It started raining at 5pm, and I thought "shucks, we won't be able to go for Japanese BBQ tonight". Luckily for us, it stopped raining just before we were due to meet our friends CK, Kenny and Veron for a great evening of food and fun.
We made our way to Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ, located in a back alley at Plaza Faber in Taman Desa by some shophouses and flats. This makeshift restaurant is owned by the same people from Sanuki Udon. Nice cool evening breeze and big appetites in hand, we're ready to rock and roll, or rather grill and eat!
Simple basic setup
Our grill master for the evening, CK did a great job in cooking all the meats to perfection. We started off with the Genghis Khan (RM20), a Mongolian lamb stew which was flavorful and tender. It is recommended to start with this, since the meat has been partially cooked so you can fill your stomach first before you embark on your grilling session.
Unlike Sanuki Udon which is pork-free, this BBQ place serves pork, beef and lamb. There is a long list of pork parts that you can choose from. We tried the pork belly (RM10), liver (RM5) and baby intestine (RM10). Our favorite is definitely the pork belly, we must have had at least 6 plates between us that evening. And for the BBQ, the fatter it is, the better! The grilled layers of pork melt in the mouth. I was also very fond of the baby intestine, which was already boiled and marinated in a tangy-spicy sauce - I particularly liked its crunchy texture.
For beef, we tried the rib eye (RM10), tongue (RM10) and steak (RM25). Between the steak and rib eye, the former was nicer though it does come with a higher price tag.
To meet our vegetable quota - edamame (RM3)
Japanese risotto (RM6) - stewed rice with egg - love the addition of the egg that makes this creamy
Baby intestine - crunch crunch
The ramen here is ok and it does the job of filling our stomachs. The broth is slightly peppery, which is quite comforting on a cool evening. For RM10, I felt the cha siu was pretty decent but noodles were more like pan mee-type noodles.
This was definitely a fun experience for me. Thanks to CK and Kenny for the treat.
Full menu will be shared on my Facebook page shortly.
Opening times: 6pm til late. Close on Mondays.
Location: Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ, Center Court, Plaza Faber, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: 3.102233, 101.684533
*All photos taken with iPhone4S.