Sakae Sushi’s New Menu


Honey Jujube Genmai Tea (RM 8.98-cold0 When it comes to Japanese food, Sakae Sushi is a familiar household name. From their first outlet in The Curve, up till 25 outlets spreading across East Malaysia and West Malaysia; this kaiten sushi-concept restaurant with a green frog mascot continues to bring us good and affordable Japanese food. Honey Jujube Genmai Tea (RM 7.98-hot) From time to … [Read more...]

Okayama Fair @ Kampachi


Okayama prefecture, located in the southern part of Japan, is famous for its white peaches and grapes. Apart from being closely associated with the famous folk legend Momotaro, it is also well known as the Kingdom of Fruits in Japan where high-quality agricultural products are produced and known worldwide for its quality and superior tastes. The mild climate here is conducive for the cultivation … [Read more...]

Bangoya Japanese BBQ @ Jaya One, PJ


We have sushi joints and ramen houses everywhere in KL these days. So what’s next? Izakayas, of course. These casual Japanese restaurants have been mushrooming in the Klang Valley of late, and a few Japanese restaurants have also started adding an izakaya section to their menus. Bangoya in Jaya One is my favourite izakaya outlet so far. Located on Kissaten’s rooftop, Bangoya brings us a … [Read more...]

Gyukingu Japanese BBQ @ Kota Damansara


Gyukingu Japanese BBQ claims itself as the best Yakiniku BBQ restaurant in Malaysia and it is probably true! We were here once and we got to say that Gyukingu serves the juiciest, highest-quality grilled meat in town. Located above Al-Rajhi bank next to Sunway Giza, the restaurant interior design is classy, refined, comfortable and clean. I liked the use of dark wood, dark coloured bar … [Read more...]

Yuu-jo Japanese Restaurant @ Kiara Designer Suite, Mont Kiara


Located on the ground level of Kiara Designer's Suite, Yuu-jo is a fairly new kid on the block along Jalan Kiara 3.  It is a wonderful little under-the-radar Japanese restaurant where I can find an interesting selection of good, not-crazy-expensive udon or soba, a bargain bowl of don for lunch and some nice grilled seafood. A warm welcome by the gorgeous looking lady boss is definitely an icing … [Read more...]

Bankara Ramen @ Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur


Japanese ramen has been experiencing steaming popularity and taking the spotlight at dedicated ramen shops and bubbling up at various locations across the Klang Valley. The latest ramen player in town is Tokyo-based Bankara that has made its way into the newly renovated Avenue K mall. I briefly remembered seeing Bankara Ramen in Bangkok and how the long queue put us off. Hence, we were excited … [Read more...]

Takumi Japanese Fine Dining @ Grand Millennium Hotel KL


For travelers and foodies, there are plenty of dining options along Jalan Bukit Bintang. From international cuisine to authentic local flavors, there is something to suit everyone's palate and budget. However, when it comes to Japanese fine dining, Takumi @ Grand Millennium Hotel stands out. Takumi's interior is simple but modern with lots of wood elements used with natural themed … [Read more...]

Sushi Kame @ Desa Sri Hartamas


The concept of omakase dining is slowly gaining popularity in Malaysia. The concept comes from Japan and what it means is to leave it to the chef to surprise and excite your palate rather than ordering from the a la carte menu. One of the pioneers of omakase dining in Klang Valley has to be Sushi Kame. We have heard so many rave reviews of Sushi Kame and the person behind it – Chef Kame. Kame … [Read more...]

All Kansai Festival @ Kampachi, Pavilion KL


Japan is one of our dream destinations. We do not know why until now we have not been to this beautiful country but hopefully a trip to Japan will happen this year. Most friends and families recommended us to go to the Kansai region instead of Tokyo for it's rich culture, beautiful scenery and wonderful cuisine. The region includes the prefectures of Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, and … [Read more...]

Shuraku Izakaya @ Solaris Mont Kiara


We have sushi joints and ramen houses everywhere in KL these days. So what’s next? Izakaya. These casual Japanese restaurants have been mushrooming in the Klang Valley and a few Japanese restaurants have also started adding izakaya sections to their menus. Izakaya, according to Wikipedia, is “a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks.” Sounds … [Read more...]

Coffee 5 Cups @ Plaza Damas 3


Whenever we want a great cup of coffee, Publika Mall and Plaza Damas are our destinations of choice. These are high concentration areas for cafes and one of our recent favourite hangout there is Coffee 5 Cups. Coffee 5 Cups is a few month old coffee outlet managed by husband-and-wife team Jo Hann and Kayo. Jo Hann mans the kitchen while Kayo who hails from Hokkaido, Japan, is the dedicated … [Read more...]

Ippudo Ramen @ Pavilion KL


After much anticipation, Ippudo Ramen finally opened its door at Pavilion KL early this year. Hailing from the ramen capital, Hakata (Fukuoka) in Kyushu, Japan, IPPUDO  has a strong international foothold as seen in Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Hong Kong, Taipei & New York. We were fortunate enough to be one of the first few diners at their KL outlet. This interior of … [Read more...]

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