Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Lunching at Genji Japanese Restaurant, PJ Hilton

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One of my favourite (Japanese) places to lunch is Genji at PJ Hilton. Yup, they are famed for their weekend buffets (one of the earliest pioneers, from what I know) but their set lunches are pretty awesome too. And given its rather close proximity to my workplace not to mention its very soothing and cool ambience, I do tend to drop by this place for lunch whenever time (or money) permits.

Their set lunches changed every couple of months or so, but featuring more or less the same items. My favourite pick is usually their Sashimi set. I just love their fresh and succulent cuts of selected top-notch sashimis (see pic above). Their sets usually feature some pickles, braised dish of the day (example pictured above), chawan mushi, miso soup, rice and fresh-cut fruits.
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One of their current selection of set lunch is a Sashimi and Chicken Teriyaki combo with a choice of soba or udon.
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I have always have a soft spot for cold soba. Set on a plate of ice and topped with sprinkles of seaweed flakes, it creates such a sublime flavour when dipped in the accompanying light sauce with a dash of wasabi for the extra kick. If only they provide a quail egg as well, that will be just perfecto!

Other selections that I like include the Chicken or Beef Teriyaki Set served with white rice or their Sukiyaki Set. The latter, is quite a huge serving (I would say enough for 2 persons) and really value-for-money as the pot is chockful with ingredients such as "drool-worthy" thinly-sliced beef and varieties of vegetables. Don't miss this if you are a fan of sukiyaki!
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Closer look at their Beef Teriyaki set.

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Another must-fave, their Beef Sukiyaki set.
I usually look forward to the complimentary serving of home-made chocolate truffles at the end of the meal but was very disappointed during my most recent trip there. Instead of the usual chocolate truffles, they served Hudson's sweets instead. Talk about a major let-down.
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Aiks! Apa sudah jadi? ??

Prices range from 40++ to 65++ and beyond.

Genji Japanese Restaurant
Hilton Petaling Jaya Hotel
No 2 Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: 60-3-79559122

7 comments:

MeiyeN said...

our favourite place for jap buffet! never try da set lunch before though and it looks simply delicious :D

boo_licious said...

Aiks, why the change to Hicks only. Thanks for the tip on the set lunches.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah thats a huge drop..cutting costs?? wow are u sure the servings are very huge?? i only see 6 slices of sashimi..well will think about dropping by here also..just so into japanese food dis days..

Tummythoz said...

That Beef Sukiyaki looks most sumptious. Yet to set foot there for Jap tho. *noting down in to eat list*

myCoffee said...

Hi MeiYen,
This is my other old fave place for Jap Buffet besides Kampachi. The set lunches are even more a steal if you have the Hilton card. ;)

Hi Boo,
Ya-lor, such a huge drop. I hope it's a one time incident only...

Hi Joe,
Serving is huge for the sukiyaki set. Or if you take the combination bento set, it can be quite big too, particularly for a female. If just the sashimi set, to be honest, one portion was not even sufficient for me for I am a BIG sashimi-eater. But the side dishes will fill you up.

Hi tummythoz,
Like I said to Meiyen, it's definitely worth a try, especially if you can get hold of a Hilton card.

wei said...

how much is their weekend buffet lunch ah?

myCoffee said...

Hi wei,
I can't remember the exact amount. Should be around 7X++.