Lunch

京料理 萬重 京都ポルタ店 Kyoryori Manshige Kyotoporutaten @京都 Kyoto, Japan

Our last meal in Japan, and we thought we should splurge! We got ourselves 2 very pretty and delicious bento (¥3000 and ¥2600, excluding taxes). There were also a few mochi surprises, LOL! Overall, an enjoyable meal 🙂

Contact:
  • Location: 902, Higashishiokoujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan 〒600-8216 京都府京都市下京区東塩小路町902 京都駅前地下街 ポルタ (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Kyoto Station JR 京都駅 (2 min walk)
  • Websitewww.kyoryori-manshige.co.jp
  • Hrs: 11am – 10pm
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豆腐料理 松ヶ枝 Tofu Ryouri Matsugae @嵐山 Arashiyama, 京都 Kyoto, Japan

No trip to 嵐山 Arashiyama seemed complete without trying some tofu cuisine 😛 We ordered 2 sets to try (total ¥4330) and we totally enjoyed the food and the pleasant environment.

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  • Location: 3 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan 〒616-8385 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨天龍寺芒ノ馬場町3 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Saga-Arashiyama Station JR嵯峨嵐山駅 (11 min walk)
  • Websiteyoshimura-gr.com/matsugae
  • Hrs: 11am – 4:30pm
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牛カツ京都勝牛 京都駅前店 Gyukatsu Kyoto Katsugyu Kyoto Ekimae @京都 Kyoto, Japan

First meal of the day in Kyoto was 牛ロースカツ膳 Chuck Tail Flap (¥1480) and 牛リブロースカツ膳 Rib Eye Roll (¥1380), with 10% tax, which came with free-flow rice, miso soup and cabbage. This place was definitely tourist-friendly, with its multi-language guide on how to eat 牛カツ Gyukatsu aka beef cutlet. We were quite impressed by the crispy exterior of the cutlets while the inside was medium rare and juicy.

Contact:
  • Location: 211 Maoyacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8211, Japan 〒600-8211 京都府京都市下京区真苧屋町211 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Kyoto Station JR 京都駅 (4 min walk)
  • Websitegyukatsu-kyotokatsugyu.com/store/kyotoekimae
  • Hrs: 11am – 9pm (Sun-Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat)
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浪速割烹 喜川/㐂川 Naniwa Kappo Kigawa @大阪 Osaka, Japan

IMG_3104IMG_3103We had tried to ask our hotel to help us with the reservations, but they were unable to, due to some reservations policy. Nonetheless, we decided to try our luck walking in. Turned out that we were the very first customers at 12 noon when we arrived.

There were 3 lunch menu, and the difference between the ¥8,000 and ¥6,000 menu was an additional main dish of grilled wagyu beef. We didn’t get to see what was in the ¥15,000 menu, but anyway we opted for the ¥6,000 one, knowing that we would be eating lots during the trip 😅

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Manis J Nyonya Restaurant @Melaka, Malaysia

Our last stop in Malacca, and we were still quite determined to try Peranakan food 😛

Our favourite was the Assam Fish (RM50 for medium)! The fish was fresh, and the tamarind sauce had a good balance of sweet, sour and spicy 🙂 We also liked the Cili Garam Terung (RM18), which was fried eggplant in chilli gravy. Unfortunately, we found some of the braised chicken pieces in the Ayam Tempra (RM28) a bit too tough, while the Telur Cincaluk (RM18) was like a normal omelette and we could barely taste the fermented shrimps of the cincaluk.

Chendol (RM5) was the recommended dessert, and Dr K gave it thumbs-up 🙂 We had a taste of the gula melaka on its own, and thought it was pretty good.

Contact:

  • Location: 167, Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 8am – 3pm (closed on Tue)
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Locahouz @Melaka, Malaysia

This cafe served a list of interesting specialty coffee, but when we enquired further, all except one had some form of syrup used. So we opted for a Homemade Orange Lemon Beer (RM12.50 + 5% Service Charge) and two Chrysanthemum Lattes (RM13+ for hot; RM15+ for cold). We also got ourselves some Homemade Coffee Marinated Pork Belly with Pumpkin Bao (RM20.90+), Hot Sauce Pork Belly with Pumpkin Bao (RM20.50+), and Banana Cheese Cake (RM9.90+) to share.

The Baos (or burgers) were yummy, though the hot sauce version was a tad too spicy for hubby and I. The cheese cake was not overly sweet and it was a lovely finish to the meal. Drinks-wise, the lattes were pretty good, and while the alcoholic content for the beer was rather low, for a non-drinker, I certainly felt a bit high drinking it, haha! I really enjoyed the tangy sweet and bitter drink, and it was an interesting alternative to the other non coffee options 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 8, Jalan Bukit Cina, Kampung Bukit China, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 6pm (closed on Wed)
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元延原创永平正宗西刀鱼圓 Yuan Yean Fishball Eating House @Yong Peng, Malaysia

We drove passed a few shops selling fishball during our stopover at Yong Peng 永平, and could not resist trying this Foochow 福州 delight.

Making another pit stop before driving to Malacca, we decided to check out one of the fishball places, since small fishballs seemed quite popular at Yong Peng. The bowl of Fishball Soup 鱼圆汤 (RM4.80 + 6% Service Tax for 6 pieces) were pretty decent, but we could not differentiate if the Fuzhou Fishballs 福州鱼圆 (RM5+ for 5 pieces) were hand-made or factory-made 😛 The Fried Fuzuk 炸腐竹 (RM6+ for 5 pieces) was just oh-so-salty….

The Soursop Juice (RM3.50+) and Passionfruit Juice (RM3.50+) were definitely refreshing and much needed on such a hot day though 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 122A-123, Main Rd, Taman Selatan, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 7.30am to 7.30pm
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桢记热气羊肉火锅 Zhenji Reqi Mutton Hotpot @上海 Shanghai, China

We wanted brunch, and were the first customers waiting outside this hotpot restaurant 😛

For ¥160, we thought the food was not bad, and the meal became nicer because there was 猪血 Pig’s Blood.. haha!

Contact:

  • Location: 上海市黄浦区宁海东路280号 (Baidu Maps)
  • Hrs: 11am – 3am
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大壶春 Dahuchun @上海 Shanghai, China

上海 Shanghai, here we come~

Called for a car via 滴滴出行 Didi Rider app (¥11) to 杭州火车站 Hangzhou Railway Station to catch the 8+am train to 上海虹桥火车站 Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, followed by a Metro ride to 大世界 Dashijie Station (¥5 per adult).

Made our way to the hotel, dropped our bags and we were off to our first meal in Shanghai!

The flagship store of 大壶春 Dahuchun was just around the corner, and so, we had some really awesome 生煎包 Pan-Fried Pork Buns again!

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We had to order a portion of pork buns and soup each, so we ended up with a plate with 鲜肉 pork fillings (¥8 for 4 pieces), 虾仁 prawn fillings (¥12 for 4 pieces) and 2 bowls of 葱花鱼丸汤 Fishball Soup with Spring Onions (¥8 per bowl).

Compared to the version which we tried in Hangzhou, the buns here had thicker skin, but were meatier. We liked the fluffy top part and the crisp bottom. The overall taste felt homely and hearty. The soup was pretty normal.

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  • Location: 上海市黄浦区四川中路136号 (Baidu Maps)
  • Hrs: 6.30am to 7:30pm
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萬香城餐館 Ban Heong Seng Restaurant @Johor, Malaysia

IMG_7626We had wanted to check out this place for the last few trips but it was always closed (because we kept picking the same day to travel 😡). This time, we especially picked a different day, and called in advance to make reservations.

We found the place slightly before 12 noon, and found the metal gates still locked 😮 However, looking through the gates, it seemed that the back door was open, and we figured that we would just take a peep, as we were not too sure if this was the correct place to be, as there were a couple of similarly-named places found in Google Maps.

Boy, were we glad that we went to the back, for we got to see how 叫化鷄 Beggar Chicken was prepared 😀 The owner was preparing the chicken, and explained to us how it was done, hehe! Continue reading

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