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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greywacke Wine Dinner @ Zipangu Shangri-la KL

So, with a head full of knowledge about the Greywacke wines that we partook of midweek in Casa del Rio Melaka, we found ourselves as guest of Zipangu, Shangri-la Hotel KL, for the next round of Greywacke wine-food pairing excursions, but this time with Japanese cuisine taking center-stage. We were looking forward to Chef Ishii Takayuki’s dinner […]

All-You-Can-Eat Sushi .. and weekends @ Enju

Of course if the sign said, all-you-can-eat Sushi, plus all-you-can-drink sake, it would be even better.. but still.. one cannot complain. Yes indeed, good sushi is delicious, as it is expensive. And an all-you-can-eat sushi signage, could be a risky prospect, but we were about to find out, if Enju could pull off this promo […]

Enju @ Prince Hotel, for KL Restaurant Week 2013

The KL Restaurant Week will be in full swing, from the 4th – 11th of October 2013, with nearly 50 of the city’s top restaurants participating in a week long gastronomy event. It’s all about the convenience of booking online, and then going to your restaurant of choice, to enjoy some of the creative yet […]

Kampachi Jaya 33

And the moment I have been waiting for.. Kampachi comes to my hood! It is no secret that I love Japanese food. So, it is also no secret either, that I complain endlessly that most of the great Japanese joints are located in KL. Well.. this week, I had a lot to be happy about. […]

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