Ishin Japanese Dining Christmas & New Year Eve Menu @ Old Klang Road

Merry Christmas!

How was your Christmas celebration? Christmas doesn't necessary have to be celebrated with Western dishes especially when you're living in Malaysia. Why not get a Japanese twist with the amazing Christmas & New Year Eve Menu at Ishin Japanese Dining. 

Start off your meal with crispy and flavourful Kani Cream Croquette Sarada which is well battered and seasoned on top of some salad. I tend to stay away from croquette because it can be greasy and heavy but surprisingly, the Kani Cream Croquette was a pleasant start to my meal. Crispy and well seasoned, it was so creamy on the inside and bursting with flavor.

My eyes were drawn to the Sashimi included in the Christmas Menu. Just look at the thick slices of Japan Maguro and Kampachi. I can just live on sashimi alone especially if it is as good as the ones served at Ishin Japanese Dining. The slices were thick and fresh that even the pug who does not like Maguro actually finished his plate of sashimi. 

The Japan Hiogigai Cheese Yaki taste as good as it looks. Not too overpowered by the cheese, the Japan Hiogigai was tender and juicy; well seasoned with the chard cheese on top. This was definitely a good start to the meal.

Moving on to the Main Course, you get to select from three different Ramen - Japan Wagyu Beef Kakuni, Braised Australian Lobster or Pan Fried French Duck Liver and Duck Breast. 

I will be honest, that I totally underestimated the Christmas Menu - UNTIL I saw the ingredients that they used and the amount that they actually served us. We started with the Japan Wagyu Beef Kakuni which is the most amazing Beef Ramen I've eaten. Like literally, the meat just melts in your mouth. It was perfectly well prepared and every spoonful was just amazing. The broth was packed with flavor and noodles bouncy, I don't think I can say anything bad about this dish.

With high expectations, we dug into the Pan Fried French Duck Liver and Duck Breast Ramen Soup. I love duck.. like seriously it is not easy to get well prepared duck liver or duck breast because duck can be a tricky protein to cook. Too long and it gets tough and rubbery which will just spoil the whole dish. The pan fried duck liver and duck breast is slightly smokey and very flavorful which some might find a bit salty. But pair it with the ramen and the soup, and it is well balanced. 

Lastly, of course we have to save the last for the best as we tried the Braised Australian Lobster. Really a fusion dish as you get a huge Australian Lobster in your ramen. Not an everyday sight that you will enjoy. The lobster is well seasoned though my personal preference I preferred the Japan Wagyu Beef Kakuni, just because I do not like lobsters. Otherwise, my dining partner did enjoy the braised Australian Lobster.

A good meal does not end without some desserts and oh boy! Ishin Japanese Dining Christmas Menu comes with a slice of Japanese Musk Melon which is actually RM68 in their menu. You know those super expensive Japanese melon that you see online... yes you can actually have a taste of it in the Christmas Menu.

And yes, I really enjoyed the Melon - it isn't super sickening sweet like sugar sweet but more of a natural sweetness to it. If you ask me, I would enjoy the Melon first before digging into the other savoury items. Or maybe have a few pieces and save some for dessert.

I definitely enjoyed my meal at Ishin Japanese Dining so don't miss out on their Christmas Menu dishes because even the pug said he wants to go back to eat. So that means it's really stamped approved good! 

Ishin Japanese Dining

202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4,
Off Jalan Kelang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +60 3-7980 8228
OPEN: Daily.
Lunch : 12pm-2.45pm
Dinner : 6pm-9.45pm
For reservation, please call +603-7980 8228.


  1. What a nice front lit signage! I love sushi and I would like to try this out. Thanks for the recommendations.