Ri Yakitori: Testicle Steamboat @ Gardens Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
September 20, 2012
A recent trip to Ri Yakitori yielded a pleasant surprise: they've expanded their menu since our last visit, with extra attractions that include a steamboat of beef organs.
We couldn't resist ordering bull's penis...
... and testicles...
... along with tendons, second stomach and third stomach.
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble...
The result was a one-of-a-kind mix of tastes and textures. The penis was soft and flavourless, while the testicles were tender but had a rather strong odour. We actually liked them better than the stomach slices, which looked creepy and tasted vile.
For the squeamish, there's always the yakitori instead. We had the chicken neck, beef tongue, chicken kidney, heart & knee soft bone. All were wonderfully smoky.
Stewed chicken with half-cooked egg on rice. Slightly bland but still addictive.
Chicken congee. Mushy, piping-hot comfort food.
750ml of sake to wash down a somewhat strange supper.