March 20, 2018 50, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tasting the Japanese Hotpot & Handmade Soba at J’s Gate Dining Lot 10!

I agree that I couldn't get enough talking about Japan, and there is always something to talk about especially their food. Before I splurge on Japanese food I always think about my budget, but not anymore because this two shop that I'm going to review are budget friendly!

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Halal Hotpot (Nabe) & Handmade Soba at J's Gate Dining Lot 10!

 Shinanoji Japanese Soba Noodles 

The freshest soba are all here in Malaysia directly from Wakayama! This 40-years soba restaurant serves a variety of soba and you can choose either to enjoy it in hot or cold broth. šŸ˜®

One of the main ingredients of Soba is buckwheat which is low fat, cholesterol free and rich in nutrients! So, if you're on a gluten-free diet this meal will help you that šŸ˜‰

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Menu at Shinanoji

When I went to Japan, I tried soba for breakfast and it just made my stomach feels super good! I still remember that I emptied that whole bowl by myself and satisfaction level is just up in the par. Since Shinanoji is originated from Japan I have high hopes for them!

Standard Japanese Soba (Cold) - RM11
I would say the amount is for 1-3 person max depends on your appetite but for me, it would be for 2 people for full satisfaction. The best part is, its suitable for Malaysia weather because they usually served this during the summer season to cool it down.

In the menu, they called this as 'Standard Japanese Soba' but the real name is Zaru Soba. Take note that this type of soba is served with tsuyu (a mixture of soy sauce and other permissible ingredients).

So, you have to dip into the sauce and eat that alone. It may look simple, but it's actually full of flavor. Plus, the udon is really fresh, it got that chewy, soft and easy to bite into.

Ebi Tempura
But, if you want more flavor you can order other things such as Ebi tempura! Another tip to enhanced the flavor is to add some condiments (Ebi tempura flakes or spices) into the sauce and voila you will keep eating it!

For more info: Shinanoji Japanese Soba Noodles
Address: J's Gate Dining, P1-05, Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Center, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 11AM - 11PM
How to get there: Head to MRT Bukit Bintang

 Fuji Sakura Japanese Hotpot 

The stall is located side by side with the Soba shop, and they served a hotpot which the vice versa of cold soba. 

Hotpot or known as Nabe is also one of the dishes that favored by all Japanese families. They made a 'Dashi' (soup stock) from bonito flakes and kombu (kelp) FRESH every day in the store!

So, the Dashi will be the best of every hotspot that you're ordered. If you already dine in at the restaurant, you might notice some changes because I did. When I first came, they have a step-by-step ordering system but I think this one is more systematic.

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Menu for Fuji Sakura Hotpot

It seems that they cut few things out like the meat, and make it into a compact menu. So, since it got a little of changes, I choose 'Miso Udon Hotpot' and it still taste the same šŸ˜Š

Miso Udon Hotpot - RM16

We have taste Soba, and now 'Udon'! This type of noodles is made from a wheat flour noodle and it's a bit thicker than soba.

Just a few good amounts of this, you will feel very full. It was a hearty meal for me because they made the base soup, dashi themselves and the miso is not too overwhelming. 

Btw, I ask them and all the meat is Halal and imported from Australia, and they have Muslims staff working there too. If you want a double confirmation, ask away! šŸ˜Š

In terms of the amount, I think this is more suitable for one person more rather than two because the noodles are just enough for one. So, get yourself a full bowl of hot Udon now! 

For more info: Fuji Sakura Japanese Hotpot
Address: J's Gate Dining, P1-06, Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Center, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 11AM - 11PM
How to get there: Head to MRT Bukit Bintang

My journey of trying Japanese or Asian cuisine is never going to end! Food is part of my life especially when I travelled around.Due to that, I get to taste the authenticity of the meal, and it's something that I would never forget. You can also check out my other review on Japan food here

That's all for today and do let me know which team are you in? Soba or Udon? Till then, watch out this space for more contents šŸ˜„

Just beside each other! You choose whether you want a hot and cold dishes šŸ˜†

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  1. WoW! Craving pula nak makan benda alah ini. Tak pernah try lagi, nampak sedap ;)

    1. Try lah! Dia punya amount just nice for one - two person!