RYOSHI IZAKAYA SIGNATURE @ Atria Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya

Since its official opening a few months ago, Ryoshi Izakaya Signature at the Atria Shopping Gallery has been drawing the crowds and steadily expanding its menu. In fact, its menu is one of the most extensive ones I’ve come across. It’s almost like a mini Japan in there, listing most of the popular Japanese food items in a single venue! From the usual Appetisers, Sashimi, Sushi, Maki, Rice, Noodles, Teppanyaki, Hotpots there are also the well-loved Kushiyaki items covering meats, seafood and vegetables!

Did I mention that Ryoshi Izakaya Signature serves pork, too? Pork is featured in all their food categories, from salads to skewers. With a well-stocked sake bar and a grill that doesn’t get cold, this is one happy place for Happy Hours.

The best way to kick-start a meal here is to get the appetite going with a plate of Horensho Bacon – crisp spinach leaves drizzled with an appetising tangy dressing and dotted generously with bits of bacon!

Horensho Bacon (RM18) – spinach bacon salad

We can never resist sashimi, so the huge portion Ryoshi Sashimi Mori was very welcomed! There are 3 pieces each of 6 kinds of fresh seafood arranged prettily on ice: Maguro, Salmon, Tako, Hotate, Amaebi, Kampachi and every piece was super fresh!

Ryoshi Sashimi Mori (RM130)

Next we tried the Gyu Tataki, a platter of lightly roasted sliced beef which was tender and oozing delicious jus.

Gyu Tataki (RM20)

Once we were done with the cold items, it’s time to warm up our tummies. The best way to do this was the have some piping-hot Nabe (hotpot). We had the Kaisen Nabe (Assorted Seafood Hotpot) and Hakusai Buta Nabe (Cabbage & Pork) and diners can choose either spicy kimchi miso or udon soup base. Each serving was good for 2 pax.

Kaisen Nabe (RM42 for 1-2 pax) Assorted Seafood Hot Pot

Hakusai Buta Nabe (RM28 for 1-2 pax) –Cabbage and Pork hotpot

We couldn’t resist the skewers and our plate of Buta Bara (pork belly skewers) were really satisfying. With just a sprinkle of sea salt, the skewers were grilled to perfection, slightly charred at the edges. Rising to its izakaya label, the kushiyaki selection here is pretty extensive, covering pork, chicken, innards, seafood and vegetable skewers – perfect with some sake!

Buta Bara (RM6 each)

More pork items came in the guise of Moyashi Pirikara Itame, aromatic stir-fried spicy pork belly with bean sprouts and chives, excellent eaten on its own or with some rice. We liked the Yaki Buta – slices of pork belly grilled in their chef’s special sauce. The thick caramel-like sauce clung to the meat, best eaten with some plain rice!

Moyashi Pirikara Itame (RM10) stir-fried spicy pork with bean sprouts

Yaki Buta (RM24) Grilled pork belly in special sauce

For a quick simple meal, Ryoshi Izakaya Signature does have a range of set meals as well as single-dish meals like Yaki Soba, Tori Nanban, Hire Katsu and Ebi Fry.

Yaki Soba (RM18) – stirfried soba

Tori Nanban (RM23) – crispy chicken soaked in Nanban sauce

Hire Katsu (RM20) – fried pork fillet cutlet

Ebi Fry (RM36) –fried king prawns

If you are in the mood for some carbs, maki rolls are the answer and the selection at Ryoshi is interesting. Besides the usual salmon, there are also rolls using oyster and pork which create a different taste and bite portfolio.

Cranky Salmon Maki (RM20) – with salmon, crispy chips & mayonnaise topped with Aonori flakes

Aburi Salmon Maki (RM25) – half broiled salmon roll

Oyster Maki (RM28) – oyster sushi roll

Ryoshi Buta Maki (RM26) – pork sushi roll

So, if you are craving for Japanese food but are not sure what to have, head on to Ryoshi Izakaya Signature as you are bound to zoom in on your favourites from their impressively extensive menu. For more information on their food promotions/deals, check out their Facebook Page here.

 

RYOSHI IZAKAYA Signature
Lot G26 Ground Floor
Atria Shopping Gallery
Jalan SS22/23
Damansara Jaya
47400 Petaling Jaya
(North Entrance)
Tel: +6010-2020200

*Non-halal

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RYOSHI IZAKAYA SIGNATURE @ Atria Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya

Since its official opening a few months ago, Ryoshi Izakaya Signature at the Atria Shopping Gallery has been drawing the crowds and steadily expanding its menu. In fact, its menu is one of the most extensive ones I’ve come across. It’s almost like a mini Japan in there, listing most of the popular Japanese food items in a single venue! From the usual Appetisers, Sashimi, Sushi, Maki, Rice, Noodles, Teppanyaki, Hotpots there are also the well-loved Kushiyaki items covering meats, seafood and vegetables!

Did I mention that Ryoshi Izakaya Signature serves pork, too? Pork is featured in all their food categories, from salads to skewers. With a well-stocked sake bar and a grill that doesn’t get cold, this is one happy place for Happy Hours.

The best way to kick-start a meal here is to get the appetite going with a plate of Horensho Bacon – crisp spinach leaves drizzled with an appetising tangy dressing and dotted generously with bits of bacon!

Horensho Bacon (RM18) – spinach bacon salad

We can never resist sashimi, so the huge portion Ryoshi Sashimi Mori was very welcomed! There are 3 pieces each of 6 kinds of fresh seafood arranged prettily on ice: Maguro, Salmon, Tako, Hotate, Amaebi, Kampachi and every piece was super fresh!

Ryoshi Sashimi Mori (RM130)

Next we tried the Gyu Tataki, a platter of lightly roasted sliced beef which was tender and oozing delicious jus.

Gyu Tataki (RM20)

Once we were done with the cold items, it’s time to warm up our tummies. The best way to do this was the have some piping-hot Nabe (hotpot). We had the Kaisen Nabe (Assorted Seafood Hotpot) and Hakusai Buta Nabe (Cabbage & Pork) and diners can choose either spicy kimchi miso or udon soup base. Each serving was good for 2 pax.

Kaisen Nabe (RM42 for 1-2 pax) Assorted Seafood Hot Pot

Hakusai Buta Nabe (RM28 for 1-2 pax) –Cabbage and Pork hotpot

We couldn’t resist the skewers and our plate of Buta Bara (pork belly skewers) were really satisfying. With just a sprinkle of sea salt, the skewers were grilled to perfection, slightly charred at the edges. Rising to its izakaya label, the kushiyaki selection here is pretty extensive, covering pork, chicken, innards, seafood and vegetable skewers – perfect with some sake!

Buta Bara (RM6 each)

More pork items came in the guise of Moyashi Pirikara Itame, aromatic stir-fried spicy pork belly with bean sprouts and chives, excellent eaten on its own or with some rice. We liked the Yaki Buta – slices of pork belly grilled in their chef’s special sauce. The thick caramel-like sauce clung to the meat, best eaten with some plain rice!

Moyashi Pirikara Itame (RM10) stir-fried spicy pork with bean sprouts

Yaki Buta (RM24) Grilled pork belly in special sauce

For a quick simple meal, Ryoshi Izakaya Signature does have a range of set meals as well as single-dish meals like Yaki Soba, Tori Nanban, Hire Katsu and Ebi Fry.

Yaki Soba (RM18) – stirfried soba

Tori Nanban (RM23) – crispy chicken soaked in Nanban sauce

Hire Katsu (RM20) – fried pork fillet cutlet

Ebi Fry (RM36) –fried king prawns

If you are in the mood for some carbs, maki rolls are the answer and the selection at Ryoshi is interesting. Besides the usual salmon, there are also rolls using oyster and pork which create a different taste and bite portfolio.

Cranky Salmon Maki (RM20) – with salmon, crispy chips & mayonnaise topped with Aonori flakes

Aburi Salmon Maki (RM25) – half broiled salmon roll

Oyster Maki (RM28) – oyster sushi roll

Ryoshi Buta Maki (RM26) – pork sushi roll

So, if you are craving for Japanese food but are not sure what to have, head on to Ryoshi Izakaya Signature as you are bound to zoom in on your favourites from their impressively extensive menu. For more information on their food promotions/deals, check out their Facebook Page here.

 

RYOSHI IZAKAYA Signature
Lot G26 Ground Floor
Atria Shopping Gallery
Jalan SS22/23
Damansara Jaya
47400 Petaling Jaya
(North Entrance)
Tel: +6010-2020200

*Non-halal

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LE PONT SMOKE & GRILL BAR, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

Le Pont Smoke & Grill Bar is an extension of the immensely popular bakery cafe, Le Pont Boulangerie. “Le Pont”, its namesake in French means “the bridge” and in their case, it’s all about bridging and connecting people with great gastronomic experiences. Ever since they opened for business a few years ago, Le Pont’s pastries, cakes and breads have wow’ed their clientele with their range of quality and comforting fares. Diversity in presentation also plays an important role in their appeal with just the right touch of sophistication to reflect the French connection.

Taking their food philosophy a step higher, the culinary team introduced a selection of smoked meats, poultry and seafood. I actually tried some of these smoked dishes several months ago when they were first introduced but unfortunately they were not well executed, partially due to a malfunctioned smoker machine. I thought it’s fair to give them some time to recoup that letdown. Well, recover they did, as I visited them again recently and am happy to share that the culinary team has really done a good job in improving their smoked dishes in the A La Carte Menu.

Our drinks!

Let’s start with my favourite… the 48-hour Marinated Mackerel! This perfectly-grilled fish was bursting with flavours, thanks to the marination over 2 days. It’s then slowly and evenly grilled in smoked paprika and served with a spicy citrus sauce and pickles. The flavours and texture of the mackerel were amazing, so good that the dipping sauce wasn’t really necessary. I picked the fish clean.

48-hour Marinated Mackerel (RM38)

Similarly the whole king squid was grilled till just the right level of done-ness, rendering it tender and tasty to the bite. I felt the house mayo didn’t quite do much justice to the squid – a bit more zest and heat would have enhanced the squid’s freshness better.

 

Glazed Whole King Squid (RM40) with house mayo and pickles

We tried the Aromatic Chicken Wings and Sou Vide Angus Beef Tenderloin, both grilled over charcoal and between the two, the chicken wings came out suffused nicely with smokey aroma. The beef, probably due to the cut, was a bit uneven in done-ness with the sides more cooked than the centre. As we preferred our beef done “medium” to “medium-rare”, the sides of the tenderloin were a bit over-cooked.

Aromatic Chicken Wings (RM22/4 pieces) Juicy plump chicken wings served with house-made fruity BBQ sauce

Sou Vide Angus Beef Tenderloin (RM60) – Charcoal-grilled beef tenderloin served with mashed potatoes, French beans & miso demi-glace sauce

We had the Seafood Soup Du Tomate in our first visit here and loved it. It’s good to see that the same standard has been maintained as the soup tasted just as good as before! We really like how the sweetness of the fresh seafood (especially that piece of salmon!) has steeped into the soup.

Seafood Soup Du Tomate (RM26) seafood tomato soup with pan-seared Norwegian salmon, mussels, clams and white prawns

For some good old comfort food, the Lamb Shank here at Le Pont is recommended. Served with creamy mashed potatoes and greens, the fork-tender shank, braised for hours, is imbued with the rich flavours from various herbs, spices and dried apricots.

One of the bestsellers – Lamb Shank!

Lamb Shank (RM50)

The flowing lava Chocolate Font Dant here is a big hit and it’s not difficult to see why. Baked only upon order (which takes 20-25 minutes), the hot lava flows out so easily and it’s just so heavenly to eat that with a scoop of vanilla icecream! Remember to order this!

If you like the classic Italian signature dessert of mascarpone cream and light finger sponge, Le Pont’s Bailey Tiramisu is served with a shot of Bailey on the side, for that extra kick.

Chocolate Font Dant (RM22)

 

Bailey Tiramisu (RM26)

 

LE PONT SMOKE & GRILL BAR
Dining Section – 1st Floor
No.6 Lorong 1/137C, Batu 5
Jalan Klang Lama
58000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-7783-0900/018-203-2585

Open daily:
11.00am – 3.00pm
6.00pm – 11.00pm

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YAKITORI DINING FUKUDA, Desa Sri Hartamas

Whenever we visit Japan, we never fail to eat and drink at izakayas there, simply because we are quite big fans of the casual food served there. Grilled skewers of chicken and other meats, done the Japanese way have a way of growing your appetite. I mean, we can sit forever in these izakayas and order countless sticks of those goodies and won’t even notice the time passing by! The relaxed (and sometimes boisterous) vibes in an izakaya – chatter, laughter mixed with clinking of drinking glasses in a smokey cheerful bar are all part of the experience.

At Fukuda Yakitori in Desa Sri Hartamas, we kinda get that atmosphere as there is a good turnout of Japanese clientele in the premise. And that’s a pretty positive sign that food must be authentic, which is proved so when we see that the chef is also Japanese. He and his assistants are kept very busy tackling the skewers just behind the bar and food is served immediately from the charcoal grill to the tables.

We enjoy every stick of those skewers, from chicken to every part of the fowl, succulent pork belly and even sticks of cream cheese! As sinful as it seems, the crunchy fragrant Kawa (Chicken Skin) and Bonjiri (Chicken Tail aka Bishop’s Nose) turn out to be our favourites. Trust me, they are damn addictive!

Yakitori (prices indicated are for per stick):

Negima (Chicken Thigh with Leek) RM6.80


Bonjiri (Chicken Tail) RM6.80


Tebasaki (Chicken Wings) RM9.80


Tsukune (Chicken Hamburg) RM9.80


Chicken Liver (RM5.80)

Chicken Hearts (RM5.80)


Kawa (Chicken Skin) (RM6.20)


Iberico Pork Belly (RM12.80)


Cream Cheese (RM9.80)

Continuing with the grilling theme, besides the skewers, the Chargrilled Lamb Chops and Japanese Saikoro Beef Cube Steak are great choices. The lamb and beef are skilfully grilled over charcoal heat, rendering them perfectly tender and juicy to the bite.

Chargrilled Lamb Chops (RM39.80)


Japanese Saikoro Beef Cube Steak (RM48.80)

To balance out the grilled food, salads, sashimi and oysters are also on the menu. Crisp fresh greens mixed with sashimi and a tangy dressing makes up the Kaizen Sashimi Salad and we can’t resist some freshly-shucked plump oysters as well. Unable to resist more oysters, the Fried Oysters with Tartar Sauce are good too.

Kaizen Sashimi Salad (RM32.80)


4 Assorted Sashimi Platter (RM48.80)


Fresh Shelled Oysters 3 pcs (RM59.80)


Fried Oysters with Tartar Sauce (RM18.80)

Seeing rice and even a hotpot on the menu, and as DL’s feeling still peckish, we have a bowl of Bara Chirashi and the Sumo Hotpot. I feel the Bara Chirashi can do with a bit more flavour though to better bind the cubes of salmon, yellowtail, scallop, prawn and fish roe in the rice. I love hotpots and as it’s a rather wet and chilly evening, the simmering soup is indeed a welcome addition. The pot is filled with a comforting broth made even more tasty with generous portions of Iberico pork, chicken fillet, chicken meatballs, mushrooms, enoki and vegetables added in.

Bara Chirashi (RM49.80) 

Sumo Hotpot (RM88.80)

Too full to eat anymore but there’s always a teeny bit of tummy space for desserts so Macha Ice Cream is the perfect way to end the meal.

Macha Ice Cream (RM7.80)

Yakitori Fukuda is a great cosy spot to wind down after a day’s work or just to chill out with friends. We’ll be back for those addictive skewers and if it’s a rainy chilly evening, the hotpot as well!

 

YAKITORI DINING FUKUDA
No. 39-G JALAN 23/70A
Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6206 3526

Opens 5.00pm

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TOKUSHIMA WAGYU Promotion @ IKETERU, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

For the very first time, Hilton Kuala Lumpur is bringing in the famous Tokushima wagyu beef from Shikoku whereby diners will get to savour this premium beef at Iketeru for the entire month of August 2018. Sourced from Nishiawa Beef from Tokushima Prefecture, the beef is certified halal to be sold in Malaysia, explained Japanese Executive Chef Ricky Kamiishi.

This Grade A5 wagyu is available on a special a la carte menu for both lunch and dinner. Besides the popular cuts like sirloin, tenderloin and ribeye, Chef Ricky is also introducing the lesser-known cuts like rib loin and knuckle. Cooked with the right method and matched with complementary ingredients, these secondary cuts are just as delicious.

Broiling and grilling the wagyu expertly, the Aburi Sushi and Karubi Salad prove that rib loin and knuckle can be rendered just as good.

Beef skeletal muscles and trimmings are simmered with tofu and vegetables resulting in a comforting rustic stew. My favourite is the seared rib loin with sea urchin, enhanced with some garlic ponzu sauce. The textural contrasts from the beef, rice and sea urchin is just amazing.

Aburi Sushi – broil sliced rib loin sushi

Karubi Salad – BBQ wagyu knuckle salad with spicy miso sauce

Wagyu Tataki Uni Soe – seared rib loin with sea urchin with garlic ponzu sauce

Gyusuji Nikomi – beef skeletal muscle with vegetables & tofu

Wagyu Hamburger with Mushroom Sauce

Other dishes offered under this promotion are the Toban Yaki Mojio To Wasabi Shoyu (grilled wagyu chuck roll on hot plate with sea salt and wasabi soy sauce) and Mini Onsen Tamago Karubi Donburi (BBQ wagyu knuckle & half-boiled egg with steamed rice). Prices for the dishes range from RM64-RM320.

Head on over to Iketeru this month to savour these special wagyu dishes, available at both lunch and dinner. This promotion started today and is available until 31 August 2018.

For reservations, please call +603-2264-2264 or visit life@hilton.com for more information.

 

IKETERU
Level 8, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2264-2596/2264)

Business hours: Noon-2.30pm (lunch); 6.30pm-10.30pm (dinner)
*Pork-free

BUCKED OUT SEAFOOD FEAST at GOBO CHIT CHAT, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Come Friday and Saturday evening just before 6.30pm, there’s a huge crowd looming at the entrance of Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur. For what, you may ask. Well, they are just waiting for the clock to strike 6.30pm for the Bucked Out Seafood Market to welcome diners. Yes, this was the scene I saw when I was there several weeks ago – people who had made reservations were all waiting to get into Gobo Chit Chat!

Baskets of raw shrimps everywhere!

Slipper Lobsters

From the entrance, I caught whiffs of fresh seafood wafting out and that’s hardly surprising because the counters and tables inside were practically groaning under the weight of fresh fish, crustaceans, shellfish and all kinds of seafood! I was told there are more than 130 types of food on the buffet spread. Among other things, I spotted pots and pans of Szechuan-style Spicy Mud Crabs, Grilled Squids in Orange Sauce, Tiger Prawns with Cream Corn, Slipper Lobsters in Cream Cheese and Kam Heong Bamboo Clams.

My favourite!


Oysters lover, anyone? These babies were really good!

My plate, filled with favourites

Apart from the ready-cooked dishes, the main attraction of this seafood feast is that you can fill up buckets of your favourite fresh seafood and then hand them over to the chefs to cook it in your selected sauce – hence the name “Bucked Out Seafood!” The serving crew will then bring your bucket of cooked seafood to your table! Take your pick from a variety of sauces available: curry cheese, Sichuan chilli, sambal, rendang and Thai coriander lime garlic.

Pick your seafood into a bucket like this

Goodies from our bucket!

 

Of course besides seafood, there are also meats, chicken, pasta, noodles, salads and desserts on the buffet – take your pick from the Japanese, Indian and Western food counters.

Salmon Pizza

Roast Lamb

Fragrant Grilled Chicken

Curry Mud Crabs cooked to order, served with fried mantou!

The Bucked Out Seafood Buffet is available every Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm at RM149 nett per person.

 

GOBO CHIT CHAT
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Persiaran KLCC
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2332-9888