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2015.04.13 | 吉野花丸

[Volume 10 Issue 4, #2012]
Yoshinoya Don and Hanamaru Udon
仲記得好多年前, 當吉野家仲未結業之前, 佢就喺MidValley地下嗰一層.. 之後當我喺香港嗰一段時間, 吉野家係我呢啲「孤獨老人」解決簡單一餐嘅好去處(尤其我當時住緊層樓行五分鐘就有一間), 呵呵.. 於上個月強勢回歸馬來西亞市場後, 我就好想再去食佢個特盛牛丼, 然後再次光顧試下同佢聯業嘅花まる烏冬.. 近日終於達成目標 - 大家請按下面兩個button睇相..

好喇, 應該點講呢?? 算幾好啦, 唔係我一踏出門口就會忘記, 但又不至於數日後我會掛住要食佢嗰一種囉.. 就係一般應有嘅水準(只是往往因為係源自日本而在馬來西亞被睇高一線啫)..
i still remember 吉野家 (Yoshinoya) was on the lower-ground floor of MidValley many years ago before they closed down.. and when i was in HK, Yoshinoya was a good choice for loners like me for a quick fix (especially that there's one 5min walk away from my flat), haha.. making a comeback to Malaysia last month, i was eager to give the 牛丼 (gyūdon, beef rice) a try and also a second visit for the うどん (udon) at the joining 花まる (Hanamaru).. and so i did - click the buttons below to view the bowls..

well, how should i put it?? things were not bad, not something i would forget after walking out, nor something i would be missing couple of days later.. you know, just something common like it should be (only when it comes from Japan to Malaysia, it seems to be more high-class)..
日本 Japan
馬來西亞 Malaysia
Beef Rice at Yoshinoya Kuala LumpurBeef Rice at Matsuya Tokyo
Udon at Hanamaru Kuala LumpurUdon at Marugame Seimen Osaka
點觸相片比較馬來西亞與日本同一食品
Click or tap photo to compare the same food in Malaysia and Japan
另外一提, 如果大家去click啲相嘅話, 就可以睇到我用之前喺日本食過同樣嘅嘢作出簡單比較.. 我諗唔駛我多講, 大家都有眼見到個分別啦.. 其實我覺得好多人潛意識中認定日本啲嘢係特別貴嘅, 不過我想話俾大家知, 以上所比較嘅食物, 兌換貨幣後係價錢相若㗎.. 但係見到所得實物, (當然仲有好多其他因素, 不過)在價值方面而論, 我係覺得馬來西亞仲貴啲㖭囉.. 尤其當你比較國人平均收入, 個程度係去到更差嘅地步..
on another note, if you click on the photo itself, you will see the same thing i had in Japan for a comparison.. i bet i don't need to say much but your eyes could see the difference?? BTW many may have misperceived things are more expensive in Japan, but i have to tell you that those above are about the same price after currency conversion.. however, looking at what was served, (of course there are many other factors involved but) in terms of worthwhileness, i find it's actually more expensive in Malaysia instead, worse if you put our per capita income as the baseline..
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  1. Yep, I remembered Yoshinoya before it closed in down in Midvalley many years ago.. Hubby likes Yoshinoya a lot, and he likes the beef rice something, well, very similar with your picture.. I clicked on your comparison, hmm, the rice looks alike.. But the udon big difference.. In KL, can see the big half-boiled egg yolk, like very hoiwai like that leh.. But the Japan one, macam all eggs scrambled.. But I bet both tasted so so good equally..

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    1. The half-boiled egg looks very familiar.. Reminds me of Pasta Zanmai.. Creamy pasta with mushrooms and egg, and the egg is exactly that.. You use the fork and poke the yolk ahh, ooohhhhh, heaven, then eat together with the creamy sauce.. But normally I don’t poke the yolk, I will gulp it down into my mouth, swallow it, then only slowly eat my pasta..

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    2. The gyodon is something my hubby orders every single time we eat in Japanese restaurant.. Sometimes with egg, sometimes without.. Most of the time, just beef, onions and gravy.. Sometimes with katsu on top, sometimes none..

      I always guess I could make this (using pork) at home – with just oyster sauce and some sweet soy, maybe.. Coz sometimes when I make pork chops with tomatoes and onions, the taste is somewhat 75% like gyodon.. I only used oyster sauce, to be honest.. But I paiseh la, coz I’m not a good cook, dare not talk so much, later bikin malu, but I just feel if you fry onions and pork chops with tomatoes in oyster sauce and lots of pepper (and chicken/pork broth), the taste is similar with the gyodon gravy..

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    3. Your gyodon in Japan got more liew than the one in KL, obviously.. Just look at the beef slices.. I can only see meat in the Japan one.. I think enough for me already, since I’m a big eater.. I love to see rice bowls covered with only meat and nothing else, haha.. But the KL one, can see got onions and rice..

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    4. Whereas the udon, the KL one, ching-ching dei, with the egg on top (that’s what made me hoiwai), but portion macam very little.. Not enough for me la.. Slurp a bit, habisttt liao, tak cukup lor.. The Japan one, I can see more soup, and more egg (?), looks like scrambled, but if I glance longer, looks like goring goring stuff.. This one, not much difference, but bet both taste nice la hor..

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    5. Princess Ribbon got first sip today!

      Haha yea, from the photo, the udon looks macam small bowl only ho? For me sure I will need to eat something else, kekeke... usually when eat Japanese food, we'll order something extra one, cause everything looks yummy ma! This also wanna try, that also wanna try :p
      Most important reason is, I am a big fan of Japanese food ^^

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    6. Erm, you are a big eater?!
      'tai mmm chut lo'.... How come still so petite one? Where did all the food go? Hehehe!

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  2. Japan one can't compare with us here, they're totally different, and they're very delicious...and also the price here is more expensive...(wait, come back later, got to do work)

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    1. You are back jor la.. Miss you :)

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    2. Wah Sheta, go makan angin can still come comment? Salute salute ;)

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    3. Yes, it's much more fresher in Japan! Cannot compare definitely... oh.. I want to go to Japan!!! :(

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    4. Hayley ~ I'm back already ya!!

      Chris ~ Go go go!! I guess because like it here where we eat seafood, if eat near to the seaside area of coz it's more fresh, like the buy the food early in the morning and then those can cook for whole day, and for those overnight one they would never use it again!

      Remember I went to a sushi restaurant at Osaka, I was sit near to the turning sushi roll, then I saw the chef certainly take off some of the sushi then dump into trash, I asked my friend why, then she said because they want to keep it fresh all the time, so they won't let the sushi keep on turning turning there for hours then let the customer eat.

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    5. Hehe welcome back Sheta!! So I wonder when will you start your Japan travelogue? ^^ Saw your posts in IG, everyday eat ho liao, 流口水了!Miss Japanese food so much! I mean the authentic ones in Japan~

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  3. I would say the ones in Japan look so much more appetizing than the ones in malaysia. Actually we shouldn't compare them as different country present it differently.

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    1. We will definitely enjoy the food prepared in their countries of origins like Japan, Korea and Thailand. The taste would not be compromised in any way to make them tastier. However I think the American food is just the same in America and outside the country as they don't use any special ingredients or flavourings that cannot be found in other countries. Just the food portions in USA are always mega huge to feed 2-3 persons easily as Asians tend to have smaller appetite.

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    2. Just like eating nasi lemak in Malaysia, it's always tastier here. :D

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  4. I totally agree that one could find cheaper food in Japan especially the bento sets. I often ate those bento sets that cost only RM15 per set. It was very deliciously cooked and bigger plus free tea always. Some days I was stingy but I still splurged on more expensive meals just to try for fun. The portions were often bigger and I shared with my wife so we actually ate less than RM100 per day for hotel's breakfast for 2, lunch and dinner.

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    1. i think bentos usually are not that expensive and that's what they are meant for unless you ordered the dishes separately.

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  5. Both your gyudon actually didn't look much different to my eyes, but the udon... LOL!

    I agree these Jap food are more expensive in Malaysia, and it makes me feel sad. I don't think the restaurants are charging us unreasonably high, after all the ingredients they use are not cheap and they need to maintain a certain level of standard. I feel particularly sad that this proves our purchasing power is really pathetic. :(

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  6. long time no see, going Penang soon~ =)

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  7. Same with Xiao Ying, indeed the foods in Japan are delicious and the sashimi's are very fresh...

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  8. A good week ahead to you SK

    Nothing to post today hence the food post? LOL. Nah just joking la.

    I don;t eat Japanese food till recently when campur with you all. Coz many of the food they put seaweeds which i don;t like to eat. Goreng punya pulak not very ngum me. Yeah yeah..am picky eater la. Ni tak makan that tak makan...not very adventurous.

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    1. eh....not all got seaweeds wor unless you talked about sushi. A salmon or chicken teriyaki no seaweed leh...

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  9. seldom go Midvalley let a lone go there for Japanese food so no idea that Yoshinoya was there and closed down. So they re-opened again ya recently?

    You first customer there ke? kihkihkih.

    Saw your comparison of the food served in Malaysia and the ones in Japan. What about the one Malaysia vs Hong Kong or Japan vs Hong Kong. Malaysia still last place?

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    1. You seldom go MV ar Mamarazzi? We at outstation lagi lah seldom, haha xD
      But I quite like to shop at MV geh... Cause kinda packed with choices.. Not too far away from my SIL's condo too (we always stay at her condo whenever we go KL, save on hotel fees :P)

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    2. Mamarazi always go outstation cari cari makan ...

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  10. For a moment there thought you gonna ask us do the spot the differences between the two bowls.

    Haiz....most likely the Gyudon and Udon were cooked by Malaysian....or foreign workers(*horrors*) ... so tarak serupa much la.

    From the photo looks like not much stuffs in the Malaysian version of Gyudon. Taste wise apa macam? fifty fifty ah?

    my guess maybe the taste they custom it into more local or malaysian taste kot?

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    1. Spot the difference games, haha reminds me that long time no play this game already!

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    2. Yeah , I also thought so cos SK posted spot the differences games before. hahaha

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  11. from the Gyudon photo looks like the Malaysian Version they added big onions But the Japanese punya no.

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  12. See the udon...one is half boiled eggs while the other is fried? looks fluffy leh. Is that eggs or what. Bet the soup doesn't taste the same too

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    1. The half boiled one looks quite tempting to me, can imagine once I poke the egg, the egg yolk will come running out, hehe~
      But I guess if ask me to choose, I will go for the second one, the fried one....Don't know why... May be because I don't usually eat half boiled egg.

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    2. But I think the half boiled eggs sure spoilt the soup.

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    3. Oh, then must eat the half boiled egg first, so that it won't spoil the soup, hehe!

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  13. I don't really think Japan is expensive.

    Especially when it comes to service and quality.

    It's always a misconception for some people, and yet some have no issues going to higher currency countries like Europe. Boggles the mind.

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    1. It's the mindset thingy right?
      Often it depends on food taste and service, then only can we judge 'expensive' or not... But it's quite debatable la sometimes, cause different people different judgments.

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    2. It's the mindset and usually done solely on hearsay and not experienced directly,which is sad.

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    3. I never been to Japan but will go soon ... these few years.

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    4. Good la, bring your family go, Japan is a beautiful place, everything is so pretty and nice there, and since you are a big fan of Japanese food, I think you won't want to come back, haha! And make sure to bring lots of money there! :p Ok, credit cards also can xD

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  14. Yes I fully AGREE!!! Many people were not aware about the free & easy tours to Japan that could save plenty of money and get the best deals and quality time to lepak anywhere like me. I even had picnics like you did but at different places. I loved it so much and never had enough. I wish I could cover so many areas of Japan like you.

    How to change all this misconception? The JCKL should hire us to blog more to awaken the public.

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    1. People so scared because cannot talk in Japanese yet, despite the language barrier, It is so easy to navigate through Japan.

      Much easier than in Malaysia. Haha

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    2. Yeah, my colleagues told me its very easy to communicate over there. And their service was darn good and well -manners.

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  15. Yoshinoya, sounds familiar to me.. But I don't think I have dined there before.
    Anyway, since this post is about food, Japanese food some more, I am sure it will lure lots of comments ;)
    I am always a fan when it comes to Japanese food (except for raw stuff), seriously if you ask me to have Japanese food one whole week, I will have no problem with that, erm provided someone pay the bills la, wahahah! Cause Japanese food is quite pricey here, but I have to admit they are quite healthy and definitely very yummy!
    Too bad my hubby is not a big fan of Japanese food, ask him to eat that once a while ok la.. And also, not many choices we have here in Taiping, I think only 4-5 restaurants in the town, including Sushi King. Erm better than none la right? Sometimes too many choices also headache, don't know which one to go.

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    1. Looking at your photo comparison, well I think we must be fair la, cannot really compare food serve here and those serve at Japan, even though they are the same thing, the same name. Got factors affecting it, first we might not have the fresh ingredients here in Msia, afterall we are not expert and famous in Japanese food, we are more to nasi lemak and roti canai :p
      Next, we might not have the experts/talents here, whom can create/cook first class Japanese meal, as well as the presentation.

      I think overall, the taste and presentation consider very nice already la, somehow cannot really compare. Food serve in Japan sure is authentic. Same ma, if you eat nasi lemak serve at London, sure feel missing something, cannot beat the one serve here.

      Price wise, lagi lah cannot compare, cause of the difference in currency. As long as one feel it's worth, and not too much, then should be fine lo~

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    2. There's almost one Yoshinoya in each SG malls...hahah

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  16. If I am not mistaken, there is a Yoshinoya at 1-Utama, I walked past it many times, I saw pictures of the food served there but it did not appeal to me. I was thinking, hmm...Japanese fast food. Maybe I was wrong to dismiss it, Never try, never know.

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    1. Well may be next time can give it a try and review it in your blog PH =)

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  17. So what they serve is beef rice. I love beef, so that would be something suitable for me.

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    1. From the Malaysia photo, I see beef slices with topping of red stuff. Those are some kind of pickle, right? When I had grilled mackerel at a nearby Japanese restaurant, they serve it with grated radish and small pieces of red pickle, I believe it is the same one.

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    2. I see onions too. Yeah, should be nice as I love food that contain onions. I wonder how big is the bowl. I mean in terms of serving size because I am a big eater. Will one bowl be enough for me? hee..hee...

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    3. Form the photo, the beef topping looks rather generous, I cannot see the rice at the bottom. Maybe this is just an illusion. The close up shot makes it look like there's a lot of liew.

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    4. Now I look at the one served in Japan. Almost identical. But's there's something sprinkled on top? And the pickles look paler maybe due to the lighting. So is the serving size similar to the one in Malaysia?

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    5. If you put the two bowls side by side and assuming that they are same size, I think I choose the Japan one because it looks more padat. hah..hah..I like to have more food in my bowl.

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    6. I don't eat beef, but my hubby does.
      But I do love onions too, the more the better ;) Onions are good for us!

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    7. Now I understand what you mean when you say that in terms of worthwhileness (is there such a word?) the Malaysia one is more expensive. For the same price, the Japan one looks more value for money. Itu pun, belum talk about the taste.

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    8. I won't be surprised lah if the one in Japan taste lots better. It is cooked by Japanese chefs and that would have the original taste. The one in Malaysia, maybe watered down a bit. Also you know that most of the restaurant kitchens here employ foreigners. But it really depends, if they are properly trained and proper ingredients and seasonings are used, the food may turn out good.

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    9. I must go to Yoshinoya one day and sample the gyudon. Then only I can appreciate what it looks and tastes like. But of course, I have not been to Japan yet and I won't know the difference.

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    10. This gyudon I am sure can be replicated at home. I just need to taste one time and then look for the recipe and make an attempt in my kitchen.

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    11. I love the gyudon and usually will ordered that when I am in Yoshinoya. Seems like Phong going to try cooking it.

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  18. Guess everyone is having a busy day? Only 30 comments so far today.... Din't see some of the regular commenters yet...

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  19. Now let's look at the udon. By the way, I still haven't eaten udon yet. In fact not even ramen. tsk..tsk...tsk... Must make it a point to eat!

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    1. OK, the Malaysia one. I see fat noodles, a poached egg, the same red pickles and.....spring onions! I know, SK sure set that aside and did not eat. Betul tak?

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    2. Errr...is this supposed to have gravy/soup? Or the gravy is served on teh side? It looks kind of dry or the gravy is at the bottom and I can't see it.

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    3. Again, I wonder about serving size. It looks quite small to me.Just three mouthfuls habis liao. But I like the egg. This type of egg, just poke it and ooo...love the runny yolk oozing out.

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    4. Now I click the Japan one. Wah...it looks so resplendent! Bright yellow and I can see the gravy. And even the spring onions look better. I know, this one SK sapu the spring onions as well because Japanese spring onions taste better.

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    5. Now, what is the bright yellow thing on the noodles? It reminds me of chrysanthemum petals. It must be eggs but how did they cook it? They beat up the egg and then pour into the boiling soup or they fried it like the way the egg for butter prawns is fried?

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    6. I forgot, I shouldn't ask about the cooking process because SK tau maka aje. But I am sure when you eat the egg, you can guess how it is done.

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    7. So from what I see, this is a rather simple dish. It just has udon, egg and gravy and garnished with spring onions. Quite light on the palate I would say.

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    8. Again, if you out the two bowls of udon side by side and asked me to choose, I will straight away choose the Japan one because it looks so much better. I will curi the egg from the Malaysia one and eat with the bowl of Japan udon.

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    9. For sure, not only the Japan one looked better, I am sure in terms of taste it will also win hands down. Can't beat the taste at the originating country. And as before, the Japan one is more worth the price paid.

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    10. Alamak ...sure boh? never ate ramen or udon? Come SG ... I bring u eat everyday ... hahaha

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  20. I am one of those people who think that things are very expensive in Japan. I guess I am wrong. It depends on where and what you spend on. So I should be able to afford a trip to Japan, eh? I saw Lina bought so many nice clothes and shoes from Japan and she mentioned that they are very affordable.

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    1. You are right when you talk about the comparison of our income. The thing is that we have very poor purchasing power here.When grocery shopping, RM50 won't get you very far.

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    2. I could say that Japan is the best country that I have visited in my life. I never got enough of its food, shopping, sight seeing and lovely people. I am keeping up with Lina and SK's foot steps for visiting Japan so often and covered almost all. Look at Lina, she has left trails in the whole of Japan's Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku except Okinawa only. That's really amazing as I know only a very handful Malaysians have covered so much like her. Have you seen her fabulous blog >>>>> http://urutoranohihi.blogspot.com/

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    3. Excuse my hurried typing above, I am trying to catch up with Lina and SK's coverage of Japan. I have been to so few places there.

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    4. SK, lina and Anay make me so jealous, i never been to Japan before. My dream place is Japan. I wish to go there so much. I don't know when I can materialize this dream. I really hope I don't need to wait too long. I really can make it to visit Japan, I will be very happy. Hopefully, JAMY can go to Japan together.
      Then I will sink my tongue to beef rice and udon that SK's shared here.

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    5. I am just wondering what is holding you back when you are working with Japanese colleagues everyday! They should have influenced you long ago and sent you there for training every year. Go drop hints to them or bake them more lousy Japanese cakes until they have to send you to Tokyo to learn proper baking skills! Muahahahaha

      I would suggest that you visit with Jin Jin first and leave the 2 kids behind. You need private time to rekindle the happy anniversaries. So much to see and so much to do there. You could be running around there like Lina in sport shoes.

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    6. TM makes me feel like going to Japan for a holiday!

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  21. Oh, I see you tried both already. From the photos, they look almost the same. Not the udon because the udon you ate in Japan and the one you ate here are served with different ingredients. I have eaten both these dishes in Japan too but can't really remember the exact price. Food in Japan in nice restaurants is very expensive. Their beef rice bowls chain stores are budget eateries like the roadside food stalls here. Will you go back to eat at this Yoshinoya and Udon shop again when you go for your workouts?

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  22. Oh....Yoshinoya closed down in Malaysia? There were lots and lots in Singapore and I used to have a beef value bowl at times. It's beef with rice , and yes same exactly like the first pix, and miso soup.
    I didn't its called Gyudon...ahaaha.... but this is my favourite meal at yoshinoya. I don't think I will go for other set meals there.

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    1. wait....i blur... closed down and reopens now ? hahah...

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    2. I guess it was closed for renovations lah.

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  23. The pictures looks almost the same in the first pix. That shows the Malaysian standard follows the actual standard closely which is good. But not sure about the taste...how was it ? The presentation looks ok la... passed.

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    1. I just had to squint my eyes into kurage mode and I saw same dishes!! It is like magic.

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  24. Second pix very different! Malaysia has a half boiled egg there. There's a very big difference between both. Maybe the Malaysian outlet wants a different presentation?

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    1. LOL! We put eggs into everything cos we got over supply due to the chickens laying so often. Singapore has to import our eggs and water, so use sparingly lah.

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    2. hahha... that's a good explanation!

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  25. Anyway, I seldom patronise Yoshinoya as they only have limited dishes. Besides the beef rice bowl, I also likes their ru tan (herbal boiled egg). Not sure if Malaysia has it as so far I didn't see any outlets in JB. I still prefers the authentic Japanese restaurant.

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    1. I am surprised that you felt that Yoshinoya has limited dishes. Over here in KL, they have very wide choices in their menus that changed from season to season. The prices here are cheaper but you are rich man who prefers to help the Singapore economy by eating there...


      Just kidding....don't angry. We love Kurage!

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    2. hahha... really ? In SG, there are really limited choices of food but then, difficult to find one in Malaysia. Not in JB, at least.

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  26. hmmm... I was surprise to hear that the price almost the same. Yes, I also thought Japan is more expensive or is Malaysia trying to match the same price? If yes, then it's an expensive bowl of rice or udon.
    However, I am sure the food is more delicious in Japan la.... at least everything there are fresher, right ?

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  27. Somehow I prefer plain Udon in miso soup. it's more delicious than those with lots of ingredients like the Malaysian type. I wonder how it taste with that egg! Yeah, I prefer the Japanese one , at least it more 'plain'.
    And, the udon must be 'springy' not those easily melt like M&M...hahah...

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  28. Aiya...when you are in SG, just come to any outlets and try it and see any difference. They are like McD, almost an outlet in a mall. And, somehow I find its not cheap, almost cost me around $S8 per set with miso soup and the beef rice bowl.
    A bento set in SG at a restaurant is around S$12 and above. I prefer the latter.

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  29. So, Hanamaru is a japanese restaurant? Eh....show more food from there leh....hahaha...

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  30. I got a friend who married a Japanese wife. Thus, he always go back to Japan annually. Well, he said the Japanese food over there cannot be compared to SG as it was a lot fresher and delicious. he also dunno how to explain it.
    Anyway, since you have been to Japan, I am sure you can tell which one is better ... and of course, its surely Japan.

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    1. Honestly, I have been hearing about fresher food being served in the countries of origins like Korea and Japan. It is actually nonsense as we also have very fresh seafood and ingredients but it's the culinary skills of our local chefs that dropped the quality standards. Nowadays you see foreign workers in their kitchens cooking Chinese, Thai, Korean and other foreign dishes. It definitely won't taste the same. How many times have you fished out the arm hairs of the Bangla or Chennai workers inside the Roti Chanai?? I have seen them many times and just pulled out their hairs before eating. I am getting used to this added protein which is not welcomed.

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    2. I think fresher means the climate over there is colder so the fish especially when eaten raw, are fresher.

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  31. Btw, there are other menus in Yoshinoya SG like salmon, fried tempura and so on. I wonder if the menu in Malaysia same as SG .... Of course, their signature dish is always the beef bowl.
    They also sell chawanmushi here but cannot compare to those restaurant types. Oh,,,man... I need a bento fix now and it's late in the midnight ... :(

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    1. How could you even wonder??!!! The menus are definitely different as we are bound by so many reasons to eat differently.

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  32. I clicked. They both look almost the same. Not too shabby the Malaysian one.

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    1. I also clicked so many times back and forth for fun until my 2 eyes squinted! In the end, they blurred my brains to see the same!!! Wakakaka

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  33. Beef obviously more for Japan version but for the udon, Malaysia can beat Japan one with topped with a poached egg :)

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    1. I always think the Japanese chefs are better in cooking or poaching eggs especially their signature onsen eggs which has no smell. So yummy!

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    2. Looking at the comparison of 2 pictures. For beef rice, I can see in Japan has more beef than in Malaysia. For udon, I love the one in Japan more. Because it is more soupy if compare to in Malaysia. I love soupy udon.

      I agree that everything in Malaysia is more expensive. House, land, clothes and food too are more expensive. The same bowl of noodle, we need to pay about RM7 to RM8 per bowl, in Singapore, we just need to pay $4 or $5. If we count dollar to dollar, the food in Singapore is cheaper than in Malaysia now.

      Everything also very expensive we count per capital income. Sigh!

      Our money is shrieking in a very scary rate. Just prepare to get poorer and poorer. Sad but true.

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    3. Yes we are getting poorer and poorer each day. I hope this Tun M will whack his magic wand to beat the bushes & scare the snakes away.
      It is true that if we count dollar earned and dollar spent, we are all living like holocaust victims!! So sad and painful.

      Now you made me think that it would be the best place to earn and live in USA!!! With money earned, everyone could drive fancy cars and rent apartments anywhere! Even a waiter could like like that in US where their economy is quite well balanced with low inflation rates.

      Yannie is so observant to count every piece of the beef in the 2 photos to declare the Japanese version as more generous. I just took a good look again and AGREE!!!

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  34. We have yoshinoya here in Singapore, love their salmon rice

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    1. I have not tried their Salmon Rice. I must look out for it in their menu next time.

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  35. I had never been to Japan to taste their authentic food, so unable to make comparison :P

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    1. Konnichiwa!! It is even cheaper for Singaporeans to visit Japan now compared to us with such a weak currency today. Even the Japanese currency has fallen like us. You will love that country.

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  36. When I was in Japan, my friend took me to eat at Yoshinoya also, she it definitely can't compare lo, even order the same thing, the differences was so much difference!

    But I'm that kind of person that forget everything after walking out lo, hahahaha!! I can't remember what I've just eat...=.=

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  37. 因爲宗教關係,一向冇食牛肉習慣,因此有幾好味都唔關我事。

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  38. long time i no eat yoshinoya....

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