01 Jul, 2008
Daimon Okonomiyaki (大門広島風お好み焼き)
Posted by: Wen Ching In: Japanese Food
After shopping for some computer goods in Low Yat Plaza, we decided to explore the lower ground of Low Yat to fill up our tummy. Since we both have not had okonomiyaki before, we decided to go for Daimon Okonomiyaki.
Located next to Mr. Teppanyaki, this restaurant is rather small and there were only a few seats available. We learned that this restaurant was founded by a Japanese woman name Kiyomi Daimon, but she left this restaurant for 2 years.
We ordered a cheese okonomiyaki set which includes a cheese okonomiyaki, kenchin soup and rooibos tea for RM21.90. Our kenchin soup (けんちん汁) arrived shortly after we placed our order. Although the serving was rather small, the soup tasted really flavourful and sweet with a various ingredients such as radish, carrot, konnyaku (蒟蒻) and etc. It was really delicious! The rooibos tea, recommended and known as “miracle tea” by Daimon, is a type of organic herbal tea which is caffeine-free. It tasted light but fragrant.
Here comes our Hiroshima cheese okonomiyaki that we have been waiting for. Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is a type of Japanese pan-fried batter cake with various ingredients usually containing cabbage, octopus, squid, pork and etc. It is popular in Kansai and Hiroshima areas. Anyway, looking a little like a Japanese pancake to us, this Hiroshima cheese is filled with pork, mochi (モチ), ikaten (イカ天), egg, udon (うどん), and lots of cabbages. It was topped with cheese and also Worcestershire sauce which tasted fairly sweet. We enjoyed this a lot, the timing of cooking was precise, the udon was chewy, the cabbages were sweet and crunchy and the dish was well presented and wrapped with the egg. The cheese added more flavour to it, somehow we wished that the cheese would cover the entire okonomiyaki.
Do check this restaurant out for the authentic Hiroshima okonomiyaki. It would be a great choice if you want a change from the usual Japanese food.
LG. 2, LF Floor,
Plaza Low Yat,
Off Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-21422877