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I have heard a lot about this restaurant but never bother to go in, just do not know why. I thought it would be the same as Sushi Zanmai but I guess I was wrong (do not know whether it’s the same or not). Me and my friend was at Sunway and totally out of idea what to eat. Think of it, everything also about the same till my friend ask me what I want to eat and was up on the escalator then saw this place, which I have not dine before and good reviews from it.

As I have lost the receipt, and hopefully the name that I found is the same as the dish.

Pasta Zanmai

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What caught my friend’s eyes was this tall fruit mock tail I would say, and looks good and known as ‘Heart Mix Fruit Juice’. A bit light in taste but the flavor of the mix fruit is there. Definitely will goes well with my food(in my thought)RM 12

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Next which is this soup, I have been trying to order a lot of times at Sushi Zanmai but most of the time was finish or not available till not in the menu anymore. Then saw this, and it’s a must order for me. The strong miso soup taste is there that taste a bit sweet with the clamps that cook with it. Like it a lot~

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As my friend is a egg lover, what she said was, the egg is just as good as it looks and as soft as baby’s skin. The soy sauce is not salty yet mild which is perfect.
‘Onsen Tamago’ RM3

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All the things in the menu look so tempting, yet in the spaghetti section, white sauce is always my first section that I look into and also my favorite sauce. Then came across this dish ‘Kinoko Tori no Cream Sauce’ soft tender chicken that cook along with the mushroom with the creamy sauce is just something that I could not ask for more. Around RM19

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‘Hotate to Kinoko no Mentaimayo Pizza’ (Grilled Scallop & Mushroom with spicy Cod Fish Roe, Mayonnaise on the Pizza). Gosh, the pizza was serve it smells so good and my friend’s hand was on the way there till I have to stop her from taking it. Then I kena say, fast fast take pic ler..want to eat already. Crispy thin layer of base crust and on with the topping is simply delicious. RM26

As my stomach on that day got a bit problem that I could not even digest the food from the afternoon, and did not really finish the meal for the first time and my friend she say me, yerrrr.. long long time eat once with you also cannot eat finish..heee. Then after that went back lau sai. Stomach need some system clearance after a while which is good for me.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, Good ah~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Pasta Zanmai,
New wing around Maybank area if not mistaken.

Christmas Dinner

One of the most wonderfull festive celebration to me is always Christmas. That brings joy and cheer and lights to most of us that recently was invited to Price Hotel for their Christmas and New Year Menu.
The exciting part is I did do pub crawl a few times but I have never tried restaurant hoping. This would be my very first time. Starting Appetizer at Enju Restaurant with their Christmas Festive menu ‘Christmas Eve Set Dinner – 24 December

Kaki oyster cocktail
Mizu gai sashimi
Awabi shiru
Nama tarabagani
Ise ebi age to inaniwa udon
Yashinomi mango pudding

(RM120++/pax)

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The Oyster when was naked.

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After dressing up ‘Kaki Oyster Cocktail’ it looks good.

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Me and Spinzer getting our taste of our oyster and it taste good.

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Next for the very first time, that I saw and could not believe with my eyes is the ‘Nama Tarabagani’.
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The meat is so soft juicy and tender that me and spinzer just wish that we would have all of it by ourselves.

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‘Mizu Gai Sashimi’ something unique in taste.

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After the japanese restaurant we head to Tai Zhi Heen for 2nd round with their
New Year’s Eve Set Dinner :

Tai Zi Heen Cold Appetizer
TrioBraised pearl shark’s fin with crab meat and crab roe in superior broth
Sauteed diced beef tenderloin with leeks, crispy sliced garlic and honey peas in a Vietnamese rice paper basket
Braised sea cucumber with jade shell fish in sauteed baby cabbage
Wok-fried glass noodles with prawns, grouper and squid
Milk pudding with passion fruit coulis

RM158++/pax

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‘Cold Appetizer Trio’

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‘Braised sea cucumber with jade shell fish in sauteed baby cabbage’

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‘Sauteed diced beef tenderloin with leeks, crispy sliced garlic and honey peas in a Vietnamese rice paper basket ‘

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‘Xiu Long Bao’

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‘Braised pearl shark’s fin with crab meat and crab roe in superior broth’

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‘Dessert Trio’

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Next to Eccucino BuffettRM120++/pax

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With their appetizer selection.

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Christmas dinner would not be perfect without Roast Turkey.

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Then we got too excited and we shooo the chef away and we become the chef.

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And there is even santa came to greet you when taking your herbs topping.

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Sweetness is part of happiness therefore their desert area is so Christmas feel.

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Chocolate Fondue with marshmellow and fruits how can I resist that area.

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Cute christmas deco cakes.

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And this pieces of cakes I took two. Its just so nice.

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A 2 item which is a must have: The meatball and the Risotto

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and this two cant just had enought of it. 2 word. Very Tam Chiak.

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Ice cream with alot types of toppings which I add on alot of longan.. Yumm yum….

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This is all of us having our great dinner and full till hard to walk. Shirley, thanks for everything~

and me and my fellow friends wish all the readers out there:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…..

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ENJU: 03-2170 8888 ext. 8203
Tai Zi Heen: 03-2170 8888 ext. 8200
ECCUCINO: 03-2170 8888 ext. 8119/8120

Location:
Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Most of us we love Japanese food, like Sushi King, Sushi Zanmai, Sushi Tei till recently I receive and invites from Shirley to try out their latest ala cart menu in their Japanese restaurant in the hotel, Enju which being my latest adventure. When comes to Japanese food, hardly anyone could resist it.


If you need some privacy, or talking about business deals, VIP room is always a good option.

Not long after everyone arrive, then we were asked, you guys want any sake? I am surely up for this, who would want to miss that, enjoying a great meal of Japanese food and with sake definitely its a great combination.

Then we were first serve with hot sake, and this device caught my attention which actually the sake was actually heat up in this pot ‘Charcoal Stove’ and until at a warm level it was pour to a small bottle and only pour to the small sake cups. This is to preserve the smoothness of the sake and also the taste of it.

Ichinokura Junmai Taruzake’ @ RM50

Moments after that, we were serve with ‘Sawanoi’ a Cold Sake. Loves the design of the pot and ask Sid whether can I steal it or not. Lol~

Till now, I am still learning how to enjoy my food with sake without knowing what is the difference of Hot and cold which is like Red Wine, White Wine. For me, I just love the taste of both the serving, smooth down the throat, not too strong yet I feel very warm after that.

‘Sawano’
Then we start of with a appetizer that was serve instantly ‘Akadashi Miso Shiru’ that are prepared differently everyday.
‘Tatami Iwashi’ is undeniable good that is grilled baby sardine sheets , which is very crispy yet a bit salty and the next thing came into my mind was how nice if can take it with beer.
This is how thin slice it is. RM 8
 

I have always in hunt to look for nice ‘Gyoza’ and this is quite good with well pan friend on one side yet preserving the ingredient soft and juicy inside and dipping it with the soy sauce is good. RM15
Then we went off to the chef there to see him preparing the sashimi, impress by his cutting skills that just prepare the sashimi in a very short time.

‘Sashimi Fuji’ was well cut and prepare by the amazing chef…
‘Chef Thomas’ and his sashimi presentation.The fine texture, and freshness of the sashimi when was serve by the chef, it was gone moments later and some of them did not stand a chance to get a glimpse of it. Its like now you see, now you don’t.
‘Enju Dynamite Roll’ by its name, you will know that this will blast you off. It had blast me of for this very the first time, I see a roll with pure ingredients of fish roe, tempura, salmon and Japanese cucumber. What have you notice? A roll without a single rice. Just by dipping it with the wasabi, gosh…it would be one of the best roll I have eaten. RM22
If you are thinking ‘Rock and Roll’ will give you a roll, roll it up as it is one of their signature dish with a great combination of mango and fried tempura (deep-fried tiger prawn). RM24

Just love the presentation of ‘Tekka Maki’ with a small rice ball and top with tuna slice and with light sesame shake on top, eating it raw like that and having a sip with hot sake, is just something I do not know how to describe. RM24
‘Gindara Saikyo Yaki’ is one of my favourite dish of the night with its smooth texture of black cod, with its small meat insert to your mouth, it just melt into thin slices to your mouth. Just never had enough of it and wish I could have the whole piece. RM40
‘Okonomiyaki’, I would say its a Japanese Style pancake fried in with prawns, tako, and the bonito flakes topping, is just something you cannot stop eating while chatting and have to eat it while it is warm. When it is cold, it taste a bit weird to me. RM30
‘Sanma Shioyaki’ is one of the diet fish they called healthy dish that with a simple grill and squeeze with lemon is taste as good as it looks. RM10
‘Shake Honey no Potato Salada Yaki’
Grill salmon with a bed of potato is something which I cannot resist. RM19

‘Gyunku kushiyaki’ @ RM15. Juicy and tender which is perfectly grill shower with japanese sauce had made me finish this by myself.

‘Tori Katsudon’ was drench with soy sauce soup base, which I was abit shock, that in my thought wouldn’t it be very salty yet it was not yet very flavorful. I hardly had any space for this but then still enjoying eating eat with the deep-fried chicken cook in soya sauce with shitake mushrooms, carrots, eggs. RM20
During our dinner, Sunny was mention on cold soba and requested to try out one. ‘Santen Mori Soba’ serve with a raw quill egg and watery soy sauce as I know need to pour onto the noodle and mix with it together then dip with the watery sauce. We tried out the first just eating it raw and then mix with the quill egg. Still do not know how to enjoy this dish. RM30
I thought our meal was finish and by stomach was bulging like 3 months pregnant till the serve ‘Yaki Udon’. Very flavourful with the seafood aroma. RM24
‘Ichigo Daifuku Mochi’ had always been in Japanese menu, yet the home made style with strawberry buried inside with the chewy texture and not that sweet is something that I enjoy. RM16
Lastly, a occasion that we must celebrate which is Sidney’s Mom’s Birthday with Sunny (Bigboysoven) bringing his marvelous cake Pancake Marble Gateaux.

On that night, we laugh, we chat, we celebrate and every one was feed very very full, till for me, walk also a problem by using my hand to support my waist to walk. Shirley, have to thank you for your invitation. See you soon~

Photo credits to Ken(thanks alot for sending to me) and steal some from sloppychic.

-= Ka Ching =-

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

Location:
ENJU Japanese Restaurant
Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
*Non-Halal

Tel: 03-2170 8888 ext. 8203

Opening hours: Lunch 12-2.30pm (Mon-Fri), Dinner 6.30-10.30pm (Mon-Fri) & 6.30-11pm (Sat)
Closed on: Saturday lunch, Sundays and Public holidays

I still remember when I was very young, I have always wanted to eat Sushi King yet my dad stopped me from eating it for a reason, its raw not good for your stomach yet he tell me how nice and how nice when he went out with his client and that time I still remember I was like around 13 or 14 years old. Till the very first branch that open in Penang as I can remember it was at 1-Stop, Midlands Park which was the most hit mall for all the youngsters to hang out and the popularity of Sushi King grew from there till to date, Sushi King had establish in Malaysia for more than 13 years already. They had made themselves as the largest Japanese kaiten restaurant chain in Malaysia and have 57 branches nationwide and still expanding.

Then, they plan to organize a eating competition. I have always watch in youtube and my friend forward me a link that how the Japanese compete themselves in this kind of game show or eating competition yet a popular icon that know by many people around the globe Takeru Kobayashi one of the champion in eating competition and now I got this invited opportunity by Sidney(Bigboysoven) to witness myself on this very first eating competiton that going to be held here in Sushi King, Midvalley recently.

Sushi King would be the very first Japanese Restaurant that organizing Big Bowl Challenge. The aim is to take this opportunity of economic downturn by giving a chance to their value customer a taste of the competition who manage to finish the bowl in less than 10minutes. As the challenge for the Big Bowl contains 750g Japanese Buckweat noodles (soba) (equals to 5 portion compare with the normal Soba noodles-RM38.80) & 1200 ml shoyu based soup.

Due to overwhelming response that they previously organize in September 2009 now they are organizing 2nd round of Big Bowl Challenge Competition and had called upon the previous contestest that some participate before in the challenge during the campaign back for this round.

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? yess..I am dead serioussss, you need to compelete in 10 minutes.

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and the champion stand a chance to walk away with RM1000 Sushi King Voucher + its name would be in Malaysia Book of Record with the title Fastest Japanese Noodle Eater.

Emcee announcing and warming up the environment.

Few words from the Vice President of Sushi King about why this competition and some history about Sushi King.

The arena of competition.

All the participants mingling around and warming up.

Battle arena that will be view by the Vice President and the lady from Malaysia book of Records.

Are you ready for the competition?

Ladies and Gentleman…. Let me welcome you the contestant for round one. Contestant 1, 2 ,3, 4 and 5. They are small in size but is their stomach as big as a cow? you will find out……

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Who would you think will hold the record?

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Whom you think can pass this challenge? Whom you think will knock out?

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Whom you think will knock out?

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Revealing the item of the day

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It might look small in this picture. Let me show you the size of it.

Nearly as wide as this guy’s chest. Ask you Sei mei….

Getting warm up and ready to go. Waiting for Emcee to put on the green flag.

3……..

2……………..

1…………………………………….

Eating their way out and as fast as possible. Just to let you know that they are serve hot. Hot from the Kitchen and you can see the smoke coming out from the noodle when they took it up.

and we got our very first winnnerrrrrrrrrrrr……

This guy is crazeee, he eat dam fast and finish in very short period of time…….. wonder what is his throat and stomach is made off yet with his size you just have to believe it. Guess how fast he finish this bowl?

Next that finish in a very polite way as he was using a spoon to drink the soup and the Emcee ask him..dei, take la both of your hand and drink it all the way. It’s a time challenge. . .

Third contestant to finish comes to this guy…sweating all over and challenging himself to the max…
finishing it by topping and slamming the bowl on the table like WWF.

The 2 contestant that got knock out and the Emcee damm funny kutuk on the white t-shirt guy contestant and he got pai seh .. (great effort)

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The second groups start to get intense as the first guy from the first group finish it quite fast and it’s a challenge for them to break his record.

Is any of them capable to break his record or is that guy going to hold onto his record to be a champion?

Is any of them capable to break his record or is that guy going to hold onto his record to be a champion?

They eat till standing up, learning the first guys secret tactic.

This thin guy first finishes the eating and he was very fast too. I was very eager to know who is faster as the champion emerges within this 2.

The first guy that got knock out for second round.

Then the real challenge begins and the Emcee goreng the environment that who would finish first. One of the guy finish the noodle left soup and the other guy is the other way.

and the winner is……………..(drumm rolling)

Finish first …………………..

Didnt finish as near to the end he suddenly stop and something happen to him but respect him as he tried his very best till to the very last drop.

The other contestant that knock out didnt manage to take their pic.

Time to announce the winner, as for those that didn’t manage to complete in the time limit or did not finish engage as a winner too, as they walk off with RM100 voucher each.

The Champion are (left to right)

(Champion) 1st Law Kim Wan – 3 min 58 sec
2nd Ng Kok Peng – 5 min 44 sec
3rd Ting Wei Kwan – 7 min 17 sec

and got his name into Malaysia Book of Records by presenting to the Vice President of Sushi King Malaysia.

The champion of all champion. After finish the event, we were all get to enjoy the food in the area and we were shock to see the contestant eating again. This time really makes me wonder what are their inner body parts made off.

At the end of the day we were given goodies bag filled with some voucher, calander, 2010 member card and a cute salt and pepper.

It was a great event and I was very happy to witness this event and thanks to you again Sid and Sushi King too. To all the contestant, you guys were great even though some of you did not finish but still a winner to me cuz I just cannot finish and enter the competition too.

I still remember when I was in Jakarta for holiday 2 years ago, my Indonesian friend that tour me around and they told me that, there is a shop I must try. One of the best in the states, then they brought me to Sushi Tei, loves their concept and their environment is totally different from any of the Japanese restaurant we have in those days.

Now in Malaysia, Sushi Tei is the latest addition in Japanese Food Industry which is orignate from Singapore , being new in the market which is situated in Tropicana Mall, easily to look for car park space and after meal can head to the cinema.


With their cozy interior design which is quite comfortable to enjoy your good meal as me and my friends were chatting quite long after the meal as it sn’t feel like we need to be hurry, this branch their interior is not as luxury compare to Singapore or Jakarta.

Their menu is not much different from Sushi Zanmai but of course they do have a few signature rolls here which I order back in Jakarta.

‘Tempura Chicken Floss’ Tempura is fresh yet the crust of it was well fried. By covering the chicken floss evenly around it. I am enjoying every pieces of it. RM6

Being a fan of salmon which when I dine at Sushi Zanmai, I surely would not miss this and since its available here, I am looking forward to try what is the difference. ‘Salmon Mentai’, the mayo is a bit thick which the flavor had overpowers the freshness of the salmon. Still prefer the one at Sushi Zanmai. RM6

‘Ebiko’ is like the fish roe which I enjoy eating too as the guy wrapped in front of me. That show’s the sign of freshness. RM3.80

Squid has always been my favorite, but this is ‘Tako Wasabi’ already season with wasabi and its fresh. I enjoy eating it cuz its chewy yet spicy. RM6

In this restuarant they are more famous for their big roll thing as what I have been told by my Indonesian friend. If you thought of eating something different which restaurant menu do not have then I saw this ‘Chiki Roll’ by wrapping it with the rice round the fried chicken and sprinkle with sesame seed and chili powder flakes, it taste a bit spicy yet dip it with wasabi gives you the kick of it. RM18

This is how I ended up. Spicyness of the chili flakes yet with the wasabi dipping my tears also came out. Cannot tahan.

Stimm after from the effect.

This was one of the favorite that I was expose to during my trip and its available here too. ‘Golden Roll’ RM19.80 Fried hot from the wok and wrapped with the rice and end up with a slice of the mango. The mango was fresh and sweet that had blended well with the taste of the prawns and by dipping with the wasabi, just add the kick’ness onto it. Recommended.

As I prefer this shop more than Sushi Zanmai of course I will be returning to this shop more~

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10,Good to my liking’s~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Sushi Tei

Ground Floor – 16,
Jalan SS20/27,
PJ 47000
Tel: 03-7728 9299

For me, I would still rate Food Republic is the best food court so far. I have dined in this Teppanyaki stalls for quite a number of times. While you are waiting you are enjoying a mini food presentation by the chef. Their QC never drop, as I always go for the same thing which I still think that’s the best for my choice.

Proffesionally mincing and hantaming all the way.

About to be salivate soon


The Seafood which is a good choice also.

Jeng Jeng jengggg…here is my order ‘Spicy Lamb Teppanyaki’ RM15 if not mistaken. Love the taste of the lamb which is soft and juicy, the gravy that top on top is to add extra kick in it. The best part is to eat along with rice and with a combination of bean sprout and vegie gives you the satisfaction overall.

The best part is to eat along with rice with a company of bean sprout and vegie is just the tip of the icing.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, Verlie good~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Teppanyaki
The Food Republic,
Pavilion, KL

*HALAL

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