Someone told me that Japanese food is one of the healthiest cuisines known to man? When comes to sushi or sashimi, most of it is not cook.
I wonder how healthy it can be when pollutions happen in just about every corner of the earth but hey, not all Japanese food is served raw.
Because of the word “healthy”, Japanese food can be found in almost every place that I have been so far. No exception to Shanghai.
Not long before this, I spent a lunch in Watami – Japanese Casual Restaurant located inside the Super Brand Mall. If you don’t like raw food and your partner does, here is the right place for both of you.
As suggested by the restaurant name, I ordered something casual. As a start, I ordered garden salad and tofu with bento. The salad is nothing unusual, just few leaves and thousand island sauces.
The tofu, on the other hand, tastes good. I know, tofu is tasteless, but this one, is different. The combination of bento and soy sauce just make it perfect.
This restaurant also serves finger food. In this case, I went for deep fried chicken cutlets and fries. As for this, I really have no clue why Japanese restaurant serves French fries?
With a dip in Thai chili sauce, the chicken cutlets can be really nice. See, so far all are cooked dishes except the green salad.
Oh yea.. I still cannot resist myself from sashimi rice and a glass of fruit juice. N Udon. N Miso soup too.. hehe.. It seems incomplete if all these are not served on my table.
This time I paid for RMB 124 (~RM 62) and I consider this affordable. Ohh, the restaurant is just few shops away from Long Feng Dim Sum. If you are there, might as well try out for this one too.
Watami – Japanese Casual Restaurant
8th Floor, 168 West,
Super Brand Mall, Liujiazui,
Pudong, Shanghai, China
Easy Japanese Tofu Cooking
2 Tube Japanese Tofu (Cut into 1 cm thick each)
10 g Carrot (Slices)
100 g White Cabbage (Slices)
4 cloves Garlic
10 g Ginger (Slices)
20g Needle mushroom (Can be added depending on preference)
2 tbsp Light soy sauce
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
½ tsp TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
½ tsp Cornflour (Can be varied depending on the thickness of gravy preferred)
2 tbsp Water
1. Heat wok with 5 tbsp of oil and fry the tofu till golden brown. Set aside.
2. Heat wok with 3 tbsp of oil. Fry garlic and ginger till golden brown and fragrant.
3. Add in carrot, follow with white cabbage. Stir fry for about 10 minutes. Notes: Do not add water because white cabbage will produce water.
4. Add in needle mushroom and mixture A. Simmer the mixture over slow fire for 10 minutes.
5. Add mixture B and stir for another 3 minutes. Pour the mixture onto readily fried tofu and it is ready to be served.
You are retired? Damn, you are such a lucky person. As much as money is not everything, money is definitely something. Imagine if you are craving for abalone or sharkfin but your wallet only has a penny.
Torturing isn’t it? That is exactly what I faced. I am not talking about the retirement part but the no money part. My wallet was kind of dried off at that time but I am craving for Japanese food.
Nike said “Just do it”. TikkoSS said just go for it! Go for what? Go for Go Sushi and worry about money later. What important is the companion rather than paper notes right? Not to forget , listen to what your belly’s whisper too.
I found this restaurant when I needed to send some documents using DHL. Yes.. it is just a few shop away from DHL. If you cannot find this restaurant, call for DHL hotline . Parking is normally not a big problem. The service is kind of fast too. Probably because I did not go during peak hours
Like I said, I need to watch out what I order or else I will end up washing the plates for one month to settle the bill.
So, I decided to order only few dishes this time. Just enough to ease my Sushi cravings. I ordered Inari Sushi RM 4.90, California Roll RM 5.90 and Norway Maki RM 16.90. Maybe I am too hungry but all the food that I ordered are just so yummie.
I am sure many will said, “TikkoSS, you only ordered few dishes. Enough meh?” Of course NO! I also ordered Tori Soba RM 16.80. Don’t ask me if the Soba is good as I only ordered to take photos. Hahaha. Nah… just kidding only.
With Ocha RM 2 as my drink, I only spent approximately RM 50 for this meal. Good or Bad? Cheap or Expensive?? Why not you determine yourself but personally I enjoy my time there!
Go Sushi Restaurant
12, Jalan Midah Satu, Taman Midah,
56000 Kuala Lumpur.
TEL: +603 – 9130 2761
Business Hour: 12 pm – 2.30 pm, 6 pm – 10.30 pm
Live to eat or eat to live? That is the question. Is it too much to agree on both? I eat to live everyday but once in a while, I live to eat. Hehe. Many says tasty food is not a healthy food. This time, I found both tasty and healthy food. Japanese food. Statistic shows that Japanese live longer (average 80 + years old). Here is the secret ..
I went to Ozeki Tokyo Cuisine @ Jalan P.Ramlee, KL.
I would say the Wow factor here is the menu. It is so BIG. Nicely fit with the cutlery setup.
This is a perfect place for a romantic date. Either for lunch or candlelight dinner would be perfect. Although the shop is just by the roadside, the parking is not an issue. The traffic can be very bad in the evening tho, but if you work in KLCC, it is just a few steps away.
The restaurant is nicely setup with sake bottles as decorations, wooden tables with comfortable cushion chair. The service is very fast too, just nice for a quick lunch. Fast is one criteria, tasty food is the most important requirements. The beef set is my favourite but the teppanyaki chicken is a “must try”. The sauce.. yummie.. drooling even when I think about it. The presentation is astonishing.
The taste of food is hardly explained with my limited vocab. Beside saying it is delicious, yummy, actions speaks louder than words. I help the waitress to clean the dishes .
Lastly, nice lunch is always ended up with a fortune but in Ozeki, I consider this meal as reasonable. I manage to get the namecard to share with all of you. You will regret if you miss it.
Ozeki Tokyo Cuisine
Menara TA One, Ground Floor,
22, Jalan P Ramlee,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.