Surprise, surprise! Ajisen that tastes pretty good! In Batu Pahat (BP) of all places! Normally I avoid this chain like the plague, in Singapore, but I gave this one a chance since I was amused to see it open in my small little hometown (according to this other blog, it may be the first branch in Malaysia!). I was actually a bit wary but the experience stunned me. Ajisen tastes better in this little town than in a big city! Service too, was extra attentive. Thumbs up!
There are a couple dishes that I've not seen in the Singapore outlets (then again, I haven't been to those in ages). The chicken teriyaki dry-style ramen was surprisingly good.
Also not seen before is this cold tofu with sesame dressing. We thought Nadine might like this, since tofu is her favourite, but she didn't take to it. Maybe not a fan of sesame.
A pity I didn't take more photos. The restaurant itself is beautifully furnished, with dark wood, incandescent lighting. Way better ambience than those in Singapore. Ajisen here even has those plastic food models displayed nicely outside the premises (like Japanese restaurants do). Ramen prices average about RM13 (S$5.60 or US$3.25) per bowl. Pricey in Malaysian terms (where a noodle meal can be had for just RM2-3) but a good deal for those converting from S$ or US$.
70-71 Jalan Jelawat
Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia