Soba Kuroha @ Desa Sri Hartamas

July 25, 2013

Opening this month in Hartamas, Kuroha serves interesting recipes that make it one of 2013s should-visits for KLs fans of Japanese fare.

Begin with nama hamu (RM17++), humbly called homemade ham on Kurohas menu; it turns out to be luscious prosciutto, delicately sliced & topped with paper-thin radish strips, consumed with wasabi for a fun kick.

 Melt-in-the-mouth mentaiko (RM13++) with a twist, mingled with garlic for additional aroma. A seductively savory dip with crunchy celery & cucumber.

No ordinary grilled cod fish, this one is seasoned with sake kasu, the residual lees left over from sake production, for a singularly pungent flavor. RM28++.

Beef tendon braised with burdock (RM18++). Tastes better than it looks. Tender.

Even the sashimi is unique, with certain fish marinated with kombu kelp for unexpected umami.

Thick cuts of tuna; a set of seven types of seafood (two pieces each) costs RM90++.

Kuroha makes its own soba; we might not be major fans of these buckwheat noodles, but its nevertheless worth ordering them when theyre well-prepared.

Savor the soba with a selection of tempura prawn, shishamo & veggies for RM32++.

Kurohas house sake is served in fun fashion, with the glass in the masu wooden box.

As tradition sometimes dictates, the glass overflows, filling the box to represent abundance.

Soba Kuroha,
7-G, Jalan 19/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6201-6882
Open for dinner, except Sundays.