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Sunday, 6 October 2019

Tokyo Secret is More than Famous Cheese Tarts & Mille Crepe. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Tokyo Secret is famous for their signature Hanjuku cheese tarts, crepe cakes and bakes, but I was delighted to find out today at their Mid Valley Southkey outlet in Johor Bahru that they serve excellent savoury dishes too.

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

I like the bright, clean, simple yet elegant, cheerful feel inside Tokyo Secret. We especially love the comfortable well padded booth seats.

Tokyo Secret is More than Famous Cheese Tarts & Mille Crepe. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

The large outlet is located at ground floor, southern entrance of the sprawling mall. (Note where you park if you drive and don't like to walk too much.)

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Chef Faisal leads the kitchen crew at Tokyo Secret Mid Valley Southkey. Starting at age 17 as a kitchen help, chef Faisal built an impressive portfolio in his nearly 20 year culinary career. Chef worked in various restaurants / hotels in Kuala Lumpur, was appointed the home chef of VVIPs including a stint as the VVIP chef at Malaysia's defence ministry. He was last at Marriott Kuala Lumpur and Tanjong Jara (Trengganu) before being handpicked to join Tokyo Secret.


Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

I like Tokyo Secret's Chili Crab Pasta (price RM21.90+). The sauce tasted savoury from the crustacean, caramelised garlic and mushroom, spicy from chili and spices, and sweet from tomatoes. The heavy gauge spaghetti was done al dente with a tender-firm crunch to the bite. The sauce was well greased.

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

KA's order of Prawn Aglio Olio (price RM25.90+). I didn't taste it but did catch a whiff of the lovely aroma of caramelised garlic and pasta. KA liked the dish and confirmed that the 3 large prawns were fresh.

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

We had a Margarita Pizza (price RM23.90+).

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Tasty fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and garden-fresh basil topping but the pizza base was floppy and soft.

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Nasi Lemak with Ayam Goreng Berempah (price RM18.90+).

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Large piece of spice marinated chicken leg fried to a browned crisp outside. The rice was well infused with coconut milk sweetness and pandan fragrance. The crunchy zesty achar was sweet and gently sour with spicy notes.

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Special mention for the delicious sambal chili which tasted savoury sweet spicy with underlying anchovy flavour. The spicy sauce recipe came from Tokyo Secret founder's mother-in-law. So delicious, I ate it on its own as it was too good waste (it was not overly spicy).

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Nasi Lemak with Rendang Chicken (RM15.90+).

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Same aromatic coconut milk and pandan infused rice, tasty heirloom recipe sambal chili, achar and non crispy sweet spicy tender rendang chicken which is the way I love this dish 😄



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Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Time for Tokyo Secret's famous cakes, tarts and bakes.

Black Chocolate Honey Toast (RM23.60+). I like the crunchy crisp toasted milk bread and smooth house made ice cream. (Didn't bite into that tempting macaroon as I was waa....aay too full.)

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

We like Tokyo Secret's crepe cakes because they come in many flavours (RM16+ each). They are fluffy soft with fine, light, creamy cheese between the many layers in the stack. We like it that Tokyo Secret's crepe cakes have just the right level of sweetness and the flavoured cakes (such as strawberry, mango, passionfruit etc) taste natural.

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Yum!

You can trust Asher's expert opinion on cakes. Asher knows his cakes as there are more than 2 birthday celebrations at his kindy every week, sometimes everyday of the week 🎂



Tokyo Secret's signature classic Hanjuku Cheese Tart (price RM7 per piece).

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Light creamy sweetish, subtly sour cheese with buttery crumbly cup. Perfect with coffee (which Tokyo Secret serves a good cuppa).

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

They have other flavours such as matcha, strawberry, hazelnut etc (price RM8+ per piece).

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Nice Hokkaido Milk Ice Cream (price RM8.90+). Smooth, rich, creamy yet light and refreshing on the tongue. Not overly sweet.

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

I like Tokyo Secret's cappuccino (price RM11+) as the coffee blend has nice full round body, robust rich savoury sweet taste and lovely Arabica aroma.



Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Mahmud has been a barista for over 3 years and takes great pride in his coffee.


Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

We enjoyed the hot fruit teas which come in a tea set with beautiful cups and saucers which certainly add to the pleasure of chilling out with our cakes and tea at Tokyo Secret. Great value at RM11+ in my opinion.

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series


Fragrant French rose tea with real rose petals (price RM16+ per pot).

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Recommended for you 👍 Family friendly restaurant with nice, cheerful, clean environment and comfortable furnishings. The menu range is not the widest but there is something nice for everyone or the whole family. We like the spaghetti and local delights dishes. The cakes were excellent. Service is good (we arrived 11am and service was efficient from around noon onwards, after gears warmed up and turned smoothly). Pricing is competitive (I would even say value for money). Overall, I love this family restaurant and would be back for meals or just to chill out with cakes and coffee/ tea.


Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

This post is based on food we tasted over 2 separate visits.

Tokyo Secret. Best Restaurants in Mid Valley Southkey Johor Bahru Series

Restaurant name: Tokyo Secret
Address: G-019, Ground Floor, South Entrance, The Mall Mid Valley Southkey, No 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor
GPS1°30'06.9"N 103°46'36.0"E 🌐 1.501927, 103.776665
Hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Certified Halal



Date visited: 5 Oct 2019

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