After a very good meal at Sanuki Udon, we ventured further into Taman Desa in search of more food! Our destination was Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ. Both Sanuki Udon and this Japanese barbecue is coincidentally owned by the same person, Mr. Seiji Fujimoto.
The place was located in the centre compound of Plaza Faber, right at the opening of an alley. Despite the surroundings not being the most well-kept around, the shop itself was very welcoming and it created the perfect atmosphere for an outdoor barbecue session!
We ordered a Genghis Khan (ジンギスカン), which was a lamb dish, for RM20. This dish came cooked and did not involve any barbecuing on our own, but it was a good choice. The lamb was soft and very flavourful thanks to its marinade and the broth at the base of the pot.
For the barbecue itself, we ordered a serving of Pork Belly (ベリー) for RM10 and Mix Vegetables (ミックス 野菜) for RM5. We also ordered a portion of Shoulder Loin (肩ロース肉) for RM10 which is not pictured above.
After we were done with the Genghis Khan, it was removed to clear the way for some intense barbecuing action. We placed the strips of meat on the metal grill, directly on top of the fire. Beware not to get too close as the fire rose up high when the oil from the pork started to drip down onto the charcoal. That gave the meat a burnt tinge as we left it on the grill for a little longer. We enjoyed it like that and thought that the meat itself tasted very good!
We just needed a little bit more to satisfy our hunger that night, so we ordered a Japanese Risotto (Stewed Rice with Egg) (おじや) for RM6. Slightly spicy and savoury, we were pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. We enjoyed it very much and would recommend the risotto to anyone intending to head over to the barbecue shop!
It was a good mini-excursion into Taman Desa for two different types of Japanese food. We would recommend this Japanese BBQ and Sanuki Udon to anyone looking for an affordable yet quality dining experience.
Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ
Center Court, Plaza Faber
Jalan Desa Jaya
Taman Desa off Jalan Klang Lama
58100 Kuala Lumpur.