Thursday, November 10, 2016

Kitsuzo Izakaya @ Desa Sri Hartamas

This Japanese gastropub has maintained a discreet presence in Desa Sri Hartamas since opening this year, but it might be worth exploring for some tempting dishes. The red wine-marinated tomatoes (RM13.80) may be an acquired taste due to its fermented flavour, but we'll never say no to crunchy fried chicken cartilage with wasabi pepper salt (RM13.80) & crispy-creamy pumpkin croquettes with mayonnaise (RM13.80).

The should-try in the kushiyaki selection is the whole egg rolled in bacon - pop it all into your mouth at once, bite down & the yolk bursts open for a moment of pure pleasure (RM6.50). Other skewers, such as the chicken thigh with cod fish roe (RM9.50), salt-grilled pork belly (RM5.50), chicken hearts (RM4.50) & not-often-seen pork intestines with sweet sauce (RM4.50), rank as competent, as do the seafood-stuffed cucumber rolls with shrimp roe (RM21.80) & the baby octopus okonomiyaki (RM23.80).

 Wrap up your meal with soul-food nourishment - sweetly comforting oden (RM16.80) & steaming-hot abalone-tinged congee (RM25.80). For liquid sustenance, skip the cocktail mixes (the shochu with kiwi juice & sake with Midori, apple syrup & soda water lack potency & punch) & head straight for the bottles of sake.

Kitsuzo Izakaya
30, Jln 30/70A, Wisma Rapid, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 5pm-1am.

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6 comments:

  1. I like those skewers, especially the egg wrapped with bacon!

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    1. Phong Hong: i could happily eat quite a few of those bacon-wrapped eggs! :D

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  2. I love oden, I had it as supper every night during the two recent trip. Perfect for cold or rainy day, hehe.

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    1. CK: it's raining in KL right now tonight - time for some oden! :D

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  3. Pumpkin croquettes! Miss those since my favourite Japanese joint here closed down. Maybe I can make my own one of these days. What's the Japanese name for it? My girl used to get so annoyed as I kept calling them karaoke. LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, they're korokke in japanese - which could sound a lot like karaoke! that'd be a cute pronunciation. good luck with your homemade pumpkin karaoke! :D

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