Monday, August 4, 2014

Wakon @ Damansara Utama

Truffles & Japanese cooking, a match made in Wakon, one of this past year's numerous F&B newbies in Damansara Uptown.

A runny egg, topped with truffle paste & tobiko (RM9.90 before taxes), is our best bet here; creamy & savoury, the ideal introduction to Wakon's sweeping menu.

Truffle-tinged Wagyu beef (RM19.90 per piece); it's gone in barely a mouthful, but it sure tastes nice while it lasts.

Handmade udon with a black truffle paste & more flying fish roe (RM39.90), one of the pricier wheat-flour noodle recipes in town.

There's more for truffle-hunters: Chunks of Parmesan cheese seasoned with truffles (RM14.90), tamago-style omelette slices stuffed with truffle paste (RM19.90) & skewered mushrooms smothered with truffle sauce (RM12.90).

Not into truffles? Other big-ticket items here include yakimono-style BBQ foie gras (RM38.80). Wakon's food weighs heavily on the palate, so this is probably a place that caters better to customers who prefer full-blown flavours instead of delicate subtleties.

Simpler fare that's also available here spans the likes of chicken wings stuffed with fish roe (pretty tasty) ...

... plus some skewered stuff (think this is chicken skin, but our memories of this evening are now blurry) ...

... & house-made braised pork, as sinfully succulent as it looks (RM12.80) ...

... & this is probably some sort of teriyaki pork kushiyaki (unless it's chicken again) ...

... followed by a big, bacon-wrapped crustacean (pork & prawn, always a pleasure together) ...

... & some poor, mutilated fish, transformed into a grotesque skewer with leek ...

... alongside what seems to be creamy salmon sushi (our recollection becomes increasingly foggy here) ...

... & cod fish prepared with sake, probably. The menu's extensive, so there's potentially something for everybody.




Wakon Japanese Restaurant
75, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7733-5996

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20 comments:

  1. Oooooooo...an interesting place indeed! =)

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    1. Ulric: some strange stuff here indeed :D

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  2. truffle galore! Can't go wrong with the exquisite and earthy goodness of truffles!

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, couldn't resist ordering most of the truffle items :D

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  3. Wah, truffle and foie gras, heaven! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, couldn't resist trying the foie dish :)

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  4. The roe and truffle topping on the noodles sure is generous.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, it was quite enough to blanket all the noodles. though then again, it was pricier than most of the other dishes here :)

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  5. So many Japanese restaurants in KL and the kawasan2 yang sewaktu dengannya. Place looks rather quiet...

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    1. I can't help but to agree with STP on this.

      Certain parts of Damansara Utama is definitely quiet during the night...

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    2. Suituapui: heh, there are too many japanese restaurants to count, really :)

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    3. Waverly: ooo, this restaurant had a fair number of customers as the night went along :D

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  6. Ooooo truffles and udon..... that sounds soooo soooo good!

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    1. Baby Sumo: it's an interesting way to serve udon :D

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  7. And I was just talking to my Mom about Japanese food the other day. =O

    The amount of Japanese restaurants mushrooming nowadays is definitely spoiling us with the choices, don't you reckon? *winks*

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    1. Waverly: yeah, as long as there are at least one or two good japanese restaurants in every neighbourhood, i'm satisfied, heh :D

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  8. looks good.. and making me hungry now.

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    1. Pamela: heheh, ya, japanese food always arouses the appetite :D

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  9. Love those Ebiko! They are very generous on that aren't they?

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    1. Ken: fans of fish roe can do a happy dance here! :)

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