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There is this famous Ramen shop in PJ that is now expanding to a new location. All their outlet have been carefully curated to its mimic classic Japaense design. This New Menya ShiShiDo at B.Land, PJ certainly do bring the vibe of Classic Japanese outlook house to its outlook exterior.

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 b.land pjmenya shishidoBeen a long while since I last had my taste of Menya Shishido Ramen in PJ. This round back to try miso soup. i find it okay and maybe the soup is too pungent for me. Of course different people love different kind of soup base.best ramen in pjgasket alley

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This is one of their ribs Ramen series that viral for long time. Only decided to give it a try as the price tag is on the high side. About RM 48 per bowl. However upon serving it I find it is worth it. Huge long ribs and the smell of it is just amazing. Instantly makes me hungry. 

Biting on the meat, it gives the melt in the mouth. It is so soft, and cook to perfection. Marination is perfect as have light smoky seasning flavour and match well with my soup base. Spicy + black garlic. Not too thick but just nice. Wash my palate off nicely with their green tea. – Recommended!
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Onsen egg is cook to perfection. Slight salty soy marination and inside is just thick runny. Creamy and milky. Perfecto!

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menya shi shi do b land pjLocation:

Menya ShiShiDo 2,

Jalan 51a/225, Seksyen 51a,

46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel : 0126198980

Operating Hours: 11am – 3.30pm / 6pm – 10pm close Tuesday

Last weekend, had a great dining experience that do not cost me a bomb for a lunch menu is at Cassis Restaurant at TTDI, KL. It is one of a fine dining restaurant in KL as they are offering French and Japanese inspired dish. 4 course lunch at RM 180, I find that it is decently priced and for the quality of food and food journey experience is just right.

Cassis Restaurant is not prominent on the main road as they sit just right 1 shop away from LUT, TTDI. Look for a bright yellow lights that lead you up to level 1.

Upon door opening, you will be greeted with soothing French background music, follow by greetings with a friendly staff at the door that will then bring to your seat, if you made a reservation. 

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modern dining in klLove the interior as deck with classic marble flooring with fresh pot of flowers on every table that gives a nice floral scent.
french dining in klcassis lunch menuCassis Restaurant ttdi (2)Cassis Restaurant ttdi (3)For the 4 course lunch menu, we kick off with Bread Basket that serve with a few homemade butter. 

Chicken Croquette with Black Truffle Baked
Salmon Tartare
Lobster Puff
Confit Octopus with Extra Virgin Olive Cassis Restaurant ttdi (4)Condiements were perfect and packed with flavours. I love the middle is with a bit of alcohol jelly and a pate. It is so good that 

omakase in klCheese is done to perfection that it is serve in a medium hard texture. It is for sharing and I find that having half is just perfect. For the Salmon, I find it goes along every well with the biscuit inside bread basket. cassis
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For soup, you can pick : 

Smoked Clam Chowder
corn, garlic crouton, parsley

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Little did I know, I order my first dish wrongly as I wanted the puff soup but accidentally order with Smoked Clam Chowder. 

Another which I find it excited is Foie gras (top up RM 60) but turns out not to be a soup. It is a side. Perfectly pan seared foie gras that is crips on the skin layer and melt in your mouth inside base is just perfect. with its dressings on top just add on the flavours it needed.

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wagyu beefMains: 

Opted for Aged MB5 Australia Black Angus Sirloin baby spinach, mushroom, beef jus. I requested medium rare and it is cook to the way I wanted. seared on the outside with a nice little umami taste I like and the jus might be too strong. I prefer to have it by itself is already kinda perfect. I order their Italian red house wine to go with it. I believe its a Shiraz and its goes well with its after taste. a mxiture of shiraz spicy note and jus which is slight bitter and meat seared taste is perfect combo. 

you can choose to upgrade : Miyazaki A5 Sirloin (supplement RM180)

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Another main that happy over it is Maine Lobster & Scallop perfectly cooked with the taste sweetness of lobster is still prominent. Scallop is nicely done too. Ordered their house wine Italian White which have a bit of sweet floral note to match the seafood that I have. Liking it. 

comptoirs richard parisBefore dessert, we are given a choice of Coffee or Tea. Rarely I choose for tea this round is because of the brand. I choose fruit tea because I saw the dessert list that i will be having and I believe will match to my personal taste bud. 

When the dessert it serve, I am totally happy over it, with variety explosion of taste. Starting off with: 

restaurant in ttdiStrawberry Cheesecake
Varlhorna Chocolate Truffle
Chocolate ‘n’ Peanut Butter Eclair
Earl Grey Jelly with Vanilla Cream
Mango-Yogurt
Shine Muscat Tart

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Was told by the server that we should start from left to right from the wood platform and end with the chocolate.
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It is indeed a pretty satisfying desert ending with variety of flavours to hit on. From mixture of sour, salty and clear earl grey jelly with umami chococlate. Just perfecto!
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Whenever I travel, at times I will opt for fine dine or good food. For our local and RM 180 for such great food journey, I find that this is certainly one of a recommended menu to all of you. I am satisfied and happy over it. Maybe could be one of a fine dining restaurant in PJ you could consider?

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Restaurant is not big, as limited capacity and with 1 private dining room only. Do make your reservations. For menu, you can check them out here.

Location:

1st Floor, 32A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 11:30am–2pm / 6:30pm–12am

Tel: 0196942561

Japanese Yakiniku seems to be trendy these days. Hidden right inside this office space in Encorp Strand Garden Office, Niyama Yakiniku at Kota Damansara, PJ. Operating by 2 young passionate owner, is seems to be attracting the right crowd over as their regulars, dining here feels like dining back in colleage days as on that day we were dining here, it is filled with colleague students. 

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Niyama Yakiniku (8)Niyama Yakiniku (3)Niyama Yakiniku Menu is decently price and with its Japanese outdoor kind yakiniku style with fairy lights in outdoor seating’s is quite okay.Niyama Yakiniku (17)Grilling out those famous sticks:japanese bbq
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japanese yakiniku in pjNiyama Yakiniku (2)Garlic fried rice is one of their signature. Fried to perfection with wok hei and showered with lots of garlic and topped with some fried garlic too. If you like strong flavour then this is one of a bowl that you should not miss.

Then they do have another singature is their fresh oyster with butter. It is to have a quick grill ontop of the pic.  Another of my personal favourite is their freshly made Tamago. Lovely layers with some burnt torch mayonise.
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Other fresh seafood you are looking at is fresh squid, prawns which is quite good. If you grill yourself make sure do not over cook such a nice ingredient.
Niyama Yakiniku (9)Yakiniku in pjYakiniku in klHere they do create their own special sauce from chili mix to soy and garlic. This is to suit their japanese bbq series and those of you want extra flavours can try to dip it out.Niyama Yakiniku (4)

 

Niyama YakinikuIf you are looking for a place to chill and had some decent yakiniku, hop by. 

Location:

Niyama Yakiniku

H-GF-3 Encorp Strand Garden Office,

Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara,

47810 Petaling Jaya, 

Operating Hours: Tues-Sun: 5pm–12am (Closed Monday)

Tel: 012-2560191

My brother told me that, most of the time he pass by this shop it is always with queue and only recently for his Birthday he requested to dine here. Shin Zushi at Bukit Jalil is one of cheap Japanese dining in KL that many would hunt for. Famous among my circle of friends too. They are well know for their cheap sushi or Japanese food in Bukit Jalil. Only then I realise that they have a few other branches too.

shin Zushi ss2My brother came here to queue early and it was not too bad. Started to queue at 6pm and got a seat at 6.30pm. Some of my friends mention that at time it is 1 hour queue and some say not worth it. Overall really see how you look at it,

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shin Zushi menuSeatings here is not huge, thats why created a reason why there is a queue. But I must say that I am impress with their food outflow. it is like tsunami.

Shin Zushi Menu I totally miss out taking picture of it.

shin Zushi puchongAs we got excited over the price, we over ordered. About 45 items we have ordered. Here is the food that we have.

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best japanese restaurant in klWe saw next table do order sashimi and saw the cut is so thick. We decided to order too. 3 of a kind sashimi boat at RM 33 with 3 big slab cut for each fish. Tuna, Salmon and white fish. One bite is enough to make your mouth full. This cut is easily 1cm thick,

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Overall, I find that this place is decently affordable and certainly one of my recommended place if you are looking for a Japanese Dining in KL without burning a hole in your pocket. Our overall bill is only RM 300. Here is for quantity. You will walk out with happy tummy.

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*Non-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad eh for price point and quality, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Shin Zushi Bukit Jalil
Ground Floor, No.11, Jalan Jalil Jaya 7 Jalil Link,
Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours:
Mon – Fri : 11:30am–2:30pm, 6–9:30pm
Sat & Sun : 11:30am–9:30pm

Walk in only. No booking

Shiki Omakase that is lead by 2 Japanese chef that offers you a modern Japanese Dining Omakase Experience. It is a unique experience that what you are having on the day will be different from another diners that going into for the same menu. Shiki Omakase just sits right above Healy Mac in Publika or even just a few doors away from Red Bean Bag.

A new Omakase restaurant in Publika that just started this year and it is gaining their own popularity especially their lunch crowd. If you do plan to go here for lunch, do make bookings.DSCF7759DSCF7760 (2)mount fujishiki omakase (3)shiki omakase publika

Lets start off the food journey of Omakase as the menu for the day (click here). Just note that what is written in here, every dinners might have slight 20% changes or even 50% changes of ingredients from what I posted or even same chef attending to you, the ingredient used for you and other diners also could be dfiferent. That is why the term Omakase. (You do not know!)

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Basically it is the fresh ingredient of the day that what Chef plan to have in his mind and also along the journey of dining, chef might switch their menu they have in mind to suits the persons taste bud as they discover further if they are part of your conversation. 

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Before kick start the meal, chef show me on the available cuts of tuna and maguro. Just look at that. different types of premium cuts.

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fresh sea urchin

Was fun to talk to the chef as the only seating for the night. He focus conversation with my side by showing all the fresh ingredients that got flown in, in the morning it self. Just look at the colour end texture of Uni. Drool
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very interesting that how chef play his unique modern infusion style. Some with bird nest, truffle cream, smoked wasabi. The best is, all his flavour combination pairs really well with their house Sake. Fruity, floral and refreshing. It just opens up most of the taste of the flavour profile then end with hint of floral and sweet end. Perfect!
japanese food in klToro sushi with chef special saucefresh tunashiki omakase (2)just cant remember this fish. the texture is very unique yet a taste that rarely tried before. Uniquely good!
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fresh tunafresh uni

This is the sushi uni with special sushi rice from a province. The sushi rice is actually fatter and shorter than the usual yet chef cook it slightly cooked that give you a nice bite of body texture. 

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this is super good. The mini lobster is super fresh and it is actually one of their in house best seller. Lobster Kanitama Motoyaki. The meat is so juicy and meaty. Pair with its side dish that just goes super well.-Recommended shiki omakase (5)omakase in pj

Palate washer is very unique as it is actually savory that serve in chill temperature. Yet a nice mixture of sour that cleanse the palate. 

japanese food in publikaSimple desser to finish off with Japanese Melon and Yuzu Sorbet. One of the best that I come across as chef mention this is their special recipe all the way source from Japan.

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This is certainly not your usual Japanese Omakase as Shiki Omakase is the modern Tokyo style. Just go in with open mind and enjoy your food journey. I just located right above Healy Mac or a few doors away from Red Bean Bag Publika.

Location:

Jln Solaris Dutamas,

Solaris Dutamas,

50480 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Tues – Sun : 12–2:30pm / 6–10:30pm

Close Monday

Tel: 01136774134

Penang dining scene indeed have turn up a notch. Not only well know for it street food, however I find that casual dining in Penang have also increase in its quality and more outlets opening too. One of the good feedback I heard is this fusion casual dining Island Problem in Lebuh Campbell is certainly worth to try. Island problem have quite a unique tweak with combination of Thai and Japanese. Turns out to be good!

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To come here, best advise to make reservation as the place is super small. Open concept kitchen that you get to sit at the bar while watching the chef cook. Set back is what every they are cooking you will be very curious and keen to order. island problem penang

Look at the crowd, full house and this is weekday lunch!island problem menucasual dining in penangFor such dining, we start early with Australian white wine to go along with the food we order. wagyu beef donSteak & Butter Rice @ RM 49 : Australian tenderloin steak, range yolk, homemade butter rice.
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This is seriously good! the egg yolk that just ooze out perfect match with its butter rice. Beef cook to perfection medium rare and a bit of this with white wine is match made in heaven.
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This certainly look like a normal dish, this is actually dish of the day.  It is more like a cold dish where the noodle is cook to perfection. Al-dante with bouncy yet just nice cold. Broth is chill yet very fragrant, clear and pack with flavour. Topped with torch burn scallop to add the umami flavour is chunz!
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FInd that its Japanee Tamago is a huge twist. Turn to a special mix to make the surface silky smooth like near eating a tofu! burnt cheese cake penang

We were contemplating to order the Burnt Cheese cake or not yet after see the serving next to us, we make an order. Super soft in the middle, nearly melt inyour mouth, not too sweet, slight burnt and cheese taste is just nice. Not overpowering. Could be one of the best burnt cheese cake in Penang. Set back is expensive. If remember correctly is RM 19 for a small piece.

Fine dining in Penang sure gearing up its quality and I am happy that Island Problem is certainly one of my recommended restaurant dining in Penang. Quality and price I find it affordable. Dining experience some of you might not like it, but I certainly love this kind of ambiance. 

*PORK Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, veli good for Penang standard, lecommended!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Island Problem

61, Lebuh Campbell,

10100 Penang

Operating Hours: 12pm – 10pm (close Wednesday)

Tel: 016-421 8633

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