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Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s new Omakase dinner menu eases you out of the weekend

There’s always something a little mournful about Sunday evenings – that final moment of calmness before the dizzying chaos of the working week begins. At Nobu Kuala Lumpur, however, the joy of the weekend continues with its newly introduced Omakase menu (RM280): a five-course selection of seasonal, Peruvian-inspired Japanese cuisine, specially crafted by Executive Chef Philip Leong.

Take a good, long look at the city from the 56th floor of Petronas Tower 3, where Nobu KL rests, while you nibble your way through Padrón peppers flash-fried with shimeji mushrooms and sesame seeds, best accompanied by their signature Matsuhisa Martini. You’ll swiftly find your dread of the Monday blues slipping away as skillfully constructed dishes – a delicate mound of salmon tartar with umami-infused wasabi soy and caviar, beef tenderloin skewered kushiyaki-style, or Nobu’s famous black cod, marinated and broiled with den miso, for instance – make their way to your table.

Such is the power of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s dynamic spin on traditional Japanese cuisine that you may well find yourself longing for your Sunday evenings to come as swiftly as possible. But there’s no need for that: the chef’s tasting menu (served between 6pm and 8pm) is also available on Mondays, for those who fancy creating their very own long weekend.

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Published May 22, 2016