Saturday, June 1, 2013

Yuniku @ Jaya One


Good Japanese food at Jaya One; it's a shame that Yuniku seems to be currently closed; we hope it'll reopen sometime soon.


Soft-shell crab salad is a pleasure when there's as much crab as there is salad.


Steamed rice with green tea soup & grilled cod roe. Unbeatable for a rainy evening.


Snapper head braised in shoyu sauce. Gloriously glutinous & gelatinous. We're gluttons for it.


Beef rolls. Skip these; the meat is only marginally more tender than leather.


Gotta have noodles. Simple but satisfying buckwheat ones with assorted "mountain vegetables." Fundamentally guilt-free carbs.


Baked eggplant, looking more like horror-movie alien fetuses.


Hot buttered potatoes, melt-in-the-mouth-ish. Fundamentally guilt-filled carbs.


Wrapping up with even more carbs, in the form of a well-prepared traditional porridge with slivers of crab meat & egg for some high-grade protein.




Yuni Ku,
Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7957-6689

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22 comments:

  1. Aiyo! Wat a waste...cose the baked eggplant n hot buttered potatoes looks good =(

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    1. Ulric: yaaa. There were one or two misses on the menu here, but the hits still far outnumbered them. The chef was malaysian, but i think he spent years working at well-respected hotel-based japanese restaurants in kl. And summore they offered a Friday night buffet that sounded worthwhile also =)

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    2. Rats! Got buffet summore...I wanna cry for them =(

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    3. Ulric: crossing fingers that these guys decide to reopen at some location somewhere someday again =)

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  2. The baked eggplant and potatoes look good. I wouldn't order the fish, well, at least not the one that would be looking at me. :) Great review, as always, Sean!

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    1. Linda: heheh, i do love fish head, especially the chewy eyes! and the fleshy cheeks. but yeah, it's definitely an acquired taste, but i guess i've been eating fish head since i was a kid, so i'm accustomed to it =)

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  3. Steamed rice with green tea soup & grilled cod roe - I'll like to try that :)

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    1. TNG: yeah, it's very simple and tastes homemade. something with a very traditional feel =)

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  4. Give them some time, perhaps. Maybe it's undergoing renovation like Coffee Bean Curve.

    That bad for the beef? Could be overcooked. Noodles are a must-have, like udon and buckwheat. =)

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    1. Waverly: i hope so, but i suspect they're gone for good, since the outlet looks really, really closed. but maybe they'll reopen at another venue =) yeah, not sure what's up with the beef, though i suspect it wasn't a very good cut, frankly. but then, all the other food made up for it. the noodles were top-notch! :D

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  5. I definitely go for the soft shell crab salad...
    Something light

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    1. Simple Person: oh yeah, the soft-shell crab salad tastes healthy and flavorful at the same time :D

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  6. Japanese, seems so popular in KL. All kinds of names, all over...and all so packed with people. Well, been in KL for a week or so...and no, I did not have any Japanese, thank you very much. Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: yaaa, japanese is my No. 2 favorite food. wah, you've been in KL for quite awhile already. haven't bumped into yet, but maybe fate will bring us together somehow if i'm lucky, heh :D

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  7. Steamed rice with green tea soup ! that's interesting !

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    1. Wong: ya, a nice, healthy way to enjoy some soup with rice :D

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  8. what a waste the place is currently closed. hope it opens up soon. I will love to check out the braised snapper head too. both the hubster and i are happy gluttons for snapper head:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i was sad too to hear it was closed. and yay, i like most fish head in japanese cooking too. most usually salmon head, but snapper head works wonderfully too! :D

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  9. its sad that they close..

    one of my favorite lunch place. .

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    1. Taufulou: ya, I think this was one of the best Japanese outlets at Jaya One...

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  10. "Baked eggplant, looking more like horror-movie alien fetuses." --> HAHA!! True True!!
    Wonder y its closed? Business not so good, probably too many competitors around?

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    1. Melissa: heheh, strangest eggplant i've ever seen :D not sure about why, but yeah, i guess maybe business was tough on that row of jaya one...

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