Showing posts with label Old Klang Road. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Old Klang Road. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

Ishin Japanese Restaurant located at 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Old Klang Road, 58000 Kuala Lumpur is very popular for bringing in premium Japanese produce to be savoured by its avid followers.

Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

Each time you dine at Ishin Japanese Restaurant; you will have a sense of having had a satisfying meal. This is due to the experience that Chefs has to serve their Japanese dishes to suit the demanding palate of its diners especially the current season produce of Japan.

Gyuniku Tataki Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

We had a chance to taste out; some of the speciality dishes at Ishin Japanese Restaurant recently. To start off our dinner; we ordered the Gyuniku Tataki. Using the premium sirloin cut, the beef is grilled to medium rare, sliced and served with grated radish/ fresh chillies, minced garlic and chopped scallions. You can mince on the soft texture of the beef which marries perfectly to the citrusy sauce that came with it.

Dobin Mushi – Tea Pot Clear Soup Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

One can't miss out having this Dobin Mushi – Tea Pot Clear Soup. It is a clear broth with a nice clean taste. We like how it was presented and how to get the maximum taste. You start off drinking the clear soup from the teacup as it is. This ensures that you taste out the natural flavour of the soup.

Dobin Mushi – Tea Pot Clear Soup Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

Then you can add a tinge of lime to it and it takes you to another level of taste. As you enjoy the soup, you can take off the teapot covers where you will find a prawn, shiitake mushroom and soft Taufoo which you can eat it.

Sashimi Moriawase - Chef Selection Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

A Japanese dinner isn't complete without an order of Sashimi. For tonight we ordered the Sashimi Moriawase - Chef Selection. One of the reasons why diners keep coming back to Ishin Japanese Restaurant is the sashimi offering for the freshness of the seafood. The clam was very nice with the chewy texture; while the flying fish was superb and the prawn with a bouncy texture that has you lingering for more.

Hokkaido King Crab with Duck Liver Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

Our next dish from the Teppanyaki menu is indeed an interesting offering which is the Hokkaido King Crab with Duck Liver. This dish called for the use of two exquisite ingredients namely Foie Gras and the Hokkaido King Crab. The duck liver is lightly teppan-fried which has a slight char on the outside and melt in the mouth texture on the inside and is served with meaty crab over butter, soy sauce and fried garlic for the extra flavour.

Tori Kaarage Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

For the deep fried dish, we ordered the Tori Kaarage. Unlike the Tori Kaarage which are served at other restaurants; at Ishin, each piece of chicken meat is crafted to have only a thin layer of meat; This makes eating this Kaarage a real delight as you can taste the crunchy and crispy combination all in one bite as compared with others which has a big chunks of meat.

Matsuzaka Wagyu Beef Stone Grill Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

The star of the night is our order of the Matsuzaka Wagyu Beef Stone Grill. This wagyu steak is cooked on a hot stone over an open flame. You got a choice of either having the staff to grill it and you can DIY. The premium Wagyu meat leaves up to its name and the marbling of the steak was nice and of course, you can experience not only the sound of the grill, the aroma and every bite of this melt in mouth texture and taste.

Matsuzaka Wagyu Beef Stone Grill Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

The dish comes with a sauce which is a concoction of miso and salt, but frankly, I love the lightly grill soft texture and its natural taste of this premium cut of Wagyu.

Yaki Udon Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

Finally, if you still have any stomach space left; you can order the Yaki Udon to fill up your space. The Yaki Udon is stir-fried with chicken and vegetables, topped with bonito flakes for extra flavour.

Mix Fruit Platter Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

After a hearty meal, we decided to have a refreshing order of Mix Fruits Platter to cleanse our palate.

Musang King Ice Cream Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road

As we were ordering our dessert, the staff recommended us to try a not on the menu Musang King ice-cream; which as a fan of the king of Fruit; it was a no-brainer to order it. Taste wise was not too bad, but if they were Musang King flesh in it, it would have made it to my must-eat list.

Ishin Japanese Restaurant Old Klang Road Dining Area

For more information and reservation, you can call Ishin Japanese Restaurant at 603-7980 8228.

Ishin Japanese Restaurant Location Address Map

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

Affordable Premium Quality Japanese Dishes - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant @Old Klang Road.

It is a norm that quality seasonal Japanese food is very pricier; the price is due to the way the food arrives in Malaysia which is usually air-flown. Nowadays, we are a little bit luckier in that many Japanese restaurants has started to bring the seasonal ingredients to Malaysia for us to taste the fine quality of these items.

At Kimi Ya Japanese Restaurant which is located at G-2, Avantas Residences, 162 Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur for the month of May is serving these delicacies to its customers which will not burn a hole in your wallet.

There are a number of seasonal fish that will be available at Kimi-Ya among them are the Leather Jacket, Scorpion Fish, Gurnard, Ren-Kodai, Isaki, King Crab and more.

Among my favourite for the upcoming promotion is the Kagoshima Wagyu (120 grams). These prized cuts are air flown in from Japan. Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant used to serving the Australian Wagyu Beef at its outlet but have now switched to serve the Japanese Wagyu for its patron to enjoy the quality, texture and taste which is much better although a little pricier.

Kagoshima Wagyu - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

The Kagoshima Wagyu was lightly grilled Teppan-style with a simple dash of salt and pepper to bring out the true flavours of the melt in mouth texture. Served with bean spout at the sides with Teriyaki sauce.

Taraba Gani (Grilled King Crab with Salt) - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

We were served with one of the delicacies which are Taraba Gani (Grilled King Crab with Salt). What I like about Japanese food is to eat its natural taste of the King Crab. The meat was succulent with a nice natural salty taste which was enhanced by the simple grilling of the king crab.

Matsu Sashimi Moriawase - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

Talking about natural taste, the Matsu Sashimi Moriawase which has 7 Types is another good example of tasting the natural flavours of the ingredients; here we were served with Salmon, White Tuna, Amberjack and Tuna Belly, Scallop, Octopus and Pink Shrimp. You can really taste the freshness of the sashimi which has a nice soft texture.

Kaori Bako Kani (Salad Crabmeat with Assorted Vegetables) - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

For our order of the salad, it was the Kaori Bako Kani (Salad Crabmeat with Assorted Vegetables) which has salad and topped with a dollop of crabmeat with Sesame dressing.

Yaki Pirikara Edamame - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

Many of us fancy the edamame as a favourite snack before and after a meal; but at Kimi-Ya, the Chef has made a slight twist to this snack food which after boiling it; the edamame is slightly grill and tossed with chilli flakes. This dish is called the Yaki Pirikara Edamame.

Teriyaki Foie Gras - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

Another one of the speciality dishes at Kimi-Ya is the Teriyaki Foie Gras  (2 pcs). The Foie Gras is Pan fried with a coating of Teriyaki sauce that encapsulate the entire piece of thick and succulent Foie Gras. Served with a bed of Brown mushroom.

Curry Udon - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

To fill your stomach, for Udon fans, you can try out the Curry Udon. The Udon is in-house made and has a silky smooth texture that makes slurping this noodle a nice feel.

Zaru Soba which is Cold Buckwheat Noodles served with Dipping Sauce - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

For me, I still love the Zaru Soba which is Cold Buckwheat Noodles served with Dipping Sauce. I really love the cold Soba which is also in-house made and dip into the special dipping sauce which we will add in the quail eggs, spring onion and wasabi. This is, in fact, the best way for me to enjoy this Cold Soba.

Warabi Mochi  - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

Finally, for dessert, we were served with the Warabi- Mochi which is bracken starch dumpling served with Brown Sugar Syrup and Soybean Powder. We love the texture of the mochi which has a melt in mouth feeling when we bite into the mochi and the syrup was at the right sweetness level.

Japanese Musk Melon  - Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant New Menu 2018 Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur

Another one of air flown item is the Japanese Musk Melon which is famed for its unique natural juicy sweetness. 

The above promotion is from 1st May 2018 until 31st May 2018. For more details, you can visit  Kimi-Ya Facebook Page or call +6013- 239 3406

Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant Location Address Map

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Old Klang Road Food: 香村 New Village Chinese Restaurant @ Plaza OUG - Beggar Chicken Recipe

There are not many Chinese restaurants in Old Klang Road that serves village type Chinese food, but there is one that was recently opened at Plaza OUG which not only serves popular village dishes but also the famous Beggar Chicken. It is called the New Village Chinese Restaurant.

香村 New Village Chinese Restaurant Address
Lot G11 &12 Plaza OUG, Jalan Mega Kecil
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
For the restaurant promotion and info, please click here:- New Village Chinese Restaurant Facebook

The restaurant setup is a simple heritage village style design which also showcases a sample of the original stove that is used to cook this speciality Beggar Chicken. Using the most conventional method of cooking;  a beggar chicken which is buried in the gravel; can take up to six hours or more to cook. But, here at New Village Restaurant, we can get to taste this speciality dish; a one-day advance booking is required as the number of birds that are sold for the day is very limited. For more information and booking please click to New Village Chinese Restaurant Facebook

To cook this dish, Chef Kam uses more than 10 types of herbs and ingredient to produce this aromatic and delicious Beggar Chicken. The Chef uses the Kampung Chicken and together with all the special marinade are wrapped together in a Glass Paper as the first layer. This is then wrapped in an aluminium foil and the final layer is then wrapped in a special clay.

Upon reaching our table, you will have the honour to knock off the clay layer with a hammer and exposed out the aluminium foil and this is then followed by the unwrapping of the special glass paper which will unfold a very strong herbal aromatic flavour.

There are not many restaurants in KL that serve this dish as it is very time consuming and complex: most of the restaurants that serve Beggar Chicken are located in Klang. We really enjoy this delicious smoky taste gravy which extracts out all the natural essences of the ingredients into the chicken meat. Needless to say, we finish this dish until the last drop of gravy.

The Chef promises more village characteristics; for the other dishes that will be served to us. The next such dish is the Cantonese Fried Egg Noodle with King Prawn. This is one of my favourite dishes, but at New Village Chinese Restaurant, the Chef made 2 small twists to cook this dish; firstly, he will do a slight poaching of the prawn to rid it of a strong raw prawn taste (for those that loves the strong natural prawn flavour might not agree to this). Secondly is the use of the egg noodles, the Chef hot water bath it to rid the starch taste and odour. After which it is pan-fried to gives it a springy crisp texture with a light burnt taste (like Yee Mee). We really enjoyed this version of the gravy rich Sang Har dish.

The next dish is the Signature Four Heavenly King which is Ladies Finger, Petai, Brinjal and Long Beans. This dish is cooked with a top quality Melaka belacan with onion and fresh cut chillies which protrude a special aroma and addictive taste that you want to continue to eat it.

After that, we had another chicken dish, this time it is the New Village Chicken. It is served with the truly traditional Cantonese poach style. This is one of my favourite cooking styles for chicken as the chicken meat has a nice firm texture evidently from the use of free range Village Chicken. Served with a special ginger concocted sauce and bedded with superior soya sauce, this simple cooking style brings out the best natural taste of the Kampung Chicken.

To add a spicy dish, the Chef presented the Claypot Curry Tiger Grouper Fish Head. The fish head is cut to bite size to make it easier to devour this dish. With a strong blend of curry paste, reduce Santan and less oil, it is a healthy alternative. Cooked with brinjal, ladies fingers and Tau Foo Pok which did a good job to absorb the curry gravy into it; you may need to order additional white rice to goes with this curry dish.

Our third chicken dish is the Rice Wine Chicken 黄酒鸡. This dish really stands out in terms of a strong aromatic rice wine that is used to cook the chicken dish. Cooked together with the use of julienne young ginger and black fungus and topped with scallion. Served in a clay-pot, it retains the heat and ensures that you get to slurp the hot soup that warms the tummy.

This is followed by the Homemade Fried Bean Curd with Minced Pork and Preserve Vegetables. We like the soft texture of the bean curd which has a golden yellow crusted skin which is perfectly paired with the combination of minced pork while the preserve vegetables which has a slightly salty taste; blended in perfectly.

The last vegetable dish that we had is the Claypot Kangkong. This is a similar dish which I had previously at another restaurant which serves this variant. Instead of cooking with Sambal belacan, the Chef uses the Hong Kong Shrimp paste (Ham Har) which has a very unique flavour (you either loves it or hate it). The use of this shrimp paste reminds me of a dish which my grandmother used to cook for me when I was young.

The last meat dish that we had is the Signature Braised Pork Knuckle. To most of you, you will know by now, one of yours truly favourite dish is the Pork Knuckle. Here at New Village Chinese Restaurant, it is a braised version which was empowered by the use of dark black sauce, onions and dried chillies. The knuckle meat has a firm texture which I like as you can pull the meat a little, but for some that love fork tender meat may not like this style.

The last dish for the review is a rice or rather a porridge dish (Teochew style); i.e. Claypot Tiger Grouper And Seafood With Rice. The main highlight of the dish is the superior pork and chicken bones broth that is used to cook it. Loaded with a variety of seafood offering which includes scallop, white squids, prawns and with slices of Tiger Grouper fillet, the smooth broth was a nice tone down dish to end our multi flavours meal.

For dessert, we were served a healthy dessert which is called the Eight Treasure which consists of kidney beans, barley, longan, red dates, mung beans, red beans, black eye peas and dhal.

香村 New Village Chinese Restaurant Location Address Map

Monday, June 26, 2017

Old Klang Road Food: Afterwerk Bar Scott Garden Kuala Lumpur

Old Klang Road is the latest in property booms in Kuala Lumpur and one of the most happening places is The Scott Garden @Old Klang Road where its nightlife is vibrant and lively scene, hosting a number of bars and pubs in the vicinity.

We visited the revamped Afterwerk Pub Scotts Garden (nominated by Yelp as one of the Top Pubs in Kuala Lumpur) which has recently revamped its menu offering with a number of new dishes that caters not only to drinking fans but also for the family as well.

Afterwerk Pub Address 
G-02 & 03, The Scott Garden, 289 Jalan Klang Lama
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

With live music featuring live bands that serenade the oldies and current popular tunes, it will make dining at Afterwerk a lively affair especially after a hard day at the office. The restaurant also hosts various performances, from local and international music acts.

Afterwerk Scott Garden menu
Afterwerk Scott Garden menu

After a brief look at the Afterwerk Scott Garden menu, we find Afterwerk key forte is its meat dishes that pair well with alcohol.

We start to taste out some of the dishes for dinner which the first; is the popular Piggy Ribs Half Slab (RM 45.00). We notice that an order of this dish is a must have as we watched almost every table had this dish. Best with a cold beer.

The next dish is the Pan Seared Salmon (RM 38.00) - Salmon is one of the most healthy foods around and it is simple to just pan seared to retains its taste. This dish is served with a spicy capers sauce with a selection of vegetables and mash potatoes.

The next mains that we tasted is the Chicken Chop (RM 22.00); which you can choose either with the Black Pepper sauce or the mushroom sauce. We ordered the Black Pepper sauce that goes well with any grilled meat.

Porkyholics residing in Old Klang Road are in for a treat with many porcine dishes at Afterwerk to choose from; where our next dish is the AfterWerk Pork Chop (RM 32.00). Grilled to a nice char, it is served with mashed potatoes and a selection of poached vegetables.

We end our evening with an order of fruit platter as a palate cleanser before our drinking session of beers and alcoholic drink while enjoying the crooning performance of the live band.

AFTERWERK is fast becoming one of the most sought after LIVE music haunt in Old Klang Road. Featuring 2 bands daily (happy hour features the 1st band while extended hours will feature a 2nd full band) do expect the top bands in the circuit playing for you. Each day will also be thematic i.e.bring you a different party atmosphere.

Afterwerk Pub Location Address Map

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