Category: Petaling Jaya

Gantetsu Hokkaido Ramen @ Isetan Eat Paradise, One Utama

If I have learned anything from eating Ramen, it’s that there is no general ‘best Ramen’ out there. Just for the soup alone you already have choices of Shio, Tonkotsu, Shoyu and Miso. Then there’s the spicy and curry variants and many other emerging flavours with tens of combination between seasoning and toppings. So, you just have to keep tasting until you find one that suits your tastes the most – and that shall be your ‘best’.

Chashu-Ramen

That being said, personally I find Gantetsu‘s Ramen to be very good and based on the satisfying meal we had, there was nothing for us to complain about. Compared to its noisy competitor next door where customers could be seen making a beeline for a seat, Gantetsu had to actively promote themselves to any passersby. In other words, there’s no queue here!
The King Charshu Tonkutsu @ RM27.90 that comes with delicious cuts of pork charshu and marinated egg, has a well balanced and creamy soup that is pleasantly sweet and not too salty. The noodles might not be as thin and springy as Marutama‘s but it is still tasty by any standards.

If I have learned anything from eating Ramen, it's that there is no general 'best Ramen' out there. Just for the soup al...

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Ichiro Sushi Bar @ Isetan Eat Paradise, 1 Utama

Never thought I would find a decent Japanese restaurant in 1 Utama but I did, so I am highly recommending Ichiro Sushi Bar to you all. This is one of the most enjoyable meal I have had recently and more importantly the food here does not cost a bomb. I always find shopping malls’ restaurants tend to be chain restaurants and I usually avoid them mainly because of their erratic food quality. Well, fast food and kopitiams excluded.

Sushi-Bar

Ipad-Menu

Ichiro Sushi Bar is located at Isetan’s Eat Paradise just diagonally behind the noisy Menya Musashi. The setting is true to its name, where a relaxed sushi bar occupies most of the restaurant’s space and a few tables are laid out at the side for group dining and better conversation. And like many newer Japanese restaurants, iPads are used as menus here – although not as impressive as Ishin‘s.

Order-List

The iPad menu lets you order your food without bothering the staff and you can check the items’ statuses too while waiting, pretty cool.

Mini-Salmon-Sashimi-Don

Salmon-Sashimi-Don

For RM20, there’s nothing to complain about the Mini Salmon Sashimi Don. Thick slices of fresh and smooth salmon? Check. Well-cooked short grain Japanese rice? Check. Delicious? You bet. It’s amazing how two seemingly simple ingredients could taste so good together. I’d return to Ichiro again and again just for this dish alone.

Never thought I would find a decent Japanese restaurant in 1 Utama but I did, so I am highly recommending Ichiro Sushi B...

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Roast Duck @ Loong Foong Seafood Restaurant, Taman Paramount PJ

When it comes to Roast Duck there are two already well-known restaurants to go for in Petaling Jaya and they are Loong Foong Seafood and Sunrise. They are open at different hours though – one for lunch and the other for dinner so I guess there is no conflict of interest between them. Not too long ago me and my makan buddies craved for roast duck and since we could all only meet for dinner, Loong Food was the natural choice.

Chopping-Roast-Duck

It is important to pre-order your duck to avoid any disappointment especially if you are coming in a fairly large group. You would not want to come all the way here just to be told they have run out of duck, even though you could see some still hanging at the stall.

Roast-Duck

Given their fame, the roast duck here does not come cheap but it won’t burn a hole in your pocket either. For RM50 you get the entire bird, delicious with an expectedly crispy skin and juicy meat that justify its price and reputation.
All I can say is we got what we came for and satiated our roast duck craving alright. But sadly, the same could not be said for the some of the dishes we had that same night.

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Figaro Coffee Company @ Citta Mall, Ara Damansara

On the day we went to Presto at Citta Mall, we actually wanted to have our breakfast at Dr.Cafe. But after looking at their limited selection of food (mostly sandwich and cakes) we decided to head to Figaro Coffee Company instead – which happens to be just next door.

Figaro-Coffee-Company

Figaro actually hails from Philippines, where it is considered one of the most successful chain of Filipino coffee shops. In fact, from what I read they are established even earlier than Starbucks in Philippines.

Figaro-Coffee

There are plenty of coffees to choose from here – taste wise OK but will hardly please the aficionados. We had the Cappuccino (RM12.90) and Butterscotch Vanilla Latte (RM12.90)

On the day we went to Presto at Citta Mall, we actually wanted to have our breakfast at Dr.Cafe. But after looking at th...

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