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)