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

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Coffee Valley @ Sutera Mall, Johor Bharu

Coffee Valley @ Sutera Mall, Johor Bharu

This week, we continued our cafe-hopping plan by visiting Coffee Valley at Sutera Mall. Honestly, I have been to Sutera Mall for many times but never knew that there is a decent cafe just located next to the main entrance. Instead, we actually got to know this cafe via power of google. 

The exterior of the cafe isn't really conspicuous, perhaps this is the reason why I had never paid attention to it. The cafe has a little open air area, fenced up by the wooden made divider and slightly decorated with the evergreen plant, not too fancy yet comfortable. Anyway, we opted for the indoor seat as it was an afternoon. Notwithstanding its ordinary exterior design, the indoor area, although not very spacious, is comparatively cozy and splendid. 

Azuki Coffee
 Coffee sweetened with homemade red bean, and topped with drop of cream.

The presentation of the coffee is appealing and attractive, the combination of coffee and read bean is another enticement for ordering this. The coffee is well brewed, topping with a smooth layer of foam. Although without the latte art (which is the so trendy during recent years), I still feel this has displayed the cafe's owner's innovation and creativity. 

Just as other cafes, Coffee Valley offers all day breakfast too and more importantly, we are pampered with various choices!  
Soup & Salad Set
 Smoked Duck Salad, Garlic Wafer, Mushroom Soup with Garlic Toast

This is suitable for lady, as it is served with a big portion of green and other dishes on the plate are not so filling too yet satisfying. 

The Big Brunch
 Creamy Chicken Pasta, Eggslut, Mushroom Soup and Garlic Bread

As its name, this set is really huge. Anyway, it was really a right choice for me to provide the nutrients of two meals- breakfast and lunch (perhaps afternoon tea too). 

These are the cafe crews and I like their service, which is prompt. In a nut shell, Coffee Valley is a nice place to have your shopping break. However, if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful afternoon tea with friends, Coffee Valley would be too crowded. 

Address : Coffee Valley
L2-550A, Sutera Mall, 81300 Johor Bahru
GPS : N 1 31.067 E 103 40.261
(Beside Gloria Jeans Coffee)

Bussiness  Hour: 10am - 10pm
Tel : 075622744

Branch at Jalan Trus, Johor Bharu