Category Archives: Japanese Food

Best Cake at China House Penang

China House famous for their signature cake”S”, I mean a lot of cake. No doubt that it is one of the best cake shop in Penang and we had the impression that China House only served cake with drink but we are completely wrong, they do have awesome menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well.

Although the outlook of the shop look small but inside is actually very long with 3 connected area, right after the entrance is drinks counter with a couple of table and one table fill up with cakes, further down the hall is another seating area with book and some antique, follow through is an outdoor decoration pool and last area is a wine bar.

We had Lychee Cucumber Soda RM12.80 and Hot Latte RM12.80. Lychee Cucumber Soda are extremely refreshing especially on hot day, cucumber green and fresh taste mix extremely well with lychee and soda, it taste very good.

Ministrone & Chickpea Soup of quinoa, leek, fennel, pumpkin & beans with Chimichurri Pesto and Cheesy Focaccia RM20. We are impress with the rich flavor of soup, taste sourish and add on with the cheese slice provided making it taste even better. Cheesy Focaccia are really impressive, crunchy with strong butter fragrance.

Pizza of the Day RM29, crispy tortilla topped with chicken pepperoni, pineapple, capsicum and cheese. Tortilla are healthier compare to pizza dough and with it thickness, it is much more crispy as well. Topping with simple ingredients is good enough to make a good pizza, saltiness of chicken pepperoni and cheese mix with sweet pineapple is just awesome.

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Sushi Kitchen Gurney Plaza Penang

Sushi Kitchen Restaurant offer healthy food, emphasize on healthy eating with fresh ingredients. Sushi Kitchen has few branches around Penang and Gurney Plaza is one of the latest branch which start operation since last year.

Food ingredients are soaked in enzymes for 45 minutes before cooking.
Mayonnaise are freshly made from non dairy, no egg, no honey and no animal product.
Food are order to cook so be patient while waiting for your food that cook with love.
All food preparation without food preservative, white sugar replace with brown sugar and salt use are Himalayan Rock salt.

Vegetable Hand Roll RM8, freshly roasted Japanese premium seaweed roll with assorted fresh and crunchy vegetable, topping with homemade vegan mayonnaise and G-ken floss. Seaweed are extremely crispy and what make hand roll taste good is the homemade mayonnaise, it has a bit of sour and sweet taste.

Happiness Family RM36, 16 pieces sushi that consists of G-Ken Floss Sushi, Rainbow Maki, Global Warning Maki, Inari, Chuka Wakame Gunkan. Japanese rice are use and it has very nice texture with vinegar fragrance. Deep Fried Sushi is one of their signature as it has extra crispiness.

Mango Sushi are seasonal menu item as Mango are not available throughout the year. Honestly this is a piece of art, it look gorgeous. Sushi wrapped with carrot, cucumber & G-Ken floss. Sour and Sweet Mango Sushi gave a new sushi experience to us.

Black God RM15.90, Organic Charcoal Noodle with wheat milk soup. Honestly we are surprise by the tastiness of soup that was cook from wheat milk and assorted vegetable, it taste very delicious and charcoal noodle has springy texture. Continue reading Sushi Kitchen Gurney Plaza Penang

Omakase at Malaysia Biggest Japanese Restaurant Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna is the biggest Japanese Restaurant in Malaysia which situated inside Penang Time Square, offering great variety of Japanese Food and premium quality of Sashimi. If you are fan of Sashimi then Kizuna definitely is a must visit restaurant, we are really impress with the great variety of fresh air flown Sashimi offer on the menu. Don’t hesitate to ask for something fresh that not in menu, they always have surprise for you.
Kizuna Japanese Restaurant Penang Time Square

Kizuna Japanese Restaurant Penang Time Square

Today we going to try our their newly launch Omakase, “I will leave it up to you” which mean Chef will prepare dishes that is fresh and best for the package of your choice, typically Omakase doesn’t have a fix menu but in Kizuna they decided to put up a fix menu with pricing just because local people still cannot accept paying a certain amount without knowing what will be served.
Maxwell Sparkling Mead

Maxwell Sparkling Mead, great selection by the owner. According to the owner he go to many country just to sample the best wine to pair with Omakase and after countless try finally he found this wine which are smooth in texture and taste sweet. It well balanced and not overpower any single dish that we ate throughout the night.
Maxwell Sparkling Mead

Thanks to our Chef for preparing an awesome dishes throughout the night.
Omakase

Tuna Tartar, Avocado top with Caviar. Tuna meat are scratch to fine texture and season with truffle oil then top with avocado, fish roe and Caviar. It has a thin slice of lemon at the bottom that look like a decoration but instead it provide a great hint of acidity which make the overall combination a perfect flavor.
Tuna Tartar

Kuruma Ebi Salsa, the chef ask: do you like spicy? I said Yes and here the special made Salsa Sauce Prawn made. Extremely big and springy texture prawn boiled to perfection then season with Salsa sauce that taste sweet, spicy and sourish.
Kuruma Ebi Salsa

Kuruma Ebi Salsa

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Matsuki Japanese Restaurant

Matsuki Japanese Restaurant is definitely a hidden gem near Gurney area. Restaurant located inside a bungalow (or Semi-D), a very old restaurant that serve great Japanese Food.

We had Spicy Seafood Ramen RM18 and Sushi Tempura Set RM30, both are extremely good.

Spicy Seafood Ramen consist of assorted seafood and vegetable, soup taste sweet and spicy with seafood fresness. Japanese yellow ramen are use, it has great texture.
Spicy Seafood Ramen

Spicy Seafood Ramen

Sushi Tempura Set RM30, deep fried prawn and vegetable tempura, miso soup, fruits and rice. Just love their tempura which are extremely crispy and fresh.
Sushi Tempura Set

Sushi Tempura Set

Tamago Sushi, thick cut of cold tamago is just awesome.
Tamago Sushi

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Restoran Jepun Matsuki
Address: 62, Jalan Pemenang, 10250, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone:+60 4-229 5504

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Kizuna Japanese Restaurant Penang Time Square

Kizuna has open up their second outlet in Penang Time Square which previously run by another buffet restaurant, we just can’t imagine how big the restaurant from the outlook and truly impress by the decoration found inside the restaurant. According to the owner, a couple of million has been invested to create a Japanese feeling restaurant, it is so detail that every corner has a special decoration.

Other than that, 10 VIP room are available to cater for private function. Extensive collection of wine are available as well.
Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Shake Ikura Salad | Soft Kani Karaage & Shake Kawa Salad RM25.90, start with a healthy green vegetable with assorted ingredients such as Salmon, Salmon Roe, Crispy Softshell Crab. Dressing provided are outstanding which has extremely strong sesame fragrance and the amount given is generous as well.
Shake Ikura Salad

Soft Kani Karaage

Shake Sashimi RM30/5pcs | Maguro Sashimi RM40/5pcs | Hamachi Sashimi RM55/5pcs | Hokkaido Hotate Sashimi RM45/5pcs | Aka Ebi Sashimi RM50/5pcs | Shiro Maguro Sashimi RM35/5pcs. Big boat sailing toward our table that fill up with whole lot of fresh sashimi included Shake, Maguro, Hamachi, Hokkaido Hotate, Aka Ebi and Shiro Maguro. It is nicely presented in a bed of ice, fresh Sashimi are very impressing especially Hokkaido Hotate and Aka Ebi which are extremely fresh and sweet. I rarely eat Sashimi as I worry they don’t serve it fresh but I am very impress with the freshness of Sashimi served here.
Assorted Sashimi

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Maguro Otoro Sashimi RM160/5pcs, RM30 a piece Sashimi are the most luxury Sashimi that I ever had, it is coming from the best part of Big Eye Tuna (Maguro). It is melt in mouth. Yummy.
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Unagi Cheese Roll RM30.90 | Smoked Duck Roll RM25.90,
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Ika Teriyaki RM26.90, perfectly grilled giant size squid top with sweet sauce, it is nicely cook to perfection and doesn’t has the chewy texture at all.
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Buta Amiyaki RM23.90, thinly slice pork meat grilled with sweet sauce and top with sesame. Even though it is so thin but it still has the meat texture with some crispiness.
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Kataifi Shrimp with Pumpkin Soup RM55, golden crispy prawn nicely presented on top of pumpkin, each of the prawn stick actually contain 2 prawn, deshell prawn. It is extremely crunchy and dipping into the pool of pumpkin soup make it taste special.
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Foie Gras RM60, premium grade of Foie Gras served with two type of mushroom grilled with sweet sauce and thick cut of radish at the bottom. Foie Gras are nicely grilled to crispy outside while extremely soft and juicy inside.
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Black Cod with Truffle Oil Shitake RM60, I just in love with the oily texture of Black Cod especially with the addition of Truffle Oil making it taste even better.
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Hokkaido Scallop to Caviar RM85, super jumbo size Scallop lightly grill and top with premium grade black caviar served in sourish soup. It is extremely juicy and too big to finish in one mouth bite. Yummy!
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Salmon and Avocado to Caviar RM80, thinly slice cucumber wrap salmon and avocado then top with premium grade black caviar. It has the soft and crunchy texture that create a good combination.
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Botan Ebi Shioyaki RM140, Botan Ebi are one of the most premium shrimp in market and normally people serve in Sashimi way but in Kizuna they make a bold move to cook it. Just a sprinkle of salt then grilled to perfection is more than enough to bring out the original sweet taste of Botan Ebi.
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Pork Mayo Ramen | Buta Kakuni Ramen | Gengi Kara Ramen | Beef Chili Ramen RM21.90, assorted ramen available at Kizuna and the level 3 Gengi Kara Ramen is my favorite, it has the right level of spiciness and sweetness while Buta Kakuni is my second favorite, mainly due to the marinated pork that taste extremely flavorful.
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Uji Matcha | Chocolate | Vanilla Bran | Fresh Strawberry | Organic Black Sesame | Colombia Coffee RM12/scoop, if you are ice cream lover then you have to try out their special made Ice Cream that are so unique and you can’t get it outside. Organic Black Sesame is highly recommended as it has extremely strong black sesame fragrance and all the ice cream are so pure that you can’t taste a single ice in it.
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Kizuna Times Square Penang
Opens daily 11:30am – 10:30pm
Penang Times Square, Ground Floor, 10150 George Town
04-370 0268 | 013-9469 796

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