Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tokutoku

Tokutoku: Round Two. Earlier entry: June 13.

Yakitori platter of chicken meat, gizzard & skin. Customers can have their skewers cooked with salt or tare sauce. Both seem to offer a subtly sweet, smoky flavor.

Oden, a hearty, healthy stew. Everything in this tastes terrific, from the boiled egg to the radish & konnyaku _ a gray, gelatinous jelly that's always texturally fascinating.

Sushi platter. Our favorite is the slice topped with otoro _ the fattiest portion of tuna belly _ which boasts a sumptuousness reminiscent of pork belly.

Steamed burdock with egg. Tastes home-cooked, in the best sense.

Beautifully savory miso soup with asari clams. A fitting finish to a fab feast.

A sweet sake variant, not as dry as others that we've tried.

Tokutoku,
59A, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
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17 comments:

  1. Din expect a revisit here :)

    D yakitori and steamed burdock with d goey egg looks nice :D

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  2. Ulric: I guess I really like the feel of this place. It feels welcoming. The food feels authentic. Everything feels right, to sum it up =)

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  3. I recall tat ordering was a bit difficult bcose of some sort of language barrier?...*scratches chin*

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  4. Ulric: the menu here is in Japanese, but the staff can help translate. Give this place a try someday. U might like it =)

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  5. I haven't had yakitori before but reading your japanese food posts always give me this strange yakitori craving!

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  6. D first yakitori I had was at Sanuki Udon's at Wisma Cosway...I din know tat chicken skin would taste so good :D

    Sadly they have closed the branch...so no more cold udon during lunch for me :(

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  7. I want to try the oden! We had tried once in Tokyo last year, a very light and clear soup base.

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  8. I love miso soup with asari clams.

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  9. Rebecca: ohh it's at the shophouses where mcdonalds and giordano are, at the junction of jln sultan Ismail and jln bkt bintang...
    Michelle: ooh, I think you'd enjoy yakitori! More and more independent Japanese outlets in KL are serving it too :D
    Ulric: yakitori is yummy. I'd recommend Ri Yakitori at mid valley gardens and motto motto at solaris mont kiara.

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  10. CK: ahh, this outlet is actually quite near the horse's new office, I think, so you both might find it convenient! :D
    Baby sumo: i used to ignore miso soup, but then i discovered the delicious ones, brimming with flavor! :D

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  11. Yum yum.. those yakitori looked very inviting. And the place is so cosy too..

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  12. iamthewitch: oh yeah, it's like a traditional setting with traditional food. and the chef & most of his team are japanese too :D

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  13. looks like a small and unpretentious place. I love yakitori especially the chicken skin. eheheh

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  14. eiling: yeah, it's a humble place, with mainly japanese customers (guys who work in the bkt bintang area). and yeah, i love chicken skin yakitori too. sinful but so good :D

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  15. Clam soup! Devil CK should love this. And yes, he's right - this version of oden is quite different from the one we had in Tokyo last year. Wanna try! :D

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  16. kenny: ohhh, you're right, i just checked the wiki entry, and there are different preparation styles for oden in different parts of japan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oden ... the shizuoka version sounds the most elaborate! :D

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