Gyuden Yakiniku: Grilling up great Japanese Miyazaki A5 wagyu beef at The Hub SS2
May 12, 2023
Step inside Gyuden Yakiniku for a soothing sense of zen, evoking an indoor garden with elegantly classic flourishes.
Japanese-built wood-topped grilling tables line this cosy space, complete with thoughtful ventilation that ensures fresh, clean air is well-circulated. Savour a barbecue feast without having your hair and clothes smell of smoke and meat!
The Miyazaki A5 wagyu soup, served steaming-hot is wonderful - it's comfortingly rich and soulful, loaded with lovely chunks of meat, savoury and beefy to the final spoonful.
Zabuton (chuck flap, an exquisitely tender, much-coveted cut, grilled 30 seconds per side)
Wagyu beef fat is used to grease the grill, bolstering the bovine robustness of the meal. The beef is comfortable to cook, requiring minimal effort to prepare to your preferred doneness - it makes for fun hands-on cooking that everyone can easily try.
The shank cut is best relished with a soy-cured yolk dip, a mouthwatering marriage of meat and egg. Other cuts can be draped over nori-wrapped sushi rice for a beefy take on nigiri or simply enjoyed in their pure glory.
To complete your visit, order The Ugly Mooger, a beautiful burger that features a Miyazaki A5 wagyu burger, billed by Gyuden Yakiniku as a 'mini-mouthgasm.' It lives up to the description, with terrifically textured and tasty meat that transcends a typical beef burger (RM48 as an add-on to the Shiro Course, or RM68 as an a la carte order).
Dessert surfaces in the form of ice cream in flavours like strawberry, yuzu, black sesame and matcha - perfect for perking up the palate after a meaty meal.
Choices for the rice bowls include the Yakiniku Don (RM58; stir-fried wagyu slices with caramelised onions - sweet, savoury and succulent) and Kimchi Wagyu Don (RM58;
stir-fried wagyu slices with kimchi for a bright tang to balance the beef). This is marvellous value for Miyazaki A5 wagyu beef.
Private rooms are available upstairs, cool and calm with leafy views outside the windows.
A-G-01, The Hub SS2, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm.