Shochu Pairing at Kuriya

One of the great things about Japanese food, is that it is so versatile. I can eat it any time of the day, and I’ve even had it paired with white or red wine, sake or shochu. Even an after work beer goes terrific with some slivers of fresh fatty fish, still plump and juicy […]

A Taste of Kansai, at Kampachi, Pavilion KL

We were recently invited to Kampachi Pavilion KL, to check out the “All Kansai” festival and food promotion that will be going on from the 15th – 23rd of February 2014. And the most interesting thing I learned over this meal is that Sushi exists under many forms and guises. It is not all nigiri […]

Iketeru @ KL Hilton

To many connoisseurs of great Japanese food, sashimi worship has become a religion. And one of the cornerstones of this faith is the unshakable believe in the fact that the fish is extraordinarily fresh. It doesn’t matter what lengths the place goes through to get the sashimi, but diners trust that the chefs will deliver […]

Greywacke Wine Dinner @ Zipangu Shangri-la KL

So, with a head full of knowledge about the Greywacke wines that we partook of midweek in Casa del Rio Melaka, we found ourselves as guest of Zipangu, Shangri-la Hotel KL, for the next round of Greywacke wine-food pairing excursions, but this time with Japanese cuisine taking center-stage. We were looking forward to Chef Ishii Takayuki’s dinner […]

All-You-Can-Eat Sushi .. and weekends @ Enju

Of course if the sign said, all-you-can-eat Sushi, plus all-you-can-drink sake, it would be even better.. but still.. one cannot complain. Yes indeed, good sushi is delicious, as it is expensive. And an all-you-can-eat sushi signage, could be a risky prospect, but we were about to find out, if Enju could pull off this promo […]

Enju @ Prince Hotel, for KL Restaurant Week 2013

The KL Restaurant Week will be in full swing, from the 4th – 11th of October 2013, with nearly 50 of the city’s top restaurants participating in a week long gastronomy event. It’s all about the convenience of booking online, and then going to your restaurant of choice, to enjoy some of the creative yet […]

KL Restaurant Week (KLRW) 2013 @ Kin No Mizu & Brotzeit

So what and when is KL Restaurant Week (KLRW) 2013 exactly ? If you haven’t already heard, The KL Restaurant Week is set to take place from the 4th – 11th of October, with nearly 50 of the city’s top restaurants participating in a week long gastronomy event. It’s all about the convenience of booking […]

Kampachi Jaya 33

And the moment I have been waiting for.. Kampachi comes to my hood! It is no secret that I love Japanese food. So, it is also no secret either, that I complain endlessly that most of the great Japanese joints are located in KL. Well.. this week, I had a lot to be happy about. […]

Ippudo Ramen @ Pavilion KL

Ippudo Ramen cames to Kuala Lumpur.. Sink or Swim? Japanese food is always such a joy to eat. I love the presentation of it which is usually neat, clean and precise. Ramen on the other hand, is the opposite. Each bowl of ramen is different – it is unruly, rebellious.. a mess. It is murky, […]

Yokotaya @ Section 17 PJ

We pay Yokotaya a Visit.. the newest Japanese restaurant on the Section 17 strip.. Section 17 is developing nicely into a rather cool neighborhood for good food. Yokotaya, a Japanese restaurant, just opened its doors mid January and we decided to check it out today. When most people think of Japanese food, they usually think […]

Kampachi @ The Troika KL

Those of us who grew up with Kampachi from the glory days of Equatorial Hotel Kuala Lumpur, know that it has a cult following. The long silence was almost unbearable as Japanese cuisine aficionados waited for this iconic restaurant to open its doors, and open, it did. On December the 10th, after nearly 40 years […]