Nobu’s Valentine Omakase Menu Celebrates The Season Of Love With 6 Courses [Review]
Nobu Kuala Lumpur highlights the sweetness and spices of love in their Valentine’s Day omakase menu available from 10 to 14 February 2023.
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This Valentine’s Day, Nobu Kuala Lumpur introduces its special 6-course Omakase menu to enjoy with the special person in your life.
The exclusive menu incorporates innovative Nobu-style flavours nuanced towards divinity and comfort, highlighting the beauty and warmth of the season of love.
The Valentine Omakase menu will be available from 10 to 14 February.
The Taste Test
While waiting for our food to be served, we were treated to a specialized cocktail named Soul Mate. The rum-based cocktail is sweet, smooth, and airy, perfectly encapsulating the season’s romantic and dreamy mood.
The first course of the day was the Salmon Tartare, served on a beautiful glass filled with ice. The Salmon Tartare consists of salmon, uni (sea urchin), karashi su-miso sauce, and is topped with caviar and ikura.
The dish’s texture was smooth and creamy, while the edible flowers gave a refreshing taste.
Next up is a delicious sushi selection. We were told to eat it from left to right, so we first had the tuna, followed by the sayuri silver-skin fish, iragi blood clam, and lastly, the tamago.
When the dish arrived, I thought we were served a slice of cheesecake, but it was actually a good and smooth tamago!
The tuna tasted fresh, while the sayuri silver-skin sushi gave off a nice spice kick due to the small dollop of ginger on top.
I tasted some wasabi when I ate the Iragi blood clam sushi. Having the tamago last was a good choice because it melted in the mouth like a lovely slice of butter cake.
The third dish, the Causa, was like a mini discovery game. Underneath the lychee potatoes espuma, you’ll unearth the charred botan ebi (prawn), scallop, foie gras, puffed soba, and shiso dressing.
The sweetness from the lychee potato espuma and the smoky flavours from the charred botan ebi complement each other. It’s a “soft” dish and easy to eat. The seaweed that comes with it makes a good palate cleanser too.
The Chargrilled Wagyu was definitely the star of the night. The tender wagyu melted right in the mouth and you’ll be tempted to cut the meat into small chunks just so you could savour it longer.
For the sauces, you get to dip the wagyu in the Peruvian aji verde, fennel dry miso or burnt onion puree. It also tastes good with the apple salsa on the side. The aji verde gives a mild spice while the fennel dry miso lends a tangy flavour.
The Congee served right after the wagyu was a little understated to me. It was a simple Japanese rice porridge cooked with barley grains and meat from the lobster legs. Mine was lightly flavoured while some said theirs was salty.
The night ended with a beautiful dessert known as the Wagashi. The heart-shaped wagashi came beautifully decorated with sugar glass and butterfly cut-outs.
The right side of the wagashi contains edamame filling while the other side contains the Yuzu red bean filling. The dessert is mildly sweet so it’s great for those who don’t like super sweet desserts at the end of the meal.
My favourite dishes were the Salmon Tartare, Sushi Platter, Causa, and Chargrilled Wagyu.
The Salmon Tartare was a refreshing starter, and the Sushi Platter’s interesting flavours kept me looking forward to the whole meal.
The experience was then topped with the lovely flavours of the Causa and the Chargrilled Wagyu.
The Soul Mate cocktail complemented the fantastic dinner. The drink’s sweet and smooth taste will delight those who don’t like the bitter taste of alcohol.
The congee was ok, but it seemed ordinary to me after having Chinese New Year meals. However, it was still a great tummy warmer for cold nights.
As for the dessert, the mild flavours of the Wagashi perfectly encapsulated the theme of comfort and beauty of the menu.
Nobu’s 6-course Valentine’s Day Omakase menu costs RM550++ per pax and will be available from 10 to 14 February 2023.
There’ll be a special violin performance on Valentine’s Day, 14 February, to serenade all the lovebirds and help cement the romantic culinary experience.
Nobu KL Valentine’s Day Omakase
Address: L4A-05, Level 4A, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, 145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. (Inside Four Seasons Hotel)
Menu Availability: 10 to 14 February 2023 (violin serenade on 14 February)
Price: RM550++/pax (subject to 10% service charge and 6% SST)
For reservations: Call 03-2380 0028, Whatsapp 019-289 5085, or email email@example.com
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