Don by TSF: Home kitchen for affordable Japanese-inspired rice bowl deliveries
January 14, 2021
The art of the Japanese rice bowl is beautifully collaged by the Klang Valley's new meal delivery service, Don by TSF, offering hearty meals with home-cooked highlights, spanning miso-glistened pork belly to soy-glazed eggplant.
The founders of Don by TSF (Tastesome Food) have honed their craft in some of KL's top cafes; the main man helming the kitchen is Mason, whose passion for food was first sparked by his grandmother's braised meat and stuffed vegetables. Now in his mid-20s, Mason has excelled in culinary competitions, placing in the Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2015 and the Malaysian National Kidney Foundation’s Healthy Cook-Off Competition in 2017.
At their core, the founders of Don by TSF seek to pay homage to their first influence - their grandmothers who taught them the skills of home cooking and the respect for culinary ingredients.
Vegetarians aren't left out: The Nasu Donburi (RM15) tastes surprisingly rich and robust with Japanese soy-glazed eggplant, enoki mushroom tempura and kizami shredded seaweed, plus pickled chillies, crunchy leeks, shallots and spring onions with Japanese mayo. Add an optional soy-braised egg for protein.
The Chicken Karaage is such a smash hit, you might want to order an extra serving on its own (RM8), complete with sweet onion aioli for a spectacular side or snack.
Another alluring accompaniment is Don’s Chilli Tofu (RM10), aromatically fried with Shaoxing wine, bolstered by pickled chillies, spring onions and fried leeks, as well as a special konbu vinaigrette for a subtly briny, slightly tart final flourish. Great for sharing.
Don by TSF operates out of a home kitchen, delivering for lunch daily within Setapak for free and in elsewhere in the Klang Valley through third-party services.
Hygiene is upheld from the preparation to the packaging, so you can rest assured of all safety standards for your food. Everything is cooked to order, so your meal will be as fresh as possible.
Customers are advised to preorder a day in advance. Don by TSF also welcomes feedback - a QR code is provided that links to its social media for convenient commenting.
Don by TSF is also available for catering for small events of up to 20 persons.
Many thanks to Don by TSF for this glimpse into its delicious fare.
Orders can also be placed at airasia.com/food/2061/don-by-tsf