Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice @ Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya

Keen to curry favour with PJ's foodies, Shokudo opened this week in Taman Paramount, run by a friendly band of Malaysians who have a yen for kar─ô served with everything from tonkatsu to tori kara-age, buta yakiniku to ebi furai, korokke to omuretsu.

Brightly buoyant & colourfully chirpy, clean & clutter-free, this nifty neighbourhood hangout occupies the same street as Awesome Canteen. The vibe is similar: Shokudo's a venue that takes pleasure in feeding its patrons & fulfilling their needs.

Shokudo's selection comprises no fewer than 14 varieties of basic Japanese rice platters with thick, non-spicy curry sauce & options like pork cutlets, stir-fried chicken, deep-fried prawns, potato croquettes, vegetables or omelettes, mostly RM15 each.

Simple & satisfactory, frills-free & fuss-free, well-prepared & well-priced; lovely for a light lunch, convenient for a casual dinner.

Udon is available too, in curry broth that's relatively less creamy, with stir-fried pork or chicken (RM15) or veggies (RM13). 

 Side dishes include beautiful sweet potatoes baked with butter (RM6), alongside the likes of chilled bean curd (RM4), marinated duck breast (RM8) & crab stick salad with sesame dressing (RM10), as well as almond pudding for dessert (RM4). 

And if you're fortunate, Shokudo's staff members might even surprise you by sharing some cake they bought for themselves.

Shokudo's still an oasis of calm for now, but we hope & think a healthy crowd will head here in the weeks to come.

Shokudo @ PJ Paramount
9, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya. Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch & dinner. Tel: 03-7863-0922

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26 comments:

  1. Is Japanese your second language?....kekeke!! :D Coz you seem to know all the food names in Japanese...for me, most of the time, I don't even know what they're called....I just know how to eat! ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: heh, i guess this is a consequence of browsing too many times through the menus at japanese restaurants ... after awhile, you end up recognising the words of the more common ingredients! :D

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  2. Not my favourite, Japanese curry but I love curry rice, any kind so I would not mind having this...but RM15.00!!! Ah well!!! I guess I have been charged as much at some cut-throat nasi kandar places, KL or Penang, anyway...and this place is a whole lot nicer and cleaner.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, i love all sorts of curry with rice too ... comfort food that reminds us of old meals, ya. yeah. RM15 might initially sound steep, but it's a nett price, so maybe think of it as RM13++, which would seem pretty justifiable in this era of rapidly rising restaurant prices :)

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  3. Sweet potatoes baked with butter....absolute yum, Sean!!! :)

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    1. Linda: it's a delicious snack that well worth the calories! :D

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  4. Portion of the curry rice seem quite ok for the price :P

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, a decent serving of tonkatsu to accompany the slightly sticky rice :)

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  5. Sometimes the simplest of foods are the best. I'd be happy with a plate of those sweet potatoes.

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    1. The Yum List: that's true. when all else fails, there's a reassurance in going back to the basics :)

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  6. I can walk there in 20 mins, I should check it out!

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    1. Ky: yay! Hope you'll find the walk worth it! :)

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  7. Udon seems like a better option for me

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    1. Ken: it's a bowl of comforting soul food :)

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  8. A pork cutlet kare for me please... =)

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    1. Ulric: they have options for either the pork loin or the pork fillet cutlet here, one fattier and the other leaner :)

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    2. Pork loin of cos...I just like a bit of sin :P

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    3. Ulric: heheh, that was my choice too! :D

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  9. Haha, this 1can go because around lrt

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    1. Happy walker: oh yes, not too far :)

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  10. I'd order the versions with chicken instead of pork :)

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    1. Lea: ya, hope the chicken is tender and tasty too :)

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  11. Neat and lovely by the looks of things

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    1. YouHarYourLunch: yeah, a simple sanctuary for slurping up curry :)

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  12. Oh yumm... not too greasy too i see. :D

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    1. Rebecca: oh ya, luckily japanese curries can be counted on to be less greasy than curries from many other countries, heh :)

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