Ichizo RAMEN @ Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Written by @Joehairie 


Serving real Japanese Ramen from Japan

Located on the first floor of Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Ichizo RAMEN serves authentic, delicious and well-portioned ramen. Known as the ultimate Japanese comfort food, ramen is indeed popular among diners in this city. Realizing this, Akira Nagata with all the help he can get from Sota Harigai, established Ichizo Ramen on 4th January 2018. Ten months later, we’re both here; savoring the best of Ichizo Ramen.

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Yasashii Bento @ Nagisa, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Written by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)


Located on the lobby level at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Nagisa is an award winning Japanese Restaurant serving the best Japanese Cuisine in the entire state of Sabah. Nagisa is recognized as the Best Restaurant in Hotel Category during Kota Kinabalu Food Fest in 2012. In 2014 and 2015, the Editors and Readers of Malaysia Tatler have acclaimed Nagisa as one of Malaysia’s Best Restaurants for its exceptional cuisine and service. We went here recently and tried Sakana Oroshi set and we love that dish (Here is the LINK to the review). We came again, this time around to see if the Yasashii Bento set is really worth trying.

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Sakana Oroshi Set @ Nagisa, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by @curiostraveller unless stated otherwise)


Honestly, we are not into Japanese Cuisine. We actually rarely dine at any Japanese restaurant. We are not that familiar with the ‘protocols’ of eating foods from the Land of The Rising Sun. In both our minds, all that we can think of is Tempura. Our destiny and palate keep changing though. 2 days ago, we had this opportunity to dine at the award winning Nagisa Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu. There’s this recently launched menu named as Sakana Oroshi Set, creatively prepared and presented by Chef Kenny Liew You Khen. In total, there are three different sets to choose from. We tried all three. Were we satisfied with the taste and presentation of all three Sakana Oroshi set? Did that menu change our mind and worldview towards Japanese Cuisine? Read further to find out…

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