20 September 2012

Food Review: Okomen Japanese Restaurant @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Okomen Japanese Restaurant is located at Desa Sri Hartamas area, but it wasn't easy to find because the roads there are quite confusing. I finally reached there after a few U-turns! Normally when people mention Japanese restaurant, what goes on my mind would be sushi, ramen and sashimi but I'm quite surprised to know that Okomen actually specializes in Okonomiyaki! I noticed that the restaurant is almost full house during dinner time and 80% of the customers are Japanese, so I'm sure that their food here are really authentic to attract such crowd. I'll definitely be back for their Okonomiyaki =)

For those who doesn't know what is Okonomiyaki, here's a description from Wikipedia: Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning "what you like" or "what you want", and yaki meaning "grilled" or "cooked".

Tori Oko (RM 15.80)
Tori Oko (RM 15.80)

Katsuobushi (bonito) flakes on Tori Oko
Katsuobushi (bonito flakes) on Tori Oko

The Tori Oko was great, topped with Katsuobushi to enhance the taste of delectable egg mixed with pork and mayonnaise. Japanese pizza at its best! I've just tried Okonomiyaki from Jusco a week before this but really cannot compare. This tastes a lot better! No wonder it's the signature dish here.

Omu Tori Yaki Soba (RM 13.80)
Omu Tori Yaki Soba (RM 13.80)
Omu Tori Yaki Soba is something special to try. It looks like Nasi Pattaya but it's fried Soba and seafood wrapped with egg! It smells very fragrant too and all the dishes here were prepared by the owner, Mr. Alan himself.

Mixed Modan-yaki (RM 28.80)
Mixed Modan-yaki (RM 28.80)
The word Modan is derived from the English word, "modern". When fried noodles are wrapped in egg with the same ingredients as Tori Oko, it results in Modan-yaki: a simple twist to the original flavor.

Gyoza (RM 10.80)
Gyoza (RM 10.80)
Gyoza, a popular Chinese food brought to Japan is definitely not to be missed. Mouth watering ground pork fillings were wrapped into thin piece of dough, creating a very fulfilling taste.

Tontoro Itame (RM 28.80)
Tontoro Itame (RM 28.80)
Marinated crispy pork cheek! 

Chuka Idako (RM 7.80)
Chuka Idako (RM 7.80)
Baby octopus marinated with teriyaki sauce is the bomb!

Pork Kimuchi Ramen (RM 19.80)
Pork Kimuchi Ramen (RM 19.80)

Kimchi Pork
Kimchi Pork

Scallop Teppan (RM 25.80)
Scallop Teppan (RM 25.80)
Fresh scallops pan fried with onions are so juicy and chewy.

Unagi Maki (RM 23.80)
Unagi Maki (RM 23.80)
Ahhh what more can I say? You can never go wrong with unagi!

Okomen Ramen (RM 18.80)
Okomen Ramen (RM 18.80)
Okomen original pork broth with 3 kinds of simmered pork


Sesame ice cream and Green tea ice cream
Sesame ice cream and Green tea ice cream
I like Sesame ice cream more but it was over freezed.
Green tea ice cream is a lot smoother not powdery.

Overview of Okomen Japanese Restaurant
Overview of Okomen Japanese Restaurant

You can see how they cook the food in their open kitchen
You can see how they cook the food in their open kitchen


Peppermint Soda (RM 5.80), Lemon Peppermint (RM 6.80),
Blue Curacao Soda (RM 5.80)

Address:
Okomen Japanese Restaurant
7G, Jalan 22/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-6205 9828

Facebook page: Okomen Japanese Restaurant

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15 comments :

  1. That tori oko certainly looks awesome! Everything looks really good...including what's in the 2nd last pic. Hehehehehe!!!!

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  2. my tongue were twisted when saying every single name of the food.. but the look didn't failed me.. I just love them to the max!! :D..

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  3. Authentic okonomiyaki is pretty hard to find. There used to be one restaurant in Low Yat Plaza. Now it seems like Okomen is the only one.

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  4. great looking yummy food there..

    and you look good too in the pic! :D nom nom :P

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  5. Gosh, would love to have some okonomiyaki... i love the bonito flakes on it! =)

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  6. You must've enjoyed the dishes. Nice shots!

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  7. Never eaten the Tori Oko before! Looks delicious!

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  8. i have never eaten tori oko too! i am intrigued to try wei!

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  9. haven't been there before, but the food looks so authentic and delicious!! yummy yummy~~

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  10. The crispy pork cheek is definitely one of my faves:D

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  11. wah.. everything looks super nice lo.. especially the last pic.. woa.. *jaw drop* whose that?;P

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