“Reflections of the Moon on Water” – that’s what “Kogetsu” means. Kogetsu in The Saujana Hotel is built like a traditional Japanese ryokan amidst the lush greenery surrounding a lake . Needless to say, the views from Kogetsu are just lovely and tranquil. The restaurant is spacious with a separate teppanyaki room, sushi counter and 3 tatami rooms for private dining. Helmed by resident chef Taketoshi Minami, Kogetsu prides itself for serving traditional Japanese cuisine.
Kogetsu recently introduced 3 quick and tasty lunch sets which come with free-flow ocha (Japanese green tea). The 3 Lunch Specials are:
Sanma-Teriyaki Set (RM53) – grilled pike mackerel with teriyaki sauce, rice, miso soup, chawan mushi and tsukemono
Tori-Katsu Curry Set (RM50) – mini chicken katsu curry served on rice with sides of salad and miso soup
Wa-Don Set (RM48) – mini tanin-don, mini udon with sides of salad and tsukemono
At the same time, Chef Taketoshi has also come up with some new items for the menu. To stir up some excitement in the dining experience here, guests can now order these new dishes.
Eihire – dried salted stingray fins (RM42). I love these crispy little fins, their taste and texture being similar to our local satay fish snack.
Ika Geso Wasabe – squid tentacles in wasabi (RM38). These chewy tasty bites can be quite addictive. I find myself reaching for them, endlessly.
Tofu Salada (RM28) – as the name implies, this was really a very light salad of mixed garden greens with soft silky tofu.
Unagi Yanagawa Nabe (RM45) – eel with burdock roots and egg
Hotate Mentaikoyaki (RM32) – baked scallops with fish roe
Saba Curry Fumiyaki (RM39) – fried mackerel coated with curry sauce. The curry is really tame so don’t expect any spicy fire here.
Shake Miso Katsu (RM42) – breaded salmon cutlet with miso sauce, only for katsu lovers. Personally, I prefer my salmon unadorned but I guess the good chef just wanted to present salmon in a different way.
Asparagus Kisu no Bainiku Age (RM42) – asparagus & silver fish in batter. Again, only if you like fried battered stuff. This was not my favourite as I’m not fond of having my fish and vegetables deep-fried in batter.
Unagi & Shake Kawa Maki (RM43) – eel roll & crispy salmon skin roll
Tai Soba Kyoto Style (RM38) – wheat noodles with red snapper in broth, Kyoto style
Nabeyaki Udon (RM43) – wheat noodles served in claypot
Besides sampling the new items, I also had a chance to indulge in a couple of Kogetsu’s house favourites from the teppanyaki counter.
Stir-fried Enoki (RM27) – love the slippery smooth assorted mushrooms in this dish!
Gyu Hire (RM75) – beef tenderloin teppanyaki – the beef was a bit overcooked but the flavours were fine.
For details of Kogetsu’s new Quick & Easy Lunch Specials or to book online, go to www.shr.my or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kogetsu Japanese Restaurant
The Hyatt Saujana
Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS
40150 Shah Alam
Tel: 03-7843-1234 ext.6122