Iciban Sushi

Iciban Sushi, AMK Hub, Singapore.

After the 2XU marathon on the Sunday’s morning, I took a short nap in the afternoon after reached home and showered. I was too eager to join my cousin and my aunt for dinner that night, just before I prepared to depart from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.

My cousin told me they planned to have dinner at the AMK Hub instead of having the home cooked dinner. I left the house about 2 hours earlier after the laundry and reached AMK Hub at 4.30PM. We stopped by at the FairPrice before dinner.


It took us quite long to get a table although we reached earlier because my aunt was sitting on the wheelchair, so sushi bar is not convenient for her. They use the numbered queuing system and it is more systematic. The waiters and waitresses are polite and approachable. They are mainly Filipino.

I was unable to decide whether I want to try their Udon or getting the rice set. After seeing the menu, I decided to try the new set on the menu, Kaisen Chirashi Don. The word “chirashi” means “scattered”, so this is basically a big bowl of rice mixed with salmon, tuna and snowfish with vegetables. The base is quite plain and I added some chili powder onto it.

The ingredients are fresh, generous amount and filling. The taste is quite plain and that brings out the taste of freshness. On top of that, the set comes with a bowl of hot miso soup. We completed our meals with additional maki.

It was a day with full load of carbo after running for half marathon. I am so happy and satisfied. 🙂

Keisuke Ramen

Keisuke Ramen, Suntec, Singapore.
Address: #02-391/392 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983.

A night outing with a group of friends cum runners in January 2017. On the same day I received a sudden news about my colleagues are leaving my previous company because of the company restructuring. It is quite bad to them as the departure news came a week before the Chinese New Year.

This ramen shop was suggested by one of them who also left the company due to the restructuring. The ramen shop offers free eggs, beansprouts and plain water. It is pretty good service. The food ordering is based on their order form below.

Since it was my first time I followed their recommendations to choose their crab broth ramen and I added the egg. As for the soup level of oil, taste and noodle texture I chose for normal which is their recommendations.

My apology for the bad lighting of the above picture of the beansprouts.

It turned out a WOW to me. It comes with my ordered egg, a pork chashu, bamboo shoot, black fungus, fish cake and some spring onions on top of the ramen.

I will suggest to go for less oil and light taste because the level of taste determines the thickness of the soup. After a while I did feel the broth was salty. My friend who opted for the strong taste has its soup dried up while we were taking his bowl of ramen which came with three pieces of chashu.

It is very nice presented and served by the waitress who called us by the name on the order form. Great experience of eating this ramen and greater moment spent together with them after the dinner with a movie show in the cinema on the same night. 

Sumire Yakitori House

Sumire Yakitori House
Address: 80 Middle Rd, #01-88/89, 188966 Singapore.

I visited this Japanese restaurant on one of the Saturday’s evening after the Google event at NUS. It was my first visit to this restaurant and the restaurant always has big crowd during the dinner time. And, it was lucky that my friends able to get a nice table that night.

As I was the last person to reach the restaurant, I did not get to take more pictures as they were eating the first half of the dinner. Here is what I ordered that night,
Karaage Sabashio Gozen.

It comes with Tori Karaage (Japanese fried chicken), Saba Shioyaki (Grilled Mackerel), a bowl of Misoshiru (Miso Soup), Tsukemono (a pickled radish) and a bowl of Japanese rice. It is simply delicious dinner of that night. I love the Saba and Karaage, it is a worth of value set.

My friends ordered the Sashimi 5 Kinds to share. Sashimi is fresh and the portion is just right to be shared with small group of people. The restaurant is famous with its yakitori. You can order them from their menu and they will serve it hot.

 

Ajisen Ramen

Ajisen Ramen, Plaza Singapore.

I went down to city to meet up with my cousin and my aunt. Since my aunt is in Singapore for a stay, we meet up pretty often and usually we meet up during the weekends. And, this time we were at Plaza Singapore.

I suggested to them to try the food at the Tokyo Walker since my aunt likes Japanese food so much and I was attempted to eat Japanese too because a lot of my friends went to Japan in March and April.

Ginger Pork with Karaage Chicken

I ordered the set that comes with sliced pork cooked with ginger and Karaage chicken set that comes with the gyoza and a bowl of soup. I also wanted to eat gyoza lately but I cannot finish all the gyoza if I were to buy the big packet from the supermarket. So, this meal is sort of a stone kills two birds.

The set is pretty generous with number of chicken and the sliced pork. It tastes good as well as the pork is well marinated before cooked with the ginger. The Karaage is usually oily, however, it is still fine to eat with the sliced cabbage and rice.

I do not see their table has the mayonnaise for me to go with the cabbage. Maybe, I need to request and it is very plain to eat it without any sauces.

Address: #04-01, 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapore, Singapore.

The Verandah

The Verandah

The second buffet lunch that I want to introduce is The Verandah at Federal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The Federal Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Kuala Lumpur. I went there with my aunt’s friends for buffet lunch in February 2014.

They also offered a wide range of food selections. There were a few of dishes tasted quite nice too. Here are they:

Prawn Noodle
You can tell the waiter to put in less noodle or more of the ingredients that you prefer when you are ordering it. So, it was how it looked like when I wanted less meehoon and more ingredients. The prawn noodle’s soup based was great and full of taste.
The Verandah
Chicken Satay
You also can find this all-time-favourite food at their selection. I advised you not to take their ketupat. It is not all ketupat are nicely done.
The Verandah
Roasted Chicken and Duck Rice
Out of curiosity, I tried the chicken and duck rice. I searched a while for the smallest piece of the meats and took a little bit of the rice. The rice was fragrant and tasted very authentic chicken rice.
Verendah
They also offered good coffee which was also included in the buffet lunch. I was not sure what type of coffee bean was used but the coffee’s aroma was so nice.
Verendah

Location : The Verandah, Level 1, Federal Hotel, 35 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ambience : Noisy.
Rating : 3/5. Wide range of selections from local food to international food. The restaurant was quite spacious but quite noisy. The waiters or waitresses are friendly.

Coffee Terrance

Coffee Terrance Restaurant at the Genting Highlands is one of the best choices for buffet lunch. It’s quite cheap when you buy the package that comes with a returned bus ticket, returned skyway and buffet/theme park. If not mistaken, it just costs RM 43.00.

For me, going up the hill and enjoy the buffet with cold breezily air, it’s very worthy. This restaurant covers a wide range of food. From the local Malay delicacies to Chinese food, Indian food, Japanese food and Western food. Here is some of the pictures of the food that I have taken during my visit to this restaurant. 🙂

Satay – Malay food

Prawn Noodle and Laksa – Malay food

Fried Vegetable – Chinese Food



Dim Sum – Chinese food

Sushi – Japanese food


Miso soup – Japanese food

Salad – Western food

Lamb & Fish with cream soup

Teh Tarik

Fruits

Desserts

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi, a Japanese restaurant used to be at KLCC but now has moved to Fahrenheit88, the nearest one. It used to be located at the top floor next to the Nippon Tei, another Japanese restaurant that has been closed too. It was quite a lot of people eating here. The overall environment was quite crowded with people, the table is quite small as compared to Sushi King.

Unique parts of this restaurant are the tables are installed with monitors where you can browse for your sushi and make orders. Besides that, they give te green tea in tea bag if you order hot ocha. There is a hot water button at each table where you can add or refill hot water on your own.

It is slightly different style than the rest of the Japanese restaurant but still offer great food. It was my first visit too and I went with few friends for dinner. We ordered some sushi and bento set to share among us.

Soft shell crab
It is good to eat while it is still hot and crispy. Dip it into the sauce or you can eat it just like this.

Bento set
This bento comprises of rice, soup, chawanmushi and the main dishes are, saba fish and chicken teriyaki. Oh, the sauce is not enough, you can add on the teriyaki sauce on the table.

Rice, soup and chawanmushi
The chawanmushi is very smooth with quite generous ingredients inside. I saw something like a shark fin but I don’t think they will give you real shark fin 🙂


Next, we also ordered some sushi which prices between RM1.90 to RM6.90.

Cucumber with crabstick

Tuna

Prawn

Fish eggs

On another visit to Sakae Sushi at One Utama, I got to try out other type of food that they offer. Some nigiri sushi; egg, unagi and salmon

Salad

Teriyaki Chicken Bento

Dessert – ice cream cake
It is a vanilla ice cream cake with red bean in the middle. It has green tea flavour too. You can find this cake at supermarket as well.


Green Tea


Location:
Lot 1-27 (03) & 1-27 (04), First Floor, Fahrenheit88, 179, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.