Monday, September 24, 2007

Tosaya @ Jalan Raja Chulan

When i first started blogging, i never imagined that blogging could create chances to meet other people unless you risk going to dodgy "i am desperate to meet other people, preferably of the opposite sex" sites. The first bunch of people that i met, owners of blogs that i would religiously read everyday, more often then the newspapers were the food blogs. That was a dead give away considering that i blog about food almost all the time. Now other then that, i had the opportunity to lunch with another up and rising prominent blogger, Zewt.

I remember reading his blog awhile ago, and it grew to garner alot of comments. Surprisingly as a busy traffic blog, he attended to each and every comment and visited their respective blogs as well. So another friend made, and despite his reputation for deep thought entries and my reputation to just babble on about how good the food is, we did meet up for lunch before i moved office to Sentral to well.. just meet up.

Thus my food review..Situated in a small corner of Wisma Cosway, the place where everyone along the street would go for lunch seats a small humble Japanese restaurant. As everyone might know, my application to become a member of the hyped up Japanese Food Kawan association is still being considered thus a timely review to show how committed i am to Japanese cuisine, with two humble bento sets.

A small cosy place, this is a place that serves cheap bento sets starting from RM20 onwards and i could also see Japanese joining the local crowd eating sashimi and tempura which shows a sign of authencity. All in all, although forgetable this is still a place i would frequently visit if my office was just next door.
Your usual bento ingredients, a warm sticky bowl of rice, salad, miso soup, fruits and condiments.

My sashimi bento that came with decently fresh cuts of salmon, tuna and two unidentifiable fish that i dearly enjoyed though. Not that i am not well versed in my food, but its a cut of snapper and truthfully i was just too amazed at the texture when i was chewing at it piece by piece.

Well, i had to snap a picture eventhough i didnt try right? He obliged and i happily snapped away until it was perfect. A tempting picture of teriyaki chicken.

Through out the short lunch, we had a conversation about what else but the current environment in our country and the greener pastures everywhere else. An eye opening lunch with a blogger that well blogs about everything else other then food.

Address and contact details:
Ground Floor, Lot G22-24, Wisma Cosway,
88, Jalan Raja Chulan,
50200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 03-21489390/21443416

A decent rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, call me bias but i adore my Japanese food.

26 comments:

Ginger said...

Lovely friend you have there.

ling239 said...

the sashimi looks good ~ ^_^

babe_kl said...

wah so near my opis and you din even invite the Head of Mochi, Macha and Ocha (Cha-Cha-Cha) to Tos! hehe oh dear i hvnt come to Tos for a long time. this was one of the better and authentic Japanese restaurants wayyy before Japanese restaurants mushroomed in the valley.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ginger: haha lovely? are u sure u will describe him as lovely ar?..

ling239: its pretty good for that price..

babekl: i didnt know ler..if not i ask u out for lunch also..it does look quite authenthic and old since u mention..

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

hahah zewt's an old friend of Allan's from Church I think ;-) Yes he's got an interesting blog. :-)

New Kid on the Blog said...

wow, sounds like an interesting lunch, huh?

Tummythoz said...

Been passing this place but yet to try. How's the pricing?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

allan and nigel: i see..yeah he did mention that he know u guys..

new kid: well it was an interesting lunch..

tummythoz: aiyoh..read lar..starting from RM20 plus bento sets..

zewt said...

haha... it was really a very simple lunch. and good to have finally met you too.

i went to the korean restaurant at hartamas (the one near kowloon) last sunday. really worth the money.

wait till your gf is free then 4 of us can have a good dinner.

daphne said...

ooooooo...they look so inviting. I'm hungry now..and i just ate breakfast! LOL

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

zewt: haha yeah a very simple lunch indeed..yes i hear u haha..i will try to make this wkend..wat say you?

daphne: hahah omg wat breakfast did u have? looks like its not enough

Big Boys Oven said...

Looks excellent and value for money!

Big Boys Oven said...

Looks excellent and value for money!

Big Boys Oven said...

Looks excellent and value for money!

KampungboyCitygal said...

my friends have been raving over this place, but its too far for lunch lar

MeiyeN said...

i didn't know there's one jap rest over here... thanks, next time when i am in kl! :)

jason said...

I almost pronounce it as "Tohsaka" :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbo: i get u man!..no need so many comments ler..got me excited when i saw so many comments all of a sudden

kbcg: yeah its not that great until hve to rush from far..but a great place if u r nearby

meiyen: well if you r nearby, why not?

jason: luckily not "toh sui ka"..haha in canto

sc said...

looks like a fuss free, simple japanese fare place, aint it?

wmw said...

Hahaha...two humble bento sets. Blogging has added colours into our lives.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: yeap..exactly..no fancy fancy..

wmw: definitely..its like a rainbow now!..

God of Food's said...

Nice sashimi and teriyaki.

cirnelle said...

O_O Sure or not that bento set was RM20? In that case, I'll just hop over there tomorrow for lunch.

Cynthia said...

I love the friends I make from blogging also. Unfortunately, we live in different parts of the world and it is not easy to get together but who knows... maybe on day...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

god of food: yeap, didnt make too much of a wrong choice..

cirnelle: yeah lar..RM25 lor haha..call zewt lar..cheap rite? can treat me?

cynthia: i know..its kinda cool isnt when u finally meet up?

thenomadGourmand said...

jz went the otr day!(was browsing thru ur fd list & saw ur entry)
yeahh..the fd is good, which i didnt expect, thot it was some 'fake' Jap outlet, almost didnt want to step in but it was rainin n my Jap frens were hungry, iwas so worried that i took them to some low class Jap restaurant, furthermore they were frm Japan!
Totally out of expectations n they were approving it too! Guess they been doing something rite fr surviving so long.
and they dun charge a bomb!