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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.

The teppanyaki counter where the okonomiyaki is cooked.

The chef is cooking our okonomiyaki, it was interesting watching him cook throughout the entire process and it was nice of him to allow us to take photos there.

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.

We also had a yaki soba (焼きそば) for RM11. This omelette noodles tasted quite good to us too, but we would prefer the okonomiyaki because it has more ingredients and different toppings.

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.

Restaurant Information
LG. 2, LF Floor,
Plaza Low Yat,
Jalan 1/77,
Off Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-21422877

16 Responses to "Daimon Okonomiyaki (大門広島風お好み焼き)"

1 | J2Kfm

July 6th, 2008 at 9:36 am

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passed by a few times, but somehow did not gather enough courage to try, as the price is pretty expensive, and the shop is situated in Low Yat, of all places. =P

okonomiyaki is a very delicious Japanese food, that most sushi eateries do not serve. it’s a very nice addition to the Japanese menu.

2 | ai wei

July 6th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

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that’s interesting! the chef seems to be really serious while cooking and put up lots efforts in his dishes.

i wanna try this ar… u both seems to frequent in low yat eee! when will be our next eating out?!

3 | squall

July 6th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

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quite sometime dint’t eat okonomiyaki alr…

4 | ling239

July 7th, 2008 at 2:14 am

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they also called this Japanese pizza right ? :p

5 | mimid3vils

July 7th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

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tried once, cannot finish….portion quite big…

6 | Little Inbox

July 7th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

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Hiroshima cheese okonomiyaki…hmm…looks really tempting.

7 | Shell (貝殼)

July 9th, 2008 at 5:28 am

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I like Okonomiyaki^^ but need to wait lama lah=.=

8 | Sugar Bean

July 9th, 2008 at 9:45 am

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J2fkm, is Low Yat inconvenient for you? We’re not too sure but we think there’s another outlet in The Curve. Yeah, we think it’s quite special too, like it a lot!

Ai Wei, haha, yeah, you’re right, he does look serious. We don’t really visit Low Yat that frequent, only go there when we need to fix or computer or something.

Squall, then you can try this okonomiyaki out and see if you like it.

Ling239, yeah, you’re right!

Mimid3vils, yeah, it’s quite large. Haha, good for big appetites. :)

Little Inbox, we like this restaurant quite a lot. Do check it out if you have the chance.

Shell, yeah, but it’s quite worth the wait! :)

9 | daphne

July 14th, 2008 at 6:57 am

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oh nice! and the noodles wrapped in the egg. What a great idea!

10 | wmw

July 14th, 2008 at 10:35 am

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I love okonomiyaki. Sakae Sushi does a pretty good one for about RM14plus.

11 | JeromeFo 令狐冲

July 16th, 2008 at 9:22 am

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Wow…Another interesting place to eat. I just want to go there and watch chef’s ” kung fu ” =)

12 | Nic (KHKL)

July 16th, 2008 at 10:17 am

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yupe, definitely a better change from the usual japanese fare…from hiroshima somemore! nice…

13 | ♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥

July 21st, 2008 at 3:56 pm

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Japanese pizza!!! The chef looks very young, and seem like know a bit kung fu~~ hahaha 😛

14 | Chris Widmer

October 4th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

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I have been many times to that Okonomiyaki Restaurant when I was working for MO hotel in KL. After I moved to Tokyo and had hard time to find this type of Okonomiyaki. Hiroshima style that is. Tokyo, Osaka and even Kyoto have completely different versions! I found after a year one small Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki restaurant in Shinjuku!

15 | Anonymous

May 18th, 2010 at 3:02 am

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Hi. I just went to Low Yat Plaza last Sun to find out that both Daimon Okonomiyaki & Teppanyaki has closed.

Any idea where else we could find that in Malaysia?

I started eating at Atria shopping mall, then Hartamas shopping mall & The Curve, but all has closed.

I last ate on 30th May 2009. Desperate to find 1 again.

Gerelyn

16 | louisetsen

October 14th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

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hello guys. im from daimon okonomiyaki!im so glad to hear u guy's comment. we didnt close our shop…we r still in low yat plaza!!!jz relocate to near d imbi plaza & times square EXIT!!OUR LOT CHANGE TO LG-015. nexto to vegetarian food.
OR u can find us from facebook/daimon okonomiyaki!

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