This Might Just Be The Best Halal Ramen in Malaysia: Ramen Seirock-Ya, IOI Mall Puchong

Tonkotsu has always been my favourite type of ramen. I mean, what can compare to a bowl of chewy, al-dente noodles, swimming in a rich, savoury pork broth? The answer: Tori-Paitan, aka Chicken ramen. Up until recently, I had not heard of this type of ramen – but apparently it’s quite popular in many parts of Japan, especially Osaka, where it is said to originate … Continue reading This Might Just Be The Best Halal Ramen in Malaysia: Ramen Seirock-Ya, IOI Mall Puchong

Brunch & Japanese Fare @ Buranchi, Bandar Puteri Puchong

I’ve driven past Buranchi a couple of times before, but never tried it until recently. Suprisingly, it was the Moo who suggested we grab lunch there (she isn’t keen on dining out because of the high number of coronavirus cases here in Selangor). Buranchi is Japanese for brunch, a fitting name for a cafe that specialises in all-day breakfasts and Japanese and Western fusion cuisine. … Continue reading Brunch & Japanese Fare @ Buranchi, Bandar Puteri Puchong

Flavourful Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen @ BariUma, Jaya Shopping Centre, PJ

With a name like Bari-Uma (in Japanese, Bari means ‘super’ and Uma means ‘tasty’), one can’t help but have certain expectations when walking into this Japanese chain, which touts itself in serving homemade ramen noodles. Tucked in a quiet corner of the third floor at Jaya Shopping Centre, the decor is simple and casual – almost canteen-like. I guess you pay for the quality of … Continue reading Flavourful Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen @ BariUma, Jaya Shopping Centre, PJ

Video:Tonkotsu (Pork Broth) Flavoured Instant Ramen From Japan!

Tis’ must be the season to experience Japan – two of my colleagues went for a holiday there, one after the other! One came back with a ‘souvenir’ for the office’s babi-eating folk: Tonkotsu (pork broth) flavoured instant ramen from the famous Ippudo Ramen brand. Instructions were all in Japanese, but there are some illustrations and everything is pretty straightforward. Messed around with a new … Continue reading Video:Tonkotsu (Pork Broth) Flavoured Instant Ramen From Japan!

Food Review: Menya Shi-Shi Do @ The School, Jaya One

Stepping into the small but cosy abode that is Menya Shi-Shi Do at The School in Jaya One, it’s easy to imagine yourself in an underground ramen shop somewhere in Tokyo, where service is fast, the setting casual and the food is delicious. The tiny space accommodates 20 at most, with extra tables on the corridor outside to cater to the huge influx of customers during … Continue reading Food Review: Menya Shi-Shi Do @ The School, Jaya One

Kai Zen Japanese Restaurant, Puchong

Update: This restaurant is permanently closed.  I’ve passed by Kai Zen Japanese Restaurant many times while in Bandar Puteri, Puchong, but was never tempted to step in due to it’s shady facade lol. I guess they wanted to give their guests privacy, but you can see nothing of how the restaurant looks like on the inside – thanks to dark wooden walls blocking off your … Continue reading Kai Zen Japanese Restaurant, Puchong