Wakon @ Damansara Utama
August 4, 2014
Truffles & Japanese cooking, a match made in Wakon, one of this past year's numerous F&B newbies in Damansara Uptown.
A runny egg, topped with truffle paste & tobiko (RM9.90 before taxes), is our best bet here; creamy & savoury, the ideal introduction to Wakon's sweeping menu.
Truffle-tinged Wagyu beef (RM19.90 per piece); it's gone in barely a mouthful, but it sure tastes nice while it lasts.
Handmade udon with a black truffle paste & more flying fish roe (RM39.90), one of the pricier wheat-flour noodle recipes in town.
There's more for truffle-hunters: Chunks of Parmesan cheese seasoned with truffles (RM14.90), tamago-style omelette slices stuffed with truffle paste (RM19.90) & skewered mushrooms smothered with truffle sauce (RM12.90).
Not into truffles? Other big-ticket items here include yakimono-style BBQ foie gras (RM38.80). Wakon's food weighs heavily on the palate, so this is probably a place that caters better to customers who prefer full-blown flavours instead of delicate subtleties.
Simpler fare that's also available here spans the likes of chicken wings stuffed with fish roe (pretty tasty) ...
... plus some skewered stuff (think this is chicken skin, but our memories of this evening are now blurry) ...
... & house-made braised pork, as sinfully succulent as it looks (RM12.80) ...
... & this is probably some sort of teriyaki pork kushiyaki (unless it's chicken again) ...
... followed by a big, bacon-wrapped crustacean (pork & prawn, always a pleasure together) ...
... & some poor, mutilated fish, transformed into a grotesque skewer with leek ...
... alongside what seems to be creamy salmon sushi (our recollection becomes increasingly foggy here) ...
... & cod fish prepared with sake, probably. The menu's extensive, so there's potentially something for everybody.
Wakon Japanese Restaurant
75, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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