Hakurin @ TTDI, KL
Hidden at a quieter corner end in Taman Tun’s neighbourhood, Hakurin offers a casual contemporary dining experience, serving modern Japanese dishes as well as yakitori. Their grilled dishes are grilled using bichotan charcoal, to give an aromatic smokiness to the dish.
We were actually here for their happy hour, thanks to kampungboycitygal for the information! From 4pm to 7pm, they offer selected drinks at only Rm 12! Red wine, white wine, gin, beer, sake, vodka… at Rm 12!!! And we had a few glasses of red and white wine. Wanna order sake but… it is out of stock! How can a Japanese dining place sold out sake?! That’s a little sad.
But then, good food saved our hearts. All the dishes we ordered that night were really really good. No flaws. Their maki-s are very innovative and interesting, some are fused with local’s spicy heat. Fried rice was very aromatic too.
I must highlight their yakitori. They were very well seasoned and grilled to its perfection. The wings were delicious, crispy outer skin with juice tender wing’s meat. That’s so fingers licking good. The chicken skins were made to its crispiness, that’s the texture I love for chicken skin skewer. We had extra orders for this! Not to mention the bonjiri too, addictively made, salty, fatty, crispy but not greasy. Don’t remind yourself about the cholesterol level during this meal, order and eat as you can.
Ehire – stingray fin (Rm 20)
Served with Kaffir lime mayo, always the best drink’s snack.
Tebasaki – wings (Rm 10 per stick), sea salt
Kawa – skin (Rm 8), sea salt
Bonjiri – back end or butt (Rm 8), sea salt and pepper
Negima – skinless thigh and leek (Rm 10), made teriyaki
Shishito – green pepper (Rm 10), sea salt
Nasu – eggplant (Rm 10)
Served with radish and ginger; it is touched with special hint of smokiness from the binchotan charcoal.
Stone-grilled beef (Rm 58)
Sirloin steak grilled on hot stone with sautéed potato and chef special sauce
The beef was super good! A slice of juicy meat, paired with a small bit of fried garlic. It explosively wowed us! Tender, juicy, garlicky. Wow, Hakurin made it right.
Cheesy Ebi Tempura Maki (Rm 28)
tempura prawn, kyuri, tobiko with cheese
Spicy Lover Maki (Rm 24)
Tempura prawn and avocado with spicy sambal
Hakurin Chahan (Rm 20)
Remember to order this in Hakurin! The Japanese style fried rice with crispy wagyu lard, crunchy fried ikan bilis and scallion, very aromatic and addictive, filled with wok hei too! Must order ya!
67, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 4pm to 11pm