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A specialist in tendon fare
authentically from Asakusa, Tokyo, has set ashore Malaysia land not long ago,
securing a cozy lot at Evolve Concept Mall- one of the latest additions to the
already blooming shopping mall scene in Klang Valley to delight local folks
here with their lavish offering of tempura donburi.
Tendon or more familiarly known as tempura
rice bowl, is actually a casual traditional meal from Samurai Period, where a
bowl of warm rice is topped with assorted, lightly battered fried ingredients
to go along- just like how the taste remains the same since 126 years ago. Akimitsu
Tanihara, under the tutelage of 5 generation took over the flavours and has since made the Dote no Iseya
Tempura restaurant in Asakusa, Tokyo famous and popular around the world.
A basic bowl here starts from MYR 27 for
Squid Tendon and MYR 36 for Regular Tendon with whitebait fish, squid and 2
prawns tempura. And if you feel like a day to reward your palate, then goes for
the Chef Recommended Tendon by all means. Each tendon order comes with miso
soup, Japanese pickles and tea.
CHEF’S SPECIAL TENDON (MYR 67)
It’s chef selection of the day!
It works the same way as Omakase whereby the chef only
chooses the best and freshest ingredients of the day to be laid and served
before you by Japanese chef to preserve the taste and ensure supreme
It consists of a mixture of everything
pleasure from seafood such as conger eel bone cracker, oyster, conger eel, prawns,
to beni shoga pickled ginger and shiitake
Customers can also order ala carte
tempura which also comes with the similar sides as tendon, minus off the rice.
VEGETABLES TEMPURA (MYR 22)
The portion comes with 4 kinds of
vegetables with 2 pieces of each types respectively.
We enjoyed the golden fried okras,
pumpkins Hiratake mushrooms and brinjals which is a bunch of crispy and light
grubs, and thankfully not that oily as well.
Tempura for take away is available too.
Though the bowl might look innocently manageable to the tummy, but trust me, it
can be rather filling- I can’t finish it myself, haha. Undeniably, the meal was
toothsome and we enjoy the heritage from Asakusa.
Cheers for now and follow us at for more ‘food-ful’ discoveries! ❤ℒℴѵℯ❤
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Value for Money 3
After a whirlwind of Ramadhan buffets recently, finally found a soothing oasis to really
unwind a little while, accompanied by a salmagundi of deliciously grilled
skewered treats at Ri Yakitori, under the good hands of Chef Isao, who has joined St Giles bandwagon recently.
Chef Isao and Sous Chef Zimiel
With a refined sense of style and contemporary touches, Ri-Yakitori delivers inventive and
traditional takes on Japanese Yakitori such as skewers of juicy chicken, tender beef and fresh vegetables, just to name a few, served alongside classic Japanese dishes as well.
Located at the Level 7 of The Gardens Hotel, this svelte establishment poised as a perfect venue for convivial dining, both casual or formal and even special occasion to commemorate it vividly. Amiable service awaiting diners upon arrival, before seated comfortably within the splendor environment of Zen-like ambiance, especially with the urbane and calming warm lighting.
There is even a room dedicated for ardent fans of pool to foster goodwill among comrades.Crisp julienned cabbage, served complimentary with savoury dipping (goma and special shoyu sauce) as a welcoming starter.
GRILLED CHICKEN SERVED WITH MIYABI SAUCE (MYR 30)
One of the latest addition to be introduced to epicurean this quarter, grilled chicken meat with special tangy sauce.
Dished out with fresh asparagus and mushroom slices, the chicken meats are succulently served in a bite-sized portion, making them much more convenient to be enjoyed hassle-free. The meats are lightly grilled on the skin till slightly brownish before topped off with appetizing bits of Japanese plum. Certainly makes a good palate opener.EBI TEMPURA (MYR 47)
Sizeable prawns are lighted coated with tempura and fried till golden brown. Crispy on the outside and remain soft and succulent within. Best eaten while hot for the crispy kick or dip into some tempura sauce should you prefer some moisture to your seafood fritters.
CHICKEN KEBAB (MYR 14)
Tender chicken meat grilled to perfection with crunchy cuts of capsicums and leek, served with teriyaki sauce. Nicely flavoured and not overly done.
Here comes the meaty plate, surely a joy for meat lovers!
From the foreground; MOMO (Chicken thigh –MYR 10), TEBA (Chicken Wings- MYR 10) and KAWA (Chicken Skin MYR 6), served with yakitori tare sauce.
Love the lush meat cutlet, very saporous albeit lightly marinated. The chicken wings are skillfully grilled to a silky texture in the inside while remaining crunchy on the skin. As for the rest skewered meats, they are thoroughly encased with soy fragrance, making them a very appealing nosh. I was wondering why the meat are so flavoursome despite none are involved in any long-hours marinade and then I was told that all yakitori are actually lightly sprayed with sake prior to grilling, giving it a heavier dose of culinary injection. Now that’s a great idea that deserves another thumbs up!
(For Muslim customers, this step of using sake would be excluded, so worry not ^^)
TSUKUNE (MYR 10)
Juicy homemade chicken meatball served with teriyaki sauce and mustard paste at the side.
Presented in the oblong-shaped unconventionally, this toothsome meatball does not compromise on the gustation, but continues tickle your taste bud with the unmistakably bounciness and juicy-packed patty. You could now temporarily forget about your mundane foot-long sausage I suppose (=
MUNE (MYR 8)
Cubes of juicy chicken breast served with bainiku sauce and oba leave.
I quite like the zesty taste projected by the umeboshi relish (popular pickled plum paste in Japan), that give the dish a balanced mixture of both sour and salty.
SHAKE OCHAZUKE (MYR17)
One of the most homey Japanese food. A hearty bowl of salmon rice soup, served with laces of salmon meat and Japanese pickles as accompaniment.
The imported pickles are especially appetizing, indirectly helps to spice up the overall dish.
KAMONAMBA (MYR 32)
Special soba noodles served in hot duck broth.
The clear soup broth is indeed a mirthful delight to bask in, would we better if the duck meat is more moist and tender.
If you are still up for some snacks, here you go.
Mentaiko Onigiri Rice Ball (MYR 21)
Triangular-shaped Japanese rice ball and served with pickled as well as imported mentaiko paste from Japan.
Another must-have in the house in this Japanese pizza liberally drizzled with savoury tonkatsu sauce. Each bite is mouthwateringly filled up with crisp cabbages generously, in addition to the richness of tonkatsu sauce, seaweed and bonito flakes. Simply an awesome grub from the Land of The Rising Sun!
As for the dessert choices to fix your sweet tooth craving, get ready to satiate from…….
YUZU SHERBET (MYR 12)
MACHA ICE CREAM (MYR 12)
Or lovely DORAYAKI with azuki paste and garnished with fruity strawberries.
During the weekends, the bar also presents live sport together with a menu that features a wide variety of Western and Malaysian fusion flavors. For more info, do stay tuned at Ri Yakitori page for more updates.
The menu is available for orders up to 11:00pm daily
Ri- Yakitori is pork-free but offer alcohol on its menu
Cheers for now and Carpe Diem! ❤ℒℴѵℯ❤
Location: Level 7, St Giles The Gardens- Grand Hotel & Residences, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +603 2268 1188 Ext.6323
Business Hours: 5pm – 1am Monday –Saturday (Sundays Closed)
Date of Visit: Jun 16, 2015 Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4
Recently has seen many new establishments sprouting up particularly at this suburb near
Cheras, namely Kuchai Lama. You would never get boring and hungry as you stroll along he square here which boasts an interesting potpourri of cafes and restaurants to fill your gnawing tummy.
Having said that, there is one shop particularly intrigues me the most as far as its brand name is concerned. Me, for one, really relish in dishes that comes with basil herbs, be it in the form of pizza paste, pasta sauce or just the fresh herb itself. The fragrance is simply refreshing and my mom even plants it at home to ensure it’s pesticide-free (= So yeah, the café in the picture is none other than The Basil!
Been in operations for nearly 10 months now, Basil certainly lives up to a luxe dining experience at a truly affordable price to the folks around Kuchai Lama. Why do I say that? Mainly because of its niche and unique crafted menu that largely revolved around truffles goodness that is incorporated into most of their signatures and served at a reasonable price. This comes naturally as the maestro of the kitchen, Chef Alven, who came from the exquisite culinary background of none other than French- a culture that places high emphasis on food appreciation. The interior décor is chic and elegant in its own with the warm setting of lamps and dark wooden furniture, somewhat contrary to what any passerby would expect from the humble exterior, so it’s another pleasant surprise!
Let’s not get too carried away with the soothing ambiance and start off with some delish appetizers, shall we? (=CACCIUCCO- TUSCAN SEAFOOD STEW (MYR 11.90)
Roma tomato stewed with salmon, mussel, squid, garlic, onion, fennel, cherry tomato crostini and lemon oil
COZZEALLA TARANTINA- WHITE WINE MUSSEL (MYR 12.90)
The French inspired moules marinieres- sautéed black mussel in white wine butter herb sauce with toasted bread. Love he garlicky kick (=
INSALATA CON FUNGHI (MYR 10.90)
Confit of Portobello mushroom served with rocket leave, shaved parmesan cheese, cherry tomato, balsamico and basil infused olive oil
Back to the classic!
PESTO GENOVESE (MYR 17.90)
Genovese style "Blanched Basil & Parmesan" green pesto, field mushroom, seasonal veggies, pork bacon and pine nut
BLACK TRUFFLE LINGUINE PAN SEARED US SCALLOP AND PRAWN BISQUE (MYR 28.90)
Linguine sautéed with onion, white wine, black truffle paste, served with caramelized US scallop, prawn bisque and a dash of cream.
The sizeable scallops are terrific- huge and fully packed with juices, grilled to slightly burnt at the outer edge.Sink your teeth across this sea treasure and enjoy memorable sweetness oozing throughout your palate.PORK BACON AND TRUFFLE RISOTTO (MYR 22.90)
Carnaroli rice cooked in white truffle sauce, cured pork ham, seasonal veggies, parmesan cheese and white truffle oil
CAPPUCCINO (MYR 8.90)
100 % Arabica coffee bean from Brazil and Sumatra blend, served with carrot biscotti
BELGIUM CHOCOLATE LATTE (MYR 9.90)
For those who wanna stay caffeine-freeSomething really special here- from its flavoured ice cube category.
BERRIES STRAWBERRIES (MYR 7)
Served with iced cream soda
SIGNATURE MILLE FEUILLIE (MYR 14.90)
Phyllo pastry layered with pastry cream, served with mango, black grape, Champagne grape, US strawberry and vanilla ice cream
Light and crispy to the last bite, delish!
All in all, this is a recommended place to visit especially for bon vivants who enjoy truffle’s unique aroma as well as enthusiastic foodies who wish to explore and have more exposure about this treasured earthnut from southwestern Europe. In my personal opinion, the addition of truffles somehow really accentuates the flavor of each ingredient and hence, enriches the taste as a whole resplendently.
Cheers for now and Carpe Diem! ❤ℒℴѵℯ❤Location: No. 21, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, Wilayah Persekutuan, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 7972 8884
Business Hours: Mon 12pm - 10pm Wed - Sun 12pm - 10pm
Date of Visit: Jun 17, 2015 Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4
It came as a pleasant surprise that another commendable café has sprouted up at
the SS15 neighborhood of Subang Jaya recently, joining the current brisk bandwagon of the raving coffee places around Klang Valley.
Ahoy Café started its operation early February this year and has been gracing the folks nearby with homey, comfy food as well as good brew of house blend coffee.As depicted by its name, Ahoy (a common term used for hailing ships), somehow or rather, it does emit the beckoning aura attracting more attention from curious people around.Embarked with a sailor-themed interior décor, one could expect some playful embellishments of the various curios that surprisingly harmonize with the abundantly natural-light filled surroundings, making it one of the best places for shutterbugs who enjoy photographying tiffins.
Ahoy Café serves up a fairly large toothsome menu, from sandwiches, light bites to pasta, confectionary and coffee. All of which are very delicious and added with inhouse touch as some of the accompaniments are freshly made from scratch.
For their ‘Sandwichlicious Bites’, customers could choose from either bamboo charcoal bun, multigrain panini or bagel to pair with their preferred fillings. For us, we decided to try out that special and intriguing coffee marinade.
CAFFEINATED SMOKED DUCK MYR 16
Espresso marinated smoke duck salad, fresh tomatoes, sliced onions with homemade cranberry sauce.
Served with assorted salad greens like green coral and cabbage, cherry tomatoes and fries. If you taste the smoked duck deliberately, there will be hint of light smokiness hovering between savory bitterly(due to the espresso marinade) but not too overtly. It would be a case of acquired appreciation and guess I still enjoy my usual smoked duck more (=Or if you are up for some bagel delights.
SMOKED SALMON BAGEL MYR 19
Smoked salmon with cream cheese, purple cabbage, rocket leaves and pinch of capers
Awesome interpretation of ploughman's lunch, where the dejeuner is still adequately loaded with the essential nutrients a body needs to kick off the day.
As for their ‘Pastariffic lasagna’, they really came up with a mouthwatering pasta-free fare indeed.
CHICKEN BOLOGNESE LASAGNA MYR 17
Minced chicken in tomato sauce, layered with cheese, pasta sheet and homemade basil pesto sauce.
The picture doesn't really justify it. It was actually a decent nosh-up and a satisfying one. The whole combination was very flavourful, not overly cheesy nor cloying with the pasta sheets which usually hinder me from ordering one. But for this recipe from Ahoy Café, I have no qualms to go for a second helping, nom nom……
Perhaps some lighter grubs you might ask, then give the candidates of ‘Wrapmmy Treasures’ a try.
THE ULTIMATE WRAP MYR 18.50
A taste of Korean with American twist where East meets West.
Kimchi, mayonnaise, cheese, fresh tomatoes and turkey ham are all delicately enveloped within the tortilla wrap.
Served with assorted salad greens like green coral and cabbage, cherry tomatoes and creamy mushroom soup to complete it healthily.
Caffeine fix of course!
LATTE MYR 12
GREEN TEA CAFÉ LATTE MYR 12
A terrific marriage of both worlds, East and West! The subtleness of the green tea liberally blends in well with the espresso shot leaving behind a smooth aftertaste trail. I personally love it very much!
Now finallly, we have come to the must-have session, desert!!
BROWN ICELAND MYR 16
Truly an indulgence for chocolate lovers! Remember to enjoy it fast as it tends to melt off pretty quickly.
BITTER CHOC MYR 12.90
Couldn’t love the velvet chocolaty nuance more, and the best part is it’s not too sweet.
3 IN ONE MILLE CREPE MYR 11.90 (Consists of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry)
Some interesting twist to these French pastry, with some berries to add some fruitiness and citrusy to it.
MUSANG KING DURIAN MILLE CREPE MYR 11.90
Only one word to describe it if you are a fan of this King of Fruit, AWESOME!
Each layers of the crepes is bountifully spread with the pungent but engaging laces of the fruit itself. Truly an indulgent moment!
If you are looking for a cool place to chill out and relax with your buddies, Ahoy Café is one stop you should leave your footprint. Have a casual and fun catch up over a cozy and luscious tête-à-tête session. A place where you find the satisfying combo of the below:
Cheers for now and Carpe Diem! ❤ℒℴѵℯ❤
COFFEE | DESSERT |FOOD
Date of Visit: Jun 22, 2015 Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4
Would the memory of your coffee experience be vividly captured as it names suggest? Well, I might not have tasted all the interestingbrews here, but one thing for sure, dining moment here is wonderfully immortalized into the “heartdisk” memorably.La Cafe Memoire which initially embarks as a dessert-centric café at TTDI since 24th November, has now introduced an array of noteworthy hot dishes, also coming from the same chef-cum-owner talented maverick, Brian Liew, who helms most of the operation and logistics tasks- from interior designing and furniture constructing, to crafting the menu as well as churning out the delicious dishes. This does not come much as a surprise as Brian himself is a firm advocate of originality and he even makes his own fettucine.His frequent working trips to Japan has vaulted his appetite and led to more R&D at his kitchen, experimenting various potpourri available here in order to create an ever tantalizing plates of hearty grubs delivered freshly to his café patrons.
Japanese-inspired pasta. Interior décor is kept to minimum and simplistic but added with some vintage and rustic touch to it. Huge chalkish menu board grabs your attention after entering with cozy ambiance ensues later.
The café is divided into 2 sections, air-conditioned enclave upon stepping in from ground flour and al fresco area to cater for smokers. It’s pretty humid that afternoon when we dropped by but couldn’t help as it’s also the area where bounteous natural light is available. So, just switch on the table fan and enjoy the natural flow of air.
Luckily the zesty thirst-quencher come to rescue.
LIME AND SOUR MOJITO (MYR 14) A refreshing blend of mint leaves with chilled soda, lime, light rum and ice cubes. You could never go wrong with any mojito, especially in a sultry day (= It uses Vaccari (28%) instead of the usual rum, togeter with asam boi to sweeten it up. Don’t be surprise that it gonna easily fools you into thinking it’s just an ordinary mocktail.
CAPPUCCINO (MYR 7.50)
Lovely cuppa to fix your cafein craving. Aromatically smooth with aftertaste robustness from the blend of Tazmania and Columbia, pleasantly medium-dark roasted and all coffee here are served double shot.
Or some cold brew for the purist that has been dripped for 24hours! Love the clear and clean profile.
SMOKED DUCK SALAD (MYR 9)
Mixed salad served with slices of smoked duck, cherry tomato citrus orange pulps, cucumber and cheese with drizzles of balsamico reduction added with house dressing that is made of apple vinegar and other secret recipe. The smoked duck is undoubtedly the star-stealer for its uber juiciness and perfectly done- flavourful and succulent. Indeed a great and appetizing starter.
PORK CHOP (MYR 25)
Ardent meat lovers would relish in this- huge slab of pork chop that is nicely grilled and marinated with assorted spices which includes Mongolian herbs(5 flavours spice), served with sweet potato. The German imported meat also comes with a good proportion of lean meat- good news and I love it!
Having said that, the side accompaniment somehow outshine the main. The mashed sweet potato tastes stellar and literally steals the limelight away from the poultry (= It is totally a brilliant idea to have substituted the common mashed potato with this equally promising sweet potato paste- freshly made from scratch into a smooth orangey puree, and enriched with fragrant herbs. Mixed with butter, Chinese parsley, onion and pepper, they all work out really well. The picture might not justify it but trust me, the taste is simply great.
SMOKED DUCK WITH BACON SANDWICH (MYR 12.80)
Bacons and smoked duck hand in hand sandwiched between wholesome artisanal bread, tomatoes and cheese, what else could you ask for?
Double the joy, double up the fun!
Lusciously juicy smoked duck slices!
JAPANESE CURRY PASTA (MYR 14.50)
Savoury curry spaghetti inspired from the Land of Rising Sun, partnered with tender diced meats, carrot and onion to make up a scrumptious meal. Or you could also opt for the homemade fettuccine version at just MYR 17.50.
The curry gravy actually has been incorporated with red wine, so recommended to go for beef over chicken meat instead for such pairing would accentuate the wine taste wonderfully.
CREAMY BACON PASTA (MYR 14)
Laces of inviting and tender pork bacon, garlic and mushroom, tossed with handmade al dente fettucine with light sprinkles of herbs. Unlike the usual carbonara, this plates by Brian comes in an ideal portion, not too creamy nor overly cloying, but still tasted light to the palate and the inhouse produced pasta contributes better texturized nuance.
Soon, essentially the soul of the establishment comes greeting us, dessert!
TIRAMISU (MYR 9) Moist homemade lady’s fingers that are soaked with coffee liqueur and topped off with lots of nutty caramelized bites! It tastes exceptionally toothsome as the cream cheese is added with brandy, hence collaborates interestingly with the well-soaked horizontal flat sponge with liquor.
Still hankering for more additive bites? Here you go, presenting you another savory type of ice cream.
NUTTY BACON SUNDAE (MYR 11)
Tangy flavor fuels by kalamansi sorbet at the base, layered with vanilla ice cream and finished off with caramelized mixed nut, caramel sauce and crispy bacon. It’s a playful twist hovering between sweet-savoriness that at one point reminds me of those Chinese smoked meat, a.k.a. “yuk kon” that usually eaten during Chinese New Year.
An awesome marriage- lemonade sorbet and vanilla ice cream, easily get you hooked on to the citrus tanginess for more!
CHOCOALTE SOUFFLÉ (MYR 15)
For chocolate lovers, hot-from-the-kitchen Varlhona Chocolate Souffle, comes fluffily baked and served with raspberry sorbet. Made entirely of Varhona Choc and egg white with appropriate sugar amount, it’s so irreproachably and pleasurably executed.
Only one caveat, remember to sample this delicacy once served for it will sink down pretty fast, in split seconds and leaves you dumbfound. So to avoid such surprise, do take note. And I really, really love the raspberry sorbet so so much!! It complements the indulgence precisely!
The raspberry sorbet is just heaven! Fruity and tartly delightful!
So in a nut shell, does it live up to our la café memoire thing? Am glad that it’s affirmatively encouraging that we went back with happy tummies and the sweet memories still lingering on. I’ll be missing the smoked duck salad and creamy carbonara for now, but I’ll definitely be back again! Meanwhile, do remember to give this café a check out guys!
Cheers for now and Carpe Diem!
Location: 7, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 77317574
Business Hours: Tue - Thur & Sun (9am to 11pm), Fri - Sat (9am to 12am) Closed on Mondays
Date of Visit: Jun 23, 2015 Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4