CRAVING for good Japanese food? Sakurajima at Penang Golf Club (PGC) in Bukit Jambul delivers authentic Japanese cuisine and signature originals.
PGC food and beverage director C.K. Ong said club chairman Datuk Eiro Sakamoto ensured that the restaurant maintained its authenticity by personally bringing in ingredients from Japan.
“Emphasis is also placed on quality and the originality of our recipes which have remained the same since Day 1.
“The kitchen team may come and go but the true taste of Japan prevails,” he elaborated.
The club also has its own vegetable plots growing pesticide-free greens and herbs for the restaurant.
Favourites here include nabeyaki udon (noodle soup served in clay pot), special salmon bento set, tori shoyu ramen (chicken broth noodle) and yosenabe (Japanese steamboat).
The bento set is a hearty and satisfying meal comprising salmon teriyaki, sashimi, tempura, agedashi tofu (deep-fried tofu coated with potato starch), inari tuna mayo, soba, mixed salad and jelly.
For the yosenabe, the deliciousness of the dish lies in the special base stock used.
Select from the RM75 (two persons) or RM165 (four persons) set consisting of oyster, king prawn salmon, scallop, udon and kamaboko (cured surimi).
The extensive menu also features appetisers such as onsen tamago (hot spring egg), chuka idako (baby octopus) and dobin mushi (seafood broth) as well as salads including salmon skin and seafood onsen.
Other must-haves are of course the delectable selection of sushi and sashimi, temaki, inari, nigiri sushi, aburi inari, hosomaki, sushi maki, teppanyaki and yaki.
There are also agemono like fried ebi and hanpen cheese, tori karaage curry udon, seafood kimchi ramen, tori cha soba and oyako don (Japanese rice bowl).
More options are bento sets and combo sets of tempura moriawase, unagi kabayaki, beef shogayaki or mini una don.
The uniqueness of Sakurajima, which means cherry blossom island, is that it also serves a wide variety of other local cuisines such as Chinese, Malay, Indian, Western and nasi kandar.
Lined up are also the popular Buffet Brunch on Sundays (11.30am to 2.30pm), Hawker Delights Buffet Dinner on Saturdays (6.30pm to 9.30pm) and daily High Tea (3pm to 6pm).
Both the buffets are priced at RM48++ per adult, RM38++ per senior citizen and RM28++ per child while the high tea is at RM68++ or RM128++ per set.
Due to its exclusive location within the club, many Penangites are not aware that Sakurajima is open to the public.
The restaurant is open from 11am to 10pm daily.
For more information and reservations, kindly contact 04-6442255 or 012-4860338.