Yamamomo Japanese Restaurant @ Centrepoint Bandar Utama [CLOSED]

Yamamomo Japanese Restaurant is now rebranded as Kajang Hot Pepper Soup Restaurant, serving Chinese Cuisine Marmite Chicken, Steamed Fish, Butter Curry Chicken, Crispy Pork Belly, Nam Yu Pork Ribs, Fried Prawns with Salted Egg and more.

It is glad that we discover Yamamomo Japanese Restaurant. Located in Centrepoint Bandar Utama, Yamamomo is less than one year old and still in the process of gaining fame, but with the quality of food served, we believe that this little star will shine brightly very soon.

The entire restaurant isn’t huge, but cozy and comfortable with wooden elements and bright red colour furnitures to portray a contrast to the calm atmosphere. Staffs are polite, and the kitchen is housed with a team of experienced chefs and an executive chef who has more than 20 years of experience in Japanese culinary. We went through a pleasant dinner here, and highly recommended almost everything we had tried, especially the Chawanmushi.

Salmon salad (RM24.00)
We started off with Salmon salad, A bowl of texture and flavours loaded salad- crunchiness from shredded cucumber, popping fun from fish roe, creaminess from raw salmon; all gather in a toss of dressing consists of spring onion, sesame seed, squeeze of lemon juice, special chilli sauce from California. You can hardly resist the playful yet appetizing sensation.

Sashimi (Seasonal price)
Yamamomo serves different types of sashimi depends on availability, all freshly air flown from overseas every Tuesday and Friday. You will never know what special sashimi will be offered, some maybe off the menu. So,sashimi lover, do ask the staff during your visit to get a taste of the freshest sashimi.

For us, we had Tobiuo and Kinki, beautifully presented as Flying Fish on a bed of ice. Kinki showcases a creamier, chewier texture while Tobiuo on the contrary, is on softer side. Fresh no doubt.

Kani Chawanmushi (RM20.00)
A good bowl of Chawanmushi is all about the good control of timing and heat to result in a smooth, fine steamed egg. Many times, we get disappointed with the over-steamed Chawanmushi, but Yamamomo surprises us with extra good Chawanmushi with crabmeat. We get hooked at the very first spoonful, so soft and instantly melt in mouth. Definitely A must try in Yamamomo, and thanks to persistence of the restaurant to have individual steam equipment to prepare consistently high quality Chawanmushi.

BBQ King Pork Ribs(RM48.00)
Easily fall off the bone, the pork ribs are so tenderly soft, deeply infused with special plum sauce brushed over the ribs while grilling hence renders a smoky, tangy and sweet flavours. We like to have it original, but the restaurant suggest us to make a dip to the apple sauce that boasts up the overall flavours, adding a spicy kick and fruity sweetness.

Shiro Maguro Mantai (RM36.00)
The girl’s favourite. Maguro /white tuna lightly pan seared to half done, juiciness locked inside. Like the bounciness within the buttery soft texture, with creaminess added from the torched mentaiyaki sauce. One piece is never enough.

Tsuromura Saki
Undeniably the lightest dish that night but still able to shine its way through all other creative dishes. Usually served during Omakase, this soup is very light, but gathers all the pure sweetness and essence of Malabar spinach, spring onions and mushroom. Healthy, subtle and very clean flavours.

Smoked Duck Breast with Foie Gras Moose (RM52.00)
Hearty portion of smoked duck breast layered with strawberry, mushroom, capsicum, kiwi, served with Foie Gras Moose. Juicy, smoky and tender, the smoked duck is so flavorful, pairs well with the bold flavours and aroma of sauce which is a creative combination of vinegar, mojito flakes, Japanese sugar, and seasalt. A bite into the strawberry brings a burst of juiciness and a touch of alcohol taste, only to know later from the owner that it is marinated with sake. Lovely combination.

Pattaya-ya Maki (RM30.00)
Pattaya-maki, special within the usual. The usual-deep fried soft shell crab roll within chewy soft sushi rice, topped over with avocado. The special-sushi is garnished with fried beet root, crushed cashew nuts and pattaya Thai sauce, adding a zesty taste of Thai. Mini crabs sitting atop further elaborate the special element of this sushi. Fresh and crispy, and we actually didn’t want to know that it is still alive before served.

Wasabi Ice Cream (RM7.00/scoop)
The meal ended with Wasabi Ice cream, a dessert that is worth trying out in Yamamomo. Handmade using fresh wasabi, the ice cream promotes a faint hint of wasabi in the beginning, but gradually brings in distinctive slow-rising heat to the throat as you tuck in more. Additional spicy kicks come in as we bite into fresh wasabi bits within the ice cream occasionally. If you find the ice cream too spicy, tone it down by having it together with the beautifully crafted sugary sweet sugar net.

Photographer: Summer
Writer: YLing

Yamamomo Japanese Restaurant
No. F113, First Floor,
Centerpoint Bandar Utama,
Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Business hours: 11.30am- 3.00pm/ 6.00pm- 10.00pm (closed on Mondays)
Contact: 03 – 7733 1220
Email: yamammomo.bucenterpoint@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yamamomo-Japanese-Restaurant/225106554300128