Intent on rectifying the lost love, Raymond planned a potluck at his abode, that very self same abode where we all first congregated. Alas, as luck would have it, water rationing kicks in, and hosting a party at a house that is water rationed (especially on the 17th floor), is not exactly a wise idea. But, coincidentally, one of the couples from the aforementioned ELR group had recently opened a YAKITORI & Whisky Bar, in TTDI, so naturally, that was the ideal replacement choice. Nothing like supporting your friends' business ventures where possible, ....or so we thought, because at the end of the night, it ended up them supporting us, not vice versa, as the generous host and hostess did not accept our payment.
No yakitori meal is complete without some fatty chicken skin, and this was no exception. The added oomph came in the form of a roasted garlic clove which is wrapped with the crispy chicken skin. Oh, actually, the absolute MUST try is their yakitori chicken wings, and of all things, my picture of the wings was blur.
Their signature ice cream was out of stock that night, whisky raisin ice cream, (as opposed to rum and raisin), which I managed to try at my second visit. Unfortunately, I was drinking whisky at the time, so the whiskified raisins were wasted on me, but I'm sure if you are not drinking, they pack quite a kick.
Interior of Torii, a rather swanky but unpretentious place. They have a private room that can seat up to 12-15 people, depending of fatness, but requires a minimum spend of RM2k. The place is fabulously located at that quiet row of shops along Lorong Dato Sulaiman, next to Tadika Diyanna, and parking at night is relatively easy. It is advisable to call ahead for reservations, as the place tends to get VERY crowded for dinner.
Read the review in The Malaysian Insider HERE, written by Makan Fairy Godmother
Thanks Mr & Mrs Tan for a fabulous dinner. We will be back repeatedly. (as has already been the case).
18 Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7733 9309