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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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Sushi Flash – for sushi that won’t dent your wallet!

I’m not kidding when I say decent sushi can be found for just RM2 or RM3 per plate. And it’s right smack in the middle of Subang Jaya too! I’m talking about this place where you can “Eat like a Boss!” – it’s Sushi Flash. I couldn’t believe it either when I first heard about […]

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Affordable Japanese Buffet at TAO @ Sunway Giza

Tao doesn’t really brand itself as a Japanese restaurant.  It prides itself in serving a variety of popular Asian cuisine, with Japanese influences in a major portion of its menu.  Its All-You-Can-Eat buffet is extremely popular and because it is one of the very few restaurants that offer this “all you can eat concept” for […]

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Sushi Hinata – indulgent Omakase and other set meals

Forget ramen and teppanyaki – you won’t find them on Hinata’s menu. Here in this little Japanese restaurant tucked in a row of eateries at the St Mary Residences, the simple menu features mainly sushi and sashimi and some obligatory tempura, chawan mushi and miso soup. Helmed by sushi specialist, Chef Oritsuki Hideaki, Hinata’s offerings […]

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Mikan @ Damansara Perdana

Damansara Perdana is one place which I hardly venture out for food, although it is pretty near my office.  With its rapid development the past few years, dining places have mushroomed so much in this area that I can hardly keep up with it! Mikan Japanese Cuisine which used to be at Maju Junction, Kuala […]

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Sunday Brunch at Kampachi @ Troika, Kuala Lumpur

Ever since Kampachi at Troika opened late last year, I had wanted to check out their Sunday brunch. (Read about my earlier dinner review here). They do serve the usual set meals as well as the more extravagant omakase meals but the Sunday brunch is something to look forward to if you are an ardent […]

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Pampered by Ploy’s Special Selections

Chef Daniel Yong of Ploy tells me how he often has to go through meticulous food testings and tastings before finalizing a dish on their menu.  Thanks to the sterling food benchmark set by Datuk Jared Lim, owner of Ploy, you can be sure that every item listed on the menu has gone through much […]

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Watami – a Grand Feast of Exciting New Dishes!

Watami Japanese Casual Dining Restaurant recently caused quite a stir in the dining scene when it introduced its new pork menu and on top of that, added 20 new dishes originating from Tokyo into its burgeoning grand menu.  The 20 dishes make up only a quarter of new additions to the existing menu available in […]

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PLOY Specials 2013

We reviewed Ploy way back in August 2011, soon after it opened.  As a restaurant that prides itself in reinventing modern Japanese and Thai cuisines, it has tantalized many a taste bud since then.  Almost two years since it established its niche in Damansara Heights, its ultra-cool retro-chic interior still retains its charm while the […]

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Dining at The Andaman, Langkawi

WARNING:  This is a food porn-centric post.   The Restaurant You see, the people at The Andaman stick to simplicity when it comes to naming their restaurants – there’s no need for any fancy names and there are not too many outlets in the resort.  So, why complicate things, right?  The all-day dining venue is […]

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Yama & J – Fusion Sushi Buffet at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

Jaya One was abound with excitement last week when Yama & J had a soft opening.  Colorful balloons were strung across the entrance and stairs leading up to the upper level (just above Starbucks) where the bar restaurant is located. With more than 27 years of Japanese culinary experience, mainly in the USA, Chef Yama […]

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