When it comes to grill meat, beef is the superior pick if you ask me, and among the different choices of beef, Japanese Wagyu beef undoubtedly ranked at the top of the list. Drilling down further, there are several “brand” of Japanese Wagyu available, with Miyazaki Wagyu ranked among the bests in it’s quality and consistency in it’s marbling, taste, and texture.

This is the type of Wagyu beef Gyuden Yakiniku serves.

Gyuden Yakiniku @ The HUB SS2
Gyuden Yakiniku @ The HUB SS2

Located at The HUB SS2, Gyuden Yakiniku is a premium Japanese Wagyu restaurant offering some of the best grilled meat you can find.

The set up is elegantly simple, with a row of fixed tables suitable for 2 or 4 pax, each equipped with built in grills that has an advanced air cleaner system which traps all smokes resulting from the cooking action, ensuring your cloths leaving with the exact same smell you came in with and not like you’ve been fire fighting for the past hour.

As expected, the menu consists of mainly Mizayaki beef for your grilling pleasure. For the experienced yakiniku experts, different cuts can be chosen at will (per 100g +-), and for those amateurs like me, there’s Shiro course (280/pax) that comes with appetizers, several types of beef cuts, sushi rice, and even dessert. You can also add on other items such as the Ugly Mooger (their Wagyu burger) for lower than listed menu price too.

cold spinach with goma wasabi, fried lotus & sweet potato
cold spinach with goma wasabi, fried lotus & sweet potato

The appetizer we had were Cold Spinach with Goma Wasabi Sesame Dressing which I thought was very rich yet refreshing in taste, while the Fried Lotus & Sweet Potato w Furikake made for very good pre-meal snacks while waiting for the meat to arrive.

There’s also kimchi served as a side dish as well, as yakiniku is actually inspired by Korean BBQ, introduced in the 1920s by Korean immigrants to Japan.

shin shin, served with raw egg
shin shin, served with raw egg

We started our beef journey with Shin Shin yakisuki, a marriage between yakiniku and sukiyaki where by you dip the grilled meat in raw egg just like you would with sukiyaki.

The Shinshin cut is the inner part of the thigh above the knee, with smooth texture, soft and juicy while not having very high content of fat. The raw egg certainly adds to the smoothness.

Shiro course, 5 different cuts of wagyu & soup too
Shiro course, 5 different cuts of wagyu & soup too

The other four different cuts we had were the following:

  • Shintama – knuckle is cut from the heart of lean meat, from the front side of the hind leg from hip to knee
  • Kata Rosu – chuck loin
  • Zabuton – translates to “little pillow” in Japanese and comes from the chuck area
  • Sankaku Bara – chuck short rib

ever had wagyu yakiniku sushi?
ever had wagyu yakiniku sushi?

Each had superb marbling, were tender, smooth, and offers a rich flavor while being just ever so slightly different from each other. We also had the Wagyu wrapped around sushi rice and seaweed, giving it a pretty unique combination of a Wagyu sushi experience.

One thing to note, these beef usually takes only seconds to cook, but if you’re not familiar, the server is more than willing to assist.

grilled vege for vitamins & fiber..
grilled vege for vitamins & fiber

Of course, fiber is essential with any meal, hence the set did come with some vege for your grilling pleasure. There’s sweet potato, mushroom, capsicum, pumpkin, and our favorites – those white sweet corn.

wagyu soup, wagyu carpaccio, wagyu potato korokke, wagyu burger
Wagyu soup, Wagyu carpaccio, Wagyu potato korokke, Wagyu burger, ice cream

We also tried quite a selection of their other non-grilled items – the Gyuden Wagyu Shiro (Wagyu soup) was hearty and delightful; Wagyu Carpaccio provided a way to have it almost raw while being cooked mainly just by acid (eat this fast to enjoy the original taste of Wagyu); Wagyu Potato Korokke had the beef wrapped in pastry with introduction of potato, a welcoming snack; and our favorite – the Ugly Mooger, super juicy Wagyu burger that actually melts in your mouth with super rich and intense flavor, perhaps the best burger I’ve ever had!

There’s some choices of seafood for those who doesn’t eat beef, but I think if you find yourself at Gyuden, you owe it to yourself to at least give these lovely Miyazaki Wagyu beef a try.

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map to The Hub ss2

Gyuden Yakiniku
A-G-01, The Hub SS2,
Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19,
46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.12407, 101.62898
Tel: 012-404 6966

KY eats – Miyazaki Wagyu at Gyuden Yakiniku, The Hub SS2
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5 thoughts on “KY eats – Miyazaki Wagyu at Gyuden Yakiniku, The Hub SS2

  • September 19, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Love those marbling on the beef, i can imagine that melt-in-you-mouth texture of it after being grilled!
    Little foodie in training, surrounded by good food since baby, good on you baby Casey!

    • September 19, 2023 at 5:00 pm

      Choi Yen: haha little baby will take a while before he can eat with us! 😀

  • September 21, 2023 at 11:50 am

    I’ve been advised by my doctor to stay off red meat but no love lost! I prefer lamb.

    • September 23, 2023 at 10:33 am

      suituapui: lamb is nice but really good beef beats it for me 😀

  • September 23, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    I had a little chuckle when you mentioned the set up…tables that sit 2-4. Well, at such prices, memang diners will be usually 2-4 coz we can’t be expected to host 10 people (nani bankrupt)….lol! 😀 Agree with you totally, when it comes to grilled meat, beef is memang the best…and what’s more when it’s wagyu…sedap! 😉


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