Thursday, August 07, 2008

Izakaya Tamako, Sri Hartamas

We bought Elaine's birthday dinner at Izakaya Tamako last month. Even the very busy and important Jungle Jerry managed to join us for this meal, so this was also a mini gathering for us uni mates :)
Izakaya Tamako is a fuss free, home style japanese restaurant; if you're looking for ambience, then this place is not for you.
Well, that was Andrew's reaction. He saw Izakaya Ichiban opposite and he wanted to go there...It looks much better than Tamako..Oh well, another time then Andrew :p

The agedashi tofu was extremely tasty...The sauce and the seaweed that they used tasted fantastic with the tofu. Wonder what brand they used..hehe
Moriawase Sashimi was next..
Thick, fresh slices of raw fish. Love it.

Grilled pork (buta bara) was a hit among us...The meat has some fatty parts which was grilled to perfection. Lightly salted, the grilled pork was juicy and the sweet onions enhances the over flavours. Delicious.

Oyakodon looks inviting..
It had double egg yolks in it...still runny and golden yellow in colour. The chicken was tender and the rice, completely soaked in the sauce, tasted good when it's all mixed together. Some of them find it rather wet, but I liked it soaked. hehe
The bacon wrapped tomato grill was another hit (of course the grilled pork was still tops for us)
The bacon was grilled until it's slightly crisp and the cherry tomatoes..gosh, the heat from the grill must have cooked the inside though the exterior looks raw..when we bit into it, it just popped and the sweet sourish tomato juice filled our mouth. Delightful combo.
Izakaya Tamako had some weaker areas though...
Which came in the form of unagi roll..
Rice was thick, seaweed too soggy and unagi, too lean..
The soft shell crab roll fared better... The soft shell crab was quite huge, quite a lot of ingredients. But the rice and seaweed was again too soggy for my liking.
Andrew wanted Ramen, which they don't serve for dinners. So he ordered udon with tempura..
Somehow, they served him plain udon.. Before we realised it was tempura-less, half the bowl of noodles was gone, so we didn't ask for a change. It was ok, albeit a tad boring though.
Katsudon was purportedly a crowd favourite.. Looks pretty good and was quite tasty. But nothing to rave about. I prefer the chicken version actually.
2 more skewers of grilled bacon wrap with asparagus and also with enoki mushroom. Both are quite tasty, though I still prefer the grilled pork slices and bacon wrapped tomatoes..
Total bill was RM177.
Overall, a satisfying meal for all of us, and a happy BD girl thanking us for it. We left the restaurant stuffed, but we managed round 2 of something else...which i wont blog about..hehehe..ssshhhh
Izakaya Tamako is located at E-0-10/E-1-10 Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been meaning to go here so often, but have never found a convenient time. Will definitely take your recommendation! Best part is all that pork that they have. Can't go wrong with bacon either.

08 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

lyrical lemongrass: wow my dear, you are fast! I just posted a minute ago and you've commented ;). yes, lotsa pork there. menu's not extensive and they dont serve fancy stuff though. heard their ramen and shishamo's good too.

08 August, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

the grilled pork and bacon with tomatoes do sound and visually delicious. sri hartamas has quite a number of good restaurants huh?

08 August, 2008  
Blogger irenekay said...

non halal jap restaurant????


08 August, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best agedashi tofu I've had thus far is at Nippon Tei, better than even the fancier restaurants. Must now try this and compare. :D

09 August, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Highly recommended for a simple yet tasty Japanese meal. Will try with the Japanese rice wine the next time. The Pork and Chicken Katsu Don are essential must-try.

10 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: yes, quite a number of restaurants at sri hartamas..this is slightly away from the hartamas shops area though..

irenekay: yes, non halal :)

kenny: oh, nippon tei has yummy agedashi tofu? ok, shall try that the next time i'm there..

junglejerry: yes, i see you liked the food there eh? ;p. oh, you should have ordered some sake that day, why didnt u ler..

10 August, 2008  
Blogger wmw said...

I have only been going to Ichiban since intro by Precious P and Boo (and yet to blog about it!).

11 August, 2008  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

Been eyeing this place for quite some time too cos it's non halal! Must ajak my sistas to go soon.

11 August, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The udon is really.. plain :p

12 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

wmw: wah, supporter of ichiban i see..

pea: oh, when are u ladies going? can i be the party crasher? hehe

jason: darn rite about that! very sien looking...

13 August, 2008  

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