Food Review: Yamagoya Ramen @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas

April 30
If you’re a big fan of kyushu (Japan) ramen, you would have probably heard of Yamagoya Ramen. The first branch in Malaysia has been opened recently at Publika, Solaris Dutamas. They have over 140 franchise outlets in Japan and I felt really lucky that Malaysians can finally try their famous recipe! Without further ado, let’s see what they have in store!
Mukashi Special Ramen
Price: RM 24

Mukashi Special Ramen is Yamagoya Ramen’s signature dish. It’s definitely a must-order dish if this is your first time here because it’s considered as the ‘full spec’ ramen. It contains slices of yummy pork chir siu (a.k.a. char siu), ear fungus, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, seaweed and soy sauced egg. The broth made from pork bone (tonkotsu) is milky and smooth but not too oily. Yamagoya Ramen (RM 19) is similar with Mukashi Special Ramen except that it doesn’t include seaweed and Soy Sauced Egg.

Miso Ramen
Price: RM 24

Having the same content with Yamagoya Ramen, Miso Ramen’s broth is saltier than normal ramen broth.

Black Garlic Ramen
Price: RM 22

A fragrant bowl of ramen, black garlic oil is added into the pork bone broth. A distinctive flavour has been created.

Spicy Tobanjan Ramen
Price: RM 22

Another ramen dish that received good feedback from the crowd is Spicy Tobanjan Ramen. “Tobanjan” means spicy bean sauce and 辣豆瓣酱 in Chinese. The taste is not too spicy that a person who normally cannot bear spicy food like me can still accept.

Kimchi Ramen
Price: RM 22

If you’re a fan of Kimchi, Kimchi Ramen is for you! Talking about Korean-Japanese fusion!

To be enhance the taste of ramen, they also provide you a sesame seed grinder and pickled ginger (Beni Shoga)

Fried Chicken
Price: RM 11

Fried Chicken is highly recommended by me! The chicken meat is tender and juicy and the skin is really crispy! Squeeze some lemon juice on top of the fried chicken and you will taste the perfect combination of the sourness from lemon juice and salted chicken meat.

Yamagoya Soy Sauced Egg
Price: RM 4

The eggs were prepared by boiling them in soy sauce, making the yolk and egg white looks brownish. The special thing about this egg is, the yolk isn’t as dry as the hard boiled eggs we made at home. I’m sure hard boiled egg haters will love it.

Price: RM 11

Gyoza is originally a Chinese dish which is dumpling filled with pork meat. It was fried nicely but I think the amount of pork fillings could be put more because I can’t get enough of it.

Mugi cha
Price: RM 2

Yamagoya Ramen entrance

Preparing fresh ramen

Interior of Yamagoya Ramen

Yamagoya Ramen 
A2-G2-8, Solaris Dutamas,
Publika Shopping Centre,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-62062220

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 10pm; Friday to Sunday 10am to 11pm

FB Page: Yamagoya Ramen Kuala Lumpur


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PropWall – Largest Property Listing Website in Malaysia

April 26

Ever since my last trip to Penang, I already fell deeply in love with this state. Why? Because Piscean loves water (although I don’t know how to swim) and Penang island is surrounded by water! I’d really wanna hangout at the seaside after a tired working day. Imagine I can hangout in a bar near Straits Quay and do some people watching!

But if I wanna do that, I need to find a permanent place to stay there! From the last trip, I found that there are many new developments mushrooming all around Penang! As I’m not really familiar with the available properties around and the price range of Penang property, that’s where PropWall comes to the rescue!

PropWall – Penang

PropWall is the largest FREE property resource website in Malaysia! I find it very unique compared to other property listing website in Malaysia because PropWall categorizes their property listings by the property’s name, making it more centralized and thus easier to get what you want.

Besides that, they also sub-categorize the properties by sale and rent so you will not get mixed matches. With a wide array of photos that can be uploaded by the users, you do not need to worry that what you see from the website will be different from reality.

If you’re looking for property, I’d recommend this site to you too! They not only have Penang properties, but also Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan; just to name a few.

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Win a Flower Cake from Bloom The Floral Shop for Mum!

April 25
Question of the day: Have you given your mum flowers before?
Well I don’t know about you, but honestly I have never given my mum any flower in these 20+ years. What are the most common excuses we give normally when we didn’t get anything for mum during Mother’s Day? Busy lor…. busy with this, busy with that, blah blah blah…
The good news is, you can always order your mum some flowers via an online florist! I know, I know. Sometimes there are sites that aren’t trustable and doesn’t deliver after you’ve made payment right? Knowing your concern, I went to Bloom The Floral Shop’s physical store at LG25, Ikano Power Centre for an ‘investigation’. Aha! The shop is there and there are many flower selections!
They also have other branches at C13, The Intermark and LG17, Empire Shopping Gallery so you can pay a visit there if you want to hand pick your own flowers!
Sweet Williams flowers <3

Artificial orchids of all colors

Red orchid decoration

Fresh Flowers are available too!

Potted artificial flowers

Who wants these cute flowers? :)

My favorite! It’s Lavender balls!

Other lavender flowers

Hmmm are these carnations?

Cute bears to go with your flowers

They have bears for graduation too!

Wall decorations imported from Thailand

I love their decorations!

The shop assistant is preparing my flower cake!

Finally got my flower cake! Nice or not? :p

Wanna win one of these beautifully crafted flower cakes for your mum?

It’s really simple to win a pretty flower cake worth RM 120 for Mother’s Day! All you need to do is write a heartwarming message to your mum together with the design you prefer and post it HERE by 8th May 2012. Winner will be announced in this post and contacted via FB message. Delivery will be made within Klang Valley only ya! All thanks to BLOOM THE FLORAL SHOP @ for sponsoring!

Good Luck Everyone!

Update: I received so many great and touching comments for this giveaway! It was hard to pick a winner but Jiayeen Tan was chosen at the end. Congrats! I’ll share all the comments with you guys now =)
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