Do you all still remember the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan few months ago that it had affected one of their nuclear reactor till the Jap government at taking high safety precautions on that. Kin Shui Tei Japanese Restaurant AS I am a big fan of Japanese food, during that time I get to discover that actually there are a few ports that export their fresh seafood ingredient to other parts of the world and which I get to know and explain by a few Japanese restaurant during that time was, most of the restaurant in Malaysia their ingredient is import through the southern port at japan which the quake hit wayyyyy up in the north whereby the nuclear reactor is located up there too.

For me, I cannot just think like last time tsunami hit Acheh does that mean the whole Indonesia is in trouble? usually nope which is just affected a small part of town and people assume is the whole country. For me I still support Japanese food as that time the TVB series that show alot on Sushi had made my crave for it alot, I still eat it too. Now, next in the line is Kin Shui Tei Japanese Restaurant which is located inside of Tropicana Golf Club.

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Start off with one of my favourite Cold Sake which is very mild in taste, easy to drink and smooth. It doesnt taste very strong in alcohol yet the the more you drink and the after effect will be like wine, you wont feel the kick in many glasses, once kicks in, you will be in another world. . 🙂

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Deep Fried Shrimps then you squeeze with lemon to make it a bit sourish, and let it soak for a while into the crispy fried shrimps then its good!

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 Edamame is not one of my preference, I just go along as it is boil in hot water then add on with a bit of salt to bring up the taste a bit.

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Seasonal Anago Tempurawith Deep fried sea eel with Japanese tempura style with crunchy vegetables.

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Special Hokkaido Chirashi Sushi @  RM98 

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Combination of a few fresh ingredient in sashimi and I can say that every piece that put into my mouth I am enjoying every bits of it, that the sashimi is super fresh.

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Beef tofu Katsu Don RM38

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Everytime when comes a dish with tofu, most of them will just stuff it infront of me first saying that being taufulou you must eat your own first -_-“”””. . . . The tofu is very soft, fried well on the edge on the skin with egg coated abit that makes it aromatic and  eat along with fragrant rice, just perfect.

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This is the first time I tried out this Smoked Ayu as was told is a sweet fish, while I use my chopstick to poke through it, doesnt seem like a fresh fish cuz a bit sold, but when put inside my mouth, the aroma just burst, with sweetness and fresshness of it. GOOD!@ RM55 

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Lamb rib steak with homemade special sauce @ RM50 

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Teppan Seafood Special @ RM98

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Seafood Kimuchi Udon @RM39

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When I tried this, I was like, eh, izint that this is kimchi, and how come Japanese restaurant serve Korean food ah, well, I just eat it, which is their kimchi is homemade and the taste is nice and I just love mine to be more spicy then it would taste even better, the texture of udon is just nice, not too soft yet it is springy.

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As human being, we always take safety precious over the food from that country to avoid the best rather than purposely go find fault, as time pass during the event, people concern grew over food safety and Kin Shui Tei is one of the first restaurant in Malaysia to prove to their customer that they are actually radioactive free by scanning from this high tech device that they bought from US which previously US reluctant to sell it to Malaysia because its no need and not affected.

for a human to have a side effect on the radio active which will need at least reading of 100,000 and above and anything less than 20,000 is harmless. . . As some customer is scared of the food and will ask where does your product come from, and when mention from Japan they will ask safe or not, then will prove to them by using this device.

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For Kin Shui Tei to serve even better they have import their ingredient from different parts of the world such as rice from USA, scallops and salmon from Norway, Tuna from Indonesia, Unagi from Taiwan and the list goes on.

It is definately safe to dine in here as all their food had went through extreme check if the item come from Japan. For me, where every there is good food, I will just go hunt . .

C/o Tropicana Golf & Country Resort,
Jalan Kelab Tropicana,
47410 Petaling Jaya,

Contact No:
603 – 7804 2079

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday – Lunch, 12.00PM – 2.30PM / Dinner, 6.30PM-10.00PM
Saturday , Sunday and Public Holiday – Lunch, 12.00PM, 2.30PM / Dinner, 6.30PM – 10.00PM



Recently it was a makan makan period for all of us. Another latest addition added into my buffet is this Authentic Japanese Restaurant, Benkay which located inside Nikko Hotel. I have been told by many friends they serve good Japanese food, not until recently I had my mouth full of it.

With its unique name Benkay, only I know that the name is name after a historic Japanese warrior who was strong and courageous and loyal during the war period in Japan, therefore, with their name and the excellent quality of authentic food serving really a place not to be miss.


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I sure do not mind to own a cupboard with a bottle of display like that, I sure wish I can have a sip of everything. Surely a great experience and would love to learn how to enjoy sakae in different style.

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Diners can enjoy their modern Japanese concept dining area that overlooks a landscape garden with waterfall.

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The very first place I had my hands on was their teppanyaki room, it was huge and I look at the ‘tempura’, it was huge, fried crisply and dipping into the hot garlic soy sauce is just yummy. With the prawns are big and juicy, 3 of us just rob the whole stack of prawns there.

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In the hot pan fried next to Tempura, is the Teppanyaki area. You can customize what you want and the chef are ready to show you some skills.

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I just love my ‘Beef Teppanyaki’ to be cook in medium with loads of garlic. It was cook well and the garlic slices are very crispy and aromatic.

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After I finish my mini section, my eyes placed on their ‘Sushi Bar’, loads of fresh sashimi and handroll ready to be hunt.

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‘Salmon sahsimi’

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‘Unagi Handroll’

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‘Soft Shell Crab Handroll’
And the best thing is I went through at least 3 rounds for it. The sashimi were very fresh and dipping it with wasabi and Japanese soy sauce just makes my nose flame and burst into tears is what I like.

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As for today’s round of food hunting, I started it off pretty weird, after first few sections only I head to this cold appetizer section which is Scallop, Prawns, Oyster and a few more as it is located out side the restaurant.

I am usually not a big fan of oyster, as most of the places that serve that served it huge size which I find it very gross, but the size that was prepared in here was my choice and the oyster was very fresh that day, and I took nearly 1 dozen.

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Appetizer area.

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If you are a noodle lover, this would be a great section for you, as they had prepared a lot of gravy for you to top on.

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6 types of soup base to be ready for you to taste and the right side are prepared in a small portion of soba noodles.

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‘Peking duck’ skin will be cut into thin slices and what we need to do is we need to do it by ourselves, as in place a piece of the ‘popiah skin’ on your plate, spread the peking duck sauce on top of the skin, add on some of the veggie provided and place the peking duck skin, wrap it and ready to be eaten.

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After all that, I need some soup to make it digest, my very first choice as always is ‘Miso Soup’. Love it alot as it was not very salty as some other restaurant, perfect in taste and most of us like it.

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Next is the ‘Dobin Mushi’

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Squeeze the lime into in to bring the taste a bit sour and after mixing it, it taste is clear, yet with salty lime flavor.

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‘Double Boiled Black Chicken with Black Beans’
If you feel that you had not enough from what you can see with your eyes with these sections, then you still can order what is in the menu, ala cart style, with at least another 72 variety for you to hunt.

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‘Sauteed Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion’

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‘Mini Sukiyaki’

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‘Unagi with Egg Sauce in Pot’ which the eel is very soft and cook in terriyaki sauce with onion, and the egg is just cook in the right temperature that create a very good taste.

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‘Grilled Mackerel with Salt’, ‘Grilled Cod Fish in Teriyaki Sauce’, ‘Sauteed Scallop with Black Pepper and Onion’. We are enjoying our fish~

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‘Roast Duck Hong Kong Style’, ‘Fried Rice with Garlic and Egg’

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A great meal like that would not be perfect if without desert which is a MUST to me. A great selection and my eyes had set onto this cake since the first step I walked into the restaurant.

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this ‘Cherry cheese cake’ that I had set upon my eyes on. Soft, yet very rich in cheeze taste, add on with the cherry and kiwi sour taste, I am enjoying it.

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If you prefer something chinese then try their ‘Double Boiled Sea Coconut with Dried Longan’, ‘Chilled Longan with Beancurd’, ‘Chilled Honey Dew Sago’

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A Japanese buffett will never be perfect if did not end with Green Tea Ice Cream, in this section you can choose, in one per scoop or 3 in 1. ‘Vanilla, Black Sesame and Green Tea Ice Cream’.

Indeed it was a great authentic Japanese meal for the night, and most of us are very full with some of the guy looks like 3months pregnant, thanks to Sidney for arranging all this.



This is what you can expect with their current Japanese Buffett menu, it is 2in1 version with Japanese and some Chinese cuisine are served and price at RM118++ per person.

Available for Dinner on Saturday (7.00pm-10.30pm)
Sunday Lunch (12noon-2.30pm)

Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur
165, Jalan Ampang,
50450 KL, Malaysia

Tel: 03-2161 1111


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-

Sushi Tei

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

Just only moving into 2nd day and to look for one place like this to eat is a pain in the ass. As my friend brought me before to this food court located at Puchong and I remembered that this place did serve cheap Vegetarian food and glad that they brought me here before.
This food court you will be able to find this Vegetarian stall as it is usually quite packed with people. Best to go is to reach here before lunch time.
They do sell stir fried dish and besides this another option which is available that is,

Economic rice style. Quite alot of variety available.

The best part is, the price range from RM3.50 and I have even took till whole plate was covered by the dish, maximum that I have paid so far was RM5 including a glass of Herbal Tea.
The food served was quite good yet the pricing is definately alright to me. Do not know where to get vegetarian food, this is one of a good place to consider.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, Quite good ah~ -Stamped-

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

Puchong Jaya Food Court,
Jalan Tempura 3, Puchong.
(junction of Tempura 3 & 4)
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