G.002, The Square, Jaya One
72A, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 603-7453 8988
FB : Momochan
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. ; 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Momochan, a pork free Japanese Restaurant at The Square, Jaya One to sample their festive offerings.
Serving Japanese Donburi, Teishoku, Japanese Karaage and Japanese Desserts, Momochan focuses on giving customers a good and as authentic as possible Japanese food experience. The restaurant also offers a pet-friendly section for patrons to dine and chill with their furkids.
Perfect as starter especially during your festive holiday gathering, these Japanese Karaage Winglets (RM12.90) that marinated with soy sauce, sake and ginger before deep fried to golden brown perfection go very well with a glass of chilled beer.
My first time eating fried Shitake mushroom with sweet sourish Nanban sauce and I enjoyed the experience. Chef also stuffed chicken breast meat with the Shitake Nanban (RM12.90) to create some flavourful textures.
This Plain Chawanmushi (RM5.90) really surprised me with a hint of extra kick from the wasabi and yuzu chili. Topped with a layer of dashi stock to give the chawanmushi an overall nice savoury flavour, I recommend those who like smooth steamed Japanese egg dish to try this out for different tasting experience from your usual one.
For the red meat lovers, you can try Momochan’s Christmas Beef Special (RM31.90) featuring 150g Australian Tenderloin. Chef pan seared the beef first, sous vide it then char grilled till nicely done. Japanese ponzu and grated radish sauce was served together to add little sourish taste to your festive meat dish.
Do you know that KFC has managed to make fried chicken synonymous with Christmas in Japan over the last four decades? Eating fried chicken as Christmas meal has become a widely practised custom in Japan.
Momochan also follows the tradition and offering their Japanese Southern Fried Chicken (RM20.90), which consists of quarter chicken marinated in buttermilk, battered and fried till golden brown perfection. It is served together with wasabi coleslaw and their homemade mashed potato with chicken gravy.
There is also an option for the vegetarians, Momochan Loves Vegetables (RM18.90). It is a Japanese noodle pasta dish with tomato sauce and creamy pumpkin puree. Chef paired it with tempura enoki mushroom to give some crunchy texture that I enjoyed it.
Homemade with premium ingredients, Momochan’s Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream (RM11.90) is a must try dessert especially if you are a chocolate lover. I like its creaminess and the rich chocolaty taste that keep you wanting for more!!
If you are around the area of Petaling Jaya and would like to look for a warm and comfortable restaurant to celebrate this festive season with family or friends, do check out this Momochan at The Square Jaya One.
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