Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shunka 旬香 Japanese Restaurant

I have been feeling bored for eating ordinary Japanese food at common Japanese restaurants available in Penang. All of their menus are always the same, serving the same sushi, same sashimi, same bento, the only difference is their prices. 
Recently, there's this new Japanese restaurant named Shunka 旬香 opening at Burma Road which caught my attention. :D
Boyf brought me to try out since I have been told that their Japenese food is different from others. What I can say is this Japanese restaurant has totally amazed me! It is a fusion kind of Japanese restaurant serving authentic Japanese food with different styles as shown below.
Shunka Japanese Restaurant is an urban Japanese restaurant started out from the Northem of Malaysia. By inventing the philosophy of Reliving Tokyo, Shunka Japanese Restaurant provides a complete dining experience from the most authentic Japanese cuisine, matcha & sake, the urban set up of interior and the most welcoming friendly staffs.
Price As Low As "Everyone Can Taste It"
Shunka focuses on Cuisine food, Matcha, and Sake.

Love how they design the restaurant. :)
Japan x Chinese feeling...

Worrying about seating when you come with a bunch of friends? 
Worry no more! Because Shunka has VIP room which can filled up with 20 pax for you.

Here comes to my favourite part - FOOD FOOD FOOD!! 
I'll start with Kushiyaki (served with 2 pieces). :)

# Asparagus bacon, Pork skewer and Chicken mentai (not included in their menu but you can order it!)

# Crispy sushi (Sushi katsu).
We were told that this is the only sushi you can order in the restaurant, because it is too mainstream to serve a lot of sushi in a Japanese restaurant. The chef wanted to make it special so he deep-fries the only choice of sushi. The mayonnaise on top blends the taste just fine. 

# Grilled pork belly (Tontoro shioyaki).
Another dish in fried-style. Squeeze some lemon provided on top to make it crispy and sour!

# Chicken wing in Teriyaki sauce.

# Salted chicken wing.

# Spicy port bulgogi.

# Kimchi steamboat (Kimchi nabe).
This is a proof that they are a fusion restaurant as normally Japanese restaurant only serves Japanese food while they serve Korean food as well. The kimchi soup is mouth-watering and very appetising. It is one of my favvvvvvvvv!! :D

# Tonkotsu ramen.

# Japanese cheese omelet (Cheese tamagoyaki).
Boyf likes this particularly because the cheese and egg are cooked layer by layer so the aroma and taste last long in every bite.

# Squid butter grilled (Ika bata yaki).
The squid is very fresh and grilled to perfection. Hmmmm yummyy~

 # Japanese omelet noodle (Omuyaki soba).
This is a very special dish and I bet you haven't tried this before. The noodles was fried and wrapped in omelet. It's a new creation and combination!

# Wisteria bento : Salmon sashimi, fried fish finger, japanese fried chicken, teriyaki chicken, japanese rice, miso soup.

For me, there's always a room for dessert. And you know how much I love dessert!!!
One of the facts about me is I don't like to eat or drink matcha aka green tea this kind of greenish thingy. 
But Shunka's matcha changed my mind, two of their matcha desserts just impressed me!! 
The matcha desserts are specially made by the chef, I bet you wouldn't have it in another place but only Shunka!

# Matcha. 
This sweetness in this matcha drink is just perfect, not too sweet and not bitter for me. They even add in green tea ice-cubes to retain the taste of green tea, the longer you drink, the smoother the taste.

# Matcha pancake.
This pancake is in matcha flavour and served with matcha ice-cream, red bean, whipped cream and rice balls= PERFECT

GOOD NEWS here for you people!
Shunka @ Burma Road is having grand opening on this Friday till Sunday (3/10 - 5/10) and they will be giving out limited 100 set/day of Matcha and Salmon Sashimi!! 
Another good news is, their lunch set will be released on next month and it only costs from RM9.90/set, so affordable. WOAH~
Let's visit Shunka NOW people!!

Shunka 旬香 Japanese Restaurant

Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Phone Num: 04-530 4889
Address: 3193-A, Jalan Maju, Pusat Perniagaan Maju Utama,
 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Butterworth, Penang
Phone Num: 04-324 2288 
Address: No. 13A, Butterworth Business City Centre, 
Jalan Raja Uda,  12300 Butterworth, Penang.

Burma Road, Penang
Phone Num: 04-228 3889
Address: 124E, Jalan Burma Road, 10050 Pulau Pinang
Business Hours:

Shunka is accepting franchising also.
 For more information, kindly visit their WEBSITE & FACEBOOK !


  1. Nice photos! It seems that the main concern about this outlet is parking problems. :-(

    1. Hey don't worry they are really working hard on the car park problem ald. It will be solved soon. :)