Saturday, January 5, 2013

Yashiki @ Viva Mall


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.
Tel: 03-2788-0672

27 comments:

  1. Hey thanx...was just thinking where to go tonite...so tis will be the place! Missing my yakitori...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: oooh, friday night traffic from the city to viva mall sounds like a crawl though, especially with thunderstorms thrown into the mix! i guess that's my main grief with visiting this mall, heh =)

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    2. Alas! As u predicted...din visit cose of massive traffic...will visit next time...hehe =)

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    3. Ulric: quite an unfortunately timed thunderstorm that Friday evening. I didn't get trapped in traffic but I did get soaked in the rain, heheh =)

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  2. Porky Japanese, pretty rare around here! Must try this, if I'm in that vicinity!

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, it's nice to be able to bite into a maki that's packed with pork :D

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  3. I WANT THE SKEWERED MEAT !!!

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    1. Simple Person: i hope you'll get some soon. heheh :D

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  4. Skewered meat really must have that fat, then it is good !

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    1. Wong: true, for extra juiciness! :D

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  5. Been a while since I visited Viva Mall, maybe can go soon to scout out the food there.

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    1. Baby Sumo: i've only been to viva mall a couple of times. it's been hit and miss so far, but not too bad overall =)

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  6. Looks really good. I wonder if I had to choose to go to just one, which would be the best Japanese place in KL and the surrounding areas?

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, that's a difficult question. i guess it depends on what you're really after: sushi/sashimi, ramen/udon, etc, since different places are best for each of those =)

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  7. Time to seriously check out Viva Mall for food. Not too far from office. Yakitoris are such fun food to eat...a good reason to visit!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i think i try to visit viva mall after 8pm, after traffic has subsided a bit :D

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  8. wow! I can see how this is truly a classic! meant to be served to generations one after the other! incredibly luscious and decadent. Wishing you a wonderful New Year 2013!

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    1. Cquek: japanese fare is plenty popular :D

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  9. We haven't been Viva Mall yet, but pork belly filled with melting-soft mentaiko sound attractive. :P

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    1. CK: viva mall also has a cinema, in case that might attract you, heh. and ya, pork belly and mentaiko are a nice pairing :D

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  10. Nice! Bacon wrapped around unagi would hit the spot right about now. :)

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    1. Huai Bin: it seems like a bit of an unorthodox partnership of ingredients, but it's luscious! :D

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  11. i heard they changed their concept since its opening, KL needs more yakitori places, preferably a smaller and cosier establishment!

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    1. AugustDiners: ya, i'd like to see more suburban neighborhood places that serve this type of fare :D

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  12. Their yakitori is superb! Especially the bacon wrapped with unagi, slurps!

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    1. Wen Li: eel & pork, a delicious combination, yeah :D

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  13. Cool and informative blog to read! good suggestion on the food and the picture look delicious.
    Kindly put some other criteria like Halal-food , non-pork serve (If there is no halal certificate), non-alcohol.
    Its is good features and good infomation for muslim blog readers =).
    Thank you =)

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