Un-Japanese food at a Japanese restaurant


We dine at Jurin Japanese restaurant at Belisa Row, Pulau Tikus a few nights ago. Here are some un-Japanese foods we ordered. The first one is the baked oysters. 5 huge oysters smothered with cheese. Yummy! At RM30++. But I have tasted better oyster thermidor though.


This is the ‘mistake’ we ordered. A Japanese pizza which doesn’t seem to have any dough but cheese mixed with some sweetish, teppanayaki sauce and lots of that paper-thin cuttle-fish. My kid who ordered it refused to eat it and I can only manage to swallow one mouthful. Ewws…sorry, I just cannot stomach it. We pack it home and one hungry son who did not join us walloped this RM15 pizza-wannabe.


This is my nice dinner. A bento with rice, chawan mushi, misho soup, sashimi, tempura prawns, some teppanyaki items and other stuffs. (too many things I can’t remember what is what). RM36. Quite worth it because the taste are all pleasantly nice for my local tastebuds.


The bowl of green tea icecream and red beans which I had to fight with my kids over it. Because it is THAT GOOD. The green tea is not sweet at all but a bit bitter with strong taste of green tea. The red beans sweetness balance it, making it the best one I had tasted so far. (ok, I don’t always eat at Japanese restaurant)

If I am not too lazy to re-size more photos, I will post about the deco of this place. It is a Japanese restaurant worth checking out. Classy unlike the mass production sushi bars. There is another branch in Penang at Krystal Place in Bayan Baru.

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7 thoughts on “Un-Japanese food at a Japanese restaurant


    (September 6, 2005 - 5:57 pm)

    the try to be pizza is okonomiyaki. Think acrix69 also posted about it just now. Bento looks good, yum!


    (September 6, 2005 - 6:43 pm)

    Except the cheese oysters, others look quite yapunis to me, wut? The flakes on the okonomiyaki usually some flaked dried fish like salmon?


    (September 6, 2005 - 10:47 pm)

    doc – the okonomiyaki was described as pizza and served looking like pizza. So, our brains registered pizza but what we get is an omelette made with too much cheese and sweetish sauce. ewwss…

    boo – Tks for pointing it out. I read on Acrix69, cheese are optional and that one looks yummy. Unlike mine. Ewws


    (September 7, 2005 - 12:36 pm)

    next time when u r down in KL try the macha ice-cream at ozeki (opposite KLCC/rumjungle) or at NZ ice-cream (KLCC/ikano)


    (September 7, 2005 - 5:49 pm)

    the paper-thin flakes are not cuttle fish… it’s dried shaved bonito flakes. it’s an important ingredient in the yapunis cooking…


    (September 7, 2005 - 7:25 pm)

    I love those bonito flakes especially when they seem alive as they move a bit with the wind.


    (October 6, 2006 - 2:41 am)

    I found this interesting videos…

    Hiroshima Style OKONOMI-YAKI

    Kansai Style OKONOMI-YAKI

    Tokyo Style MONJHA-YAKI

    The way the chefs cooked it’s sooooooo mmmmmm…

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