TEN Japanese Fine Dining was one of the best restaurants at the recent TasteMIGF event and their tasting portions left us satisfied and impressed. Ever since after that, we had been longing to dine at their restaurant at Marc Residence KL.
But since TEN is a fine dining restaurant, pricing is expectedly on the higher side. Because of that we could not afford to just walk in whenever we want; a bit of planning is required. Which is why when LivingSocial launched a deal for TEN for a 3 course fine dining lunch for 2 pax, and much to our delight at an affordable price of RM168, we bought it in a heartbeat.
One thing you should probably know about TEN is that they only serve set meals for lunch while the la carte menu is available for dinner service only. Luckily the set is customizable so you could choose the number of courses according to your budget and appetite.
And as usual the meal starts off with an appetizer which is a medley of sashimi, mushroom and tofu in small servings. Both of us had a Chawanmushi with surprisingly lots of seafood too. Everything was pleasant but it was the fresh tasting sashimi that stood out.
The main courses available were Mixed Tempura, Salmon Yuanyaki and Bara Chirashi. We picked the latter two because we felt Tempura is kind of common at any Japanese restaurant. The Salmon Yuanyaki is a combination of seared teriyaki salmon fillet on a bed of mashed potato with yuzu citrus, omelette and sauteed mushroom. The delicious salmon was cooked to almost perfection and carries a hint of sweetness that balanced well against the tangy yuzu citrus.
Bara Chirashi is a rice bowl dish generously garnished with diced up sashimi, fish roe and omelette. The amount of sashimi given was almost as much as the rice so it was a pleasure to enjoy them without holding back. However, I think the chef was a little too heavy handed on the soy sauce which caused the flavor to be a bit on the salty side.
Finally, the lunch ended on a sweet note with a green tea and white chocolate dessert along with coffee or tea. Overall, it was a satisfyingly good experience despite the fact that this was a “voucher” meal. I will definitely be back and I look forward to try the a la carte menu, maybe on a special occasion.
TEN Japanese Fine Dining
A-G-1, Marc Residence, Ground Floor,
No.3 Jalan Pinang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: Mon – Sat (Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner 6pm onwards) Closed on Sundays
**No children of under the age of 12 allowed.
**Complimentary parking provided at Marc Residence, waive your parking fee at the cashier