Once in a while, Saucer and I love going to Japanese restaurants because of the relatively healthier food options they provide. I especially love fresh sashimi and anything teriyaki! And oh, soft-shell crab too. So when Jessica invited us to have dinner at Hokano, we happily agreed. The spread of food we had was massive! We shall let the pictures do the talking now, shall we not?
Smoked Salmon Salad
I loved the Spicy Ika! It had a smooth and chewy texture, with a spicy taste.
The Kaki Fry which was a plate of deep fried oysters was really quite amazing! The outer layer was amazingly crispy and fragrant, while the oyster inside was still moist and fresh. Yum!
Oh we had my favourite Soft Shell Crab! This was nicely fried without being overly oily.
Soft Shell Crab Schimi Age
Saucer’s favourite was Edamame! He had to order this whenever we dine at any Japanese restaurants. These came in quite a huge portion!
The Salmon Teriyaki was nicely done – with crispy, slightly charred skin and soft and smooth flesh.
We had a debate that night on whether the Moromiso Steak was nicer or the Rib Eye steak! My vote went to the Rib Eye Steak since I found it to be more tender and the sauce not overpowering.
Rib Eye Steak (its d same thing but teriyaki sauce)
Last but not least, a few plates of sushi rolls to be shared! Alaska Roll had the fresh salmon sashimi slices on top.
While the Hokano Roll was the star product, with prawn tempura, crab sticks, unagi, avocado and tobiko on top. Lovely!
Spider Roll was generously stuffed with Deep fried soft shell crab, with bits of spicy salmon within to give it an extra kick!
Needless to say, we were stuffed that night! Hokano provides a comfortable dining environment with Japanese food that has a home-cooked twist to it. Homely Japanese food, to put it aptly.
Hokano Japanese Restaurant
Hokano Japanese Restaurant (same row with Maybank Damansara Uptown)
74, Jalan SS21/35,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Business Hours: Mon – Sat (12:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm), Sun (6:00 pm – 10:00 pm)