Ishin Japanese Dining

Ishin .. we remembered blogging about this place back in 2010, but since then, we never actually went back. Blame it on the surge of popularity of Japanese cuisine over the years if you like, Ramen Joints, Yakitori bars, Sake Bars/Izakayas, Gyudon-ya, Sushi Joints – what with all the new Jap eateries spreading like eczema on a […]

Unagi Treats at Iketeru, KL Hilton

Here’s one for the foodies. A dinner promotion of unagi – tender, unctuous grilled freshwater eel. For the month of July (till the 31st) let this genteel eel specialist, Executive Chef Ricky Kamiishi, decide what’s best to serve up specially for the unagi promotion at Iketeru – be it Unaijyu-style, grilled and basted with a sweet sauce or Nagoya-style […]

Ramen detour.. to Chuka Cafe

Well, that’s no disputing the ramen fever that has been spreading throughout KL for the past couple of years now. Well, then we turn our attention to a ramen tavern that has been in existence in our city, for at least a decade now, Chuka Cafe. And while the ramen fan base has been rapidly increasing, […]

Torii @ Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights

Although yakitori actually means grilled chicken, served on skewers, these days that time-honored working-class Japanese food is taken beyond its usual place, with all manner of meats, vegetables and other delicacies finding their way on to the grill, on sticks. Which brings us to Torii. Torii on Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, we read, would be […]

Kogetsu @ Saujana

There’s definitely no shortage of Japanese restaurants in KL, but sometimes, the older establishments, are still the best. Well, in our books anyway. Kogetsu at Saujana Hotel in Subang, is one of those terrific places we totally adore visiting over and over again. Sashimi Moriawase – Deluxe Assorted Raw Fish

Robata Monkey @ Jaya 1

Ramen, Sushi Bars or Yakitori joints, are all well established in the average gourmet’s Japanese food vocabulary, but robatayaki, well that’s another one altogether. So where can one go, to fill up on tasty meats, seafood and vegetable dishes served fresh off the grill? Where small portions of meat, fish or vegetables are slow-grilled to […]

Kampachi Pavilion’s Latest Seasonal Menu

Dining at Kampachi is always an exciting affair. Especially since it is summer in Japan, and now, all the in-season dishes happen to be from the merriest season of the year. Mizunasu/Japanese water eggplant, served with soy sauce and grated ginger This Japanese water eggplant was probably one of the most simple yet delightful dishes […]

Enju’s Revamped Japanese Menu

Great news for Japanese aficionados. The Japanese dining restaurant Enju, has undergone a complete revamp. A fresh experience awaits its guests with a greater selection of luscious Japanese gourmet food and great sake to match. The menu is elevated by new mainstays, such as the Maguro Tororogake. Definitely a Japanese delicacy for Adventure seekers – it had […]

The Sushi Bar at Chef Choi

A transcendent sliver of top-grade Uni is priceless. But at Chef Choi’s Sushi Bar, that melt-in-your-mouth morsel comes at a cost. Especially when it is adorned with a crown of Beluga Caviar. But then again, who ever said that layered decadence upon decadence would be otherwise. Beluga caviar, Uni (sea-urchin) Sushi And you can be […]

Shochu Pairing at Kuriya

One of the great things about Japanese food, is that it is so versatile. I can eat it any time of the day, and I’ve even had it paired with white or red wine, sake or shochu. Even an after work beer goes terrific with some slivers of fresh fatty fish, still plump and juicy […]

A Taste of Kansai, at Kampachi, Pavilion KL

We were recently invited to Kampachi Pavilion KL, to check out the “All Kansai” festival and food promotion that will be going on from the 15th – 23rd of February 2014. And the most interesting thing I learned over this meal is that Sushi exists under many forms and guises. It is not all nigiri […]

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