Thursday, September 8, 2016

Eatomo Food Co @ Taman Desa

The ocean's bounty, flown in from Tsukiji Market & across the globe, turned into ceviches, poke bowls & other classic & contemporary recipes at a casual kitchen: Meant to evoke a seafood market, Taman Desa's Eatomo Food Co is hooking this neighbourhood up with fresh fish, oysters, mussels & more, reeling us in with fun ideas by husband-&-wife team Calvin & Eva.

Stroll into this sunny, welcoming space & you'll spot a showcase of seasonal catch - perhaps yellow sea bream or red snapper - that can be purchased to bring home or prepared as sashimi at Eatomo. Your selected fish could also be the foundation for a customised Peruvian ceviche, perking up the palate with its zesty brightness (RM11.90 per 100 grammes of citrus-cured seafood, or RM24.90 for mixed ceviche with guacamole & corn tortilla chips). Fans of seafood medleys can also check out the California Poke Bowl (RM21.90), KL's latest incarnation of the Hawaiian-inspired comfort food, a satisfyingly balanced combo of steamed rice blanketed with various sashimi, a tasty poke marinade, creamy guacamole, crab salad, masago & spicy mayo.

Calvin is an oyster buff, so make your way here for molluscs: Eatomo currently boasts an opening promotion of live Washington Pacific or French Fine de Claire oysters for RM5 per piece (until Sept. 11, limited to six per person for dine-in only) - the former prove enjoyably sweet & creamy. The fried oyster basket is also well worthwhile, featuring five large, fleshy Hiroshima oysters confidently cooked in a crisp panko crust, served steaming-hot with house-made tartar sauce (RM19.90).

Other temptations include irreproachably juicy Chilean black mussels with fries, fundamentally in the style of Belgium's moules-frites, but with a couple of twists, with a lightly tangy curry wine sauce in a cast iron nabe pot (RM36.90), & irresistibly crunchy-tender ebi furai (RM14.90 for six pieces). But you'll also find non-seafood highlights like a wok-fired spicy gyutandon (RM18.90; rice with prime Australian beef tongue made extra flavourful with a three-chilli savoury shoyu garlic sauce), 'umami' chicken wings (RM15.90 for six; a sweet-salty, can't-fail crowd-rouser) & peppery edamame with hints of truffle oil (RM5.90).

For dessert, the Sakura raindrop cake is a visual delight, with the firmer-than-usual mizu shingen mochi made striking by the presence of a pickled cherry blossom in full bloom at its core. Wine will be available eventually to complement your meal, but for now, bring your own - corkage is a very reasonable RM10. Many thanks to Eatomo for having us here.

Eatomo Food Company
11-1-1 Jalan 3/109F, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur. Tues-Sun, 1130am-3pm, 530pm-1030pm. Tel: 03-2303-1608

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18 comments:

  1. Was wondering where to go for dinner tmrow...I guess this is it! :D

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    1. Ulric: yay! enjoy ... they have quite a wide variety of tempting stuff, including other rice bowls & also a masago pasta ... and there should be more fish tomorrow too ;)

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    2. Yay! Looking forward to dinner tmrow...thanks =)

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    3. Ulric: hope it has the potential to become a semi-regular destination for you! :D

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  2. Love how they fold that leaf! These Japanese are so creative. Good, good...eat a lot and then go dancing upstairs, burn away all the calories. LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, i actually didn't notice the pusat tarian upstairs until you mentioned it! :D

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  3. I read somewhere recently that Malaysians are one of the highest consumers of seafood in the world - this should be a pleasing spot for many then. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: i'm only mildly surprised by that statistic ... though come to think of it, nearly everyone i personally know is a fan of seafood :D

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  4. Ooo....seafood...I see a lot of my favourites here ;) And oysters promotion...I want! The poke bowl here is slightly higher priced than the other one you reviewed...I wonder which one I should try? So many places to try....decisions, decisions....

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    1. Contact.ewew: go by this sunday to take advantage of the oyster promo, heheh :D hmmm, my suggestion would be to try the one that's most conveniently located for you, since both places have their advantages :D

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  5. My friend just told me about this place.... gotta check it out!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yes - make it your next destination in taman desa maybe! :D

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  6. I'm not much of a seafood fan but I like what I see here. Today I had my first taste of mizu mochi. It is such a pretty and delicate thing but alas not too exciting on my tastebuds.

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    1. Phong Hong: yeah, the water cake tends to taste like a bland jelly - it's not really my must-have dessert either, but it's a fun novelty, since not many outlets offer it, heh :D

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  7. That pickled cherry blossom in full bloom at the jelly's core totally got my attention! :P

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, it's a fun twist on the water cake - you can find a few flowery examples of this particular recipe online ;)

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  8. I can't resist the beautiful dessert~

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, yeah, it's very pretty :)

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