December 5, 2022

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Sticks n Maki TTDI Japanese Restaurant

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Sticks n Maki TTDI Japanese Restaurant

It has been a while since we posted a food review in Kuala Lumpur. Recently we went to Sticks n Maki at Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) for dinner. Sticks n Maki basically means Japanese skewers and sushi rolls. Yes, it is a Japanese Restaurant.

Sticks n Maki TTDI Japanese Restaurant

The Sticks n Maki is located at No. 118, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail. It is really hard to get a parking space here but if you patient enough, you might find one.

From the exterior, it looks like a shop selling tiles but once you step in, you walked into a modern style restaurant.

There are three unique moon lights on the wall and there is a bar at the far end of the restaurant. They also own a drinking bar on the first floor.

We went there for dinner and ordered Rasco Roll, Ebi Tobiko Mayo, Foie Gras No Hotate, Yakitori Set, Bonjiri (chicken tail), Tobiuo (Flying Fish) and Tairagai (Pen shell).

The Rasco Roll is deep fried tempura with salmon, unagi, chukka wakame, cream cheese, cucumber and tobiko.

The Ebi Tobiko Mayo comes with generous amount with ebi tobiko (prawn eggs) and this is pretty tasty.

Foie gras no hotate simply means goose liver with scallop. I love foie gras and this do not disappoint if you are foie gras lovers and the scallop is fresh with great texture.

Chicken Tail Yakitori is chicken ass skewer. This is hard to goes wrong as the skin is crispy while the texture is fat.

Yakitori set comes with 8 pieces of skewers. It is mixture of vegetables and meats depending on the chef. This is something to order for sharing.

They recommended the Tobiou Fish (flying fish) from Chiba and Tairagai (penshell) from Mikawa Bay. Flying fish and penshell are airflown from Japan and they are priced at RM 100 for the fish and RM 150 for the pen shell.

Since we never tasted flying fish, why not give this a try. The flying fish is grilled and when it is served, it comes with the distinctive ‘fishy’ smell.

However, the texture of the fish is soft and it comes with many tiny bones but it is tasty. The lemon overcomes the fishy smell and hence this is quite enjoyable. The wings are crispy and it taste like fried fins. The price for it is a bit expensive though but no harm for curiousity.

Lastly, the pen shell is cooked with two ways, sashimi and grilled with butter and mushroom. We ordered the pen shell as we never had such a big one.

For sashimi, the texture of the pen shell is slightly hard for its size similar to the others clams. A slight touch of soy sauce and wasabi will add more flavor.

For the grill, you get to taste more but the texture is still the same. The bonus is you get the mushroom and we find this pen shell mediocre.

Sticks n Maki is fully booked on the Friday evening. Overall, the food is good and the price is TTDI pricing. If you plan to come here for some fresh air flown seafood from Japan, please book the table. This is our dinner experience at Sticks n Maki TTDI for Japanese food.

Friend with the flying fish for photo

Sticks n Maki TTDI

Opening Hours:

Friday                    4pm–12am

Saturday              12pm–12am

Sunday                 12–10pm

Monday               Closed

Tuesday               4pm–12am

Wednesday        4pm–12am

Thursday             4pm–12am

Address: No. 118, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 014-677 4687

Website: https://www.sticksnmaki.com.my/

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