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When comes to food, it is always very subjective and it seems that recently there is a big boom in Japanese Ramen industry where is start to mushroom everywhere. One of our latest findings is this outlet hidden inside Isetan 1-Utama, where I found my new love of ramen shop Menya Musashi.

[Update 2.1.2017 – found out they have change operator. Taste is different now-no longer best]

A famous ramen chain that is very famous in Japan finally reach Malaysia shore which is Menya Musashi, is one of the latest outlet that open its door to public since 6 months ago, me and my friend have been constantly returning to this shop for its perfect quality of ramen and only now I decided to blog about it. hehe~ Not only me, as many bloggers have been raving about this place and its actually good quality food being serve.

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For the first round we went 3 months ago, we gather 7 of us to attack on this place with possibility try to order the whole menu and guess how it turn out. There are stretch of chairs line up outside of this very small outlet that can be seated max 50-60 pax at one go. .

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and amazingly the turn over of this outlet is fast. People just get up and go off when finish their meal.

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not only this as you will be enjoying purely Japanese Ramen shop experience as the kitchen is very busy and you will constantly hear them yelling to motivate each other to move faster.

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Menu is pretty straight forward that you choose what types of Ramen follow by flavour broth on the right side.

  1. Shiro (white) – Onion flavoured oil/Original flavour
  2. Kuro (black) – Special oil from Fried Shallots and Garlic
  3. Aka (red) – Housemade Musashi Chili Oil
    Yeap, this is the whole menu, pretty easy to see right.

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this is the usual extra ingredient that you will get in a ramen shop as now they have fried garlic and chili powder at the side along. I love mine adding those 3 ingredient including chili oil to stir up the taste abit more.

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In Japanese restaurant its hard for us not to order Gyoza @ RM 9, as till date I have still get to eat nice gyoza in Malaysia, its being panfried perfectly on the base yet the ingredient in it just lack of the extra umph. If they add a bit more ingredient in it, then it would be just perfect.

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Next is Takana Gohan @ RM 7. A bowl of Japanese rice filled with sourish veggie (Mui Choy) and a bit of spicy taste after that. For me, I could not finish this by myself as it will be too sour for me.

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Teriyaki Chasu Gohan @ RM 9 something light for you if you do not prefer something heavy, rice is fragrant and soft top with seasoned chasu in small chunks and slices. If it comes with ramen broth along on the side then it would be a superb combination. 😀

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If you love your soup base with garlic taste then this is a bowl of broth that you should not miss. First impression of Ajimata Chashu Tsukemen @ RM33 – Ramen with ‘kuro'(special oil combined of fried shallot and garlic oil) that serve along in black colour soup like squid ink doesnt look impressive at all, yet it looks a bit weird like eating charcoal.

When you start to taste on the soup, you will be amaze on how good the broth is with garlic taste is not so strong even I like mine a bit more strong.

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Musashi Tsukemen will be the most prefer choice to start off with cuz its the orginal flavour broth, its milky thick that is just yummy! Then if you find that the taste do not suits your liking you can DIY the soup with the chili oil, chili powder and other ingredients that is available on the table. REcommended to start off @ RM27

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This would be my favourite among all as Chashu Men @ RM30 with homemade Musashi Chili Oil.REcommended!

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why is this so good as the broth taste is definitely a steal, follow by the springy thick ramen is just perfect to pair along in this bowl of ramen.

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If you decide to eat this dry ramen, please follow the step 1-3 on how to enjoy eating experience. you have to Slurrrrrpppp it~ Seriously!

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ChasuaTsukemen @RM 31 would be the dry version of ramen..serve along with broth soup at the side and some bamboo strips.

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All bowl of ramen are smack with this huge ass charsu

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The egg is so good that we decided to order extra. .  That I would always add one more additional to my bowl of ramen.

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This brand is so famous in Japan that all their bowls and spoons have the cut little samurai icon

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Master Chef Daisuke Yamaguchi

chef is always there at the counter and you can see him walk around, as we manage to capture his picture on that night. According to the 29-year-old Master Chef Yamaguchi, the secret lies in their broth – known as “tonkotsu”, (not tonkatsu, ok!) which he explained is “boiled for many hours, 10-12 hours and pork belly and chicken feet are the main ingredients, seasoned with Japanese wine and shoyu”. But why chicken feet, I asked. Well, the good chef merely gave an enigmatic smile and said “ahhh… it’s good for the collagen!”. OK, so collagen is good for your skin and all… and also for ramen. (Quoted from Pureglutton) full details about the brand drop by at her blog.

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This is the total bill that came out with 8 pax and we are totally satisfied at that round. Since that, we have return numerous round for ramen and often can crave for it!

If you are a fan or ramen then this is one of the shop that you must not miss and for first timer, it is definitely worth a try. It is slightly expensive but then its good!

Highly Recommended Ramen shop!

*Non-HALAL

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 10/10 , highly recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location:
Menya Musashi
Level 2, Eat Paradise
Isetan @ 1-Utama
Bandar Utama City Centre
Petaling Jaya

Christmas is around the corner and many people are gearing up to prepare and cater to this happy celebrations of the year as you can see malls already filled with decorations and what is lacking is only food! As for this round, we are very happy to get specially invited for a home cook hearty meal preparation.

Ann is a entrepreneurial lady cum self learn chef had turn her home into a place to specialize cater for private functions that her intention is to create quality food instead of quantity food. You can expect the best from her few signature dish in her list and usually what customer do is that they give her a budget and just ask her to prepare all her signature dish.

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What is well prepared for us for the night is all oven baked specialties. Baked potatoes with capsicum .

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Baked Tomato . .

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Star of the night is this huge Pork Roll that had been specially hand pick by the chef to cook the best for us.

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Roast to perfection with the skin is so crunchy even with the knife cut thru it, it had a huge crack sound eccoed in the room and every one is just staring at it, just waiting to get a taste of it. Aroma of roast pork filled the room that makes every one even more hungry. The meat is so soft, juicy and the skin is crispy with a bit saltiness where it is suppose to be.

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For just 1 Pork Roll, it is enough to cater for 10-12 pax and depends how you cut it. It cost about RM160 per roll and have to book in advance.

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Next, we were showered with Lamb that had been slowly cook in the oven with her own special herbs that ensure the taste soak inside the meat.

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Such a huge chunk of meat and after cutting it, the meat certainly does not look dry and the smell of the oven baked lamb meat when she cut it off smells wonderfull

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This gravy is one of the secret to make the lamb even more nice.

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The homemade sauce is perfect that is not too thick, filled with a bit black pepper taste that pairs very well with the lamb.

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This is my great dinner for the night with juicy lamb and soft meat pork  . . .

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And lastly to get the satisfaction kick in, we get to enjoy Lemongrass drink which is just perfect to end the meal . .

After this meal, I certainly know that where to get one of the best prepare homecook meal and also knowing where I can host my private functions in the future. She only cater 20 pax max in one session, so that every one able to enjoy her food. The best part is, not only you need to go over to her private kitchen, you can also hire her to your place and cook provided you meet all her kitchen requirements on the order you place on the day!

Certainly, this is one of my recommendation for food if you want something unique . ..

Her signature dish currently for Christmas is Turkey, which is highly recommended by some of her friends. Do try out if you do order.

Facebook: Ann Roast Pork (orders are also accepted through this page)

3 Days advance reservation needed (depends on Availability): please contact Ann – 016-3313007

Pick-up address: Vista Kiara @ Mont

Kiara Delivery: RM10 for orders of 2 pieces and above
Menu/prices: Roast Turkey minimum 6kg RM350, (Christmas Season Only)
Roast Pork minimum 2kg RM160, 
Roast lamb minimum 2kg RM250
Other information: Alcohols is not used in the preparation of the food; payment by
bank-in and fax the payment slip.

*Non-Halal

The Intermark is another new landmark that stood tall in KL City that host Hilton Double Tree Hotel which is very exclusive and 2-3 levels of retailing and F&B. Of course this would be my first time here and I am impress of the whole classy interior in it. Then step foot into this new restaurant Kin No Mizu which the owner owns other famous restaurant Mizu in TTDI and Mizu in Bangsar. So with two famous crime restaurant on his hand which is famous for its food quality, food expectation here is . . . . . .. (tell u later end of the post)

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With mini water fountain and mini pond that build below, glass panel flooring that see thru to the little pond as you walk across it seems like you are walking on the water.

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This is more like a fine dining restaurant that decorated with its contemporary Japanese setting . ..

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with its Sushi Bar that served all fresh ingredient . . .

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and Teppanyaki area to satisfied your crave  . . .

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Price wise of the food is pretty reasonable for the ambiance and food quality . . .

Eating Japanese food can consider everyone’s favorite, but how many of us are able to cook or make sushi? During my uni life at oversea, me and my housemate did try to make sushi ourselves by using our own logic to do it without find a proper recipe to go along with (which is very wrong) but then the meal turns out to be not so bad, the rice we did was using Japanese rice but not as sticky as it is compare to the restaurants.

This time besides eating nice sushi, now I had a chance to learn from the best from Chef Yanagida by teaching us make simple and nice sushis, eg: Nigiri Sushi, Tobiko Gunnkan Nigiri, California Roll and Inari Sushi. During the session, I had hands-on experience by in making the sushi, it was not that easy as I thought by looking at the chef at sushi bar wrapping it but I still prefer my responsible by just eating it.

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All the fresh ingredient prepared for us to get hands on.

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One of the trick to make the rice sticky was to cook a . . . . . . (cannot tell) to make the rice sticky.

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With Chef Yanagida vast experience he had come out with quality food with the Asian and Western Combination.

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After the special sauce was cook, the sauce was pour into the rice and let it dry up. (part to ensure sticky of the rice and aromatic)

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slicing and prepare California Handroll.

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This is the way how you wrap a proper handroll, little ingredient at the start roll to solid in the end.

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Samples of the chef’s creation.

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To make another sushi. . .

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and at the end with my hand’s on…This is my skillfull set of wrapping sushi (please do laugh) . . .

After the mini preview of the class, we head back to another section to enjoy what had been prepared for us.

This restaurant is no longer a stranger to us as they served quality food. We had 2 occasions here that was during our first time got to know this place for a review on their food and second we did a Chinese New Year Photo shoot here. I heard a few feedback from my friend mentioning that their tim sum is pretty good too, and this round we are here for a round of great tim sum!

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‘Soup-filled Dumplings with Goji’

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‘Spring Roll with Salad and Prawn’ been fried crisply on the outer thin layer of the roll and the salad prawn that mix in it is not too creamy which is just nice.

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‘Pan Fried Carrot Cake’ had always been one of my favaurite that makes it a must have item for me. I love it as it is perfectly grill on the skin layer and inside its soft and filled with aroma of dry shrimp, by dipping with their chili and sweet sauce is just what I prefer.

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‘Homey Sticky Rice Rolls’

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‘Prawn Dumplings with Asparagus’

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that we decide to operate it open. Filled with a big piece of juicy prawn which cause by the after effect during steam and its fresh.

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‘Rice Rolls with You Tiao and Chicken Floss’ as I love mine to dip it in soy sauce.

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‘Dumplings (Siew Mai) with Ebiko’ is rich in ingrediant and I love to chew on Ebiko.

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‘Sizzling Marinated Meat Bao’

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‘Guangzhou Prawn Red Rolls’ Is something which is not in tim sum’s menu that turns out to be one of their special dish in this limited time to be given out complimentary when you order 3-5 plates of dim sum.

Chewy skin that wrap with crispy tempura crust that been crush and a fresh prawn is insert in the middle, something that we do not get to eat every day, worth a try.

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We get to taste one of the lunch special ‘Curry Fish Head’ which is around RM14.50++ for this big pot, that I totally agree is one of the cheapest!

Me and Sunny just cant stop drinking the curry base and looking for the meat inside the claypot. Its aromatic with curry spices and the fish meat is fresh. Given a plate of rice to go along, we have no problem in finishing it within minutes.

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‘Unagi Puff with Teriyaki Sauce’ that you must have it hot while its out from the oven. Freshly baked and unique in taste with solid crust wrap around it and taste like Unagi in pineapple tart skin.

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‘Yam Paste Pau’ is the piglet that served next and all of us were like wahhh!!! so cutee!! then what happen to the pau next is as the picture below. . . .

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Pig making love.

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Please eat me!

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A tim sum makan will never be perfect for me if did not end it with desert.

‘Herbal Jelly With Ginseng Roots’ is highly recommended by me, if you love strong ginseng and herbal taste that served out chill. I had 2 bolws of this.

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or you can go for ‘Tau Fu Fah’ served with ginger white sugar puree.

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If you are looking for some dish which is not in the daily menu, then this restaurant is worth a try, with their price is quite reasonable with the portion.

Location:
House of Tang,
One Bangsar,
No. 63B, Jalan Ara, bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
*Non-Halal

Tel: 603 2282 1111

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