I was a happy boi when I found out that Kuke Desserteriecan at Desa Sri Hartamas can order cake by slices or even their whole cake.. They are local baker that run by passionate husband and wife that focus on their extraordinarily local flavours.
They do not have actual shop as their cakes are bake fresh daily and even pre-orders to delivery you their best fresh quality cakes.
🍰 The Saint
🍫 5 shades of chocolate
🍰 Triple C
🍰 Hitam Manis
🍰 Puteri Jendol
They have a few flavours which is local inspired and to my surprise, my personal favourite is both their local inspired flavours.
Puteri Jendol @ RM 17 indeed taste like cendol which is also one of their best seller. A cake that is soft and fluffy on both top and bottom yet a slightly dence creamy that holds the cendol on the middle. As your fork punch thru the cake, the fragrant of the cake comes out together. Top is pandan and bottom base with gula melaka base. Best it is not too sweet .
My next recommended flavour is also their one of their best seller which is also local inspired. The most interesting is this Hitam Manis @ RM 17 which is from our Chinese thong sui. “Hak Loh Mai” . It do resembles near to the dessert. Surprisingly good. IT sounds weird and looks weird at first but trust me. A bite of this will get you addicted to continue. (that is for me). As I finish both slices of Puteri Jendol and Hitam Manis myself.
Burnt Cheese Cake I find it better than many available out there also. Of course there are alot of versions on how they make and depends on what you like. I like slightly burnt outside with top and bottom is slightly hard and middle is moist. This is how they make it. The Saint@ RM 17
Honolulu@ RM 17
Last 2, is 5 shades of chocolate @ RM 17 as some of my friends ordered this and they love it. It is really 5 layers of different chocolate with 1 layer a mix chocolate in it. It is rich yet not too dense but just nice. You have both hint creamy and bitterness from the choclate. Layered well in flavours.
Triple C @ RM 17 is like I called the unique version of carrot cake. That’s how I interpret it. a hit of cinnamon and a nice mix of bites in it.
Hakwer Hall is one of the latest eatery being added into Sri Hartamas neighborhood. If you are looking for a decent pricing of street food to hunt, this could be the place. Offering variety of food and a nice place to sit and chill.
We might be thinking wrong, however it does look and feel like a food court with different operators. Not too sure is it run by a team in there and the little stall outside is for decoration purpose.
Love the vibe of this place.
Penang Char Koey Teow @ RM 12.90 serve with 3 big prawns. Alot good comments in Google Review. (It was a let down for me as expectation set too high for me in those reviews)
Cantonese Seafood Hor Fun @ RM 12.90 – this is “out”
Penang Mee Mamak @ RM 10.90 – this is not too bad.
Daebak Soy Garlic Wings@ RM 17.90 – no comment on the Korean fried chicken.
Stir Fry Basil Leaves with Lala @ RM 19.90
Kopi Peng @ RM 3.50 – never finish (they need to fix it, as like drinking condense milk)
Oh well, rarely seen a food operator that can cook “pretty good food”. I guess this place does not suit me to my liking. Could be suitable to many of you out there. Best is this place is pork free.
Burger was the highest recommended by my friend. Will check them out again. But the rest, not for me.
remark: I paid with Grabpay and was told one of the dish could not make it, hence told me to get refund. Waited 30 minutes later why my refund still have yet gotten and only was told I have to CALL GRABPAY myself to initiate the refund. (this is indeed very weird for me). Cashier maybe need to learn how to smile abit, we do not owe you a million.
Hopefully they will improve over the months as only 2 months in business.
-= KACHING =-
Food rating 3/10 , nice food court but food very mehhhh!~ -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
22, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,
Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
One of the new kids on the block is Butaya Izakaya 豚家居酒屋 located in Sri Hartamas. a Japanese Yakitori place in KL. Actually just found out that it is not that new. Operating since June 2018. However this place do gain its popularity among my friends. Was here for dinner over friends birthday celebration.
Love the interior of this place where it is quite classic. Like a hidden join in Japan in one of the alley where to find this as a japanese food in kl.
This is one of their signature drink and turns out to be quite good. Sake mix with black beer. Do give it a try.
Menu is not huge as they are specializing in yakitori.
For this round celebration, everyone seems to be quite in Chinese New Year festive mood. Hence drinking session is doubling up.
This is the Hoppy that makes you happy.
One of a classic pan fried Gyoza. This is the first time I came across gyoza is fried in this version. @ RM 14
Yakitori skewers not too bad too.
I love Japanese Omellete and I had this whole plate myself by pairing it with Hoppy. It is pretty good. – recommended
For rice / don lover, then you should not miss this too. The pork belly grilled to perfection that the soy sauce is caramelize, slight charred and onsen egg just ligthen up the taste abit.
Sashimi is pretty normal
Their ramen turns out to be pretty good for the price that they are tag along. From RM 18 – RM 28. I did came back again for their ramen especially their shoyu base.
Sally was the birthday girl of the night and the group went yaya for this. I think our bill racked up to RM 1300.
Overall, find that the food is not too bad as according to my friend, they do have alot of regular. However, if you want to enjoy Yakitori, my current favourite is still in Hartamas but at the other side. (Yakitori Dining Fukuda)
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 7/10, come here if you want some different Jap ambiance!!!~-Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
14, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,
Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
(it is at Petronas that side)
It had been a while since I last had quite a good Japanese Food. Yakitori Dining FUKUDA is one of my latest discovery that located in Sri Hartamas or just a stone throw away from Home n Away Bar. To my surpise that they had been operating for 4 years and little did I notice even I pass by the road 3-4 times a week.
As I walked into the restaurant, you will be greeted with the usual greetings. What surpise me that most of the diners there are filled with Japanese. Of course this makes the first impression that food in here will be quite authentic.
Smoked and flavours from Yakitori that is grilling fills the air, that my eyes are attracted to the pit. Making my stomach growls instantly.
Love the menu as the food here seem to be quite classic. Since there is 3 of us, we are starting off with:
1. Iburi-Gakko (Smoked Radish) with Cream Cheese @ RM 18.80. One of a unique item that I am trying for the first time. Was explain by the manager that the Smoked raddish is carefully picked by the owner and air flown all the way from Japan. No wonder the texture is so different. Give you little cruch yet a little chewy end. Cream cheese add the smoothness of flavour on it. – Recommended.
2. Karaage Fried Chicken @ RM 19.80
One of the classic or widely in the menu in some Japanese restaurant. Bara Chirashi @ RM 49.80 that is filled with Sake (Salmon), Kampachi (Yellowtail), Hotate (Scallop), Ikura (Fish Roe) and Ebi (Prawn). I would say for the price I am paying, it seems all worth it as the sashim is fresh and quite genrous too. Just that I wish the soy sauce they use is slightly lighter and more fragrant (personal taste preference)
Spicy Miso Tori-Tonkotsuwith Soup Ramen @ RM 28.80. Love the broth here, as it is slightly thick, pack with flavour and give you an instant punch of spicy yet it dissapear quite fast too. Great stuff.
Iberico Pork & Chicken Spicy Chanko Nabe with Chicken White Rich Soup (Sumo Hot Pot) @ RM 88.80 is quite interesting. Never know that Japanese version of hotpot will be in this format, as I always thought of shabu shabu or the smaller pot shabu. This is the bigger version and it is pack with Iberico Pork, Chicken Meat, Chicken Meat Ball, Mushroom, Enoki, Carrot, Cabbage .
Iberico pork balls, soft, tender and juicy. Punch with a hint of ginger too.
Eringi Mushroom with Foie Gras is grill to perfection. It grill to a thin crust layer on the outer of the skin that just crack slightly in your mouth yet the center is cook to medium that near melts in your mouth. The salt and charred taste make it a perfect piece not to be missed. RM 36.80
This is What we are here for actually. Was told that they are quite well know for their Grilled Skewers and I must say, top notch!
the Skewers & Grilled pit is only available for dinner starting from 6pm-11pm
With such menu, of course we must have alcohol to go along.
1. Suntory Beer @ RM 22.80
2. Kaku Highball @ RM 24.80
3. House Sake 180ml @ RM 46
This makes Yakitori Dining FUKUDA one of my recommended restaurant to be whenever you are craving for nice Japanese Yakitori in KL and especially their Yakitori is good! One of a good Japanese food in Hartamas
Yakitori Dining Fukuda by Torifuku
Desa Sri Hatamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6206 3526
One of a hidden gem in Hartamas is this restaurant Makoto Japanese Cuisine that is also offering authentic Japanese food.. It is indeed there are quite number of Japanese Eatery in the area and all of them have their own unique item. A place that previously known as Hikari-ya and had change to Makoto. As for “Makoto” in Japanese means “Sincerity”, “Honesty” and “Essence”.
Direct collaboration with the Executive Chef of a traditional Japanese eel restaurant in Tokyo, which has more than 200 years history ad has been loved by celebrities like top politicians and business executives.
One of the signature item in this eatery is Eel. It is not your ordinary eel that we always eat where the eel is actually alive and fresh that air flown all the way from Japan. Eel has been a part of Japanese cuisine for nearly 5000 years. (The bone of Eel was found in many historical remains that existed in 5000 years ago). Cooking this classic this will head onto classci cooking method such as the Kabayaki way of cooking – barbecued with soy sauces, was establish back in Edo Era.
This is one of quite a rare restaurant that mostly dine by Japanese and according to the owner, most of them felt like home as the cooking method is indeed classic Japanese style.
After you have been seated down, the manager will come by with this white board to explain on their Special menu available daily, including Japan seasonal item
After saw their tap in the bar, decided to hit onto their Kirin Draught Beer @ RM 22
Oyster lover would indeed love this altot as the Fresh Oyster with ponzu sauce is fresh and sweet along with ponzu sauce lifted the nice salty aroma needed. @ RM 22
For the first time, I am dining something different in a Japanese Restaurant which is also known as one of the classic dish is this Yamaudo Sumiso (a type of wild plant from high mountain, topped with sumiso paste) @ RM 10. For the price you are paying, it is indeed worth to try that it gives you a very nice refreshing herb mild end taste yet jelly texture is quite unique and sweet end. – recommended.
Another unique item that taste like carrot is this Nama Junsai (waterlily) @ RM 10. Cut to perfection and cripsy texture like fresh apple, with a hint of nice fruit sweetness end is indeed nice. Top with chef special dressing do give a bit of sour saltiness end. – recommended.
Presented elegantly is this Daikon Angkake (white radish dish mixed with other ingredients) @ RM 18. Smells of fresh steam aroma trails the air as you bite on this soft texture, if give you burst of fresh daikon and green beans flavour.
This is the live eel that is still alive and kicking. Staying in their special water temperature at zero degree aquarium to preserve their living environment.
Preparation of Live Eel. (It does involve some slicing and cutting – do not be irk by it)
This chef had been handling eel since past 15 years and I have learnt one new thing is that, a chef that handle eel without gloves is professional chef.
Sashimi Platter@ RM 138
In this session, I was taught on the classic way of eating tempura is by dipping into salt, instead of their usual hot soy sauce with daikon. Special Tempura Platter (prawn, kisu, hamo tamanegi (onion), shishito (japanese chili), shiitake mushroom, ohba leave) @ RM 38
For Eel master, he mention that we should try on the classic method of cooking eel which is steam first then lightly grill on the hot griller stove for a quick cook. Shirayaki (white eel, eel seasoned with salt only) @ RM 168. I must say, this is one of the best eel that I have eaten in KL along with its cooking method. Cook to perfection where the skin is still intact and meat is soft, fragant with salt saltiness that melt in your mouth. A perfect piece to start on the meal.
There are no food wastage for this eel, as the bone that is left behind became a good companion for my Kirin Beer. Home Senbei is actually Eel Cracker @ RM 8. If you do have your beer there, do not miss to order this snack as it is fried to perfection that still have the perfect eel bone shape, nice fried fish taste with hint of saltiness at the end!
The next best dish for the night is in the making. Bath with chef special soy sauce for 3 rounds on this slow cook charcoal stove.
Tadaaa. Fresh Eel Don
The highlight for the night for me is this Charcoal Grill Eel Rice Box@ Half at RM 100++ / Full RM 185++. Definately one of the highly recommended dish that gives you the ultimate satisfaction. I am inlove with the special soy base that give you a very nice premium soy base taste that is not salty yet very fragrant as you know it will pairs well with any dish as a dipping sauce or cooking. I can just eat white rice and that soy sauce.
As perfect as the eel being grill on that stove for 15 minutes, the meat is so soft, fresh and love the charcoal after taste that lifted the fragrant of soy sauce. Indeed a perfect grilling piece of Eel.
***Unaju – big set – comes with whole unagi and kimo liver clear soup @ RM 185
As a closure, I am definately recommending Yuzu Sorbet @ RM 14. Yuzu base is not too strong and act as a good palate washer. Matcha Ice Cream is not bad too, as it give me the ocha’ness needed with the right amount. @ RM 14
Right after your palate washer, then of course end it with their Warabimochi(traditional Japanese dessert) @ RM 15. A bit jelly texture, with fragrant sugar syrup and peanut powder on it is just perfect to end my satisfaction dinner.
On 23rd September 2017: Special 1-night Unagi Course Menu led by Chef Otani Shinichiro, the 8th generation owner chef of Jubako Restaurant and Chef Hayashi Kazuhiko.
Call 03 – 6211 1409 for booking. ** This is the first unagi course menu in Makoto.
Price: RM468++ excluding beverages
As for the night, it is indeed a great Japanese classic dish for Eel. Do not mind to dig slightly deeper into the pocket for this simple and perfect meal. Highly Recommended!
Makoto Japanese Restaurant
54, Jalan 27/70a,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Travelling to Japan definitely cost us a bomb. However there is an eatery that will definitely will brings you to the vibe of local Japanese Street food. Operate by Japanese themselves had set the whole ambiance that you will certainly impress. What you need to do is gently pull the side door open and you will be greeted by a friendly lady dress in Kimono and greet you with a polite smile.
Being establish for a bout a year now, Hamasho is no stranger to its Japanese Community whereby they are well known for their fresh seafood bbq food.
Interior setting is very similiar like those in Japanese street that hidden in one corner that you will see alot of people flocking there for its food.
Menu are all over, with a proper menu till to the wall and chalkboard that will list down their fresh catch or chef recommendation of the day.
If you love how the locals eat, this was recommended as Japanese Rice with fish flakes, mini dry shrimps and a raw egg.
What you need to do is just add that in, then stir it. . . you will then get the moiture of egg, fragrance that being well mix with fish flakes and taste is like well cook porridge.
Love their Okonomiyaki as its being fried to perfection, fragrant with fish flakes and their special teriyaki sauce . .
Being in this place of course their seafood bbq is a must order. Order their squid and its serious a huge squid that serve with their special sauce.
Other ingredients that serve with their mini mixture. . .
Ox tail soup is sweet with radish, sweet potato and beef is cook to perfection that is soft and juicy.
This is how the squid had become after a while on the bbq pit. See below for its huge bbq squid ring after we cut it out.
Their service is top notch as the Japanese Waitress will do come on and off to check on our bbq items to ensure its cook to perfection. Kawaii .. .
Food here is pretty decent if you are looking for its ambiance. Do prepare to dig slightly deeper in your pocket.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 7/10 , not bad lah, certainly love its ambiance and service! -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Hamasho Japanese Restaurant
42, Jalan 27/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. (just few doors away from Naught Babe Dirty Duck)
Opens from 6pm to 2am.
Closed on Sundays