Monday, November 8, 2010

Motto Motto

With yakitori fever spreading like wildfire across the Klang Valley, a convenient place to savor this skewered meat is Motto Motto, which boasts a barrage of succulent selections.

Chicken liver, gizzard & duck breast. The road to culinary heaven is paved with good offal.

Kampung chicken thigh & tail. Sizzling and smoky. But here's the trouble with yakitori: plenty of sticks need to be ordered to satiate the carnivores in us.

Chicken skin. Sinfully crisp. One of our favorites, no matter how unhealthy.

Kampung chicken meatball with kampung egg. Break the runny yolk and smear it all over the meat for a simple but supremely satisfying mouthful of mush.

Pork belly with homemade chili sauce. Thankfully, it's not all about fowl at Motto Motto. The only drawback here: prices are relatively steep, with each stick costing 5-7 ringgit.

Pork stomach & intestines. Be warned: this is stinky stuff, with an aftertaste that can't easily be banished. But why not go the whole hog, so to speak?

Enoki mushrooms wrapped with pork. Lusciously addictive, even if these do look more like strange creatures from the ocean's depths.

Grilled rice balls. Crunchy carbs to complement all that prodigious protein.

Morita Owari Otokoyama.

Motto Motto,
13-2, Jalan Solaris 1, Solaris Mont Kiara.
Tel: 62030561 (number shared with its equally excellent sister outlet, Izakaya Shuraku)
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34 comments:

  1. So, solaris is basically restaurant town now, eh?

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  2. ohhh shuraku sister outlet? thats cool! loved shuraku.

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  3. Michelle: interestingly enough, solaris has only been around for two years, but I can't quite imagine kl's dining scene without it anymore =)
    Joe: yep, and can order stuff from shuraku's kitchen to be brought over here too! :D

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  4. "The road to culinary heaven is paved with good offal."

    Not sure if I agree entirely since I'm not the biggest fan, but what a great line. And yes, I guess if the offal is fabulous, then that's one sweet roadtrip... ;)

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  5. Eeeee. The enoki looks like those evil squid robot things from Matrix! Haha...
    (If the yakitori there is anywhere close to being as yummy as Shuraku then I love it already!)

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  6. Got grilled nankotsu? I could eat a dozen of those in one sitting. Sigh...remembering my love affair with them at Keikyu supermarket - I'd pick up at least 3 sticks to munch for the long trek back from the train station...bliss!

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  7. lfb: offal is never awful! but this sounds like u can never share my perfect plate of nasi kandar, which must _ absolutely MUST _ be piled with chicken liver and cockles! :D
    j: tho pork-mushroom thingees look treacherous indeed! but yeah, the ownership of shuraku and motto motto is the same, so standards are high at both outlets! :D
    min: oh, u can order a plate of nankotsu from shuraku, their sister outlet next door, and have it served here. hopefully u'll be able to rekindle your love affair in KL (though i figure it'll never be the same, sigggggh) :D

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  8. wondering why u didnt order the bonjiri (chicken backside)???????

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  9. Urgh. Cockles. There you go again. Now I feel like a rendering of Toni Braxton's little known karaoke hit, "Un-Cockle My Tastebuds"... :P

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  10. lanatir: oh, it was there! second pic, featuring the chicken 'tail,' heheh :D
    lfb: pls pay toni some royalties if u're gonna sing it, cos she recently was forced to file for bankruptcy (for the second time in her life). but maybe your irrational loathing of cockles is from some childhood phase that's now ended. u probably haven't had cockles in years ... if u try them now, u might discover they taste even better than pork!!! :D

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  11. You. Are. Kidding. Really? 2nd time bankrupt? Ai-yai-yai. Poor Toni.

    I've tried them recently, actually. Inadvertently. And no, they still taste eww. The rest of the char tong fun was heavenly though. Yums.

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  12. lfb: ya, this time, she backed out of some vegas concerts because of illness, but the insurance company wouldn't cover it, so she had to pay compensation to the vegas venues herself. a more appropriate song then would be 'unbankrupt my butt' :P
    don't speak chinese lah, i don't understand. i had to google 'char tong fun' to find out what they are. not very appetizing-looking, but if there's cockles in them, point me in the specific direction! :D

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  13. Ouch. Again, poor Toni. Now I feel bad about my Un-Cockle crack. And yours too. Bad boy.

    Char tong fun is EXTREMELY appetising especially with the blackened bits of dubious origins. Very the wok hei. Try the one in SS2 wai sek kai, very nice. But you gotta find the right stall cos in that entire stretch? Probably got four stalls all selling char tong fun. :P

    (That's the thing about SS2, there are replicas of everything, from food stalls to bridal houses.)

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  14. lfb: hmmm, being rather deprived, i've never managed to eat at ss2's wai sek kai before (though its fame has reached my ears). but i also hear they don't serve cocktails (hey, that could be another business opportunity for you and min! a cocktail stall ... an entire niche waiting to be filled at wai sek kai, with no other replicas in sight!) :D

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  15. Cocktails and cockles. Hmm, somehow I don't think their respective audiences would gel exactly, not at SS2's wai sek kai anyway.

    Also, dunno about Min but I am quite a homebody so rather start a biz closer to home. So Taman Desa it is. Though there's really very little parking to be had here during peak hours. That may impact traffic into our little venture somewhat...

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  16. lfb: u can move house to ss2 wat, if the business prospects are better there. i hear the rat infestation problem at the homes there has improved in recent years :D hmmm, there seemed to be tons of parking outside sanuki though...

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  17. I actually used to stay at SS2 myself... It's overcrowded now, if you ask me. Taman Desa is still more liveable, more peaceful. Some more got nice neighbours like Min. :)

    Yes, but Sanuki Udon is practically the only interesting thing going on at that row. They got dedicated regulars, don't have to depend on traffic like most folks (e.g. MinKen).

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  18. Wah ... quite chunky portions lah!!!
    Not bad.

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  19. lfb: i keep seeing condo constructions, and even a new mall, in ss2. it's the place to be! :D hmmmm, well, ad hog doesn't depend on traffic either, but it does well, rite. find your niche, find your niche :D
    j2kfm: yep, worth checking out once u start your stint in kl! :D

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  20. It's overcrowded, is what it is. :P

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  21. lfb: more people usually means more eye candy too. silver lining, sliver lining :D

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  22. Not in SS2 lah. Been there, surveyed that. :P

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  23. lfb: oh well, one man's meat is another man's cockles :P

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  24. But, but... I thought most men have both "meat" and "cockles" what... :P

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  25. lfb: u must be speaking figuratively, as in 'warming the cockles of one's heart' :P

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  26. Of course, I must be. Mustn't I? :P

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  27. lfb: plain speech is a virtue lauded by many of history's greats, including churchill, cronkite and cher :P

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  28. Somehow I am always surprised you have more in common with Cher than Churchill...

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  29. lfb: well, i do believe in life after love (not sure if churchill did) :P

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  30. I would have thought you'd believe in life after dinner actually. (Okay, not sure what I mean by that either, re: your unfathomable comment on a newer post.)

    :P

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  31. lfb: there is no life after dinner! there's just going home to crash on the bed :D

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  32. huh? why do they need a sis outlet?

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  33. i wonder how competitive are their prices with some of the yakitori places in Subang Jaya.

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  34. tng: this one specializes in yakitori, which wasn't served at shuraku :D
    eiling: oh, it's probably 30 percent more expensive here!

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