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Genji @ Hilton PJ – New Year’s Eve Japanese Buffet

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Genji @ Hilton PJ – New Year’s Eve Japanese Buffet

A restaurant famed for its Japanese cuisine and country style ambience. This New Year, tuck into a lavish feast at Genji, Hilton Petaling Jaya.

The freshest sashimi, mountains of crispy tempura, sizzling teppanyaki, wholesome hot dishes and a wide variety of sushi and Japanese sweets.

For New Year’s Eve, in addition to the buffet spread that tempts you on weekends, Chef Richard will be whipping up some special items to further tantalize your tastebuds.

Already waiting on the table as we arrived were sumptuous cold starters.

Crunchy Freshwater Shrimp, savoury Edamame, and moist Marinated Jellyfish with Sea Urchin, nestled in a carved Japanese cucumber.

My favourite… the prawn, of course! And you can eat ALL of it!

Part of buffet dinner is a tall, cool glass of bubbly that was deliciously refreshing to wash down our starters. Next, we tried the Kinoko Salada (mixed mushroom salad).

Three different kinds of mushrooms served chilled, with a creamy avocado dressing.

You can always expect extremely fresh sashimi at Genji, and that day the Sashimi Moriawase certainly lived up to my expectations.

Beautiful pink salmon, deep red tuna, a light and buttery Kampachi (Yellowtail) and creamy butterfish.

Other starters in the buffet include a variety of sushi, handrolls, Japanese salads and soups. The Asari Jiru is a steaming hot bowl of miso soup, with sensational chewy clams in shell.

For mains, try hot dishes like Grilled Salmon Head, Unagi Kabayaki and Hotate Furia (scallop). We were treated to the Gindara Shoyu, a grilled Cod fish with steamed greens and pickle spring onion.

The fish was prepared with a simple miso based marinade, which heightened it’s natural flavour. Fresh and tasty.

One of my favourite dishes for the evening was the Kaki Furai, a deep fried breaded oyster.

I just loved the textures of the crispy batter, contrasting with the pop of the juicy, succulent warm oyster cuddled within. A must try.

Up next, some Maki and Nigiri Sushi.

The Ise Ebi Maki was an extravagant lobster tail roll.

Moist, meaty lobster, wrapped in Japanese rice, a layer of seaweed, and deep fired in a light and crispy tempura batter.

The Wagyu Nigiri Sushi was lad upon a bed of Japanese rice, with the meat tender and melt in your mouth.

Get a fresh, hot batch of Tempura Mori whipped up, made to order.

A mixed tempura of deep fried prawn, sweet potato, green beans and mushrooms, served with Japanese vinegar.

An assortment of cakes and Japanese desserts are on offer, but I personally like to finish off the meal with a sweet-savoury treat like Genji’s homemade Kura Goma (black sesame) ice cream.

So for your New Year’s resolution, I’d like to suggest that you resolve to eat only outstanding food.

You can start off on the right foot at Genji, Hilton PJ. Enjoy!

*Thanks to Elaine, Chef Richard and the team for an outstanding meal!

*Special thanks to Alvin ( for the beautiful photos.

All this week, tune in from Eleven2Three to win RM100 vouchers to Genji @ Hilton PJ. Also receive free entry for the New Year’s Eve Countdown Beach Party at Uncle Chilli’s worth RM90! (includes free drink)

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Hilton Petaling Jaya
No 2 Jalan Barat,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel : +60 3 7955 9122


Written by alyredfm

December 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm

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  1. Aly,These Japanese foods look very delicate I need to eat a lot in order to fill my tummy up.I like most of it in the pictures,but except the raw staff. We have being to those hot plate Japanese dining,is pretty fun but you can never get filled up.After that we need to hop in a steak house,for another chunky half pound steak, satisfaction then came in after that.
    I guess they allow their guests to wear shoes into the dinning room,not the kind that you must take off your shoes.It can make you very awkward to take off your shoes,cause it smell.How can you eat when you smell a smelly foots.
    Anyway,the four of you in the last pictures look pretty good,especially Cheryl tall and slim ,she dresses very nice and has good taste.Look like a golden brown kitty cat printed on the fabric.
    Happy Holidays


    December 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm

  2. Hi Aly,

    Thanks for coming! We’re glad that you enjoy the food!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!

    All the best and stay healthy and pretty!

    ZestPJ team


    December 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

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