Archive for the ‘Japanese’ Category

... my brother bought these sushi donuts from Big Apple.

Rating: 4/10

It tasted good on the first bite and the rest spelling s.w.e.e.t!

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... finally, a Mos Burger outlet located inside a mall in Mong Kok.


... I was recommended the Octopus Burger, 1st item on the menu.


... the first MOS Burger I had was back in Singapore and it was unagi with rice. But that was very small. Fortunately, this was bigger than KFC's Colonel Burger

Rating: 6.5/10

HL was complaining that he hasn’t seen any MOS Burger in HK no our 3rd day here. While I was strolling alone in the busy street of Mong Kok, they all went ahead to somewhere else. When it was over lunch time, I decided to take a break in the nearby shopping mall, while chilling myself and dry my sweat with the aircond there. Unsure of what to have for lunch, suddenly I stumbled upon MOS Burger hidden in the mall a few floors above ground. Without hesitation, I went ahead to have my lunch there.

The menu was different from what I saw on my last visit to MOS Burger in Singapore. I guess there were probably new items being introduced. I wasn’t sure what I should pick, hence I asked for recommendations. The waitress at the counter recommended the 1st item on the menu, which was an octopus burger. Hence I went on ahead with it.

Despite being made into a patty, it still contains actual octopus flavour in it. I guess the patty was made purely from octopus meat, except for the outer layer which was mildly fried. The taste was pretty good and the size of the burger was bigger than what I expected. As my first MOS Burger was the unagi burger with rice, and the size was really tiny.

It was a worthwhile experience after all.

... beef rice.

Rating: 5.5/10

DC said the Yoshinoya’s beef noodle was excellent here. Unfortunately, we ended up with only beef rice because it was already late and rice was all that’s left for us to eat. Anyway, it wasn’t all that bad. At least the bowl of rice was steaming hot. The beef was nicely cooked with little hint of beef smell and they are definitely not sinewy. Although the looks of it seem unappetizing.

I ended up with a very full stomach and it was already late. But we have plan of going for drinks. So I guess better go full stomached rather than empty and get drunk easily. Hope the alcohol wouldn’t affect much on my preservations of strict diet (though I’ve forgotten that I should practise this already, long ago.)

... store front with rather plain fascia.


... metal grill with fire stove below.


... dancing fire under the grill.


... Kuma's hamburg set.


... my salmon set.


... salmon wrapped in aluminium foil.


... aluminium foil expanded and about to explodes.


... cut up the aluminium foil and revealed the salmon baked in cheese.


... watermelon as dessert.

Rating: 5/10

Today we went to a new Japanese BBQ restaurant in SS15. Though it has been there for quite some time but we’ve never had the thoughts of stopping by there due to the difficulty in finding a parking. Unlike most Japanese restaurant in the vicinity, this was BBQ style, somewhat like Korean BBQ meals. It was a place that serves mainly beef, beef to be grilled. Despite the shop’s name having the word “Kobe”, but I don’t think they serve genuine Kobe beef as the price doesn’t seem to indicate so.

Anyway, to make things simple, we ordered the lunch set each cost RM28. My salmon was rather special which needed to be grilled for 5 minutes. The salmon doesn’t have the usual fishy stink from salmon served in other Japanese restaurant. Probably because of the cheese and mushroom to negates the smell. Kuma’s hamburg beef was rather nice and the portion was big too. Perhaps something I’d try on next visit, or maybe I’ll just order the beef for grilling. SL’s chicken was mediocre. After the lunch, we were served with watermelon slices as dessert. I find that the watermelon has some weird taste in it, but I can’t point out what it was like.

Location: N3 04.515 E101 35.287 (est)

... polo bun, looking similar to a pineapple.

... polo bun, looking similar to a pineapple.


... mushroom garlic bread, costing RM2.20 each. A bit steep.

... mushroom garlic bread, costing RM2.20 each. A bit steep.


... Japanese chiffon cake, taste pretty good.

... Japanese chiffon cake, taste pretty good.

Rating: 6.5/10

I liked their chiffon cake quite a lot. Previously, I’ve tried both the vanilla chiffon and Japanese chiffon cake. This time, I bought the Japanese chiffon cake again. Though they tasted quite similar, but Japanese chiffon has larger pores in it. They are very soft and plushy, very nice indeed. Unfortunately though, the polo bun wasn’t that nice. And the mushroom onion bread was a bit too costly.

Location: N3 04.422 E101 35.206

... utensils.

... utensils.


... green tea, but where's the third cup?

... green tea, but where's the third cup?


... soft shell crab temaki, wrapped in tortilla instead of seaweed.

... soft shell crab temaki, wrapped in tortilla instead of seaweed.


... squids on a stick.

... squids on a stick.


... Ebi to Ika no Spicy Pasta, yes, read it in English and you'll understand. From Ebi to Ika, there's no spicy in the pasta.

... Ebi to Ika no Spicy Pasta, yes, read it in English and you'll understand. From Ebi to Ika, there's no spicy in the pasta.

Rating: 5.5/10

The soft shell crab temaki got my jaw sored. Probably due to the tortilla being used instead of the usual crispy seaweed. The temakis were served in 3 different types of sauces. I could only make out 2 of them, which were curry sauce and mayonnaise. I’ve got no idea what the third sourish and little spicy sauce was. The grilled squids on a stick was nice. Despite it it was cold, the taste was good, probably glazed with salt water. Though I expected it to have better fragrance like most grilled squids. Finally, my not spicy was only mediocre. Not that I have a good impression on this place on my previous visit.

The service for the day was terrible. We had to wait for more than 30 minutes for our main course to be served. Not that the preparations for pasta would take that long. And despite all the time taken, our ingredients weren’t exactly better than usual. The squid rings on my pasta was rather hard, and the taste of the whole thing wasn’t that good either.

My stomach was not feeling well from my previous garlic fried rice. So I decided to have something light, preferable not so solid like rice. I guess there weren’t many choices for me on the menu and hence…

... light lunch, just toasted bread with half boiled egg.

... light lunch, just toasted bread with half boiled egg.


... the thickest miso soup I've ever had. Excellent.

... the thickest miso soup I've ever had. Excellent.


... beetroot juice with pineapple flavouring.

... beetroot juice with pineapple flavouring.

Rating: 6.5/10

Today’s egg was excellent. Just right! I was enjoying my egg on toast very much. Then the miso soup, which was overly salty, yet it was very thick. I think the ingredients worth 2 bowls but served in 1. Give me hot water and I’ll dilute it nicely. Beetroot juice was not as good as my previous own combination of beetroot with carrot. At least this was at cheaper price of RM3.50. I guess beetroot is only nice if mix with other fruits, and not just some flavouring, cause I could taste the mud-like flavour in it.

Location: N3 04.893 E101 35.417