Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the 5 star Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur has recently appointed Chef Zainurin bin Mohd Salleh as the new Executive Sous Chef. With over 30 years of culinary experience garnered from working in several renowned hotels and Japanese fine dining restaurants, Chef Zainurin was born and raised in Masjid Tanah, Melaka. He started his passion for food and cooking at a tender age after years of helping his mother. When he was 19, he entered Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM) in Melaka to further his culinary study. Upon graduation, he began his culinary journey at 1987 and developed his skills in Japanese cooking. “To me, Japanese cuisine teaches us to be disciplined, respectful, creative and honest. It is the art of preparing the dishes which makes it special and unique. We need to carefully use the right skills and techniques to get the best of its taste,” he said.
As introduction, Chef Zainurin brings together three of his signature dishes which are the ‘Hotate Mentai Mayo Yaki’ selling at RM22, ‘Dragon Roll’ (RM27) and ‘Beef Sirloin Steak’ (RM34). Besides that, 6 new dishes are also being introduced for customers who choose to eat at Hotel Maya’s Japanese & Cantonese cuisine restaurant, Still Waters. The dishes are Yaki Zakana Set, grilled salmon with salt or teriyaki sauce, served with rice, salad and miso soup; Salmon Sashimi Set, slices of fresh salmon, served with rice, salad and miso soup; and Tempura Set, deep fried prawn and vegetable with tempura batter, served with rice, salad and miso soup.There are also Sashimi Moriawase Set, assorted raw fish, served with rice, salad, miso soup and steamed egg; Sushi Yaki Zakana Set, assorted fish slices with vinegar rice served with grilled fish, miso soup, salad and steamed egg; and Ramen Gyoza Set, ramen noodles with condiment, served with rice and salad. These sets are available from RM30.
If you’re looking for a fine dining Japanese restaurant in KL, Still Waters is the place to go. This Halal-certified Japanese restaurant has a little something to suit all budget types. Splurge on Chef Zainurin's menu for a fancy dinner, or attend the reasonably-priced buffet on the Saturday noon.
Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur is just a short stroll away from the Petronas Twin Towers. The hotel offers 205 rooms ranging from studio, junior suite, deluxe suite, executive suite and executive apartment; 3 food outlets, two lounges, in-room dining service, a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium and spa facilities.