A couple weeks ago we were invited to a special Japanese food event held at Yakitori Fukuda Dining at Evolve Mall, and since I had very good impression with their ten don (deep fried seafood with rice) dishes at Shitamichi Tendon Akitmitsu, it was a no brainer to participate. After all, these two restaurants share the same kitchen that is smacked right in between them.

Yakitori Dining Fukuda at Evolve Concept Mall, Ara Damansara
Yakitori Dining Fukuda at Evolve Concept Mall, Ara Damansara

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Evolved Concept Mall, it is one of the newest malls in town and located right next to the Ara Damansara LRT station. You can walk to the mall from the station in 5 minutes. Occupancy at the new mall isn’t quite close to full yet but there’s Jaya Grocer as the anchor tenant, so I assume it’ll do fine.

somen with chicken, eel, shrimp & vege, somen with chicken and lime
somen with chicken, eel, shrimp & vege, somen with chicken and lime

We started the day with a demonstration of somen, these are wheat flour noodle that’s pretty fine, almost “mee suah” fine and usually served cold. That proved to be very appropriate on a hot day. It was a good blend of savoury taste with sourish freshness especially for the version with lime. I think I may actually like this more than cha soba, and I do like cha soba on a hot afternoon.

You can also buy these pre-packaged somen and the associated sauce to be cooked at home.

pressed sushi with grilled conger eel
pressed sushi with grilled conger eel

Then there’s pressed sushi with grilled conger eel. Conger eel a different marine species of eel. The texture is a little more firm from unagi, though taste wise they do not differ very far. To be honest, I do like unagi just a little bit more, but anything with a dash of ikura never disappoint, as in this case.

deep fried Japanese yam with seaweed, chicken meatball with grated yam
deep fried Japanese yam with seaweed, chicken meatball with grated yam

Finally, we also sampled some of the dishes prepared using the imported Japanese yam. The deep fried Japanese yam with seaweed was my favorite, it was very light and packs a punch in flavors, which I suspect contributed by the seaweed. The deep fried yam in strips was much more muted in comparison.

The other yam related dish we tried was the bowl of rice topped with homemade chicken meatball and grated Japanese yam, which is served with a raw quail’s egg yolk, super creamy and perhaps a bit gooey if you’re not used to those type of taste.

and there's me with cheesiepetite!
and there’s me with cheesiepetite!

The food at this event was pretty decent, but I would certainly suggest that you try their ten dons first, especially if you’re those in favor for stronger taste. I’d want to go back to Fukuda to try their yakitori.

Evolve Concept Mall map

Address:
Yakitori Fukuda Dining

EV-G-09, Ground floor
Evolve Concept Mall
Pacific Place @ Ara Damansara
Petaling Jaya Selangor
GPS: 3.110532, 101.586864
Tel: 03-7831 9929
Hours: Monday to Friday, 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm; Weekends and public holiday, 11am-9pm

KY eats – Taste of Authentic Japan at Yakitori Fukuda Dining, Evolve Mall
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29 thoughts on “KY eats – Taste of Authentic Japan at Yakitori Fukuda Dining, Evolve Mall

  • September 24, 2016 at 11:28 pm
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    KY, who that cutiepie with you? You make a wonderful father one day. But right now enjoyed life with Haze for children there it for life . I enjoying my life with my guy and pets at home and clinic.

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    • September 25, 2016 at 11:11 am
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      Vickie: haha that’s my friend Cheeserland’s daugther

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  • September 25, 2016 at 10:12 am
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    I was about to comment on the food and then I saw the little cutie you’re holding. Adorable. 🙂

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  • September 25, 2016 at 6:25 pm
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    I’m not sure if I ever had conger eel but I think I’d like unagi more too. Your friend’s cutie is doing food review at a very tender age…hehe! 😀

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    • September 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm
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      eatwhateatwhere: gotta start them young!

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  • September 26, 2016 at 1:22 am
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    What is the price for the unagi? Reasonably priced?

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    • September 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm
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      Boon: ah unfortunately I didn’t check the price.

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  • September 26, 2016 at 5:50 am
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    Whenever there is Japanese invite, uncle KY’s eyes light up and the whole country will experience a short slow mo

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    • September 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm
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      immature: you’re not wrong.

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  • September 26, 2016 at 6:32 am
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    ah Uncle, I did not know Japanese like to eat deep fried baseball bat. But then again, them Japanese sure like them Americaland baseball sport…… yaa…

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    • September 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm
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      immature: deep fried baseball bat is the best bat!

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  • September 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm
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    it’s been ages since I’ve had good Japanese Somen! Must check out this place yo 😛

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    • September 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm
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      ccfoodtravel: won’t be a bad idea!

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      • September 29, 2016 at 5:02 am
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        “Ya i wud like some somen with my chicken please”
        “You want WHAT with your chicken????!!!!!!!!!!”

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      • September 29, 2016 at 5:08 am
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        sour or not?

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        • September 29, 2016 at 9:16 am
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          immature: just ever slightly, refreshing.

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  • September 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm
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    The baby definitely steal the limelight here, everybody is commenting about her and forgot your food, LOL

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    • September 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm
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      Choi Yen: baby always win!

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  • September 30, 2016 at 2:10 am
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    Lovely photo of yourself and Cheesiepetite! Cheesiepetite is adorable! 🙂 You both look great. Lots of dishes that I am unfamiliar with here, great post. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. 🙂

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    • October 3, 2016 at 11:00 am
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      Linda: hello from Malaysia!

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