Japanese Desserts – MOF’s Japanese Sweets & Coffee @ Pavilion KL

MOF or Ministry of Food has recently stepped its shoe in Malaysia by setting a cafe namely MOF Japanese Sweets & Coffee in Pavilion KL.

MOF has already established itself in Singapore a couple of years back. And now, MOF is bringing Malaysians the chance to savor the healthy authentic Japanese sweets and coffee right here in our shore. There are a variety of sweets and desserts to choose from, not forgetting a range of exquisite coffee too.

MOF's Japanese Sweets & Coffee
MOF’s Japanese Sweets & Coffee

The interior of MOF's Japanese Sweets & Coffee is cozy and modern
The interior of MOF’s Japanese Sweets & Coffee is cozy and modern

MOF's Mango Imo
MOF’s Mango Imo

Mango Imo consists of Soft serve ice-cream with mango sauce and Japanese Sweet Potato (Imo). The Japanese Sweet Potato is served hot, therefore, this dessert comes with a special note that contains little tips to eating Japanese Sweet Potato or Imo. The best way to eat Imo is to spoon a bit of everything and then eat them together to enjoy the hot Imo and the icy cold soft-serve ice-cream. The result? Delightful.

MOF's Mocha Frappe
MOF’s Mocha Frappe

The Mocha Frappe, which is a drink with the mixture of coffee and chocolate tastes better than expected. Unlike Starbucks, MOF Mocha Frappe is rich with chocolate bits and the coffee flavor is so strong, once sipped, it totally inhales into the nose causing a strong sense of awakening.

MOF's Hot Chocolate
MOF’s Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate, which comes with Gyuuhi, a Japanese sweet, is however, less favorable than the other two. In my opinions, MOF is the place for sweets and coffee, and not chocolate. Also, unlike the MOF restaurants elsewhere, the Malaysia version only serves sweets and coffee and they are halal.

Price

  • Mango Imo – RM 11.00
  • Mocha Frappe – RM 10.00
  • Hot Chocolate – RM 9.00

Address

MOF Japanese Sweets & Coffee,
Lot 1.02.00, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 4.0

Japanese Cuisine – Sakae Sushi @ Pavilion KL

Sakae Sushi, owned by Apex-Pal, the company which bought over Genki Sushi in Malaysia currently in second spot for Japanese fast casual dining in Malaysia, serves wonderful Japanese food. Its branch in Pavilion KL is cozy and comfortable and one can easily linger for hours with its UCC coffee.

Sakae Sushi's Salmon Skin Temaki
Sakae Sushi’s Salmon Skin Temaki

Salmon Skin Temaki is crispy and delicious and comes in chunk.

Sakae Sushi's Tempura Udon
Sakae Sushi’s Salmon Tempura Udon

Tempura Udon is good especially the tempura prawn. Otherwise, it is quite so-so as it’s really hard to find good Udon noodles these days.

Sakae Sushi's Teriyaki Chicken Ramen
Sakae Sushi’s Teriyaki Chicken Ramen

Teriyaki Chicken Ramen, on the other hand, is quite pleasing and satisfying. The Teriyaki Chicken is tender and not too soggy despite mixed with the soup, the Ramen is just savory.

Sakae Sushi's Genmai Cha (Green Tea)
Sakae Sushi’s Genmai Cha (Green Tea)

Genmai Cha or Green Tea is a must when eating Japanese food as like when you must have Chinese Tea for Chinese food.

Sakae Sushi's Strawberry Calpis
Sakae Sushi’s Strawberry Calpis

Strawberry Calpis is Strawberry flavored calpis also known as Japanese milk drink with a slightly tangy and sour pick me up. It is sweet and sour at the same time, but the taste is just lovely.

Sakae Sushi's UCC Coffee with Ice-cream
Sakae Sushi’s UCC Coffee with Ice-cream

UCC Coffee with Ice-cream is siphon brewed traditional charcoal roasted Japanese coffee layered with milk and rich, smooth and creamy vanilla ice-cream. The taste? Absolutely tantalizing.

Price

  • Salmon Skin Temaki – RM 1.90
  • Tempura Udon – RM 12.90
  • Teriyaki Chicken Ramen – RM 12.90
  • Egg Mayo Inari – RM 3.90
  • Genmai Cha (Cup) – RM 2.00
  • Strawberry Calpis – RM 7.90
  • UCC Coffee with Ice-cream – RM 10.90

Address

Sakae Sushi,
Lot C4.03 & C4.04, Level 4, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 4.0
  • Ambiance – 4.0

Udon – Ichiban Ramen, Food Republic @ Pavilion KL

Besides the Spicy Chicken Ramen, Ichiban Ramen also serves Udon noodles.

Ichiban Ramen's Prawn Udon
Ichiban Ramen’s Prawn Udon

Ichiban Ramen’s Prawn Udon is not as good as its Spicy Chicken Ramen as the Udon noodles are not cooked to perfection. The fried prawns are however delicious.

Price

  • Prawn Udon – RM 14.90

Address

Ichiban Ramen,
Food Republic Apex Excellent,
Lot 1.41.00, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Ramen – Ichiban Ramen, Food Republic @ Pavilion KL

Ichiban Ramen in Pavilion KL is located at the corner of Food Republic. Though it’s located within the food court, it actually has its own premises of seatings.

Ichiban Ramen's Spicy Chicken Ramen
Ichiban Ramen’s Spicy Chicken Ramen

The Spicy Chicken Ramen is not bad but maybe it’s not really worth RM 12.90.

Price

  • Spicy Chicken Ramen – RM 12.90

Address

Ichiban Ramen,
Food Republic Apex Excellent,
Lot 1.41.00, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0