When it comes to eating at the malls, despite the abundance of choices, I'm often lost on what to eat. We discovered this tiny place at the quieter side of the old wing of 1 Utama after reading about it on You Get What You Give Sometimes. Right next to Sushi King (no relation to them), I remember this was the place which used to sell ramen long ago. Although they mainly serve tempura, they also have udon, rice dishes and side dishes like agedashi tofu on their menu. We tried their set meals which are priced reasonably below RM10. We chose the Ebi Tendon - mixed tempura with prawns and vegetables. The tempura here is fried with carotino oil for a healthier alternative. Tastewise it's pretty good as the batter is crispy and light. My only slight complaint is it's slightly darker compared to the pale yellow crispy batter you usually get in Japanese restaurants. Not too sure if this means they reuse the oil more compared to the restaurants or is it due to their tempura flour mix.
We also tried the Tori Kara-age Don - chicken coated in a crispy batter on top of rice. Not too bad also and a steal for less than RM10. Both the set meals come with a choice of soft drink or green tea and a scoop of King's ice-cream for dessert. Depending on the promotions they have you can also order the side dishes like agedashi tofu.
Aside from this outlet, they just recently opened an outlet at Hartamas Shopping Centre where the old Only Mee outlet used to be. It's right opposite Wok Hei, Ah Yip Herbal Soup and behind Kim Gary.
1 Utama Shopping Centre (Old Wing)
(Halal. This outlet is at the old wing and right at the end where the Home Centre, Times Bookshop, Selangor Pewter and the taxi stand is located. It's at the corner and next to Sushi King. For details of the locations with maps and also the menu, click on the Tempura King link to their website.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Japanese Food + Tempura + 1 Utama Shopping Centre