Eatomo Food Co @ Taman Desa

September 8, 2016

The ocean's bounty, flown in from Tsukiji Market & across the globe, turned into ceviches, poke bowls & other classic & contemporary recipes at a casual kitchen: Meant to evoke a seafood market, Taman Desa's Eatomo Food Co is hooking this neighbourhood up with fresh fish, oysters, mussels & more, reeling us in with fun ideas by husband-&-wife team Calvin & Eva.

Stroll into this sunny, welcoming space & you'll spot a showcase of seasonal catch - perhaps yellow sea bream or red snapper - that can be purchased to bring home or prepared as sashimi at Eatomo. Your selected fish could also be the foundation for a customised Peruvian ceviche, perking up the palate with its zesty brightness (RM11.90 per 100 grammes of citrus-cured seafood, or RM24.90 for mixed ceviche with guacamole & corn tortilla chips). Fans of seafood medleys can also check out the California Poke Bowl (RM21.90), KL's latest incarnation of the Hawaiian-inspired comfort food, a satisfyingly balanced combo of steamed rice blanketed with various sashimi, a tasty poke marinade, creamy guacamole, crab salad, masago & spicy mayo.

Calvin is an oyster buff, so make your way here for molluscs: Eatomo currently boasts an opening promotion of live Washington Pacific or French Fine de Claire oysters for RM5 per piece (until Sept. 11, limited to six per person for dine-in only) - the former prove enjoyably sweet & creamy. The fried oyster basket is also well worthwhile, featuring five large, fleshy Hiroshima oysters confidently cooked in a crisp panko crust, served steaming-hot with house-made tartar sauce (RM19.90).

Other temptations include irreproachably juicy Chilean black mussels with fries, fundamentally in the style of Belgium's moules-frites, but with a couple of twists, with a lightly tangy curry wine sauce in a cast iron nabe pot (RM36.90), & irresistibly crunchy-tender ebi furai (RM14.90 for six pieces). But you'll also find non-seafood highlights like a wok-fired spicy gyutandon (RM18.90; rice with prime Australian beef tongue made extra flavourful with a three-chilli savoury shoyu garlic sauce), 'umami' chicken wings (RM15.90 for six; a sweet-salty, can't-fail crowd-rouser) & peppery edamame with hints of truffle oil (RM5.90).

For dessert, the Sakura raindrop cake is a visual delight, with the firmer-than-usual mizu shingen mochi made striking by the presence of a pickled cherry blossom in full bloom at its core. Wine will be available eventually to complement your meal, but for now, bring your own - corkage is a very reasonable RM10. Many thanks to Eatomo for having us here.

Eatomo Food Company
11-1-1 Jalan 3/109F, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur. Tues-Sun, 1130am-3pm, 530pm-1030pm. Tel: 03-2303-1608

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