Eat Drink KL: Soba Kuroha @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Soba Kuroha @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Opening this month in Hartamas, Kuroha serves interesting recipes that make it one of 2013's should-visits for KL's fans of Japanese fare.

Begin with 'nama hamu' (RM17++), humbly called 'homemade ham' on Kuroha's menu; it turns out to be luscious prosciutto, delicately sliced & topped with paper-thin radish strips, consumed with wasabi for a fun kick.

 Melt-in-the-mouth mentaiko (RM13++) with a twist, mingled with garlic for additional aroma. A seductively savory dip with crunchy celery & cucumber.

No ordinary grilled cod fish, this one is seasoned with 'sake kasu,' the residual lees left over from sake production, for a singularly pungent flavor. RM28++.

Beef tendon braised with burdock (RM18++). Tastes better than it looks. Tender.

Even the sashimi is unique, with certain fish marinated with 'kombu' kelp for unexpected umami.

Thick cuts of tuna; a set of seven types of seafood (two pieces each) costs RM90++.

Kuroha makes its own soba; we might not be major fans of these buckwheat noodles, but it's nevertheless worth ordering them when they're well-prepared.

Savor the soba with a selection of tempura prawn, shishamo & veggies for RM32++.

Kuroha's house sake is served in fun fashion, with the glass in the 'masu' wooden box.

As tradition sometimes dictates, the glass overflows, filling the box to represent abundance.

Soba Kuroha,
7-G, Jalan 19/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6201-6882
Open for dinner, except Sundays.