Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Japanese Delight!

Have you ever been to The Talk in Bangsar? Well, it just so happens that this Japanese bistro was one of my clients when I was working in NST years ago, which was how I discovered this place. I remember my first experience dining at The Talk was for a food review I did for this particular client. So everything was on the house and I had a taste of the best they had to offer together with some of my colleagues and our trusty photographer then. It was really fun doing food reviews during my NST days; I was treated to the best items on the menu and impeccable service too, seeing that their purpose was to impress me, the critic! ;)

Ever since that day, The Talk has become one of our favourite places to visit whenever we crave for some tasty Japanese
cooked food! There are so many items to choose from, but we're really quite familiar with the menu so B and I already knew what to order even before reaching Bangsar.

Naturally I had to have my Pina Colada. It is my all-time favourite mocktail and The Talk serves the best one! Plus, it goes really well with almost everything on the menu, including our choices for the day.

Gyoza Dumplings

Seasoned baby octopus - YUMMY!

We decided to be adventurous by ordering 2 appetizers - our customary seasoned Baby Octopus and the Gyoza Dumplings. The latter was a first time order for us and it was just okay, perhaps I need to acquire the taste for it but the octopus was simply scrumptious! This is a must try for anyone dining at The Talk; the zucchini on the side makes a refreshing addition to the sweetness of the baby octopus; together, it's simply divine!

Fresh prawns in spicy mayo sauce

Garlic Fried Rice

As usual, I couldn't resist ordering my favourite dish ...Sizzling Prawns while B had the Sizzling Salmon! It is the spicy mayo sauce that really brings out the tastiness of the prawns and this dish goes extremely well with Garlic Fried Rice, which we also ordered.

So if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, do stop by and check out this awesome bistro. The food is delicious and the ambience is as cosy as it gets. The music is also great as it plays a lot of 80s and 90s music so I know I'm in for a good time every time we dine at The Talk. Oh and if you look closely enough, you might even spot Mariuca in her favourite corner, happily sipping her Pina Colada and enjoying her Baby Octopus! ;)


Elara May 21, 2008 6:01 PM

Hi Marzie! Dropped by in a rocket today. =) The food looks good! I don't if I'd try the baby octopus, though. And you look different in that photo. I think you're one of the people who looks different in every photo. =) Have a nice evening.

eastcoastlife May 21, 2008 6:11 PM

Wah! japanese Food! I just has sashimi for lunch. hehe....

So go with Maurica to The Talk got special discount anot? You belanja? I'm going to KL soon. :)

Mariuca May 21, 2008 6:30 PM

Hi Debbie!! Oh u're on BR today? I've just visited the first 10 blogs there, I'll come by in a rocket to ur place later he he!!

Oh u must try the baby octopus Deb, it's divine I tell ya! ;)

Mariuca May 21, 2008 6:33 PM

He he, enjoy ECL! I've only had sashimi once, but am in no hurry to try it again though!

Oh when are you coming down to KL? We must drag Zubli along, he's da orang kaya around here he he..can spend u anywhere u want lol! ;)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious May 21, 2008 6:49 PM

wow, yummy~licious!!! i love jap foods. thanks for sharing, me & martin will surely visit this soon! :)

Mariuca May 21, 2008 6:54 PM

Hi Jean! I came by ur place earlier, but couldn't load ur blog la woman. I'll come by again later!

Oh yay, you love Jap food yeah? You and Martin must try this place then, I'm sure ul find loads of yummy delights there! Enjoy Jean! :):):)

bokjae May 21, 2008 8:36 PM

Wow! marzie, with the food around you, I have got the impression that you look like Japanese! Not the pure type but the mixed one! Haha! I guess my daughter is enjoying all these Jap Food now!

Mariuca May 21, 2008 9:20 PM

He he he mixed Japanese it seems, so cute la u Bokjae! I'm sure ur daughter must be happily enjoying all the yummy Jap food in Tokyo. I'm jealous just thinking about her being in Tokyo now lol! :):):)

Pauline Evanosky May 21, 2008 9:28 PM

It all looks so good!

Anonymous,  May 21, 2008 9:30 PM

hello thr!! Nice Jap food!! I;ve heard of the bistro but never been thr! I love Jap food as well and those Baby Octopus jz GREAT! Tried b4 and it's nice! ^_^ Thnx4 the intro and definitely gonna go thr v my frens one day!

Mariuca May 21, 2008 9:36 PM

Hello Lady Skye! Welcome to Mariuca's blog. If u think the pics look yummy, wait till u taste the real thing! :)

Mariuca May 21, 2008 9:38 PM

Hi Background checks! Great that you've heard of this bistro before. Now that u've seen what they have to offer, you must seriously go there with your friends!

It's a great place to hang out as well, people watching in Bangsar is a must if u dine al-fresco he he! :)

MakeTraffic May 21, 2008 9:49 PM

Hi Marzie, i zoom here in a rocket! wow! what a buffet of good jap food here! Looks Yummy! My wife and i loved Jap food too! have a nice week ahead. Cheers!

Mariuca May 21, 2008 10:07 PM

Hola MT! Thanks for zooming here in a rocket, I didn't see u on the list earlier though.

Yay, we love Jap food too, but of course it's not an everyday affair, once in a while it really tastes yummy yeah? Enjoy the pics! :):):)

Unknown May 21, 2008 10:07 PM

Hi GP!! Thanks for the 'invite'!! hehe Japanese food doesn't do much for me...although when wifey and I were dating we did go to a few Japanese places...ahem...had to impress mah LOL My fav was the gyoza! But I never could stand any of the raw stuff and well baby octopus doesn't really appeal to my tastebuds!

Glad you had a nice time GP! :)

Daughter is here and wants to look at your cats!

Mariuca May 21, 2008 10:11 PM

Hola GK!! He he...had to impress wifey by going to Jap places, that's so cute!

Yeah, I remember that u mentioned not liking Jap food much, but it's the only thing I'm serving here this week, so of course must invite GK lol! It won't be fun eating without GK yeah? But seriously, the octopus is yummy!

Hello Ellie! Aunty Marzie will post some new pics of the kitties soon okay? Did u get ur kitty cat yet?? ;)

Anonymous,  May 21, 2008 10:28 PM

The octopus looks yummy. No prices for the food? I must check it out someday. Where in Bangsar is it?

Mariuca May 21, 2008 10:36 PM

Hola Space Code! Oh yeah, the octopus is really yummy, the best I've tasted so far! The Talk is at Jln. Telawi 3. Price range is okay, but I can only remember the price of the sizzling prawns and salmon...RM30 each. And I think my Pina Colada was RM12. Enjoy!! :)

MakeTraffic May 21, 2008 10:40 PM

Hi Marzie, zoomed here on the BOTB express! I voted for you! Cheers!

Mariuca May 21, 2008 10:49 PM

Yay, thanks so much MT, you're da best!! :):):)

LadyJava May 21, 2008 11:00 PM

Here to vote for you dearie.. and yihaa i won mine twice today, one for LJL and the other LLP!! hehhee....

Good luck dearie...

OBTW... everything looks delish lahh... yummyyy!!.. so did they give you discount this time?

Mariuca May 21, 2008 11:04 PM

Wowie! LJ is on a winning streak, just like Roxy he he! Thanks woman, I lost my last 2 BOTB! ;)

Discount?? No la, last time I was servicing this client, so of course can get free food and discounts, now no more and I think they've changed bosses too! :)

LadyJava May 21, 2008 11:06 PM

No worries GP! I hope you win this time..

Eh internet is killing me today.. so slow.. even my gmail can't load the normal html view.. I'm looking at basic layout and it sucks!!!


Mariuca May 21, 2008 11:09 PM

LJ baru bangun ke? Did u catch the Idol finale? :)

My internet has been slow for the past week! :( But today, it's pretty okay and I don't have to keep on restarting my PC. Touch wood it won't slow down now lol! :)

LadyJava May 21, 2008 11:13 PM

My sleeping hours are getting even crazy lah GP.. let's see.. I slept at 11am and woke up at 4pm.. then I sleep again at 11pm.. and woke up at 7am... then I slept at 5pm and woke up at 8pm today.. I had dinner and now at Azwaj office.. janji kul 10pm ada meeting but till now baru sorang jer dtg... ish janji melayu kan???

Now am stuck with this stupid slow connection... my connection before this was ok.. now I getting sleepy again.. I'll try this connection again.. kalau slow gak.. I stop surfing lah and watch movies or something...

LadyJava May 21, 2008 11:17 PM

Zoom in on rocket dearie... woshhhh!!

Mariuca May 21, 2008 11:18 PM

LOL!! That does sound all distorted LJ! I slept at 12.30am yesterday!!! What's up right? So early he he...Anyway, am planning to stay up all night so I can catch the LIVE Idol show tomo at 8am. I know if I sleep, for sure will miss it!

Am finishing off my EC round now, still tak habis-habis since the connection is slow kan? ;)

LadyJava May 21, 2008 11:21 PM

I guess I missed the Idol lah.. aiyah... I wanted to stay home just now but this meeting nyer pasal lahh... cist.. and till now have not started... apadah siam tul lahh....

Anyway... 8am 2mrw?? ok will try to catch that one... i was hoping to watch some videos on youtube... but with this slow connection.. i might as well just forget it..:(..I have not even visited my own site.. can you believe it??

Mariuca May 21, 2008 11:25 PM

LJ, thanks for visiting me in a rocket. Eh, I came by ur place earlier in my rocket right? So many things to do and ppl to visit, now I'm confused! ;)

Wah, so nice of u to visit GP before visiting ur site he he...

Tomo is the results oredi, I have a feeling David A. will win! YEEHA!!! :):):)

LadyJava May 21, 2008 11:29 PM

Yeap.. you've zoom in my place already.. yelah so many things to do... and this connection is making me lose patience..

Like I said I'm getting sleepy again..lolz!! How??

Yeah the two Davids really deserve to be the top two.. either one wins and I'm happy :)

Mariuca May 21, 2008 11:33 PM

Oh I think everyone is sharing that same sentiment LJ, the Davids totally rock yeah?!

Sleepy? Dah minum coffee tak? I feel like a nice nescafe ice now...hopefully B will wake up soon so we can go to the mamak nearby!

LadyJava May 21, 2008 11:42 PM

Dah.. am drinking coffee even as we speak.. i think it coz i was forced to wake up lah today.. that's the thing with me.. when I'm awake don't ask me to sleep but I'm sleeping.. don't ask me to wake..hehehe....

tadi pun masa tunggu Azwaj solat.. i sempat lelap another thing about me..I can sleep anywhere and in any style.. even standing in the train..lolz!!

Mariuca May 21, 2008 11:48 PM

Ohhhh he he, who woke u up? Azwaj or Smokey the bear? Lol...

Wow, I can never sleep standing up, I'd fall down for sure!!

LadyJava May 21, 2008 11:53 PM

hehehe.. eh very bad thunderstorm today kan?? all the kiddies panic you know.. I had to close the curtain so they don't see the lightning coming into the living room.. pity them.. only then they can relaz and sleep as usual... and smokey the bear was so scared.. dok underneath my skirt..lolzz

OBTW dearie.. you're on member spotlight today over at SS!

Mariuca May 22, 2008 12:01 AM

It was raining here in the afternoon, but takde la sampai major thunderstorm. And the rain stopped after less than 20 minutes! Mai pindah PJ he he...

Awwww poor Smokey the bear...he he cute!

Wah wah sure or not SS want to spotlight me....baru kasi 1 job only to me! Anyway thanks for letting me know! :)

Mom Knows Everything May 22, 2008 12:25 AM

I've never had Japanese food before, but my daughter loves sushi.

Mariuca May 22, 2008 12:38 AM

Hey Tammy! Never had Japanese food? Oh you must try it one day then! I'm not much of a sushi person, but I love the dishes here LOL!! :)

LadyJava May 22, 2008 3:25 AM

ish kat sini.. macam nak roboh my sliding door..and there was even one trip at my apt coz of the lightning.. pindah PJ?? hahah.. i dont think azwaj mau kot..lolzzz

Eh i sent you an email with a screen capture of your member spotlight.. nape tak percaya? lolz!!!

emilayusof May 22, 2008 3:27 AM

Wah! Yummy! Have to visit it someday. Got art gallery is it?

p/s my pc is down! Using my husband's laptop. The heavy rain + the lightning today took away my roof, my LAN and phone connection! Will fix everything tomorrow morning.

Tina May 22, 2008 4:33 AM

All that food looks fab!

By way i have tagged you- hope you dont mind! x

Anonymous,  May 22, 2008 9:24 AM

Yummy! :)
Great shots.

Thanks for the ad today on EC.

Mariuca May 22, 2008 10:26 AM

Morning LJ! I slept l last night, but managed to wake up on time to catch AI's rsults woo hoo!!

Ohhhh he he...I got ur email. I checked out SS last night, but didn't see the so-called spotlight lolz..thanks for sending me the screenshot, now I believe ha ha ha! :)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 10:29 AM

Hola Emila! You must try The Talk one day, ajak Zaim okay? No art gallery, just some really cool pics I guess! ;)

Oh dear...your roof?? Okay okay, relax... hope all is fixed by now. We all know how much it sucks to be disconnected kan, hurry up and get ur connection back! :)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 10:31 AM

Hi Tina! Enjoy the feast here okay? And thanks for the tag, I'll come check it out shortly! :)

MCG May 22, 2008 10:31 AM

Mariuca sounds very Romanian to me, hehehe.

Mariuca May 22, 2008 10:34 AM

Hola CWMom!! Thank YOU for advertising on my site, it's a pleasure to have u here! Glad u enjoyed the pics too and have a great day! ;)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 10:38 AM

Hola Gebeleizis! Welcome to Mariuca's blog. :)

Romanian huh? That sounds completely okay with me too he he! Thanks for stopping by yeah! ;)

LadyJava May 22, 2008 10:39 AM

oohh you pun tidor eh.. hehe.. i caught AI as well this morning.. wah darn syiok.....

Emila... your roof?? alamak.. yelah the thunderstorm was terrible kan yesterday.. i was telling GP the same thing..

Nessa May 22, 2008 10:43 AM

All I can think of when someone mentioned Japanese food is the sushis! Those prawns look yummy. How's the price?

BTW, I can't access FB la. What's gonna happen to my house, my pet, my armies, my spaceship, my spies??? Arrghh... I know, I'm so addicted! LOL

David Cook won, but I'm happy for lil David anyway :)

Sushi May 22, 2008 11:32 AM

Hi Marzie, first of all thanks so much for stopping by my blog. So I believe you don't appreciate raw Japanese food, only cooked? You might not like Sushi( the food )but hopefully you like me:)
My Mom visited Malaysia in 04 she went to Kuala Lumpur but did not have time for Penang. Maybe on another occasion. Thanks for the hint on entrecard. I just put the widget on my blog and I'm studying all that stuff. Really cool restaurant and food!

Anonymous,  May 22, 2008 2:22 PM

omg you made me hungry lol.

eastcoastlife May 22, 2008 3:26 PM

Zubli is orang kaya!? :D So I have to announce my arrival in KL hor. Limo to pick me? kakaka....

Anonymous,  May 22, 2008 3:37 PM


That looks very delicious. I'd totally drop by if I can find the place. xD

Mariuca May 22, 2008 3:44 PM

Hi LJ! Yeah...the sleepy bug bit me last night and I fell asleep ... was also really hot last night, maybe that's why I woke up on time to catch AI yay! :)

Anonymous,  May 22, 2008 3:46 PM

yay, i found another site (yours) which has malaysian food reviews.

Great for a foodie like me :P

Mariuca May 22, 2008 3:49 PM

Nessa!!! Nasib baik I caught the LIVE results show, or not for sure I'll be upset for finding out who won here he he!! Oh yeah, I was really expecting David A. to win but David C. deserves to win just as much, so am very pleased with this year's AI! Can't wait for next year now lol!

You and hubby must try The Talk okay? And order the sizzling prawns, sizzling oysters also got! The prawns are RM30 but I can't remember the rest. I think garlic fried rice was abt 10-11, naik harga sikit!

Remmeber when u first joined FB and felt totally lost? Wah wah... now addicted it seems ye? I'm playing FB homes now, while doing work ...multitasking mah! ;)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 3:52 PM

Hi Sushi! He he... of course I like you and sushi too...but not all the time. I've tried sashimi as well when I visited Tokyo, it wasn't bad, but yes..I still prefer cooked Japanese food of coz lol! :)

Yay, glad to know u've joined EC, I'll try look for u there. And perhaps advertise on ur blog too! :)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 3:54 PM

Hi again Condoms! Enjoy the Japanese feast over at my place today, help yourself to more if u like! ;)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 4:04 PM

ECL! Here I am happily speaking on Zubli's behalf he he... For u, red carpet also got! Zubli said Starbucks no problem, but I think for u, he will make the exception lol... ;)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 4:07 PM

Hola Slippers! Oh yeah, looking at the pics now is making me hungry too! The Talk is located at Jln. Telawi 3 if u're familiar with the area. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 4:11 PM

Hello Poker! Welcome to Mariuca's blog! There's more great food stuff here in my older posts and definitely more yummy delights to come! ;)

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) May 22, 2008 5:14 PM

I'm not a fan of Japanese food la, just like my buddy. And you know what? I can tell you stories of him doing things he didn't like just to impress his soon to be wife back then ... LOL!

But I must say the food looks pretty good though :)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 5:21 PM

Hola Nick! Wah something in common with ur buddy yeah? And OF COZ I want to hear stories of your buddy trying to impress his wifey LOL!! Tell all! ;)

Oh you really must try The Talk at least once! It's not the typical Jap place where they serve mainly raw stuff, the cooked dishes are really yummy and they have a wide range of menu items just for that! Try okay? He he, then tell me if you liked it or not! :)

J@n!ce May 22, 2008 6:28 PM

I had jap food at this restaurant called Suki Sushi recently. Its really cheap compared to Sakae Sushi. Did you rebond your hair recently? Its really silky & you look great lah :)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 7:02 PM

Hi Janice!! Silky straight? Woo hoo!!! Ha ha ha...happy it seems! I went for steaming the day before we went to the restaurant. And asked them to use the iron straightener to blow my hair straight, can last for several days! Yay, glad it worked lol!! :)

Elara May 22, 2008 7:34 PM

Hola Marzie! Just wanna return the comment love. Haih, looking at the foodie pics makes me hungry!! Don't know what to cook for dinner tonight. Hopefully the BF tapau some food. Hehe..

I am now craving for sushi. And those dumplings. Yum!! I should cook something soon, take some photos and post in my blog to counter attack, right?? Lol!!

Mariuca May 22, 2008 8:04 PM

Ha ha so cute la u Debbie! Thanks for returning some love here. :)

Hmmm I'm not cooking, but have decided on telur bungkus and sup daging cili padi for hungry too!

Oh u should definitely cook something and post it at ur blog, make me drool woman! :)

Jackie May 22, 2008 9:14 PM

Love and Hugs to you GP!! Hi Marzie, I thought I better get over here and at least say hi.

I finally figured out how to find all of us Red Drops. Thanx so much for helping. I am spending a little time each day finding them and adding them to my faves.

And, yes I know I still owe you some I have one from Mel too.

I'm in trouble for sure.

Sending you love!!:-)


I think you were saying that you like my blog??????Or, that you appreciate my visiting you?????

Hope I am close!!

Rozella May 22, 2008 9:58 PM

There's just something about Japanese food that makes me so happy! Hehe I can't explain it... it just beat everything else.

P/S: What to watch now ya? Nothing interesting sudah on TV.

Tina May 22, 2008 10:44 PM

im here to tag you again mt friend. hopefully you havent done this one :)

ill keep trying until i get you! x

Mariuca May 22, 2008 11:42 PM

LOL! Thanks for such a great comment Jackie, you made me laugh! :)

Of course you're not in trouble, take ur time with the memes, no worries.

Glad to hear you're working your way through the RHD, made any new friends yet?

As for the "test", I'm gonna have to come over to ur blog to translate he he!! :)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 11:44 PM

Ha ha, that's cute Rozella! Enjoy ur Japanese feast here today.

Oh I heard abt ur Idol results show being spoiled he he, kesian! But I totally understand ur frustration! ;)

Mariuca May 22, 2008 11:47 PM

Tina! You're so cute LOL! Of course you can tag me again ha ha, I'll come by your blog. Song meme... sure sounds interesting! :)

Matthew S. Urdan May 23, 2008 12:21 AM

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Again, thank you so much for your kind words and comments!

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Have an incredible day!

Anonymous,  May 23, 2008 1:01 AM

enak nya ..bila bisa buy for me...guna ec pts bisa ka

Anonymous,  May 23, 2008 2:14 AM

That food looks amazing!

LadyJava May 23, 2008 3:37 AM

GP!! The DH yg I tengok tu macam kena potong lah hujung dia.. did I really susan kissing another man that was not Mike?? are they killing Mike character.. oh dear.. I hope no one watching DH would mind this spoiler..lolzz!

Mariuca May 23, 2008 4:00 AM

LJ!!! I saw ur comment, something abt Mike and kissing...I realized it was a spoiler so I quickly published but now I can't answer you, cause I pun tak tengok lagi that episode!!! Oh no spoiler!! ;)

Mariuca May 23, 2008 4:02 AM

Hi Matt! As always, it's nice to see u post ur response here. Good luck with the makeover and am looking forward to the finished product! :)

Mariuca May 23, 2008 4:03 AM

He he, enak ya Bono? Kalau datang ke Malaysia mesti cuba ya? Zubli belanja ha ha ha ha!! :)

Mariuca May 23, 2008 4:04 AM

Hola George, welcome to Mariuca's blog! :)

Oh trust me, the food tastes just as amazing! ;)

LadyJava May 23, 2008 6:05 AM

Alamak GP! Sorry lah I thought you dah tengok.. you did say "ask away" lol.... anyway its already the season finale so have to wait for Season 5 lah... suspense gak...

Let me know when you dah tengok ok :)

Anonymous,  May 23, 2008 10:50 AM

All that food looks amazingly is almost midnight and I am getting hungry just looking at it!

Anonymous,  May 23, 2008 10:53 AM

Came "dropping" by in the night with four EntreCards for you...I thought I had left you several comments over the past couple of days, but they are gone. Guess I won't be top Mariucan for May...miserable Comcastic Internet service!

Have a great weekend...we are headed to the beach tomorrow afternoon through Tuesday morning but I think I'll be on the loose in the Blogosphere at night!


Anonymous,  May 23, 2008 12:30 PM

I love japanese food. It is one of the healthiest choices. If ever I get to Malaysia, I have to try out this restaurant. The prawn looks great!

eastcoastlife May 23, 2008 5:02 PM

Wah! red carpet ah! I just want to know where is the nest teh tarik in KL.

Macik makan, tidak kasih susah lah. kakaka.....

Mariuca May 23, 2008 5:26 PM

Hi LJ! It's okay, I only watched till ep 13, didn't know u meant sampai habis season. Anyway am DL the rest and will catch up with DH hopefully this weekend. Have a good one dearie! :)

Mariuca May 23, 2008 5:28 PM

Yay! You like Japanese food Roxy? Cause this particular restaurant serves the best I dare say! ;)

Wow, another beach weekend yeah? Great to see you're enjoying yourself, I will be looking out for u in the blogosphere tonight! It's Friday here, so happy weekend to you and your family. :)

Mariuca May 23, 2008 5:31 PM

Hola BK! Great to see u here today. :)

Oh yeah, you have to check out this restaurant if ever u get the chance to visit us here in Malaysia. I'd say The Talk is my fave choice when it comes to Japanese food. And oh my...the prawns are as yummy as they look in the picture! I'm hungry too now just talking abt it ha ha! :)

Mariuca May 23, 2008 5:39 PM

Ha ha ha ha I love it when ECL speaks bahasa Melayu cute! ;)

Okay, you know teh tarik can be found almost everywhere ... but my friend once recommended the best one at PJ Hilton. A bit pricey for just teh tarik, but I gotta say it's really nice! Plus u get to enjoy the hotel ambience, so pay a little extra never mind la huh? Btw, you coming over for business or pleasure? :)

Farah Deen May 23, 2008 5:42 PM

i am never a fan of Japanese food- for one, I thought most of their food are raw, like the sushis.

However, this place- The Talk seems like a great place, and the fried rice looks very tempting. I am not too sure about the octapus and dumplings, but the prawns-wow! looks like it is cooked in butter. I am sure the ambiance there is great, judging from the photos.

Wow- you used to work with NST? No wonder you can write so well. And GP, you look pretty in the pic too, with your Pina Colada. Wonder what's in that drink!

I think, i can never be a food critic as I am so fussy about my food. I am not adventurous when it comes to trying out new food too, if it looks and smells funny- then, it's a straight away no from me. :) Having said that, it's tough for me to survive elsewhere, which was why I declined the offer to study abroad last time. Now, i can cook, so, i am dying to migrate! LOL

Anonymous,  May 23, 2008 8:17 PM

I love Japanese foods...

Bobby Revell May 23, 2008 9:04 PM

Hi Marzie! What a great review - I am so hungry now, I may pass out! I've never tried baby octopus so I don't know if I would like it (I probably would because I'm not picky with food). Anyway, you look great in your new picture...such a pretty smile!!!! May 23, 2008 11:08 PM

Hey Mariuca, I just wanted to let you know that you are one of this months of the You Cheer Me Up Award recipients. (You missed it I believe when you just stopped by)

I just posted a blogroll for all recipients therefore you must click on the You Cheer Me Up Award in my sidebar to read the original post and pick up the code.Scroll to the bottom to see May.


Tina May 23, 2008 11:37 PM

Look frwrd to seing your tunes meme when your up then!

Hey i hope you dont mind, but i have added you as link on my blogroll AS WELL as the Drop Stars one, and i stole your badge and put it in my friends section! :)

Anonymous,  May 23, 2008 11:42 PM

Hi Mariuca!

Dropped by one more time before leaving for the beach. Come check out my pool boy at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives today...and please vote for me in my big Battle of the Blogs if you have time...I bet 150 credits this time!

Hope you're having an excellent weekend.


Anonymous,  May 24, 2008 1:02 AM

I love Japanese food...when I was pregnant with my older daughter all I craved was sushi, which is supposed to be forbidden during pregnancy, but my doctor told me to go for it. I'm afraid your restaurant is a bit out of the way for me, though...

Mariuca May 24, 2008 2:00 AM

Hi Farah! See, ada Japanese food that's not raw, like at this restaurant for instance. You must try the prawns one day Farah, I'm very sure ul love it! The spicy mayo sauce is what makes it different from any dish I've ever tasted YUM! And the octopus isn't as scary as it seems, sedap!

He he thanks Farah, the pina colada is just a mocktail so takde alcohol. Just pineapple juice and some coconuty stuff and some other stuff! I love it!

Oh, I was with NST for 4 years, first job! I loved my NST days cause my colleagues were the best, cool!

LOL! Sometimes I think of migrating too, but there's just too many important things and ppl here to leave behind! Not to mention the food! :)

Mariuca May 24, 2008 2:02 AM

Hi Sassy! Nice to see u here again and I hope u enjoyed the Japanese feast at my blog. :)

Mariuca May 24, 2008 2:06 AM

Ha ha ha Bobby!! I'm so happy you're here, enjoy my Japanese feast okay? Oh come on Bobby, don't let the baby octopus get to you, they're really yummy! Surely nothing like what they serve on Fear Factor lol!

Thanks for the compliment, GP is blushing! :)

Mariuca May 24, 2008 2:14 AM

LOL! Maybe one day you'll get to make your way over here Roxy! That would be cool right? I bet you've never been to Malaysia.

I didn't know Jap food is supposedly forbidden during pregnancy, that's new! :)

Mariuca May 24, 2008 3:13 AM

Hi Ann! Oh I must've missed it as I clicked on ur post url rather than ur blog url! Yay, thanks so much for thinking of me Ann, I'll be right over! :):):)

Mariuca May 24, 2008 3:21 AM

Hola Tina! Thanks for stealing my badge lol! I'd love to see Mariuca hanging out at ur place every time I drop by yay!

I will add u to Mariuca's blogroll as well. :)

Jackie May 24, 2008 6:52 AM

Hola GP, Now saya have something for awak.

Silalah drop by when awak can!!

Whewwwwwww.....trying here...LOLZ!!

Hugs and Love:-) May 24, 2008 9:35 AM

Mariuca, I apologize and frankly I'm a little embarrassed for the confusion surrounding my You Cheer Me Up Award.

I'm a real techno dummy. I was trying to tell you that I nominated your blog for the You Cheer Me Up Award. I give an award out every month therefore your blog is listed under May on my brand new blogroll.

You see, this is the first month I posted a blogroll for the winners. I've been keeping a list on the original post so that I could keep track of the blogs who've received a nomination for the blogroll.

Although, this months winners are listed at the bottom of the scrollbox on the new blogroll. I wrote a new post on my landing page that may make more sense now, and I hope you will accept my apology as well as the nomination.



Anonymous,  May 24, 2008 10:32 AM

Dropping in from the beach in Bay Head, New Jersey...this time we get the long weekend for Memorial Day.

Japanese food is not forbidden in pregnancy, but sushi is because it is raw and in rare cases can carry parasites...not a risk anyone worries about every day, but they have books about everything you have to worry about when you're having a baby. My first girl I craved sushi, my second girl I craved Big Macs, both very healthy babies.

You are correct, I have never been to Malaysia...embarrassed to say I don't think I could even find it on a map. I will get my kids' globe out in the morning. Whenever they see your banner ads on BlogExplosion, my girls say, "who is Mariuca, she is so pretty, is she your friend?!" So I will show them where you live over the weekend.


Anonymous,  May 24, 2008 12:18 PM

Err...may I say something? Heard that eat lots of 'raw material' will cause brains grow tape worms. I am so scared of that since the last time I experienced with sushi.

Mariuca May 24, 2008 1:52 PM

Muahahahaha!! Terima kasih Jackie, I am smiling now! And you did very well too LOL! I'll be right over to accept my special something from you. :):):)

Mariuca May 24, 2008 1:56 PM

Ohhhhhh he he... I see! I searched high and low for my name but couldn't find it yesterday! No worries Ann, I too get confused with my techno "skills" sometimes LOL! No need for apologies. I'll drop by again today, thanks for coming back here to explain to me! :):):)

Mariuca May 24, 2008 2:00 PM

Ohhhh yeah that's right, sushi was what I meant! GP was a little bit flustered from all the hopping and dropping she was doing yesterday LOL!

Yeah, wonder what I'll be craving when I get prego he he...wishful thinking it'll be something healthy and non fattening though huh? ;)

Oh look us up Roxy! We're not as huge as you guys, but we have just as much fun and excitement to offer here in Malaysia! You might even be surprised. ;)

Oh so cute of your kids to be asking abt Mariuca ha ha...give them my love and lotsa special hugs! :):):)

bonoriau May 24, 2008 2:02 PM

My dear thanks for stopping by wiken

Mariuca May 24, 2008 2:05 PM

Hi Spandex! Oh I haven't heard that abt sushi! But I'm not too worried, cause I'm not a huge sushi fan, I prefer the cooked dishes. Like the ones in these pics, absolutely yummy! :):):)

Mariuca May 24, 2008 2:08 PM

Yay, nice to see u on a Saturday Bono! Hope u're having a relaxing weekend too. :)

Farah Deen May 24, 2008 4:13 PM

yeah, me too, when I think of migrating, I meant, I would love to migrate with the whole family! LOL now, that's not possible, is it? hehehehe oh..ya i am sure that pina colada has no alcohol ha....i was asking abt the ingredients, as in what juice goes in there. :)

btw GP, I have a tag for you HERE.

Anonymous,  May 24, 2008 9:33 PM

Heh, heh, GP...we know you have just as much fun & excitement in Malaysia because we read about it here on your blog!

The girls have already started painting some seashells this morning. Speaking of healthy eating, they brought me donuts from Central Market while I was still in bed. Jelly donuts, chocolate....yum! No sushi for breakfast today.


Anonymous,  May 24, 2008 9:36 PM

Let's see if I can drop all four of my EntreCards here before my computer freezes up...

I also have to get chatting...Emily Yusof has moved ahead of me in the top commenters category!


LadyJava May 25, 2008 12:06 AM

Yeah.. GP got the same award as I did over at Jackie's blog!! Congrats dearie :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 12:20 AM

Oh LOL Farah! I see, me too kalau boleh would love to bring the whole family, so you're right...guess we're stuck in M'sia for now ha ha!! Thanks for the tag dearie, I'll come by later! :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 12:24 AM

Ha ha ha Roxy!!! You're right, Emila is catching up, she has a great blog btw yeah? :)

Sounds like the girls are having so much fun, I wanna paint seashells too he he! Still have a couple more drops left for the day, I know I dropped a couple of mine on a few of ur blogs today, just can't remember which ones!

Anyway, it's nice of u to drop by on your Memorial weekend, HUGS! :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 12:26 AM

Alamak LJ, baru habis watch AF ni, better hurry over to Shinade's now! :)

Unikversiti May 25, 2008 1:13 AM

Waccai, tidaak!! mg x sanggup ku makan tempat sebegini, kalau x alamat basuh pinggan dan cuci kain baju tokey dia la nnti.

Hehe cik Mariuca, it's ok , i know i know hehe. Actually not really mind la u letak ke tidak link ambe tu. but pape pn, thanx to u eh, naik gak technorati rank blog tu eh hehe

Anonymous,  May 25, 2008 1:16 AM

ohhhhhhhh food looks yummy! altho im no good with jap food lol. hw u doing lately?

Mariuca May 25, 2008 1:39 AM

Tu la Forumer, you buat I panic je ingatkan I terlupa si Forumer yg comel he he...ceh wah! :)

You mesti cuba jugak this restaurant one day, tak kan menyesal! ;)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 1:41 AM

Hi Erisha, miss seeing you here la! I'm okay, just been very busy lately. The food is as yummy as it looks sweetie, give it a try with ur bf! :)

Anonymous,  May 25, 2008 3:47 AM

Back in the afternoon to say a quick hello...I love to see your comments in the triple digits...124 and rising! I think I usually get about 4 comments per post at my blog.


Restnrileks May 25, 2008 12:02 PM

Makanan itu semuanya nampak enak-enak..

O genki deshitaka? Mariuca san?

Looks delicious except that baby octopus. Errr.. mcm takut laa nak makan. haha. When i was a kid, my bro and sister used to tell me a story of how those baby octopus would eventually get stuck in my mouth, their tentacles holding my mouth .. Haha. I can imagine how that s going to look like.

The prawns look yummy.

heppi sunday :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 3:49 PM

LOL! Roxy!! I see ur comments are increasing by the day sweetie!! And thanks to friends like you, LJ and Zubli for always stopping by to "chat" here with me. Always a pleasure to see ur comments here, you guys rock! :):):)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 3:52 PM

Rizal, memang enak-enak belaka, silalah cuba! :)

Ha ha...the baby octopus is one of my fave dishes, sedap Rizal! It looks scary only, but it's really sweet and tasty! Prawns memang yummy!

LOL! Maybe u should come up with an octopus illo! ;)

Ratu Syura May 25, 2008 5:43 PM

OMG!! I must try this place out! I've never heard of the place cuz I'm not really familiar with Bangsar. I love Baby Octopus!! Luckily you informed that those prawns are drenched in mayo.. I don't eat mayo.. :P But everything else looks yummmyyyy!! Thanks for the review..

Mariuca May 25, 2008 5:54 PM

OMG Syura!! Finally someone who loves the baby octopus as much as I do ha ha!! You must check out The Talk and let me know ur experience there. Too bad u don't eat mayo, but the gravy doesn't really taste of mayo, tastes simply buttery, yummy and wow! :):):)

Choc Mint Girl May 25, 2008 7:57 PM

Hubby and I also love the baby octopus! Hehe... Wah! Your description of the food made me DROOL la, Marzie!!! ;D

Mariuca May 25, 2008 10:18 PM

Yay, that's 3 baby octopus lovers now ha ha!! Check it out with hubby Crystal, I bet u would find this place pretty awesome too! YUM! :):):)

algodon May 26, 2008 4:35 AM

The restaurant looks stylish and the food looks tasty. I might just try it when I am in KL in June.

Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous,  May 26, 2008 9:16 AM

You make me hungry girl! a nice place you got there. Thanks for the suggestion, will look it up. Cheers!

Anonymous,  May 26, 2008 12:42 PM

Salaaam dan semoga sihat dan bahagia selalu. Uuikkkss, comel, u jangan Mariuca, hidung ambe dah kembang kuncup ni hehe

Ooo nak kena makan gak eh, lahai, nampaknya terpaksa ku pecahkan duit tabung nnt huhu

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:47 PM

Oh where are u from Ash? You're coming down to KL for biz or pleasure? Anyway yeah, try The Talk for a totally yummy dining experience. Do let me know how it went if u do go yeah? :):):)

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:50 PM

Yay! Happy eating Asian, don't forget to order the baby octopus lol! :)

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:53 PM

Muahahahaha ha yelah, you kan comel, datang kat sini kasi I message yg comel and funny he he!! Ala, tak mahal sgt le Forumer, I order pelbagai dishes, sebab saja nak jadi adventurous he he, you order udang tu dengan nasi dah cukup dah lolz...

Selalu tak namapk u kat Facebook la, mai la join kita org kat sana! :):):)

Unknown May 30, 2008 10:09 PM

wow looks yummy. always love japanese food. yr photos look kinda localised jap versions tho i know they are like from jap :)

Mariuca May 30, 2008 10:38 PM

It looks and tastes just as yummy Quachee! Great to see u here today! Have a good weekend. :)

Shemah June 09, 2008 4:08 AM

ooohhh.. japanese food!! Yummy-O!! The last time i had japanese was when Rozella treated me for my birthday! That was last month.. After reading your post, I'm thinking i've got to call her tomorrow and set up another japanese dinner date! LOL!

Mariuca June 09, 2008 8:19 PM

Hi Shemah, long time no see! :)

Oh yeah, I haven't had my dinner yet and talking abt Japanese food is making me hungry la woman! Why not ask Rozella to take u to The Talk? He he!! ;)

emilayusof September 28, 2008 1:39 PM

yummy! Garlic rice tu nampak macam sedap!

bem69,  May 14, 2009 6:18 PM

Marzie, looks like a good place to eat! Baby octopus must be delicious eh? But one thing la, the last picture of you tu, nightmare for all the octopuses out there. hahahahahha. Look at that mile tak sabar nak makan. I'd be scared, if I'm an octopus.

Hmm, noted down. Must try someday!

Mariuca,  May 14, 2009 6:21 PM

He he!! Oh yeah ada org tak suka baby octopus ni but we love it!!!!! MMG YUMMERS maksimum, pls go this weekend lol!!!! Mmg tak sabar nak devour the baby octopus dat time, whole day tak makan sebab nak saving appetite for the talk lol!!!

bem69,  May 14, 2009 6:24 PM

Hahahah Ok, that means I'm right. Octopuses WOULD be scared of you.

Mariuca,  May 14, 2009 6:49 PM

LOL! Mesti la afraid of me cause I nak makan depa ha ha! Eh betul tak I pakai depa kat sini? ;)

Shemah,  May 14, 2009 10:39 PM

MARZIEEEEE!! I'm salivating already right now!!!!!!!! Drool @ Pina Colada!! Drool @ Baby Octopus!! Drool @ The Talk!!!

Recent blog post: Memories of New York!

Mariuca,  May 14, 2009 10:51 PM

I oso love baby octopus shemah, sedapnyeeeee!!!!!!! And the sizzling prawns oso very yummy!!

bem69,  May 14, 2009 10:52 PM

Wah applying depa kat octopus tu. Bravo Hang!

Shemah,  May 14, 2009 10:56 PM

Expensive or not here, marzie?

Recent blog post: Memories of New York!

bem69,  May 14, 2009 10:57 PM

Hahhahah Shemah dah kene racun by The Talk. Mission Accomplished Marzie!

bem69,  May 14, 2009 11:05 PM

Its expensive, but not expensive if you're a food critic that need to be
taken care of.

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 12:03 AM

Lebih kurang shemah, like da sizzling prawns is rm30… garlic rice oso yum la!!

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 12:08 AM

He he he applying depa sekali sekala, many ppl think im from penang, dunnow hy padahal never been to penang lol!

Shemah,  May 15, 2009 12:23 AM

Eeee.. jahat lah korang!! Now watching food paradise on Travel and living..
some more!! Hungers!!

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 12:32 AM

Wats cookin at food paradise eh?

bem69,  May 15, 2009 12:36 AM

Why la watch food paradise, asking for it it seems. it seems. it seems.

Shemah,  May 15, 2009 12:37 AM

The best breakfast foods!! :-)

bem69,  May 15, 2009 12:41 AM

You got that anak mami look kot Marzie hahah

Shemah,  May 15, 2009 12:41 AM

It seems it seems I am asking for it.. it seems.. it seems..

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 12:43 AM

Hahahhahaha bem pun dah pandai cakap it seems hahahha!

bem69,  May 15, 2009 12:48 AM

It seems ni Marzie nye power phrase

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 12:49 AM

Tak suka la anak mami look whatever dat means muahahhahahahaha!

Shemah,  May 15, 2009 12:51 AM

Yeahhh.. I think that's it, marzie! Anak mami look! :-)

Shemah,  May 15, 2009 12:51 AM

Hahahahaha tu lah.. pandai it seems already bem.. it seems..

bem69,  May 15, 2009 12:52 AM

hahaha Marzie is anak mami it seemsss

bem69,  May 15, 2009 12:53 AM

Hahahah Marzie is anak mami it seems

Shemah,  May 15, 2009 12:57 AM

Anak mami lawaaaa apa! That's a compliment! :-)

bem69,  May 15, 2009 1:00 AM

Yeah thats a compliment it seems!

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 1:09 AM

Kena cakap it seems to stress my disbelief hehehhe!

bem69,  May 15, 2009 1:11 AM

hahahah Marzie is justifying it seems it seems

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 9:58 AM

LOL!!! Takpa la anak mami look pun okay jugak kut he he!

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 9:58 AM

A food critic that needs to be taken care of, referring to my post ke tu Bem Bem? He he!

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 10:03 AM

He he in dat case, tenkiu for the compliment Shemah! :)

Mariuca,  May 15, 2009 10:05 AM

He he hehehhe justifying it seems, it seems! Abaden!

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