Tuesday, March 04, 2008


It was my Hubby's birthday yesterday. Knowing that buying him a present would be a waste of money cos it would end up somewhere in the drawer, I decided to give him a dinner treat. Being a beef lover, I knew just the right place to bring him. Ninja Jones that is! I have been raving to Hubby about the Kobe I had during one of my sistas' gathering at Ninja Jones couple of months ago which is priced at RM130 per 100 gram. He was so excited when I told him that we were going to have Kobe beef for dinner.

Unfortunately, they ran out of Kobe beef that night. I was upset with myself for not calling to check with them in advance. I was so upset to disappoint Hubby although he kept saying that it doesn't matter.

For appetiser, we ordered the Sashimi Moriawase Azumi (RM46) to share. Just one word to describe the sashimi : "FRESH"!

I tried this during my last visit but I have forgotten that I had. Volcano Rolls came in a portion of 4 pieces. The California Roll is topped with unagi and a layer of melted cheese. Tasty and flavourful. Two pieces each was just nice, anything more than that would be too rich.

For mushroom lovers, a must-try item is their Eringi Ninniku Shoyu Grill (RM15). The slices of mushrooms were marinated with shoyu and cooked on a charcoal griller. The aroma was simply mind blowing, and the taste? Just as good as the aroma!

To compensate for the non-availability of Kobe, I ordered two serves of the next best thing; Wagyu Beef. We have the Gyu Karubi Sumibi-Yaki (RM34); CIY (cook-your-own) marinated wagyu beef on charcoal griller.

Well marinated and most importantly, it was juicy and tender!

Since we had something grilled, we opted for something soupy and Hubby chose to have Wagyu Shabu-Shabu (RM58) over Sukiyaki. He said it's safer to have clear broth than salty broth. Despite having steamboat the day before, I didn't mind it at all cos I can have steamboat everyday! All the condiments for the shabu-shabu were neatly arranged in a large bowl; slices of wagyu beef, silky smooth beancurd, garland chrysanthemum (tung hoe), our all-time favourite leek, oyster mushroom, shitake mushroom, enoki mushroom, long cabbage and glass noodle.

Thumbs up for the broth; clear and sweet. Oil-free and healthy! Oooo... how I wish I can have this everyday!


It was a lovely dinner despite still feeling a bit upset. Hubby was happy with the dinner, but one thing for sure, we will definitely be back again....for the KOBE!!


mama bok said...

Happy birthday to your hubby..!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Happy birthday once again to your hubs! It was a very thoughtful gesture to wanna treat hubs to a kobe feast, and I'm sure he appreciates it even if it turned out to be wagyu and not kobe! It's still a feast nonetheless! :-)

Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful dinner... Thanks wifey!!! I was not disappointed that they ran out of Kobe. Its the thought that matters. Furthermore, the wagyu was excellent too. Great nite!


Precious Pea said...

mamabok: Thank you on behalf of Hubby.

Luscious sista: Yep, he was very happy with the dinner and luckily, everything turned out really good.

Hubby: Ok, no more upset, but I still owe you Kobe dinner as promised. :)

Kavi said...

Happy birthday to your hubby. Don't be upset... it's the thought that counts...and you are definitely a lovely wife..

wenching & esiong said...

Happy belated birthday to your husband. The volcano rolls and the mushrooms looks really delicious! Would want to try it out next time. Too bad I don't take beef, it seems really delicious as you described them.

JOjo said...

Happy Birthday to ur Hubby!
I think it is the lovely wife that counts, not the kobe beef.

Anonymous said...

i think u r a perfectionist..that's why u hate being dissappointment! heheh...i am one too :)

don't blame urself too much ya...next time be smart abit lor. lucky u got a very loving and understanding hubby leh...

ur hubby look very smart in shirt and tie...very leng chai...no wonder u fall for him..kakakaka


CUMI & CIKI said...

aww.. nice one... lucky husband!

wmw said...

Awww...your hubby so sweet to leave you a note here. Well, gives you another reason to go NJ (not the blogger!) again :o). Happy Birthday Mr P!

Precious Pea said...

kavi: Thanks :) No more upset oledi as Hubby said that was one of the best dinner he ever had. :)

wenching & esiong: Do remember to try the mushroom. Very delicious!

jojo: Thank you for the compliment *blush*

kiki: Perfectionist? Me? Hahaha..not really,just that i just don't like when things didn't go according to my plan. Hahaha..let me tell Hubby that someone praised him lengjai. Kekeke.

cumi & ciki: Hehehe...yah..he is so lucky to have ME!

wmw: Yalor..but have to call ahead to check next time.

boo_licious said...

Happy Birthday to yr hubby! So sweet of you.

Nic (KHKL) said...

happy belated birthday to your hubby! such a sweet celebration. kobe or osaka or tokyo, it's the thought that matters...awww... :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

so loving...i also want kobe..! kekeke..

babe_kl said...

happy burpday to your hubby!

barbie said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Hubby! Was going to leave my best wishes yesterday evening, but after I saw all that food, got so hungry that I had to rush home for food! :p

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

Happy Birthday to you, Ivy's Lucky Half!

did the two of you eat all tt? em, Kobe beef at tt price is polly not Kobe beef. frm what I've been told, rest. in many countries pass off high grade wagyu as Kobe beef. true Kobe beef must not only be the right bred of cow, but also raised in Kobe so it is rare n crazy expensive. my friends who live in Japan ate Kobe beef steaks, plus drinks for US1000 for 2 pax!

Melissa Siew said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby...
Don't be upset as they don't serve kobe beef on that day.. The most important thing is, both of you had enjoy that dinner with sweet memories..

jason said...

Hehe... I'm sure Mr Hubby appreciates your thoughts :)

Cokeworld Citizen said...

Wahaha reminds me of the show where the kid gave the mother a box of choc as bday present but mother dun eat choc, ended up the kid sapu habis...haha!

Haiya, if you want, everyday can be a bday/v-day/wedding aniversary/... XD

I think my eyes are overnourished like u mentioned. Over-see the words as soupy-yaki...alamak...

Jun said...

wah ur hubs looks so serious when poring over the menu, as tho making a decision that's a matter of life and death haha...

send him my regards will ya? ;)

Simon Seow said...

Where else can we get Kobe beef?

Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby.

Paprika said...

Happy belated Hubby! Wishing you lots of fantastic food ahead!

Mmmm PP, I am salivating looking at your photos. You are right, I still remember how tasty and aromatic the mushrooms were. Aiyo, I still haven't blogged about it.

daphne said...

aww.. Happy belated birthday to your hubs!! It's so sweet to see him leaving u a note to reassure u that it is ok! =)

The food looks soo good! It is a good choice for a birthday dinner!

tigerfish said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby. He did look disappointed in the first photo. Hahah. As if he needs to order something else when kobe beef ran out!

fatboybakes said...

i wont mind if my wife bought me wagyu...you setting very high standards with kobe. i've never even tried it. i'm a kobe virgin.
happy belated birthday to hubby.

Precious Pea said...

fbb: Luscious lemongrass told me Prime having Kobe promotion this month. Well, just that Hubby is curious how Kobe tastes like so i tot it would be a good opportunity to treat him for his birthday. Well, next time i guess.

tigerfish: Hahahaha. Seriously studying the menu isn't it?

Daphne: Actually, he proof read all my post before being published :) Hehehe..so he won't miss a single post.

paprika: Food was great on both nights. We should go there again to try other stuffs.

simon: Prime and Eastin now having Kobe promotion.

jun: Hahahaha...yalor...he was actually studying the menu and the price!

cokeworld: Hahahaha....you read too much oledi..must rest your eyes!

jason: Oh yes, he was very happy with the dinner.

Mel: Yes, it was a beautiful dinner to be remembered.

terri: Kobe actually have many many grades and at USD1000, your friends probably had the top grade. Those we get here probably the 'reject'? But for RM130 for 5 thin strips...that's already killing to the pocket. Barely enuff to fill the gaps of our teeth. LOL!!

barbie: Thank you. Hehehe...so what was for dinner?

babe: Thank you..burp!

joe: U want me to pass message to Nicole?

nic: Now you are giving me idea! Kobe beef cuisine in Kobe!!!

boo: Thanks :)

Big Boys Oven said...

HE is so so lucky, great food, good company and you foot the bill! lol!


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