Was introduced to a new teppanyaki place at Old Klang Road called Kazoku-Ai Modern Teppanyaki Kitchen. Said to have the widest menu of Teppanyaki in Malaysia. From Garlic Fried Rice to Wagyu Beef. From the simplest Teppanyaki to the premium ones.
The ambiance and interior of Kazoku-Ai is pretty modern and contemporary. It has a lot of fishes art on its wall and ceiling. Keep a lookout for it.
There are few types of table seatings in Kazoku-Ai – by the Teppanyaki bar, table seatings – indoor and outdoor and there is also private room available.
We let the Chef decides on our menu and waits patiently for our food to be served while keeping our eyes on the Teppanyaki bar…expecting some cooking show 😛
For starter, we shared the Fried Burdock Kimuchi Salad. This simple yet interesting salad consists of garden salad topped with fried burdock (gobo root) and served with kimchi special dressing.
Fresh large Scallops *slurps*
Huge scallops that’s more than a mouthful bite. Eat it while it’s hot.
Freshly cooked pan-seared and sautéed scallops, golden brown on the top.
Kazoku-Ai is proud to claim that their salmon is served freshest and I have to agree with them. Where else can you find this thick yet fresh salmon at RM26 for 7 pieces! Even on my returning visit, I insist we have this.
If eating raw salmon is not your thing, or you would love to have more salmon, the Teppanyaki King Salmon is to go for. Perfectly cook with crispy skin. My goodness.. Who needs the sauces.
The oysters are also a great option. Served with crispy garlic on the side.
The Chef’s Special is a combination of cod fish, mackerel and Foie Gras, served in special Japanese sauce. The fishes were just that good as they were really fresh and the flesh is so sweet. Oh, not forgetting the foie gras which melts in your mouth like chocolate.
They say that to know how good the Teppanyaki chef is to taste their Garlic Fried Rice. Nuff said. It’s good and I’d suggest to share this bowl so you can have other Teppanyaki dishes.
The Teppanyaki Assorted Mushrooms is a must have here! There are different types of mushrooms and each of them are well cooked. So soft and packed with flavours. Don’t worry, you won’t go high eating this.
I would order the Kaisen Okonomiyaki again for its generous amount of bonito (fish flakes). This is great for sharing.
For the prawn lovers, do ask for the Ebi Tempura. Kazoku-Ai only uses Tiger Prawns. 😉
The entire night, I was waiting for some Teppanyaki action and finally my wish came true. This is one hot show not to be missed. Some flambe act while cooking the wagyu beef.
I love the look of the bloody red there. :3 If you love red meat, you can get a good price on wagyu beef here – RM100 @ less than RM80.
Just look at that mouthwatering Wagyu Tenderloin. So sweet, juicy and tender. Just the way I like my beef – medium rare.
The wagyu is served with Kazoku-Ai’s special wasabi sauce. The sauce is homemade using fresh wasabi and secret ingredient. Think of it like mint sauce, but wasabi version. Don’t take a sniff too hard on the sauce, or you’ll be in tears.
Kazoku-Ai has many types of homemade sauces for you to try to go with your dishes. Do ask for them if you’re adventurous.
The kitchen is pork free and they serve alcohol as well. Sake. They have good stuffs here that pairs well with the dishes.
Oh, do try their Japanese Champagne or Sparkling Sake. It’s RM78 a bottle. I find it too sweet for my liking. But it does have a hint of sake after taste.
Dessert after every meal is a must have and the finale of our meal was Killer Chocolate Brownie. We were killed and resurrected again.
Kazoku-Ai emphasise on ‘Eat, Drink and Enjoy the Show‘.
Kazoku-Ai Teppanyaki @ 3rd Mile Square
151, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinates: 3.103941, 101.677367
Tel: +603 7983 1919
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
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