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Went to Ajisen Ramen in Sunway Pyramid with the ladies. AT told me that Ajisen is having a promotion on 2nd bowl of ramen for RM1 with T&C applies. The ladies were ok with the idea despite it’s in Sunway Pyramid. Despite the lacked of available parking space, I managed to slot into a makeshift parking space.

... cold green tea.

... cold green tea.


... my fish fillet ramen.

... my fish fillet ramen.


... ALGJ's spicy beef ramen.

... ALGJ's spicy beef ramen.


... LGFL's Peking duck ramen.

... LGFL's Peking duck ramen.


... KUMA's spicy duck ramen.

... KUMA's spicy duck ramen.

Rating: 5/10

Most of my fish fillet went to the ladies. There was nothing to shout about on the ramen. The soup was normal. Still, the tom yam or the volcano ramen has better soup base. I wanted to order the hot plate ramen. Unfortunately, I was told that those aren’t ramen, it’s hot plate. To me, it’s still served with ramen. But the waiter insisted that it’s hot plate. Gosh, who are gonna eat hot plate, literally? So, we were left with soup based ramen.

Then, the RM1 for 2nd bowl of ramen is for the cheaper priced ramen amongst the 2 bowls. Since we were having 2 duck ramen, which cost RM20 and RM21, only the cheaper ones like my fish fillet ramen and spicy beef ramen get the RM1 price tag. I was thinking that I’d want to split the bill, but the guy insisted that we can’t do that, despite we were occupying 2 separate tables. How lame was that? Even Nando’s allowed me to split bill.

Anyway, our bill came up to RM60 inclusive of all the taxes, which kinda surprised me even with the almost 50% off the bill kind of promotion.

Location: N3 04.363 E101 36.431

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My sister was meeting a friend today in Klang. Unfortunately, the meeting place is in Jusco Bukit Tinggi. I was asking her why isn’t her friend that bring us around to eat, as Klang has many nice food to eat. While we were stranded in Jusco, we couldn’t decided what to have. I saw Kinsahi on the directory and suggested it to them. My sister was ok while my brother-in-law was hesitant. Then I proposed that I’ll buy them this round, besides I wanna try out this new Japanese restaurant in town.

... a nice looking store front.

... a nice looking store front.


... the painting on the wall, over to my left.

... the painting on the wall, over to my left.


... a small plate, chopsticks with wet towel. Serviette was extra bonus though, which was good.

... a small plate, chopsticks with wet towel. Serviette was extra bonus though, which was good.


... simple yet nice looking logo.

... simple yet nice looking logo.


... all the outlets were printed on the back. Only 2 in KV.

... all the outlets were printed on the back. Only 2 in KV.


... this egg wasabi mayo was served when we were seated. I thought it was complimentary. RM5 for it.

... this egg wasabi mayo was served when we were seated. I thought it was complimentary. RM5 for it.


... after finding out that green tea is good for my diet.

... after finding out that green tea is good for my diet.


... we were given a plate of soya sauce each, but only 1 plate of a miniscule dallop of wasabi for the 3 of us. I had to ask for another plate of wasabi. How stingy.

... we were given a plate of soya sauce each, but only 1 plate of a miniscule dallop of wasabi for the 3 of us. I had to ask for another plate of wasabi. How stingy.


... my brother-in-law had a plain looking garlic fried rice.

... my brother-in-law had a plain looking garlic fried rice.


... my sister had a kimuchi ramen.

... my sister had a kimuchi ramen.


... this came from Africa soft shell crab temaki cost me RM9. Though the ebiko ran all the way till the bottom.

... this came from Africa soft shell crab temaki cost me RM9. Though the ebiko ran all the way till the bottom.


... my brother-in-law asked for this. Not cheap yet not expensive when the kakiage was nicely packed.

... my brother-in-law asked for this. Not cheap yet not expensive when the kakiage was nicely packed.


... this potato koroke was similar to Sakae Sushi's but it doesn't taste good at all.

... this potato koroke was similar to Sakae Sushi's but it doesn't taste good at all.


... a soft shell crab which considered cheap when compared to the price tags on the rest of the items on the menu.

... a soft shell crab which considered cheap when compared to the price tags on the rest of the items on the menu.


... since I wasn't having any main course. Just gotta try out their unagi maki.

... since I wasn't having any main course. Just gotta try out their unagi maki.


... this was the first okonomiyaki I've tried which doesn't have any noodles in it.

... this was the first okonomiyaki I've tried which doesn't have any noodles in it.


... a kid set for my niece. The tomato fried rice was wrapped in the egg, garnished with seaweed to make a smiley face.

... a kid set for my niece. The tomato fried rice was wrapped in the egg, garnished with seaweed to make a smiley face.


... membership card for RM12. Eligible for 10% off on the spot. Got it at a bargain since my bill has already exceeded RM120.

... membership card for RM12. Eligible for 10% off on the spot. Got it at a bargain since my bill has already exceeded RM120.


... the toothpicks were only given to us after we paid the bill. Weird, as if we can't pick our teeth with our Ringgit notes.

... the toothpicks were only given to us after we paid the bill. Weird, as if we can't pick our teeth with our Ringgit notes.

Rating: 5.5/10

At F11 in Jusco, it wasn’t an easy task to locate the store, because it was located quite far from the escalator I was at. Anyway, when I reached there, I notice Boston was just opposite the restaurant. The store front has nice decoration on it while like most Japanese restaurant, menus were placed on the pedestal for patrons to have a look. Upon checking the price, it’s definitely a no-kidding price tag. Anyway, we went on ahead with it as I can’t think of other alternative.

Firstly, before we were seated, a bowl of egg wasabi mayo was placed on our table by the waitress. She was so fast that I didn’t even notice it until I’ve sat down comfortably. Unfortunately, not what I though, the bowl of egg wasabi mayo was not complimentary. It cost RM5, which is outrageous. My next quip would be the condiments. A saucer of soya sauce each was fine but only a saucer of a small dallop of wasabi to share amongst us. They thought their wasabi was that precious? Fresh horseradish like Senjyu’s?

I had a scoop of the garlic fried rice. Despite lacking the strong garlic fragrance, which I preferred, it was nicely taste. Salted just at the right volume. The Kimuchi Ramen was not bad, especially the soup. But that kind of noodle, you could probably get it in the shopping mall.

My soft shell crab temaki was a disappointment at first. It cost RM9 each and the size of the crab wasn’t enormous. It was small and skinny as well, as if it came from Africa. After eating it, I realised the ebiko ran all the way down the the bottom of the temaki, it was a lot actually. But I still prefer Don Sushi’s temaki anytime over this. Cheaper price with more meat. Both the kakiage and potato koroke were nothing to shout about. But I had a complain on the potato, which was tasteless and lacked of potate taste at all. It’s like eating potato powder with water.

Soft shell crab tempura was plain normal. One thing about it though, it wasn’t very salty like most soft shell crabs I had in Japanese restaurants. It was lacking of saltiness even. Special unagi maki was nothing special. Unagi was quite tasteless actually. Somehow, what I had today was pretty tasteless. Then the okonomiyaki was served. It has plenty of katsuobushi. Way too many actually. My niece was blowing at it because she saw them dancing by themselves. Aside from the generous amount of katsuobushi, the content of the okonomiyaki was nice too. It has no noodle, but lavish with prawns and squids. It tasted good too.

Finally, the waiter was kind enough to offer me a membership registration as it only cost me RM12, whereby my meal has already exceeded RM130. With the membership card, I can get 10% off the bill. I went on ahead with it. After I’ve paid the bill, we were only given the toothpick, which was quite… late.

Location: N2 59.643 E101 26.657

Saw this in Jusco some time back. It was placed on the Japanese snacks isle. I was curious, so I picked it up despite the price tag of around RM4-RM5. Must be because of the box, which got my attention.

... Languly Chocolate Cream Sandwich Langue De Chat Cookies.

... Languly Chocolate Cream Sandwich Langue De Chat Cookies.


... opened the premium looking box.

... opened the premium looking box.


... for such a premium tag, they sure lacked in QC.

... for such a premium tag, they sure lacked in QC.


... thin layer of chocolate.

... thin layer of chocolate.

Rating: 3.5/10

Taste wise, it was acceptable. The cookie on the outside was not crunchy though, but taste pretty good. The chocolate though, gave my throat some trouble. Even the chocolate layer was very thin. There were only 6 pieces in them, 3 on each mini box. For the kind of price I was paying, it’s totally not worth the trouble, cause it’s too expensive. Back to Chipsmore I’ll go.

The three of us, EL & AT and I, were running out of ideas on what to have. EL & AT were on money saying plans until September, so premium stuffs were off the chart. Then later they suggested Teppanyaki. I was reluctant at first because I abandoned teppanyaki long ago because I’ve had enough of it, but I guess there weren’t many choices left for me. EL said I could have the chicken teppanyaki because it’s not red meat. Oh boy, there goes my strict diet. Chicken again, which I already had chicken for yesterday’s dinner.

... it was so many years ago since I last had a meal in Teppanyaki.

... it was so many years ago since I last had a meal in Teppanyaki.


... running out of idea what to drink. No soft drinks, so I was left with green tea then.

... running out of idea what to drink. No soft drinks, so I was left with green tea then.


... I wanted the squid, but it would be really bad for my strict diet. Hence I stick to chicken teppanyaki.

... I wanted the squid, but it would be really bad for my strict diet. Hence I stick to chicken teppanyaki.

Rating: 6.5/10

It was rather surprising that the chicken teppanyaki I had was rather delicious. It probably due to the fact that I haven’t had it for more than 5 years, aside from my stomach growling during midway of the movie earlier. The taste was how I like it, heavier than usual though the pepper was scarce. The rice used was ordinary rice. I remember it used to be those Japanese sticky type of rice being used here. Perhaps a cost saving measure because this chicken teppanyaki only cost RM9.90. Finally, this was the first time I have it with a spoon, which eased me a lot compared to eating it with just chopsticks. Perhaps it was the bigger scoop that allowed me to spend more time savouring the tastes rather than struggling 120% just to put the food into my mouth. Yeah, I’m not that good with chopsticks.

Location: N3 09.105 E101 36.923

TSL suggested to have Sakae Sushi today because of the acceptable choices of sushi that I can take there. She was only enlightened after I told her what I had last time when I was in Sakae Sushi.

... again, due to the strict diet, I can't consume tea. This time I tried mango flavour.

... again, due to the strict diet, I can't consume tea. This time I tried mango flavour.


... I can have this, it's soya beans.

... I can have this, it's soya beans.


... WWS loves this. We had 2 servings this time. Somehow, whenever I look at it, my appetite went down 2 steps.

... WWS loves this. We had 2 servings this time. Somehow, whenever I look at it, my appetite went down 2 steps.


... this egg mayo inari still within the acceptable range of my strict diet, except for the fish roe.

... this egg mayo inari still within the acceptable range of my strict diet, except for the fish roe.


... took my risk and went ahead for a little crab stick stuffing kani salad inari.

... took my risk and went ahead for a little crab stick stuffing kani salad inari.


... after being almost vegetarians for so many days. I think I'm eligible for at least a small prize. The unagi temaki.

... after being almost vegetarians for so many days. I think I'm eligible for at least a small prize. The unagi temaki.


... the salmon in this spicy salmon temaki was nowhere to be seen.

... the salmon in this spicy salmon temaki was nowhere to be seen.

Rating: 4.5/10

The Mogu Mogu Mango was acceptable, though I preferred the Mogu Mogu Grape that I had last time.

I was thinking of ordering nigiri sushi but I ended up with only inari sushi. TSL gave me a stern look when I wanted to order the unagi temaki. Anyway, the unagi temaki was very disappointing. The unagi inside was only 1″ by 0.5″. It was so damn small! What a con, despite it cost only RM3.90. The spicy salmon temaki seemed appetizing on the screen, but it was not nice when served. Too much sesame oil. I guess Don Sushi still serves the best temaki, though it’s no longer around.

As for the Kakiage. I think I had too much of vegetable stuff on my previous visit. Whenever I look at the kakiage and tried to take a piece of it, I felt like my stomach was shutting itself out. I lost my appetite immediately. Luckily not until I feel like vomiting. I guess it’s the same feeling that I had on Daorae as well. OD!

I hope I’m not shutting out from vegetables for good, as I still have a long way to go serving my strict diet.

Location: N3 04.928 E101 35.165

MSF called for dinner tonight. If it wasn’t for her, I would’ve ended up with Maggi instant noodle. I told her that I wanted and had to take sushi only. She was surpried that my diet doesn’t allow sushi. Then I explained to her that sushi is actually very healthy, provided that I don’t take anything with meat on it. She agreed on it on a win-win situtation, where I get my balanced diet and she get her luxurious dinner. So I gathered the usual people, but only KUMA and WWS able to make it. Then EL joined us later after we started eating.

... the secret to my appetizing dinner today would be the wasabi mix.

... the secret to my appetizing dinner today would be the wasabi mix.


... I can't take tea, hence I get a fruit drink.

... I can't take tea, hence I get a fruit drink.


... the colour of the drink.

... the colour of the drink.


... close up, you could see Nata de Coco in it. It claims to have 25% Nata de Coco and 25% grape juice. The rest are flavouring, sweetener and stuff.

... close up, you could see Nata de Coco in it. It claims to have 25% Nata de Coco and 25% grape juice. The rest are flavouring, sweetener and stuff.


... first order of the dinner. Fortunately, tofu is allowable in my diet.

... first order of the dinner. Fortunately, tofu is allowable in my diet.


... hopefully this doesn't bring any ill effect. I supposed it's alright, since it doesn't contain any meat.

... hopefully this doesn't bring any ill effect. I supposed it's alright, since it doesn't contain any meat.


... the egg mayo has got pinch of fish roe on top of it.

... the egg mayo has got pinch of fish roe on top of it.


... the other piece of egg mayo, which is just rice with the sweet tofu skin.

... the other piece of egg mayo, which is just rice with the sweet tofu skin.


... I can eat this peacefully because it has no meat in it and the vegetables used were safe for my diet.

... I can eat this peacefully because it has no meat in it and the vegetables used were safe for my diet.


... this is Potato Salad... err... not sushi. Because it has no rice in it.

... this is Potato Salad... err... not sushi. Because it has no rice in it.


... another vegetarian dish. The only thing I can't eat here is the mushroom.

... another vegetarian dish. The only thing I can't eat here is the mushroom.


... gotta try the garlic fried rice. Unfortunately, not that tasty. The salt was not even, some piece of the rice was extra salty.

... gotta try the garlic fried rice. Unfortunately, not that tasty. The salt was not even, some piece of the rice was extra salty.


... I almost forgotten that I can't consume beans. So I had only 1 mouthful of this teppanyaki beansprouts.

... I almost forgotten that I can't consume beans. So I had only 1 mouthful of this teppanyaki beansprouts.


... MSF's Kaisen Kamameshi, which she wanted the Chicken Kamameshi at first.

... MSF's Kaisen Kamameshi, which she wanted the Chicken Kamameshi at first.


... the content of the Kaisen Kamameshi. It's seafood.

... the content of the Kaisen Kamameshi. It's seafood.

Rating: 6/10

The dinner was pretty good, despite I wasn’t having any meat, or close to meatless. I could take this opportunity to try those drink and dishes that I usually wouldn’t order, such as the Mogu Mogu Grape, Kakiage, Egg Mayo Inari, Potato Salad and Yasai Tempura.

The Mogu Mogu Grape tasted pretty good. Them small bottle was nicely fit into the cup including the ice. Unfortunately, they should have given a fatter straw because there were pieces of Nata de Coco inside the drink, making all the sucking a tough job. In the end, I had to take off all the ice cubes and drink the rest off the cup.

The Kakiage was pretty good with the teriyaki sauce. We ordered 3 of it because KUMA can’t have enough of it, while I alone hid 1 plate away from the rest. Hey, I’m on strict diet after all, so I’m eligible to do that. The miso soup was nice, though a bit too salty, but better than tasteless.

The rest were acceptable because I made a good wasabi, salty and sweet soya sauce mix. The only complain I had was that the egg mayo inari was quite cheating. I would expect both pieces of sushi having the same content, but instead, only the front piece has the egg mayo. While the 2nd piece, which was hidden behind has only the rice, wrapped in the sweet tofu skin. CHEAT! Anyway, I had 2 dishes of it because I wanted to taste my wasabi mix.

Meanwhile, MSF’s Kaisen Kamameshi was pretty nice, though it was quite costly at RM17.90 each. Fortunately, I wasn’t tempted at all by their orders because KUMA had the Beef Tamago Toji while WWS had Unagi Tamago Toji. EL was there to be DBKL, sapu (sweep) all the leftovers we have for him.

Location: N3 04.928 E101 35.165

Today, the ladies said gotta go somewhere nice to celebrate NAP’s farewell. At first I suggested either Dragon-i or Canton-i, but NAP (no, he has got nothing to do with slumber) just had them like a couple of days ago straight. When we were on the way there, TSL suddenly thought of the Pasta de Gohan’s clam soup pasta she saw in a food magazine in my car. Then we decided to give Pasts de Gohan a try.

... Pasta de Gohan, if I'm not mistaken, it means pasta and rice.

... Pasta de Gohan, if I'm not mistaken, it means pasta and rice.


... this scallop & prawn pizza was my idea. Abundance of cheese.

... this scallop & prawn pizza was my idea. Abundance of cheese.


... this complimentary soup was for TSL's clam soup pasta.

... this complimentary soup was for TSL's clam soup pasta.


... delicious looking clam soup pasta.

... delicious looking clam soup pasta.


... NAP's Prawn Pilaf.

... NAP's Prawn Pilaf.


... NAP's Wafu Chicken & Mushroom. Very oily stuff, another lip gloss incident.

... NAP's Wafu Chicken & Mushroom. Very oily stuff, another lip gloss incident.


... KUMA's Potato Salad Toast.

... KUMA's Potato Salad Toast.


... KUMA's Potato & Bacon Cream fettucine.

... KUMA's Potato & Bacon Cream fettucine.


... a good thirst quencher?

... a good thirst quencher?


... decided to give the curry chicken rice a try.

... decided to give the curry chicken rice a try.


... my Wafu Al Aglio Olio. I still can't figure out what does "wafu" means, even after the meal.

... my Wafu Al Aglio Olio. I still can't figure out what does "wafu" means, even after the meal.


... my aglio olio with extra ingredients.

... my aglio olio with extra ingredients.


... someone left this Neapolitan spaghetti on my side of the table.

... someone left this Neapolitan spaghetti on my side of the table.

Rating: 6/10

I start off with the clam and prawn pizza. It was pretty nice actually with super thin crust with good fragrance from the cheese. The prawns was fresh and crunchy while the scallops were big. I could eat it plainly with only cheese on top of it. But this piece of UFO cost RM28.80.

I had a sipped of TSL’s clam soup pasta, it was quite nice, a little bit of sweetness of the clams. It’s kinda special too, one of its kind. The last time I tried vongole spaghetti was more than 6 months ago. That vongole spaghetti was very different from this 1 though. This also came with a complimentary soup, which tasted a little like miso soup with plenty of seaweed in it. But for RM24.80 for plain spaghetti and clams, that’s very expensive.

Then I had a bite on NAP’s Wafu Chicken & Mushroom. It was pretty ok, just a tad too oily. I wondered whether those was from the olive oil or some other stuff. It sorta made me feel a bit full though. Never had a chance to try his prawn pilaf though, cause it was like chaos there, for 7 people to sit in a long table having plates flying here and there where hygiene was placed at lowest priority.

Then there’s KUMA’s potato salad toast, which looked really nice and her Potato & Bacon cream. Unfortunately, those bacons weren’t pork, they were beef. So I didn’t bother to give it a try. Suddenly, I missed my Popai the Potato so much.

Finally, on the stuff that I ordered. The RM4.80 canned ginger ale was very costly. The lunch set chicken curry rice with wafu al aglio olio cost me RM18.80. It sounded a lot cheaper than TSL’s clam soup spaghetti. I guess reason being this is the kind of items that rarely interest the patrons, so they decided to put them up for promotion. Fortunately, despite being a plain spaghetti, the taste was still acceptable. But it tasted much better after I put in extra chili powder and grind the pepper in. The curry was sweet as expected, nothing to shout about. The rice used was genuine Japanese rice that I had from ordering curry chicken rice from Japanese restaurant. So, no lacking of ingredients here.

The rest of the stuff I didn’t bother to snap because our table has no more space to sort stuff around. But I was given a plate of Neopolitan to try. It was… not that good. That’s why I never like ordering spaghetti in tomato sauce.

The bill for the lunch cost us RM230.10 for 7 pax. Averaging at around RM33 per pax. Overall, lunch was pretty nice, but the pricing was crazy. The food weren’t exactly Japanese except for a few items as pasta is western while most of the stuff on their menu was consists of pasta. There were many other stuff on the menu as well, such as parfait. It’s another place which is common like PHOP, where you’d need months to try out everything on the menu.

The place was not exactly comfortable and the lighting was pretty bad too. The shop was quite small and the air conditioning was bad. TSL was practically sweating throughout the time, for a person that rarely sweat even if we eat under hot roof. Go figure…

Location: N3 04.318 E101 36.367