Petaling Jaya

We love going to Hanazen on Tuesdays or Fridays cause that’s when their supply of awesome Japanese ingredients arrives. If you’re up for some omakase, grab a spot at the sushi table, let the chef know how much you’re willing to spend & he’ll work his magic 😉

 Sometimes when we’re not adventurous, we usually just go for the chef’s special sushi moriwase. The spread and quality of this is value for money.

Other times, I’ve had the grilled tuna eye.. It was as huge as the size of my fist before it was grilled! Check out that pearly white eyeball 😋


We were once served cold white corn as an appetizer and thought what’s so special about having corn? Upon our first bite, we knew we were so wrong to undermine it.. It was sweet and juicy like you’re having a dessert. My words won’t do the corn justice, you’ll have to try it out for yourself!


And when you have the mood to splurge or an occasion to celebrate, the Yonezawa beef is also available here. Apparently only a handful of places in Kl sell them. 

It was also my first time trying the Kinki fish! There’s so many more things left to try in Hanazen. 

Every trip is a delight for both Y and I because even a tomato can taste unique & a grape tastes like a grape :p


The Good Batch
53, Jalan SS 21/1A,
Damansara Uptown,
Petaling Jaya

Opening Hours
Tues -Thurs, 10am-10pm
Fri -Sun & public holidays, 10am-1am

The Good Batch

The Good Batch is a nice addition to the brunch scene. I love the simple menu that doesn’t spoil you for with too many choices, much like Yeast. Except Yeast has way too many pastries that I love and can’t seem to settle for one whenever I’m there. It brings the greedy side of me out.

Anyway, onto the food!

Parisien, The Good Batch

Parisien – Three layers of french toast sandwiching turkey ham slices with some cream sauce topped with sunny side up eggs. This dish is my absolute favourite!  Though it’s definitely not very parisien, it is a nice modified version of the croque monsieur!

Norwegian, The Good BatchNorwegian- I really like this combination. If you’ve been following my blog all these while, you’ll notice that this is the dish I order most for brunch. I’ve opted to omit the capsicum + onion combination as I hate capsicums!

The Good Batch, KL

Mexican – this was nothing special really, just roti canai wrapped with some chicken and capsicums. Thought it was quite bland and the stuff kept falling out!

The one dish that would keep me going back for more and more and more has got to be the Parisien. It is absolutely delicious!

Ichiro Sushi Bar
2nd Floor
Eat Paradise
Isetan 1 Utama
Tel: 03-7726 5899
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time finding good meals in shopping malls. Malls usually have like a hundred food restaurants, but I can only find that one or two satisfies my tummy. Whenever I’m in One Utama, I dread thinking of where to eat. So, these are the times where my friends come in handy! They usually just do the thinking for me. Now you know what friends are for 😉

So Krystle and En Tzer has been talking about this sushi bar, ICHIRO, for ages, and we’ve only managed to try it out last week. Pretty surprised that the crowd is lacking given that the seafood cuts there were pretty fresh and prices were reasonable.

IMG_8722Ipad ordering system. Like how they show pictures so that you’d know what to expect from those whacky sushi names.


Their signature Ichiroll, RM 35


Horse Mackarel (RM 12 for singles, RM 22 for pairs)


Prawn Tempura Roll (RM 15)


Squid (RM 7 for single, RM 12 for pairs)


Salmon (RM 7 for singles, RM 12 for pairs)


Tsubugai (RM 16 single, RM 28 for pairs)

Tsubugai is whelk which is like a sea snail. It’s slightly crunchy and has a natural sweetness to it. I’ve never seen this on a menu before!


Wild Shimaaji (RM 10 for singles, RM 18 for pairs)

Also heard that they’ve got pretty cheap lunch deals. Too bad I won’t be wondering around One Utama during lunch hours.

**The only thing that bugged us was that they did not charge us a flat per piece price when we ordered sets of three. As you can see it’s clearly cheaper when you order in pairs. So how they charged us on our bill was a pair and a single so it’s like (RM 18+RM 10) for three wild shimaaji sushis when it could have been RM 9 x 3.

We were supposed to have dinner at My Burger Lab, but it was sardine-packed! Waiting time was estimated to be 60 mins to 75 mins. In my books, no food is worth THAT amount of wait! So we decided to hop on over to AhWa in Jalan 222 for some famous hokkien mee! This place is Bennett and Steph’s favourite and I can definitely understand why.

Hokkien Mee: Just check out how shiny and glossy the noodle is! One bite and you can taste the delicious pork oil goodness! This definitely hit the spot! The portion above is for three.

Cuttlefish with KangKung and sweet peanut sauce topped with some chilli sauce. I liked the cuttlefish, it’s different from the usual orangey ones that I always see. But I didn’t have much of this as I can’t really stomach spicy food ;(

This is so sinful but oh so yum!!! The coating has a hint of shrimp paste in it which makes it rather unique. We kinda over ordered because of some confusion with how they go about with the chicken wing count. 1 serve is actually 2 pairs of chicken wings, but Alfred tot that 1 serve meant only the drumstick+wings therefore he ordered 4 and we we ended up with 8 pairs of chicken wings!!!!!! We tried real hard to finish it but to no avail, hopefully we’ll never make the same mistake again ;(

You have got to order this sweet and sour lala. Almost every table I walked pass had a plate of this! Do you know that the smaller the clams, the nicer they are? Now you do!

AhWa Restaurant
Corner shop just behind the Shell station,
adjacent to Jalan 222,
65, Jalan 14/48,
Petaling Jaya.

When I left to Melbourne for my studies, the first place I stayed at was in Albert House. There, I have made lots of great friends, most of which I still keep in contact with up till now. The bunch of us have decided to pursue a career back home in familiar grounds. Though I am not as close knitted as some of them are with each other, I’m glad that they consider me as part of their group and still call me out for their outings. Looking forward to the everlasting friendship!

Thanks Kendrick for the wonderful dinner and for introducing us to a favourite of yours, Kin Shui Tei.

Some Sashimi to start: Yakou Clam, Salmon & Hamachi.

Gindara (Cod Fish) with miso

Soft Shell Crab Maki

Uni (Sea Urchin) Sushi

Toro (Tuna belly) sushi

Beef teppanyaki

Garlic fried rice

Green Tea Ice Cream

The chawanmushi here is also deliciously silky and smooth!

My go to Japanese restaurant is usually Genji at PJ Hilton. After trying this place out, I’ll definitely add this on to my Japanese list too! The stuff that they have are really fresh. Mel said that it’s best to visit during the weekends as the fresh stuff usually arrives then.

Lunch : 12.00 – 2.30 pm
Dinner : 6.30 – 10.00 pm

Kin Shui Tei,
Tropicana Golf & Country Resort.
03 7804 2079