Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Nishiki @ Kota Kinabalu (I)

We were at Nishiki for Keshia's 21st birthday.
Nishiki is one of the oldest Japanese restaurant in town but we didn't realised how old until now. Established in 1987 and that was 20 years ago!! Only a year younger than Keshia!
Japanese restaurants in KK come and go, but Nishiki stood the test of time and it is one of our favourite Japanese restaurant.
We have been going there for years mostly for special occasions or when we have a craving for raw seafood. It serves the best sashimi in town.

They ran out of salmon which was Keshia's favourite (we were there 8pm on a Friday evening and salmon is sold out already).

The birthday girl went for a whooping dinner set with two main courses - a skewered teriyaki beef and seafood deep-fried in crumbs with side dishes of garlic fried rice, salad, miso soup and a radish stew. After the meal she just couldn't handle anymore the ice-cream from Vedablu (just next door).

Bryan and Leanne had the unagi sets. The grilled eel came on top of the rice like a don set and serve with only miso soup and pickles. The unagi was fantastic, according to Leanne but the set itself was a bit of a let-down.

We shared a salmon fish head stew which was delicious.

The mix tempura, a must-have was done to perfection as usual- light and crispy with the freshest ingredients.



frank said...

Woo, nice, very nice.

I liked the way the fish was shaped - into cones and I really like how the colours stood out so vibrantly in the pictures.

Birthdays are fun. Oh and btw, I am still on diet (die, with a t) since leaving KK. :-)


a feast, everyday said...

Tt bad, ah? Die with a t...hahaha same sentiment as Heather.

Pirut said...

i've been there a long time ago. Nice restaurant.

HoneyBee said...

Wow... Everything looks gorgeous... Drool... Drool... I'd say go die with diet and simply splurge ^_^

a feast, everyday said...

honeybee, japanese food r less fattening than most food so go on a japanese diet :-)