New Japanese chef Hiroaki Karasawa at Zipangu Restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, is set to delight diners with his signature dishes.

The award-winning chef has put together a menu of five signature dishes that range from seafood to fish, meat and rice. To this he has also added a Japanese dessert with a Malaysian touch.

Zipangu Restaurant Offerings

Fresh, premium ingredients and beautiful presentation are the focus of Chef Karasawa’s signature dishes.

Grilled Australian Wagyu at Zipangu Restaurant
Grilled Australian Wagyu at Zipangu Restaurant


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They begin with the exquisite Fresh Sea Urchin Pudding with Consomme Jelly and Caviar, moving on the New Zipangu Style Grilled Gindara with Saikyo Miso. Gindara is black cod which is deliciously grilled with creamy and sweet miso from Kyoto.




Chef Hiroaki Karasawa’s other signature main course is the Grilled Australian Wagyu ‘Kobe Premium’, Grilled Foie Gras and Seared Sea Urchin.

Signature Dishes by Zipangu Restaurant New Chef Hiroaki Karasawa
Signature Dishes by Zipangu Restaurant New Chef Hiroaki Karasawa

Another delectable treat awaits is the Rice with Corn and Truffles in a Claypot, Japanese pickles, Akadashi miso soup. Matcha Ice Cream and Rice Ball in Coconut Milk with Gula Melaka is the chef’s signature dessert.

Zipangu Restaurant New Chef Hiroaki Karasawa
Zipangu Restaurant New Chef Hiroaki Karasawa

Chef Karasawa was previously Chief Chef at Nadaman Japanese Restaurant at Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. Since 2001, he has held various posts with the Nadaman restaurant chain in Japan.

Zipangu Sea Urchin pudding
Zipangu Sea Urchin pudding

He was Chief Chef with the Nadaman at the China World Summit Wing, Beijing for five years from 2010. While in Beijing he won a few awards for his Japanese cuisine. These included the Japanese Cuisine Category Award 2014, The Second China Michelin; The Best Japanese Restaurant 2014, Modern Weekly Magazine; and The Best Japanese and Korean Restaurant Time Out Beijing in 2011 and 2014.

Zipangu Restaurant Rice with Corn and truffles
Zipangu Restaurant Rice with Corn and truffles

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 90 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 37,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.




Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

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