Tsubohachi @ Publika Shopping Gallery - You'll Never Wander Alone


Sunday, 6 March 2016

Tsubohachi @ Publika Shopping Gallery

*This is a Non-Halal Food Post*

Honestly the whole environment makes me feel as if I'm at Japan trying out Japanese food! Besides that, the friendly & warm greetings from the staff serve as an additional bonus to my dining experience with Tsubohachi!

The Drinks

Having a variety choices of beer/sake/wine is common in a Japanese restaurant. Since this is a very Japanese restaurant (according to here, here & here), let's just see what Tsubohachi has got for us!

I must say, these are rare drinks!

Oooooo they have Sake in a Masu (aka box)!

This.is.da.BOOM! (according to my blogger friend la)

I prefer Ginger highball over coke. Nevertheless, both are equally refreshing!

Angel said this Yuzu Wine reminds of her travel days in Japan.

I'm certain that all of these are GOOOOOOD! 

I never thought there's "Sour" drink in Japan. And that's a very gigantic Grapefruit they got for us!

So in conclusion, my drinking session with Tsubohachi has lifted up my expectation!

The Food

If the drinks are good, the food must be up to that standard, too!

Yep, I sort of SAPU (took) 'em all!

#1 Ramen Sarada - RM 9.90

Never thought a salad can taste SO GOOD with noodles. All because of that sauceeeee! If you want to be on diet, this alone is enough for your perfect lunch/dinner meal at Tsubohachi!

#2 Chicken Karaage - RM 18.90

What can I say? As a chicken lover, I have already approved this LOL! One of the most tender chicken I've ever had!

#3 Grilled Ray Fin - RM 12.90

The FINs were cooked perfectly well! It was so soft I could just easily chew everything in it.

#4 Deep Fried Chicken Soft Bone - RM 18.90

It tastes like those fish stick snack although it's made up from chicken. That's how chewy it is!

#5 Hokkaido Style Deep Fried Potato (Imo Mochi) - RM 8.90

I don't usually like potato but this just melts my heart! It was so yummy I could have it all by myself. Highly recommended!

#6 Potato Mentaiko Yaki - RM 13.90

Another highly-recommended dish on my list! Potato on the inside but pizza-like from the outside. I feel like eating a mini-pizza here! (And I finished it all alone XD)

#7 Chicken Neck Skewers (Seseri) - RM 7.80 each

The chicken neck was very tender and chewy I've enjoyed it over my cup of beer fruit drink.

#8 Chicken Thigh Skewers With Leek (Negima) - RM 7.80 each

If you don't prefer tail, how about thigh? 

#9 Chicken Tail Skewers (Bonjiri) - RM 7.80 each

Or maybe, tail? Say whattttt? All of them were equally good! Obviously, tail & butt taste more tender as compare to the thigh. 

#10 Chicken Skin Skewers (Torikawa) - RM 7.80 each

Quite sinful but equally yummy. Man, they do know how to make use of ever part of chicken well!

#11 Grilled Minced Chicken With Hotspring Egg (Soft Bone) (Ontama Tsukune Teppakayi) - RM 12.90

Doesn't it looks like the egg you got at Hotspring? You ought to eat it with the chicken because it taste heavenly! #imnotkiddinghere

#12 Omelette with Sliced Pork and Cabbage (Tonpeiyaki) - RM 12.90

If you think too much sauce is not for you, how about this one? It's fill-feeling and equally good, too!

#13 Deep Fried Flounder (Karei Karaage) - RM 42.50

One of the most crispy fish I've ever had! You can just swipe all of them (including the bone) without leaving anything on the plate!

#14 Grilled Atka Mackerel (Hokke Hiraki) - RM 52.90

It's very huge that you can share it among 4-5 people. Perfect food to take with beer!

#15 Grilled Salmon (Sake No Chanchan Yaki) - RM 17.90

The salmons are very soft and moisture! A perfect dish to take in with your bowl of rice.

#16 Salmon and Vegetables in Miso Base Soup (Ishikari Nabe) - RM 19.90

It has variety of ingredient inside the soup: cabbage, carrots, salmon, tofu and potato all-in-one in miso soup. To my surprise, all the flavours were well-balanced. The soup was not so salty like what I'd in the other Japanese restaurant (in Malaysia).

#17 Pork Belly and Chinese Cabbage Mille-Feuille Claypot (Buta Hakusai Nabe) - RM 29.90

The dish alone may looks normal to you. Mind you that it's one of their special dish, and also one of my highly-recommended list with Tsubohachi! You ought to try this if you happens to be here. How could pork belly & cabbage taste SO GOOD in one plate?!? 

#18 Pirikara Ramen Soup - RM 18.90

Craving for Ramen? Let Pirikari Ramen soup spice up your taste bud!

#19 Homemade Japanese Style Dumpling (Yaki Gyoza) - RM 12.90

They have my favourite Gyozaaaa! And it's wayyyyy perfect! My kind of Gyoza!

#20 Seafood Pot Rice (King Crab, Scallop, Salmon) (Hokkai Kamameshi) - RM 26.90

Looks like a mini-version of those old days where they use wood & fire to cook their food. The outlook is very cute so it's easily being my favourite dish list. #lamereason

It takes 15 - 20 minutes to cook. By the time when you see the smoke comes out from the pot, its heavenly aroma has filled up the entire room!

Not to mention the rice was cooked soft as well as its other ingredient, and yummy I might add. No wonder it's their signature dish. Another highly-recommended dish!

 A mixed feeling of STOP IT and I WANT TO TRY IT indeed..

#21 Flowing Somen Noodle Set (Nagashi Somen) - RM 27.90

Perhaps, the highlights of my experience with Tsubohachi. The set up may look simple but each of them has its own function.

This is what you can do with Nagashi Somen:

To my very much surprise, the noodles retains its cooling effect from the ice water much longer than I thought, which I would like have it for my my Japanese noodles.

You can also add other ingredients prepared for you into your noodles.

If white noodles doesn't appealing to you, how about trying it with Soba?

I feel like a kid while "playing" with these noodles.

I reckon this could be perfect after-meal dish to share it with your peers.

It sure is difficult to find any fault on Tsubohachi: all their foods are SO yummilicious!! Even if it's not the yummiest, it not the worse taste I'd ever had!

It has easily been my favourite Japanese Restaurant that I would highly-recommend to my Japanese boss. I'm even consider bringing my sister (who happens to be a Japan freak) to try it out, and let her judge if Tsubohachi is so close to what we could get in Japan!

If you have not tried out Tsubohachi, if you're looking for the best Japanese Restaurant around Klang Valley, I would highly recommended Tsubohachi! Just looking at how many times I've used "highly recommended" in this blogpost, I'll let you form your own expectation! =)

Tsubohachi Hokkaido Izakaya
A2-UG1-9 Publika Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Business Hour: 11.30 am - 2.30 pm ; 5.30 pm - 1 am
Website: http://www.tsubohachi.com.my/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tsubohachimalaysia

With that kind of environment, food & the price I've to pay, I'd say it's worth the visit!


  1. Why this time draw me until so cin cai and din label my name sob sob...
    Anyway dear, love to go food review with you but remember let auntie takes photo first. Don't always block my camera! :P

  2. What a fine Japanese restaurant this is. The prices are pretty reasonable, too.

  3. Oh wow. Love the environment. Food looks amazing too. Will head over to try this place out. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. all the food prices quite affordable except for the mackerel.. wonder if is it halal to dine or not. heh/ especially the alcohol one

  5. Nice to know of more japanese spots - never saw the Nagashi Somen before. Ice-cold noodles, seems a strange but maybe good in this heat wave!

  6. Eventhough I always pass by this restaurant, I really don't know there are so many delicious food here. Will try it in my next visit to Publika.

  7. Interesting restaurant. must check it out at Publika

  8. I'm Japanese food lover too~
    Reading your blog at the wrong timing~ make me feel so hungry e~

  9. Japanese food is one of my favorite cruisine! I go on Japanese food hunting every 2 weeks with my friends and i will add this to the list!

  10. All the foods seem like delicious ! I miss Japanese food hope that I can visit here for a try.

  11. Interesting name and the food looks pretty good... I love Japanese food.. but I guess I can't simply eat here... which is quite a crying shame...

  12. the noodle session quite impressed me as well. i think i will go for the salad and noodle when i'm there. another one to add into my to-eat list in publika. (the list gets longer and longer...)

  13. Hahaha. Your photos always so entertaining! Potato Mentaiko Yaki looks yummy here! =D

  14. I love Japanese Food! The place looks super japanese feel OMG feel that I am in Japan when I saw the interior! The food looks OISHI!!!

  15. Quite interesting, I like the Seafood Pot Rice more coz it more filling.

  16. Pretty interesting restaurant! The concept, food and prices look attractive.

  17. I follow your blog just for the cartoon characters alone. Such a nice way to illustrate something. Haha. As for Japanese food, after my first sushi I am not a fan of Japanese food anymore. Probably I started off with the wrong one but generally I see that their food are very raw.

  18. Super cute drawings as usual! The food sure looks good. I love Japanese food too

  19. Has not been to Publika for few months.. haha.. Thanks for the review.. I am hungry at this hour.

  20. Love the food and skewers looks totally yummy. Surely a good one to give a try.

  21. it definitely looks like one of those places but eat with your gang of friends just coz it's so fun. wanna try also all those different drinks and the noodles.

  22. Beer perfect combination with those food.. Yummy! Drooling!

  23. Such yummy looking food! I love the drawings


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