Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Shunka Japanese Restaurant @ Aman Suria, Petaling Jaya

 Shunka is a Japanese Restaurant that specializes in serving Japanese Cooked meal instead of Sushi and Sashimi’s. They started off their first outlet in Penang mainly targeting the Kampung People (Village People) and after their success, they started to spread their business around Malaysia and currently they are having an Outlets in Penang (Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth,Burma Road, Alma), Perak (Parit Buntar, Kampar, Taiping), Kedah (Aman Jaya, Sungai Petani) and Petaling Jaya (Aman Suria). I had my food testing (Openrice) in their Petaling Jaya, Aman Suria outlet that is located behind Nasi Kandar Kayu Original. The restaurant serves an extensive menu like Appetizer, Salad, Sashimi, Sushi, Ramen, Don, Bento, Mini Steamboat, Sake, Matcha and Beverages. Couple of people occupied the restaurant when we arrived around 7pm.The dishes that are served that night are Japanese Omelette (Tamago Yaki), Kimchi Steamboat, Japanese Dumpling (Yaki Gyoza),  Squid Butter Grilled (Ika Bata Yaki), Pork Belly, Crispy Sushi (Sushi Katsu), Teriyaki Bibimbap, Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen, Garlic Fried Rice, Japanese Omelette Noodle, Hot Matcha and Hot Green Tea.
  
Hot Green Tea was good.
Squid Butter Grilled (Ika Bata Yaki) is freshly imported from Japan and it will be grilled together with the butter. It was soft, fresh and has a good aroma of butter. Dip the squid in their home made mayonnaise for the taste to pop out. 
Squid Butter Grilled @ RM 22.90 
 Crispy Sushi was delicious. It is something different from the normal sushi we eat at Japanese Restaurant. It is a fried sushi with mayonnaise added on the top, which gives a kick to the dish. 
Crispy Sushi @ RM 13.90
  Japanese Dumpling (Yaki Gyoza) is made of pork and vegetable (Chu Chai). The Dumpling skin was pan fried into crispy and yet the fillings was juicy. Dip the Japanese Dumpling in their special sauce instead of the normal ginger and vinegar. 
Japanese Dumpling (Yaki Gyoza) @ RM 10.50
 Japanese Omelette was freshly made after the customer placed their order instead of the normal cold Tamago that serve in any other Japanese Restaurant. Tamago Yaki is made of 5 layer of thin egg crepe, cheese is placed in between the crepe and topped with mayonnaise. It has a nice egg taste and the sweet taste from the mayonnaise. 
Japanese Omelette (Tamago Yaki ) @ RM 8.40
Pork Belly was yummy and it is the first dish that finished off fast on the table.
Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen was salty as they wanted to remain the original flavour from the Japan but they also have other Ramen that has modified according to the Malaysian Taste buds. However, if you wanted to try authentic Ramen then go for it. The staffs will advice you about the saltiness before you order the dish so it is up to you guys. The noodle was cooked perfectly and goes well with the soup. 
Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen @ RM 19.90
Garlic rice was cooked with the normal rice instead of the Japanese Rice to have more rich and aromatic flavour. It is only cooked after the customer placed their order and not pre-cooked earlier. 
Garlic Fried Rice @ RM 10.50
 Teriyaki Bibimbap was similar to the Korean Bibimbap it was served in a hot pot and tasted good. 
Terriyaki Bibimbap @ RM 19.70
Japanese Omelette Noodle was okay for me, as the dish needed a bit more seasonings. The Noodle tasted a bit blend for me even though the egg adds some taste to the food. 
Japanese Omelette Noodle @ RM 13.90

Kimchi Steamboat has 3 options for the customer to choose from Spicy, Non-Spicy and Medium Spicy. Non- Spicy Kimchi Steamboat is their signature dish in the restaurant and since there is a request for spicy taste from the customer, they add Medium Spicy flavour. Spicy is really spicy and it is perfect for spicy food lovers while non-spicy has a mild spicy taste. The flavour of the food remain the same despite of spiciness level. Their Kimchi is spicy which is different from the other Korean Kimchi which serves spicy and sour Kimchi. 
Kimchi Steamboat @ RM 17.90
Hot Matcha was heaven. It has very rich green tea flavour and creamy milk taste. It was mind blowing. I really loved it. 
Hot Matcha @ RM 7.30
 Soda tasted similar to the 7up but it has an additional sweet taste.
It was super good dinner with Openrice member and bloggers. The foods are tasty and they are different from the normal Japanese Restaurant as they mainly focus on cooked meals and the concept of everyone can afford a good Japanese meal. They have set lunch from Monday-Saturday, which is worth considering. It will be pack for dinner therefore; it is advisable to make a reservation if you are having a big group of people. Check out their Wechat and Facebook for their latest updates and promotion.

Thanks to Openrice for inviting me over to the Food Testing and it was my pleasure to be a part of it.

Shunka Japanese Restaurant
E-G-45, Jalan PJU 1/45,
Petaling Jaya
47301 Aman Suria
Tel: 03- 7886 1986
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