Sunday, June 08, 2008

Hokano Japanese Restaurant, Damansara Utama

It was a long, long day as I was out the whole day.
We finally decided to eat at Hokano, SL ate there before and was happy with the food. We ordered and had to wait for about 30 minutes for our food. When you're hungry, every minute counts..
After stretching my neck as long as a girafe, looking at every table being served......
We got ours...finally...
Chicken Katsu Don (RM11.95)
I think we were freaking hungry as we find this bowl of rice delectable. The rice was warm and inviting, drenched with sauce, loads of sweet sliced onions, mushrooms, a huge slab of fried chicken and topped with egg (the yolk was still runny)..
The Hokano Roll was humongous.. The roll had unagi, prawn tempura, avocado, crab sticks, cucumber all rolled tightly together...topped with shrimp roe and a sprinkling of sesame. I love the explosion of texture and temperatures..warm, cool, crunchy, soft, creamy..all at once. Think this was absolutely satisfying.
We were actually very stuffed, but there was still one more dish to come..
The Eel Cucumber roll (RM6)Simple looking roll, this was packed with (as the name of the dish), unagi, cucumber and seaweed. The unagi was very fatty, the fat almost melting, works beautifully with the warm rice and refreshing cucumber slices.
Though the wait was rather long, I'd say I had a pretty good meal at a reasonable price..Will definitely come back again.
Oh, do note that Hokano is a tiny, half shop lot restaurant that sits only about 40 customers. A cosy eatery, with simple menu, dont expect fantastic ambience. Hokano Japanese Restaurant is located at 74, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-77295325.

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Anonymous Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners said...

Well, I won't expect fantastic ambiance, but after your post, I'd expect them fatty unagi! Yums!

09 June, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: yes, those fatty goodness...oooohhh..hahaa

09 June, 2008  
Blogger wmw said...

I have wondered about this little place all this more, I'll step in for a bite next time :o)

09 June, 2008  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

the rolls look good. and when it comes to japanese food, the cosy ones are a plus. just like how they do it in japan. nice!

10 June, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

reminds me of a shop in Ipoh Parade top floor, serving lots of donburi, since I was in secondary school. cheap, cozy setting.

10 June, 2008  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

Food looks good and pretty reasonably priced too. Must try out this gem soon!

10 June, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

wmw: no more wondering, now you know :)

nic: yeah, yummy rolls. the place was small, but crowded. good mix of japs, locals and ang moh when i was there...hehe

j2kfm: this is small la, but how cozy, erm, but it's based on personal definition, no? :p

pea: menu's not extensive, but good enuff for me to revisit :)

10 June, 2008  
Blogger boo_licious said...

ooooh, sounds good. Thxs for the tip, will visit soon but armed with loads of patience!

11 June, 2008  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Why all good Japs food are over there? Why none over here - Wangsa Maju/Ampang area??? *boo-hoo-hoo*

11 June, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

boo: yeah loads of patience required! small range of food to choose from though, if you're ok with that.

tummythoz: am sure there are some good ones for it.. or any recommendations from readers?

11 June, 2008  
Anonymous jason said...

Reasonable price tags! Why none over here too - Cheras area!?

11 June, 2008  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

melt in your mouth unagi ar?? ohh lala..

jason: nearest 1 would be nearer to mid valley la haha..

11 June, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jason: surely got la..searched in nooks and corners yet? :p

joe: fatty unagi+warm rice= melt in mouth..wakakaka

11 June, 2008  
Anonymous kampungboycitygal said...

first place that comes to my mind whenever i want some cheap jap fix

12 June, 2008  
Anonymous mama bok said...

Cheap..! cheap..!! the food i get here is so ex.. and yet.. dry out..!! suxs big time..!!

17 June, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

kampungboycitygal: i find it very reasonably priced too!

mamabok: maybe if you DIY some basic jap rolls it's be nicer? ;p

18 June, 2008  

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