawan Mushi..
Hot, smooth, comforting to slurp down..
Tempura mori..
Pretty decent- large prawns, and quite a lot of vegetables per order.
Agedashi tofu..
You can order this too. The dashi/ soy sauce was not too salty, and went well with the silken smooth tofu.
To finish off our meal, we had some green tea ice cream and wasabi ice cream..
The verdict? Although the price was reasonable, about RM42 (with tax) for dinner, I wont return. The menu was basic (there was no unagi, salmon, scallops etc) compared to Tao which has a wide range (though average tasting food). And I still felt nauseous after dinner.

Maiu is located at G-3A, The Place, Jalan PJU 8/5D, Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya. Tel 03-77290015.

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Blogger boo_licious said...

Will take your word for it & avoid. Thanks for the tip.

26 June, 2011  
Blogger minchow said...

Stale oil for deep-frying... eww!! Staying far far away from this!

27 June, 2011  
Blogger choi yen said...

this is formerly Umaiya...

28 June, 2011  
Anonymous jason said...

Oh now you mention it... no salmon!?

30 June, 2011  
Blogger sc said...

boo: that was my experience there..not sure how was the rest...

minchow: i felt sick the whole night after :(

choi yen: the same spot, not sure if its same owner..

jason: other than the raw version, there's no cooked salmon- ie, no grilled, pan friend etc.

30 June, 2011  
Blogger Extreme Power said...

nice one.

13 July, 2011  

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