Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ 大众烧肉 @ Taman Desa

Valentine’s Day dropped by early this year as we’ve decided to have it celebrated over the weekend ♥
Lavish classic Valentine dinner with candles and scented flowers decorated around…
Ballads of love songs that harmonizes as we cling our wines glasses to cheer…
Premium steak and warm consomme…

Nah. Not this year as we decided to go for something totally different!
Ever celebrated your Valentine at a run down back alley with no air-con & sweaty dinner?

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Well, it doesn’t matter where you eat. It’s the person you eat with that makes you happy 🙂

Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ 大众烧肉 was where we had our V-Day dinner. Tucked in an alley at Plaza Fader in Taman Desa, this petite Japanese food stall was actually manned by Mr. Seiji Fujimoto, the owner of Sanuki Udon (which is also located nearby). We were there after a heavy downpour and the weather was just right for a Yakiniku session.
Remember to be there early as the crowd would be coming in. They have limited seats indoor but it’s cooler to be seated outdoors though.

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Charcoal stove burning!

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Selections of alcohols (Sakae also available) ; best to go with Yakiniku / grilled meat!

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Genghis Khan – RM20
Our first dish with a mighty name and this was the only lamb dish available on the menu. Japanese grilled mutton slices on a skillet that was very flavoursome as they were very well marinated while retaining the juicy bits of the meat. Add in some onion to boil together for better taste and in return for some soft tasty onion too! The lamb’s gamey taste is not too strong and very acceptable too 🙂

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Pork Belly – RM10
Equal proportions of lean and fats to balance the texture

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Pork Tongue – RM6
Being skeptical towards ‘the tongue’, we felt disgusting at first but to our surprise, it was really chewy after barbecueing it and was actually good!

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Grillin’ on the stove!

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Mix Vegetables – RM5

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Japanese Risotto – RM6
Stewed rice with egg was tummy filling and best eaten together with the meaty portion

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Pork Ramen – RM10
New on their menu, their noodles were smooth and their CharSiu (Pork) was to die for. The fatty part would just literally melt in your mouth. Soup base wise was just alright.

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Sapporo Beer – RM13
Yakiniku’s best friend.
Cheers to all love birds! Perhaps a little date here on V-Day for supper?

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
幸せなバレンタインデー Yukai Barentaindee Dei!! (Japanese)

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Special thanks to AiWei for the V-Day cake she made us for dessert!

Gerai Makan Japanese BBQ
Center Court, Plaza FAber,
Jalan Desa Jaya,
Taman Desa off Jalan Klang Lama,
58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Business hours: opens daily from 6pm till midnight

NOTE: There are many other pork parts available as well as beef 🙂

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25 Comment

  1. ai wei says: Reply

    Told ya, the tongue is good!
    if it were not overdone, it will be crunchy 😛

    1. thanks for recommending dear!

  2. my fave must go monthly hangout! affordable and definitely good food with prompt service by the folks here. was so glad when they added the ramen into the menu:D

    1. yeah i saw ur post gal! ^^

  3. wah.. must pay visit soon…. thks for sharing!

    1. hope you’ll love this place too 🙂

  4. Two of u eat so much? O.O”

    1. portion not really that big except the lamb 🙂

  5. Ahh wanted to go for quite some time but always put off because of the smoky environment 😛 But it’s so near my place! I should go and try the tongue 🙂

    1. yeah the tongue was surprisingly good haha… so near u.. must try!

  6. nikel says: Reply

    wow.. very old time version BBQ! Must try..

    1. lamb is a must try and lemme know what you think about their other dishes when u visit yea.. cos we didn’t try many haha

  7. WHY I NEVER KNOW ABT THIS WHEN IM IN KL! TT
    gosh next time when i go kl i must remember to go here!

    1. yea henry! you should give this a try ^^

  8. Audrey says: Reply

    Thanks for sharing, would love to visit this place^.^!
    Happy Valentine’s Day;)

    when2meets2.blogspot.com

    1. hope you’ll find this place interesting as well. and Thanks!!

  9. Owh I love your second photo! =D

    1. thank you JunFook 🙂

  10. ahhh… wanted to go this place for long time d..been talking bout like 6 months already..

    hmm..should arrange to go liau . . niceee!

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  14. Jaywat says: Reply

    Dont come here when u r hungry, really bad and slow service (or no service, since u do the bbq urself) take 30 minute to take order and another 1 hr for the raw meat to be served then only u can start bbq

    1. business getting better and lack of staffs? Aiks

  15. Leong says: Reply

    Saw the last comment about the place so me and my gf went prepared. We waited around 45 mins, not really full house at that time also, a few uncleaned tables, and the staffs dashed around dont know busy for what. Then I waved to the japanese boss(look like japanese) who is standing there, trying to remind him of my order,but instead coming to serve us personally, he waved at one of the busy staff to attend to us. I mean, if the boss doesnt want to serve customer, how can he expected his staff to serve customer well ? Food wise i think ok only, it can be done at home, wait free.

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