Monday, June 6, 2016

UoVo @ Damansara Kim

UoVo heralds the birth of an intriguing new F&B enterprise - it's the first of three restaurants that'll open one after another on the same street in Damansara Kim, spearheaded by a contract farming business whose reach extends from Japan to Spain.

UoVo's menu comprises three primary pillars: The first is teppanyaki, relying on cuts of protein that supply full-bodied succulence, from Japanese-bred Wagyu beef to foie gras & free-range chicken. Uovo is currently in a soft-launch stage; the selection & prices were still being tweaked when we popped in, but customers can order individual dishes or request a multi-course teppan dinner that includes soup & salad starters (UoVo is especially proud of its plum tomato broth) & garlic fried rice.

Desserts constitute UoVo's second cornerstone: The repertoire is engaging, with unique highlights like a meringue tasting platter (RM18), chamomile panna cotta with caramelised citrus rinds (RM18) & sorbets in choices like calamansi, blood orange & yuzu (RM18 for a trio). Clean & sparkling flavours here; UoVo is worth considering if you're scouting for a dessert parlour.

 The final keystone of UoVo's foundation is Italian - pizzas with a base of dough made fresh daily, topped with the likes of wild mushrooms & truffle oil, or pastas like pappardelle carbonara - though these might be phased out once Uovo's sister restaurant, Farm To Plate, opens (the latter is expected to specialise in Iberico pork, potentially European cooking & perhaps cheeses too). Note that wine is not offered at UoVo, so bring your own (there's currently no corkage charge).

UoVo Restaurant
8, Jalan SS 20/10 Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Currently open 3pm-11pm, Tues-Sun (will extend hours to lunchtime eventually). Tel: 03-7731-8311

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  1. I will wait for all your 3 reviews then only decide which to visit first, hehehe. The foie gras seems "fatter" than what we had last week ya?

    1. CK: heheh, i'm looking forward to the next restaurant opening :) you're right, it is rather fattier! :)

  2. Love the artworks on the wall...and those lampshades though I wonder how one can get to dust them regularly. :D

    1. Suituapui: yeah, all that artwork helps to add some character to the place ... Pretty cool art too! ;) hmmmm, interesting thought about those lights, heh! ;)

  3. Wah, very ambitious to open 3 restaurants in one go (the 3rd belongs to the same owners?)...all the best to them :) That meringue platter looks instagram-worthy but knowing that it's made predominantly from sugar (and egg whites), I better stay clear of that one! :D But the teppanyaki and garlic fried rice do look sumptuous.

    1. Contact.ewew: yep, all three will be under the same group, as far as i understand :) i'm generally not a fan of meringue either, but this one was fun for snacking & sharing, with all the bite-sized pieces with different accompaniments :D

  4. That meringue tasting platter sure looks pretty! The food has that glamour look too and I take it that the portion sizes are dainty? I am always complaining about small portions hah..hah... Yeah, I should go eat chap fan :D

    1. Phong Hong: i have a love-hate relationship with dainty portions - i like how smaller portions allow us to taste a larger number of different dishes, but ya, they can seem not quite so hearty. heh, there are quite a few popular chap fan places in the damansara kim and uptown neighbourhoods! :)