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Of so many Japanese restaurants in Klang Valley, this is probably the one I visit the most. They might not have the best food, or the greatest ambiance; but Omitsu Koshi at DJ certainly offers above average Japanese dishes with very, very affordable price. Cheaper and definitely worlds better than certain conveyor belt sushi chains.
good food with pretty nice ambiance
We ordered a Sashimi Set and a Ramen with Gyoza set for dinner, and of course, some hot green tea which goes well with Japanese food. Other than set lunch and dinners, this restaurant actually offers a variety of other choices, such as udon, Japanese fried rice, sushi, and even porridge.
Jap food, slurps!
It actually took a while for the food to come as it was a busy Saturday evening. The Sashimi set came with plenty of salmon, tuna, octopus tentacles, and baby octopus. There’s also sushi rice, miso soup, and a few slices of fruits. As for the hot babe‘s set dinner, it came with charsiu ramen, 3 pieces of gyoza, fruits, and even a plate of fried rice (a bit excessive actually).
we were definitely enjoying it!
The food were fresh and tasted authentic, like how Japanese food should be, not excellent like Raku Zen, but above average. While the servers did not try to impress you with crudely memorized Japanese phrases like some other places, they were mostly helpful and provided decent service. It was a very satisfying meal, after the customary 5% government tax and 10% service charge, the bill came to only RM 36.80. RM 19 for the raw fish set, and only RM 13 for the other. Great value isn’t it?
Omitsu Koshi is situated right next to Atria shopping complex
No 17 & 19, Jalan SS 22/23
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.127821, 101.617291
Tel: 03-7722 2779
Now most of you have already tasted clay pot chicken rice, but did you know that there are ingredients other than chicken being thrown into the pot with rice and cooked the same way? Well I didn’t, not until the biofuel expert Kelvin told me about Busy Corner.
these guys are serious about their food
Busy Corner was pretty busy on the weekday night we went, but the restaurant is located in the middle of the shop row, not at the corner. At Damansara Jaya near KDU College, this place is also just a couple hundred meters from another very good clay pot chicken rice place near Atria.
For the five of us, we ordered a big Prawn clay pot rice, a big Beef clay pot rice, and a small Chicken clay pot rice. A couple plates of boiled bean sprouts and lettuce served as the provider of vitamin C and iron, and we ordered some pretty good herbal soups too.
beef, prawn, chicken, and two vegetable dishes, yumm
The prawn clay pot was pretty different from what we have accustomed to, they are completely shelled and cooked in something akin to Thai sauce, a little spicy, but not overly done. I like the fact that the meat on our black pepper beef clay pot was not overly cooked, making them still succulent to the bite. As for the chicken, it was on par with the other places I have reviewed on this blog. All three main dishes came with raw onion on top, which was a pretty unique touch.
The steamed soup we ordered were pretty good too. I noticed little chunks of dried scallop in my herbal chicken soup, very nice.
Busy Corner is just a stone’s throw away from KDU
With the rice, soup, vegetables, and drinks, it came to slightly over RM 17 per person. Not on the very cheap side, but certainly not overly expensive considering what we ordered.
Restoran Busy Corner
83, Jalan ss 22/11
GPS: 3.130532, 101.621143
Tel: 03-77253092 / 019-2695239
Clay Pot chicken rice can be found in many places all around the Klang Valley, a not terribly complicated dish of rice, chicken, salted fish (optional) and lap cheong (chinese sausage) cooked in a clay pot over charcoal with some brown sauce. Spring onion is usually added as garnish. After sampling numerous stalls, my suggestion of a good clay pot chicken rice goes to the one at Damansara Jaya at restaurant Khoon Kee, initially recommended by my buddy Kenneth.
note: The Clay Pot chicken rice is not located at Koon Kee anymore, it has moved to a new location the same row of shop houses near Domino’s Pizza
authentic clay pot chicken rice cooked with charcoal fire
The clay pot chicken rice is prepared the proper traditional way and offered in two sizes, single and double serving. Of course, you can always order more than one if you arrive with a crowd. The stall serves several types of steamed soup (暾汤）as well as “oily” vegetable (油菜).
I usually order the claypot chicken rice with lap cheong as well as salted fish to give it an added dimension of taste (I’ve learn all these BS descriptions from watching too much Iron Chef). A bowl of soup goes well to wash off the naturally greasy nature of the main meal so to reset your taste buds anew for the next serving of that excellent chicken rice.
how’s your appetite?
The price is pretty reasonable, a big clay pot chicken rice for two with everything and a soup totalled less than RM 20. However, expect to wait a little longer during busy weekends. The stall only serves for dinner.
location map of restaurant Khoon Kee at Damansara Jaya, PJ
Other places nearby Atria are the iThai restaurant, and the fishball noodle soup place. Have a good meal!
Jalan SS 22/25
GPS: 3.125625,101.616561 (GPS is updated to the current location)
One of the restaurant that I frequent whenever feeling like eating something not particulary heavy or spicy is the fishball noodle soup by Atria, at Damansara Jaya. The shop is called “Kedai Makan Teow Chew”, which bears no hint on what they serve at all. However, the cooking station that is much like a hawker stall sits right at the entrance, so you can’t miss it.
The restaurant is set up much like a one-stall kopitiam, the biggest difference is that it is air conditioned. Though without a door, the air conditioning mainly prevents hungry ghosts from dying of heat rather than creating a really cozy environment. No complaints there though.
Fishball noodle soup is actually the most basic dish they serve. Instead of fishball, you can always choose to have oyster, yong tou fu, pomphret, big prawns, and even abalone (not exactly sure if they really have it) as the main ingredient. They also serve mee hun, mee suah, and kuih teow other than noodle. You get to choose if you want your noodle (or mee hun, etc) to be served dry, or together with the main ingredient in the soup.
Their fishball has a really nice and bouncy texture while tasting pretty good too. The other item that you must try is the fish cake. They fry it fresh and serves hot, I have seen people ordering quite alot of those raw for take-away to party and stuff. Tastes great. The restaurant is a couple ringgit pricier than similiar dish at a normal kopitiam, but the slightly better environment and tastes make up for it.
did you want to ask about the location?
Jalan SS 22/21
GPS: 3.128320, 101.616910