Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Nam Moon Korean BBQ 南门 @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Bharu

Nam Moon Korean BBQ 南门 @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Bharu

Lately, everything in Korean style are in vogue, Korean culture has landed in Malaysia in many aspects, from drama to fashion and definitely Korean cuisine. To blend ourselves into the Korean trend, we decided to have Korean Cuisine for lunch and Nam Moon, being one of the established Korean restaurants in Johor Bahru was our choice.

Nam Moon BBQ Restaurant is situated in Taman Pelangi, same row with Alliance Bank. The walkway in front of the restaurant is decorated with the flower arch, attempting to create the Korean garden style, but the flowers were obviously not thick enough (laughed out loud). Anyway, give them a big hand for their efforts.

We order for a set meal for two pax, it was only RM 95. It consists of pork belly, pork shoulder, miso soup, seafood pancake. With the set meal, the side dishes are refillable. We were told that the side dishes are not refillable if you are going for their value set lunch, but their variety is great, even one round of side dishes has sufficiently fed two of us.   

Barbeque in the process. The pork belly and pork shoulder were marbling with the fat, which is sufficient for the barbeque process and no additional lard is needed.

A family photo of the set meal.

Miso Soup 味增汤
For me who does not like spicy, Miso soup is a better choice than Kimchi soup. I really enjoy the soup.
Seafood Pancake 海鲜煎饼
Their seafood pancake was cut into eight pieces. It was delicious too, where the outer was pan-fried to crispy, but the texture was springy. But, the portion is really too huge for two of us, ended we taking away more than half of it home as supper.

Overall, it is quite a worthy meal and we trust the portion above can actually feed up to 4 pax if you are not a big eater. 

Address : Nam Moon Korean BBQ 南门
31, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, 
80400 Johor Bahru
GPS : N1 28.918  E103 46.424

Business Hour : 11am - 10pm
Tel : 012-7158972

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Naughty Nuri's Warung @ Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bharu

 Naughty Nuri's Warung @ Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bharu

Finally, the Bali's branded grilled pork rib has landed in Johor Bahru, being the third branch in Malaysia following its set up in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Just a brief introduction on Naughty Nuri's Warung, it is a famous bar and grill from Bali with their signature Nuri's special pork ribs which pair best with their famous Shake Shake Martini. From its name, we knew that its operation in Bali started as a "warung (roadside stall)" and over the years, it has gained its reputation and becomes a point of attraction for tourists from various countries. Just like its other branches in Malaysia, Naughty Nuri's Warung in Johor Bahru has replicated the setting in Bali with the wooden traits in the restaurant and the artistic sculpture, no photos were taken on the environment, so you may pay a visit to the restaurant to experience the atmosphere of Bali.

Naughty Nuri's Warung Johor Bahru is occupying the first corner unit at Jalan Serampang, which can be easily seen immediately after your turning into Jalan Serampang. With its significant red wall, it is not too hard to be identified.

The grill kitchen is just behind the transparent glass, which allow the diners to witness the process of making the famous pork rib.

Nuri's Famous Pork Ribs  RM45
The Pork Ribs were char-grilled to its perfection and the marination performed its role very well to enable the pork ribs absorb with the essence of the Balinese spices. The portion is good for 2 to share if you want to check out for more dishes. The meat was tender and juicy, which was easily torn apart. The pork rib was also served with the sweet and peppery sauce which provides additional kicks.

Balinese Seafood Nasi Goreng  RM20
To add variety to our dinner, we also ordered the Balinese Seafood Nasi Goreng. which served with ikan bilis, crackers and their special green sambal. Although the portion is rather small, but they are not sloppy in the ingredients used, there were various seafood hidden within the fried rice, such as prawn and squid. The fried rice turned out to be surprisingly good, especially eat with the green sambal.

We will definitely come back again for their Shake Shake Martini, which we missed out this round. Hope to enjoy the martini shaken in front of us very soon.

Address : Naughty Nuri's Warung
1, Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau
80050 Johor Bharu
GPS : N 1 29.054  E 103 45.974

Tel : +60 16-717 4628
Business Hour : 5pm - 11.30pm

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Bushido Shabu Shabu 武士道全新养生火锅 @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Bharu

Bushido Shabu Shabu 武士道全新养生火锅 @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Bharu

We have been looking for refined steamboat in town and this Japanese steamboat restaurant (formerly, Shogun Japanese Buffet) in Taman Pelangi has attracted our attention for some time. Only recently, we got the chance to try it out. The indoor setting is magnificent with the wooden-made fit out.  

Our meal started with the complimentary pickles. Well. very appetizing and make us even more look forward to our main course.

Fresh Juice (Guava/Tomato/Pineapple/Lemon)  RM16.90
It wasn't showed in the menu how big this juice looks like, but we knew the size of it from other tables who were having the same drinks and realised that it is more than sufficient for sharing purpose. The juice is freshly made, and the combination that we chose for is more to sourish, it would be good for digestion after a heavy meal.
There have few other shabu shabu sets for the diners to choose from, beef set, seafood set and if not mistaken, vegetarian set as well. The glass noodles is optional and can be replaced with rice or other noodles.

The portion is just right to get rid my hunger, but not overly full. If you are big eater, Bushido has the ala carte menu for other steamboat ingredients as add-ons. It is just recently that we are more inclined to have ala carte steamboat or steamboat set, than steamboat buffet. Perhaps we are no longer big appetite as previous, so a set meal with quality ingredients (and not quantity) will satisfy us better.

There are several soup base to choose from, please bear with me that I could not recall what we have opted. However, the double boiled soup is really flavourful and no doubt, my glass noodles has become a right choice to absorb all the goodness in the soup.

This is another score point for Bushido. Other than steamboat, Bushido serves other dishes too. With the variety of foods, it may cater everybody desire if you are going with a group of friends. 

Address : Bushido Shabu Shabu 武士道全新养生火锅
80 & 82, Jalan Kuning, 
Taman Pelangi
80400 Johor Bharu, Malaysia
GPS : N1 28 57 E103 46 30

Business Hour: 12pm - 3pm / 6pm - 10pm
Tel : 07-3334668/ 016-718 3515