A couple weeks ago I was invited to a short weekend trip to Johor by some blogger friends. I gotta admit that I’m absolutely not familiar with the food scene in JB, having only been there a few times mainly for work where mobility for meals is pretty restricted.

October Japanese Restaurant, JB
October Japanese Restaurant, JB

Our first destination of the trip was October Japanese Restaurant, located near Mount Austin, a more upscale area in Johor Bahru. The restaurant is a converted residential unit with nice lush lawn and plenty of parking spots at the back.

While we may still be in December, October Japanese Restaurant already came up with their Chinese New Year dishes, and we were lucky enough to sample some of them.

Prosperity “Yee Sang” Assorted Sashimi with Wasabi Sauce
Prosperity “Yee Sang” Assorted Sashimi with Wasabi Sauce

We started out with the Prosperity “Yee Sang” Assorted Sashimi with Wasabi Sauce (RM 68/RM 108 nett) that came with generous slices of – Norwegian Salmon, Maguro (Tuna) and Hamachi (Yellow Tail). They’ve also added fried Gyoza Skin and Roasted Almond Flakes to give the dish more crunchiness. A good alternative to consider for your “lou sang” session.

Auspicious Flaming Nabe
Auspicious Flaming Nabe

Then there’s the Auspicious Flaming Nabe (RM68.80 nett), with Norwegian Salmon and chicken breast mixing in with Shitake mushrooms, leeks and carrots to make a pretty sweet tasting miso based soup. Generous amount of “KaoLiang” Rice Wine and sake were used in this pot as well, which contributes to the whole flaming spectacle.

Fortune Sushi & Sashimi Platter, maki
Fortune Sushi & Sashimi Platter, maki

For those who likes it raw, there’s the Fortune Sushi & Sashimi Platter (RM58.80 nett). The dish is beautifully presented on a wooden platter and came with rather generous amount of fresh seafood including Maguro, Hamachi, Unagi, and Salmon.

We also tried the Flaming Salmon Aburi Maki (RM29.90++), with salmon and special crab stick plus spicy sauce.

Grilled Edamame, October Special Bento, Kushiyaki Moriawase
Grilled Edamame, October Special Bento, Kushiyaki Moriawase

Grilled Edamame (RM9.90++) is a good starter if you like your edamame with a kick, which I think will go really good with beer.

For those who likes bento, October Special Bento (RM59.90++) is a worthy option and comes with a little bit of everything, including salmon sashimi, unagi, and more.

And if you like it grilled, Kushiyaki Moriawase (RM44.90++) comes with scallops, Shitake Mushroom, Enoki Niku Yaki and other greeneries on skewers, and you’ll also find bacon in this platter as well, which makes this one of the few non-halal Japanese Restaurants in JB.

 

map to October Japanese Restaurant, JB

Address:
October Japanese Restaurant
No. 6a, 1, 8, Jln Jaya Putra 3/15,
Bandar Jaya Putra,
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
GPS1.574499, 103.776892
Tel011-1426 5993
Hours: 12pm – 11pm daily

KY eats – October Japanese Restaurant, Johor Bahru
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12 thoughts on “KY eats – October Japanese Restaurant, Johor Bahru

  • December 26, 2017 at 9:07 pm
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    KY, how wonderful Japanese Yee Sang. Wish we have a restaurant that served it also but non around in San Francisco. I try to make it at home with smoked salmon and other things.

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    • December 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm
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      Vickie: making it at home shouldn’t be too difficult, should be fun too!

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  • December 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm
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    This was my 1st Lou Sang, hopefully more to come, lou ar! Huat ah!

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    • December 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm
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      Choi Yen: huat ahhhhh!

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    • December 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm
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      suituapui: good eyes!

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    • January 1, 2018 at 3:57 pm
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      Monica: happy new year!

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  • January 1, 2018 at 11:29 pm
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    Semua hidangan kelihatan baik ,,, dan Fortune Sushi & Sashimi Platter & Yee Sang yang unik. Saya ingin menggali hidangan tersebut apabila saya boleh melawat tempat anda, harapan terbaik untuk hidangan baru tahun depan …

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  • January 2, 2018 at 8:44 am
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    Ahhh missed this trip! Nevermind, next time then haha. Happy New Year boss!

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    • January 2, 2018 at 11:57 am
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      Ken: aiyoh rugi la tuan.

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