Yamaguchi Fish Market

Golden Salted Egg Yolk Crab with Oats (price varies according to size)

Yamaguchi Fish Market

Yamaguchi Fish Market - Fresh As It Can Be

Inside the Chateau de C.A.F.F.E.I.N.E.E.S cafe in Kampung Pandan, there is a doorway past the front counter that leads to a restaurant, which is the one we’re covering in this month’s issue. Once you step in, you will be greeted by the smell of fish and water, and your eyes will instantly spot the tanks filled with live prawns, crabs and other sea critters. What you’re seeing is Yamaguchi Fish Market’s main appeal: the freshest possible seafood they could find, served in a bewildering variety of styles and dishes. This establishment takes pride in the fact that they give diners the opportunity to enjoy premium freshly-caught seafood, just like the kind you find in the famed Karato and Tsukiji seafood markets of Japan.

Despite the Japanese-inspired origins of Yamaguchi Fish Market, their ingredients are used in both local Chinese-style and Japanese dishes. The restaurant regularly draws in large crowds, as there is enough variety to satisfy almost any palette. Without further ado, let’s begin!

Yamaguchi Fish Market’s most popular dish would be the Spicy Lala Pot, a favorite among both first-time customers and regular patrons alike. Air-flown from Sabah daily, the fresh lala (or Asian clams) is boiled in a spicy soup with ginger, chili and Chinese wine and served in a large pot, piping hot. The lala and the soup are a match made in heaven – slurping down this delectable dish is guaranteed to warm you up, and fans of extra spice will be happy to know that there are 4 spice levels for diners to choose from!

Spicy Lala Pot (RM55)

Another local dish they have on their menu is the Golden Salted Egg Yolk Crab with Oats which, like the Spicy Lala Pot above, is a popular crowd pleaser. Try scooping up the egg yolk with the juicy mud crab meat!

Now we move on to Yamaguchi Fish Market’s Japanese dishes. The Uni Salmon Don is a unique offering that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else – it’s a rice dish served with premium sea urchins, ikura, fresh salmon and a kodawari egg yolk. Mix everything together for a scrumptious and very satisfying meal. Thick and juicy salmon slices, paired with ikura and sea urchin mixed with egg-soaked rice, what’s not to love?

Uni Salmon Don (RM98)

One more Japanese dish would be their Unagi Train Sushi. Normally you’d expect unagi to be served in niigiri sushi, but like all the dishes mentioned so far, the Unagi Train Sushi is served a large one. Instead of bite-sized sushi, the Train Sushi is one large piece of Taiwanese unagi meat served on an equally long layer of sushi rice, garnished with ginger and nori. This is meant as a “party dish” like the Spicy Lala Pot, perfect for sharing with a group of diners. The succulent meat is a perfect match with the sushi rice, as the saltiness of the sauce-coated unagi is tempered by the sweetness of the rice.

Yamaguchi Fish Market’s offerings are worth their weight in gold, and diners are free to have a say in how they want their live seafood to be prepared. Customer satisfaction is their number one priority and they are happy to deliver, as proven by their long list of regular patrons. Be it a simple family gathering or a large scale company dinner, if the occasion calls for fresh seafood, then Yamaguchi Fish Market is the perfect choice for you!

Unagi Train Sushi (RM58)

No. 16, Jalan Kampung Pandan, 55000 KL
11am-10pm (Mon-Sun)
012-268 2816
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