Friday, April 5, 2013

Furusato Japanese Restaurant @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru

I can't believe that I've abandoned this blog for almost 3 years. Last post was in 2010, and it's already 2013 now! Well ok... At least I've not totally forgotten all about it?

Here's a good introduction of my favorite Japanese restaurant in the whole of Johor Bahru (maybe even KL cos their quality fluctuate all the time). Dining Japanese Cuisine at Johor Bahru is affordable as compared to KL if you're seeking for near authentic Japanese food. And if you order something off the menu in KL be sure you're prepared to get ripped off.

Enough of writing, here's the food photos:-

Smoked Duck Salad

Furosato's Japanese owner's favorite salad. The duck meat doesn't have the horrible duck taste, it's tasted almost like bacon! Goes really well with the salad with yuzu sauce (i think), sweetish sour. Very appetizing! 

Kama Shioyaki (Salt-Grilled Kama)

Fish flesh near the gills. Seafood are always FRESH in furusato due to their good business especially during dinner. They've got many Japanese customers cos not only their food is good! they regularly have got special dish out of the menu. One of the very few Japanese restaurant in JB that serves dishes that's authentically JAPANESE, not to match we Malaysian's taste bud. 

Sheiyo Shitake Karaage 

Deep fried breaded Shitake Mushroom. Top with mayo, some japanese not sure what sauce, and Katsuobushi (aka Bonito Flakes. Those shredded thing on Takoyaki). 

This dish wasn't in the menu and was recommended by them. A very UNIQUE dish that I've not tried in other Japanese restaurants. I've had stir fry, grilled, even tempura mushroom. Nothing beats this dish! Absolutely DELICIOUS. Seriously MUST TRY!! 

Goes well with shochu or sake if you like to enjoy with some light food. 

Yaki Niku

Grilled Pork in sweet japanese sauce. Very korean-chinese-ish taste. Not my favorite but it was good to try something different than teriyaki or tepanyaki. 

Curry Rice

You must be thinking there's nothing special about Japanese curry rice. Well, until you've tried really flavorful non-spicy curry rice you'll probably begin to like this. Yes, I'm a Malaysian and I used to not fancy curry that's not spicy cos it's so weird to me. But, Japanese curry is TASTY if it's nicely done by awesome chef. Very filling! *BURP*

Mochi-Age (Agedashi Mochi)

This is a very very special dish, and a very rare find in japanese restaurants, we don't see this in their menu and not all chef do this.

What we usually see in common is "Agedashi Tofu" which looked very similar this picture too. I'm sure anyone who ate that before would know what I'm referring to. So, this special dish... I requested to have "Mochi" instead of tofu. The chef knew exactly what I wanted!!! I was lucky to come across a chef that could deliver this delicacy.

Like all mochi, texture is sticky and chewy. Being fried, mochi have a slight different texture, less sticky, rougher, chewier! Do eat dipping the sauce and toppings that comes with it, very tasty! Mochi alone has aromatic rice flavor, consider it as a plain flavor, goes exceptionally well with "Agedashi" method way of eating. Love it!

Instead of going for Agedashi Tofu, why not go for Agedashi Mochi?

Furusato Japanese Restaurant
53, Jalan Kuning 2, Taman Pelangi, 80400. JB.
Business Operating Hour:
12pm-2:30pm. 6pm-10:30pm
Open Daily

Thursday, August 12, 2010

De Hunan Restaurant 湖南湘菜馆 @ Kuchai Lama, KL

Mince meat + Eggplant

I had a very full lunch this afternoon with some new friends, it was Sammantha's birthday. It's a surprise lunch! 7 girls 1 guy, 8 dish, 4 appetizer! I've never met so many lady big eaters! Amazing! It was lots of fun! =D

There's no exact name to dishes cos' I had no idea what they ordered. Food was pretty good, but it was excessively greasy/oily, everything was SPICY!!!

appetizer #1 : Pig ears

appetizer #2 : cucumber

appetizer #3 : Seaweed

appetizer #4 : Toufu skin

Fried Egg w/ garlic, onion, chili...

Stir fried cabbage w/ slice pork belly

Glass noodle w/ mushroom


No clue?
Very exotic type of mushroom and something else that has a hint of aromatic tea flavor

Toufu + Salted Egg

Fish head in spicy soup

Noodles added into the soup

No. 2, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
58200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Business Operating Hours:
11:00am - 11:00pm
Open Daily
Tel: 03-79879318

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pancake - Recipe @ Home

Butter + Honey

Fresh fruits anyone?

I'm BACK from an extreme long M.I.A... it will happen again since I've been too busy and too uninspired by the food that I've been eating for the past... many months?

Anyways, been having the urge to cook at home ever since I came back from a long trip in Canada. Finally today's the day! it's Pancake Day!

- Ingredients -
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoon melted butter/olive oil
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoon white sugar
pinch of salt

- Method -
Mix dry ingredients & wet ingredients separately, then pour wet ingredients into dry mixed ingredients, whisk well.

Heat up non-stick pan, pour batter mix into the pan about the size of 3-4inch. Cook till lightly brown.

What are you waiting for? Serve while it's still hot!

Topping of your choice: Maple Syrup/Honey + Butter, Honey + Fresh strawberries/blueberries, peanut butter...etc.

Enjoy! ;)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pacific Coffee Press Conference @ IOI Boulevard, Puchong

Hey guys!! Been a long time "again". There's not much to blog about recently for I've been really busy building up my career -- Photography. Not always I get to go hunt for yummy stuff nor even try out different recipes and partly I got bored blogging about least happening stuff. Well! This will be some juicy bit! I shot for the press conference of Pacific Coffee this afternoon! Check it out ;)

Friendly services =)

Should try this one day?

Snacks & Bites catering *YUMsss*
*Red Velvet was really good for my 1st experience. The cream-like stuff on top was lightly flavored cheese! Taste really good!

*I tried Mini Triple Mushroom Tartlet, crust is crispy unlike the usual slight/very soggy texture. Filling was flavorful! Nice!

Food Photography by request
-Take 1-

Food Photography by request
-Take 2-

Food Photography by request
-Take 3-

42-G, IOI Boulevard,
Jalan Kenari 5,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47170 Puchong, Selangor.

Business Hour :
SUN - THURS & Public Holiday
9.3oam - 11.oopm
9.3oam - Midnight

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mille Crepe Cake @ Nadeje Patisserie Cafe, Malacca

I'm back to posting! Gosh... I can't believe how long I've not posted anything until I check my last entry *shamesss*

So yea... the last visit to Malacca I forgot to write about this wonderful Crepe cake that I've tried. I went for the 2nd time yesterday! We tried two flavors this time.

Original Mille Crepe
Lightly sweetened. cream in between every layer of crepe. Great layered texture compared to spongy cakes. Absolutely yummy-licious!!

Double Chocolate Crepe
Chocolaty flavorful! you'll definitely love it if you like "chocolate indulgence" from Secret Recipe.

*from front to back* Manila Bay, Summer Time, Summer Dream
I had no idea why they named summer for both the other drinks, taste nothing like summer! Haha! I find mine (Manila Bay, mango flavor) ALOT more summer than the other two drinks. Taste alot nicer too. lol

- Where to eat? -
Located above Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka.
Nearby Vior Gallery.