Despite being a mall that's not known for gastronomic delights, Viva Home does contain several worthwhile eateries, such as this porky Japanese place.
Succulent skewered meat: Yashiki offers a few unique varieties _ pork belly filled with melting-soft mentaiko, as well as smoky-savory bacon wrapped around unagi.
Pork fillet & loin, tonkatsu-style, with freshly ground sesame seed sauce. Well done, offering a mouthwatering crunch, a juicy chew & minimal grease.
Grilled crispy bacon with veggie reverse roll. A cool change from the regular fish & seafood-based makis, with the bacon supplying a fuller flavor.
Miso ramen. Not bad; won't win any awards, but it hits all the right umami notes for a harmonious combination of slippery noodles, fleshy cha siu & steaming broth.
The menu proclaims that Yashiki uses Sakura pork, which is supposed to be antibiotic-free. Cheers for an indulgence that's less guilt-inducing than usual then!
Yashiki closes late, so head here if you're feeling the urge for Japanese after 10pm.
Yashiki Yakitori & Bar,
Viva Home Mall, Kuala Lumpur.