Monday, February 6, 2012

Japanese Food @ Daimon Yokocho, Alam Damai, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

We actually ate here a few months ago, but the photos sort of got lost in my pile of backlog. Daimon Yokocho serves Japanese food such as noodles, rice and gyoza, and you will not find things like sashimi here (though I think they sometimes serve this as a monthly promotion thing). Apparently it's a chain from HK, so on their walls you will see lots of photos of HK celebrities which have dined in their restaurant.

They serve both ramen and udon here, but the specialty is udon, which is handmade. All their ramen are above RM15 if I'm not mistaken, and if you choose the tonkotsu soup base, the price is on par/slightly more expensive than Gokuraku Ramen. Since we were here for lunch, we decided to order from their set lunch which is available from Mon-Fri (from 12pm-4pm) as it is better value for money. There are 9 choices, all served with green tea and flavoured egg. 

Green tea


The decor is pretty simple, lots of wood furniture and furnishing



The set lunch menu

We weren't expecting the flavoured egg as it wasn't stated as being part of the set lunch. I have to say, it was very yummy. Still runny egg yolk and slightly soft egg white.. :)

Hubby ordered the Hokkaido Gyoza Ramen (RM16.90). The ramen is served with a lot of sweetcorn (I didn't mind it but Hubby thought it was maybe too much), fish cake, sugar snap peas and leeks. The broth tasted a bit weird for us, we asked the waitress what it was made of and she said "butter". Hmmm.... other than the broth, the noodles texture was fine.


The best thing we ate here was possibly the gyoza. I think the style of preparation was similar to GokuRaku Ramen too, steamed on one side and grilled on another. The filling was very juicy.


Since the specialty here is udon, I decided to try tomato soup handmade udon with gyoza (RM19.90). This is one of their bestseller but the soup is too tangy for me. I think I prefer a clear soup with my udon or ramen. Maybe I'm not supposed to drink the soup and only eat the noodles ala Japanese style? Thankfully, I also got a serving of 4 gyozas with my noodles.


We were given red paper fish to write our wishes on, and then the waitress would hang it from the ceiling of the al fresco section of the restaurant (at the back). It's really cool.



More views in the restaurant


This is BIG SUMO


Map to the restaurant

Restaurant exterior

Verdict: While the noodles were good, the broth was not really to our liking. If we return, we would possibly try the tonkotsu broth which we're accustomed to. Btw, there is a sauce/broth called satay peanut sauce. Hmm wonder how that would taste with udon.

Non-halal.

Opening times: 12-5pm, 6pm-12am.

Location: Restoran Jepun Daimon Yokocho, 32A, Jalan Alam Damai 1, Damai 23, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-9105 5063.

GPS Coordinates: 3.071481, 101.742282

15 comments:

  1. i love corn but that seems kinda too much corn. reckon i will stick to the usual tonkatsu broth. butter sounds a bit too adventurous for me.

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    1. The ones we tried were some of their signature/bestsellers so thought we should give it a go. Next time I'll also stick to the safer choice too.

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  2. i want to give this place a shot. i can basically walk to this restaurant man.

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    1. Since yr mum said it's good, u shd try it right.

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  3. looks like a good reason to venture into cheras (though i hope they'll open another branch closer to the city someday!). the wishes-on-paper-fish thing seems like a unique touch too! if my wish comes true, i'd be sure to return and thank the restaurant owners! :D

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    1. Too many ramen places in KL edi, they might face tough competition.

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  4. cheras oh why cheras! hahaha its a place that i almost would not go to unless there is something going on there! but ive heard some pretty good food in that area!

    But what a great idea with the red paper wish!!

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    1. LOL Cheras isn't that bad.. only avoid traffic during peak hours (5-8pm). Btw it's only like 10 mins away from that Iwate Ramen place u went to. ;P

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  5. hmmm, satay peanut sauce sounds more taiwanese eh
    will give a try here. :D

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  6. Cheras... one of my least conquered places. But I would have love the tangy Tomato Udon!! Gotta try this place soon....

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  7. Hi! Thanks for the great information you have provided! You have touched on crucuial points! i bookmarked it and will be back to check some more later. Sapoten

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  8. Well, Buttercorn (Butter & Corn) based soup type is of Hokkaido Ramen signature. It's like our laksa, every states has it own taste. :)

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  10. Do anyone know about this shop is closed down or move to another location ?

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