KL-ites have a love affair with Japanese food, and there are plenty of kaiten-zushi (conveyor belt sushi) restaurants around to fit every budget. Some of the more value for money chains include Sushi Jiro, Sushi King and Sushi Mentai, while the mid to higher-end ones include Sushi Tei and Sushi Zanmai. The latter is one of my favourite places to go to when I have … Continue reading Favourite Sushi Spot – Sushi Zanmai
On my last trip to Japan, I was fortunate enough to experience many off-the-beaten path gems, from visiting thatched-roof villages in Gokayama to strolling through one of the country’s most beautifully landscaped gardens in Kanazawa. This time around, I had a couple of days in Tokyo – the country’s modern, bustling capital. While most of it was spent on a work-related assignment, our group managed … Continue reading Review: Tsukiji Sushidai Honkan @ Tsukiji Outer Market, Tokyo
I’m pretty thankful for the job I have and the experiences it affords me. I mean, it’s not everyday one gets to meet, let alone have a sushi Masterclass with a celebrity chef like Nobu Matsuhisa. Known for his unusual approach of combining traditional Japanese techniques with Peruvian ingredients, the 70-year-old restaurateur has several restaurants (and hotels) around the world bearing his name, all frequented … Continue reading Review: Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s “Ode To Nobu” Omakase Menu + Sushi Masterclass With Chef Nobu Himself!
There are times when I crave a Japanese meal, but feel like I can’t afford to splurge on an ‘atas’ (expensive) place. (This typically occurs at the end of the month. lmao). When that happens, I head to Sushi Mentai @ IOI Boulevard in Puchong – a cheap, fast sushi joint that offers decent sushi at a fraction of the price you’d normally have to … Continue reading Review: Affordable Sushi From RM2.80 Per Plate @ Sushi Mentai IOI Boulevard, Puchong
A friend visiting from Johor once remarked how the Klang Valley seems to have an abundance of Japanese restaurants – something I never noticed until she pointed it out, lol. It’s true though – Japanese restos are a dime a dozen in and around KL. You have cheap sushi joints, teppanyaki places, yakiniku spots, ramen restaurants – you name it, we got it. If you’re … Continue reading Food Review: Miyabi Japanese Restaurant, Sheraton PJ
Aoki-Tei has been around for a long time in Puchong; I just never had the chance to try it out. Figured C’s farewell dinner (she’s leaving for better prospects in HK) was as good a time as any to check out the place. Modern dining area with Japanese elements like sake barrels as decor. What almost turned me off when we first stepped into the resto … Continue reading Review: Aoki-Tei Japanese Buffet, IOI Boulevard Puchong
Been having a rough week at home, so when C asked me out for dinner, some food-therapy was in order. We went to Sushi Tei, one of the fancier Japanese joints in Setiawalk, Puchong that’s always packed with customers. For starters, a plate from the conveyor belt – Chuuka Idako or seasoned baby octopus. Served cold, the sauce was sweet and complemented the natural seafood-y … Continue reading Sushi Tei, Setiawalk Puchong
Mi and I went to Sunway Pyramid for some Japanese food at Sushi King. She rarely splurges on nice food since she’s always saving for the household, so this was my treat. 🙂 The outlet here uses tablets to take orders, just like their rival sushi shop, Sakae Sushi. While it may be convenient for the tech-savvy, I think older people (like Mi) will have … Continue reading Sushi King, Sunway Pyramid