Owned by the same people as Shuraku, we went to Daikanyama all excited for another extraordinary gastronomic experience.
Daikanyama is located along the busy Changkat Bukit Bintang. It’s hard to miss. Like Shuraku, space is limited but the interior of the restaurant is far more upmarket and trendy.
# – Daikanyama, Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Famous among its patrons for its delicious Japanese fusion menu, Daikanyama recently launched a few new dishes which combine the best of local Malaysian food with some Japanese influence.
# – With Mei.
The results are food that might remind you of the time when you were a kid happily trawling the neighbourhood wet market for breakfast or when you’re a hormonal teenager checking out the opposite sex at the mamak or when you’re eating simple but comforting dishes whipped up by your equally busy other half after putting in a hard day’s work.
All those memories…but now imagine that they happened while you were a character in a Japanese anime. Yeap.
# – DKYM’s Malaysian Roll. Handroll stuffed with bakkua strips and pork floss. Reminds me of Chinese New Year, the only time when I binge on seaweed sheets, bakkua and pork floss all at the same time, not necessarily in that order.
# – DKYM Special Geso Rojak. Kind of like the luxurious version of our local rojak. The fish roe gave the dish an interesting pop.
# – Salmon butter yaki. Served on a bed of kangkung belacan, the salmon is meaty and full of body. I’d personally prefer the fish to be slightly less cooked though.
# – Californian luncheon cheese maki. Luncheon meat and cheese, need I say more?
# – Special chapati roll. Admittedly the plainest dish, but don’t let its appearance fool you. It’s full of flavours.
We also got to sample some of Daikanyama’s staples. I could see why this joint is so consistently busy because the food were absolutely delicious!
# – Salmon Truffle Oil Tataki. Lightly cooked salmon on a bed creamy mash and drizzled with the unmistakable truffle oil. Truly orgasmic!
# – The Chef’s Special Maggi Goreng. Only lucky patrons get to enjoy this as it’s not on the menu. Fried with octopuses, scallops and other shellfish in a special sauce and then topped with a perfect sunny side up. Incredibly addictive!
# – We finished off our dinner with this incredibly boozy, incredibly delicious ice cream dessert. Kind of like parfait but…. *hic *hic
Thank you Mei and Edwin. I had a grand time :)
# – DKYM.
No. 42 Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +6012 971 0058