Monday, October 14, 2013

Japanese-Swedish Fusion @ Daikanyama

It's the best thing to showcase a Scandinavian flavor since ABBA (or at least Roxette): Daikanyama's tenth quarterly experimental menu marries Japanese & Swedish cooking for October through December.

Stockholm Syndrome of a delicious sort strikes this "Gravad Sake" (RM18), salmon gravlax cured with bonito, served with kyuri & wakame.

Pizza Gubbrora (RM16): a base of gyoza skin topped with an "old man's mix" of boiled eggs, anchovy paste, dill, sour cream & Kewpie mayo. Fun finger food.

Svamp-miso-soppa (RM10), a hot cross between Japanese dashi-stock soup & Swedish mushroom broth, featuring fungi of the shiitake & shimeji varieties.

FiskGyoza (RM16), dumplings filled with mackerel & prawn meat instead of pork or chicken.

Katsu Wallenberger (RM18), something like a beef patty cutlet, showered with wafu dressing & served with red cabbage & lingonberry jam.

Not on the quarterly Swedish Journey promotion, but another hit from Daikanyama's laboratory-kitchen that might be available now: Teriyaki-sauce flavored gelato.

And what pairs better with weird food than weird cocktails, especially one with shochu & Vitagen.
Thanks to the folks at Daikanyama for this meal.

Daikanyama,
42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Daily, 6pm through late

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24 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, gonna give a try for their Teppanyaki-sauce flavored gelato, sound so special~!!

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    1. 比比: hope you enjoy it! it's quite an interesting recipe, with a mild teriyaki flavor :D

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  2. Oh I want to try the Teriyaki-sauce flavored gelato!
    Sound interesting, how it tasted?

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    1. CK: it's quite good actually. The mild umami flavor of the sauce goes well with the slight vanilla-ish sweetness of the gelato :D

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  3. Swedish with Japanese! I never tried anything similar before. Hope to dine there soon!

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: hope you manage to! The promotion lasts till December, and yeah, the owners and chef at Daikanyama put a lot of thought and work into these recipes :D

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  4. The FiskGyoza sounds good...with mackerel n prawn meat together! :3

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    1. Ulric: yeah, the flavors of the ocean =)

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  5. A lot of interesting combination, wouldn't mind to try them out though!

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    1. Ken: the next time u're in KL, if u're looking for a place with some cool japanese food to check out, daikanyama could be a good bet =)

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  6. I am always a japanse food lover but not today. had too much sashimi in the afternoon until i feel a bit not well.. shall stop the raw food for sometime from now on. but the Gyoza looks gooooood!

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    1. Jean: yikes, hope you feel better soon and you're able to resume having sashimi by the end of the month. but ya, this gyoza at daikanyama would be a good choice for folks who don't eat raw fish =)

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  7. Oopsss!!!! Was away for the weekend...now, what did I miss? Hehehehehe!!!! Japanese? Had that too...but it's not going to get a very good review, I'm afraid. Yours look soooo good! I'd love the katsu, I'm sure!

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    1. Suituapui: welcome back! yikes, sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with your japanese meal, but ya, if u're ever in KL, then you might enjoy daikanyama ... the katsu was good, i think i finished 80 percent of it even though it was supposed to be for sharing, heheh :D

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  8. Terriyaki sauce Gelato, all I can say is Wow ! Surely it will excite the taste buds !

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    1. Wong: it's a fun change from the green tea and black sesame ice creams at many other japanese eateries =)

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  9. Very interesting and unique combinations here, Sean.

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    1. Linda: yeah, thoughtfully conceived recipes =)

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  10. Oooo I like the sound of many of the fusion dishes here. Sounds like a hit!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, it's a lot of fun to anticipate what daikanyama will come up with for its quarterly funky-fusion promotions! :D

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  11. ohhh this looks really good!

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    1. Cquek: it's worth checking out! =)

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  12. Teriyaki gelato sounds interesting!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i couldn't leave without trying that! :D

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