We stayed at Laos Plaza Hotel where Kiku is located. Since it is our first night in Laos, we decided to take it easy and try the food in the hotel. Well, it was a pleasant surprise. We were the first guest at the restaurant. The restaurant is bright and clean. There is a pond in the middle with lots of active carps swimming. Luckily we did not sit near the pond as we probably will get wet with the carps jumping often. The menu was quite extensive. We ordered 5 dishes: Grilled Egg Plant with Miso Paste, Yakitori Chicken, Grilled Yellow Fish Cheek in salt, Grilled Octopus with Teriyaki sauce and Garlic rice. Service was quite fast given that we were the only customer then. The egg plant came first. Egg plant was soft and went very well with the miso. However, it was quite oily which was unexpected since is not deep fried. Next came the garlic rice. It was seasoned well and you could taste the garlic but not overpowering. It is not oily like some fried rice I have tasted in the past. The fish was served and is my favourite dish. The moment I lifted the meat off the fish, my husband said it smelled really nice. Meat was fresh and tender and not too salty. The octopus and yakitori were served together. The octopus was cooked perfectly as is soft but not chewy which can happen often if overcooked. Teriyaki sauce was a bit sweet which made me wonder if i should order Grilled Octopus with salt instead. Yakitori chicken was tender and well seasoned. If there is something to pick on, it probably wasn't grilled over charcoal so there is no charred bits which will give a smoky taste that some people preferred. We decided to end the meal by sharing a dessert. We ordered the green tea ice cream and I was glad it came with red bean paste as well. While some may think is pricy, I think is a nice restaurant which offer good service and tasty food using fresh ingredients. I am sure I will return for another meal while I am here for the week.
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