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Ramen Lovers will be joyful with this ICHIKAKUYA Ramen hail all the way from Yokohama. An authentic Japanese ramen all the way from Yokohama had landed in Subang, Malaysia. Operating in this newly develop UOA business park.

Ken had been telling me that I must come to his current new all time favourite ramen place. After 3 weeks, finally I am here for the ramen.

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Their menu is pretty standard. what they are well known as they are using exclusive wheat flour, to make ramen noodle from it. For Malaysia, they imported it all the way from Yokohama and made the noodle fresh every morning. making them like Authentic Japanese Ramen from Yokohama.

Japnese Ramen

Do check out their menu as this place offer variety of style in your noodle.

  1. authentic way is of course :
    1. hard noodle
    2. normal taste
    3. normal chicken oil
  2. soup:
    1. soy sauce base
    2. salt base soup (best for first timer)

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  1. however we love our taste strong so our order are Max Ramen with Soy Sauce @ RM 25
    1. hard noodle
    2. strong taste
    3. xtra chicken oil

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authentic japanese ramen

Every ramen shop got their own signature noodle and soup base. I quite like this as the noodle is thicker than usual, however love the chewie’ness of it as I order mine hard. not many locals will like this texture as when I was in Japan, they thought me to go for Hard which is most of the Japanese dine in that way.

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the thinly slice char siew is perfect. thin like near paper, torch burnt that give the slight burnt umami that I like and the fats is near to melt in your mouth.

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The soup is quite thick to my liking, punch with flavour as the soup base is being cook for 36 hours. I chose my soup with strong chicken oil that gives a very nice “chicken’ish” aroma (some of you might not like it) but balance well with the soup. The first instant hit is the chicken flavour then after taste is smooth and not too pork bone taste.

The best of all is not their onsen egg but is their QUILL egg. Do give it a try and if you do order add on, I will definitely add on quill egg with Asahi beer.!

First timer, it is advise for you to go everything normal. 

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Ken style of eating is to order Sutameshi Rice Bowl – pork bely rice @ RM 18. We have to eat our noodle till all clear and left with about 3-4 spoonful of soup base, enjoy 1 or 2 bite of this rice then pour the rest of the balance of rice into the ramen soup with rice. (this is how I was taught in Japan too). To get the best aroma of different flavours.

Overall, it is very interesting as each combination gives me different layer of taste. How we eat it, I get to enjoy at least 4 layers of different taste when comes till the pork belly rice. The rice is good cause of the soy sauce used. Damm good!

this is another type of ramen as usually ramen is hard to compare Apple to Apple as every chef have their own specialty. This is definitely one of the top in my recommended list. One of the best Ramen in KL.

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, love it!!!~Recommended-Stamped-

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

Location:
ICHIKAKUYA 壱角家
Unit 1-3A, Level 1, Tower 3, The Podium,
Uoa Business park, No. 1, Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51a,
Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: Monday to Saturday : 11am – 9pm (close Sunday)

 

New outlet; Ichikakuya Mont Kiara
15-0-1 Shoplex,
Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 11.30am – 10.pm

Tel: 010-823 0165

 

Slowly I am turning into a fan of Marrybrown. A local brand that had been in our market since 1981. To surprise you, they have 500 restaurants across 16 countries . The group been growing steadily and getting hyped up over their egg-cited Salted egg yolk series. Carefully curated and R&D over the years had make a huge come back with a slight twist on this new Marybrown Salted Egg Meals.

Available in two options. Diners can hit on their Burger or MB Crispy Chicken coated in tantalizing real Salted Egg sauce!

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We were greedy. I hit on for their 3 piece Crispy Chicken Salted Egg and my sister is after their Salted Egg Burger. , For the Salted Egg Ayam meal, it serve along mashed potatoes and vegetable salad. Both orders are serve with generous serving of Marrybrown’s special rich and creamy Salted Egg sauce infused with a dash of spice and aromatic curry leaves for that extra local flavor.

Quite a decent price from RM 15, both combo meals come with a refreshing cup of Heaven and Earth Ice Lemon Tea to quench one’s thirst.

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Combo meals can be chosen with 2 piece chicken combo @ RM 15.90 or 3 piece chicken Salted Egg Ayam combo @ RM 18.80. As I heard quite good feedback about this flavours, and I got greedy by ordering 3 pieces of Crispy Chicken Salted Egg.

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My sister love their Crispy Chicken Salted Egg Burger from RM 15.90. Serve with a piece of juicy chicken and it is indeed quite good! Do not mind to come back for this next round.

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Salted Egg Ayam

Salted Egg Meals

During MCO I did try on Grab Delivery as my food is usually 30-45 minutes later. Upon arrival the chicken is not that crispy. This round I order in their outlet and the chicken turns out much better than what I have experience. Serve with 3 quite big piece chicken, drench with their salted egg sauce.

Salted Egg Burger

The sauce is thick, fragrant, and punch with flavours. Even I finish the third piece, it do not give me the “too much” kind of salted egg yolk feeling. Indeed egg-stra padu. I do not mind to have a mini sauce tub filled with egg yolk at the side, then it would be perfect.

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I certainly do not mind to come back for their this crisply chicken series. Recommended by me

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You can check their FB for more info:

Facebook: MarrybrownMalaysia

This was a week before MCO. A random exploring as wanted to go another round for Tomo Ramen, but the shop did not open on that day and I was craving for a nice bowl of ramen. Remember facing main road there was one ramen shop and decided to head to Ramen Seirok-ya.

halal ramen in kl

Upon reading the menu, I find this fascinating as this is the first time I come acrss Halal Ramen in PJ. Quite rare to get one as the one which is pork free using chicken broth is Kagura in at J’s Gate dining at Lot 10.

A ramen shop that uses chicken meat and bone as their main ingredient to cook 8-10 hours soup base.

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A recipe from Japan, and if I am not mistaken is also part with Japanese owner, that they want to share their traditional recipe with Malaysians.

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This is indeed a great news for me and my muslim friends where on and off they ask me where got Halal ramen for  them to try. Now I can say that there is one Halal Ramen shop in KL.

ramen in uptown

Price wise is very decent for an operator in Uptown. Starting from RM 15.40 for a bowl of ramen. Mana boleh dapat?

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I am a big fan of Shoyu base. Decided to try out Toripaitan Shoyu Egg @ RM 17.40 with thin noodle. Order their regular style too. Quite like their shoyu base, as it is clear, mild spicy and quite fragrant. Egg I wish it is more flavourful then it would be perfect. Chicken meat is soft and juicy.

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Of course when in a Ramen Shop, die die also must try their original to see where is the benchmark. Toripan Shio Egg @ RM 17.40.

Different taste of broth. Milky, medium thick but it is acceptable for me, as every ramen chef have their own tricks under their sleeves and I am certainly impress for a Halal ingredient to churn out this taste.

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For their black pepper, is one of the best and fragrant. Eat all the original flavour in your bowl. Half way through if you decided to enhance the taste of your soup base, add little by little. I highly recommend their white pepper. Really do enhance the taste of the soup.

Do add little by little as it is very strong in taste.

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well, I would say this is one of the best HALAL ramen shop in PJ that I come across. Good news that all my muslim friend can enjoy one of a authentic ramen from Japan in this shop.

Since now is during Ramadan Period. Do give them a call as saw their FB they do have pick up services. 

*HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, One of my top HALAL ramen shop! -Stamped-

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

Location:
Ramen Seirock-ya Uptown
6-G, Jalan SS 21/35,
Damansara Utama, 47400
Petaling Jaya
(just right behind village park nasi lemak)

Phone: 03-7492 7509

Opening hours: Wednesday-Monday| 12pm – 9pm
(Closed on Tuesday)

One of a cafe that making its hype over the past few months for its cakes and coffee is this Kooky Cream located in The Hub, SS2. This area is like a new F&B hub that is booming with many eateries and bar.

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There are variety of cakes for you to choose from which are all made fresh on the day.

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Kooky Cream (4)Trying out Mango Cheese cake – turns out not my favourite as the texture is quite unique for me.

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we had Latte and long black just to kill some time over here.

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cafe is not huge but constantly full over weekend.

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If you are creative enough, I am pretty sure you can find nice angle for instagram. I think I will come back again to try other item. One of a new cafe in PJ, maybe also if you are looking for dessert in PJ to hunt for, this might be suitable for you.

*PORK FREE

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, it is alright! -Stamped- is

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

Location:
Kooky Cream
Lot A-G-02 The Hub SS2
19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan,
Seksyen 19, 46300
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours:
2pm – 12am (closed Tuesday)

Tel: 016-773 7358

A new eatery had pop up in Uptown Damansara and this is the new MiyagiSays. I really do give me an impression of Karate Kid movie. Not only that, I personally felt that it is a nice place to hang out with friends too.

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This new bar in Uptown Damansara  do have its own twist in  both  the stories and also their food. They are serving Japanese Fusion food with a twist of local infusion. More like a Japanese Mamak style. Hence you can see some of the servings are like Mamak version. This Japanese Bar in PJ also serve pretty well known Highballs.  It is actually soda with whisky. One of a famous streetfood or yakitori moment that a must have drink.

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A place which is minimalist interior with  raw finishing and their lvl 1 will blow you away.

 

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Starting off with signature Miyagi Highballs. A refreshing drink that have a nice balance of flavour, bubbles that I like and with a slice of Lemon.

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Onigiri Original – with a Nasi Lemak Twist in it. Serve with fried popiah base and seaweed sheet

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Miyagi Potato Chips. Crispy that goes well with  my highball and to dip along chef special sambal which is not too spicy yet fragrant. Just nice.

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Sup Tulang Nabe is more like a combination of Bak Kut Teh but they make it into a twist of Japanese version. Love the soup which is slight pappery that give you a hint of heat at the end.

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Maggi Ox Tongue

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I quite like Miyagi Nga Pou Kai Fan. Using Japanese Soy Sauce and Chicken being grill first before adding on top. Can ask for extra soy sauce if you want it to get a little salty. Just nice as  the flavour really does goes well with the highball.

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If you want some snacks to bite then Bak Kwa Pork Belly is pretty good. Nicely glazed and grilled.

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Butter milk Kai

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Cream Cheese Kai Si Fatt is da bomb! A must order  if you like Kai Si Fatt (Chicken Backside)

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Egg bomb turns out to be better than expected. Potato and mash with perfectly cooked egg in the middle with a bed of salmon tartar.

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Another 2 drinks we got is Henny Highball  and Sake Highball. The uniqueness of their highball is the tap behind is being imported from Japan that gives it a unique kind of soda water.

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After that we adjourn to upstairs with liveband on every weekend. A different kind of look whereby the bar is fitted with white titles and alot of neon corner which is perfect for picture taking. Best to come here around evening.

There are 2 different menu being served as mains are only available downstairs and only some snacks are available in Level 1.

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Continue our night with Gin with Plum (I think girls will like this a lot. Simple drink). Cocktail highball. 

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They also have a unique tai wah sek game. Do check them out.

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Indeed a nice Japanese bar in PJ  to chill out.

Location:
#miyagesays
52G, Jalan SS 21/35,
Damansara Utama, 47400
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: 03-7731 6195

Operating Hours: 4pm – 2am

Char Koey Teow seems to be one of a staple food that every one constatntly looking the best one either best Char Koey Teow in KL or Best Char Koey Teow in  PJ. There might be one, as every cooking method is different. I was introduce to this 粿條王 Koay Teow King at Uptown Damansara, PJ that serve authentic Penang  Char Koey Teow.

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I was ask by a few readers to check this place out. Little did I know that actually this place is own by my friends husband whom is a Penang Kia himself that went into FnB industry for pure passion into serving best Penang street food in KL or PJ. He went up to Penang and bought the recipe from a retired CKT seller and train with the recipe creator for a month.

On and off the owner himself will be in the kitchen frying koey teow for diners.

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Do not be shock by this pic as this is not the usual way of frying a plate of Char Koey Teow, CKT as this order was a special order. Add extra spicy and extra pork lard.

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Its a place to be for many diners that are craving for Penang Char Koey Teow. Menu is pretty straight forward and there are some enhancement too if you want  to opt for special version.

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A classic Seriously Best Coffee (kopipeng) @  RM 4.50 in the shop that is a MUST order. A well balance of evaporate and condense milk yet the punch of the “kauness” of coffee is just right.

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This is one of the shop specialty. Not your usual Pork Satay (6pcs) @ RM 15 as this is a Thai infuse version Pork  Satay. Well marinated and grill to perfection. Juicy inside out and a great starter before arrival of CKT.

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As for this place is Char Koey Teow with “extra fresh Siham”. This is a heaven for my friend as he loves fresh si ham and this is perfecto for him.

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My usual is Original Char Koey Teow with Prawns  @ RM 12. Find that the price is quite decent as a normal plate in Penang is already RM 10 – RM 15 depending how big the prawns are. Prawns here are pretty decent  in size and fried to juicy. Koey teow is fried just right with wok hei.

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This is one of a specialty that not many CKT store in Penang do offer this version and because of the cost. An Original Penang Char Koey Teow with big prawns and crab meat. Those of you that do have budget, this plate is topped with fresh crab meat and it is quite generous of it. @ RM 18 

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Then new in the menu as was told to try this out. Grandma Fried Rice. A different style of cooking method which I kinda miss. Rice is moist yet not too dry as the usual one. Topped with a perfectly fried sunny side. It had been long time that rarely a person will fried a fried rice with long beans.

Best way to eat it is a spoonful of rice + a bit of egg + a dash of sambal. A spoonfull like just below.

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Overall, it is a decent place for Char Koey Teow fix in Pj. Price is quite decent as starting from RM 9. Best to start off with Original Char Koey Teow with Prawns and a glass of Kopipeng. This is perfecto!

A place with mix reaction taste. Some of you might like it some of you might not.

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, good. quite okay pun! -Stamped-

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

Location:
Authentic Penang Char Koey Teow
8 Ground Floor,
Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama

Operating Hours:
Tuesday – Friday : 11.30am to 4pm, 6pm to 10pm
Sat& Sun : 10am to 4pm, 6pm to 9pm
(Close Monday)

Tel: 03-7731 9818

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