About a week before I left Malaysia, Yen suggested to try out the set lunch at Ishin Japanese restaurant along Old Klang Road. Since it was literally walking distance from my place, I agreed immediately. Who would have thought that we even managed to squeeze some time out of Kenny’s busy schedule to have lunch with us too? 🙂 We were there right on the dot at 12pm and went through the set lunch selections using their iPad menus. Ah, technology. There must have been 8 iPads stacked on the counter used as menus.
The list of set lunch was quite extensive, from cold noodles to hot ones, from teriyaki to tempura. I stayed on the safe side and ordered Salmon Teriyaki, something that I think would rarely go wrong in a Japanese restaurant. I was happy with my choice, because I thought the salmon was grilled nicely with the fish still tender and flaky inside. The teriyaki sauce also had the right amount of sweetness that wasn’t cloying, and a slight savory flavor that went well with my white rice. My only gripe was perhaps the slightly smaller portion. But I suppose that’s to be expected for value set lunches.
Salmon Teriyaki Set Lunch (RM19)
Flaky and tender salmon
Soba Noodles with Tempura
Both Yen and Kenny had the Soba, which I believe was quite a decent dish as well. But the meal did not matter as much as the company, as always. I still remember very well the gist of our conversation that afternoon, mainly revolving around matters regarding human resource and head-hunting! It was really quite an interesting afternoon that I would remember for a long time to come. Thank you for the great company!
I wouldn’t say the salmon teriyaki here was the best that I’ve had, but it’s not fair to judge a restaurant based on just one dish. But I did find the environment to be spacious and comfortable, a place where we could have long lunches and not feel the time pass. With set lunches that start from just RM19, I wouldn’t mind returning.
Dining environment in Ishin
Ishin Japanese Dining
Ishin Japanese Dining
No. 202, Persiaran Klang,
Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Kelang Lama,
58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 7980 8228/+60 12 268 3576
Fax: +603 7981 0011
Opening Hours: Lunch (12pm – 3pm), Dinner (6pm – 10.30pm)
(Free parking for customers)