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Ramen Bar Shi Shi Do

Also known as Shi Shi Do Ramen Bar (to me), is in the Gasket Alley. The Gasket Alley is not hard to miss, as it is directly opposite Jaya 1 shopping mall and behind Columbia Asia Hospital – Petaling Jaya.

The Gasket Alley is a small warehouse with restaurants, dessert outlets, an IT store, and Harley-Davidson of Petaling Jaya. Head right to the end where you’ll find the authentic Japanese Tonkotsu Ramen in Section 13, Petaling Jaya.

Where is Ramen Bar Shi Shi Do

How to get there?

If you’re not Grabbing to the restaurant, within the compound, there is a short row of visitor’s parking. Alternatively, you can park at Jaya 1 or the office complexes down the road, and walk up to the Gasket Alley.

During lunch hours or rush hours, there can be long queues outside the restaurant. So it’ll be best to go early and time yourself beforehand.

Inside the Ramen Bar

Instead of going to Japan, Japan is brought to you. And you’re transported back into time inside the ramen bar.

There is a ground and mezzanine level. On the ground floor, it feels like you’re eating in the streets of Japan in the old days of history’s past. You’re surrounded by “shophouses” and an old street lamp post in the middle.

Ramen Bar Shi Shi Do Food

The pork broth is delicately boiled and skimmed up to 48 hours to bring out the natural yet rich flavour of the finest pork bones. On top of that, the meticulously custom-made springy noodles are perfect to be slurped up with the creamy soup, alongside the tender braised pork shoulder, soft boiled egg, black fungus and spring onion. With a 9 years of history, the artisans have been focusing on serving the ultimate tonkotsu ramen, from the stove to the serving table, only for you.

Orders are made with the touch screen tablet on the table.

There are three types of ramen to choose from. Each mainly with a different meat given: pork shoulder slice (1 piece), Yakibuta (2 pieces), and Ippon Yakibuta.

Then you can choose and mix the flavour, from single, to double, and triple flavours. Single flavour consists of either pork soup, black garlic pork soup, spicy pork soup, curry pork soup, basil pork soup, and pepper spicy pork soup. From these selections, you can mix and match to double or triple flavours.

Ajitama Chashu Ramen (RM25.00)

If not ramen, you can make your own hot pot. There’s Shishido Original Tonkotsu Hot Pot and Shishido Original Spicy Tonkotsu Hot Pot.

Shishido Original Tonkotsu Hot Pot (RM22.00)

They also have three types of Tsukemen to choose from: Tonkotsu Tsukemen, Yakibuta Tsukemen, and Ippon Yakibuta Tsukemen. Like the ramen, you can also mix and match the flavours. The single flavours are black garlic pork soup, spicy pork soup, curry pork soup, basil pork soup, and pepper spicy pork soup.

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Breakfast Thieves, The Gypsy King, and The Legend

If you’re reading this, I’ve a confession to make. After much wrangling, countless tossing and turnings in bed at night, and guilt for a week; I’ve decided to own up to my mistake. The Gypsy King stole a Legendary Breakfast at the Breakfast Thieves in Bangsar. BANG!

The breakfast, or rather lunch, was legendary. It was outside of my comfort zone in Petaling Jaya. Last Saturday, my friend and I took a ride down to Bangsar to try the much talked about and newly opened Breakfast Thieves (BT). It was located just beside PULP by Papa Palheta. By design, the cafe is modern and hipster, as it is housed in a glass house. Natural lighting thrives in and around the cafe. Furthermore, with the extensive use of glass panes, the cafe feels spacious and naturally comforting.


It was an hour’s wait for our table as it was full house. Being a new cafe and being new to this cafe, we took some time to choose our food. The problem with most hipster cafes is that the food is often left to the customer’s imaginations. The menu would be filled with beautifully descriptions about the food. There would be no pictures for the customer to salivate the taste visually. Therefore, we resorted to the modern way – Instagram. After much deliberation, we ordered our food by faith and the wait continues…

As people walked into and out of the cafe, I realised that Malaysians have always had an affinity for food.In the past, before the rise of hipsterism, Malaysians would travel anywhere and everywhere for the “best” (subject to individual taste buds) and the latest food craze. PJ-ians would travel as far as Penang (4 hours drive), Malacca (2 hours drive), and Ipoh (1 hour drive) to eat the famous local delicacies. Some people even go to the extent of driving to these places in A day just for the food! #dedication.

That was Then. Now, due to the rise and popularity of hipster cafes, the journey has become more localised. The cafes are all within near driving distance. Malaysian foodies would hop from cafe to cafe, also known as cafe hopping. Malaysian cafe hoppers can hop as much as 7 times a day because Malaysians eat 7 times a day: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Tea, Dinner, Dessert, and Supper.

AND…. Our orders have arrived. Hungry much, but our stomachs can wait. In true #instafood fashion, we whipped out our (I)phones, we instagrammed our food with #filterS, and these are they: The Gypsy King & The Legend.

The Gypsy King is a very unique dish because of its misrepresentation, in a good way. From other foodies’ Instagram, the red cubes looked like tomato cubes, but they were actually smoked salmon sashimi. Also, those fried cubes looked like croutons, but they were actually potatoes. It is a good mixture of sashimi, potatoes, mushrooms, avocado, and poached eggs.

The Legend looked like a tomato-filled dish in a mini wok. However, after going deeper into it, spiciness kicked in. It was a tad bit spicy. In the mini work were beef salamis, ladies fingers, and mushrooms – covered with this spicy tomato-based paste. And the garlic bread is to be dipped into the paste.

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MY Kfood

This the season for kdramas – Uncontrollably Fond, Doctors Crush, Another Oh Hae Young, and W. With all the craze about the hot actors and beautiful actresses, awesome attractions (Jeju Island), and kdrama love stories; let’s not forget Kfood. Fancy feeling close to Korea? Here are some Korean eateries to check out in Petaling Jaya.

Dae Jang Gum

Dae Jang Gum is a Korean BBQ Restaurant. It is presently located in Seksyen 14, Petaling Jaya. Previously, when we went there for lunch, the restaurant was at SS4D, Kelana Jaya.

One Sunday afternoon, after church, my friends and I went for lunch at SS4D. Albeit being a Korean BBQ Restaurant, we were intrigued by its set lunch menu FOR RM14 & RM17. We ordered their pattaya fried rice set, bulgogi set, and dak dulgogi set.

At the sound of RM17, it sounds somewhat hefty and pricey on hindsight. However, they were definitely worthwhile, because of their quality and quantity. Quality was Korean standard. Quantity was due to their humongously many side dishes. On top of that, rice and soup were also provided.

We left with a Korean tastebud, a satisfied stomach, and a lighter wallet.


Korean Food @ Neighbourhood Food Court

Fancy some Korean food for dinner? There’s a Korean Food stall in the East Wing of the Neighbourhood Food Court in Kota Damansara. Going by its name, it only and literally served Korean food. It focuses mainly on ala carte dishes. It’s Kimchi Jigae and Pork Bulgogi were delicious, satisfying, and fulfilling. The Kimchi Jigae was spicily cold. There were a lot of pork in the Pork Bulgogi.

Moim Modern Korean Cuisine

Want to eat your Korean food in a little bit more comfort? Then, head on over to Moim Modern Korean Cuisine in Atria Shopping Centre. There’s air-con and more comfy chairs. Of the 3 Restaurants listed in this post, THIS Korean restaurant is #1 in terms of originality. “Originality” here is by way of the amount of variety of dishes listed on the menu. There were a variety of Korean food which I’ve not seen or heard before… This is what makes this particular restaurant the most unique.


All in all, despite it being commonly termed as Korean food, I only consider it “true” Korean food when it has met this ONLY criteria. The chef has to be a Korean. This adds more flavour, meaning, and attachment to the Korean food. Therefore, this brings me closer to Korea. Annyeong!!

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Lunch @ a Delicatessen

What is delicatessen? Delicatessen is a retail establishment that sells a selection of unusual or foreign prepared foods. I’m going to author a book about food and this blog post is a step in the right direction.


Last Monday, my friends and I had the opportunity to attend a 3-days book writing and publishing course in Swiss-Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. On the 3rd day of the course, we had lunch at Green Treats Delicatessen in Swiss-Garden Hotel.

The lunch set menu offered a few choices which consisted of a main meal + drink + dessert. The main meal was mainly asian and Malaysian food. Some of my friends ordered chicken chop rice. While others ordered claypot chicken rice. For me, I ordered assam pedas fish rice.


Assam means sour. Pedas means spicy. Usually, when we order assam pedas fish rice, the dish is more sour than spicy. However, it was not as expected. This particular dish was more spicy than sour. It was a spicy experience.

Nevertheless, when ordering food, I would go for value over experience. Value is equated with the number of dishes included in the meal. In this case, the chicken chop rice had more value than the assam pedas rice. The chicken chop rice also had popiah rolls and a fried egg.


Nonetheless, check-out Green Treats Delicatessen for more treats! It is located at the lobby level of the hotel. It offers a cosy yet trendy atmosphere. Complimentary WIFI access is also available for the tech savvy traveller. It is open daily from 10:00AM to 11:00PM.

Treat yourself to some Greens at a Delicatessen

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