Back when I worked in PJ, I used to frequent Sushi Zanmai at Jaya Shopping Centre, which was just a 10-minute-drive from my office. I went there so often the server could anticipate my order even before I placed it (one plate of fried mushrooms, one bowl of rice and one portion of chuuka idako. Lol.) Unfortunately, I haven’t been back since transitioning to a … Continue reading Sushi Zanmai, Main Place Mall USJ
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
It was the pop’s birthday recently and he wanted Japanese food for dinner. We’ve practically tried every Japanese restaurant in Puchong lol so the only place I could think of was this new place in Bandar Puteri, called ZenS Sushi. Like Sushi Mentai, the cheapest plates start from only RM1.80, and they serve value set meals as well – a good place to get your … Continue reading Review: Sushi ZenS, Bandar Puteri Puchong – From Only RM1.80!