>> Dec 24, 2010
Kampachi actually means yellow tail (fish) in Japanese. However, if you mention Kampachi in KL, most people would refer to the restaurant. Aside from Pavilion, Kampachi Restaurant has outlets in Equitorial Hotels throughout Malaysia.
Anyway, my grandfather was buying dinner to celebrate the final day of my cousin's SPM examination. I was the latest to arrive, so I could only take pictures of my food.
A whole soft shell crab was deep fried and then rolled up with some rice, prawn roe, cucumber and mayo wrapped with seaweed and then sliced into 4 pieces. The picture above was only half a portion. A whole portion (8 pieces) is priced at RM38. I found the crab hard, instead of crunchy as it should be. It might have been left out for too long, or the batter could have been the issue. Anyway, the crab which was the highlight of the roll, was rather disappointing.
Next, I had the Chirashi Don (RM42). It was actually rice laden with assorted raw ingredients. Price wise, this is certainly more value for money compared to individual sushi pieces. The fish given were rather large chunks as well. Taste wise, it was as good as the sushi. I guess when ordering sushi, you're paying for the chef's 10 years of training and those perfectly slices fish fillet on your rice.
The peanuts were a little too sweet. However, the mochi were nice and soft and perfectly done. Reminiscing to the buffet I had at Kampachi (Equitorial Hotel), the mochi here was way superior in every aspect (taste, texture and presentation).
All in all, the food at Kampachi was rather good. I would say its pricing is on the high side. I once had a ala carte meal at Kampachi (Equitorial Hotel) where we were treated to large thick toro (tuna belly), wild salmon and yellow tail slices. We also had a nice selection of Japanese tea as well as other dishes that I can't seem to recall. That will always be the best Japanese meal I've had in my life (I didn't take pictures as someone treated me there. Don't ask about the price per head either).
*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Kampachi
Level 6, Pavilion KL,
No. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone number: 03 2148 9608