Saturday, December 5, 2015

Hayadon @ Wisma Cosway & D-Buri Buri @ Damansara Uptown

Dawn of the Dons: Restaurants that deal in donburi - Japanese rice bowl meals - are on the rise. Hayadon, with a tagline 'Great Don, Spot On,' has branches in Wisma Cosway & Quill City Mall, nailing the formula for fuss-free comfort fare at crowd-pleasing prices. Options like the okayodon (RM10.90; with simmered chicken, egg & scallions over rice) & the tender beef don (RM12.90) make for satisfying meals, served steaming-hot with a blanket of fresh-flavoured toppings. Small wonder there's a big lunch crowd. A smattering of non-donburi dishes is available, such as udon with curry (RM12.90), salmon or spicy chicken.

December 2015 Update: D Buri Buri appears to be now closed.
Over at Damansara Uptown, D-Buri Buri offers a wide range of rice bowls, from soul-food classics like simmered chicken & egg to fried-nosh favourites like tempura seafood, alongside noodles with Japanese beef curry & other Nippon staples like gyoza & hamburg steak. Prices are sensible, with meals south of RM20 possible. When we visited D-Buri Buri earlier this year, its food preparation could have been fine-tuned (the chicken tasted past its prime, while the various sauces & seasonings could have been more robust), but the outlet's team seemed open to feedback, & we trust it has worked out its teething issues.

Hayadon
First Floor, Wisma Cosway, Kuala Lumpur 

D-Buri Buri
3, Jalan SSS21/56B, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Mon-Fri, 1130am-3pm, 530pm-10pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-10pm. Tel: 03- 7731-3150
December 2015 Update: D Buri Buri appears to be now closed.

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14 comments:

  1. Such a lovely decor and atmosphere, Sean! The food looks quite good with hefty portions, and I love the Gingham checkered fringe border! :)

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    1. Linda: definitely for hearty eaters ... but i didn't notice those checks! :)

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  2. Well.. At least I get to know where to get Japanese food whenever in Uptown :) Wisma Cosway or Quill City Mall are a bit far fetch though... Those places are close to your former workplace right?

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    1. Leo: ya, uptown definitely has no lack of different sorts of japanese fare, from sushi to udon to donburi ... yup, quill city mall is actually across the road from my former office, but the mall only opened after i had already left, heh :)

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  3. Sighhhhhh!!!! The only Japanese place that I like has closed down, and they keep opening new Korean places here. I think between the two, I prefer Japanese.

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    1. Suituapui: i sympathise ... i too am more into Japanese than Korean! :)

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  4. Wish that my office still in Jln Perak, then I will visit Hayadon during lunch time for sure. :)

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    1. CK: heheh, yeah, i think you'd enjoy Hayadon ... the rice bowls there are well-prepared :)

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  5. FYI Dburiburi is now closed

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    1. Zook: yikes, thanks for the update ... have updated the post ...

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  6. Agreed with comment above. D-Buri Buri is now closed.

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    1. Lynn: sorry to hear that ... thanks for the update, have amended the write-up ...

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  7. Both serve comfort food at its best!

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    1. Choi Yen: can't resist a good rice bowl :)

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