Who in the right state of mind would resist an invitation to eat Japanese on Chinese New Year.. Not me, I cant resist.. and definitely not Aaraf Armin & Nawal Aini Zulkifli. We arrived at the Kin Shui Tei, Japanese Restaurant at the Tropicana Golf & Country Club with nothing in the stomach, specially reserved for the JUMBO SPIDER ROLL!!! Me favourite.
What makes it more irresistible, was the couple whom invited us, Yuen Choong Lai and LC Tan. The most jovial couple we've met. They are humorous and kind. Yuen Choong Lai co-owned the Japanese restaurant Kin Shui Tei.
Yuen Choong Lai, or more fondly known as the jovial 'Daddy' by the CHIEF ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama community is the PRESIDENT for HADRONS CAPITAL SDN BHD (355319-W), a fund manager, private equity and venture capital management.
Needless to say, after galloping two huge plate-full of food, I realize there are other guests in the room. Most of them are parents of Garden International School children. Yuen & LC Tan has been attending guests all day since 12pm and we were the last batch.
LC Tan attending to her guests.
Yuen Choong Lai, the Host.
The Gentlemen looking at the camera was a military school graduate from India, Chandrakant. Chandrakant whom is in Malaysia as an expatriate is attached to SHELL. He was recently transferred to Shell, Nigeria and will be leaving on 14 February 2011.
We wish him the best on his new posting and hope we could still be in touch. See ya on Facebook.
While we were happily chatting and keeping abreast with on-goings, we were introduced to the Master-Chef.
|Armin Baniaz Pahamin, Ikuo Tanabe, Yuen Choong Lai, Chandrakant|
I had to compliment the Master-Chef, Ikuo Tanabe. I have frequented the Kin Shui Tei a few times and the consistency in the quality and taste in the food was exemplary.
Ikuo Tanabe, Executive Master Chef Mr Tanabe came to Malaysia 37 years ago in 1974 to work as the Head of Chef at the Equatorial Hotel. He was entrusted with probably the first establishment of a Japanese fine dining restaurant in the country, Daikoku or now known as Kampachi. Over the last 37 years, Mr Tanabe had trained and imparted skills in culinary art to many local chefs who now helm scores of popular japanese restaurant in Klang Valley.
We left the restaurant with a full stomach....
LC Tan & Yuen Choong Lai, Thank you for the kind and best hospitality.