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MANMARU ROBATAYAKI & BAR @ Atria Shopping Gallery

The revamped Atria Mall in Damansara Jaya has caused quite a stir in the neighbourhood.  After so many years of “renovation”, the revamped and enlarged mall looks nothing like what it used to be.  There are quite a number of eateries in the mall and several serving Japanese food.  Manmaru Robatayaki is one of the […]

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Unagi Treat at IKETERU, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Unagi is a summertime delicacy in Japan.  This is the time when the eels get really fat and their meat become more tender as there’s more fat marbling.  From now until 31 July 2015, Iketeru at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur is bringing in these luscious unagi from the Miyazaki prefecture of Kyushu Island in Japan, […]

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Kogetsu – New Quick & Tasty Lunch Specials and New Menu Items

“Reflections of the Moon on Water” – that’s what “Kogetsu” means. Kogetsu in The Saujana Hotel is built like a traditional Japanese ryokan amidst the lush greenery surrounding a lake . Needless to say, the views from Kogetsu are just lovely and tranquil. The restaurant is spacious with a separate teppanyaki room, sushi counter and […]

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Edo Ichi @ Nexus Bangsar South

Once you go past the Kerinchi area and enter Nexus Bangsar with its swanky highrises, it’s like stepping into another dimension. This place is touted as the “next Publika” and I could see why as eateries and drinking holes are plentiful around here. Within the massive steel structure and polished floors of Nexus, Edo Ichi […]

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Yuzen Japanese Restaurant

Taking over the spot which used to be another Japanese restaurant, Yuzen has expanded into the adjoining lot, thus space is never an issue here. In fact, there are several private rooms set up here for some cosy dining. It’s always nice to start off a Japanese meal with some salad and sashimi. Depending on […]

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IPPUDO – have you tried their Grand Menu 2015?

Do you know that IPPUDO Malaysia refreshes its menu annually? Yes, new items are introduced every year, in line with founder Shigemi Kawahara’s philosophy to continuously innovate to remain true and relevant. Kawahara-san is always reinventing and redefining recipes of his ramen – something that emerged more than 300 years ago! Starting this month, new […]

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IPPUDO Bar at Bangsar Shopping Centre – indulge in Japanese whiskeys, sake & beers

  Here in the Klang Valley, Ippudo has always been associated with ramen and accompanying Japanese dishes (read my earlier review here). Now there’s another experience to associate with that name, with the opening of IPPUDO Bar not too long ago at the Bangsar Shopping Centre. Located right next to Ippudo Ramen, IPPUDO Bar’s outdoor […]

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Fu-rin Japanese Restaurant: Boston lobsters and new menu!

Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie is a sprawling property which incorporates 2 blocks of guest rooms facing a huge expanse of rolling golf greens.  Located far away from the madding crowds of the city, this is a perfect spot for some R&R, like catching up with friends and family over a meal. Fu-rin, their Japanese […]

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Gyu-Kaku is one of Japan’s largest chain yakiniku restaurants.  Established in Japan in 1996, it has grown exponentially and by 2003, there were more than 1,000 restaurants worldwide with firm presence in the USA and Taiwan.  In 2004, it expanded to the ASEAN region, delighting yakiniku fans in Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Bangkok.  And […]

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Sunday Buffet Lunch at Kampachi, Plaza 33 Petaling Jaya

It’s only available ONCE a week and if we are lucky there’s a public holiday, then there’ll be an extra session.  I’m talking about the lunch buffet in Kampachi Petaling Jaya.  It’s only available on Sundays and public holidays, so please check your calendars. Kampachi needs no introduction.  Having built its strong reputation for dozens […]

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Taiko Japanese Cuisine, Mont Kiara Shoplex

It used to be Ramen Taiko Japanese Cuisine and they were mainly specializing in ramen only.  A new management took over the restaurant in April this year and expanded the food repertoire to include other Japanese dishes.  A new chef, Chef Steven Khoo took over and has since revamped the menu.  The cosy restaurant has […]

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Manmaru Udon and MORE!

The name Manmaru Udon may have led many to believe that the place is an udon house.  I was one of those who actually had that notion.  Until recently, that is.  Besides their signature udons, Manmaru’s menu lists an extensive range of Japanese favourites.  In fact, the choices are quite mind-boggling. I’m a great fan […]

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Kampachi @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur: the return of “All Kansai Festival”

If you go up to the 6th floor of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur now, you won’t miss the colourful flags and decorations decking the section close to Tokyo Street.  Yes, it’s autumn now in Japan and there are many wonderful food offerings during this time of the year.  It’s no surprise that Kansai is known as […]

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Okayama Fair in Kampachi – feast on seasonal favourites from the “Sunny Land”!

August is usually an exciting month for lovers of Japanese cuisine as that’s when some special seasonal goodies will make their way to our shores. Okayama is known as the “Sunny Land” due to its many sunny days in a year and its mild climate and fertile lands have made it a great producer of […]

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Taste Enclave @ Avenue K – feasting at the mini restaurants!

The first time we were at Taste Enclave, we already loved the charming modern food atrium in Avenue K.  We sampled food from various outlets as well as their mini restaurants.  Food from the 3 mini restaurants was pretty good.  In fact, they were enticing enough for us to return there a second time for […]

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