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

Daikokuya Original Noodle & Rice Bowl, Los Angeles

DAIKOKUYA looks deceivingly simple on the outside. But this Japanese restaurant, which specialises in ramen, embodies the saying ‘Don’t judge a book (or restaurant!) by its cover’. Located in the middle of Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, one can immediately tell Daikokuya from the rest of its competitors by the constant stream of dinner patrons lining up outside. The inside is typical Japanese – … Continue reading Daikokuya Original Noodle & Rice Bowl, Los Angeles