Thursday, August 9, 2018

Kyu Bar @ Tropicana Avenue

Tropicana Avenue's latest watering hole tackles Japanese skewers and small plates in a warm, welcoming space: Of the yakitori, the bonjiri (RM6) fares best, with the unmistakably rich taste and juicy texture of chicken tail meat; the soft bone (RM5) and thigh (RM4) might not prove as gratifying, the latter notably suffering from some dryness here.

The liver (RM6) is our favourite among the pork-based kushiyaki, outdoing the pork neck (RM6) and belly (RM7), as well as the beef tongue (RM12), for sheer succulence. The sticks are served with green chilli sauce, an interesting choice that might reflect the Southeast Asian heritage of the chef (we were told by the service team that he's of Malaysian and Thai descent).

For light bites, a bowl of steamed rice with a raw egg, smoked skipjack tuna, salted kelp and miso paste (RM10) is an offer that egg enthusiasts can't refuse, complete with an umami kick. The aromatically garlic-spiked edamame is also intriguing, stir-fried with a surprising spiciness (RM9). Wash down with Kirin and Kakubin.

Kyu Bar
P-02-05, Tropicana Avenue, 12, Persiaran Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily, 4pm-12am. 


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8 comments:

  1. Whoa, there seems to be a lot happening at this address with many new openings....porcine pleasure, bovine pleasure, pasta, pizza and now a watering hole with food on a stick...spoilt for choice here! ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, hopefully this address continues to add a few more worthwhile eateries - then maybe restaurant lovers will take note and head here :D

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  2. I have developed a liking for those Japanese skewers. True, some of them tend to become dry.

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    1. Phong Hong: yeah, my favourites will always be the juicier skewers :)

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  3. The skewers look perfectly done!

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    1. Suituapui: kyu bar's kitchen will be happy to hear you say that :)

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  4. Yeah flavoured edamame, I've cooked some before!

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    1. Choi Yen: ooo, it'll be interesting to see what other flavours work well with edamame :)

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