Japanese Food Buffet at Munakata

It was sometime back when I have my last buffet and this round visit to KL I going to try Munakata(宗像) Japanese Restaurant which located in Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Munakata served unlimited ala carte Japanese buffet, the way they operate is exactly the same as TAO Cuisine which you ordered and they prepare.
It was a great idea as the food serve will be hot and fresh.
RM60+ for an adult and RM35+ for child from 4 – 10 years old, consider cheap compare to other Japanese buffet which normally charge around RM100.

Each table are ready with an ala carte menu with description and photo, write down the code and hand over to waitress.
You place ordered and wait for chef to get it ready for you, quite slow during peak hour but worth the wait.
It was hard for me to explain all food we ordered as we almost finish the whole menu, which come to a total of 40 dishes.
I will give a few highlights and the rest will briefly go through so that you have a rough idea of what they serve and how value RM60 for the Japanese Buffet.

I would like to highlight few items which are
Umaki Tamago, Grilled eel wrapped in Tamago. Eel is fresh and Tamago is cold, it was delicious.
Shishamo, Grilled smelt fish.
Unagi Kabayaki, Grilled eel coated with sweet soya sauce. If you are Unagi lover, you can ordered as much as you can and probably you are eating more than RM60 just for Unagi. Right? I like the sweet sauce and Unagi is fresh.
Beef Steak, beef is tender soft with the sauce it was perfect.

Other dish are Chawan Mushi, Deep fried seafood bean-curb with seaweed, Boiled Green Peas, Grilled Spinach with butter, Fried Mix Vegetable, Pan-fry mushroom, Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab, Grilled Scallop, Grilled Salmon, Seafood Tepanyaki, Deep Fried Glass Shrimp, Deep Fried Squid, Barbecued Skewered Chicken, Salad, Fried What Noodle, Fried Rice, Fresh Fruit..etc

Salmon Sashimi, generous thick cut and freshness is the key to delicious Sashimi. Picture tell the texture of Salmon fat, buttery, fatty and just plain delicious.
Again, seriously you can order as much as you can finish, no joke! Hurray!

Fresh Fruit to help digest.

Last served was the delicious Green Tea Ice-cream top with Red Bean.

Make sure you finish all your ordered as RM10 will be charge for every dish that is unfinished.


Japanese Restaurant Munakata
Mezzanine Floor, Life Centre,
No. 20, Jalan Sultain Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21667441
N3 09.227 E101 42.499

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Kuala Lumpur, Japanese Food, Buffet, 4 Star,

Deep Fried Port Knuckle in Nibong Tebal Swee Garden Seafood Restaurant

Swee Garden Seafood Restaurant was located behind Maybank Nibong Tebal, once you enter Nibong Tebal town you will see Maybank on your right hand side.
Many tourists actually turn into Nibong Tebal just to try out their signature dish Deep Fried Port Knuckle.

If you get into the right turn, should be easily spot this restaurant. You can easily get parking space, thing to remind if you cannot accept fly flying around please avoid going before 7pm.

Stir Fried Prawn RM20, Fresh prawn was stir fried with home made chili paste to dried. Crunchy skin, head and pleopods is eatable, very tasty.

Lotus Root Soup RM6, very genesrous amount of pork meat and lotus root cook with peanut. I just take this soup without ordering any other drink, very refreshing.

Kai Lan Zai Cha Jiap RM5, delicious and crunchy while it just cost RM5, pretty cheap isnt it.

Signature dish, Deep Fried Pork Knuckle RM32. You might start asking how many person to consume all 4 dishes right? The answer is just TWO, don’t be shock by our appetite. We do that for you! HaHa!
Skin is crispy while meat is very juicy, serve with some pickled onions and cucumber.

Look at the layer of fat after crispy skin together with tender meat it was a perfect bite.

Sweet and Sour sauce provided, it add extra flavour to the delicious Deep Fried Pork Knuckle.

Tips: This restaurant is usually has a lot of fly before 7pm, hence if you cannot accept eating together with fly please go after 7pm but for sure you have to wait longer to be served.

Must try their signature dish deep fried pork knuckle, without those disturbing flies it would be 5 star for our rating.

Swee Garden Seafood Restaurant
No.1, Jalan Punai, 14300 Nibong Tebal, S.P.S.
Tel : 04-5934768
N5 10.132 E100 28.655
5.30PM onward, Close on Monday

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Joo Heng Restaurant Tom Yam Mee

Joo Heng located just beside Raja Uda main road, famous for Self Selection Tom Yam Mee.

A lot variety to be add on, various type of fish ball, mushroom, fresh prawn, minced meat, vegetable, deep fried fish meat and etc.
No price display, just take whatever you want and choose your soup, either Tom Yam or Plain Soup with either Maggie Mee or Bihun.
The highlight is the deep fried fish meat, fresh and crunchy.

Chef will cook one by one, so quite a long waiting time during peak hour.

I took pork skin, 1 fish ball and a lot deep fried fish meat which come to a price of RM6 only, it was not well presented as they are too busy.
The Tom Yam soup is not really taste like normal Tom Yam soup instead its distinct hot and sour flavors, very appetite.
Highlight again on the deep fried fish meat, you get big piece of fish meat instead of flour. Crunchy even dip into Tom Yam soup for sometime.

Delicious Tom Yam Soup with Deep Fried Fish Meat with resonable price. Recommended.

Joo Heng Restaurant, Tom Yam Mee
N5 26.200 E100 23.165

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Salwa Mee Udang at Teluk Kumbar

Salwa Mee Udang located just next to “Lover Bridge”, but sadly “Lover Bridge” was now closed due to poor condition.
We ordered one plate of Mee Udang only as we know the price is expensive and we just finish Balik Pulau Laksa .

By the time we reach at around 5pm, chef is yet to be ready and we are the first customer as well. So we walk around the beach and taking some photo, nice view in this fishing village with a lot of boats.
Salwa Mee Udang not only serving Mee Udang instead they served Kari Ketam, Udang, pari…and a lot more, more toward Chu Cha style but famous for their Mee Udang.

Environment is open air concept, sit next to the beach and feel the strong wind blowing is so relaxing.

When the Mee Udang served, we will surprise and asking each other where is the prawn? After some digging and finding we just realize they put prawns under the mee, why not on top for good presentation? Weird.

We found 6 big white prawns and arrange it nicely for photographing purpose, else our reader sure curve why we eat mee kosong. Right?
Yellow Mee cook with Tomato sauce, garnished with some onions, red chilies and spring onions, not really strong flavor gravvy but it just nice.
Prawn is big and fresh, meat is tender. This bowl of noodle cost us RM16, I would say it slightly expensive but you pay for 6 big prawns is well worth it.

Overall this shop is good for their big fresh prawn, recommended.

Salwa Mee Udang
926, Kampung Nelayan, Teluk Kumbar, 11960 Penang
04-649 4497
Weekday 3PM – 11PM
Weekend 2PM – 12AM

N5 17.220 E100 13.772

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Balik Pulau Kim Laksa

Laksa is one of the well known Penang Food, every visitor come to Penang must not miss out this dish.
Has not visit to Balik Pulau for very long time, miss the Laksa and decided to drive all the way just to recap my memory.
Was shocked when I saw the old market has been left abandoned and Laksa stall is no longer there, quite disappointed and sad but luckily kopitiam beside got another (or same?) Laksa stall.
I not sure whether this tall is the old memory Laksa or different stall but since we are here already so might as well give it a try.

Kim Laksa located in small kopitiam name Nan Guang, opposite there is another Laksa stall but seem to be no people so we just ignore it.
RM2.50 for a bowl of Laksa, it was pretty cheap. We tried Asam Laksa, according to some review Siam Laksa is actually quite tasty as well, will try it out on next visit.

Rice noodle in a thick sour soup, included cucumber, pineapple, mint leaves, onions and most important ginger torch flower with some Shrimp paste(Hae Ko).
Sour soup is delicious with slightly spicy taste and Hae Ko further enhance it flavor. Yummy.

Remember not to miss the Nutmeg Drink with Plum, it was once of the local delicacy.

Balik Pulau Kim Laksa
12:30pm – 3:30pm (Close on Wednesday)
N5 21.117 E100 14.143

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