Somo @ Mont Kiara

February 1, 2010

Somo's heyday may have passed, judging from its dwindling number of weekday customers. But it's still a cool place to hang out, with a comfy alfresco setting, friendly service and well-prepared Japanese food and booze.

Grilled stingray fins. A salty, chewy snack.

Selection of skewers: gingko nuts, quail eggs, chicken gizzard, chicken liver & pork belly. Some hits and misses (though the succulent pork belly is a surefire hit), but cheap enough to make them all worth trying.

Charcoal-grilled calamari. Tasted fresh and springy.

Deep-fried squid tentacles. Not too oily, but nicely bouncy.

Long Island Iced Tea & Twilight Zone (Jagermeister, Gin, Triple Sec, Vodka).

Rush Hour Tokyo, a series of unidentified alcohol that ends with a shot of sake.

Sake Bomb, basically a small cup of sake dumped into a frosty glass of beer.

Mont Kiara.