This ivory-white space beside PJ’s Awesome Canteen may look forlorn & forsaken for now, but before the end of this week, expect to see some customers strolling in & out for bowls of ramen & rice – this Prologue is future to Awesome Canteen’s past.


We’re previewing Prologue by introducing Jack Weldie, one of the nicest chefs we’ve met this year – Jack’s the main man in the kitchen of Prologue, a Japanese-focused spin-off of Awesome Canteen. Originally from Tuaran in Sabah, the 28-year-old moved to peninsular Malaysia more than a decade ago & worked hard to hone his craft in various Japanese restaurants, from Shun & Tomoe in Subang to the now-closed Ninja Jones in Mid Valley.


Jack & his younger brother Renny, a chef too, haven’t finalised Prologue’s menu (Jack says they’re short-handed & hope to secure more crew members) but look out for potentially up to seven types of (strictly non-halal) ramen recipes in everything from tonkotsu to fish broth, plus familiar fare like donburi, tori karaage & agedashi tofu – with little twists to keep the restaurant distinctive – served in a setting that’s likely to be as leafy as Awesome Canteen’s. Brace to hear more about Prologue in the weeks to come; Awesome Canteen was a fab place even on its first evening, so we have our fingers crossed for Prologue.




Location and Contact Details


17, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount

Tel: 03-7872 9298

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