Sushi Mastro Nikkei, a hidden gem that is worth our 40 minutes of driving, all the way to Fortune Centra, Kepong for remarkable Nikkei cuisine experience.
While traditional Japanese restaurants are on a roll in the food scene of KL, the emerge of Sushi Mastro Nikkei is bound to bring you on a culinary and cultural gastronomic journey that explore Japanese delicacies in another dimension, through aspects of Nikkei.
As its name implies, Sushi Mastro Nikkei specializes in Nikkei cuisine – or sometimes refers as Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. The tradition of Nikkei cuisine dates back to late 19th century, when Japanese moved to Peru for work and living. Due to the lack of traditional Japanese ingredients, they begin to incorporate Peru ingredients in their Japanese cooking technique. Elements from both countries matched beautifully, resulting in utterly unique dishes with added complexity in flavours, yet at the same time, keeping the tradition alive. From there, Nikkei cuisine begins to grow, continue to develop over generations.
Salmon, Ikejime Siakap, Ikejime Malabar, Ikejime Red Snapper, Unagi Nigiri Sushi
And you will find that Japanese-Peruvian delights tend to be more colourful, flavourful – a feast to the eye and mouth. Sushi Mastro has their Salmon Nigiri topped with ikura & quinoa; Ikejime Siakap Nigiri with miso & quinoa, Ikejime Malabar flavoured up with kuro goma & shoyu, Ikejime Red Snapper Nigiri miso & jalapeno; and the last one – Unagi Sushi with furukake & sansho ko.
Talking about freshness, Sushi Mastro Nikkei doesn’t disappoint. This establishment is run by the family behind Seafood Maestro – a reputable seafood whole-seller who has been in the industry since 2013, currently also running a online delivery seafood mart.
The restaurant gets direct, constant seafood supplies from Seafood Maestro. So rest-assured, seafood that you enjoy in Sushi Mastro are of highest quality and freshness, more price-friendly too. They also have siakap, red snapper and malabar harvest from a fish farm in Penang, slaughtered in Ikejime method – a more humane ways of killing fish while maintaining the quality of the meat.
Ikejime Siakap, Ikejime Red Snapper, Ikejime Malabar sashimi
Look out for Ikejime Siakap, Ikejime Red Snapper, Ikejime Malabar sashimi on Sushi Mastro menu, order one or all three types. Get ready to surprise your tastebud with locally sourced, sashimi-grade fish at affordable price.
Nikkei Salmon Mango is one of our favourites here. A combination that captures the tropical sweetness of mango, rich; smooth taste of fjord trout and ikura umaminess, along with shoyuzuke – the extra flavour-booster. Hamachi Jalapeno Tiradito is equally delicious. Love how the Japanese yellowfish is enriched with spiciness from Jalapeno, fresh crunch of red onion and tangy touch from ponzu sauce.
Hamachi Jalapeno Tiradito – Japanese Yellowtail, ginger oroshi, scallions, acevichada sauce
French Cod Fish
Seafood continues to play a significant part in the main course/hot dishes selections of Sushi Mastro. Enjoy from French Cod Fish – Patagonian toothfish steak 250gm, teriyaki sauce to Norwegian Halibut – Pan seared skinless fillet 200gm, miso sauce; Tasmanian Salmon – Grilled salmon 200gm, choice of teriyaki, miso shioyaki; Norwegian Saba Mackerel – Grilled fillet 200gm, choice of teriyaki, shiotaki. Not forgetting Argentinina Angus Ribeye – Grilled ribeye 250gm, butter herbs, chimichurri sauce; Half Chicken – freshly baked half hchicken, butter, piri piri sauce for poultry/meat option.
And here comes the star dish of Sushi Mastro – Seafood Shirashizushi! This rice bowl is inspired from Chirashi bowl, in a whole new Instagrammable presentation. Generous serving of fresh ocean treat, including salmon, hamachi, hon maguro, amaebi, unagi, ikura, tobiko, barramundi, red snapper, malabar, heap over mountain-shape rice. Enough to feed two small eaters.
Scoop a bit of everything and experience the burst of flavours in one go.
Paired our meal with specially crafted mocktail – Chile Pina & Te de Bayas. Another worth-mentioned part is, most ingredients for their mocktails are proudly prepared from scratch, from rosemary syrup to pandan syrup, pineapple syrup, etc.. Original, not too sweet, more healthy.
If you would like to learn more about Nikkei Cuisine, Sushi Mastro Nikkei is a good place to check out. Food served here is delightfully vibrant, colourful, and tasty. Ingredients complemented each other well, along with variety and superior freshness.
Sushi Mastro Nikkei
Unit 1-1 Fortune Centra, No. 2, Jalan Metro Perdana 6,
Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Tues- Sun 12PM – 3PM, 6PM-10PM, closed Monday
Contact: 012-312 4112