Halal Izakaya In KL Kingu Kongu Serves Izakaya-Style Food
Credit: @suibianchi05 for InstagramThe stall was born out of the pandemic in June last year, and aims to serve izakaya-style dishes such as yakitori (meat skewers), other grilled meats and seafoods, sashimi, and other small portions of food. For the uninitiated, izakayas are a small Japanese drinking establishment with food served tapas-style. They are usually casual eateries with small wooden tables and chairs and a place where Japanese would hang out after work.
Credit: @kingukongu.my for InstagramHere in Kingu Kongu, no alcohol is served here and it is also Muslim-owned, so you can immerse yourself in the izakaya vibes with halal Japanese food! 🤩 The name ‘Kingu Kongu’ is Japanese for ‘King Kong’, and the design of this quaint, cosy stall replicates the true markings of an izakaya: contemporary Japanese designs and wooden furnishings, with a splash of colourful vintage Japanese pop culture posters. Okay, time to dig in! 😋While Kingu Kongu serves everything from BBQ skewers to makimono (sushi) to donburi (rice bowls), we picked some of the dishes that have been all the rage among die-hard Japanese food lovers! 😍
Credit: @whatameeraeats for InstagramFirst up, it's the the Beef Tataki. Beef tataki is made using the Japanese method of preparing fillet beef, where the meat is lightly seared, marinated, and sliced thinly. It’s laid nicely over a bed of cooked mushrooms and an assortment of vegetables. Pair it up with their homemade soy sauce, and a whole lot of flavours swirl around! This is the umami we all love! 😱
Credit: @kingukongu.my for InstagramSome of their dishes also have a sprinkle of Malaysian influences all over. One of which is the Salmon Sambal Petai Maki. The maki is topped with stink beans, salmon and their homemade sambal. It might sound a little bit confusing at first, but we promise the ingredients complement well with each other for a tasty sweet-savoury combination. 😋They definitely have more dishes you have to try, but we’re letting the pictures do the convincing 🤭:
Okra Bonito Yakitori. Credit: @globetrotter_journey for InstagramFlying to Japan now may not be possible, but that doesn’t mean there’s no way to satiate our important halal Japanese food cravings. So get a ride and bask in the ultimate Japanese izakaya here at Kingu Kongu now! Itadakimasu! 💃🏽Halal status: Muslim-ownedAddress: 5&7, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (near Dang Wangi LRT station)Opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays
Saturdays and Sundays1pm-11pmClosed on MondaysContact: +60 12-8715456
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