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Zipangu by Nadaman Unveils Chef Takizawa’s Exquisite New Menu

The new menu is crafted by the esteemed Japanese Head Chef, Kazuo Takizawa, combining traditional dishes with contemporary flair.

The Zeitaku Zanmai Course.

The new menu is crafted by the esteemed Japanese Head Chef, Kazuo Takizawa, combining traditional dishes with contemporary flair.

Zipangu by Nadaman, the exquisite Japanese dining gem nestled within the opulent Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, is thrilled to unveil its new menu—a gastronomic voyage meticulously crafted by the esteemed Japanese Head Chef, Kazuo Takizawa. With over 30 years of culinary expertise, Chef Takizawa has seamlessly blended the old with the new, infusing traditional dishes with contemporary flair, resulting in a dining experience that is both authentic and innovative.

Born into a family of culinary artisans, Chef Takizawa’s passion for cooking was ignited by his father, a celebrated chef in his own right. Inspired by his father’s legacy and driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence, Chef Takizawa embarked on a lifelong quest to perfect the delicate and intricate flavours of Japanese cuisine.

Zipangu by Nadaman's Japanese Head Chef, Kazuo Takizawa.
Zipangu by Nadaman’s Japanese Head Chef, Kazuo Takizawa.

He seamlessly blends the old with the new, infusing traditional dishes with contemporary flair, resulting in a dining experience that is both authentic and innovative. At Zipangu, his expertise is showcased through an array of exquisite dishes that reflect his passion and dedication to the culinary arts. The menu is a testament to his remarkable journey, offering guests a chance to taste the fruits of his lifelong dedication.

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A Symphony of Flavors

The culinary adventure at Zipangu begins with a symphony of flavours presented through the appetizers, each a masterpiece in its own right. The Japanese Style Hors d’Oeuvre (5 kinds) features an array of Japanese delights, artfully arranged to tantalize your taste buds with a medley of flavours and textures. Notable is the Chawanmushi with Foie Gras, a luxurious and silky custard that quite literally melts in your mouth, offering a harmonious blend of flavour that will leave a lasting impression.

Assorted Sushi (8 Pieces)
Assorted Sushi (8 Pieces)

Sashimi selections are a testament to the precision and artistry of Japanese cuisine. Indulge in the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of “Toro” Prime Tuna Belly. Every bite unveils the pure essence of the sea, with a tender and buttery texture that leaves an impression of pristine seafood. ‘Harasu’ Salmon Belly invites you to discover the delightful buttery texture and delicate flavours of salmon belly, a true embodiment of seafood at its finest.

Explore crowd-favourite sushi creations, including the visually stunning and explosively flavorful Premium Dragon Roll, Soft Shell Crab Roll, Sour Plum and Shiso Leaf Roll, and not to be missed is the Tokyo Roll, a delightful journey through Tokyo’s diverse culinary influences, capturing vibrant essence of the city’s renowned food scene. California hand rolls and sushi rolls start from RM 26nett.

A5 Japanese Halal Wagyu Beef Sirloin (200g)
A5 Japanese Halal Wagyu Beef Sirloin (200g)

The main course marvels include the A5 Japanese Halal Wagyu Beef Sirloin; a mouthwatering melt-in-your-mouth delight, and the equally enticing Grilled Marinated Black Cod with house-made Saikyo Miso Paste, a perfect blend of sweet and savory. Zipangu’s tempura selections showcase the delicate mastery of frying, with crispy Prawn Fritters, deep-fried Eggplant and Tofu in Dashi Broth, and more, each delivering an exquisite interplay of flavors and textures.

Chef Takizawa thoughtfully caters to vegetarians with Seasonal Vegetable Ratatouille, a medley of seasonal vegetables prepared in a rich and flavorful ratatouille sauce, providing a satisfying and wholesome option for vegetarian diners. Young diners can relish the specially curated Junior Bento featuring deep-fried prawn, chicken cutlet, prawn fritter with mayonnaise, potato salad, egg sushi, Chawanmushi, and a choice of mini Udon or Japanese ketchup chicken rice with Miso soup.

End your culinary journey on a high note with the extraordinary Matcha Mochi ‘Anmitsu’, a dessert that marries the bold allure of matcha with the refreshing sweetness of Anmitsu, leaving a lasting and delightful impression on your meal.

“The Nadaman” Bento Box
“The Nadaman” Bento Box.

Experience Chef Takizawa’s culinary expertise through exclusive offerings like the Chef’s special Shokado bento box, perfect for lunch. The Bento box price starts from RM 108nett. In the evening, savor the meticulously crafted Omakase Kaiseki, priced from RM 688nett. Moreover, Zipangu provides private rooms ideal for hosting special occasions, whether it’s an intimate family gathering or a corporate soirée, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience for guests.

Zipangu by Nadaman History

Steeped in history dating back to 1830, Nadaman has earned its reputation for fine kaiseki cuisine, racing the tables of royalty, world leaders, and discerning diners in Japan for generations. With Zipangu, this legacy of excellence continues, allowing guests in Malaysia to embark on a sensory journey through the rich tapestry of Japanese cuisine.

For dining reservations and inquiries, please call +603 2074 3900 or email dining.kl@shangri-la.com.

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