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Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid

 

From miso to tonkotsu made with that long-simmered pork bone broth, to some simple light soya sauce-based soup, we’d have no problem getting the ramen fix in all sorts of forms in the Klang Vallley. In the most authentic and traditional restaurants to some fusion contemporary cafes that are always trying something a bit different than the rest, it really isn’t challenging to grab that steaming bowl of Japanese noodle in broth. But as to exactly where the best ramen joints are at, is still a question with no definite answer. The newest in Sunway- the Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen is one with decidedly classic looking ramen bowls with short pages of menu featuring a handful of ramen selections. We’ve slurped our way through some of the noodles on the menu and rounded up the conclusion if the place is a dupe .

 

First and foremost, the place is about ramen. Because menu is straight forward with pictures and quick description. The short and simple menu makes ordering easy, but I recommend the seasonal Burnt Garlic . I personally can’t get over the brined noodles thanks to the powerful broth. But the loaded topped garlic were unmistakeably garlicky, the whole experience is rich, flavour and might even leave some wanting more. Gyoza (six pieces for RM13, 10 pieces for RM19) wasn’t something memorable and elegantly presented. But that is the character seen in typical Japanese dumpling. They are the perfect nibble.

 

1.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid
2.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid

 

The classics topped with onion, bamboo, slices of tender meat and most importantly and interesting surprise of a good textured and perfectly cooked noodles- we hardly get good noodle texture without a gentle reminder to the chef, that some of us in Malaysia do like the real deal of springy from ramen noodles. While there are some with thicker and more flavourful broth, the rest of the bowls of the order didn’t quite make it to please or pass the musters for value and depth of flavour. The rest on the table seemed to unhappy with the rest of the ramen choices. All Assari Sio Ramen (RM23) , Tonkotsu ramen (RM 25) and Yaki- Miso Ramen( RM 25 ) were either lightly seasoned or

 

3.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid
4.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid
5.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid

 

Ramen joints have always had eponymous mainstays but Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen probably should work on establishing that. Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen is located at:

 

Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall 3
Ground Floor, Green Zone, Sunway Clio Hotel
3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm Daily
Tel: 03-5650 5118
GPS: 3.0732619,101.6046172
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/menya.miyabi

 

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Eatomo Publika

 

Poke bowl. Pronounced as ‘po- kay’, is a Hawaiian dish commonly mistaken as Japanese origin because of the fresh raw cuts of fishes. The confusion probably happened because of the similar dishes by the Japanese – most likely zuke Don or donburi, and that most of us were more familiar with Japanese food as the cuisine gained its popularity over the years. While it may seem like a new trend, this simple and addictive Hawaiian dish has been around for centuries. And because local Japanese in Hawaii is a big ethnic group in Hawaii, it is no surprise of the influence in their food.

 

Up until 2015, we haven’t caught wind of this Hawaiian dish but when pokebowl becomes widely accepted (thanks to social media), people started being creative and infusing local elements to redefine the dish. Take note the real Hawaiian poke though, isn’t really instagrammable. So, this one is close.

 

2.Eatomo Publika

 

Meet the Pokelantan Bowl. Here at the Eatomo Solaris Dutamas, this one is made with the usual raw cuts of fish before finishing with a toss of lime and chili padi drizzle marinate, this truly is a marriage of Asian pacific. Resembling local dishes, the combination in this bowl is bursting full when it comes to the authentic Asian flavour.

 

1.Eatomo Publika

 

Another amazing protein source for those not too keen with raw fishes, Mentaiko Tamago rice is a good satisfaction although I find the portion a little small to fit the huge appetite I had during my visit. Personally, I like my mentaiko just as they are, but most are probably more accustomed to slightly more diluted flavour profile so having this with them thick slices of egg omelette and fragrant rice is topgallant.

 

7.eatomo publika

 

That wasn’t the only crowd pleaser, fresh oysters and mussels come with the breeze of ocean and sea. The plump and juicy oyster of a perfect one mouth bite size was my ultimate favourite, followed closely by the pot of mussel with that fancy sweet flavourful broth of nothing but pleasant.

 

3.Eatomo Publika
4.Eatomo Publika
5.Eatomo Publika
6.Eatomo Publika

 

Meaty bowls are inevitable, but for anyone dying to have raw leaves then you might have to pick any of their salad bowl, which I really don’t recommend unless if the determination to improve wellbeing of your gut is the main concern. Salads are like many other Japanese eatery, boring and unattractive.

 

8. Eatomo Publika

 

Seemingly trivial, but food is a way of life in the country and the ethnic diversity has resulted in such extraordinary food landscape. Who would have think that poke, a product of the indigenous native Hawaiian culture would fit perfect with the touch of Kelantan? This outlet gave me a better experience than the their first in Taman Danau Desa outlet for sure and at this blog entry point, there is a third outlet at Bangsar !!

 

Eatomo Publika is located at :
A2-G2-06 Solaris Dutamas,
No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 KL
Business Hour : Monday (closed), Tues- Thurs (12–3PM, 6–10:30PM)
Friday- Sunday (12–10:30PM)
Phone: 03-6412 2280
GPS: 3.1708147,101.665288

 

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Bento Senya Express @ Plaza Mont Kiara

 

Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara is one that provides quick to go meals. It is a takeaway-friendly cubbyhole with a cashier counter to place your order and some semi ready made to-go lunch boxes placed side by side one another on their refrigerator racks, all inside a limited space lot. Making its way into the appetites of office workers within and around the neighbouring premise, these bentos are decently packed with very basic and fundamental series of Japanese classics. Sure it didn’t look very aesthetic and delicious at the first glance. But I gave it a go, and frankly was surprised with the freshness of the ingredients. If there is anything at all that I must be picking on would perhaps be the lack of vegetables in the bento. I had to order Green Salad (RM 4) to compensate the short of fresh vegetable but it’s not as if Malaysians love vegetables that much to begin with.

 

1.Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara

 

BBQ Pork Bento (RM 16.50) is assembled with BBQ Pork, Seasoned Egg, Macaroni Salad and Japanese Pickles. It isn’t exactly cheap on price, but it is filling and good as a bento. Grilled Saba Bento (RM 16.50) had the same sides but was strangely accompanied by pieces of deep fried chicken. Still it was nothing as strange as the macaroni salad. I thought it was too much carbs in one serving. Really, it would have been so much better if it is it was a little more balanced, if not in accurate ratio like the food pyramid.

 

2.Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara
3.Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara

 

Both pork and saba were equally impressive, store seemed really neat and clean, food nicely packed and safely placed at the fridge, so if there are anything that is falling short would be the limited seats. But having that said, it is a bento shop. Japanese bento is preferably to eat at room temperature but those who like really hot food, microwaves are self service available for reheating.

 

4.Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara
5.Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara
6.Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara
7.Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara
8.Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara
9.Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara

 

Bento Senya Express in Plaza Mont Kiara is located at:
D-0G-05, Ground Floor, Block D (next to McDs)
Plaza Mont’ Kiara, No.2, Jalan Kiara
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480
Tel: 03-6206 1799
Business Hour : Daily 9:30am- 10:30 pm
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/senyaexpressplazamontkiara

 

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Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall

Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall

 

Whether is it a one-dish wonders or some pap baiting sashimi platter, Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall got it covered with some of the very decent Japanese fare. in fact, this sleek contemporary Japanese restaurant is more than worth your time: the interior are pretty cosy to begin with, the portions are sensible and the flavours were approaching notable. Some things need improvement and sparks of wow factor but hey, who is perfect? Expect rice rolls, and dons, as well as glistening slices of fish, beautifully presented with slivers of vegetables and dainty edible platting decoration to first tempt the eye to stimulate the brain into wanting to eat and taste it.

 

While service is relaxed enough, there’s some real serious high-end ingredients here. Although the showier elements however, are usually underpinned by excellent fundamentals- the rice dishes. Think a hearty serving of rice beneath a slice of beef blanket and torched before serving, or Beef Sukiyaki (RM 28) with sauteed sliced beef, tofu, onion and onsen on warm and nicely steamed white rice. As well as lava loaded flow of salmon roe, avocado, crab meat, flying fish roe from the Vocano Roll (RM 18 ).

 

1.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
2.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
3.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
4.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
5.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
6.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
7.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
8.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
9.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall

 

Fancy low carbo? Tako Kimuchi with Mango salsa (RM 25) is a canvas painted with small octopus marinated with kimuchi sauce and spicy mango with edible flowers. I say, what are the octopus doing swimming in the garden? It’s beautiful alright, but I’ve always look at edible flowers a different way- not as a decoration on every dish. The smorgasbord of colours, it was trying way too hard. Loose some unnecessary ingredients, it might just turn out to be brilliant.

 

10.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall

 

Fresh seafood cut aficionados, Premium Zaru Soba (RM 40) is the gold seal of approval. Elegantly presented and marrying well with the chilled buckwhehat noodle with special cold soba sauce, every bite of premium seafood combination is something fancy indeed. But once again, the flowers maybe pushing the boundaries a little.

 

11.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
12.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall

 

Hisho Japanese Cuisine fits the usual restaurant of smarter place, better portions and flavours were pretty on the mark too. The perfect location for a business lunch, a romantic evening, or a night out with friends. And while the usual suspects dominate the menu, they made every plate score high for presentation and flavour- demonstrates the kitchen’s ability to walk the tightrope between traditional and innovation.

 

13.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
14.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
15.Hisho Japanese Cuisine at DC Mall
Hisho Japanese Cuisine is located at
L2-17 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Jalan Damanlela,
Damansara Town Centre, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hour: Daily 11:30am-3pm, 6-10pm
Phone: 03-2011 2666
GPS: 3.1461654,101.66170
http://www.hisho-jap.com/

 

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October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor

 

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the symbolic raw fish salad is a must have at any dining table during the festive season. And to make sure you get the greatest satisfaction when it comes to those sashimi, October Japanese restaurant in Johor features fresh seafood ingredients in the form of colourful prosperity platters to usher the wonderful Year of Dog, along with some other auspicious specialties. It was one of the first few early “yee sang tossing” when we were at the restaurant last year but the vibe was totally present upon seeing the beautiful platter of vibrant sashimi.

 

This Prosperity Yee Sang with Assorted Sashimi in Wasabi Sauce (RM108 and RM68 for large and regular respectively) consists of varieties of deep water fish Sashimi – Norwegian Salmon, Maguro (Tuna) and Hamachi (Yellow Tail), with aplenty colours of assorted textures from the greens. For the crunch, be ready to be fall in love with pieces of fried Gyoza skin and almond flakes. Chopsticks at the ready!

 

1.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor

 

At the same time October Japanese Cuisine has prepared some auspicious specialties crafted by the chef. This Auspicious Flaming Nabe (RM68.80) is a pot miso and Japanese sake soup with generous ingredients packed in within. With Norwegian Salmon and slices of chicken breast, Shitake mushrooms, leeks and carrots, in a pot serving on flame with a pour of “KaoLiang” Rice Wine and sake stirring in to not only bring out more flavours of this dish but to also some flaming action. While the pot simmers and boil, the other thing pleasant to look at is their Fortune Sushi& Sashimi Platter (RM 58). I’m absolutely loving how each dish are given such abundance significance to represent the festive celebration. With six assortment of sushi ball beautifully placed in gorgeous rhythmic stairways along a medley bed of thick slices of fresh sashimi.

 

3.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor
2.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor
4.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor
5.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor
6.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor

 

Of course, there are plenty more creativity when they torch and flame up the Flaming Salmon Aburi Maki (RM 29.90) made with salmon, rolling in crab stick and drizzled with spicy sauce. Or when they present the October Special Bento (RM 59.90) holding a lovely assortment of meat, fish and vegetable; complete with hearty miso soup to aid digestion and improve immune function. I am a sucker for anything involving fermentation.

 

7.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor
8.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor
9.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor

 

Then there was this Grilled Edamame (RM 9.90) with spicy Japanese Togarashi seasoning and then sautéed for extra smokiness. It really got me wondering if these extra preparations are even necessary given how people already fancy a simple quick boil of this green goodness. Skip this if you have limited space and go ahead and order the Kushiyaki Moriawase (RM44.90)- a plate of grilled skewers of assorted classic favourites. Either that or the Tempura Sweet Potato (RM 9.90). Made from mashed sweet potato and yam coated with breadcrumbs before deep frying to crispy outer layer. Pairing this is the tartar sauce by the side for some fancy combination of flavovurs.

 

10.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor

 

Some might have already seen this on my insta stories when it took me hours to get to Johor but I was glad I joined the food trip with so many other blogger friends. Johor is one of the place I felt compelled to revisit again and again but it was never for their Japanese food. This was my first visit to the restaurant albeit having been to this part of Johor several times and I have no idea about the huge parking space at the back of the restaurant. I’ve been to most of their neighboring resto but never this one where I should have. It was cosy comfy with some nice garden view separated by glass windows- a great place for ootd too. Watch my 2 days of nuisance and a peek of what’s next on the blog.

 

11.October Japanese Restaurant @ Johor

 

October Japanese Restaurant is located at :
6a, Jalan Persiaran Jaya Putra 1
Bandar Jaya Putra (JP Perdana)
Johor Bahru 81100
Opens : daily 12-11pm
Tel: 016-365 7910
GPS: 1.5743025,103.777009
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/OctoberJapanese/

 

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Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South

 

Opened not too long ago and based on an izakaya, Bocosan Izakaya at Bangsar South is ready to bring a fresh new take to Kuala Lumpur’s dining scene. From the uniform design to the restaurant settings, this contemporary minimalist style establishment is ready to create a great deal of fuss. Admirable attention to detail goes into creating friendly dining experience and artistic elements translated from fresh techniques in culinary and incorporated into authenticity of Japanese dishes. Hailing from Hiroshima and leading the team at Bocosan Izakaya, Chef Mitsugo Iwashiro can be occasionally seen over the bar with plenty of passion.

 

1.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South

 

Whether it is a wholesome flamboyant rice roll or a steaming bowl of rib-sticking ramen, Bocosan Izakaya got it covered. Speaking of the rib-sticking ramen: Bone in Short Rib Ramen (RM 75) ‘s ultra-rich signature soup, made with long hours or simmering and given extra complexity via that huge short rib that’s cooked so perfectly. Plus immaculate sushi rolls filled with likes of seafood and rolled with avocado before topping generously with roe, say hello to lobster of Bocosan Maki (RM 38) and hello to a perfect night to come and vow to return for the umami-packed ramen bowl.

 

2.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
3.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
4.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
5.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South

 

Moving on with some rice dishes, this elegant establishment from the same brain of Botanica+co is offering staple authentic flavoured of Japanese cuisine and it needs no introduction among fans of Japanese food. Saba no Shioyaki (RM 42) and the Bocosan Wagyu Don (RM 85) puts together premium fresh ingredients made into a variant balance of flavours and textures to pair with rice. Cooked to perfect temperature and duration, fish was moist and juicy with slight crackling crisps from the think layered of skin grilled to perfect char. And beef taste fabulous but come straight after payday, because the meal maybe steep when it comes to the price but you’ll feel you’ve had value for money despite the high price. Let the soft wobbly onsen mixed thoroughly for the extra silky and custardy texture to the rice bowl and have the two served with sides that rotates on daily basis.

 

7.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
6.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South

 

Bocosan Izakaya prides itself in accentuating delightful portions of the freshest and finest ingredients, yet remaining Japanese inspired. Sashimi isn’t the only thing Japanese but do try the picture-perfect sashimi, or the unabashedly fusion flavours of truffle and mirin in the Truffle Chawanmushi (RM 29).

 

13.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
14.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
10.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
11.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
12.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South

 

Not only did this high-end, glamourous izakaya treating its lucky diners to luxury ingredients, they are offering a flair of unexpectedly awesome balance of diet combination. The Bonsai Salad (RM 29) fills the jar up to the brim with delicious potato salad and potted with beautiful greens of different texture and colour. If you love your green, then you’ll be all over the moon with this one. Also treat yourself with Fruits Amitsu (RM 27) and Rain Drop Jelly (RM 27) if there is still space in the stomach (or some more money to spend).

 

9.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
15.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
16.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South
17.Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South

 

Bocosan Izakaya is located next to Botanica + Co at:
Unit G-2A & Ground Floor,
Vertical Podium, Avenue 3, Bangsar South City
No. 8 Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 – 2242 2316
Website: http://bocosan.com/
GPS: 3.110677,101.66644
Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat (11.30AM – 3.00PM) *Last Call at 2:30 PM*
Mon – Sat (5.30PM–10.00 PM) *Last Call at 9:30 PM*
Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday

 

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Solomen Cafe @ SS 2

 

From ramen bowls made with long simmer pot bone broth, simple soy sauce based soup, or miso to rice bowls with delicious pork slices; we can now get our Japanese comfort meal fix in Solomen Cafe at SS2. There is not only an assortment of steaming bowls of thin wheat noodles in broth, but a good fare of Japanese classics to complete a wholesome meal. This plain and humble looking cafe is absolutely a very good space and ambiance for leisure and comforting meal.

 

Starting with the delicious pieces of Gyoza (RM 1190), it is something that I’d highly recommend as add ons or appetisers. These parcels of pan fried dumpling are succulently wrapped tightly to reserve the juice and moist of the fillings so that every bite is rich and packed with flavours. And skillfully controlling the cooking time, those deep fried homemade marinated pork chop is another good dish for communal dining. Tonkatsu (RM 20.90) are crispy on the outside and tender delicious on the inside.

 

1.Solomen Café @ SS 2

2.Solomen Café @ SS 2

 

Moving to their ramen bowls, both the Tonkotsu Ramen (RM 20.90) and Kimchi Ramen (RM 19.90) packs a flavoursome punch with the usual suspects of seaweed and eggs to be expected; as well as al dante bites of springy ramen noodle. The portions are amazing- not too gigantic yet great enough to satisfy ramen craving.

 

3.Solomen Café @ SS 2

4.Solomen Café @ SS 2

5.Solomen Café @ SS 2

 

Negi Miso Ramen (RM 20.90) also have those juicy pork but shredded to match the texture of fried leek on their ramen noodles simmered in delicious homemade miso soup.

 

6.Solomen Café @ SS 2

7.Solomen Café @ SS 2

 

Ramen isn’t the only thing you get because the menu also presents a couple of rice bowls and like their ramen bowls; these rice bowls are hearty and filling. Shiogayaki don (RM 21.50) was topped with stir fried sliced pork and onion in homemade ginger sauce while Hokkaido Buta Don (RM 22.90) had their rice topped with sliced pork on special homemade sweet sauce. Should the rice have a better texture, their rice bowls are close to perfect given the range of pricing they are tagged on. After all, mushy texture really won’t do Japanese rice grain any justice.

 

8.Solomen Café @ SS 2

9.Solomen Café @ SS 2

10.Solomen Café @ SS 2

11.Solomen Café @ SS 2

16. solomen ss2

15.Tori Karaage  (RM 14.50)

 

Hoikoro (RM 16.90) stir fried sliced pork with vegetables in homemade miso paste would put a smile to pork lover with the layers of evenly distributed fats in between the layers of pork belly slices. But if you are avoiding those fats, may I recommend the gigantic Tori Karaage (RM 14.50). There are no fats in this one, only super thick coating of flour enveloping the chicken cuts to lock all moist and juice of the meat. I didn’t enjoy the thick- almost close to goey in between the supposedly-crunchy outer layer and the succulent tender boneless chicken meat; but majority would love the huge value-for-money pieces of chicken.

 

12.Solomen Café @ SS 2

13.Solomen Café @ SS 2

14.Tori Karaage  (RM 14.50)

 

So because they are also a café, the beverage list conquers 2 pages of the menu. Cucumber Mojito Sparker (RM 10.90) was really refreshing and perfect as to beat those fiery weather out there and you get your caffeine fix too if are merely just chilling after the comforting meal. Latte (RM 9.90) fares well to go with their selection of cakes- both the Cempedak Lover (RM 13.90) and Tiramisu (RM 11.90) .

 

17.solomen cafe ss2

18.solomen cafe ss2

 

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Solomen café is located at:
16, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2,
47300 Petaling Jaya, MY
Phone: +60 16-289 9079
Business Hour: 12pm- 10pm (Monday Closed)
GPS: 3.1131367,101.620376
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/solomencafe/

 

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Sekai No Yamachan @ Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City

Originating from Japan and specializes in tebasaki – Nagoya-style fried chicken wings, Sekai No Yamachan at Desa Park City is currently operating a second outlet in Plaza Arkadia. The brand runs with more than 50 outlets worldwide and such reputation has turned their wings into phenomenal stature when it comes to chicken wings.

This is not very distance from where I am based but it’s not the area that I frequent. With a spontaneous decision, we paid a spontaneous visit to Desa Park City and earned some fun as we discover the offerings of this renowned acclaim. Let’s get on with what’s generally offered. From salads to stews and deep fried chicken cubes to tempuras, there is no complexity. Instead, it is all subtle precision on every dish and it’s the kind of variety you’ll want to savour.

Miso Stew Udon (RM 26.90), Salmon Salad (RM 21.90), and Satsumaimo Tempura (RM 11.90) may be the common but it was their package of ambiance and friendly service that really stood out. Plus a good company of friends, the meal was elevated a bit more happiness and satisfaction. Not to mention a little addition of alcohol kick to the meal, Kirin Draftbeer (RM 25.80) weighs up the pleasures of meal indulgence. Miso Stew Udon was deep and full of umami satisfaction.

1.Sekai No Yamachan @ Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City

2.Sekai No Yamachan @ Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City

3.Sekai No Yamachan @ Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City

4.Sekai No Yamachan @ Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City

Proceeding to the popular dish, we quite sampled most of the available flavours but they came to a single conclusion- stale. Grilled Chicken Wings in Salt (RM 14.90 for 5 pieces), Famous Kara-age Deep Fried Chicken Wings (RM 15.90 for 5 pieces) and the Japanese Style Worcestershire Chicken Wings (RM 12.90 for 3 pieces) arrived too quickly on our table – in less than 3 minutes, hence making it very questionable as to whether they are all freshly made to order.

7.Sekai No Yamachan @ Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City

6.Sekai No Yamachan @ Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City

5.Sekai No Yamachan @ Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City

There is a cute and distinctive method to savour the scronny wings but the tough and dry chicken wing is a little stubborn with it that. We prefer eating it our way. Watch it

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Yamachan is located at:
Plaza Arkadia, Block H-G-5,
3, Jalan Intisari Perdana
Desa Park City.
Tel: +60 3-6411 1718
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yamachanmalaysia/
GPS: 3.1866016,101.6353426

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Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

 

Some say the best Japanese dining experience is omakase and that freshness is ultimately the only precision to a good Japanese cuisine. There is no doubt that Eatomo at Desa Petaling gets a good reputation when it comes to fresh fish, there is still something more than just that to define a good Japanese meal. 

1.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

2.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

 

In this case, probably some more effort in taking the essential of art seriously when it comes to presentation. Don’t expect pretty platters of your already attractive looking and glistening slices of fish along with pretty dots of wasabi, or any sprinkles of ebiko or nori flakes. Instead, ready to go servings are what you’ll be getting. 

4.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

 

For a start, the place is comfortable enough for staple meals and there are no high end ingredients but expect the bill to reflect your consumption of sashimi or oysters because the fresh cut of thick sashimi and that slurp of juicy oysters can be a lot of joy when eating them. Both Salmon Sashimi Box (RM 19.90) or the Salmon Toro Box (RM 19.90) are among the spanking fresh culls for that no gimmick Japanese meal. And at the same time, cooked seafood is tasty diversions as well. Fried Oyster Basket w Homemade Tartar Sauce (RM 19.90) presents itself in 5 pieces and there is something about oysters that hooks me so with or without the sauce is fine. 

3.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

5.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

 

Anyone up for something more wholesome or suitable for solo dining can go for udon or rice bowls. Gyudon + Onsen Tamago (RM 17.90) uses prime Australian beef slices but I don’t think it should be the reason to visit. Even the usually appealing Salmon Ikura Don (RM 23.90) were underpinned by excellent cut of sashimi earlier. 

6.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

7.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

 

The lighter add on for the day is Tofu wake me Wafu Salad (RM 13.90) and the Japanese Peruvian ceviche with Guacamole (RM 24.90) and served with a side tortilla chips. Let’s be honest here, we all know the reason why this two dishes are being ordered. I need my vege and I obviously cannot resist avocado. They are no signature, and definitely not remarkable but if you have to, then why not? 

8.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

 

Lastly, together with me was Alyssia and we all know that she is the dessert queen. So naturally the limited quantity of signature Sakurai Raindrop Cake (RM 14.90) made its way to our table. Even though not a fan of this particular dessert, I caught myself dabbing up every bit of the Injeolmi powder. 

9.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

10.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

 

Wine, soju, beer or sake can be your pairing but we are having the House Special Yogurt Soju (RM 33) that is somewhat a little too sweet to my liking but the large bottle at its selling price is good for group dinning. 

11.Eatomo Food Co. @ Taman Danau Desa

 

So here you go, there is a beautifully balanced combination of fresh and raw as well as cooked staples of Japanese dishes for a no frill meal at the very simple layout of this sashimi market cum restaurant. 

 

Eatomo is located at:
11-1-1, Jalan 3/109F, Danau Business Centre,
Taman Danau Desa,
58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +60 3-2303 1608
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eatomofoodco/

Business Hours: 12–3PM, 6–10:30PM daily
GPS: 3.100607,101.687432 

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Sushi Azabu at The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

 

With THE TABLE’s big opening at the Isetan the Japan Store KL, we can truly chopstick our way through the best sushi New York has to offer. With the highlight of the night being Sushi Azabu, a Michelin starred sushi establishment in New York City, the grand opening was packed and Japanese food enthusiast. Accommodating 40 pax at a time, the traditional house specialty sushi is crafted from freshly imported fish from Japan, prepared by chefs who refined their skills in Japan to execute elegant cooking and Omotenashi – selfless service with a spirit of warmth and respect to allow guests to spend the most memorable and relaxing time. One that you must experience and savour for yourself. 

1.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

2.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

 

This menu tasting showcased 5 pieces of nigiri sushi and an impressive short list of sake selection. Sushi Azabu takes its art seriously; every piece of glistening slices was presented very fine and delicately as a commitment to quality and amazing flavours. 

3.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

4.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

5.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

6.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

7.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

 

The fish is of superb quality every piece scores perfect ten for authenticity and flavour. The seats and dining rooms are warmly lit for comfy and the service was incredible. The flow of services demonstrates their ability to serve premium dining and the sushi is everything but bland. 

8The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

 

Not forgetting the other establishments at The Table, there is the The Tokyo Restaurant for anyone looking out for classic cocktails and wine, Tonkatsu Anzu if you want a premium experience of aged pork sourced from local farmers and slow cooked to achieve delicious flavours, Toriden for an Omakase-style meal, as well as the Yakiniku Toraki for a selection of thick cut meats. 

9.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

10.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

11.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

12.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

13.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

14.The Grand Opening of THE TABLE (4th Floor) at Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10

 

The Table is located in Isetan the Japan Store KL, Lot 10 at:
4th Floor of Isetan Japan Sotre
50, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03-21192624
Business Hour: 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm Daily
http://www.isetankl.com.my/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isetankl/

GPS: 3.1464841,101.711915

 

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Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar

 

We already have our roll call of fusion restaurants but the recent addition really puts a unique spin to it. Kaiju at APW Bangsar is a contemporary no-nonsense Japanese-Thai fusion restaurant designed for both sharing tapas style and ala carte dishes. The menu is simple and classy with a short list of snack and main. Classy Japanaese ingredients are given some Thai treatment, in dishes like Tom Yum Udon (RM 26) and Yoyoki Tuna Tataki (RM 26) here with the later being my absolute favourite. Papaya salad that accompanies their very consistent and equal cut size of tuna pieces makes this quite an amazing starter or snack.

 

1.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar

 

Like the Tom Yum Udon, their Salmon Manow Nabe (RM 26) is also serving fish paste noodle. This one is perpetually kept at warm temperature on the mini stove and filled with aplenty of salmon, squid, mushroom, tofu, vegetables and Thai manow sauce. The sour from lime with a tinge of spicy spells Thai flavour where as the fresh ingredients speaks for the Japanese flavours. Most of their sea harvests are very well rendered even though the options are few.

 

2.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar
3.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar
4.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar

 

As a regular, dishes with seafood are very strongly recommended. I wouldn’t recommend anything without seafood in it but the creative Okinawa Bittergourd (RM 18) was interestingly added with cube duck. This bittergourd omelet dish that most of us are familiar with is instantly modernized with this clever touch. Alas, it wasn’t superb and is totally ok to skip this one unless if you have that bittergourd crave like I do. And since I am obsessed with the greens, the Sashimin Salad (RM 26) was also being requested. The order came and I am obviously happy with the custardy yolk in the egg on top of the mélange of vegetable, sashimi, cheese, lotus, and house salad sauce.

 

5.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar
6.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar
7.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar

 

Kaiju has limited space to offer but with brisk service and that consistency in their food, this place remains on top of the to-go list for casual meals. Drinks are not too fancy but you’d love their alcohol and power drinks. Followers on my snapchat or instagram are probably already bored with my stories, seeing this so frequently. But if you have not seen them, I’ve saved some of what I’ve had for a quick look of what’s the rave about this place.

 


8.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar
9.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar

 

Impeccable service and innovative fusion dishes is a good reason to visit this place, but the long waiting line in such tiny but cosy space maybe the only challenge. Oh and when you are there, look up at the first-rate setting on the ceiling as well.

 

11.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar
10.Kaiju Japanese x Thai fusion @ APW Bangsar

 

Kaiju Company is located at APW :
29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 3-2788 3796
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaijucompany/
GPS: 3.124316,101.674261

 

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Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL

 

From 21st January to 25th March, the Flavour of Hanami commenced with a live presentation and tasting by Chef Shogo Sasaki from the famed restaurant IZUU in Kyoto and we were honoured to be a part of this inauguration at none other than the Cube of ISETAN the Japan Store KL. This cherry blossom celebration of authentic Japanese cultural and culinary experience showcasing the flavour of Hanami is presented by the Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd, with gallery introducing the original Hanami bento boxes made especially for this occasion as well as the theatre venue broadcasting a short movie of an insight into the four beautiful seasons of Japan and the foundation of Kyoto food.

 

1.Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL

Chef Shogo Sasaki from IZUU in Kyoto

 

Chef Shogo Sasaki, owner chef of Restaurant IZUU & Chef Takeshi Matsuo, head chef of Restaurant IZUU

Chef Shogo Sasaki, owner chef of Restaurant IZUU and Chef Takeshi Matsuo, head chef of Restaurant IZUU

 

Considerable to be the best of Japanese cuisine, Kyoto culinary culture retains pure essence of the Hanami, with over decades of skills and knowledge emphasizing perfection and excellence. General Manager of Media Content Planning Department, Dai Nippon Printing Co mentioned that this event creates wonderful opportunity for people to discover the cultural aspects and culinary delicacies associated to the Cherry blossom celebration. Known as the heir of the current 7th generation owner of IZUU, a Kyoto sushi restaurant established in 1781, Chef Sasaki is known for his culinary prowess in preparing the popular mackerel sushi. We are privileged to have the man himself to be prepping two of his signature dishes- Chirasizushi (Scattered Topping Sushi) and Saba-sugatazushi (Whole Mackerel Lightly Matured Sushi). The live presentation includes an interesting tete-a tete session which totally showed the chef’s charisma and charm.

 

2.Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL
3.Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL
4.Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL
5.Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL
6.Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL
7.Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL
8.Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL

 

The session ended with a sweet finishing paired with hot green tea. Voluptuously packed with red bean paste, the combination of this glutinous rice dessert was indeed an indeed a memorable one.

 

9.Flavour of Hanami @ ISETAN the Japan Store KL

 

Flavour of Hanami, is a three-month exhibition with the aim to showcase Hanami culture and Japanese traditions. Over this period of exhibitions, upcoming food tasting sessions will see live demonstration of four featured chef’s from Kyoto. Each of them will be showing their own unique menu of Japanese traditional cuisine and know that tickets are limited to 25 seats per session, on a first-come, first-served basis and tickets are priced at RM 100.

 

We have with us on the 18 Feb (Sat) and 19 Feb (Sun) with TSURUSE’s Nobuyuki Tanaka; 4 Mar (Sat) and 5 Mar (Sun) with CHIKURIN’s Hideki Shimoguchi; and 18 Mar (Sat) and 19 Mar (Sun) for KINOBU’s Takuji Takahashi.

 

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Watch this occasion appearing on my snap stories for snippets of the entire experience.

 

 

Venue & Ticket Office
3F THE CUBE/CUBE _1 (ISETAN the Japan Store Kuala Lumpur)
Tickets for the following three sessions can be purchased at the ticket office, call 03-2382 7777 or purchase online at www.eventbrite.com

 

The Cube at ISETAN the Japan Store KL is located at:
3rd Floor, LOT 10, No. 50 Jalan Sultan Ismail,
Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Website: http://thejapanstore.mistore.jp/my/en/index.html
Opens daily: 11 AM- 9 PM
GPS: 3.1462069,101.711947

 

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