Edo Ichi @ Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur

>> Jan 21, 2011

Its actually close to 3am here in the UK. I'm trying to clear my backlog before actually writing about any restaurants over here (in London). Okay, I'll probably make this my last post in Malaysia until I get back.

A couple of days before heading over to London, I was suppose to meet a friend for dinner. She suggested we try the food at Edo Ichi. Somehow, we always find ourselves ending up at Solaris Dutamas for food.

Since it was our first time here, our order were based on the biggest picture that could be found on every other page of the menu. Simple logic illustrates that the better a dish, the bigger the picture. Makes sense doesn't it? No restaurant would make a crappy dish the highlight of their menu.

Anyway, we had a few common dishes and a main each.

Soft Kani Karaage to Shake Kawa Sarada

Salad topped with Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab and Salmon Skin
The vegetables (RM18) were crisp and the occasional crunchy bits of salmon skin and soft shell crab gave it a nice textural tease to the palate.

Una Cheese Roll

Una Cheese Roll

Shake Tataki Roll

Salmon, Crabstick, Cheese and Vegetable Roll

We ordered a half portion of both the two rolls above. In contrast to the usual Dragon Roll found at other Japanese restaurants, the rolls were not necessarily better, but it certainly was a nice change to the usual.

Shake, Maguro and Tobiko Sushi


From left to right: Salmon, Tuna and Flying Fish Roe. The fish was fresh as expected of sushi at a higher end place. Sushi's good when the fish is fresh.

Assorted Tempura

Assorted Tempura



The tempura udon (RM25) came separated to ensure that the tempura remain crunchy when served (unlike some places). 

Unagi Onsen Tamago Somen

Cold Wheat Noodles with Eel and Half Boiled Egg

Unagi Onsen Tamago Somen

Second Part of the Dish above

The cold thin noodles (RM28) were supposed to be eaten in a dipping sauce similarly to soba. A poached egg was served on top of the noodle to give it that gooey gelatinous feel to the noodles. As for the 2nd part of the dish, the dipping sauce came with a good bit of wasabi, sesame-seed, spring onions and a raw quail egg. For the light hearted who do not enjoy raw food, my advice is not to order this dish. It was a rather unique experience of eating buckwheat noodles.

All in all, Edo Ichi definitely serves better food than Rakuzen. Taste wise, most of the dishes were alright. Nothing was spectacular but nothing went wrong either.I am quite sure they have another branch in Penang as well.

Pork Free

*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience

Map to Oriental Pavilion

Edo Ichi Japanese Cuisine,
A4-G1-1, Solaris Dutamas,
No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 
50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone number: 03 6205 5228

Opening hours:
Open from 11.30am to 3pm for lunch and 6pm to 10pm for dinner


ken January 22, 2011 at 11:18 AM  

never been to solaris dutamas.. or i did once? cant remember.. but this i gotta try one day.. presentation is nice.. kinda expensive i think.. but anyways, shall get my friends! :)

p/s: enjoy your time at london!

Tummy Rumble January 23, 2011 at 5:05 AM  

@ken: let me know how it goes.. and yea, I will.. Thanks..

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