Minutes of the 1st Meeting of the Japanese Food Kawan Association (JFKA) held at Ninja Jones, Northpoint Mid Valley on Wednesday, 5 December 2007 at 8.00 p.m.
2. Boolicious - Secretary
3. Paprika - Treasurer and Head of Maki
4. WMW - Head of Un-Raw Food
5. Precious Pea - Public Relations Officer
Absent (with apologies)
1. Xiu Long Bao - Honorary Lifetime Member
2. Babe in the City - Head of Chi-Cha-Cha (Mochi, Macha and Ocha)
This meeting was called by Ms President after we expressed our unhappiness over the non-existence of Japanese Food Hunting activity since its formation many months ago. After we threatened to call off the redundant association, Ms President put a stop to it by issuing a notice of meeting for the first ever meet-up of the JFKA Committee members at Ninja Jones at Northpoint, Mid Valley City.
Upon seated, each of us were given a copy of the 'Agenda Folder' aka the Menu. While Ms President took charge in ordering our dinner, I was busy flipping through the menu, taking notes of what have been ordered. The menu looked impressive and price seemed reasonable. So, let's proceed to the Agenda Items for the night.
AGENDA #1Avocado and Soft Shell Crab Namaharumaki priced at RM22 as approved by our Head of Maki, was quite unique. It was filled with lots of fresh veggies with crispy soft shell crab in the middle and drizzled with sweetish sourish sauce. Perfect as appetizer!
Our Volcano Roll was priced at RM30 for 6 pieces. Normal serving I believe is priced at RM20 for 4 pieces. The California Roll was layered with a slice of unagi (eel) and cheese. It was really yummy and even non-fish lover, our Head of Un-Raw Food gave her thumbs up.
AGENDA # 3One of the star dish of the night, the "Eringi Ninniku Shoyu Grill" - Charcoal grill mushroom priced at RM15 smelt really good when served. The mushroom was marinated with light shoyu and garlic and was served on a small charcoal griller. The smell was simply marvellous and we tried our best to speed up our photo-taking process so that it would not be overcooked. Tastewise? ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I will sure order this again in my next visit.
AGENDA # 4
Just when I thought Wagyu is good, wait till you try the Ultimate, Wagyu's counterpart from Japan....the KOBE BEEF! Priced at RM130 per 100 gram which slightly came up to 10 small slices, we had 150 gram at RM195. Not too much a price to pay since it was shared among 5 of us. I must say, a pretty reasonable price to fulfill my curiosity of this acclaimed beef.
It was served together with a charcoal griller, similar to the one we had the grilled mushroom earlier. The slices of Kobe beef was put on top of the griller to be cooked. Attention needed as we would not want our RM13 per slice to be burnt. No marination needed as the best way to enjoy the beef is to have it the natural way.
Once cooked, which took only less than 3 minutes, the Kobe beef is ready to be savoured. Dip with the given sweetish sauce and Oohhh La La! Delicately tender and juicy. *Faint*
AGENDA # 5
The Seafood Papaya Moto-Yaki priced at RM36 didn't quite impress me. The papaya was baked filled with seafood and veggies in creamy sauce and topped with cheese. Am not a fan of papaya, probably that also explained the reason why it didn't manage to impress me.
AGENDA # 6
The Nikujaga Croquette came in 2 pieces priced at RM12. A fusion dish I supposed which tasted pretty normal. The Croquette consists of mashed potatoes and meat, coated with breadcrumbs and then deep fried. Hehe..something that I think I can do it at home.
AGENDA # 7
Yamakake Cha-Soba priced at RM22 was served cold with dipping sauce. Not too bad but nothing to shout about.
AGENDA # 8
Lastly, we ordered 2 servings (RM12 per serving) of Garlic Fried Rice to share. Pretty good. Fluffy and aromatic!
AGENDA # 9
Each of us were given a complimentary cup of Chocolate Mousse. Ahem...not fantastic but not going to complain since it's free.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS (AOB)
Happy Birthday ....to ME!! Yes, my sistas surprised me with a Birthday Cake; Chocolate Brandy Truffle ordered from FBB. It was so chocolatey rich and a very nice sweet ending to the great night out. Thank you SISTAS!
The 1st Meeting of the JFKA was adjourned at approximately 10.10 p.m. with a satisfying grin on our face. Looking forward to the 2nd Meeting which will be held at xxxxxx on xxxxxx (to be filled by Ms President) *hint hint*
Wanna review the venue where the JFKA had its first meeting? Check out Ninja Jones which is located at:
A-G-5 Ground Floor, Northpoint
Mid Valley City
No.1 Medan Syed Putra Utama
59200 Kuala Lumpur