Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BabySumoKids Featured in The Sun UK Website

Earlier this month, I shared a tutorial on how to make a Origami Dog for Chinese New Year which can be used as a decoration around your house during the festive period.

The video tutorial on YouTube have been featured on The Sun's website (Britain's most popular newspaper) - well done BabySumoKids! You can check out the article on  here.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tokyo Obanzai Hachi, J's Gate Dining, KL

Lot 10 is the place to go if you are craving Japanese cuisine. We love both The Table (4th Floor) and Isetan the Japan Store's Japanese food court concept (on LG Floor) and in mid January, another new Japanese dining concept opened up at Level 4 - J's Gate Dining. J's Gate Dining will be the home to 18 of Japan's best authentic cuisine, featuring superior Japanese ingredients such as sushi, Wagyu, udon, soba, tempura and chicken ramen.

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to check out Tokyo Obanzai Hachi, a restaurant serving traditional style 'obanzai' and high quality Wagyu. Other than that, they also serve other mains such as pork, chicken or salmon.

We were told that the Gorgeous 4 Varieties of Wagyu Set (RM100), which comes with 320g of meat would be sufficient for two to share. Since we had a light meal before coming here, we ordered  one set to share - it comes with Wagyu, roast vegetables, miso soup, rice, watermelon and one type of Obanzai. Obanzai is Japanese traditional homestyle cooking originating from Kyoto, made using konbu-dashi, katsuo-dashi and vegetables that are in season.

The platter comes with Wagyu prepared in four different styles - Wagyu steak, roast beef, Wagyu cutlet and bulgogi. The server asked what doneness we would like for our beef, to which we replied "medium".  Only the Wagyu steak came in the requested doneness and it's also the best tasting of the four as it is cooked to order. The cutlet was pretty decent too but I can't say the same about the roast beef which was served cold. The bulgogi tasted more like a spicy stew. Miso soup was a letdown, as it was pretty much tasteless. For the obanzai, there were 22 items to choose from - we went for the Stir fried shrimp.

Overall, the taste was mediocre and the meal wasn't really what I expected. Service was good though, and if I returned to Hachi, I would probably go for the lunch set which comes with diced beef or beef cutlet only.

Please check out either Tamaruya or Yakiniku Toraji if you would like a nice steak / beef meal in Lot 10.

Lunch Menu

Obanzai Menu

Opening times: 11am to 11pm daily.

Price: Total bill RM104, including green tea for one.

Location: Tokyo Obanzai Hachi, Unit P1-13, Level 4, J's Gate Dining, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2110 0521

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