Monday, December 1, 2008

Authentic Japanese Yakiniku (BBQ)

.281108. Food Review @ Daidomon Japanese Yakiniku, Great Eastern Mall

Just few days ago, I attended an unforgetable food review @ this Japanese BBQ restaurant called Daidomon in Great Eastern Mall. I have to admit that it's one of the best BBQ experiences I ever had!! Well, at least to me though.

Just to brief you guys abit about this fantastic restaurant that stunned my taste buds, it was originally from Singapore with 26 years of history. Mr Stanley Yeoh, the Managing Director of Yakiniku Daidomon thought that it was a niche market in Malaysia and wanted to promote the concept of Japanese Table BBQ that bonds friendship while cooking together. Most importantly, he wanted to share what authentic Japanese Yakiniku is really all about. The word "Yaki" stands for BBQ and "niku" means meat.

With its restaurant's space measuring over 7,200 sqft with 7 VIP rooms totaling up to a good capacity of 300 guests, it's simply on of the bigget Japanese BBQ restaurant in town if it's not the biggest. Daidomon is also fully equiped with the latest Japanese technology BBQ "smoke-free" tables to offer their diners a completely oil-free and smoke-free dining experience which I must it did amazed me the moment we started cooking those BBQ meats!! Simply amazing!!

It doesn't stop there. To me, the highlight of the day has to be its top-grade Wagyu beef which means cattle tat are fed only with corn. Unlike the normal grass-fed cattle, Wagyu beef are so much more tender and it's taste is simply delicious. You can simply differentiate between the two. If you are not a beef-lover, no worries, coz Daidomon also offers a variety of meat (chicken, lamb, deer) and also fresh seafood (scallops, prawns, squid, salmon) and of course some vegetables that ensure you a balance diet. On top of that, diners can also experience a wide range of beers and sake or the simple but never out-of-style green tea. If you like desserts, then you have to try the sesame ice cream. One word, splendid!

What are you waiting for?? It is definitely one of those Japanese BBQ that I would highly recommend you to go. Still not convinced yet?? Their price are fairly reasonable if compared to most of the restaurants out there!! Here's some photos of the yummilicious food that I tasted together with Ken from foodpoi, Joshua from joshuaongys and also other media people...


*step into daidomon for the most unforgetable dining experience*


*the appetizers itself was good enough to impress me*


*pretty normal everywhere i suppose*


*you gonna love this if you eat raw!! slurrrps*


*the one in orange ebi around it is their special roll!! just so good!*


*switch our highlight to their specialty!! YAKINIKU*


*it's look is already killing my eyes, what more the taste*


*another juicy and tender part of the cattle*


*let's try the normal grass-fed to see the difference, the one on the right are ostrich meat!!*


*lamb anyone??? this one is very very tender!! seriously*


*half done or well done??*


*taste so good but joshua say there are better ones though*


*Stanley the MD kindly explaining the different Sake to us*

Thank you once again to Stanley Yeoh for hosting us that afternoon and it was such a privalege for us to truly taste the authenticness of Japanese BBQ!! Trust me, I'll very soon be your regular customer for special occasions!! Also, thank Ruzzana for co-ordinating the food review session and brought us all together!!

That's all for now, I will show you around the restaurant layout and setting to convince you more!! Trust me, it's truly a place where "value for money" term can be honestly used. It is the restaurant that offers you quality food with amazing ambience and fairly reasonable price!!

Business Hours:
11.30am - 2.30pm, 6.00pm - 10.30pm
(Monday to Sunday including Public Holiday)

Lot 4, Level 3, Great Eastern Mall,
No 303, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03-4252 8155
Fax: 03-4252 8166

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