Thursday, December 10, 2009

Daikanyama @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

The above picture says it all; it can only mean one thing.

A surprise PARTY for Fat Boy Bakes!

Which means, loads of food and sake despite it being a Thursday night.

Where else can we hold the party but at the funky fusion Japanese restaurant/bar situated at Changkat Bukit Bintang; Daikanyama (not to be confused with some one nia's ma ("in cantonese, mom")).

Start with sardine jerky with japanese mayo which was served as a snack to cure the hunger pangs while the food arrived. Chewy and yet tasty, i mean how can anything with mayo not taste tasty right?

To make us feel healthier, theres a salad tossed with, erm, fried soft shell crabs. Oh so much healthier and scrumptious, i must admit.

Sashimi cannot be presented in its true form, one say. It has be be torched or seared (cant be too sure) slightly and rested on potato salad. Now, it can be presented and swallowed down in a frenzy.

By labelling it a fusion restaurant, you have no boundaries. So stuff some cheese into some bacon and serve, to be compared with the boring stinky asparagus with bacon (which by no means was bad at all).

A series of maki are served. You have salmon served with soft shell crab, unagi cheese and ebi roe and avocado with crab meat (i think). By now, i get the feeling that fusion japanese involves using alot of japanese items and when possible, use liberal amounts of mayo and cheese.

Did i just say over use of mayo? Tori Teriyaki. It is oh so yum though.

The Mayo is never ending, served with what looks like a fusion kakiage. With some random vegetables, we could find unagi, prawns and even fish!

The bacon fried rice, by this time was like a red traffic light. To "stop" for all those on the low carb diet. Well i had a few bites and oh so yum once again, although i can't see myself ordering fried rice in a restaurant.

We end with some japanese mushrooms stir fried with some butter which tasted so creamy that i suspected cream was used (oh i can so imagine the amount of butter used) topped with some bonito flakes.

Oh what a wonderful meal at Daikanyama (minus the mayo and cheese).

Ala-carte prices are not known but come in a crowd of lets say 20, it works around to be RM50 per pax to have a taste of everything. Sake starts from RM190 per big bottle (1.5 litre or 2 litre size).

Address and contact details:

42, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2141 0323

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Minus the overused items like cheese and mayo (choose from the menu carefully) and this would be a 4 star restaurant. Cosy in the midst of KL city, take a quick bite or have a round of sake in one of the hip sake bars in town.


thule a.k.a leo said...

Sigh.. missed out on this event tim... too bad that I live outstation

thenomadGourmand said...

Oh my! Your pics turned out well!
Can i use it for my post?

Wit hyour watermark intact of course!

UnkaLeong said...

glorious event with even better entertainment! Here's to many more partays!

Penang Tua Pui said...

those sushi look delicious.... nice shot....

love it.... yum yum

qwazymonkey said...

Bravo bravo...all the gaony of photographing in that place paid off! Looks fab

taufulou said...

gosh~ no matter good or bad but jap food always one of the best`

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

taufulou: u r obviously a jap cuisine fan hor.

qwazymonkey: whats england no good..but yes, fighting for the sushi/sashimi paid off..

tua pui: thanks!

unkaleong: raise the sake, or the beer glass, or watever!

tng: copywrite compensation ar? hehe

leo: yeah n too bad i couldnt make it for ur patin in kuala lipis!

J said...

Ah, the power of a DSLR.
*looks at Joe's photos wistfully and then blushes when she looks at her own*

(Fun night! What's life without a little carbs & mayo? Haha...)

~Christine~Leng said...

happy birthday of fbb! nice shots of the jap food! i wanna check this place out!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

christine: do check it out!

j: ah, no la, where got powderful.

Precious Pea said...

Hey, just saw the comment you left at my blog. U and Jun (as in U-Jun?) coming over to Melb?? When when???

喵喵家族 said...

Look delicious but why almost everything with japanese mayo?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: haha yeah, its in the works for next year, but im visiting in february! =)

miaomiao: i ask the same question too..

qwazymonkey said...

oooops sorry, Agony i meant.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

qwazymonkey: ohhhz, all is clear!

J2Kfm said...

stinky asparagus?! how could you ...... *_*

mimid3vils said...

mayo will make undelicious food become delicious?

eiling lim said...

the food looks good and good photography!

CUMI & CIKI said...

wei, your shots r AMAZING. no wonder u were so damn happy. but erm.. dont take so long ar next time ..we were all hypoglycemic after waiting 4u .. chis :P haha

foodbin said...

all my fave are here.

Wallis Mcfadden said...

Indulge Cafe = Give a try for this new opening cafe at Kuchai Lama KL with top selling MILLE CREPE. They sincerly serving delicious food

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Precious Pea said...

Aiyah...February i will be in KL la! I will only fly back to Melbourne in March! How long you will be in Melb?

Nic (KHKL) said...

what's fbb tickling ar? hehe.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Ah, my favourite bar in Changkat! :-D Everything there goes well with sake. *grin*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ll: haha i think everything goes well with sake.

nic: his goatee..hehe

pp: im suppose to settle my sister down..u back in kl? oh dear me.

wallis: thanks

foodbin: wat u waiting for?

c&c: 10 second per dish, ok d lor hehe

eiling: thanks for the compliment!

mimi: maybe maybe

j2kfm: did i just offended ur fav veg?

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