New Samurai in Action at Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur…


Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur recently appointed Chef Zainurin bin Mohd Salleh as their new Executive Sous Chef effective from 15th July 2019…


With more than 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.


We were over at Hotel Maya to watch this new “Samurai” chef at work as he masterfully filleted a fresh Salmon and also showcased 3 of his signature dishes : ‘Hotate Mentai Mayo Maki’, ‘Dragon Roll’ and ‘Beef Sirloin Steak’…


Besides that, 6 new dishes are also being introduced for customers who choose to eat at one of Hotel Maya’s food outlet, 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 shrimp 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 to RM38…

Still Waters provides contemporary dining experience with strong Japanese presence known as ‘Sosaku’ cuisine, which features more 50 dishes infused with Asian and European flavours. The F&B outlet also offers contemporary Cantonese inspired “work of art” cuisine


Do be sure to check out their for ALL YOU CAN EAT Japanese Buffet (RM78 nett), where you can indulge in an extravagant buffet with selections of 78 dishes – fresh sashimi, tempura, robatayaki, noodles, sushi roll, hand roll, tempura, hot dishes and desserts. It is only RM40nett for children between ages 5-12. Come over with your families to enjoy a bountiful feast every Saturday from 12pm-3pm at Still Waters, Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur.

Hotel Maya is strategically located at the heart of the city, 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; 5 restaurants and lounge, in-room dining service, a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium and spa facilities.

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