Monday, September 23, 2013

Teppanyaki Matsuoka @ Solaris Dutamas

Teppanyaki isn't the most popular thing in KL, but this new Japanese outlet at Solaris Dutamas wants to help change that, with a menu dedicated to the art of grilling.

Teppanyaki Matsuoka is headed by executive chef Shuji Hamagami, whose work has spanned restaurants in Japan & the United States, including at New York teppanyaki specialist Benihana.

Omi beef is Matsuoka's highlight, flown in from Shiga prefecture; have it raw for starters (RM35++) to savor the purity of its mild-flavored smoothness.

Move on to the Omi beef sirloin teppanyaki, RM138++ for 100 grams.

Fatty-tasting in its marbled glory, it's an indulgence worth trying, though some customers might prefer the meatier chew of regular steaks.

Accompanying sauces & dips are inessential though nonetheless fun for extra flavoring.

Patrons on tighter budgets can still enjoy regular-priced fare like (non-Omi) handmade hamburg (RM23++), appetizing in appearance & excellent in execution.

For non-beef eaters, seafood, chicken & veggies are available too. We'll likely hear more about Teppanyaki Matsuoka in the months ahead; it might be one to watch.

Balance all that protein with a big bowl of veggies dressed in a wasabi-tinged vinaigrette.

Two Oceans wine, available by the bottle & RM20++ glass.

Johnnie Walker & Jack Daniel's Black Label whiskies.

Teppanyaki Matsuoka,
A3-G2-1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6211-6226
Open daily for lunch & dinner.

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31 comments:

  1. I really like the open, airy feeling here, Sean. It looks as if customers can sit and watch the chefs perform. Fun! :)

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    1. Linda: your description's totally accurate! customers who sit at the counter have front-row seats to enjoy the sight of the chefs doing what they do best! :D

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    2. Thanks for the compliment of the counter setting, especially for a Interior Designer :P

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  2. Omg! Hamburg...*drools*...and gotta have my first experience with omi beef...teppan me away! :D

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    1. Ulric: ya, the omi beef is quite interesting. fatty-tasting and rather smooth, without the full-blown beefy flavor or a meaty chew =)

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    2. Is the hamburg any good? =)

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    3. Ulric: ya, it's good. the meat tastes of a nice quality, and it's well-prepared, juicy enough =)

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  3. Not a fan of Japanese but I do like teppanyaki... Everything looks great, the prices too! Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: i usually skip the teppanyaki section at most restaurants, but this restaurant was nearly all about teppanyaki! heheh =)

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  4. Looks delicious!! But one round is never enough.. give me seconds thirds and fourths! :P

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    1. Ciki: gimme fifths and sixths and sevenths of the lovely beef! :D

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  5. I think that's too little for you, enough? hehehe

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    1. CK: heheh, yes, i would order more than this (if my wallet permits)! :D

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  6. The hamburg looks delicious!

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    1. Ken: it was gorgeously presented and tasted pretty good! :D

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  7. I had omi in Sg dring an event. A 150g of it. OMG I couldn't finish it. there was no chew. It's almost just fat and all the juices flooded my mouth. Heavenly for the first 4 bites and then it was just too much! LOL

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, that's quite an apt description of the beef. my friend and i shared the 100 grams and even that small amount satiated us. it's definitely fatty beef that should be taken in moderation, but ya, i enjoyed it, heheh :D

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    2. yups, 100g shared is just nice! :P

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    3. Rebecca: yeah, almost surprising, since 100grams usually wouldn't be enough of a steak for even one person =)

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  8. I think by and large we're still quite tied to the idea that Japanese food must come with sushi/sashimi, and the rising sun pan fry dishes maybe shouldn't cost as much. That being said, I love them all

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    1. KY: yeah, true, a japanese meal without raw fish feels almost incomplete, ya. if i had to choose between sashimi and teppanyaki, i'd almost always opt for the former too! but ya, the beef teppanyaki here was goooood =)

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  9. teppanyaki and whiskies! brilliant pairing!

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    1. Missyblurkit: a dinner where we got pretty full and pretty tipsy at the same time! :D

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  10. ohhh I really like tepanyaki and I guess I really have to give this place a try!

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    1. Eiling: ya, i think this is the ideal place for fans of teppanyaki! not many really top-notch teppanyaki places in kl like this one =)

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  11. wow, that teppanyaki is so expensive~ >.<

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    1. Mr Lonely: ya, it's top-notch beef =)

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  12. To really think of it...it's true teppanyakis are not big in Malaysia. Eventhough they have been introduced way earlier. I wonder why?

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    1. Sycookies: hmmm, i guess personally for me, i just prefer the variety and flavor of other types of japanese dishes. just gimme lotsa sashimi, heh =)

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  13. I've never heard of Omi beef before, but it sounds like it's one worth trying.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, it's not available much in KL, and i think not everyone will like it, since it's quite fatty, but it's quite interesting =)

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