Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Shin Tokyo Sushi & Ramen Ten @ Jaya 33

Checking out Shin Tokyo Sushi & Ramen Ten, two sister restaurants that opened side-by-side this month at PJ's Jaya33; customers can sit at either outlet & order from both to relish a meal of sushi & ramen all at once.

 Start with sushi: The Tamago Mayo Nigiri (RM5.60 before taxes) seems somewhat inspired by the late Fukuharu's famed mentai sushi. Astonishingly, it tastes almost as terrific, thanks to its melt-in-the-mouth, eggy creamy-savoriness.

 Less impressive: The lobster salad roll. Portions of the topping taste like an inferior version of dried scallops, though it's nevertheless not a rip-off, considering the ultra-low price of RM12.80.

 Unagi chawanmushi, a recipe that works. Blessed be thick slices of freshwater eel.

Another fun combo: Garlic fried rice, topped with salmon sashimi & roe. The rice could probably use more flavor, but the fishy components of this are fine.

Onward to ramen: The menu's extensive, with crayfish noodles the top recommendation. 

 Decent for a bowl that's priced like most shopping mall ramen, comprising sufficient crustacean flesh to satisfy. Broth's not wonderful but it's not exactly weak either.

 If the names Shin Tokyo Sushi & Ramen Ten sound vaguely familiar, that might be because both brands come from Singapore, where they operate a few outlets.

 Both restaurants are known even in Singapore as being completely halal eateries, which explains why sake, shochu, wine & cocktails are sadly absent in this entry. Oh, well. On the plus side, service is efficient enough & fairly friendly.

Shin Tokyo Sushi & Ramen Ten,
Ground Floor, Jaya 33, Petaling Jaya.

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37 comments:

  1. I don't eat sushi, but I love smoked salmon. The ambiance here is lovely, Sean!

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    1. Linda: oh yes, salmon is such an excellent fish that can be prepared in different ways and still taste delicious :D and yups, this place is pretty bright and bustling =)

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  2. Looks like Shin Tokyo is worth a visit =)

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    1. Ulric: it's got a good variety of stuff that won't pinch the wallet too much =)

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  3. I'd opt for ramen...if I have to choose between the two.

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    1. Suituapui: i like everything japanese! well, almost everything, heh :D

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  4. I love Fukuharu's mentai sushi! Maybe should try the Tamago Mayo Nigiri. :D

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    1. CK: ya, it's such a brilliant recipe, ya. i could happily eat it every week :D

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  5. The Tamago Mayo Nigiri is good! Given the low prices, the food here is good value, I think. Oh, btw, my fave neighbourhood Japanese resto is no more. Zakuro in Plaza Mont Kiara closed a couple of months ago.

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    1. Footfringe: yikes, maybe the competition for the japanese yen is too fierce at plaza mont kiara. sad to hear that about zakuro, but maybe it'll resurface somewhere else someday =)

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  6. hhmm a new comment box?
    Japanese food - i can't get enough of it! :)

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    1. Rebecca: heh, the box was automatically introduced by blogspot =) and ya, i think i'm having japanese food three times this week! =)

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  7. Aha, sushi & ramen side by side - I'd go for the sushi, especially that Tamago Mayo one - yummz!

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, ya, that sushi is a show-stopper! the ramen's a bit less impressive beside it =)

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  8. The crayfish ramen looks really good! I'd go for that too, something different from the usual charshu that comes with ramen.. :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: yeah, it was cool to see that crayfish ramen on the menu. they also serve a dry ramen topped with crayfish for folks who don't want broth =)

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  9. Drooling at the Unagi chawanmushi. Topped with thick slice of unagi ^_^

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    1. Melissa: thick, warm, soft unagi! a total joy, ya =)

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  10. Thanks for adding this, now I have a reason to go back there

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    1. Cquek: japanese food is always worth heading for =)

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  11. Missing Fukuharu's food actually.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, i have quite fond memories of dinners at fukuharu. my first time there was with a good friend =)

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  12. I want the tamago mayo nigiri. Looks good for the price.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, it's surprisingly priced lower than expected! good deal! =)

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  13. Mouth-watering ramen, i'm a huge fan of ramen! My dad would surely love to have a serving of that unagi chawanmushi though

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    1. Ken: ooo, that's the nice thing about japanese cuisine, there's something to satisfy everyone. i'm a fan of ramen, and not so much of chawanmushi, but i do love unagi =)

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  14. It is always packed and i only manage to taste them yesterday lunch

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    1. Pamela: ya, it was quite crowded for dinner too. hope you enjoyed it =)

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  15. how much is the ramen roughly?

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    1. Irene: oops, good question, but i've misplaced the receipt. somewhere below RM30, but i don't have a more specific number, unfortunately...

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  16. My friends and I went to this place yesterday for dinner hoping to get some kickass Jap food, only to be seriously disappointed. It was taste-less and for the price we paid (RM120 for 3 people), we will never return. Zanmai Sushi is still the best for a casual Japanese dining experience. Just my 2 cents.

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  17. Zanmai and shin tokyo taste the same to me. However the super spicy ramen at shin tokyo worth a try, fairly big bowl.

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  18. Zanmai and shin tokyo taste the same to me. However the super spicy ramen at shin tokyo worth a try, fairly big bowl.

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  19. Bad experience seriously poor service. My friend and I went to this place this evening. Billboard outside says that 1st bowl ramen at regular price and 2nd bowl at 50%. We ordered the ramen and was charged the full price. When we queried, we were rudely told by a waitress that we should asked for their special menu. This place is banned for me and my friends and if they want to try, I will surely ask them to ask first before order.

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  20. Hi, Ramen Ten recently launched its new menu. Highly recommend Tom Yum Katsu Chicken Ramen!!

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  21. Bad service. First and last time here.

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  22. Terrible Service! The staff were so ignorant. I hate lousy service and no one taken my order. I do not recommend anyone to come and eat here.

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