Sometimes I wonder why in our hot weather here, we eat equally hot and heat inducing foods like steamboats and barbeques. Often, its a bunch of people sitting or standing around a hot soup pot, or around a grill, wiping away sweat and popping morsels of scalding hot food into our mouths. Yet we do, because its delicious and its fun.
Recently, I’d come across a little nondescript Japanese BBQ yakiniku stall in Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur. Its located in a little courtyard in an alleyway between some old shops and is very rustic. If you are the sort to prefer somewhere cool, clean and air-conditioned, this is not the place for you. Here, be prepared to sit in the open air or in what might be called a shack on rickety chairs around a flimsy table, let your hair down (or better yet, tie it up), relax, ignore the rather glum surroundings for a moment and grill your own food on the charcoal brazier located just a few feet from your face. Yes ladies, we get a lovely facial at the same time 😛
Whilst I personally find portions small and the whole experience can turn out rather pricey if you have a large appetite, its an interesting place, and concept simply because I haven’t come across another quite like it in KL!